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A new running event is coming to the Kansas City area June 30...
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"I loved the Double," says Cindy. "It was a very fun race. I plan to do it again," says Abel. "Will I run it again?...In a heartbeat!" stated Tim. "I loved every minute of it. This is a very unique event that I feel would be appealing to runners of all levels," said Tyson. "Really enjoyed the recovery zone," stated Kevin.
Only the second Double Road Race (10k + 5k) ever held in America, it’s altogether fitting that the location is Overland Park, Kan., where Bob Anderson, creator of the Double, was raised.
This event will also mark the return to Kansas for special guest Billy Mills, Olympic hero and 10, 000m gold medalist, who went to high school and college in Kansas.
The Overland Park area is known for the luscious colors that give the town its beauty. The course for this race features clean, wide roads shaded over by trees that hovered over the campgrounds of soldiers during the Civil War and Native American settlements of the Colonial American era. Overland Park has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States, and now it hosts the Double Road Race. Billy Mills, Bob Anderson, the second Double ever held in America! This is an historic event no runner should miss!
Double Road Race Overland Park
When: Sunday June 30, 2013
Where: Overland Park, Kansas (20 min west of Kansas City)
Start/Finish: Corporate Woods, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Events: Overland Park Double Road Race (10K + 5K), Bob Anderson's Kids' Cup Mile (13 and under), Double Road Race Team Competition (Top 3 runners score)
Overland Park Double Schedule:
Friday June 28, 2013
6:30pm Double Welcome Party and Billy Mills 75th birthday party (hosted by the KC Track Club)
Saturday June 29, 2013
8:00am Double Road Race Warmup run at Garry Gribble Running Sports, lead by Bob Anderson
8:00am-5:00pm Packet Pick Up at Garry Gribble Running Sports, 11908 W 119th St. (In the Stoll Park Shopping Center)
8:00am-5:00pm Weekend registration at Garry Gribble Running Sports
8:00am-Noon Come meet Billy Mills at Garry Gribble Running Sports
7:30pm - Special VIP event at DoubleTree Hotel
Sunday June 30, 2013
6:00am-7:00am Same day registration
7:30am Double Road Race 10K leg
9:15am Double Road Race 5K leg
10:00am Bob Anderson's Kids Cup Mile (13 and under)
10:30am Double Road Race Awards Ceremony
Race Weekend Registration - Bob Anderson's Kids Cup Mile $25, Overland Park Double Road Race $60
The Double Road Race entry fee covers: Official race t-shirt, special tote bag, full-color race program, entry into the Recovery Zone, special finisher's medal for all finishers, special Double two-sided performance medals to the top five in each age group, and the opportunity to win some of the prize money ($4,000) for overall and age-group winners.
Click on program or here to see the whole program.
Come Meet and Speak with Running Legend and American Hero Billy Mills
"I remember watching the 1964 Tokyo Olympics," says Bob Anderson. "I watched Billy Mills shock the world when he won the 10,000m gold medal. It was so inspiring and I knew then that running would be part of my life forever."
"Final filming for A Long Run, a documentary, will be completed in Overland Park," says film director Michael Anderson. "This is your chance to be part of this important film featuring Bob Anderson's 50-Race Challenge in 2012."
"I am so exited that my wife, Pat, and I are coming back to Kansas for the Overland Park Double," says Billy Mills. "I met Bob when he was publishing Runner's World and I am offering my support to his new sport. See you at the Double."