Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight
5th Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight & 1.5-Mile Fun Walk
When: Sat., May 7, 2022 | Check-In 7:45-8:45 | Take-off 9:00
Where: Johnson Cancer Research Center, Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd., Manhattan, Kan.
Sponsor: Walk Kansas, K-State Research & Extension
Special Guest: Coach Bill Snyder
When: 8-11 a.m.
Where: Inside Johnson Cancer Research Center
Sponsor: Masonic Cancer Alliance and local Masons Lafayette Lodge #16, in cooperation with local healthcare practitioners
Cancer & other health screenings: Skin, prostate, colorectal, blood pressure, tobacco cessation
Questions? Matt Rutkowski, 912-445-1730, firstname.lastname@example.org
The acclaimed statewide fitness initiative, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will host (a do-over of the) 5th Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight & Fun Walk. We're excited to once again bring everyone together to celebrate fitness efforts and achievements, big and small! This is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants.
We are grateful for this perfect partnership between our center and Walk Kansas! Exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight all reduce cancer risk, and Walk Kansas has helped thousands of people reach wellness goals over the years.
TIMING & PRIZES
Timing will be managed by LetsGoRun Timing. 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. The 1.5-Mile Fun Walk will not be timed.
REGISTRATION & ROUTES FOR BOTH EVENTS
All participants receive a souvenir shirt, water and post-race snacks. Registrants may create teams—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) & Bigger, detailed 5K Map (pdf) - Entry fee is $25 through April 24. Late-entry price increase to $30 takes effect at 12:00 a.m. April 25. Children who do not care about being timed or receiving a shirt may participate for free. For paid youth registrants, shirts are available in medium, large, XL. If you register after DATE TBD, we may not have your shirt size at the event, but will try to get it later.
Walk Kansas 1.5-Mile Fun Walk (untimed) - 1.5-Mile Walk Route Map (pdf) - Entry fee is $20 through April 24. Late-entry price increase to $25 takes effect at 12:00 a.m. April 25. Children who do not care about receiving a shirt may participate for free. For paid youth registrants, shirts are available in medium, large, XL. If you register after DATE TBD, we may not have your shirt size at the event, but we will try to get it later.
Kids' Fun Run (50 yards) - A free 50-yard fun run for kids 10 and under will be offered to promote exercise and fun for youth. 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
8:45 - Welcome remarks (including Coach Bill Snyder)
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 outside the Johnson Cancer Research Center in Chalmers Hall, 1711 Claflin Rd., across 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. Signs will be posted.
Early packet pick-up will be 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Fri., May 6, 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. IF you come after 5 p.m., you may park anywhere without a parking permit (except reserved spots). 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
Welcome remarks by Coach Bill Snyder
Sunny 102.5 FM onsite playing music and helping emcee!
Yard games/toys to entertain kids of all ages!
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Use #WK5K in all your social media posts!
JOIN US IN THANKING OUR SPONSORS!
PAST RACE RESULTS
2018 5K RESULTS
Overall by Gender (pdf)
2017 5K RESULTS