Red Friday Run | Kansas City Chiefs -

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Events are hosting the 2nd annual Red Friday Run, presented by GEHA. This year's race is virtual on September 10th, 2021 and will coincide with the "Red Friday" celebration for the NFL Kickoff Game vs. the Browns.

As part of the race registration, participants will receive this year's Red Friday flag with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charites of Kansas City, a Red Friday Run t-shirt, a free 30-day all-access pass to Chiefs Fit and their race bib.

With no official racecourse for this year's 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 asked to take a photo in their Chiefs/Red Friday 5K gear with their Red Friday flag and post on social media using #RedFriday between Thursday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 13.

Event Details

Main Date: Friday September 10th, 2021
Location: Virtual only. Use the RaceJoy app to track your miles and timing.

  • Race Open: Thursday September 9th, 2021
  • Race Close: Monday September 13th, 2021


  • All participants in the Red Friday Run will receive the following items:
  • 2021 Red Friday Run 5k T-shirt
  • 2021 Red Friday Flag benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
  • Free 7-day all-access pass to Chiefs Fit
  • Red Friday Run 5k Bib
  • Unique content via the RaceJoy app

Race Day

  • Using the RaceJoy App

This year the post-race celebration remains virtual. Upload all your photos, videos, and race results to the RaceJoy app and your social media accounts using #RedFriday to get in on the action. Whether you walk or run, come in first place or just run for fun – the post-race celebration is for everyone!



Early-Bird Registration (until 8/20)

  • Season Ticket Member - $35
  • General Public - $40

Pre-Event Registration (8/21 - 9/10)

  • Season Ticket Member - $40
  • General Public - $45


All registrants will have packets mailed via USPS. The earlier you register, the earlier you will get your packet!


Where will the race begin? ​

The race will begin at the location of your choice and on the day of your choice. When you are ready to begin, open the RaceJoy app to begin tracking your run.

What time does the race start?

​The race and timing will start as soon as you log into your RaceJoy app and press Start.

Where is Packet Pick-up?

​There will be no in-person packet pick-up. All packets will be mailed via USPS to the address used for registration. Please allow 1-2 weeks for USPS delivery. Packets are mailed in batches based on your registration date. You will receive an email to notify you when your packet ships.

How do I register? ​

Visit to register online.

I have a discount code; how do I use it? ​

The last page of your registration process will show you your cart. Below the list of charges, there is a coupon code box. Please enter your code and hit apply. The discounted price will be reflected.

Can I register in person day of the event? ​

The last day to register for the virtual race is Monday September 13th. If you register on this day, you can still participate via the RaceJoy app, however your packet will still need to ship via USPS, so you will not have your packet at the time of the event.

Is there an age limit for younger runners? ​

There is no age limit for runners.

Can I have spectators attend and watch me finish? ​

Virtually, yes! Your fans can cheer you on via the RaceJoy app and your social media pages.

Can non-participants be part the post-race experience? ​

The post-race experience is completely virtual! We encourage you to upload your race results and photos to your social media platforms and the RaceJoy phone app.

Are dogs or other pets allowed at the Red Friday Run? ​

Feel free to run with your dog or pets and share photos of them finishing the race with you!

Are there refunds? ​

Processing fees are non-refundable. Registration fees may be refunded once a request is made. Please email for any refund questions.

I received the wrong size shirt in my packet, how do I exchange it?

Please email and their team will get this taken care of for you, we are sorry if this has happened!

Is the Red Friday Run a timed event? ​

Yes, it can be a certified timed run via the RaceJoy app. If you are not interested in running for a time, you can split the days you log into the app to complete your 5k.

Can someone else pick up my packet? ​

All packets will be mailed via USPS to the shipping address you used during registration.

I cannot connect to the RaceJoy app? ​

For any and all RaceJoy app related questions please email

I have a question that is not answered here…

Contact Chiefs Fan Experience at (816) 920-4237 or email or email