Pee Wee's Run
Kicking off National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Pee Wee’s Run is named after KC Mothers in Charge Founder and Executive Director Rosilyn Temple’s son, Antonio “Pee Wee” Thompson, who was found murdered in his apartment in 2011. This 5K event will kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a week dedicated to promoting victims' rights and honoring crime victims.
I'm inviting our Sisters in Blue to show up and show out in blue on behalf of our families that have lost their children to violence on the streets of Kansas City.
*Registration for any of the events below is FREE for anyone who has lost a family member to homicide. Please contact our office at 816-912-2601 to sign up for the event(s) of your choice.
7:40 a.m. Pee Wee's Dash (Children 6 and under): A true "Pee Wee" event. A fun un-timed 100-yard dash to the finish line for our children! All children who finish will receive a prize!
8:00 a.m. Pee Wee's Run 5K (Ages 7 and up): A chip-timed run/walk. All 5K registrants will receive a race-day T-shirt. Awards given to top 3 male/female age group, top overall male/female, top stroller male/female, and top wheelchair male/female finishers. The 5K route will begin at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, pass by Pee Wee’s old apartment and end at the starting location. There is a nice long downhill to the finish line! Strollers and wheelchairs welcome!
8:45 a.m. Remembrance Walk (All ages welcome): The Remembrance Walk will begin at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and end at the Spirit of Freedom Fountain. The Remembrance Walk will celebrate and honor lives lost to violence in Kansas City. Registration is FREE for the Remembrance Walk. Participants who would like a T-shirt must purchase one during registration.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Post-Race Celebration of Life: A post-race celebration of life will take place in the park area surrounding the Spirit of Freedom Fountain. There will be food, music, and special appearances from mascots of various Kansas City sports teams. Bring the whole family to have some fun!
April 07, 2019
8am - 11am
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
3700 Blue Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64130
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