Best 5k in kansas city

Want to know why BLAZIN’ THE BURG won the “BEST 5K COURSE” Award from the KC Sports Commission for the last few years?

Is it the terrific views of Louisburg? Our small town spirit and charm? The fresh country air? Unexpected surprises along the race route?

You'll have to SIGN UP to FIND OUT!

Come see what the buzz is all about and register today for the 5th Annual Blazin’ the Burg 5K Run/Walk! Each participant will receive a performance shirt, chip timing, mile markers, group awards and complimentary refreshments. Please note, Packet/T-Shirt Pick-up at Timbercreek, Friday September 18, 2015 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The festivities on Broadway Street begin at 4 p.m. with live entertainment, local vendors and LOTS of fun for all ages until 8 p.m.! Then, have a look at the stars at Powell Observatory.

Race Details

Registered runners and walkers will receive a race tee shirt, chip timing, mile markers, group awards and complimentary refreshments. Festivities on Broadway begin at 4:00 p.m. and will include live music, local vendors and lots of small town flavor.

Race Day Schedule

4:00 p.m.: Packet Pick-Up/Late Registration
5:00 p.m.: “Too Hot to Trot” Kids Fun Run
6:00 p.m.: 5K Race Start
Awards Ceremony at the completion of the 5K Race
4-8 p.m.: Blazin' Bash on Broadway

Course Details

Looking for a little variety in your 5K? Want a good workout? Training for a marathon and need a challenge? Blazin’ the Burg offers a 5K course for EVERYONE – rolling hills (some are a little tough!), straight-aways, a short dirt path, and a whole lot of fun. The race starts and ends in historic downtown Louisburg. In between, enjoy a tour of the community at dusk which includes a taste of the country, our Lake of Louisburg, several parks, and other local sites.

Can YOU handle our hills? Register today and let’s find out.

Register Now!

  • Online
    You're only a quick click away from being completely registered. Online registration closes Thursday, Sept. 17 at 11:59p.m.

  • Regular Mail
    Download the registration form.

  • In Person
    Visit the Louisburg Chamber located at 16 S.Broadway Street. Please call ahead (913) 837.2826 for office hours. Race Day registration is also available starting at 4 p.m. at the Chamber.

  • Fees
    Kids Fun Run: $15
    On or before July 15: $25
    July 16 thru August 31: $30
    September 1 thru September 17: $35
    September 19 (Race Day): $40

    A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack. Thank you for helping us help others!

Our Awesome Sponsors

If you would like to be a sponsor, please call Julie Baalmann at 913.424.8822 or Jenny O'Brien at 816.809.8740 or email


" Blazin' the Burg is full of everything you want in a hometown race. From the vendors with homemade goodies along the start of the race, the encouragement runners get from everyone along the course which include all the neighborhood folks, the local band and cheerleaders to the crowd as runners race to the finish line on Broadway, this race makes you want to pack up and move to Louisburg! "

- Terry M.

" It's the most fun you can have at a 5K! I couldn't believe the number of spectators and supporters! If you're looking for fun, this is the race for you! I drove from Lawrence and it was well worth the drive. It's an event you don't want to miss! "

- Chuck L.

" Had an excellent time last night Blazin' the Burg. Can't wait for next year!! "

- Tammie Walker

" Was so much fun last year, a definite race this year. See ya there! "

- Keith French

A Look Back

Race Day 2014

Wanna Participate

If you have questions or would like to be a race volunteer or sponsor, please complete the form or contact Julie.

(913) 424-8822

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