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Hell Creek on Wheels Mountain Bike Race @ Wilson State Park, Switchgrass Trail
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am

The race is conducted on the Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail. 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. Event length will be determined by racing class.

10 mile (Cat 3), 20 mile (Cat 2), and 30 mile (Cat 1) ride options.

Cat 1 will be awarded a percentage cash payout.

Cat 2 and 3 will be awarded trophies or merchandise.

All races will start at 12:00pm as a staggered start.

On site registrations accepted up to 11:00am.

Cat 1 is an Open age group with men and women classes.

Cat 2/3 has men and women classes with 4 age groups: 18 and under; 19 to 39; 40 to 59 and And 60 and up.

Camping/Lodging:Wilson State Park: http://www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/State-Parks/Reservations

Motels/BB: http://www.russellcoks.org/WhattoDo/Stay/tabid/10855/Default.aspx

Directions: Exit North at 199 or 206 (I-70) to Wilson State Park, Hell Creek Use Area. Parking and staging is in the Switchgrass Campground parking lot.

Check Facebook page Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail for most current details of start times and trail conditions!

10.04.15 THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Kansas City 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12 @ Franke Athletic Fields
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm
10.04.15 THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Kansas City 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12 @ Franke Athletic Fields

The Funnest Adventure Race on the Planet!

A National Adventure Race Series Supporting Pediatric Cancer                                                                                     
Since 2012 – Over 150 Races & Thousands of Smiles                                                                                     
Two Person Teams – Adult/Adult, Adult/Kid or Kid/Kid                                                                                     
Lots of Fun Outdoor Challenges                                                                                     
Large Group Discounts Available (10 or more teams)                                                                                     
Official Site: www.GreatAmazingRace.com.                                                                                    
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatamazingrace                                                                                     
Race Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8DyObdiXJI&feature=youtu.be                                           
      The Great Amazing Race is a national skills competition, in which teams of two people race through an obstacle course in competition with their peers. Modeled after the TV show, this exciting adventure race has teams completing a one-mile course speckled with up to 8 fun-filled outdoor challenges. Clue cards provided at each stations directs teams to complete a task or obstacle, either together or by single member, before advancing to the next challenge station. Teams strive to arrive at the finish line with the fastest overall time to be declared the winners. It’s way more fun than a 5K!
      How well you work together with your partner (communicate & collaborate) is the most essential skill to winning the race. Waves begin every 10 minutes … kids teams, then adult teams. 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.
  1. The race is for everyone – runners, joggers and walkers – pee wees to grandparents.  
  2. A team consist of two people – Adult/Adult, Adult/Kid or Kid/Kid.  Kindergarten & Pre-K are allowed only if paired with an adult. 
  3. Unsure of a teammate? No worries, reserve your race spot now then bring a teammate on race day.  
  4. Unsure of which course to choose? No worries, teams have until race day to decide on the Recreation Course (for those who prefer to go at a leisure pace) or the Competitive Course  (for those who prefer a challenge and are physically active).  Be aware … the competitive course consumes energies equivalent to that of a 5K race.  
  5. Racers should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet – it’s part of the fun!   
  6. The race will go on rain or shine. Plan on 60 minutes to complete the course. 
  7. Spectators are FREE! The course layouts are spectator friendly, to encourage family and friends to come cheer on the participants. 
    1. Discounts. Large groups (10 or more teams) teachers, military, police, fire & EMS personnel qualify for discounts. (Only available through the www.GreatAmazingRace.com registration portal only.
    2. Fund Raising. Local schools & youth organizations (scouts, YMCA, 4-H, BGC, youth sports teams, youth running clubs and others) can receive $ donations by participating in the race. Visit www.greatamazingrace.com for details.
    3. 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.
    4. 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)

Purple PAWS Trail for Tails 5K @ Farm Bureau Building (Washington Marlatt Park)
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Purple PAWS Trail for Tails 5K @ Farm Bureau Building (Washington Marlatt Park) | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

Join Purple PAWS for the 2nd edition of the Trail for Tails 5K.

