Saturday, November 7
9 a.m., 5-mile run
9:15 a.m., 2-mile run
Shoal Creek Living History Museum in Hodge Park, Kansas City, Missouri

The Wilderness Run is a challenging cross-country run that takes runners on a 5 or 2 mile course through the village, around fields, up and down hills, over logs and through the woods. Don’t think you can run? Don’t worry, walkers, you too can sign up for this fun, challenging course. All participants who complete the 5 mile course will receive a commemorative Wilderness Run medal! Long sleeve T-shirts and homemade soups are also back.

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About the Wilderness Run:

Since its inception in 2002, the Wilderness Run, has been a true adventure for all who participate. Shoal Creek Living History Museum is a village of seventeen authentic 19th Century buildings covering 80 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Kansas City North’s Hodge Park. Shoal Creek Living History volunteers will bring the museum to life the day of the run, as they portray the lifestyle of the 19th Century.

For registration details, contact


Katie Sowers | 816-513-7567


Q: What should I wear?
A: Kansas City can have crazy and unpredictable weather. Depending on the temperature, dress accordingly. We suggest not wearing those new running shoes you just bought, as mud pits may be a part of this cross country adventure run … because you might get dirty. A hat and gloves are always a good idea if the temperature dips below 40 degrees.
Q: How long is the run?
A: Expect a good 2 or 5-mile cross country challenge.
Q: How do I get to Hodge Park/Shoal Creek Museum?
A: Shoal Creek is located off Highway 152, between I-435 North and I-35 North, 2 miles west of Liberty, Mo. Directional signs will be posted on the day of the run. Our address is Shoal Creek Living History Museum 7000 N.E. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156.
Q: I am from out of town, where is the closet lodging?
A: Numerous hotels are available within two miles of Shoal Creek, in Liberty, Mo.
Q: I am not sure I can run the entire 2 or 5 miles. Is walking allowed?
A: Absolutely, walk if you want or need to do so, at any time.
Q: What does this event benefit?
A: The Wilderness Run event has been created to bring awareness to the Shoal Creek Living History Museum and its programs.