Events

The Original!

4-Mile In-Person

$45 Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
For Kids 10 & under!

Kids' Trolley Run

$20 Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 10 and under.
Participate anywhere, anytime!

4-Mile Virtual Event

$40 Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Description

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!

IN-PERSON EVENTS

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, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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. 

The Cause

For over 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.

OUR MISSION

To prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.

Did You Know?

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. 

Who We Run For

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.

CCVI serves over 300 children annually from ages birth until 21. Our Early Intervention Program, Early Learning Academy, and Mobile Outreach Vision Education (MOVE) Program provide children in our community a customized, innovative, and stimulating learning environment led by specialized teachers and therapists.  

From the Kansas-Colorado border all the way to Cape Girardeau in Missouri, CCVI finds ways to reach kids in our community who are underserved and need high quality vision services. 50% of all children at CCVI live at or below the poverty line, which means that your support is crucial to ensure that CCVI remains a resource in the region.

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