Join Special Olympics Kansas as they host their annual fundraiser, the Polar 5K Strut. Each paid $30 entry will receive a commemorative ear band. Costumes are encouraged, but not required! Awards will be given at 11:00 a.m. during the Texas Roadhouse Tailgate Party, prior to the Polar Plunge! For more details, check out www.plungeks.org and select Manhattan!
Join us for the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Races. 2 mile starts at 10:00a and the Marvin Hachmeister 10k starts at 10:45a.
Come help area foster kids get the opportunity to participate in a week long summer camp and school year mentoring program by running or walking in the 5K at 8:30 AM. Awards following 5K. Registration opens at 7:30 AM. Kids Fun Run begins at 10:00 with a 200 yard dash, ½ mile and 1 mile distances. Inflatables (weather permitting) and games for kids begins at 9 AM. An Easter Egg hunt for kids 12 and under is available at 11:15 am. A BBQ lunch will be available by donation. ALL proceeds stay locally and benefit area foster kids with camp and mentoring programs. We are a 100% volunteer organization so every dollar goes directly to Manhattan Royal Family KIDS for these programs.
The Race for GRACE is a 10K and 2-Mile Family Fun Run with its start/finish at the historic Grand Theatre in downtown Grand Island, Nebraska. All proceeds from this event go to the GRACE Foundation (Grand Island Area Cancer Endowment) which supports individuals and families affected by cancer in the community and surrounding area. There were over 1,850 participants in its 5th year, and it continues to grow. There is an awards ceremony and post race activities in the Celebration Garden. Food and beverages are provided, and all ages are welcome. Bring ID for adult beverages. Medals are awarded to the first 3 places in each age group for both male and female in both the 10K and 2-Mile run.
Expo and packet pick-up: Liederkranz at 403 W. 1st St., Downtown G.I. on Friday, April 1st from 5-7 pm
Race Day packet pick-up on 3rd Street in Kaufmann Park near the Grand Theatre
Join us for the 2nd Annual
Run for the Red 5K around the K-State campus
This event is put on by the K-State American Red Cross Club and
all proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
Run the historic Chisholm Trail in the Eisenhower Marathon. Course is fast and flat. All marathon and half runners get finisher medals. All races have 1st, 2nd, 3rd medals in age divisions. $2650 in prize money. Pasta dinner Friday 5-7 PM, Worlds fastest long distance runner Kostelnick will speak. Presidents granddaughter often presents medals.
Running for Others was formed in 2011 with the goal of helping a family in need each year. This year the beneficiary is Christi Michaud-Waterbury. In January of 2014, at the age of 34, Christi was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Christi has since undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and numerous surgeries in attempts to remove the tumors. This has included the removal of part or all of several organs. Christi did qualify for an experimental drug treatment and this is currently ongoing. The funds raised from this fundraiser will be used to help Christi pay for the many associated expenses with this treatment.
The Rural Route 13.1 offers a variety of events that take runners, walkers, and bikers along a scenic tour of rural Jewell County Kansas. Rolling hills challenge participants while providing stunning views of the countryside. Everyone is invited to fuel up at a spaghetti feed the night before the race as well as enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast after crossing the finish line. All participants will receive a performance material t-shirt, customized race bib, and the opportunity to personalize their own finisher “medal” – a locally sourced limestone rock.
The Rural Route 13.1 has races for all ages and levels to experience:
Half-Marathon Run/Walk ($45)
10 K Run/Walk ($45)
13.1 Mile Bike Ride ($45)
6.2 Mile Kids’ Bike Ride ($20)
If you’re seeking a competitive race, we offer cash prizes to top placers. If a morning of family time and fresh air is more your pace, our event is family friendly. New this year are a 6.2 mile kids’ bike ride and family plan pricing*. For those members of your household not old enough to participate, jogging strollers and bike trailers are welcome.
All proceeds will benefit the Zach Kindler Memorial Scholarship Fund and The Esbon Community Alliance.
The “Chase for a Cause” 5k run/walk is a healthy living initiative by Geary Community Hospital and also helps raise funds for local causes,charities and non-profit organizations.
Participants get to choose which local cause their funds go toward. This provides an
opportunity for other organizations that may not have the resources to host such an event to benefit and receive funds.
Let’s join together as we raise funds for great causes in our local communities. The hard part is choosing which one!
Come join us on Saturday May 21st, 2016 for the 2nd Annual Bill Snyder Highway Half and 5k. Manhattan’s only Half Marathon. As we do with all our races, we not only want to have a good time and throw on a great event but we are also wanting to raise money for a great cause. This year, Coach Snyder has selected 3 charities: the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, First Tee of Manhattan and Shepard’s Crossing.
Half Marathoners will be in for a real treat when they run this point-to-point race. Runners will be shuttled from Bill Snyder Family Stadium to the starting line. The course will begin out near I-70 on Highway 177, better known as the Coach Bill Snyder Highway. Runners will run into town on Northbound lane on the east side. Once in town the course will go down Poyntz Ave, around City Park, through Aggieville, through KSU campus and finish at the Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The 5k race will start and finish at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The runners will come out of the parking lot heading east on Kimball, turn South on Denison and loop down by campus and back to the stadium.
All finishers (Half and 5K) this year will receive a Finisher’s medal!
Annual fund raiser for the Clay Center Relay for Life Chapter
A 5-K road race through the streets of Clay Center, Kansas. This is the first fund raiser of the Clay Center Relay for Life. The first mile is down hill and the finish is in front of the Clay Center Community high school new gym.The Tasty Pastry Donut Challenge is a one mile fun run where you will stop and eat a Tasty Pastry donut twice.
The Kansas Half Marathon & 5K is Sunday, November 6th, 2016! Runners will gather at Watson Park in downtown Lawrence to kick off exciting 13.1 mile and 5k races.
This event offers chip timing, beautiful sunflower medals, USATF certified courses, tech t-shirts, FREE race photos, music, food, and 100% of the proceeds benefit a local charity: Health Care Access.