Running Shop Kansas City KS

Local resource for running shops in Kansas City. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running apparel and fitness gear, as well as advice and content on running.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 432-3945
Merriam Town Center
Merriam, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 436-3524
Zona Rosa New Urban Retail Center
Kansas City, MO
 
Catholic Soccer Camps
12561 Hemlock, Second Floor
Overland Park, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 407-1111
Liberty Triangle
Liberty, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 254-9196
North Ridge Plaza
Olathe, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 363-1198
Ward Parkway Mall
Kansas City, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(913) 661-0200
11801 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 350-0089
17730 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 525-3006
Summit Woods Crossing
Lee's Summit, MO
 
Cabelas Inc #008
(913) 328-0322
10300 Cabela Dr
Kansas City, KS
 

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond
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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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Viola Family Foundation Eisenhower Marathon
April
Abilene, KS
eisenhowermarathon@yahoo.com
http://www.eisenhowermarathon.com
Runners at the Eisenhower Marathon and Half Marathon wind through the territory south of Abilene that cattlemen followed when bringing their herds to Abilene on the Chisholm Trail in the 1800s. All paved course, mostly flat and fast, USATF sanctioned and certified, code #KSO 2046BG, 2012 Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Safety & Health Council of Western MO & KS Gobbler Grind Marathon
November
Overland Park, KS
gobblergrind@aol.com
http://www.gobblergrindmarathon.com
Kansas Marathon
April
Lawrence, KS
info@kansasmarathon.com
http://www.kansasmarathon.com
The 2011 Kansas Marathon is proud to be held in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas on April 17th, 2011. Join runners from across the Midwest on a tour of Lawrence. Runners will be treated to a challenging tour of the University of Kansas, Oread Neighborhood, and West Lawrence before finishing at the Shenk Sports Complex through a spectacular finish chute! Please stay tuned for more details as the date nears! USATF certified courses.All Kansas Marathon courses travel through several Lawrence landmarks including, West Lawrence, Oread Neighborhood and Kansas University.Shenk Sports Complex. (23rd and Iowa Street - Lawrence, Kansas)
Rockin K Trail Marathon
April
Kanopolis State Park, KS, KS
rockinkrd@ksultrarunners.org
http://www.ksultrarunners.org/
The KUS 24/48 hour UltraMarathon was held at Camp Hiawatha in Wichita Kansas on May 3-5, 1996. The 48 hour event started at 8:00 p.m. on May 3rd with the 24 starting at 8:00 p.m. on the 4th. With Mother Nature, making a brief appearance,by sending a mini-hurricane to remind them we were in Kansas in the spring, , the KUS orginizers recovered quickly and had taken a few more steps down the trail toward the KUS mission. The successful results of KUS' second event brought in a few more members and KUS family continued to grow.
Garmin Olathe Marathon
April
Olathe, KS
Aholverson@olathe.org
http://www.olathemarathon.com
The Olathe Kids Marathon was created to promote health and fitness in children. The marathon program is structured to allow children, kindergarten through sixth grade, to complete a full 26.2 mile marathon at a pace that is fun and safe for their growing bodies one mile at a time. The Greater Kansas City YMCA has developed a training program that will take the Kid's Marathon participant from zero to 26.2 total miles in 16 weeks. The first 25 miles will be, ran or walked in quarter, half or one mile increments, on a safe secure route designated by parents, coaches, mentors or teachers. The final 1.2 miles of the marathon will be completed on race day, Saturday, April 10, 2010. This year's event will be held at the Garmin facility at 151st and Ridgeview Streets with an age/grade wave start beginning at 7:30 AM. The Olathe YMCA is allowing children participating in the marathon and their families to use the YMCA for free on Sundays.While training, mileage tracking will be on the "honor" system and kids will get the most and be prepared for the marathon by tracking their miles honestly. Daily record keeping is a task that kids and parents can chart to monitor progress toward their mileage goals. A PDF version of the training program and tracking chart can be found on the Olathe Marathon's website www.olathemarathon.com under the "Kid's Marathon" button.
Patriots' Run
September
Olathe, KS
tonydrew@everestkc.net
http://www.patriotsrun.us
The Patriots Run is an annual event held to commemorate the tragic events of September 11th 2001. With this event we remember, not only those victims who were lost, but also those soldiers, police, firefighters and others who served this country both on that day and every day thereafter. In this way we honor all the people who work to insure that this tragedy never repeats itself. In our logo the 2 blue stripes on the left represent the Twin Towers. The 5 red stripes stand for the armed forces, police, fire fighters, emergency personnel and their families. This is a unique event designed by the committee, running community, sponsors and others. It is a 9 hour and 11 minute run/walk that begins at noon. Participants can be either solo or teams. You can join us at noon and stay the entire time or join us at any time during the event. You can run as much as you wish. Some people join us at the start, leave for a while and come back later. The flexibility is there to let you design your own event--anything from a lap or 2 to an ultra run. You can also opt for the certified marathon.
Via Christi Health Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon
October
Wichita, KS
roger@wichitasports.com
http://www.prairiefiremarathon.com/
Mizuno Free State Trail Marathon
April
Lawrence, KS
badbendrs@yahoo.com
http://www.psychowyco.com/id1.html
Loop course on rocky, rooty, and hilly trails. 100%single-track trails. Time limit: 17 hours for 100K and for the 40-Mile. Estimated Participants: 200+. 4th Annual. Amenities: Hot showers nearby and post-race food.Courses are on unpaved, 100% single-track trails, with rocks, exposed roots and beautiful woods; mostly shaded. Note: A large portion of the 2009 race's net proceeds will go to the Kansas Trails Council exclusively for the Clinton North Shore Trails "Friends of the Trail" Fund. If you would like to donate more to the fund, please write a check for race day to "Friends of the Trail Fund."