Celebrating our 12th Year

Entry fee

$26 - through Nov 19
$23 - per person for families of 3 or more (through Nov 19)
$30 - Nov 20-26 (no family discounts)

Register on-line, or if you prefer you may mail in the printable form.

Nov 25: Wednesday Packet Pickup/Registration

  • 11:30 am - 6 pm
    • at Ad Astra Running, 16 E. Eighth St, Lawrence KS

Nov 26: Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup

  • 7 am - 8 am -
    • Woodlawn School gymnasium, 508 Elm, Lawrence KS.  No registrations after 8 am!
      You may leave your warm-ups in the gym during the race.
  • 8:25 am - national anthem
  • 8:30 am - 5K start
  • 9:20 am - fun run start

Parking

Limited to city streets north of the school.  There is no parking around Woodlawn School.  2 blocks away are the Visitors Center parking lot & south public lot. Additional parking behind Johnny's Tavern (west side of N 2nd) and across the river at the parking garage by City Hall. Watch traffic when crossing streets. Map

Start/Finish

The start/finish line is in front of Woodlawn School on Elm Street. New course this year due to closed streets for city water pump project.

Safety

No dogs allowed on the 5K race. Strollers are OK but required to start at the back. A short section of the course will have the faster runners coming back while some walkers are still getting through. Please be courteous and obey the course marshals on where to run and walk. There is room for all.

Cancellation

The run will be held rain or shine. If necessary, the race director and Lawrence Police will decide to cancel the run for safety reasons. No refunds; proceeds will go to local running programs and projects.

Event Records

Male: Benson Chesang (Lawrence KS) 15:14 (2011)
Female: Julie Shaw (Palo Cedro CA) 17:58 (2009)
Course certification #: KS15035KH

Children’s Fun Run

The free fun run this year is sponsored by Riordan, Fincher, Muson & Sinclair, PA.
Sign up on race day at the school gym before the 9:20 am start. Awards to all finishers.

RRCA Championship

The 5K is designated as the RRCA 5K state championship. The RRCA Championship Event Series rewards top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. 

Awards

Top 3 finishers overall and in each division and 1st masters, male & female. 
Unique medallions made by local artist Alynn Jackson will be awarded. In order to be eligible for any awards you must be registered and wearing the correct chip. First place overall male and female and masters male and female will win a pair of running shoes. Gift certificates to the first three in each age group.

Awards will be available after 9:45 am.  Check the posted results and if you are a winner, report to the awards table.  Post race refreshments courtesy of our sponsors. After race day, awards may be picked up at Ad Astra Running in Lawrence until December 31st.

Age Groups

10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Neck Gaiters

First 1000 entrants receive fleece neck gaiters. Gaiters have a draw string to close tightly for a snug fit over the nose, or close all the way to use as a stocking cap. Embroidered logo on the front.

Chip Timing

. . . by RaceDay Timing Solutions.  The timing chip is attached to the bib and does not need to be returned. Pin your bib on your front side. Check to be sure you have your bib and not someone else's.

Race Results

Participants will be able to get live results as soon as they cross the finish. You can get these results by text message, Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting one of the results kiosks set up in the gym. Check the www.runLawrence.org web site for the final results. You should be able to check online that evening and view the timing video of everyone crossing the finish line.

Proceeds

. . . benefit Woodlawn School, the host facility, and numerous local youth running programs. Any running/fitness club at a public K-12 school in the Lawrence area may apply to receive support. To apply, fIll out the Request for Funding form. If you don't have Microsoft Word, open this pdf file and print out the form first, then fill out.

Volunteers

If you are not running, we can use your help. Cheering burns calories, too. Please contact Dee.
See volunteer page for more details.

More Information

Race Director: Dee Boeck at 785-841-3587,  runLawrence@gmail.com

 

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