KC Fit is the brainchild of KultureCity® co-founder Dr. Michele Kong and NFL legend Tiki Barber to merge philanthropy with physical fitness through exercise, diet and community.

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What is KCFit?

KC Fit is a collective group of individuals who are committed to use their passion for sports and athletics for the betterment of all special needs individuals. They are fuelled not just by the desire to be a better runner, swimmer, cyclist or athlete, but to use that passion to promote acceptance and inclusion of all special needs individuals and their families.

Raise funds while staying active

We will use the KC Fit platform to fundraise for the lifeBOKS initiatives. This has a tremendous direct impact on the children. To date, lifeBOKS has prevented countless wandering and near-drowning events.

The philosophy of KCFit is simple

We can achieve anything, even the impossible, one step at a time. It starts with having the courage to take the first step.

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Running is about the journey that takes us to the starting line. It is about showing up, towing the line and running with our hearts, knowing that we are running for those who cannot. It is putting one foot in front of the other. And when we look back, we have climbed a mountain and crossed an ocean.

– Michele Kong, M.D.

I spent most of my life being an athlete, so I know well the thrill of the arena. Running is less about the arena, and more about the journey… and in a marathon, that journey is both singular and collective. You’re lost in your mind as your body endures but driven forward by the energy of those around you. Running takes passion! Running 26.2 miles for a cause, though, is all about compassion. 

– Tiki Barber


Adam Reitz

My senior year of college I became extremely sedentary and that is really when I started to gain a lot of weight. It wasn’t until I really looked at a picture of myself eight years later that I realized how much weight I had put on. In 2007, I was tipping the scales at 310 pounds and that was a moment that changed my life.

That day I made a promise to myself that I was not going to go on a diet, but I was going to change my lifestyle. I cut out all sweets, fried foods and even stopped eating red meat. I also went for a run, if that is what you would call it. I remember I could not even run around the block twice. From that day on, I ran six days a week no matter what the weather or how I felt.

My friend, Kevin, told me he was going to do a half marathon and asked me if I would do it with him. I did not think it was possible, but after 6 months of training, I completed it. I was hooked! I signed up for my first marathon and the pounds just began melting away. All in all, I have lost 125 pounds and running has become just another part of my day. I run 60 – 70 miles a week and love every moment of being outside no matter what season. 17 marathons, a 50 miler and 100 miler later, I feel younger than I did 10 years ago! Now I run to give people a voice and that is why I have teamed up with KultureCity® to help save lives by raising money for LifeBOKS!

Member Perks

  • Guaranteed race entry plus PAID race entry
  • Iconic ‘We Run to Save Lives’ Exclusive KC Fit running shirt/tank top
  • Surprise gift of KultureCity® accessories and gear
  • Pre-race private team dinner for you and a guest (depends on marathon, location to be announced)
  • Post-race party for you and a guest (depends on marathon, location to be determined)
  • Travel credits (not for all marathons)
  • Custom online fundraising page and tools
  • Fundraising tips, opportunities, and materials to help you reach your goal
  • KC Fit Facebook Group specific for the event to interact with teammates
  • Dedicated KultureCity® staff to answer any questions