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Share Your Pilgrim Run Time with Us!

Step one: Decide if you'd like to run in-person or virtual this year. Then register for the 2021 In-Person or Virtual Pilgrim Run 5K here.

Step two: receive your confirmation email with a link that can use to submit your run results online. Or just click here.

Step three: run your race! Run a 5K wherever you want, any time between October 15 - November 30, 2021.

Step four: submit your results to us via your email link. Can't find your email? No problem! Here is the link.

Step five: share a celebratory finish photo with us by posting it to Facebook or Instagram and tagging us @pilgrimrunkc and including the hashtag #pilgrimrun2021 

Questions? Please contact our Race Director, Amelia McDaniel, at, or (816) 753-6719.


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 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 pivoted our services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, partnered with the Kansas City Community Gardens, and distributed 1,500+ free food plants to people in our community, including fresh kitchen and medicinal herbs and salad greens. We offered concerts and dance performances at our Pilgrim Labyrinth & Butterfly Garden, and we will continue to tailor our programming to the needs of our community as we enter the uncertainty of 2021.

When is packet pick-up? 

Packet pick up is Monday, November 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame de Sion Grade School, just behind the Pilgrim Chapel, at 3823 Locust Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64109. Click here for more information about packet pick-up. If you cannot pick up your packet, we can mail it to you for an additional $6.00 fee. Email 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 2020 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 #pilgrimrun2020 Click here for more information about submitting your results to us.

Can I bring my dog while I run my 5k for the 2020 Virtual Pilgrim Run?
Sure! Anything goes for a virtual event! Just be sure to get him/her in your finish photo and share it with us on social media! @pilgrimrunkc #pilgrimrun2020

Can I push my child in a stroller while I run my 5k for the 2020 Virtual Pilgrim Run?
Sure! Anything goes for a virtual event! Just be sure to get that kiddo in your finish photo and share it with us on social media! @pilgrimrunkc #pilgrimrun2020

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 Sponsorship Committee chair, Scott Burnett, at to obtain sponsorship information.

Will there be any live activities for the 2020 Virtual Pilgrim Run 5K on Thanksgiving Day?

There will be NO in-person event this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will live stream on our Facebook page @pilgrimrunkc at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Tune in for a ten-year anniversary celebration featuring our Emcee, Missouri Representative Greg Razer, and a warm up routine by PR Project's Nick Pigg. We'll share your finish photos and the best times submitted so far, and we'll award prizes for some of our favorite submissions. You won't want to miss it!

Share Your Pilgrim Run Photos!

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

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