Storybook Run
a little about..


The Storybook Run was started in 2016 as a fun 5K Run/Walk to support Early Childhood Education through race proceeds, awareness and a children’s book drive held leading up to and during the race. The race is hosted by Open Minds Child Development Center and partners with KC Running Company for race timing and logistics. The Open Minds’ motto is “Minds Opened and Lives Changed,” which encourages and supports education and learning for all children!

Kids dash

Kids will race to the finish line in this fun kids dash.  A 50-200 yard run for kids 8 years and younger.  All participants will recieve a finisher’s medal and a t-shirt. Now you can bring the whole family out to the Storybook Run 5K.


Come to the race dressed up as your favorite storybook character. Choose an individual outfit or dress your entire group as characters. There will be a costume contest, 10 minutes before the race begins. Prizes will be awarded for best individual and best group. What will you dress up as?

race results

KC Running Company is the official time keeper for the Storybook Run.  All participants will be given a chip at packet pickup, that will track their start and end time. Official times  will be posted immediately after the race and can also be sent to you via text or email.


It wouldn’t be a Storybook Run without a Book Drive! We will be collecting New and Gently Used children books to be donated to Open Minds Child Development Center. Share the fun of reading with a child by donating a book at the Storybook Run 5k 

Countdown to Race

The 2018 Storybook Run will be held at 9am March 3th 2018 at Frontier Park in Olathe, KS


    Companies Who Sponsor The Storybook Run