Independence Half Marathon and 5k

5k / Half Marathon

Join us on Sunday, May 5th for the annual Independence Half Marathon & 5k.  The Independence Half Marathon has become one of the Kansas City area’s favorite races over the years.  Known for our HUGE finisher medal and fun quality apparel you are not going to want to miss this one.  (Every Independence Half Marathon participants receive a 6 inch finisher’s medal!)

Race Date
Sunday, May 5th 

Race Location
Blue River Community College (map)
20301 MO-78
Independence, MO 64057

Start Time
7:00 AM

Packet Pick Up
Friday, May 3rd 2:00-5:00 pm
The Running Well Store (map)
6106 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64154

Saturday, May 4th 1:00-4:00 pm
Natural Grocers 
9019 E 48th St,
Independence, MO 64055

*Packet Pickup is also available on race day at the race location from 5:45 to 6:45 AM.

Pacing Group:

Pacing Groups will be provided by SmartPacing and as follows:
1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:35, 2:40, 2:45, 2:50, 2:55, 3:00

*Participants are expected to maintain a pace of 14 minutes per mile. During that time the course is closed to traffic and aid stations are available. If you cannot maintain this pace, you may be asked to move to the sidewalk for the last portion of the race but we will be there cheering you on still at the finish line!

Aid Stations:

Aid stations will be provided approximately every mile of the course and will be stocked with water, refueling snacks, and basic first aid supplies. Aid stations along the Half Marathon course will also provide Gatorade. Port-a-Potties will be located along the course approximately every 2 miles.


Race Pricing & Registration

Independence 5k
$29 through March 10
$32 through April 14
$35 through May 2
$40 at packet pickup/race day
*Virtual Races add $5 for shipping

Independence Half 
$59 through March 10
$64 through April 14

$69 through May 2
$75 at packet pickup/race day
*Virtual Races add $5 for shipping

Youth 5k (12 & Under)
$16 through May 2
$22 at packet pickup and on race day

Kid’s Dash (Free)
Does not include shirt, finisher medal, bib/chip, etc.

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. Contact us for details.

Shirt Cutoff

April 25

*We cannot guarantee a shirt for registrations placed after this date. You are welcome to check back after the start of the race for any unclaimed items.

Cancellation Policy (Adverse Weather, Virtual)

We have a no refund policy, if you can’t make it you can switch to a virtual race and still receive your race swag. Read our full cancellation, adverse weather and virtual policy here.

Race Awards

Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in:

10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

*You must contact us within 2 weeks to arrange pick up of any awards not received.

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 partnering with local charities.

We will be joining Strongpoint Refuge

How You Can Help

Please consider making a monetary donation.