Race Info

We regret that, due to low registration, we are canceling Rock the Socks 5K. We will refund the previous registrants fees in a timely manner.

Essential Race Info


Individual 5K Registration includes:

Timing, Event Long-sleeved T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Prizes for Top Finishers, Age Group Winners, Sock Themed Mile Markers.

Little Sock Hopper’s Run (for ages 12 and under):

Event Long-sleeved T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Prize Bag for Finishers. A shorter distance race based on age.


There is a small fee for processing the transaction. Teams are made up of 4 runners. Online registration only or on race day in person. Online registration ends September 22.


May 1 through August 8
August 9 through September 6
September 7 through September 22
Race Day



Team (per member)


Little Sock Hopper’s Run (Ages up to 12)

March 1 through Race Day



Waterfall Park, Independence, MO


Official Address:

4501 S Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO 64055

Enter from 40 Hwy. Lee’s Summit Rd entrance to the park will be closed the morning of the race.

Date and Start Times:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

5K: 8:00 am

Little Sock Hopper’s Run: 9:00 am

Awards Ceremony: 9:15 am


Start/Finish Line is in the parking lot of Waterfall Park. The course will go down to Lee’s Summit Road and back, then around the Bass Pro Shop following Bass Pro Drive through the roundabout and finishing along the shaded road along the lake and waterfall.


Please park in the Hobby Lobby/Mardel parking lot and use the short walk to the start/finish line to warm up. A “P” marks this lot in the above course map.

Handicap Parking: Handicapped may use the Waterfall Park parking lot. Please park on the west side of the parking lot away from the Start/Finish line against the curb. This location is marked with a checkered flag in the above course map.

Timing and Results:

Timing provided by RaceDay Timing Solutions.
Results posted immediately after the race online at RaceDay Timing Solutions.



1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Overall (Male and Female)

Fastest Team

1st Place Age Group Winner (Male and Female):

  • 14 & under
  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 – 74
  • 75+

Packet Pickup

Thursday, September 22 at Garry Gribbles in Independence, 4-7 pm
Race Day at Waterfall Park near the Start/Finish line.

Charity Highlight

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) research through the KU Endowment. PWS is a rare disease that affects an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 people worldwide. Click here for a fact sheet about this condition.

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