Race Calendar

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Mother’s Day Dash @ Mother's Day Dash
May 7 all-day
Mother's Day Dash @ Mother's Day Dash | Marysville | Kansas | United States

Mother’s Day Dash along the Scenic Blue River Rail Trail


Girls on the Run 5k ; Peace. Love. Rock & Run @ Blue Earth Plaza
May 7 @ 8:30 am
Girls on the Run 5k ; Peace. Love. Rock & Run @ Blue Earth Plaza | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

Girls on the Run 5K, Peace-Love-Rock & Run sponsored by Meadowlark Hills Foundation. The 5K is our end of the season celebration of the achievements of our girls during their participation in this life-changing program. Join the girls, their coaches and families, and other community runners in for this fun 5K event! Peace, Loving Costumes are encouraged


Maisie 5k @ Eskridge
May 7 @ 8:30 am

The 5k will begin at the Community Center in Eskridge and will highlight both the beauty of the Flint Hills Gravel Roads and Maisie’s Pool, we will end up back at the Eskridge Community center. The course is challenging, but it is runner, walker and jogging stroller friendly. The funds from the 5k will go towards raising money for the Maisie Devore Swimming Pool. The community pool is run by volunteers and donations received throughout the year. A bike race will also be occurring the same day as the event.

Lawrence Humane Society’s 2nd Annual Paw Valley Festival & 5K @ Watson Park
May 7 @ 10:00 am
Lawrence Humane Society's 2nd Annual Paw Valley Festival & 5K @ Watson Park | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

Lawrence Humane Society’s Paw Valley Festival and 5K presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition returns to Watson Park on Saturday, May 7!

The Second Annual Paw Valley Festival and 5K kicks off at 10:00am with a 5K Run/Walk beginning in Watson Park and winding through Old West Lawrence (click here to view the route). Then, catch your breath after the run at the Paw Valley Festival, featuring local vendors, food and drink, music, contests, and plenty of activities for all ages (and for Fido, too)!

5K registration includes run timing, an event t-shirt, a runner bag full of goodies, and more!

$30: Early Bird Registration
$35: Regular Registration
$40: Late and Day-Of Registration

The festival is FREE to attend for the whole family (two-and four-legged members, alike)! Leashed, well-behaved, vaccinated dogs are welcome, but not mandatory.


Walk Kansas 5K For the Fight & 1.5-Mile Fun Walk @ Johnson Cancer Research Center, K-State Manhattan
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Walk Kansas 5K For the Fight & 1.5-Mile Fun Walk @ Johnson Cancer Research Center, K-State Manhattan | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

The statewide fitness motivation program, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will hold its inaugural Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight (and 1.5-mile fun walk) on the beautiful K-State Manhattan campus at 10 a.m. May 7, and donate all proceeds to the Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State. It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas participants.

Second Annual Autism Heroes Run @ K-State Student Union
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to have a great time and be a hero for kids with autism? Join Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc. and K-State Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association at the Second Annual Autism Heroes Run. Proceeds from the run will help support treatment scholarships for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism.

Farley Movie Magic 5k and Fun Run @ Farley Elementary
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Farley Movie Magic 5k and Fun Run @ Farley Elementary | Topeka | Kansas | United States

We are excited to host the Farley Movie Magic 5k and Fun Run. On top of a wonderful 5k route we will have food trucks, carnival games, and bounce houses to enjoy pre or post race! Dress up as you favorite movie character. Many award categories including best costume, best team costume, various age bracket awards, and our coveted turtle award!


Scout Strong Challenge @ Kansas City Speedway
May 14 @ 7:30 am
Scout Strong Challenge @ Kansas City Speedway  | Kansas City | Kansas | United States

Are you ready for Scouting’s Ultimate Challenge?

This USA Track and Field sanctioned race is held on the track at Kansas Speedway. This event is for all ages and all runners on May14, with participants receiving a custom medal and technical t-shirt. This also includes post-race party, food, beverages and music. This race includes chip timing with instant results and a prize purse for the top finishers of the 1/2 marathon. Enjoy the unique views as you run through some of the most state of the art venues Kansas City has to offer. Some of these include Kansas Speedway, Wyandotte County Park and past the Agriculture Hall of Fame ending at the Start/Finish line on Kansas Speedway.

Bill Snyder Highway Half & 5K @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
May 21 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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!


