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Color Me Independent 5K @ Bennington High School
Jul 2 @ 8:30 am

5K Color Run

40th Annual Coors Freedom Run @ Heritage Park
Jul 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
40th Annual Coors Freedom Run @ Heritage Park | Junction City | Kansas | United States


Location: Heritage Park, Washington and 5th St, Junction City, KS, 66441

Time: 5K and 10K: 7:00AM, Fun Run 1 Mile: 8:30 AM

Price: 5K* – $20, 10K* – $25, Fun Run Mile – Free

(*$5 Increase after 6-20-156 and NO Guarantee of T-Shirt)

Race Day Registration is available for 5K – $25, 10K – $30, (but no T-Shirt is guaranteed)

The 10K is a race, walkers please choose 5K. There will be a 1:30 cut off for the 10K because of the parade.

Course Maps: 10K , 5K , 1 Mile

Packet Pick up:

Early: July 2, 2016 10 AM – 6 PM, July 3, 2016 12 PM – 5 PM

Manhattan Running Company, 1129 Garden Way, Manhattan, KS 66502

Race Day: Heritage Park – starting at 5:30 AM

Brochure: Freedom Run Brochure

Strollers are allowed, dogs are not allowed.

Bern Independence Day 5K @ Bern Independence Day 5K
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am
Heading’ for Home 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run @ Centennial Park-Newton KS
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

USATF Certified course start and finish in Centennial Park with finish line crossing “Home Plate”
Kick off your celebration of America’s Birthday Headin For Home. This unique 5K features chip timing and a certified course which travels through the beautiful campus of Bethel College and ends with runners crossing home plate at Kenny Williams Field. The cost of the race is $25 for the first 50 entrants, after that it increases to $30 until June 25th ,$35 June 26- DAY OF RACE late reqistrations must be done in person (no shirt guaranteed July 1-day of race).
New this year is the Headin’For Home 1 Mile Fun Run. This non-chiped race is designed for children and families and will begin by Klein Scott Field and will use the same finish line as the other race. Each participant in this race will receive a participation award and a T-shirt**. Fees for this race are $15 until June 26th, $20 from June 27th-to day of race (no shirt guaranteed day of race).
**T-shirt not guaranteed for day of race entries.
One dollar of each entry will benefit Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.

Sunflower State Games Cauldron Run @ Reynolds Lodge at Lake Shawnee
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am

Gold, silver, bronze medals awarded in multiple divisions for ages 10 & under to 80+. Commemorative t-shirt to participants who register before July 1st. The Cauldron Fest takes place from 7-10 AM and includes lighting of the cauldron and complimentary breakfast for all athletes and volunteers.

Lunar Kanza Ride and Run @ Lunar Kanza
Jul 16 @ 11:25 am

Dirty Kanza Promotions is excited to announce the first annual Lunar Kanza night run. This is a leisure night time run conducted under a full moon in Emporia, Kansas. Using a lollipop format, runners will have the option of turning around at any point to make their run shorter. Runners who complete the full course will cover approximately 13.3 miles. The Lunar Kanza run will begin and end at the intersection of Merchant Street and 8th Avenue, in beautiful downtown Emporia, Kansas. Runner check in will begin at 5pm. There will be no day of sign ups. Participants will utilize a “floating” start time. Runners are encouraged to begin their run anytime between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, with the intent of finishing between the hours of 10:00pm and 11:00pm. Block party begins at 8pm, live music at 10pm. (Don’t begin too early, or you will miss running under the full moon. Begin your ride too late, and you’ll miss the post-ride block party.)

All registered runners will receive a custom event t-shirt, commemorative bib, custom finisher’s patch, and a complimentary meal and two drink vouchers.

