Pilgrim Run

2021 Pilgrim Run 5K!

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Costume Contest Winner

Post-Race Update:

The Eleventh Annual Pilgrim Run 5K on Thanksgiving Day was another amazing race for the books! Click here to view the results. 

This year's first place winner was Henry Acorn, freshman at Academie Lafayette. At 18:53, he was the fastest overall!

General Race Information

The race begins at 9:00 a.m. The start and finish (both southbound) are just north of the Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Road. 

• The course takes runners and walkers along Gillham Road, through the Hyde Park neighborhood, and past Hyde Park the park.
• All in-person 5K participants (runners & walkers) are chip timed.
• The course has been certified by the USATF.

5K runners and walkers will receive a long sleeve color T-shirt (shirts not guaranteed if registering after Nov. 14).
Age Groups: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-84, 85+.

First, second, and third place medals are awarded in each division, and Male and Female Masters each are awarded a custom-engraved stainless steel Yeti travel cup.

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Children's Dash for kids 8 & under is held at the conclusion of the 5K run and walk. Divisions are: 4 & Under, 5-6, and 7-8. The younger two divisions run 100 yards and the older division runs 200 yards. Dash participants receive a T-shirt (not guaranteed if registering after Nov. 14).

Course Map

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Registration is available online and by mail. 

Pilgrim Run FAQs

I registered but can’t participate. Can I transfer my registration to next year or give it to a friend?
No. We’re sorry, but there are no refunds and registrations must be used this year by the person who registered.

I have friends who would like to help. How can they volunteer?
That’s great! Ask them to email us at pilgrim@pilgrimcenterinc.org. We'll put them to work!

What charitable organization will my participation benefit?
ALL PROCEEDS (not canned food collected, not a percentage of profits, but ALL PROCEEDS) of the Pilgrim Run 5K benefit the community programs of the Pilgrim Center. Each year the Center presents free programming like the Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday and the month-long Hyde Park Film Festival, Fridays in June. This year we partnered with the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department to add monthly concerts in our Pilgrim Labyrinth & Butterfly Garden and Cornerstones of Care to raise awareness about issues facing foster children in our communities.

When is packet pick-up? 

Packet pick up is Wednesday, November 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame de Sion Grade School, 3823 Locust Street, just behind the Pilgrim Chapel. If you cannot pick up your packet, we can mail it to you for an additional $6.00 fee. Email pilgrim@pilgrimcenterinc.org for more information about having your packet mailed to you.

How do I submit my results for my virtual 5K?

Once you have registered for the 2021 Virtual Pilgrim Run 5K, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to submit your results. Don't forget to share those finish photos to Facebook or Instagram and tag us @pilgrimrunkc and include the hashtag #pilgrimrun2021 Click here for more information about submitting your results to us.

Can I bring my dog to the Pilgrim Run 5k in-person event on Thanksgiving Day?
Sorry, no. We love our fur babies, too, but dogs can be problematic when lining up for the race.

Can I push my child in a stroller at the in-person Pilgrim Run?
Sure! We just ask that you line up near the back of the group, with the walkers.

I would like to support the Pilgrim Run/Walk and the Pilgrim Center. How can I sign on as a sponsor?
Sponsorships are available from the Supporter Level at $100 up to the Title Sponsor Level at $5,000. Please contact our Race Director, Amelia McDaniel, at amelia@pilgrimcenterinc.org to obtain sponsorship information.


Please Thank

Our Sponsors!

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Share Your Pilgrim Run Photos!

Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram and tag us @pilgrimrunkc