Groundhog Run 2017 - 35 Year Anniversary

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Thousands of Runners Gear Up for 35th Annual Groundhog Run

Underground run at Hunt Midwest SubTropolis includes high school running teams

January 24, 2017 — Kansas City, Mo. — Join us Sunday, January 29th for the 35th annual Groundhog Run benefiting Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center. Thousands of runners will comfortably make their way through the paved, brightly lit roadways of SubTropolis in the nation’s only sanctioned indoor race run totally underground.

Nestled beneath 150 feet of Missouri limestone along I-435, SubTropolis is the world’s largest underground business complex and offers runners respite from harsh winter weather with a year-round, climate-controlled, 70-degree environment.

The Groundhog Run is the largest fundraiser for Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center (Children’s TLC), with proceeds providing early education and therapy services to hundreds of Kansas City-area children with special needs and their families. One of the longest standing runs in Kansas City, the Groundhog Run has raised more than $4.65 million since its inception in 1982. Special thanks to Groundhog Run 2017 co-chairs Sarah Pence Bloss and Keith Pence.

The 2017 Groundhog Run features a 5K and 10K race in waved starts and for the first time will include running teams from high schools. First, second and third place winners in each age group will receive plaques rather than medals. Races are sanctioned by KC Running Company.

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017
5K Start Time at 8:00 AM
10K Start Time at 10:00 AM
Where: Hunt Midwest SubTropolis
8300 NE Underground Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161
Who: Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center

About Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center
Children’s TLC provides therapeutic and educational services for children with disabilities by highly skilled pediatric experts in an environment which fosters their independence and celebrates their successes.

About SubTropolis
As the world’s largest underground business complex, SubTropolis sets the standard for subsurface business developments. SubTropolis is home to more than 55 local, regional, national and international companies that employ in excess of 1,700 people.

About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a full-service real estate development company with a focus on industrial, commercial, retail, mission critical, multifamily, senior living and residential real estate. Its portfolio is anchored by SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held company owned by the Lamar Hunt family. The Hunt family business is a diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources, private equity and investments. Marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Midwest, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.

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