Run down the grassy area in the middle of Ward Parkway and catch some views of one of KC's upscale 'hoods.

* Our Start/Finish is in front of the Intercontinental Hotel at Ward Pkwy. & Wornall Rd.

* Head South down the middle of Ward Pkwy.

There are a lot of turns but the route is fun with some ups/downs, just keep your eye on the map arrows.

* Our mileage starts/finishes in front of the Sheraton Crowne Center

* For a shorter route, take the 2.3-mile cutoff


A 17-mile paved path that meanders along the Indian Creek. The path is mostly flat and has several access points along the way. The closest trail head to our recommended hotels is Foxhill South Park at 109th and El Monte streets.

If you're in KC during the school year, this 6-lane track won't be open for public use. Outside of that, it's fair game. The 400-meter foam-surfaced oval is within a half-mile of Country Club Plaza, making for an easy jog.

A small grassy and tree-lined park on the edge of Country Club Plaza. A fairly flat 1.2-mile asphalt path encircles the park and sports a few workout stations along the way. Mill Creek Park is fine if all you're looking for is 5K or so.