Rock the Parkway Half Marathon
Ward Parkway
Kansas City , MO 64114
United States of America

To donate to Jenna Nelson's fundraising for Rock the Parkway Half Marathon where the funds all go to Childrens Mercy please visit and donate via this link: https://runsignup.com/wbrcrunner ***Lets get together and get Jenna to her fundraising goal***

Join your Waldo Brookside Rotary team as we join together and volunteer course monitors for Rock the Parkway Half marathon as it runs through our part of Kansas City.  The race starts at 7am in front of the main entrance in Burns and McDonnell and tranverses along Ward Parkway and through the neighborhood and circles around Loose Park and returns back to Burns and McDonnell where the finish line is.  

THE ASK: Course monitors:

You will be a course monitor along the course route along Ward Parkway or within the neighborhood neighboring Loose Park and your job will be to insure traffic does not enter the race route and that participants are safe. You will need to be at your assigned intersection by 6:30 am. You should see your first participant around 7:30 am and your last participant around 8:30 am. When you see the trail car you are then free to go (should be 10am at the very latest depending on your assigned location)

PLEASE SIGN UP HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MO/KansasCity/rocktheparkway

***If you sign up to volunteer, please contact Phil Alvarado via runningnavyvet@gmail.com so that I can get you your volunteer shirt for your service**BONUS: After the event and giving your time as a volunteer, you will be entitled and given a free entry to a KC Running Company hosted 5K event in the near future for your use or to give to a friend/neighbor or family member. 


ABOUT Rock the Parkway 5K/Half Marathon

Rock the Parkway has become the premier half marathon in Kansas City and one of the largest and most popular half marathons in the Midwest! Hosted by Burns & McDonnell since the beginning in 2010, the Rock the Parkway half marathon and 5K offer many features that continue to make it a fan favorite:

  • Amazing route along scenic Ward Parkway that has been voted “Best Race Course in Kansas City”
  • One of the largest, coolest half marathon finisher medals you’ll find
  • Free searchable and downloadable high-quality photos
  • Personalized race bibs
  • A convenient bag drop located at the front drive of the Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters
  • A wave start for the half marathon