6k for 60 years!


When: Saturday, May 12th

Race Time: 8:00am

Where: Heartland Center
16965 NW 45 Hwy
Parkville, MO 64152

Join us as we celebrate our 60th year of ministry at Heartland Center! This fun run will take you on the many trails of Heartland; through the horse pasture, down killer hill, past the dining hall, on the Nettleton trail... you'll see it all! 

Runners of all levels are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. All participants will receive a hand-made wooden finisher medal! 

Packet Pickup: 

Friday, May 11th, 9:00am- 7:00pm

Conference Center Lobby
Heartland Center
16965 NW 45 Hwy
Parkville, MO 64152

Saturday, May 12th, 6:45am- 7:45am

Conference Center Lobby
Heartland Center
16965 NW 45 Hwy
Parkville, MO 64152

Registration Fees:

All race finishers will receive a short sleeve t-shirt, 60th Anniversary sticker, finisher medal, and free cinnamon roll after the race.
***Must register by April 23rd to guarantee shirt size.


$25- Through April 12th

$30- Through May 12th

Families of 3+ persons

$20- Through April 12th 

$25- Through May 12th

Race Day Parking:

Parking will be in the main lot right of the Conference Center.

Parking attendants will direct cars to overflow parking if needed.  

course map:

The course begins at the Craft Lodge.

Course is primarily trails -dirt, gravel, rough/loose rock- with about 1/4 mile on pavement. Course is fun, challenging, and hilly, boasting over 600 feet of elevation gain. 

Water stations and first aid will be at miles 0, 1, 2, and 3.

Click here to see course map. 

Can't make it to heartland?

If you can't make the trek to Heartland Center on race day, we'd still love for you to run with us wherever you are! 

To participate from afar in the virtual 6K, click here to register. We'll send you a race kit including a bib number, short sleeve t-shirt, 60th Anniversary sticker, finisher medal, and more. 

After that, just run 6K anytime on Saturday, May 12th. Then, post a photo of yourself with your bib on social media and use the hashtag #heartland6k

***Must register by Friday, April 12th to guarantee shirt size and receive your race kit in time for the race. Shipping to United States only.

6K Training Program:

New runner? No problem! Click here for a 6-week beginners training program. 


Join us for a family friendly, easy 1 mile walk/run. We'll begin at 9:00am. Fun for all ages! No registration required.

Starting location TBD.

***T-shirts, medals, prizes, and cinnamon rolls will not be awarded for participation in the 1 mile family fun walk/run.

Volunteers NEEDED:

Interested in volunteering for the race? Click here. 



results and photos:

Refund policy:

Registration fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year, another person, or another Heartland Center event. Once your registration entry has been received, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. The race director reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if weather conditions pose a danger to the participants


Email Emma Acker at Hospitality@HeartlandCenter.org or call the office at (816) 891-1078.