KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Memorial Day marks the 26th annual Amy Thompson Run in Kansas City benefiting the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City.
The race was started in honor of Amy Thompson, a 23-year-old woman who was shot twice in the head in an attempted robbery in 1986. Thompson was leaving a neighborhood party Halloween night when the attack happened. Miraculously, she survived after multiple surgeries and a six-week coma, but died unexpectedly a few years later.
Money raised goes to funding advocacy and legislation efforts benefiting survivors of brain injury. It also helps survivors and their family members navigate the recovery process.
Several streets will close at different times starting at 7 a.m. until noon Monday. The following streets will experience rolling closures during the race:
– Wornall Road between 51st and 55th streets
– 55th Street between Wornall Road and Summit Street
– Belleview Avenue between 52nd Street and 60th Terrace
– Pennsylvania Avenue between 55th Street and Huntington Road
– Huntington Road between Pennsylvania Avenue and Belleview Avenue
– 59th Terrace from Belleview Avenue to Ward Parkway
– Summit Street between 60th Terrace/61st Street and Greenway Terrace
– Valley Road between Greenway Terrace and 64th Terrace
– 64th Terrace between Valley Road and Ward Parkway
– Ward Parkway (northbound) between 64th Terrace and Sunset Drive
– Sunset Drive between Ward Parkway and 54th Street
– 54th Street between Sunset Drive and Belleview Avenue
– 51st Street between 52nd Street and Wornall Road
Please observe caution and obey all posted detours and barricades.