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The 36th Annual CCVI Trolley Run will return to the streets of Waldo, Brookside, and the Plaza on Sunday, April 28, 2024!
The CCVI Trolley Run is the largest annual fundraiser for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired. It is one of Kansas City's oldest and largest road race, and is a USATF-certified 4-mile race.
Open to kids 10 and under, the Kids' Trolley Run is fun for the whole family! The Kids' Run takes place at Ward parkway near the finish line. Caregivers choose the distance for your child - self-seed in the appropriate corral upon arrival at Ward Parkway!
Strollers are welcome, animals are not with the exception of service animals. Thanks for your compliance!
4-Mile | Start Line: 8:00
PARKING: Country Club Plaza with Shuttle Transportation to Start Line
SHUTTLE PICKUP: 400 Nichols Road
Start: 75th & Wornall (no race day parking)
Finish: Ward Parkway & Central Street on the Country Club Plaza
Kids Run | 9:45 a.m.
Start: In the area of the 4-Mile Finish Line - Ward Parkway & Central Street on the Country Club Plaza, Gather at 9:30 a.m. at Wyandotte Street outside of Jack Stack
Packet Pick Up
Fleet Feet (formerly Garry Gribble's Running Sports) at Ward Parkway Center
8600 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Friday, April 26, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you are participating on a Corporate Team or Family Team please check with your Team Captain on how you will receive your packet.
For nearly 70 years, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired has been preparing blind and visually impaired children for success in the sighted world. Trolley Run is the largest annual fundraiser for CCVI. All funds raised from the race go toward critical programming at the center. Donations from the Trolley Run are critical to our success.
To prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.
More than 85 percent of what a child learns before the age of five is through vision and incidental learning. Vision provides the motivation to explore one’s environment and to understand one’s position in space, and it is an important avenue of sensation for the acquisition of speech and language.
Since 1952, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired has provided comprehensive programming for blind and visually impaired children, including those with multiple disabilities - from birth through school age - with highly-specialized instruction, therapies, and family education.
Located in the heart of Kansas City, CCVI operates from the state-of-the-art Children’s Center Campus. The facility, uniquely adapted and customized to safely provide worldly experiences to children with visual impairments, hosts the CCVI Center-Based Program, an onsite nursing staff, therapeutic professionals, and an aquatic center.
When a child participates in an Orientation and Mobility session at the Children’s Center Campus, they exist in an environment specifically designed to provide them with locators and experiences. For example, by speaking out loud, a student can listen for the echoes in the main hallway. They can exit through the accessible doors and take a walk with their specialist outside to practice crossing the street safely. Historically, children have even been able to access the KCMO public transportation system with their instructor to learn self-sufficient behaviors.
Within the walls of CCVI, children can grow, thrive, and learn together.
As one of only seven schools in the country who serve children, birth to school age, who are blind or visually impaired, we know our presence in Kansas City makes a difference in many lives. Some families drive more than 100 miles for our services. We strive to help all children who need our services, but this does not come without a cost. The average cost to educate a child at CCVI is $40,000, and all of our students receive financial assistance.
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The 35th annual CCVI Trolley Run will return on April 30, 2023. One of Kansas City’s oldest and most popular races, the Trolley Run is also the largest annual fundraiser for Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired. The iconic 4-mile route starts at 75th & Wornall in Waldo, travels through Brookside and concludes on the Country Club Plaza with After Bash – our signature finish line festival!
We are looking for sponsors and donors to provide post-race food, beverages and/or activities for our 5,000+ participants.
As an After Bash sponsor at the event, you’ll be provided with a designated booth space, tent, table, and chairs, and will be listed on the event website, receive a social media shoutout, exclusive recognition during event remarks, and can include an offer in our electronic race bag that will be sent to all participants the day of the race. After Bash sponsorships start at $500.
As an After Bash donor, you can contribute goods to be distributed to race participants by Trolley Run volunteers. In-kind donation receipts are available for your contribution and we will recognize you in our After Bash thank you post on social media and during event remarks. Contact email@example.com to share your donation!
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