Candy Cane Course North 5K

December 8th

Sponsored by North Kansas City Hospital

The Candy Cane Course has two locations.  This page has the North race details.  Click here to see our other location & date.  ->Run both and get 2 hoodies (Navy & Red) and get 2 special medals!

Join us on Saturday, December 8th for the annual Candy Cane Course 5k (formally the Christmas Light Run 5k) North Kansas City. The Candy Cane Course is a Christmas themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes a costume contest, photos with Santa, 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 Candy Cane Course 5k race participants will receive:

  • Chip-timed run on a Garmin-certified course with live results
  • Town favorite – custom event hoodie!  (must register by November 29th)
  • Custom 3″ finisher medal for all 5k participants
  • Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (every 5 years)
  • Free race pictures
  • Custom race bib
  • Special youth pricing for 12 and under

The Candy Cane Course 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, Parking & Course Map

North Kansas City City Hall (map)

5K Course

Race Start Time:

The Candy Cane Course 5k will start at 5:30 PM

Race Packet Pickup:

Friday, December 7th from 12 to 6 PM at the YMCA North Kansas City (map)
Packets can also be picked up on race day from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the YMCA

Race Pricing & Registration:

The Candy Cane Course 5k fees are

  • $32 through Oct 15
  • $35 through Nov 19
  • $38 through Dec 6
  • $42 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! *Youth receive a soft-style cotton shirt

  • $16 through Dec 13
  • $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! Contact us for details.

*You must register by November 29th to be guaranteed a shirt, we cannot guarantee a shirt or size for registrations placed after this date.

Registration Options:

  1. Register Online Now!
  2. Sign up at Bodies Health & Fitness studio in Lee’s Summit

*Paid registrations cannot be refunded or transferred, see our cancellation policy here. You are welcome to switch to a virtual race entry, up until race day, and still get your shirt, medal & bib but you must come pick them up at packet pickup or arrange a time to pick them up at our studio.

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

  • 4:00-5:00 – Packet pickup & race day registration
  • 5:10 – DJ led, fun warm up
  • 5:15 – Costume contest
  • 5:20 – Kids dash
  • 5:30 – 5k race start

Immediately following your finish you will have live results, post-race snacks, and finisher medals waiting for you!

Race Awards:

Prizes for the Candy Cane Course will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5k race. 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 Bodies Health & Fitness starting on Monday following the race. You can pick up during normal business hours: M-F 9-5pm, Sat 8-10am.  You have 2 weeks to pick up your awards.

Charity Partner:

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. We want everyone to have a great time and invest in their health but we are also calling on our great community to help those in need.  The Candy Cane Course North race benefits the YMCA learn to swim program. Proceeds will support scholarships that allow all kids to have the opportunity to learn life-saving swim and safety skills. To learn more about the program please click here.

Race Sponsors: