Thur, Nov 26, 2015

Celebrating our 12th Year!
Woodlawn School, 508 Elm
Lawrence KS


Entry fee

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

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

First 1000 adult participants receive fleece neck gaiters.

Nov 25: Wednesday Packet Pickup/Registration

11:30 am - 6 pm  at Garry Gribbles Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St.

Nov 26: Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup

7 am - 8 am Woodlawn School gymnasium.  No registrations after 8 am!
You may leave your warm-ups in the gym during the race. 

8:30 am: race start


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.

Start: in front of Woodlawn School on Elm Street. New course this year due to closed streets for city water pump project. Map


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.


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.

Course Records

Male: Benson Chesang (Lawrence KS) 15:14 (2011)
Female: Julie Shaw (Palo Cedro CA) 17:58 (2009)
Course certification # KS09066BG

Children’s Fun Run

Free fun run, sign up on race day at the school gym, starts at 9:20 am. Awards to all finishers. course 

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. 


Top 3 finishers overall and in each division and 1st masters, male & female. 
Unique medallions made by local artist Alynn Jackson will be awarded. Gift certificates from Garry Gribbles Running Sports to ______________. Running shoes to first two(?) overall males and females and top male and female masters(?). In order to be eligible for any awards you must be registered and wearing the correct chip.

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 Francis Sporting Goods.

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:

more info coming

Chip Timing

. . . by RaceDay Timing Solutions.  When you pick up your race packet, read the instructions for attaching your race bib number. The timing chip is attached to the bib and does not need to be returned.

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 near the finish line. Check the web site for the final results; you should be able to check online that evening and see a video of everyone crossing the finish line.


. . . 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.


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,




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