Camp Lake of the Woods in Swope Park, Kansas City, MO, 64132, Missouri, US

Start Date

07/31/2021

Activities: Virtual race 10K, Virtual race 15K, Running only 10K, Running only 15K

We are so excited to offer to the community once again the Run For Raptors. This race is held in one of the nicest trail systems in the greater KC area, Swope Park Trails.  Thanks to all the past participation, this has become the largest annual fundraiser for Friends of Lakeside Nature Center.  The funds raised go towards the wildlife rehabilitation efforts of Lakeside Nature Center.  Initially, the event was started to help build a new housing facility for our amazing Raptor Ambassadors.  Due to its continued success, we all are hoping to break ground this fall!  

This year, we will be offering a few different race types including a "virtual" race. Runners will be able to choose to either participate by running the selected distance of the course by themselves within a one-week time window (7/31/21-8/6/21) and submitting their time, or they can run with a (socially distanced) group during an in-person event on August 7th.

For virtual runners, the trails will be marked at Swope Park, and we will post maps of the different courses on our website. While most "virtual" races allow participants to run wherever they want as long as it is the right distance, because this is a trail run and the specific course is a large part of the experience, we are having everyone run the same trails in Swope Park. Prices for the virtual race are slightly cheaper as Lakeside will provide timing for runners at the in-person event and some snack grab-bags, entertainment, and other services. We have added a 15K race distance option new this year as well! 

Early Bird Prices for Registration between 3/5/21 and 6/24/21. Prices will go up on 6/25/21. 

First Place runners in each distance (excluding walkers) for the *in-person* race will receive free race entry next year!

***IMPORTANT*** This year, we will be having a "cupless" race. In order to be more sustainable, we will not be offering disposable cups at any rehydration stations. Instead, runners must bring their own bottles/reusable cups or purchase some of the reusable silicon cups we will have for sale for $6 at the event. Learn more about why we're going cupless here

Now, for those new to the trail system...this is a trail race that will have a "rain date".  We have to use this if the trails receive too much precipitation making them soft and easily damaged.  This protects all the hard work done by the trail builders and maintains pristine tread that stands up year after year. That date is set for the following Saturday (8/14/21). And since this is a fundraiser, we do not offer refunds. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com

*Due to the heat and that there will be live birds present, we are not allowing dogs on the race. They can, however, come and cheer you on from the side lines as long as they are leashed. 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5k Trail Walk- Virtual

    Participants may complete their virtual walk anytime between 7/31/21 and 8/7/21. You may choose your own race tracking software (FitBit, Strava, Etc,) to record your run and then submit your time. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21. PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, please keep in mind trail conditions when you are choosing which date you would like to complete your virtual walk on. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 7/31/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 00:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $3.29
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.63


  2. 5K Trail Run- Virtual

    Participants may complete their virtual walk anytime between 7/31/21 and 8/7/21. You may choose your own race tracking software (FitBit, Strava, Etc,) to record your run and then submit your time. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21. PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, please keep in mind trail conditions when you are choosing which date you would like to complete your virtual run on. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 7/31/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 00:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.63
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.96


  3. 10K Trail Run- Virtual

    ACTUAL DISTANCE: 6.7 miles Participants may complete their virtual walk anytime between 7/31/21 and 8/7/21. You may choose your own race tracking software (FitBit, Strava, Etc,) to record your run and then submit your time. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21 *This is a very rocky course with steep elevation changes, so please restrict entry to experienced trail runners. PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, please keep in mind trail conditions when you are choosing which date you would like to complete your virtual run on. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 7/31/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 00:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.96
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.30


  4. 15K Trail Run- Virtual

    ACTUAL DISTANCE: 10.7 miles Participants may complete their virtual walk anytime between 7/31/21 and 8/7/21. You may choose your own race tracking software (FitBit, Strava, Etc,) to record your run and then submit your time. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21. *This is a very rocky course with steep elevation changes, so please restrict entry to experienced trail runners. Race map to come! PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, please keep in mind trail conditions when you are choosing which date you would like to complete your virtual run on. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 7/31/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 00:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.30
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $4.64


  5. 5k Trail Walk- In Person

    Walkers will receive a grab-and-go box of snacks. We will also have water set up at different stations throughout the course, but participants must either bring their own drinking vessels or purchase the reusable cups we will have for sale for $6 at the race. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21 PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, there will be a "Rain Date" set for the following week: Saturday, 8/14/21. We do not offer refunds if a cancellation occurs. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 8/7/2021 08:00 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 10:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.96
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.30


  6. 5k Trail Run- In Person

    Runners will receive a grab-and-go box of snacks. We will also have water set up at different stations throughout the course, but participants must either bring their own drinking vessels or purchase the reusable cups we will have for sale for $6 at the race. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21 First place will receive free entry into next year's race. PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, there will be a "Rain Date" set for the following week: Saturday, 8/14/21. We do not offer refunds if a cancellation occurs. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 8/7/2021 08:00 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 10:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.30
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $4.64


  7. 10k Trail Run- In Person

    ACTUAL DISTANCE: 6.7 miles Runners will receive a grab-and-go box of snacks. We will also have water set up at different stations throughout the course, but participants must either bring their own drinking vessels or purchase the reusable cups we will have for sale for $6 at the race. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21. First place will receive free entry into next year's race. *This is a very rocky course with steep elevation changes, so please restrict entry to experienced trail runners. **We will have water stops (all unmanned) so please bring your personal hydration unit (bottles or packs) for this longer run! PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, there will be a "Rain Date" set for the following week: Saturday, 8/14/21. We do not offer refunds if a cancellation occurs. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 8/7/2021 07:30 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 10:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $4.64
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $4.98


  8. 15k Trail Run- In Person

    Runners will receive a grab-and-go box of snacks. We will also have water set up at different stations throughout the course, but participants must either bring their own drinking vessels or purchase the reusable cups we will have for sale for $6 at the race. Shirts can be purchased for an additional fee and order deadline is 7/16/21. First place will receive free entry into next year's race. Race map to come! *This is a very rocky course with steep elevation changes, so please restrict entry to experienced trail runners. **We will have water stops (all unmanned) so please bring your personal hydration unit (bottles or packs) for this longer run! PLEASE NOTE: Since use of these trails during wet conditions can cause irreversible damage, there will be a "Rain Date" set for the following week: Saturday, 8/14/21. We do not offer refunds if a cancellation occurs. For current trail conditions at Swope Park or any other metro area trail, please visit urbantrailco.com
    Activity Starts: 8/7/2021 07:30 - Activity Ends: 8/7/2021 10:00
    Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt, heather royal, Bella Canvas
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/25/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $4.98
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 01:01
      Registration closes : 8/6/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $55.00
      Processing fee : $5.31


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