Sabates Eye Centers Trolley Run in Kansas, MO, is the largest annual event for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) and the largest timed four-mile run in the nation! The 4-mile course follows the old streetcar/trolley tracks and hence, the name, Michael Forbes Trolley Run! The first Michael Forbes Trolley Run in 1989 raised $13,000 for CCVI with 778 runners participating. In 2001 the Sabates Eye Centers became title sponsor.
The four-mile Trolley Run course winds through the Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods and ends on the Country Club Plaza. The run is known for its fast, flat to downhill course, party-like atmosphere, a great After-Bash and the Kids’ Run! Nearly 11,000 runners and walkers participate each year.
Men: 7:45 a.m.
Women: 7:45 a.m.
Early Bird registration fees is $30. Race day registration will cost $40. You can register on the official website of Sabates Eye Centers Trolley Run. Online registration closes at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
Course / Route Map
The four-mile Trolley Run course winds through the Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods and ends on the Country Club Plaza. Course: Start at 75th & Wornall. North on Wornall to Gregory. East on Gregory to Main. North on Main to 69th Street. West on 69th Street to Brookside Blvd. North on Brookside Blvd. to Ward Parkway (N). West on Ward Parkway to Finish. Finish is near Central & Ward Parkway on the Country Club Plaza.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The race is known for its fast and flat to downhill course.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
Men: Male Ryan Wilson 17:27 (1998)
Women: Elva Dryer 19:41 (2001)
Prize Money & Awards
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All participants will receive a T-shirt.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- There is one water station along the course.
- At the finish line, racers are provided with water, Gatorade, bananas, pizza, bagels, milk and more.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 52°F to 67°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 80°F.