This is a 5K trail race going through Washington Marlatt Park.

We invite you to run with your dog as well!

All Proceeds will go to support Purple Power Animal Welfare Society (Purple PAWS)

Date: October 10, 2015

Time: 8 AM

Location: Starts at the Kansas Farm Bureau Building located at 2627 KFB Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66503.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Kansas Farm Bureau Building starting at 6:30 AM

Early Packet Pickup: October 9th At Manhattan Running Company  (3015 Anderson Av.e) from 10AM-7PM.


Brochure: Tails_Brochure2015



Awards: Medals to top 3 in each age group – 19 and Under |20-29|30-39|40-49|50-59|60+


For More information contact Meg Vernon at meggiddings@gmail.com.

Kansas State University Homecoming Philanthropy 5k Run/Walk @ K-State Alumni Center
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am

Join fellow Wildcats and friends for the 2015 Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the 2015 Run/Walk will benefit Flint Hills Community Clinic. Participants may walk or run the course.

Riley County 4-H 5K Run, Walk, Fun-Run, and Bike Fundraiser @ Pottorf Hall in Cico Park
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm
Riley County 4-H 5K Run, Walk, Fun-Run, and Bike Fundraiser @ Pottorf Hall in Cico Park | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

Get moving for a great cause! All proceeds from our 48 Hours of 4-H 5k Run, Walk, Bike and Fun-Run will go towards PRIDE organizations in Leonardville, Riley, and Randolph to be used towards community development. These organizations make sure our Kansas communities continue to grow and thrive into the future. We ask that you spread the word about this great opportunity to those in your local community. We welcome everyone to join the fun, including dogs.

Participants who register prior to September 24th will be guaranteed a “48 hours of 4-H” T-Shirt, while those registering after this date will get shirts on a first come first serve basis the day of the event.

We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday, October 11 in the Clover Room at Pottorf Hall in Cico Park for registration. Please dress appropriately for inclimate weather. Water will be provided throughout the 5K course.

Tabor College Homecoming 5k @ Tabor College
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am
Tabor College Homecoming 5k @ Tabor College

Runners and Walkers welcome!

Pre-Register by September 14th to guarantee a race t-shirt!

Registration: 6:30am-7:30am
Race Time: 8:00am

Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Run The Rails @ Little River Fall Foilage Festival
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am

This is a unique trail run, for a few different reasons. It’s not just a run down a highway. It’s a TRAIL run, going off the beaten path and testing you more than just a flat ground jaunt. As you make your way back into town after a tough little run, live music, a chili cook-off, a BBQ cook-off, and a Beer Garden will greet you. Not to mention the silent auctions, kids carnival games, and Oliver’s Car and Motorcycle Show. There’s a lot going on down here, and it’ll be a great chance to run, relax, and enjoy the small-town atmosphere.

Hell Creek on Heels Trail Run 5k, 30k, and 50k @ Wilson State Park, Switchgrass Trail
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am

Trail running at its finest on Epic Singletrack! The run 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 8:00 am.
Racer meeting is at 8:45 am.
Race start is at 9:00 am for 5k, 30k, and 50k!

Second Annual Autism Heroes 5K and Family Fun Run @ Lincoln Park
Oct 24 @ 7:30 am – 12:33 pm
Second Annual Autism Heroes 5K and Family Fun Run @ Lincoln Park | Pittsburg | Kansas | United States

Join Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc. and the Step Up SEK team in raising money for autism treatments and services in the Southeast Kansas area. We’ve got big plans for increasing services so more families can access them and we need YOU to be an Autism Superhero.

Register to run in our Autism Heroes 5K and Family Fun Run and raise money while you eagerly await the event day. Prizes will be given to top runner, top fundraisers and top costumes.

Make sure to share with friends, family, neighbors and even friendly looking strangers. We want as many people out showing their support as possible. Last year we raised over $5,000- this year, let’s double that!

