Candy Cane Course 5K & 10K – Bodies Holiday Run

Candy Cane Course 5K & 10K Run

December 12, 2015



Starlight Theatre

4600 Starlight Rd

Kansas City, MO 64132

View the Course Maps Here:

5K Course Map

10K Course Map


The Candy Cane Course 5K & 10K will begin at 8 a.m.

Packet Pickup

Friday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bodies Health & Fitness
1100 SE Century Dr.
Lees Summit MO 64086

Packets can also be picked up on race day from 7:00-7:45 a.m. at the race location.

Race Day Parking

Parking is available in the Starlight Parking Lot.

Race Shirts

Participants that register by December 5th will be guaranteed the famous Candy Cane Course hooded sweatshirt!

**Late registrants will not be guaranteed a shirt.  ***Please note that kids who sign up for the “Youth (11-15)” or “Kids 10 and under” price category will receive a cotton t-shirt.  Youth participants are welcome to pay for an adult size hooded sweatshirt for an extra fee is they wish.

Virtual Race

If you find out you cannot attend the race for any reason we are happy to switch you to the virtual run option up to 48 hours before the race. Email to be switched and all virtual race packets can be picked up at Bodies Health & Fitness starting the Monday after the race.

Race Pricing & Registration

  • $30 through Nov. 15 (Youth $20, Kids $15)
  • $35 through Dec. 10 (Youth $25, Kids $20)
  • $40 at packet pick-up and on race day (Youth $30, Kids $25)

Candy Cane Course 5K & 10K fees are the same.
Virtual race pricing is the same.

Kids:  (10 and under)
Youth: (ages 11-15)

3 Registration Options:

  1. Register online now!
  2. Sign up at the Bodies Personal Training studio in Lee’s Summit
  3. Paper registration (download now) – mail completed form to: 1100 SE Century, Lees Summit, MO 6408

***Paid registrations cannot be refunded or transferred***


Get prior years’ results and photos!

Past Results:  2012   2013

Past Photos: 2013


Schedule of Events – Race Activities

We will follow the schedule below as close as possible for all activities and awards presentations. If there is a need for a time to be adjusted, we will not start an activity before the posted time.

6:30-7:30 am Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration

7:30 am Costume Contest

7:45 am Pre-run Stretch Session led by Select Physical Therapy (near the start line)

8:00 am Race Start (Both 5K and 10K)

9:00 am Kid’s Dash

9:30 am 5K/10K Awards Ceremony

Post-race snacks will be available for all runners following the race.  To participate, you must wear/have your bib. This is how we will confirm registration for medals, post race food and activities.


Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K for the Candy Cane Course. The age categories are:

>10  |  11-14  |  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+

***Awards not picked up on race day will be available at Bodies Health & Fitness in Lees Summit starting the following Monday after each race date.  Email or call 816-524-7733 to arrange a time to pick up your awards.  You will have 2 weeks to pick up your awards.

Volunteer at the Race

Even if you’re not in the race, we would still love to have you!  We are always looking for volunteers to help with race day activities. If you, a  friend or a family member that would like to help out, please register as a volunteer. Volunteers that register will receive a discount code for half off a future race for themselves or a friend/family member upon completion of their volunteer assignment. There are a limited number of volunteers needed for each task, please indicate your top three choices. You will receive a confirmation email detailing your specific job tasks and instructions. If you are able to volunteer for a portion of time for any task please do not hesitate to sign up, just indicate your availability in your registration.

You can volunteer for the following jobs:

Friday Packet Pickup 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Friday Packet Pickup 2:00-6:00 pm

Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration 6:00-8:00 am (You may volunteer for this time if you are running, we will make sure you get to the starting line!)

Race Day Course Marshall 7:30-10:00 am (Directing and Encouraging Runners, Stopping Traffic)

Course Water Station 7:30-10:00 am

Post Race Food Station 8:00-10:00 am

Finisher Medal Handout 8:00-10:00 am


We will have the privilege of collecting toys for Toys for Tots at the Candy Cane Course as well as fundraising for the Starlight Educational Foundation.

Toys for Tots is a great charity that collects toys and distributes them to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive a present during Christmas. At last years Candy Cane Course we collected a truckload of toys for children here in our KC area.

The Starlight Educational Foundation is associated with Starlight Theater which is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. There is the opportunity to donate specifically for this on our registration page for the Candy Cane Course.

Let’s make this year’s Candy Cane Course bigger and better by doubling last years collection! For every toy you donate receive a raffle ticket in our drawing!

There will be a collection bin all month in the Bodies Health & Fitness Lee’s Summit studio, and we will also be taking donations at packet pick-up and on race day.


All of the Healthy Holiday Fun Run Series by Bodies are 5K or 10K races in the Kansas City area. Participants of our races receive:

  • A chip-timed run on a USATF-certified running course with live results and video finish.
  • A custom race shirt  (*Must register by deadline dates)
  • Custom 3″ finisher medal for all 5K and 10K finishers
  • Custom medals for the top three male & female finishers in each age group (every 5 years)
  • Free pictures by SeeKCRun
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Kids activities and post-race party with awards, music, food and fun following the race
  • Kids (10 and Under) & Youth (11-15) discount pricing

Many of our races also include costume contests!

Virtual Races – A Great Option!

Each 5K or 10K Bodies race includes an option to participate virtually! Simply sign up for the race online, choose ‘VIRTUAL RUN’ option and challenge yourself to complete a same-distance course from home. It’s a great way to stay in shape and run all of the Holiday races by Bodies – no matter where you are! Virtual runners receive the same gear as race-day runners; the same registration pricing applies. If you wish to have your virtual packet mailed to you, you must chose the “Shipped to You” option in the Shirt Shipping category on the registration page. Shipping is an additional $5.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

We have a no refund policy. If you are unable to participate in the event, or the event is cancelled, you can switch your registration to a virtual registration by emailing You still receive your packet, shirt, and medal and you simply run the race on your own time on your own course. Send us a picture or post on Facebook to receive “credit” for your run! Shirts will not be held for runners who switch to the virtual unless you have done so 48 hours prior to race day. You are still responsible for picking up your shirt and packet at packet pick up.

We will not cancel for cold, rain, or snow. The only cause for cancellation would be hazardous road/weather conditions (ice, severe winds, lightning, etc). If cancellation is necessary, we will post on, as well as on our Facebook pages, as soon as possible. If you feel that road/weather conditions are unsafe for you to travel, or would be hazardous to your health, you are welcome to switch to the virtual run option.

To participate virtually, simply run the race on your own time, on your own course. Send us a picture (or post on Facebook) and then come to Bodies Health & Fitness Studio in Lee’s Summit to pick up your medal. Or, we can hold it until the next race. We will not mail out virtual packets that are not pre-registered for the virtual option, but you are welcome to pick them up at the studio. To transfer to the virtual option please email with your full name that you registered under and the distance.

We will not hold shirts for participants that do not pick up packets by 8 a.m. on race day OR switch to the Virtual Race 48 hours prior to race day.  Any shirts that have not been picked up at packet pick-up or race day packet pick-up are open for late registrations. If you want to guarantee that your shirt will be available, you need to pick up your packet at packet pick-up or on race day, or switch to the virtual race 48 hours prior to race day.

ALL virtual run participants are welcome to come to packet pick up and pick up their packets and medals.

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