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Grimmett Construction Move, Emporia! 10K/2-Mile @ Newman Regional Health
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am

This event will take place as the weather turns cooler, to promote a healthy Emporia. The 10K race will begin and finish just East of Central Care Cancer Center (1401 W. 12th), and is a challenging and interesting USATF-certified course, which will run alongside the Emporia Country Club and cut through the Morningside neighborhoods and Jones Park in the Northwest area of Emporia. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Emporia’s Multi-Use Path Planning (MUPP) board, whose mission is to provide citizens of all ages safe routes to schools, places of work, shopping, and recreation, while promoting physical activity and preservation of the environment. The work of MUPP should affect each and every person in our community and help move Emporia forward!

F.E.A.R. For Lori Heimer 5K Fun Run @ Assaria Luthern Church
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am
F.E.A.R. For Lori Heimer 5K Fun Run @ Assaria Luthern Church | Assaria | Kansas | United States

Come out and join us for a day of fun in your silliest costume with your fur-babies to remember Lori Heimer who was tragically murdered on June 25, 2016. Her family will also have a booth set up at the festival selling raffle tickets, bracelets, and baked goodies in Lori’s memory. All proceeds for this race and items sold at Heimer’s booth will go towards the reward fund for Lori Heimer; which will be given to anyone who gives information leading to an arrest regarding Lori’s investigation. Remember, if you have any information regarding Lori’s case, please call 1-800-KS-CRIME.
*T-shirt guaranteed for early entrants & goody bag for you fur-baby
*Course ends at the Assaria Children’s Park where there will be a car show and festival activities
*Prizes for the following categories:
*Silliest Human Costume
*Craziest Hairstyle
*First across the finish line
*Last across the finish line
*Brightest Costume
*Biggest Dog
*Smallest Dog
*Cutest Dog
*Ugliest Dog
*Best Dressed Dog
Come out and join us for fun with the whole family!!

Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk @ St. John's Military School
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am

Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk down historic Santa Fe Avenue to benefit breast cancer patients at Salina Regional Health Center’s Tammy Walker Cancer Center


Riley Fall Festival 5K Obstacle Run @ Riley Fall Festival
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am
Riley Fall Festival 5K Obstacle Run @ Riley Fall Festival | Riley | Kansas | United States

Come to Riley, KS, a 20 minute drive from Manhattan for a challenging 5K Obstacle Run! This course will have trails, creeks to cross and obstacles. It’s a great for anyone that likes a Tough Mudder, CrossFit or just a good challenge!


Glow Run 5k @ K-State Campus
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
Glow Run 5k @ K-State Campus

Raise money for Autism Speaks by participating in the Glow Run 5k! Run through K-State’s campus at night on a path of glow-in-the dark paint with fellow runners decked out in everything glow-in-the-dark!

3rd Annual Purple PAWS Trail for Tails 5K @ Farm Bureau Building (Washington Marlatt Park)
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
3rd Annual Purple PAWS Trail for Tails 5K @ Farm Bureau Building (Washington Marlatt Park) | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

Join Purple PAWS for the 3rd 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 8, 2016

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 7th At Manhattan Running Company  (1129 Garden Way) from 10AM-7PM.


Brochure: Tails_Brochure2016



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

2015 – Results

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

The Fine Arts Guild Zombie Walk/Run 2016 @ Pottawatomie County Fairgrounds
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Fine Arts Guild challenges you to get “ZOMBIFIED”. Come join us for a 2 mile walk/run through the zombie filled streets of Onaga! This is a walk or run for any age or fitness level. We encourage you to come in a zombie costume or makeup, but it is not required. Registration is from 4:00 to 5:45. Aunt Nancy will be available for “zombie” face painting for a small fee and hot dog meals will be available for purchase. The walk/run is from 6:00 to 7:00. After the walk/run, The Guild will have its outdoor family movie starting at 7:30. Movie $1 pp with popcorn and drinks available for $1 each. Movie to be announced.
See our Facebook Event Page “The Fine Arts Guild Zombie Walk/Run 2016” for more information. We hope to see you there on the 8th at 4:00!

