Nov 2, 2014

KCUMB Students' Training Efforts Culminate with Leading Children in 5K Run

A group of first- and second-year osteopathic medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences volunteered their time the past several weeks to train children for a 5K run. On Sunday, Nov. 2, the KCUMB students experienced the joy of running alongside those children as they accomplished their goal of completing the 29th annual Cliff Hanger Run in Kansas City, Mo.

Approximately 15 members of the Fit Doctors Association, a student organization at KCUMB, partnered with three elementary schools near the campus to train third- through eighth-graders in preparation for the Cliff Hanger Run. KCUMB purchased new running shoes for each of the 70 children who participated in the training program, approximately 30 of whom ran in the race.

The KCUMB Cliff Hanger Kids Training Team, as the group calls itself, gathered weekly at Scuola Vita Nuova, Garfield Elementary and Gladstone Elementary to lead training sessions, serve as mentors for the children and teach them about healthy lifestyles. Their efforts highlight another way KCUMB is fulfilling its mission of “improving the well-being of the communities we serve.”

View our photo gallery.
Read about our efforts in The Kansas City Star.
Read about our efforts in the Northeast News.
See coverage on KSHB TV.