Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight
4th Annual 5K, 1.5-Mile Fun Walk & Kids' Fun Run
Sat., May 4, 2019 - 9 a.m.
Johnson Cancer Research Center
1711 Claflin Rd.
Chalmers Hall, K-State Manhattan
The acclaimed statewide fitness initiative, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will hold its 4th Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight, 1.5-Mile Fun Walk and 50-yard Kids' Fun Run on the beautiful K-State Manhattan campus on May 4, 2019, and donate all proceeds to our center! This is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program 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!
2019 Brochure (pdf)
TIMING & PRIZES
Timing—this year, with live online results!—will be managed by Manhattan Cross Country Club/Lets Go Run, which uses the IPICO chip timing system. Medals will go to the first-place male and female 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 via 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"—for towns, large families, etc.—for social purposes only. Day-of registration will be offered at check-in.
Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight - 5K Route Map (pdf) - Entry fee is $25 through April 23. Late-entry price increase to $30 takes effect at 12:00 a.m. April 24. Children who do not care about being timed or receiving a shirt may participate for free (youth shirts available in medium, large, XL). If you register after April 24, we may not have your shirt size by May 5, but we will get it later.
Walk Kansas 1.5-Mile Fun Walk (untimed) - 1.5-Mile Walk Route Map (pdf) - Entry fee is $20 through April 23. Late-entry price increase to $25 takes effect at 12:00 a.m. April 24. Children who do not care about receiving a shirt may participate for free (youth shirts available in medium, large, XL). If you register after April 24, we may not have your shirt size by May 5, but we will get it later.
Kids' Fun Run (50 yards) - A free 50-yard fun run for kids 10 and under has been added to the event. It will be held on the pedestrian mall right outside Chalmers Hall. Registration is required, for planning purposes, and waiver must be signed by adult guardian. All participants will get a small prize.
EVENT DAY DETAILS
7:45-8:45 - Check-In/Registration
8:40 - Welcome (hopefully featuring K-State Pep Band)
9:00 - 5K and 1.5-Mile Fun Walk begin
9:45 - Winners Medal Ceremony
10:00 - Kids' Fun Run (registration required)
Parking on Saturday is permitted in any parking space not marked 24-hour-reserved. The parking lots closest to the Johnson Cancer Research Center are Lots A28, A 17 & 18, and B13. View the interactive Campus Map here.
Check-in will be right outside the Johnson Cancer Research Center in Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd., across the pedestrian mall from Gen. Myers Hall.
Restrooms will be available in Chalmers Hall, through door just south of the Johnson Cancer Research Center's courtyard. We will have signage.
Early packet pick-up will be 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Fri., May 3, at the Johnson Cancer Research Center in Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd. The JCRC has two free guest parking spaces in Lot A18 just east of our building on the south side of Claflin Rd. View the campus map here. Parking permits are not required after 5 p.m. There also is a pull-over spot at the intersection of Claflin Rd. and the pedestrian mall outside our center, if you have a passenger who could run in.
OTHER FUN STUFF
Sunny 102.5 FM will be onsite playing music and helping emcee!
The Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band is tentatively scheduled to perform!
Yard games/toys will be available to entertain the kids!
Local businesses will offer Exclusive Event-Day Specials for event participants.
We are working to get these 2018 deals again, plus more:
- 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
- The Boutique, 121 S. 4th St.—15% off one regular-price item
- Bluestem Bistro, 1219 Moro—10% discount
- 1419 Mercantile, 3039 Anderson Ave.—20% discount
- Salon Essentials, 121 S Seth Child Rd.—10% off regular-price skin & hair products
- AJ’s Pizzeria, 301 Poyntz Ave.—10% discount
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THANKS, 2019 SPONSORS!
2018 5K RESULTS
Overall by Gender (pdf)