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Polar 5K Strut @ Tuttle Creek Swim Beach
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am
Polar 5K Strut @ Tuttle Creek Swim Beach

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!

MH1K @ Goodnow Park
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Brand new in 2016 is the MH1K!  This will be a short and sweet little 1k(.62 miles) run from Goodnow Park to the top of Bluemont Hill(Manhattan Hill).  We will be using the trail that goes up the SouthEast side of the hill.  This race will be on February 27th, 2016 at 10am.  We will run this race in waves with 5 runners starting every 30 seconds, faster runners starting first to avoid bottle necks.  It will also be capped this first year to the first 200 people to sign up.   Every runner will receive a premium race logo trucker hat and a finisher medal when you cross the finish line at the top.

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38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Races @ Aggieville, Manhattan, KS
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.


Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon @ Wamego, KS
Mar 26 all-day
Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon @ Wamego, KS

Wizard of OZ themed marathon & half marathon.

Royal Bunny Tracs 5K & Kids Rabbit Dash w/Easter Egg Hunt @ NE Community Park
Mar 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Royal Bunny Tracs 5K & Kids Rabbit Dash w/Easter Egg Hunt @ NE Community Park | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

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.


Race for GRACE @ Historic Grand Theatre, Downtown Grand Island, Nebraska
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am

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

Run For The Red @ Kansas State University Johnson Terrace on Campus (Between the Alumni Building and the old stadium)
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am

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.

Eisenhower Marathon
Apr 9 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

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.


6th Annual Running for Others @ Wamego Recreation Complex
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am

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.


Rural Route 13.1 @ Esbon Community Cente
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am
Rural Route 13.1 @ Esbon Community Cente

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.

Chase for a Cause 5k Run/Walk @ Geary Community Hospital
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
Chase for a Cause 5k Run/Walk @ Geary Community Hospital | Junction City | Kansas | United States

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!


Glow in the Park 5k & 1 mile Fun Run @ Oakdale Park - Salina KS
Apr 30 @ 8:30 pm
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

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.

Kansas Half Marathon & 5K @ Watson Park
Nov 6 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Kansas Half Marathon & 5K @ Watson Park | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

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.

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