Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight
2nd Annual 5K, 1.5-Mile Fun Walk & Kids' Fun Run
Sat., May 6, 2017 - 9 a.m.
K-State Manhattan Campus
The acclaimed statewide fitness motivation program, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will hold its 2nd Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and 1.5-Mile Fun Walk on the beautiful K-State Manhattan campus on May 6, 2017, and donate all proceeds to our center! Both events are open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas participants.
We are so excited for this perfect partnership! Exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight all reduce cancer risk, and Walk Kansas has helped thousands of people reach fitness goals over the years. Come run or walk to support your health AND K-State cancer research!
TIMING & PRIZES
Timing will be managed by Manhattan Cross Country Club/Lets Go Run, which uses the IPICO chip timing system. Medals will go to the fastest 3 males and females in each age category: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & older.
REGISTRATION & ROUTES FOR BOTH EVENTS
Register Online at RunSignUp.com. All participants receive a souvenir shirt and other goodies, as well as water and post-race snacks. Registrants may create "social teams/groups"—like for towns or large families—for social purposes only.
Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - 5K Route Map (pdf) - Entry fee is $25. Late entry fee April 25 through event day is $30. Children 7 and younger who do not care about being timed or receiving a shirt may participate for free (youth shirts available in medium, large, XL).
Walk Kansas 1.5-Mile Fun Walk (untimed) - 1.5-Mile Walk Route Map (pdf) - Entry fee is $20. Late entry fee April 25 through event day is $25. Children 7 and younger who do not care about receiving a shirt may participate for free (youth shirts available in medium, large, XL).
Kids' Fun Run (distance TBD) - A free fun run for kids 10 and under has been added to the event. The distance has not been decided yet, but it will be short (maybe 50 yards?). It will be held on the pedestrian mall right outside Chalmers Hall. All participants will get a small prize. More details to come.
Starting location will be the courtyard and pedestrian mall (formerly 17th St.) outside the Johnson Cancer Research Center in Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd.
EVENT DAY DETAILS
7:45-8:45 - Check-In/Registration
9:00 - 5K begins
9:05 - Fun Walk begins
10:10 - Kids' Fun Run
10:20 - Winners Medal Ceremony
Parking on Saturday is permitted in any non-24-hour-reserved parking space. The parking lots closest to the Johnson Cancer Research Center are Lots A28, A 17 & 18, and B13. Download Campus Parking Map (pdf)
Restrooms will be available in Chalmers Hall, through door just south of the Johnson Cancer Research Center's courtyard, and in Throckmorton Hall, across Claflin Road from JCRC.
Early packet pick-up will be 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Fri., May 5, at the Johnson Cancer Research Center (JCRC) in Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd. Parking permits are required to park on K-State campus before 5 p.m., but the JCRC has two free guest spaces along the tree line on the north side of Lot A28 (download Campus Parking Map (pdf)) and parking permits are not required after 5 p.m. Also, there is a pull-over spot at the intersection of the pedestrian mall (formerly 17th St.) and Claflin Rd., if you have a passenger who could run in.
OTHER FUN STUFF
Manhattan Broadcasting's Sunny 102.5 FM will be onsite to provide music and emcee support!
The Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band will perform!
We hope to secure Exclusive Event-Day Specials for event participants. Last year, local businesses offered these specials to WK5K participants.
- Tallgrass Tap House, 320 Poyntz Ave.—Happy Hour Pricing all day
- AJ’s Pizzeria, 301 Poyntz Ave.—10% discount
- Pigins BBQ, 105 N 3rd St.—10% discount per entrée per person
- G. Thomas Jewelers, 419 Poyntz Ave.—25% off any in-store item
- Gatherings at 3 Thirteen, 313 Poyntz Ave.—10% discount
- The Winged Lion, 300 Poyntz Ave.—10% discount
- Sparrow Specialty Coffee, 219 S 4th St.—10% off
- Varney’s, 1203 Moro—10% discount
- Bluestem Bistro, 1219 Moro—10% discount
- 1419 Mercantile, 3039 Anderson Ave.—20% discount
- K-State Superstore, 519 McCall Rd.—10% discount
Use hashtag #WK5K in all your social media posts!
Manhattan Cross Country Club/Let's Go Run (guidance, bibs)