GO Project Family 5K

Run for orphaned and abandoned children around the world.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

English Landing Park | Parkville, Missouri

Join The Global Orphan Project for a morning of fun and exercise benefiting children in need around the world. This year, we’re running for children and chickens! Chickens provide much needed nutrition for children and jobs for workers in Haiti.

Prizes will  be awarded to the top competitors overall, team who raises the most support, and team with the most members. After the race, stay for a hot breakfast and kids’ activities. Keeping with tradition, during the race runners who catch the infamous ‘Fox’ (a person released 2 minutes prior to the start) will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.


Registration includes: T-shirt, timing chip (5K only), bib number, ticket to post-race breakfast, and virtual Race Bag.

$30 | Individual Registration ($35 day-of race)

$27 | Team with 3+ members ($35 day-of race)

Brian Boyd Kids’ Half-Mile Fun Run (FREE, no registration required; T-shirt, timing chip, bib and post-race breakfast ticket not included.) This year, we look forward to honoring the life of an amazing young man, Brian Boyd. In 2010, Brian served on a vision trip. In Haiti, he beautifully displayed his compassion for the vulnerable. He was a champion to the underdog, loving the least of these, though that is not how Brian saw orphans or how they felt when they were with him. Children were drawn to him! On May 17th, 2013, Brian went to be with the Lord. This May 17th, as part of our GO Project Family 5K, children here will enjoy The Brian Boyd Kids’ Fun Run. What better way to remember Brian’s heart than to once again see God’s kids running, laughing, and having fun! Thank you, Brian, for showing how to love so well!

Race Details

9:00 AM Start

English Landing Park | Parkville, Missouri (click here for directions)

Packet Pick-up: Friday, May 16th
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cycle City Bike and Running Company
6328 N. Lewis St., Suite 200, Parkville, MO 64152 (click here for directions)

Day-Of Packet Pick-up & Late Registration:
Saturday, May 17th
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

English Landing Park, Parkville, Missouri (click here for directions)

Start a Team!

It’s easy. Grab your family, friends, classmates, or coworkers and run for children and chickens and register for the 5K and add your team. Then add your team to the Run for Chickens myGO page where you can raise support for chickens. Prizes will be awarded to the team that raises the most support and the team that has the most members!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the course go? Download the Course Map (PDF)

Where does the race start? The race begins in English Landing Park, so please look for signs and volunteers directing you from the parking lot to the starting line.

What if it rains? The GO Project 5K will take place rain or shine. However, if it is unsafe to run/walk, the race director reserves the right to cancel the race.

Where is my breakfast ticket? Your bib is your breakfast ticket; one breakfast is included with each registration and additional tickets are available the morning of the race for $5.

How do I sign up for the Kids’ Half-Mile Fun Run? This FREE event does not require registration. Participants will receive a medal, but  will need to purchase a breakfast ticket ($5) available the morning of the race, and will not receive a t-shirt. Extra t-shirts (available in youth sizes) can be purchased on the registration form. This event will take place after the conclusion of the 5K run and 2 mile walk.

Can a friend or family member pick up my packet? Yes, just please just let them know that you picked it up.

Are strollers allowed? Yes, but we ask for you to stay towards the side of the group if you are walking.

Are dogs allowed? No, due to the number of people in sometimes a tight space we ask for no pets during the race.

What if I am unable to attend? Can I get a refund? There will be no refunds of registration fees for the race.

I registered but can’t participate; can I still get my race shirt? Yes. Please stop by and pick up your t-shirt at packet pick-up.

Who does the GO Project Family 5K benefit? Proceeds of the GO Project Family 5K support the ministry of caring for orphaned and abandoned children.

Where can I find the Race Results? www.resultskc.com

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Moyes Eye CenterHappy Rock Dental

Life 88.5Summit Media Solutions

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Fit.HerChris Cakes

To become a sponsor of the 2014 GO Project Family 5K, contact Kali Nelson at kali@goproject.org or call 816.536.8333.