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The Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Events are hosting the 4th annual Red Wednesday Run, presented by GEHA. This year's race is virtual beginning on September 6th, 2023, and will coincide with the "Red Wednesday" celebration for the home opener vs. the Detroit Lions. Early bird registration begins on Wednesday, August 9th.

As part of the race registration, participants will receive this year's Red Wednesday's flag with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, an exclusive Red Wednesday Run t-shirt, a free 30-day all-access pass to Chiefs Fit, a GEHA wellness pack and the option to add on an exclusive athletic pullover.

With no official racecourse for this event, Chiefs fans throughout the country and all over the world can participate virtually with the option to complete the 5K however they choose, including running or walking in their neighborhood, in a local park, on a nature trail or from their treadmill.

Once participants complete the 5K, they're encouraged to take a photo in their Kansas City Chiefs or Red Wednesday Run presented by GEHA gear with their Red Wednesday flag and post on social media using #RedWednesday between Wednesday, September 6th and Sunday, October 1st.

Event Details

  • Race Open: Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
  • Race Close: Sunday, October 1st , 2023

Location: Virtual only

Launch Day: Thursday, August 10th

Packets: All registrants will have packets mailed via USPS. All participants in the Red Wednesday Run will receive the following items:

  • 2023 Red Wednesday Run 5k T-shirt
  • 2023 Red Wednesday Flag benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
  • Free 30-day all-access pass to Chiefs Fit
  • Add GEHA Wellness Pack
  • There is an option to add on an exclusive athletic pullover to registration

Red Wednesday Run race orders placed on or before August 10th, will be received via ground USPS shipping and can take up to two weeks. Orders placed after August 28th will not have guaranteed arrival prior to September 6th however, not to worry as you have the entire month of September to proudly fly your flag and clock your run.

Sizing Chart

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X- Small Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Body Width 16.5 18 20 22 24 26
Full Body Length 26.5 27.5 28.5 29.5 30.5 31.5


Early Bird Registration

  • 8/9 – 8/31: $45.00

Event Registration

  • 9/1-10/1: $50.00

Season Ticket Member Pricing

  • 8/9-8/31: $40.00
  • 9/1-10/1:$45.00


How do I register?​

Where is my packet?​

  • Your packet will be mailed to you via USPS to the shipping address you designate during your registration. Your shipping information will come to you via email from Big River Race Management. If you have any packet mailing related questions, please email

Where will the race begin?​

  • The race will begin at the location you choose to start from! As this race is virtual, you are able to start and finish your 5k at the location of your choice.

What time does the race start?

  • The race begins on Wednesday September 6th. You are able to run, record, and upload your results on the RunSignUp website from Wednesday September 6th through Sunday October 1st.

Where is Packet Pick-up?

  • Packets will be mailed via USPS to the shipping address you designate during registration. There will not be an in-person packet pick up for the virtual race.

Can I register the day of the event or after?​

  • Yes, you may register up until Sunday October 1st at 11:59pm CST. We do recommend you register much earlier for a discounted price and to make sure your packet ships to you via USPS before the race starts.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?​

  • There is no age limit for runners. T-shirt options include youth sizes, so please make those size selections during your registration.

Can I run with a jogging stroller?​

  • Yes, you may run with a jogging stroller. Children riding in strollers do not need to be registered.

Can non-participants experience the race?​

  • Yes! We encourage you to upload your race results and photos to your social media platforms. Your fans can locate you on based on your bib number. Share your bib number with your friends or family to have them track you during your run!

Are dogs or other pets allowed?​

  • Yes! We encourage you to participate with your furry (or non-furry) friends!

Are there refunds?​

  • Processing fees are non-refundable. Registration fees may be refunded once a refund request is made, and the request is approved by management. Please email for any refund questions.

My T-shirt or Sweatshirt does not fit, may I exchange it?

  • We do not offer size exchanges once your race packet has shipped. All size selections need to be made prior to confirming registration. We highly recommend that all participants view the sizing chart to order the correct size. The sizing chart can be found on the RunSignUp website, during the registration process.

Is the Red Wednesday Run presented by GEHA a timed event?​

  • Yes, this race is a self-timed event, however you do not need to submit a time to participate. If you choose to record your time, you are able to upload those results to the RunSignUp website.

Will there be winners?​

  • With the scope of participants in the virtual event, we will not be awarding specific prizes to winners of age groups.

Can someone else pick up my packet?​

  • All packets will be mailed via USPS, so please designate a shipping location that you will be able to access your packet from during registration.

Do you have a question that is not answered here?​