Event Details:
•October 24, 2015 with registration beginning at 7:30 AM and the 5K starting at 8:30 AM.
•Deadline to reach your minimum to be gaurunteed a tee is October 10, 2015 but fundraising will continue until midnight on October 23, 2015 to qualify for prizes.
•Registration is open until run time on October 24, 2015.
•Feeling zealous enough to qualify for a cape this year? Raise $120 by the deadline and enjoy your mask and cape- it might be a chilly day so you might need it to stay warm as you run.

We hope to see you there:

Lincoln Park, Pittsburg Kanas 66762

Are you a business looking to become an event sponsor? Email pboydston@ibt-inc.org for more information on how to get involved.

Fe for a Cure 5k Race/Walk @ St. John's Military School to Kansas Wesleyan
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk

Saturday, October 24th

Fe for a Cure is a 5K point to point Race/Walk through the heart of Salina down Santa Fe Avenue from St. John’s Military School to Kansas Wesleyan University to benefit breast cancer patients at Tammy Walker Cancer Center

9:00 am start at St. John’s Military School

Shuttle service from Kansas Wesleyan University to St. John’s Military School from 7:15 to 8:30 am

$20 Adults Race/Walk;  $10 Children (9 & Under) Race/Walk

Salina Regional Health Center, Salina Downtown, Inc., Kansas Wesleyan University, St. John’s Military School, North Salina Community Development, KSAL

(785) 452-6088




Salina rUNdead Hunted 5K & haunted 1mile @ Great life Golf and Fitness
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Salina rUNdead Hunted 5K & haunted 1mile @ Great life Golf and Fitness | Salina | Kansas | United States

A Zombified Race held at Great Life Golf and Fitness in Salina KS. This popular fitness and golf destination has been contaminated by a plague that has reeked havoc on its members and turned everyone into ZOMBIES. Your only hope is to brave your way to the finish, were our team of antidote specialist will await to administer you the zombie antidote! Runners WILL BE HUNTED by rambling zombies across an abandoned zombified golf course, inhabited only by demented zombies and all things spooky! The goal is to complete the race course without being touched by too many infected zombies and receive the antidote at the finish line; that is, IF you live to tell the horror story…. HAUNTED MILE– Walkers brave a Labyrinth filled with blood hungry zombies and spooky creatures…. if they dare! Live Band will be playing from 8:15pm – Until 1:00am Event will be held at a Club house, so there will be alcohol avaible to all those who are of the Legal Age 21.

Monster Dash @ Blue River Rail Trail
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am
Monster Dash @ Blue River Rail Trail | Marysville | Kansas | United States

A Benefit for the Marysville High School Forensics, Races are Monster Dash 5k & 10K along with a Monster Mile Fun/Walk. The race is along the Blue River Rail Trail on the North end of Jayhawk Road in Marysville. This trail provides a great venue for Serious runners and those who just want to have a Monster of a time.

Plow the Prairie Trail Run @ Homestead National Monument of America
Oct 31 @ 8:45 am

Early registration through 10/23/15. Late & race day Registration & packet pickup 7:30 a.m. 1 mile race start 8:45 a.m. 5k/10k 9:00 a.m. Loops ran on the scenic trails mainly grass with some dirt path in the Homestead National Monument. Water stops for 5k/10k Age group awards 39 & under & 40 & over for 5k/10k. Entry fee includes refreshments & race shirt. Proceeds to development of the Standing Bear Trail south of Beatrice to Kansas.

Kansas Half Marathon & 5K @ Watson Park - Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 1 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kansas Half Marathon & 5K @ Watson Park - Lawrence, Kansas | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

The 9th annual Kansas Half Marathon & 5K is Sunday, November 1st, 2015! Runners will gather at Watson Park in downtown Lawrence to kick off an exciting 13.1 mile and 5k course.

This event offers chip timing, USATF certified course, t-shirt & gift bags, FREE race photos, music, food, and more.

Health Care Access is proud to present this event, with proceeds supporting their mission to facilitate access to health services for uninsured, low-income residents of Douglas County Kansas.

Love Life Run @ Homebuilder's Shelter in Carey Park
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am
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Manhattan Running Company, 3015 Anderson Ave., Manhattan KS 66503