Though they appear sluggish, buffalo — the North American species of bison — can run up to 35 or 40 miles per hour. You probably won't find any bison on today's Sixth Annual Buffalo Run
through the Parkville Nature Sanctuary (north of downtown Parkville at Highway 9 and East 12th Street), but you'll see a waterfall and run through stretches of wood chips, dirt, gravel, deer trails and the Missouri River bluffs. Races begin at 9 a.m. and include a 1k trail run for kids ($15 race-day entry fee) and 5k and 8k runs for adults ($35). A portion of the proceeds funds projects at the sanctuary. For more information, see runkansascity.com
and click on "Events."