Dec 14

In 2012, the University of Maryland needed to cut seven ahtletic programs including track & field. Fortunately funds were raised and both men's and women's programs exist today. Will Johnson Counry Community College be as fortunate?

Johnson County Community College will no longer have a track and field or cross country program after the spring season. 41 Action News Report

Dec 4

Now in its 4th year, the Hospital Hill Run Race Director Conference is a place for event directors and your teams to learn new ideas, share best practices and grow their skill set!   It will take place on Thurs, Jan. 11, from 8 am - 5 pm at Shook Hardy & Bacon (2555 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108). The conference is limited to 100 participants to ensure the best experience for all, don't miss out register today!

Your registration fee of $25 includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack break, lots of swag and the opportunity to network with industry leaders. (Price goes up Jan 1.) More details

If you are a runLawrence member who has hosted local races or wanting to learn, the club is offering assistance to attend. So far, Brenda Groskinsky and Gene Wee are signed up. Contact Gene for more info (

Dec 3

How nutrients impact physical performance - Many physiological and nutritional demands occur within the body during exercise. As muscles contract, the demand for oxygen, hydrogen and other key nutrients increases. The human body requires a continuous supply of energy to perform its many functions. As energy demands increase with exercise, additional energy must be supplied or the exercise will end. more
(Mayo Clinic Health System Newsletter, Nov 7, 2017)

Nov 26

The 35th Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run 5K traditional is held right before the downtown Topeka Christmas Parade. The photo below shows Michelle Andrew leading a group of runners under the south steps of the Capitol building. more photos


Nov 23

Thanks to over 1200 people we had a great Thanksgiving Day Run this morning. Gary Henry took lots of photos. He's serious about "you being in pictures." Check them out. Results

Gary Henry photo of the start of the 2017 runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Nov 12

The KU Vets Day 5K, hosted by the KU Student Veterans of America and the Veterans Alumni Network, honors our past/present veterans and raises awareness of the roles veterans play in our university and community. The 5K begins and ends at Memorial Stadium, and travels through the KU campus past KU’s five war memorials. | Race Results | Photos |

17Nov12 KU Vets Day Run


Nov 11

17Nov11 Billy Mills 10K

Last year the first Billy Mills 10K race was held on the Haskell Indian Nations University cross country course. with the Olympian himself attending. This year Billy Mills and wife Pat were on hand at the finish to award medals.

Proceeds raised were to support the Haskell University running programs, including a track & field program temporarily suspended last spring. Mills' Running Strong Foundation donated $10,000 to kick start the renewal of the program.

Results | Photos

Nov 7

Now on display at the KU Library: “Resist and Respect: Kansans Respond to the Vietnam War” highlights a variety of the imagery, scholarship, and memorials generated throughout the state during and after the Vietnam War. The exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery in Watson Library is open to the public through Jan 12, 2018. Included are a couple of photos from recent KU Vets Day 5Ks. Reminder this year's KU Vets Day 5K is Nov 12.

Photos of KU Library display of Resist and respect: Kansans respond to the Vietnam War.

Nov 5

17Nov5 Kansas Half Marathon

Photos from Sunday's Kansas Half Marathon and 5K. Results

Nov 2

Photo from Brenda Groskinsky's Self Defense for Runners Clinic at Ad Astra Running on November 1, 2017.

On Wed, Nov 1st, runLawrence president Brenda Groskinsky presented a talk on Self Defense for Runners at the Ad Astra Running store. She discussed techniques you can use to stay safer and feel better on runs.

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Dec 2
Santa Express 5K, Bonner Springs
Nov 24
Miracle on Kansas Ave Rescue Run 5K, Topeka
Nov 23
runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K, Lawrence
Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K, Topeka
Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run, 5K/10K, Kansas City MO

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 Renewed members for 2018
Molly Wood
Don Whittemore
Brenda Groskinsky & Lexi Brady
Kent & Annette McDonald
Dee Boeck & Gene Wee