2017 Monster Dash
Oct 15 all-day

2017 Project Graduation MONSTER DASH 5K and 1 mile walk! In addition we will have a Bitty Bounty-Obstical course and 1/4 mile Snatch & Grab race where our younger participants can see how much Halloween loot they can collect. This is a Halloween themed event so pull out your best costume, lace up your shoes and come join us!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH, 1ST EVENT STARTING AT 4:00 Registration at 3:00

Register by October 5th to guarantee that you get a Tshirt.

Red Undead 5K @ Ogfest
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am

5K Zombie Run (Zombies will be throwing color)
Awards for top 3 men and women per age group
No awards will be given in the Fun Run
$20- 5K entry
$12.50- Fun Run entry
All Races Include T-Shirt
Shirts not guaranteed on registrations after Sept. 22nd

Oregon Trail Trek @ Alcove Spring Park
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am

Run walk or bike on the Original Oregon Trail. National Park Service Centennial Event
No charge; $20 or more tax-deductible donation to Alcove Spring Park for t-shirt

K-State Homecoming 5K Run/walk @ KSU Alumni Center
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am

K-State Homecoming 5K Run/ Walk will take place October 16th starting at 10AM and will be held at the Kansas State University Alumni Association. The address is 100 Alumni Ctr, 1720 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506.

Boo Radley 5K @ Cico Park Fair Grounds
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am
Boo Radley 5K @ Cico Park Fair Grounds

Do you love fall family fun? Do you love helping non-profit organizations for cancer research? Now you can have both! The Boo Radley foundation specializes in increasing researching in comparative medicine, which helps both humans and your furry friends as well. Because of this, we hope you enjoy our costume 5K and bring your dog in costume as well to run! After our Halloween themed 5K, we will have lots of fall games, delicious food, and tons of Halloween candy! And every cent of your registration money will go to the foundation that in returns helps aid in cancer research. This research helps us find the links between our pets and us, and will bring us closer to a cure for all. Please join us in helping this great foundation!

Boo Radley Howloween 5K @ Cico Park Fair Ground
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you love fall family fun? Or do you love helping raise money for cancer research to support your loved ones? Now you can do both!
The Boo Radley foundation is a non-profit organization specializing in increasing research comparative medicine, which finds the links between the health of our furry friends and the people around us. Our founder, Ken Johnson, became inspired to help others after losing his dog, Boo, to an osteoblastoma. Increasing the foundations funds will increase research in this area will get people, and pets, closer to a cure.
Our 5K encourages our participants to dress in costume, and their dog running companions in costume as well. These runners will get be up for additional prizes if doing so. After our halloween themed 5K, participants will enjoy fall festival games, delicious food, tons of halloween candy, and an award and prize ceremony to end our festivities. There will be fun had by all!
Registation opens at 7:00 AM, and race time begins at 8:00 AM
In order to be guaranteed a T-Shirt, please register by October 3rd. However, extras will be ordered for participants who order between Oct 3rd through the Oct 16th.
Registration fee is $25, and includes a T-Shirt and participant medal. If you wait until the week of the race to register, the fee is raised to $30, and you will only receive a participant medal. So it pays to register early. I hope to see you there!

AMS Costume Party Fun Run @ Anthony Middle School
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm
AMS Costume Party Fun Run @ Anthony Middle School | Manhattan | Kansas | United States

Two mile costume fun run! Food trucks, DJ and selfie station! Fun for all ages! Fundraiser for AMS Pride Club! T-Shirt included if you sign up by Oct. 5th.


5th Annual C. Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile @ K-State Campus
Oct 29 all-day
5th Annual C. Clyde Run and Midge's Mile @ K-State Campus

Fun Run/Walk honoring C. Clyde Jones, first Dean of K-State’s College of Business Adm. Proceeds benefit Shepherd’s Crossing


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