Inaugural Main Street Mile
New one-mile race highlights KC’s Main Street Corridor
On Saturday, May 10th, over 300 runners participated in the inaugural Main Street Mile race through the heart of Kansas City’s Midtown. This new event is designed to draw attention and participation to the changing face of Main Street, through the Main Street Corridor Development Corporation and Community Improvement District, two not-for-profits dedicated to improving the Main Street Corridor.
Despite cooler and windier conditions than expected (helped by the generous servings of Muddy’s Coffee to keep us (i.e., the volunteers) warm, the race went off without a hitch and
Steve Strickland took top honors in his age group with Joel Hammontree following 30 seconds behind in fourth place. Nancy Strickland took top honors in her age group followed closely behind by Allison Baker. While race organizer/committee member Chad Babcock was running around trying to keep things moving forward, three generations of Babcock women finished the race together with daughters Quinn and Berkley waiving to spectators from their ultra-fast jog stroller. Bret Imgrund took top overall honors with a blistering 4:24 mile! Congrats to everyone and thanks for coming out to support this new event!