2022 Accept Zero Run, Walk, and Virtual 5K ..


Kids Fun Run : Kids Race
Running : Kids Run
5K Run/Walk :
Running : Run 3.1 Miles
  • Race Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Start Time: 8:30 am
  • Address: 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive
  • City/State/Zip:Independence, Missouri 64055
  • Country: USA

The 2022 Accept Zero Run, Walk, and Virtual 5K:

What is Accept Zero About?

This event, taking place for the first time at Waterfall Park, will open the opportunity to acknowledge the reality of suicide, those that we've lost, those that have survived, encourage dialogue and conversation, and begin to shift the culture, perceptions and beliefs regarding suicide. Together, we can spread the message that suicide is preventable and the support is out there. Let us take the pledge to accept zero! #AcceptZero Money raised from this event will be used for increased training and education throughout the community on suicide - warning signs, assessing, referring, and supporting. Additionally, funds will also be available to those individuals who may be experiencing thoughts to end their life so that they can seek support and treatment without the additional worry about finances which may include rent due to eviction notices, utilities being shut off, basic needs due to loss of income, no insurance, and past due medical/hospital bills.

Race Details:

Accept Zero 5k : Ages 10 and up to be timed runner/walker. Swag bags to include; race day t-shirt(shirt not guaranteed after March 15th!) and Accept Zero wrist bands.  Youth Fun Run (Ages 12 and under) – 8:30am - Join Kansas City Chief's mascot KC WOLF for an exciting dash to the finish with our Youth Fun Run. Children ages 12 and under will race a 100-yard dash to start off the morning’s events. Every child to cross the finish line will receive a medal to remember the day and a high five for getting involved! Virtual Race: Enjoy the convenience of running the race any day or time and on whatever course you desire. You can run or walk on a road or treadmill and either alone or with a group of friends. Then, simply upload your results to the site. Packets, medals and shirts (if you registered before the t-shirt deadline) will be mailed on Monday April 25th.  Teams of 4 or more: $30 per team member. Recruit some friends to join you on race day!  Creating a team requires setting a password that you will send out to those who want to join your team.  The first 3 members of a team will pay full price of $30 until the 4th member registers.  Once the 4th member signs up the first 3 members that registered will receive a $5 refund taking the cost down to $25 per team member.  The 4th and any subsequent team member will be charged the discounted price of $25.  Price per team member increase on March 1st, 2022 to $30 per team member and on April 1st to $40.


A monetary gift will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. Participation medals will be given to all participants at both the 5k and Fun Run. Custom event medals will be given to the Top 3 female and Top 3 male finishers in each age category: 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 – 79, 80+.  Overall winner and Finisher awards will be included in grab and go bags at the finish line. Age group winner medals will be mailed to you the Monday following the event.  

What Happens if We Cannot Hold This Event Live?

In the event that public health reasons would prohibit us from holding this event, which is something that we are not anticipating, we would review our option to move the event to a later date in 2022 and move all registrations forward to that event.  

Packet Pick-up:

April 22nd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Comprehensive Mental Health Services (17844 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64057) 
April 22nd from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at KC Running Company Store (200 East 135th Street KC MO 64145)
Race morning from 7:30 – 8:45am

Day of registration will close at 8:30am runners and 8:45am for walkers.
No pets allowed. 

Other Info:

-) 2022 race registration is open • Registration Information 

Previous Results:

2021 Results at: runsignup.com
2020 Results: not available ??
2019 Results at: runsignup.com 
2018 Results at: runsignup.com 

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