Race and state #: Kansas City Half Marathon, #10
Date of race: October 19, 2019
My husband and I went to Kansas City for a long weekend in October to visit my dad and run the Kansas City Half Marathon. If you aren’t familiar with KC, it sits on the border of Kansas and Missouri, but the race we did was all on the Missouri side. It was very confusing for someone not living there! One minute you’re driving around in Kansas, the next in Missouri! We couldn’t keep up.
Living in Southern California now, we don’t get much rain. So when my husband and I woke up on race morning to it raining, we were not prepared. The race started in downtown Kansas City, near Union Station.
I honestly couldn’t tell you where it went from there, but the course was nice. We went through more or downtown, what I imagine were some suburbs, and the Jazz district. There were definitely a good bit of hills, but I felt prepared for them. And through it all it rained. For a couple minutes it’d be pouring, then a light rain and back to pouring again. But despite being a weakling from SoCal, I loved it. We fully embraced the rain and jumped in as many puddles as we could! Downside of running in the rain (besides being freeeezing after)? Hair = a literal rats nest.
It was not fun to try to brush that out after.
Overall the race was fun! There was a full marathon too, and as we were driving home after the race, we saw the runners out. The course looked like an out and back for the 2nd half of it. It was in a pretty residential area, but I think I might have gone a little crazy with that out and back.
And my FAVORITE part of any race? The post race meal. Kansas City Joe’s BBQ for the win! Highly recommend this if you are ever in KC. Get the Z-man sandwich and don’t hold back on the fries. I’m drooling just looking at this now.
What’s your favorite post race meal?
Do you like or dislike running in the rain?