Hospital Hill Run Transitions to an All Virtual Race in 2020

April 9, 2020

Hospital Hill Run Virtual Run 2020

April 9, 2020. The 47th Hospital Hill Run, Kansas City’s longest-tenured road race, is transitioning to an all-virtual race in 2020. The Half Marathon, 10k, 5k was scheduled for June 6, 2020, but the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led race officials to make the decision on Friday, April 4, 2020. Lisa Drake, Race Director of the Hospital Hill Run explained the decision in her announcement to all registered runners.

“You train hard, and the excitement and tradition of the Hospital Hill Run each year is one we all eagerly anticipate. So it is with heavy hearts that I, along with the Board of Directors of the Hospital Hill Run, Inc., have made the very difficult decision to transition this year’s event to an all-virtual race. While we prefer an on-site race, we must recognize the severity and uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to be reinforced by the CDC, Department of Health, local authorities, and our medical director.”

With health and safety at the forefront of the decision, the Hospital Hill Run will go fully virtual in 2020. All registered runners will automatically be enrolled into the 2020 Hospital Hill Virtual Run, so no action is required. Virtual runners will receive a Hospital Hill Run Charlie Hustle Race tee, along with a race medal and race bib. And, as a special thanks for supporting the 47th Annual Hospital Hill Run, the race is offering 20% off next year’s entry. A code will be supplied to each of the registered runners via email.

Fun challenges and contests will be announced to virtual runners as they work to complete their virtual run by July 1st, 2020.

Full details of the virtual run can be found by runners at: https://virtual.hospitalhillrun.com

About Hospital Hill Run

What began in 1974 with 99 athletes paying a $1.00 registration fee to run a 6.8-mile course starting and ending at Crown Center has evolved into an event that regularly hosts thousands of athletes in three different event distances. The Hospital Hill Run is known as the “Grandfather of all Kansas City Road Races”, enjoying its 47th year in 2020. As a 501(c)(3), the Hospital Hill Run Foundation has supported health and fitness initiatives throughout the Kansas City community, specifically Kansas City Missouri Public Schools and Strive for Life, along with other local charities. For more information regarding Hospital Hill Run, go to www.hospitalhillrun.com.