Calling All #BostonMarathon Bound KC Runners To First Ever KC Pre-Boston Buffet & Bash!

Kansas City will be well represented at the 117th running of the Boston Marathon next month when 27,000 runners toe the starting line in Hopkinton. Are you one of the 123 KC-area runners who have spent the last few months preparing for Boston and watching the calendar slowly turn from winter to spring? If so, why not get together April 7th at Johnny Cascone’s off 91st & Metcalf for a pasta buffet dinner and a chance to meet all of your fellow 2013 Boston Marathon entrants?

This will be my third time to run Boston and I would like to run it with a few more familiar faces. So I thought – “Why not celebrate with other Kansas City area runners beforehand?” The cross country kids always have a big pasta feed at one of their parents’ homes the night before a big meet for carbo loading and to build team chemistry. Since my parents declined to host this bash, we can head to Cascone’s and treat this dinner as our team building exercise as we all prepare to dish out some heartbreak on those Newton hills.

I have listed below the 123 local names I grabbed off of the B.A.A. website – but I have no way of contacting these fleet folks except for word of mouth and the good old-fashioned Internet. So peruse this list and please forward this info to anyone you may know who is Boston bound.

This is our first KC Pre-Boston Buffet & Bash so the agenda is still building. My thought is we meet at 6:00 PM, mingle, eat, have everyone introduce themselves, have some folks tell their unique stories and even raffle off some free stuff – if I can get Gary Gribbles, Dick’s, KC Running Company and a few other runner –friendly folks to contribute.

I am hoping to have 50-100 folks RSVP for this first ever KC Pre-Boston Bash. All 2013 Boston Marathon entrants are invited along with their family or friends. We would also be happy to see some former Boston finishers and hear their experiences.

Details for Kansas City’s 2013 Pre-Boston Buffet & Bash
What: Pasta party for all KC-area runners (and family/friends) entered in the 2013 117th Boston Marathon
When: Sunday, April 7th, at 6:00 PM
Where: Johnny Cascone’s Italian Restaurant / Just east of 91st & Metcalf in Overland Park
How Much: $25/person. The buffet includes Cascone’s lasagna, pasta w/ three sauces, salads, garlic bread, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. About the cost of a cheap 5K.
Why: To share a very unique experience in our lives with other talented but touched individuals who are just as crazy as you. And make some new friends before we hit the streets of Boston.

Next Step: Email Greg Hall at [email protected] to RSVP your attendance. Do it today. I need to get a fairly accurate count to Cascone’s soon.

I’m hoping to get 75 to 100 people to RSVP me and make this one very fun night. We will have a microphone set up and I might even coax a special guest of two out of the crowd to tell us some of their personal Boston stories. Now get to work and spread the word — and email me your RSVP!

