Hosted by Downtown Topeka, Inc. This urban route incorporates both the Kansas Avenue and Topeka Boulevard bridges. Explore a part of the city generally viewed from a vehicle. Feel the bridge movement, see sights from a new perspective, hear sounds different from most routes.
The Race to the Center is a unique race with a unique course! The entire 13.1 mile route is on unpaved country roads. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Kansas prairie as you run from Smith Center to the geographical center of the contiguous United States near Lebanon. This race is certified by the USA Track and Field Association. On-site check-in will begin at the Old Dutch Mill in Smith Center starting at 6 a.m. with transportation provided to the starting point north of Smith Center. Register today – come experience the beauty of America’s Heartland for yourself!