How we work with Charity Partners

Is RaceDay Events a charity or a non-profit organization? RaceDay Events is neither a charity nor a non-profit organization. RaceDay Events is a “for profit” event management company and our number one goal is to produce high quality road races. Our annual events include the Cinco de Mayo 5-Qué, Ward Parkway Four on the Fourth, Gobbler Grind, Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K/10K and Westport Santa Dash. Do you help a charity or cause? Yes, we do. We spread the word about the amazing work that our friends at local Kansas City organizations do. Between our annual races we benefit the Guadalupe Centers, Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Make it Count Spencer C. Duncan Project Fund, Harvesters: the Community Food Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City and the Single Mom. We want to shine light on important issues in our community. We hope our runners will spend time on the website of our partner charities, join mailing lists, attend other events hosted by the charity and become an advocate for these causes. Do you also donate money to charity? Yes.  Each charity’s needs are different, and as a result each of our charity partners ask for our help in different ways. Here are a few ways RaceDay Events helps raise funds for our charity partners: 1) Post Race Donation. We make a financial donation to our charity partner. This set amount is determined in communication with the charity and depends on the level of involvement/volunteers provided by the charity. 2) Embedded Giving. We provide our runners the opportunity to add a donation that goes directly to the...