BIB W/C NAME AGE M/F CITY STATE
14864 2/6 Abram, Amber N 26 F Kansas City MO
4280 1/5 Agee, Brett M 25 M Kansas City MO
6492 1/7 Andreasen, Scott W. 38 M Lenexa KS
1525 1/2 Andrews, Justin R 28 M Kansas City MO
15123 2/7 Bae, Soo 34 F Shawnee KS
4726 1/5 Baker, Jeffrey 31 M Independence MO
14215 2/6 Baldwin, Candice 30 F Overland Park KS
5140 1/6 Barney, Tim 46 M Excelsior Springs MO
11014 2/3 Becker, Kurt 54 M Overland Park KS
17888 2/9 Beezley, Linda 48 F Lenexa KS
18862 3/1 Bertoncin, Kristen 49 F Kansas City MO
15367 2/7 Bradshaw, Tina N 20 F Liberty MO
24342 3/9 Braithwait, Austin J. 42 M Leawood KS
12296 2/4 Brancato, Melissa 30 F Overland Park KS
17573 2/9 Brodine, William 62 M Overland Park KS
20642 3/3 Brown, William D 67 M Overland Park KS
3506 1/4 Bryant, David L. 39 M Kansas City MO
20526 3/3 Campbell, Joyce 55 F Overland Park KS
11514 2/3 Chisesi, Amber 34 F Lees Summit MO
16765 2/8 Christie, Kyla L. 38 F Leawood KS
7743 1/8 Clum, Gregory D. 44 M Lenexa KS
8081 1/9 Clune, Peter F III 41 M Leawood KS
17059 2/9 Coates, Heidi N 43 F Gardner KS
12646 2/4 Cochrane, Jodie L 28 F Lawrence KS
4681 1/5 Comment, Kristen 38 F Kansas City MO
25705 3/9 Conner, Scott D. 55 M Leawood KS
10323 2/2 Coomer, Katie 24 F Overland Park KS
13814 2/5 Davidson, Sandy 26 F Holden MO
12838 2/4 Davis, Herschel 57 M Lenexa KS
9213 2/1 Degen, Ashley 30 F Overland Park KS
15526 2/7 Dibble, Kate S 33 F Overland Park KS
11932 2/3 Dippold, Kelly A. 50 F Overland Park KS
1703 1/2 Dixon, Lee 28 M Kansas City MO
19524 3/2 Doerr, Susan 45 F Overland Park KS
6470 1/7 Dries, Andy J. 35 M Lenexa KS
4205 1/5 Eligon, John W. 30 M Kansas City MO
3772 1/4 Farmer, Michael S 27 M Kansas City MO
3384 1/4 Fitzgerald, Don E. 59 M Lenexa KS
3212 1/4 Fox, Joseph 29 M Kansas City MO
17700 2/9 Francis, Tiffany 50 F Lawrence KS
1762 1/2 Fritson, Tim D 27 M Liberty MO
4409 1/5 Fry, Eric M 34 M Lees Summit MO
11942 2/3 Frydman, John 54 M Lawrence KS
20761 3/3 Griffin, Michele R 55 F Olathe KS
16151 2/8 Gudenkauf, Kimberly K. 42 F Olathe KS
2790 1/3 Haberstroh, Robin E 32 M Olathe KS
8972 1/9 Hall, Greg 58 M Kansas City MO
13554 2/5 Hall, Jeff W 50 M Liberty MO
4623 1/5 Harlow, Terry 38 M Lenexa KS
17125 2/9 Harris, Sarah B. 39 F Baldwin City KS
14445 2/6 Hatfield, Alison M 26 F Grain Valley MO
22188 3/5 Hechler, Mark L. 49 M Warrensburg MO
1204 1/2 Heikes, Joe S 46 M Olathe KS
7734 1/8 Heilers, Greg 44 M Kansas City MO
18629 3/1 Hendrickson, Rebecca 48 F Lees Summit MO
5492 1/6 Hickey, Jerry P. 43 M Parkville MO
11081 2/3 Hofmann, Anthony J 47 M Overland Park KS
11869 2/3 Holdhusen, Kristin N 36 F Overland Park KS
2238 1/3 Howard, Tom F II 36 M Shawnee KS
5001 1/6 Huerter, Matthew J. 38 M Olathe KS
1440 1/2 Huseman, Levi 25 M Tonganoxie KS
18076 3/1 Hyde, Karen 51 F Lawrence KS
2814 1/3 Inglehart, John 33 M Olathe KS
9166 2/1 Jarvis, Whitney K. 32 F Olathe KS
5590 1/6 Jenkins, Ronald J. 40 M Lawrence KS
3954 1/4 Jones, Benjamin T. 28 M Lawrence KS
4167 1/5 Jordan, Jeramey S. 25 M Kansas City MO
3473 1/4 Kanary, James R 36 M Overland Park KS
14451 2/6 Kandt, Rebecca 44 F Leawood KS
1621 1/2 Kelly, Bryan S 29 M Warrensburg MO
3299 1/4 Kohler, John P. 32 M Olathe KS
19088 3/2 Koon, Traci 48 F Kearney MO
360 1/1 Kruger, Matthew 24 M Kansas City MO
13507 2/5 Laws, Lynnette K 33 F Overland Park KS
10491 2/2 Leahy, Kathryn 29 F Kansas City MO
11781 2/3 Ledford, Don K. 50 M Excelsior Springs MO
5318 1/6 Lee, Anthony 40 M Leavenworth KS
