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April – June 2014
5K registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Awards ceremony will follow after 5K. Kids Rabbit Dash will begin approximately 10:00 a.m. There will be lots of activities for the kids with a carnival atmosphere beginning by 8:30 a.m. An Easter egg hunt will be provided with different age divisions. A fun family event that will help raise money to help send area foster kids to a week long summer camp.
The Race for the Stars is a race run by women to benefit women. PEO Chapter GY of Abilene hosts this race as a fundraiser to assist women in their higher education goals.
Law Day 5k
The Council Grove Life Center is a non-profit fitness and wellness center in Historic Council Grove, in the beautiful Flint Hills, providing healthy, exciting activities and programming for our 850+ members of all ages.
Our annual Spring Into Step walk/run event is our only fundraiser, and this year, we are hoping to make it more exciting than ever by adding a 10K route and partnering with Read’s Clubhouse for a fantastic finish-line party.
Your registration includes an event t-shirt and one free beverage (beer or soft drink) at Read’s Clubhouse when you finish! There will be live music, discounts on food and beverages, plus a raffle for awesome prizes after the awards ceremony.
5k walk/run- $30
10k walk/run- $40
Run, Walk or Volunteer for “Run for the Hills” to Benefit In-home Services
May 3 – 7 a.m. packet pickup and race registration begin at Blue Earth Plaza located outside of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. This race/walk benefits “Solutions for Seniors” provided by the NC-FH AAA. These solutions include Friendship Meals /Meals on Wheels, In-Home Care Services, Medicare Counseling and other essential services needed by many seniors and their caregivers. Race options include a 5k run/walk. Awards presentation follows the finishing of the 5k. The race is open to everyone. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. If you are interested in donating your time call the North Central- Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging at 785-776-9294 and ask for Monica Piro-Duffin. Prior to April 11, entry fee is $25 per individual for chip timed 5K and $20 for untimed walk; after April 11, $30 for chip timed 5K, $25 for untimed walk.
The North-Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, plans, coordinates and sponsors services across 18 counties in Kansas. This race benefits “Solutions for Seniors” provided by the NC-FH AAA. These solutions include Friendship Meals /Meals on Wheels, In-Home Care Services, Medicare Counseling and other essential services needed by many seniors and their caregivers.
41 Senior Centers serve 2,041 meals to seniors and caregivers each day.
Four Regional Offices provide Options Counseling, information & assistance and answers to questions.
Race options include a 5k run/walk. Awards presentation follows the finishing of the 5k. The race is open to everyone. Those under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign off on the waiver of liability portion in this brochure. Dogs, skateboards, roller skates and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the race course. The race will start and finish at the Blue Earth Plaza located outside of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Tour de Trails
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Event starts at 8:00am
Register Online at http://www.active.com/mcpherson-ks/running/distance-running-races/tour-de-trails-race-series-2014
Central Kansas Conservancy in collaboration with the McPherson County Runegades are pleased to announce their first ever Tour de Trails Event to Promote the Central Kansas Rails- to-Trails Project!
What better way to wrap up the exciting All School’s Day Festivities than to hit one of McPherson County’s newest amenities! The 1st annual Tour de Trails Event will take place on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at the Meadowlark Trail Head. This year’s event will feature two running/walking distances: 8 miles or 4 miles. The race path for these events is a 100% trail course winding over McPherson County’s Beautiful Meadowlark Trail. Our bikers will get 4 miles on the Meadowlark Trail and a scenic loop around McPherson County roads.
The 8 mile option will be an out and back route which will begin at the Meadowlark Trail Head and extend North 4 miles to Pawnee Road before participants will be directed to turn around and head back South to the Trail Head. The 4 mile event will end at Pawnee. Arrangements have been made for participants choosing the 4 mile option to be transported back to the Trail Head. This event is FAMILY FRIENDLY and open to Runners and Walkers!
