KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly 5,000 people woke up early Saturday morning and laced up their running shoes for the Rock the Parkway 5k and half-marathon.
Runners took off around 7:30 a.m., starting and finishing at Burns & McDonnell.
The event will benefit Children's Mercy, which will receive at least $15,000 from the event as well as a portion of the registration fee.
Participant registrations were up 55% for this year's run compared to 2021, according to the KC Running Company.