17890 2/9 Legato, Theresa 41 F Overland Park KS
23125 3/6 Long, Christopher D. 37 M Mission Hills KS
1461 1/2 Loya, Caleb M. 24 M Kansas City MO
12347 2/4 Lynn, Caroline 35 F Leawood KS
7353 1/8 Maher, Jeffrey G. 46 M Overland Park KS
8292 1/9 Mason, Elizabeth A. 34 F Lenexa KS
6379 1/7 McAvoy, Matt 53 M Overland Park KS
7000 1/8 Mccreight, Scott A 48 M Leawood KS
15690 2/7 Meck-Gilbert, Tarah 29 F Parkville MO
5029 1/6 Melchior, Jacqueline 43 F Olathe KS
19662 3/2 Mellen, David G 61 M Stilwell KS
7820 1/8 Merryman, Scott 42 M Overland Park KS
1859 1/2 Milberger, Jeff 28 M Shawnee KS
5227 1/6 Millard, Ray 37 M Lenexa KS
5862 1/6 Miller, John S 45 M Leawood KS
17887 2/9 Miller, Pam 46 F Leawood KS
11004 2/3 Moore, Christen C 43 F Olathe KS
15417 2/7 Mueller, Frances L. 38 F Leavenworth KS
6643 1/7 Mundhenke, Gary L 51 M Kansas City MO
15524 2/7 Myers, Bethany B. 39 F Leawood KS
6424 1/7 Niblo, Mark A. 54 M Blue Springs MO
7228 1/8 Nichols, Kirk W 43 M Platte City MO
13176 2/5 Peters, Todd L. 50 M Lees Summit MO
24405 3/9 Powell, Ryan H. 39 M Kansas City MO
20263 3/3 Power, Diane 52 F Kansas City MO
5970 1/6 Presson, Don M. 41 M Kansas City MO
19546 3/2 Prevou, Sheila K. 49 F Leavenworth KS
16391 2/8 Scalfaro, Stacy G 39 F Lee’S Summit MO
25310 3/9 Schmittling, Kerry B. 31 F Kansas City MO
15870 2/7 Schroer, Anne 37 F Olathe KS
15531 2/7 Schultz, Greg 55 M Kansas City MO
13576 2/5 Schuman, Greg 54 M Belton MO
9093 2/1 Scruggs, Sam 50 M Kansas City MO
3654 1/4 Slack, Michael A 29 M Lawrence KS
19489 3/2 Smith, Bill Jr. 65 M Liberty MO
20956 3/3 Smith, Chau 63 F Oak Grove MO
15470 2/7 Sperry, Stacey 35 F Olathe KS
17973 2/9 Stauffer, Diana 41 F Lees Summit MO
533 1/1 Troncoso, Alejandro 25 M Blue Springs MO
6653 1/7 Vanopdorp, Justin 40 M Olathe KS
8206 1/9 Wackerla, Patrick J 46 M Olathe KS
10594 2/2 Webb, Gene 45 M Blue Springs MO
2897 1/3 White, Chistopher 36 M Kansas City MO
4986 1/5 Willson, Scott G. 48 M Olathe KS
9293 2/1 Wolkey, Kristin M. 26 F Gladstone MO
15329 2/7 Wyss, Krista M 29 F Kansas City MO

Greg Hall / [email protected] / Twitter: greghall24

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8 Responses to Calling All #BostonMarathon Bound KC Runners To First Ever KC Pre-Boston Buffet & Bash!

  1. This is really cool!!! Thanks for putting this together. It is on my calendar!

  2. Greg Hall says:

    We are already at 20 attendees and we haven’t really done much to kick off our marketing campaign. I think we are going to have a really good crowd for our gathering at Cascone’s on April 7th. Please help spread the word!

  3. Very cool–thanks Greg!

  4. Greg, I was informed of this from a friend of mine who ran Boston last year. Thanks for organizing this, and I look forward to meeting you and many others headed East for the race!

  5. Joe Heikes says:

    Greg, this is a great idea. Not sure yet if I can commit, but thanks for taking the lead on this!

  6. Greg Hall says:

    We are currently at 65 confirmed attendees for our Pre-Boston Pasta Party at Cascone’s in OP Sunday night! I have also received some great stories fron the KC locals who will be running Boston this year. Bring your appretite and a sense of humor — this is going to be a really fun night.

  7. Jeff Maher says:

    I am definitely in and cannot wait to meet all of the other KC area runners. What a great idea, I hope it becomes a tradition!

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