Welcome to The Runner's Edge

Kansas City's Premier Fitness and Running Training Program

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Started in 1997, The Runner’s Edge Training Program has evolved into a highly effective and positive way to train. Whether you are a beginner or veteran, you will benefit from the experience of Coach Eladio Valdez, the mutual support and camaraderie of fellow runners and walkers, the convenience of marked, scenic courses along with aid stations, and the unique structure of our high reward/low risk training schedules to help you achieve your dreams. Simply put, get or stay in great shape and have fun doing it while making some lifelong friends!

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Training Programs

Join us year-round for our comprehensive schedule, featuring tailored programs to suit all seasons. From our Spring Program running from late January to early June, including a mid-spring session from April to mid-June for those seeking warmer climates, to our Fall Program from late June to late October, with a mid-fall option from late August to October, along with winter sessions starting from mid-November to mid-Jan. Enhance your performance with our Tuesday speed sessions and stay in top form with our Thursday Mobility & Strength Classes aimed at optimizing your running abilities, and achieve your goals. All abilities are welcome with pace groups that range from 7 to 15 minutes a mile along with walkers, with mileage options of 1 to 22 miles, and for schedules for 5K’s to ultramarathons. Enjoy our complimentary four mile fun runs from the lightwell KC building in downtown KCMO on select Wednesday evenings!

Runner's Hub

The Runner's Hub, your go-to destination for all things to kickstart your running journey or take your skills to the next level. Discover how to get started and compelling reasons to join our vibrant community of runners, striving for the same thing you are striving for! Explore our local health directory connecting you with Kansas City-based medical and sports medicine professionals. Delve into our FAQs section for answers to common queries, tips for training, and tune into our podcast features for insightful discussions on all things running. Plus, dive into fascinating running facts that will keep you inspired and informed every step of the way.

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The power of numbers are incredible. Join us for a complimentary group run to try out the Runner’s Edge and experience the best running community Kansas City has to offer. 

A Quick Summary of what We are all about


Outside of our great training programs, Runner’s Edge of Kansas City has supplied hundreds of fitness events with a solid Pace Team.

SmartPacers are an all star team of seasoned runners, specially trained to help you meet your goal. Line up with one of our free teams at the start and we will do our best to guide you to the finish on time, with a proven SmartPace strategy, good clock management, inspiration, coaching and a lot of fun. Their love of running and positive personalities will help to make the most of your half or full marathon.

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