2018 Broadway Bridge Run
Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
Since the mid 1980’s the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has participated in Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) activities to raise funds supporting Special Olympics activities in Missouri (SOMO). Supporting SOMO provides police officers the satisfaction of helping raising money which provides athletes opportunities they may not normally be able to enjoy.
A small committee of dedicated Kansas City, Missouri Police members voluntarily formed and created the first annual Broadway Bridge Run in 2005 with the help and support of the KCPD administration, area businesses, and community members and organizations. Finding a unique location was important to the committee; so a course was selected providing participants a scenic view coupled with the combination of hills and flat sections. The Broadway Bridge Run route started in the historic City Market and offered views including the Broadway Bridge, Charles B. Wheeler Airport, and the Downtown Skyline. The original route is still the focus of the Broadway Bridge Run.