This year’s Garmin Marathon will take place April 22. Shane Keyser |

Race guide: A list of Kansas City-area runs/walks this spring

April is for spring showers — and 5Ks.

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming runs/walks — from duathlons to marathons — to help you plan your running/walking fun.

Good luck!

April 8

▪ God’s Country Off Road Duathlon, Lawrence.

▪ MCC-Blue River All for the Children 5K, Metropolitan Community College-Blue River.

▪ Rock the Parkway half-marathon and 5K, Burns & McDonnell.

▪ Heart Healthy Day dog-friendly 5K, Bar K Lab, West Bottoms.

April 15

▪ Easter Egg 5K and Lil’ Bunny Fun Run, Southcreek Office Park, Overland Park.

▪ Easter Escapade 5K and 10K, Unity Village.

▪ Redneck Run 5K, Lone Elm Park, Olathe.

April 22

▪ Brave Run 5K, Belinder Elementary School, Prairie Village.

▪ Bulldog Bolt 5K and 1 mile, Mission Trail Elementary, Leawood.

▪ Color Vibe 5K, Berkley River Front Park.

▪ Garmin Marathon (plus half-marathon, 10K and kids’ run), Kansas 10 and Ridgeview Road, Olathe.

▪ Lucy Franklin Elementary 5K, Lucy Franklin Elementary, Blue Springs.

▪ Our Wealth Is Our Health 5K, Jesse James Park, Kearney.

April 23

▪ 5K Wedding Run/Walk, Ritz Charles, Overland Park.

▪ Northland Half Marathon and 5K, E.H. Young Riverfront Park.

▪ Picture This Family 5K, Zona Rosa.

April 29

▪ Corinth Dragon Dash 1 mile and 5K, Corinth Elementary School, Leawood.

▪ Foundations 5K (plus 1.5 run/walk), Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

▪ Noah’s Crown Town 5K, Corporate Woods.

▪ Triangle 5K, 9701 Marion Drive.

April 30

▪ Miles for Meals 2K and 5K, Zona Rosa.

▪ Queen’s 5K Romp, Candle Queen Candles, Leavenworth.

▪ Trolley Run 4 Mile, 75th and Wornall.

May 6

▪ Cinco de Mayo 5-Qué (5K), Guadalupe Center.

▪ Independence Park Trot 5K run/walk, Waterfall Park.

▪ Kansas City Corporate Challenge 5K, Burns and McDonnell.

▪ Paw Valley Festival 5K, South Park, Lawrence.

▪ PurpleStride Kansas City 5K run/walk, Theis Park.

▪ Sophie’s Run 5K, Lake Waukomis.

▪ Temple Run 5K, Kansas City Temple.

▪ Tower 2 Tower 5K, WaterOne Administrative Offices, Lenexa.

▪ TWV Global 6K for Water, Unity Village.

May 7

▪ Independence Half Marathon and 5K, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence.

▪ LAKC Run for Justice 5K, Theis Park.

▪ Outpacing Melanoma 5K, Corporate Woods.

▪ Woofstock 5K, Zona Rosa.

May 13

▪ Christmas in May 5K, English Landing Park, Parkville.

▪ HP3 5K, 10K and 15K, Heritage Park, Olathe.

▪ Platte County Mother’s Day 5K, Platte Ridge Park, Platte City.

May 14

▪ KC Express Mother’s Day 5K, Corporate Woods.

▪ KC Triathlon, Longview Lake.

May 20

▪ Kansas City Corporate Challenge half-marathon, Southcreek Business Park, Overland Park.

▪ Kern 704 Blue Run 7.04 miles (plus 5K), College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe.

▪ Turkey Creek Festival 5K, Irene B. French Community Center, Merriam.

May 21

▪ KC Timber Challenge 5K, Bonner Springs.

▪ MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5K, Leawood.

▪ Run for Little Hearts 5K and 10K, Arrowhead Stadium.

▪ Triumph Over Tragedy 5K, Garmin International, Olathe.

May 27

▪ Castle on the Hill 5K, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.

▪ Run for Rachel 5K and 10K, Grain Valley Middle School, Grain Valley.

June 3

▪ Arrowhead 5K, Arrowhead Stadium.

June 10

▪ Heroes for Hospice 5K, REI in Prairiefire, Overland Park.

▪ Kansas City Dirty Duo 5K, Unity Village.

▪ Miles Against Melanoma 5K, Gregory O. Grounds Park, Blue Springs.

June 11

▪ Color Storm 5K, English Landing Park, Parkville.

▪ Rise Up Against Addiction 5K, Arrowhead Stadium.