Racing for a Cure/Tasty Pastry Donut Challenge @ Clay Center Community High School New Gym
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am
Racing for a Cure/Tasty Pastry Donut Challenge @ Clay Center Community High School New Gym

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.

Relay For Life(2016) Flier

Rib Run @ Downtown Marysville KS
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am

Run through the streets of Marysville during the Blue River Days, Also enjoy the Big Blue BBQ & Marysville AutoFest. Come for the run and stay for the fun!

Ashby House Color Run @ Magnolia Soccer Complex
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Ashby House is excited to announce its 3rd annual Color Run fundraiser towards raising funds needed to build a new family homeless shelter!
5K Run or 1 Mile Walk
DATE: Saturday, June 4th
LOCATION: Magnolia Soccer Complex, 2100 E. Magnolia, St., Salina, KS
RACE START TIME: 8:30 a.m.
YOU CAN REGISTER IN PERSON AT ASHBY HOUSE (142 S. 7TH St.) OR ONLINE AT www.ashbyhouse.org (Click on the “Color Run 2016” artwork).
Thursday, June 2nd from 4-5:30 p.m: B Strong Running Company
Friday, June 3rd from 5-6:30 p.m: Genesis Health Club
Race Day from 7:30-8:30 a.m: Magnolia Soccer Complex
DID YOU KNOW THAT COMPANIES/GROUPS THAT REGISTER 10 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS CAN HAVE THEIR LOGO INCLUDED ON RACE SHIRTS (group registration forms can be picked up at Ashby House or found on our website)?
Largest team & fundraising team (Companies that sponsor 10 or more employees can have their logo included on race shirts!)
Fastest male, female, & youth
Sweatin’ Rainbows Award for the best dressed male, female, youth, & group
Is there an age limit to enter the event? No. Everyone is welcome to participate! Children ages 4 and below do not need to pay a registration fee.
What is the paint thrown at the Color Run made of? It’s a non-toxic mixture of food coloring & cornstarch.
Do I have to get paint on me? No. Are throwers have been instructed to not throw paint on you if you create an “X” with your arms as you approach each station. We also have a rule to only aim for adults at the neck down and kiddos at the waste down when throwing paint.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Cheryl Calhoun at ccalhoun@ashbyhouse.org with any questions or if you’d like to volunteer or become an event sponsor.
What is the fundraiser for? Ashby House is a Salina nonprofit that provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to homeless women and families. The agency provides residential services to an average 750 people annually on top of the 150-200 people who utilize the agency’s Free Store daily. We are working towards a goal to build a new, larger family shelter able to house more families
& individual women – including those with limited mobility.

Wakefield School Color Run @ Wakefield School
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am

Please join us for a Color Run, Walk, or Jog.

Westy Community Care Home 5K walk/run @ Westy Community Care Home 5K Run/Walk
Jun 11 all-day
RunShunga @ Council Grove Neosho Riverwalk
Jun 18 @ 7:30 am

TCT is excited to announce that the 2016 Run-Shunga 5K proceeds will go to area school districts again this year! USD 397- Centre, USD 417 – Morris County, USD 435 – Abilene, USD 473-Chapman and USD – 481 Rural Vista will all benefit from the event.
The 2015 event was a great success, raising over $1,500 in donations to area schools!
If you would like your registration fee to benefit a particular school district be sure to indicate which district at the time you register. TCT will make sure your registration proceeds go toward the district of your choice.The run takes place during the Washunga Days Festival on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30am. We are happy to announce that the Manhattan Running Company will again oversee the technical aspects of this year’s race.
Age Categories include: Female/Male – 12 & under, 13-17, 18 -29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 +

Youth 12 and under entry fee is $8* prior to June 16th and $10 after June 16th. Adult entry fee (ages 18 and older) is $20* prior to June 16th and $25 after June 16th. Participants who register by June 10th are guaranteed a T-Shirt. Pre-Registered participants may pick up their packets on Friday, June 17th between 8am and 5pm at the TCT Solutions Center 923 W. Main St. in Council Grove, KS or between 6:00AM – 7:00AM at Run-Shunga starting point on race day. Registrations will be accepted between 6:00AM – 7:00AM on Race Day. The Award ceremony and presentation will take place 30 minutes after the first participant has crossed the finish line.

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