The course will take the runners from downtown Emporia, out onto the gravel roads of the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas. Once home to the great Kanza Nation, the Flint Hills have been called the “eastern-most part of the Great Far West”. Come out and experience these Flint Hills in a brand new way… under the light of the full moon. Afterwards, hang out and enjoy the Lunar Kanza Block Party, featuring good food & drink, good music, glow in the dark body pain from Emporia Arts Council, and great company. Your event entry fee will include admission to the block party, along with one meal voucher and two drink vouchers. The meal will be provided by 3 Fingers BBQ and Surly Mermaid (vegetarian options available). Drinks will be provided by Mulready’s Pub, and will include various craft beers, and assorted soft drinks. Additional meals and drinks will be available for purchase. Sister’s Sno Cones will also be back with their shaved ice!

26th Annual Barnyard Boogie @ Blue Rapids, Kansas
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am

Mostly along country roads, unique finisher awards, watermelon post race, low key, great event for beginners and recreational participants. Run or Walk

Don’t Melt Away 5K @ Waterfall Park
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Don't Melt Away 5K @ Waterfall Park  | Independence | Missouri | United States

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with some wholesome exercise and delicious ice cream at the finish line of this awesome 5K run/walk. Delicious ice cream will be waiting for all participants at the end of the race with the traditional toppings that makes having ice cream so great.

Bring your kids to enjoy the Little Ice Cream Lover’s Run and face painting. Friends and family who come to cheer you on may also enjoy some ice cream for free. Beat the heat of a summer’s day with one of America’s favorite national treats and celebrate National Ice Cream Day with us!

10-5-2 Prairie Run @ King Field House, Fort Riley Kansas
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am

The 10-5-2 Prairie Run is a unique run that offers 3 different courses. A 10 mile, 5 mile, and 2 mile run. The 10 mile run is a qualifier for the Army Ten Miler Team.

If you are not a DOD ID card holder please come early and enter through the Henry Gate so you can get an access pass.


8th Annual Brew 2 Shoe 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run @ Tallgrass Taphouse
Aug 6 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
8th Annual Brew 2 Shoe 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run @ Tallgrass Taphouse | Manhattan | Kansas | United States


Go to Full website for more information: Brew2Shoe.com

Run for Your Momma @ Marion County Lake
Aug 13 @ 6:30 am

Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay starts at 6:30 am. 5k Fun Run/Walk starts at 7:30 am. Early bird rates until July 1.

Speedy PD 10K/5K/fun run @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am
Speedy PD 10K/5K/fun run @ Tuttle Creek State Park

The Speedy PD 5K/10K and Family Fun Run is a event to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund. The Meadowlark Parkinson Fund helps support services for the community to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease including patients, caregivers, therapists and nurses. With this fund, Meadowlark is able to continue and expand opportunities for education, outreach, scholarships for medical purposes, medical care and a future Parkinson’s resource center for the Kansas region.


Meadowlark Hills
Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us as we welcome back all K-State students to the 3rd annual Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K fun run! We will have prizes for the top finishers, t-shirts for those who register early, and food for all! To top it off, one lucky winner will get 2 tickets to the first K-State Football home game! Just register by 8/13/2016 for a chance win! ($15 for students, $20 for non-students)


Holy Smokin 5k Run/Walk @ Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church
Sep 10 @ 8:15 am

The 9th annual Holy Smokin 5k run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:15. The 5k starts at 8:15 a.m. packet and registration begin at 7 a.m. The start and finish are at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, 2014 NW 26th, Street, Topeka, KS 66618. Entry fee before September 1 is $25. Teams of 5 or more are $20 each. Trophies for first three overall finishers and medals for fist three male and female in each 5-year age group. Lots of raffle prizes for entrants. The race is followed by a sausage and pancake feed for a free will donation. To register and pay on line go to http://mtcctopeka.org. For questions, contact holysmokinrun@gmail.com

Flint Hills Praisefest 5K @ Manhattan City Park
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am

Come join us on Saturday, September 10th for the 2nd Annual Flint Hills Praisefest 5k. This year’s entry fees will be donated to The House, a youth focused outreach café, in Ogden, KS. Our family-friendly flat and fast course will provide runners and walkers of all levels with an enjoyable race. The course will begin and end in City Park in front of the bandshell where artists will be performing throughout the day.

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