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Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon and 5K @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
May 23 @ 7:00 am
Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon and 5K @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

Manhattan’s First and Only Half Marathon!

For full information please go to the WEBSITE

 Come join us on Saturday May 23rd, 2015 for the Inaugural Bill Snyder Highway Half and 5k.  This will be Manhattan’s first and 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 the Homecare & Hospice of Manhattan.

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.

THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Kansas City 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12 @ Franke Athletic Field
May 23 @ 3:00 pm
THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Kansas City 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12 @ Franke Athletic Field  | Lee's Summit | Missouri | United States

A National Adventure Race Series Supporting Pediatric Cancer

Since 2012 – Over 150 Races & Thousands of Smiles
A Cool Fundraiser & Birthday Party Idea
Official Site: www.GreatAmazingRace.com.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatamazingrace
Race Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8DyObdiXJI&feature=youtu.be

A national D.I.T. (Do-It-Together) family-friendly race competition modeled after the TV show THE AMAZING RACE .  For teams of two people (adults & kids grades K-12)… be it friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers. It’s way more fun than a 5K! Recreation & competitive levels. The top 25 teams from each local race qualify for regional championship race and chance to win $1,500! Reserve your spot now as registration will close once 120 team limit is reached.

CHARITY PARTNER: Help us fight pediatric cancer by donating 2 pairs of used sneakers or running shoes to Max Cure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks program and receive a 2 minute time eraser token for the race. (www.DunkYourKicks.org)

RACE DESCRIPTION: Modeled after the popular television show “THE AMAZING RACE”, teams of two people (adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid) race against other teams around a one-mile cross country course completing a string of fun challenges speckled every 200 yards. Clue Cards provided at each station directs teams to perform a task that requires teamwork, before proceeding to the next challenge station. Teams strive to arrive at the finish line with the fastest overall time to be declared the winners. Waves begin every 10 minutes … kids teams, then adult teams.
1. Recreation & Competitive Levels. Challenge stations include varying levels of difficulty- easy, intermediate and difficult – based on age and fitness level of the participants. Be aware that the competitive course consumes energies equivalent to a 5K race.
2. Registration info. Teams of two persons only: adult/kid, kid/kid or adult/adult. Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten must be paired with an adult.
3. Teachers, military, police, fire & EMS receive special pricing through the www.GreatAmazingRace.com portal only.
4. Fund Raising Programs. Groups & schools can receive $100, $200, $300 or more for participating in the race. Sign up through the www.GreatAmazingRace.com portal only.
5. Awards & Advancement. Medals are presented to the winners of each of 4 race divisions, which are determined by grade of youngest team member … Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-9 and Grades 10-Adult teams. The top 25 finishers of each local competition qualify for Regional Championship Race and chance to win $1,500!
6. Sponsorship. Sponsorship with THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Series offers many exciting exposure possibilities for your company. Please contact us at info@greatamazingrace.com to discuss corporate and small business sponsorship opportunities.

Rural Route 13.1 @ Esbon, Kansas
May 30 @ 7:30 am
Rural Route 13.1 @ Esbon, Kansas | Elizabeth City | North Carolina | United States

The 2015 Rural Route 13.1 is excited to build off the success of our inaugural event in 2014! New this year is the addition of a 13.1 mile bike ride. We will follow the same scenic course as last year taking participants on a tour of the rolling hills surrounding Esbon. Participants will run, walk, or bike on serene country roads alongside open pastures, wheat waving in the Kansas wind and freshly planted fields of corn and soybeans.

Our event will begin and end at the newly renovated Esbon Community Center. Hardworking residents of our small town selflessly volunteer their time and talents to make our community a place that we are proud to call home. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go towards the Esbon Community Alliance to help with future projects and community events.

A majority of the event’s proceeds will go towards The Zach Kindler Memorial Scholarship. A native of Esbon, Zach unexpectedly passed away in August 2014 at the age of 35. In addition to being a devoted husband and father, he was an accomplished athlete. His resume boasted a National Championship in javelin while at Fort Hays State University and successful career coaching track and field and cross county, most recently at Baker University.

In lieu of a medal, all finishers will have the opportunity to customize their own commemorative limestone rock. The after race party will include a hot post-race brunch, awards ceremony, and socializing. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Smiles For Life 5K @ Smiles For Life 5K
May 30 @ 8:30 am
Smiles For Life 5K @ Smiles For Life 5K

Located at the Webster Conference Center 2601 N Ohio St, Salina, KS 67401. Trail run. 5K run or 2 mile Walk

Ashby House Color Run/Walk @ Magnolia Soccor Complex
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

8 A.M. 5K Run & 9 A.M. Family 5K Run/1K Walk: The money raised at this event will help Ashby House build a new family homeless shelter able to house more families & individual women – including those with limited mobility.  Packet pick up will be located at B Strong Running Company at 122 S. Santa Fe Ave.



Racing for a Cure @ Clay Center Community High School New Gym
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am
Racing for a Cure @ Clay Center Community High School New Gym | Clay Center | Kansas | United States

Fund raising run for the Clay Center Relay for Life chapter


Prairie Burner 10k/5k/2m @ Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Prairie Burner 10k/5k/2m @ Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge | Cottonwood Falls | Kansas | United States

The Prairie Burner 10k/5k/2m begins and ends at the Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge in Cottonwood Falls, KS on Saturday, June 6th at 9:00am. All races follow an out and back course. Terrain consists of paved blacktop for the 5k and 2m races; the 10k course has some gravel. Metals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 10k and 5k. The 2m is a fun run. Registration is $25 prior to May 6th and $30 May 6th to race day. T-shirts are an additional $10 each. All proceeds from the race benefit the American Cancer Society through the Chase County Relay for Life team Jake’s Jeepsters. Packet pickup and day-of-race registration is on June 6th, from 8:00am to 8:45am.

