Pioneer Run

Featuring a 10K, 5K & 2-Mile Walk

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8 a.m

English Landing Park, Parkville, MO

The Pioneer Run (10K, 5K, & 2-Mile Walk) is one of NEEC’s annual fundraising events.  It is held annually at the scenic English Landing Park in Parkville, MO.

  • Race registration is $30 (5K & 2-Mile Walk) and $35 (10K)
  • Includes Chip timing, awards, great prizes and raffle items, a pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes, adult beverages and t-shirts for all participants.
  • This year We Rock The Spectrum will have its We Rock on Wheels bus, a fun, mobile extension of We Rock the Spectrum at the race. The Bus comes with sensory-safe equipment designed to help children develop key motor skills, improve sensory processing, and learn to better communicate and play with others.

Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most participants and the overall male and female first, second and third place winners in the 5K and 10K run.  Overall first, second and third place winners in the children’s age group, 13 and younger, will also be awarded.

Packet pick-up is Friday, Sept 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Northland Early Education Center, located at 8630 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155.  Race Packets are also available for pickup on race day starting at 7:30 a.m. at English Landing Park West Shelter.

For additional questions please contact Brea Connett at 816-420-9005 or by email at  Join us for a fun, family-friendly Saturday morning at English Landing Park and help support our cause!

Registration is now open for the annual Pioneer Run (10K & 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk), a benefit for Northland Early Education Center at English Landing Park.                   Register —–>

** Registration fees are non-refundable.  No runner substitutions or transfers allowed. Strollers and dogs on leashes are allowed.**


All proceeds from the event will benefit Northland Early Education Center’s quality fully-inclusive early education and therapy services for children who have special needs and typical needs in the Kansas City Northland Community.  

Sponsorships and Teams

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Teams are available through a sponsorship and for anyone who forms a group of two or more participants. If you are interested in sponsoring the Pioneer Run through your company, family, or running club, please contact Brea Connett at 816-420-9005 or by email at



Sports Trivia Night ~ Battle of the Brains


Join the fun at NEEC’s 1st Annual Sports Trivia Night on Saturday, October 23 at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, Mo.  Doors open at 6 pm and trivia starts at 6:30 pm.  All proceeds will benefit Northland Early Education Center’s fully-inclusive early education and therapy services program for children in the Northland community.


$100 For a Table of Eight – Individual tickets $20 per person



Bring your own beverages and food  – Alcoholic beverages are allowed


Top Three Teams and Best Decorated Table Silent Auction, 50-50 Raffle


Please contact NEEC at 816-420-9005 or email

Harvest Ball Society 2015

The Harvest Ball Society (HBS) has selected NEEC to be a recipient of the 2015 Harvest Ball Society.  We are honored to be selected again this year as the the HBS celebrates their 29th year of enduring philanthropy.   Please visit their website ( to find out more about the HBS and sign up to attend the Adorn Fashion show on September 19, 2015 and the Harvest Ball on November 21, 2015.


Community Carnival

NEEC’s Free Community Carnival is a fun, family friendly event that includes a bounce house, a petting zoo, tricycle races, a truffle shuffle, face painting, balloon artists, a raffle, special prizes and more.

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