More than 3,500 runners converged on Kansas City’s Crown Center to compete in the 46th annual Hospital Hill Run on June 1. The UMKC Health Sciences District served as one the sponsors for this year’s event that included a half marathon, 10K and 5K races.
UMKC faculty, staff, students and alumni served in volunteer roles including manning the event’s medical tent.
The Hospital Hill Run was started by in 1974 by School of Medicine founder E. Grey Dimond, M.D., as a single 6.8-mile race that drew fewer than 100 runners to the inaugural event. Today, the race weekend usually draws top runners from around the country, plus many local participants, often from fitness groups.
More than 170,000 athletes of all levels from across the world have completed in the event since its inception. The Hospital Hill Run served as host to the first USATF National Championship half marathon in 2002. In 2013, it was recognized by Runner’s World Magazine as the 11th best half marathon in the United States.
Click here to see the 2019 Hospital Hill Run race results.