MCC-Blue River hosts annual All for the Children-Registration open for 5K Run/Walk

Sign-up now for the MCC All for the Children 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.  Proceeds from the 5K go toward funding the All for the Children child abuse awareness and prevention day at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River.

“Nearly five children die every day in the United States due to child abuse and neglect,” says All for the Children coordinator and MCC-Blue River professor Kim Glackin.  “There are factors that contribute to child abuse, including poverty, financial stresses, lack of knowledge among adults about parenting skills and child development and the use of drugs and alcohol around children. About 80 percent of them are under the age of four. Our community can protect its children by educating parents about parenting and child development and by building community support for children and their families,” Glackin said. “Children who have been abused are 60 percent more likely to be arrested for criminal behavior.”

All for the Children features a resource fair, mini-race for kids, 10,000 egg hunt, child self-defense, W.E.E. Learning Bus and Truman Medical Center Dental Bus.  Whether you want to run competitively or just walk with friends, taking part in the 5K can help fund this event and contribute to your heart health at the same time!

Race Details

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Location:  MCC-Blue River Campus, 20301 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057


  • $17 for current MCC students.
  • $20 for non-MCC students
  • $25 for non-MCC students registering after March 24, 2017


For a guaranteed t-shirt, please register by March 24, 2017.  This is a chipped timed run/walk!  Medals will be given for the fastest overall male and female times, as well as for the top male and female finishers in the following categories: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.

5K Registration Options:

  1. Click here to print the registration form or download it from the All for the Children web page:  Return to David Owens in the MCC-Blue River Campus Life and Leadership office (AS113B).  Payment information and return address are on the form.


  1. Register online at  Search their website for All for the Children 5K Run/Walk (additional 15% credit card fee for online registration).

For more information:

David Owens, MCC-Blue River Head Soccer Coach —, 816.604.6426