AAAA D-Day Dash 5K/10K @ Marshall Army Airfield
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
AAAA D-Day Dash 5K/10K @ Marshall Army Airfield  | Fort Riley | Kansas | United States

Army Aviation Association of America run commemorating and honoring the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army and 1ID soldiers both past and present. This 5K/10K will help to build the “Walk of Heroes”, a memorial honoring fallen Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers.


Hell Creek on Heels Trail Run 5k and 15k @ Wilson State Park
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am

Trail running at its finest on Epic Singletrack! The race is conducted on the Switchgrass Trail in the Hell Creek Area of Wilson State Park. This trail was designated in 2012 as an Epic Trail by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). It is composed of 24 miles of 100% singletrack.

Multiple aid stations are available throughout the run course. Distances between aid stations and other crucial information is emailed to pre-registered participants. Water is available at the aid stations. It is preferred you bring hand held water bottles to help reduce waste. Assorted energy items are also available. Energy items may include fig newtons, hammer gel, Clif Shots, chewy granola bars, bananas, and random home made treats. Restrooms are only located at the Trailhead!

In central Kansas, on I-70, take Exit 206 N (Wilson), then drive north 5 mi on K-232, then west on Shoreline Dr ~1.5 mi to the park entrance on the right. Trail segments are visible crossing under the western end of the Hell Creek bridge. 
OR, from I-70, take Exit 199 N (Dorrance). Drive north 3 mi on 200th Road, then east 5 mi on Shoreline Drive to the park entrance on the left.
Camping is available at Wilson State Park, both tent camping and full hookup. Hotels within 50 minutes of Wilson Lake are in Russell, Salina, Ellsworth, Hays, and Wilson.

Restrooms and showers are located at the trailhead parking lot.

Many other details can be found on the website, www.wildwithinyou.com or on Facebook Hell Creek on Heels.

Have other questions? Email me at sarakay@wildwithinyou.com

This is a fun event! I do not place emphasis on winning First, Second, Third… I want to encourage all people to attend Wild Within You events! Novice and experts alike, come on out and challenge yourself on the trail!
Registration opens at 7:00 am.
Racer meeting is at 7:45 am.
Race start is at 8:00 am for both the 5k and 15k!

Cross Country Chaos @ Cross Country Chaos
Jun 13 all-day

Cross Country Chaos is a 5K mud run obstacle course located in Osage City, KS. Registration starts at 8am with the race beginning at 9am. Please go to www.crosscountrychaos.com to register.

‘Tiques and Trail Run @ Westy Community Care Home Inc
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am

Westy Community Care Home Inc is sponsoring a 5k walk/run at 8am. Proceeds to benefit the residents fund.
Registration is due by May 25th if ordering a t-shirt.
Fee is $20 for a t-shirt or $15 without t-shirt
Please see flyer posted on WestyCommCareHome facebook page

Strut ‘Ur Stuff for a Cause
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am
Strut 'Ur Stuff for a Cause

This is our First Annual Fun Run/Walk. Randolph is located just 25 miles north of Manhattan on US Hwy.77. Come out and enjoy our small town atmosphere!
This year we are inviting you to a 5K Walk/Run and a 2.5K Walk/Run. The Blue Valley
FCCLA (Family, Career Community Leaders of America) students are working hard to raise funds to attend the National Leadership Conference in July AND our CAUSE this year is for a local burn victim. On March 14th, a local man was burning a ditch near his home and the wind shifted, he has suffered 3rd degree burns over 58% of his body and is undergoing extensive surgeries and grafts. He is being treated at Viz Christi/St Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
Thank you for your support!


Alert Road Race @ Alert Covenant Church
Jun 20 @ 7:30 am

Get outta town! Run down the country roads in scenic Riley County. 10K is a loop on gravel roads, with a total of about 2 miles of pavement. 5K is out and back on a combination of gravel and pavement. 1-Mile fun run/ Faster Pastor Mile is out and back on pavement. The first 3 pastors across the line win special prizes (in pie form!), so pester your pastor to enter! Family-friendly event followed by breakfast and awards! Great t-shirts and the lowest entry fee around!



Flint Hills Breadbasket Food for Life Run 5K/10K @ KSU Sports Complex - East Parking Lot of Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am

Central National Bank’s mission includes success of local businesses and organizations. That’s why we’ve come together with Manhattan Running Company to bring the city of Manhattan a race to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Nearly 23% of Riley County’s citizens live at or below the poverty level. We see that as an opportunity to help a large number of people within the community with an issue that’s often overlooked. Too often the social focus is on obesity – not those who don’t have enough food. It’s time to change that.

The Flint Hills Breadbasket is a Community Food Network that was founded in 1982. They have grown over 33 years and continue to offer food through community donations and volunteer support.

The mission of Flint Hills Breadbasket is to minimize hunger and poverty through the distribution of available food and to nurture projects that will help alleviate hunger and poverty. They also enable clients to gain the skills necessary for self-sufficiency and offer programs to aid that process.



Run-Shunga 5K @ Council Grove, Kansas
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am

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