The 9 mile bike route will extend North 4 miles to Pawnee before being directed to head West for 1/2 mile to 13th Ave. At 13th, they will head South for 4 miles back to Moccasin, for another 1/2 mile before ending back at the Trail Head.
This year’s events will give each participant the chance to sample the beauty of a local trail running/biking and walking venue. Bikers, Runners and Walkers of all skill are invited to attend – from advanced to novice – this race has something for everyone!
So, let us lace up those shoes, grab some friends and come dominate some trails! Run/Bike local, support local!
All Proceeds stay right here in McPherson and Marion County and will directly benefit the Central Kansas Conservancy’s Rails-to-Trails Project!
Schedule of Events:
7:00-7:45 Registration/ Packet Pick up
8:00 – Race starts
10:30- Awards presentation
10:30-12:00-Finish Line Festivities!
Enjoy refreshments, give-aways and music!
Meadowlark Trail Head in McPherson, Kansas
just west of Old 81 and Moccasin (If you head west on North View you will run into Moccasin)
4 Mile Race
$25 if post marked by 4.26.14 (T-shirt included in the price of registration)
$35 if post marked after 4.26.14 (T-Shirt sizes not guaranteed for those registering after 4.26.14)
8 Mile Race
$30 if post marked by 4.26.14 (T-shirt included in the price of registration)
$40 if post marked after 4.26.14 (T-shirt sizes not guaranteed for those registering after 4.26.14)
9 Mile Bike Race
See Fees for the 8 Mile Run/Walk
*If under 14, must be accompanied by a guardian
Online at Active.com. Online Registration closes on May 9, 2014 at 12:00am
By mail, Download the 2014 Tour de Trails Brochure from http://www.centralkansastrails.org/activities/tour-de-trails/
make checks payable to: Central Kansas Conservancy
1009 N. Walnut
McPherson, Ks 67460
Please come out and join us for the FIRST Girls on the Run 5k! This is a community-wide event to celebrate the accomplishments and growth of 3rd-6th grade girls in Girls on the Run of the Flint Hills. For more information on our program, please visit our website or “LIKE” us on Facebook!
Come on out to the 6th annual Autumn and Friends Memorial Run at the Tuttle Creek State Park. There will be a 5K Road Race, 2 Mile Road Race, 2 Mile non-competitive walk and a Kid’s Fun Dash. For both 5k and 2 Mile Road Racers medals will be awarded to the top three males and females finishers in each age group. Ribbons will be given to each Mile walker and for the Kid’s Fun Dash. There are also door prizes after the race is over!
Join us for the 4th Annual YWCA Girls on the Run (GOTR) Spring 5K Fun Run! This event will raise much needed dollars to ensure that EVERY girl is able to participate in this life changing program.
5K Run/2K Walk – Entry Fee in advance until May 16, 2014 $20. After the 16th $25.00. Registration day of race begins at 6:45 am and Race begins at 7:30 am. Free T Shirt for Advanced Registrants. Email for entry form
The CMH Foundation Big Blue River Days Run features timed 5K & 10K runs and an untimed 1 Mile Run/Walk. This year the run will be held on the scenic Blue River Rail Trail located off Jayhawk Road on the north edge of Marysville. Following the run, participants are invited to downtown Marysville to enjoy the rest of the Big Blue River Days events including the Auto Show and BBQ.
Come help raise money and awareness of cancer.
Come discover the heart of the Flint Hills! Lots to do this weekend with the Rodeo beginning on Thursday night and continuing through Saturday. Metals awarded top 3 finishers in 10k/5k events. T-shirts are separate, $10 each. Proceeds from the race benefit the American Cancer Society. All races follow an out and back course beginning and ending near the Historic Cottonwood Falls River Bridge. Follow gently rolling hills and finish high on a descending grade! Mostly asphalt road surface with some gravel on 10k course. Call or email Tarah with questions.
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!
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!
5K Mud Run, Rural Setting, 15 Obstacles, DJ Music all day, Medals awarded to top 3 places in each age group. Raffle, Drink, and Food all to help raise money for the Osage County Community Foundaiton