Memorial Day March 5k / 10k / 1 Mile Walk
Join us on Saturday May 27th for the annual Memorial Day March 5k and 10k at Grain Valley Middle School. The Memorial Day March is a summer themed themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes a costume contest, free kids dash, great post race food, and plenty of fun activities and vendors! You are not going to want to miss this one. All Memorial Day March 5k & 10k race participants will receive:
- Chip-timed run on a Garmin-certified course with live results
- Custom event shirt (must register by deadline date)
- Custom 3″ finisher medal for all 5k and 10k participants
- Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (every 5 years)
- Free race pictures (with searchable bib)
- Custom race bib
- Special youth pricing for 12 and under
The Memorial Day March is part of the Bodies Holiday Race Series. Sign up for the whole series for big discounts and member’s only perks. To learn more about the series or sign up: click here. Can’t make a race, sign up for the virtual race option.
Race Location & Course Map:
Grain Valley Middle School (map)
901 E Ryan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029
Race Start Time:
The Memorial Day March 5k & 10k will start at 8:00 AM
Race Packet Pickup:
Friday, May 26th from 12 to 6 PM at the Running Well Store (map)
418 SW Hwy 291 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Packets can also be picked up on race morning from 6:45 to 7:30 AM.
Race Pricing & Registration:
Memorial Day March 5k & 10k fees are the same
- $28 through Apr 2
- $32 through May 7
- $35 through May 25
- $40 at packet pickup and on race day
*Virtual Race entries will have a $5 charge for shipping.
Youth (12 & Under) – if they want t-shirt, finisher medal, bib otherwise they can run in the kids dash for free!
- $16 through May 25
- $22 at packet pickup and on race day
Volunteers – can’t run or have someone coming to cheer you on, we are always looking for help! It’s rewarding and we will reward you with a free entry for helping out! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
*You must register by May 21st to be guaranteed a shirt, we cannot guarantee a shirt or size for registrations placed after this date.
- Register Online Now!
- Sign up at Bodies Health & Fitness studio in Lee’s Summit
- Mail in a paper registration (download here) to 1100 SE Century Dr Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Race Day Activities Schedule:
We aim to provide a great race experience by keeping everything organized and on time. If any adjustments need to be made we will make announcements to keep you up-to-date. Thanks for your understanding and support.
- 6:45-7:30 – Packet pickup & race day registration
- 7:40 – DJ led, fun warm up
- 7:45 – Costume contest
- 7:50 – Kids dash
- 8:00 5k and 10k race start
Immediately following your finish you will have live results, post race snacks, and finisher medals waiting for you!
Prizes for the Memorial Day March will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5k and 10k races. The age categories are: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
*Awards not picked up on race day will be available at the Running Well Store in Lee’s Summit starting on Monday following the race. You can pickup during normal business hours: M-F 10-7pm, Sat 10-6pm and Sun 12-5pm. You have 2 weeks to pick up your awards.
Our mission at Bodies Race Company is to make a positive impact in our community. We do this by providing a healthy activity for the whole family and benefiting local charities. The Memorial Day March has teamed up with the “Run for Rachel 5k”. The Run for Rachel is a run in loving memory of Rachel House Hudson. Rachel was a Grain Valley native where she attend all 13 years of school and was active in many organizations including but not limited to cheer leading, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, choir, track, National Honors Society and many more.
Following high school Rachel continued her education at Northwest Missouri State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Corporate Fitness and became an athletic trainer. In May of 2002, Rachel married her college sweetheart, David Hudson. One month after her wedding, Rachel’s life ended in an automobile accident as she was driving home from work. Because of her faith in Jesus Christ and the decision to trust Him as her Savior, we know that Rachel is now spending eternity in Heaven. Each year since her death, a faith-based scholarship has been awarded to a Grain Valley High School senior in memory of Rachel. June of 2015 marks the 13th anniversary of her tragic death, and her family wants to honor her memory and increase this scholarship. We invite you to come out, run or walk, and share in Rachel’s passion of fitness.