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The Niles Home mission "to meet the mental health and educational needs of high-risk youth and their families, empowering them to become confident, contributing citizens" and we primarily serve youth and families from the urban core of Kansas City. Residential Treatment provides 24/7 care for children removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. Niles Prep serves children grades k-12 whose difficulties with emotional and behavioral regulation keep them from succeeding in conventional classrooms.
The Niles 5K will generate funding and awareness to help support Niles Home for Children programs that provide critical mental health and educational services to children within our urban core Kansas City community.
The 5K will start at Niles Home for Children, 1911 E. 23rd Street, wind through the 18th & Vine area, before returning to Niles Home.
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Event details and schedule
8:00am – Day of race registration and packet pickup.
9:00am – Niles Home 5K Run/Walk welcome and start
10:30am – Awards ceremony
Course info: The 5K is an out and back route. The 5K will start at Niles Home for Children, 1911 E. 23rd Street, wind through the 18th & Vine area, before returning to Niles Home. Out route to 25th and Vine: West on 23rd Street, Right (North) on Woodland (crossover 22nd Street and 21st Street), Left (West) on 19th Street, Right (North) on Highland (crossover 18th Street), Left (West) on 17th Terrace, Left (South) on Vine Street (crossovers: 18th Street, 19th Street, 21st Street, 22nd Street, 22nd Terrace, 23rd Street, 24th Street, 24th Terrace) to 25th Street - TURNAROUND. Return route following turnaround at 25th and Vine: North on Vine Street (crossovers: 24th Terrace, 24th Street, 23rd Street, 22nd Terrace, 22nd Street, 21st Street, 19th Street, 18th Street), Right (East on 17th Terrace), Right (South) on Highland (crossover 18th Street), Left (East) on 19th Street, Right (South) on Woodland (crossover 21st Street and 22nd Street), Left (East) on 23rd Street – END RACE.
Parking info: Parking is available in the parking lot across the street from Niles Home just east of Lincoln middle school. Plenty of street parking is available within a short walk of Niles Home.