Friday, September 14, 2012

Running Events in Lawrence and Kansas City - 9/12/12

Upcoming Lawrence Races
 The weather is starting to turn cooler and the race calendar is getting busier!  Sign up today and be a part of the fun at one or more of these upcoming events:
September 30 @ 8:00am - Head For The Cure 5K Run/Walk in Lawrence
Help fight brain cancer by participating in this fourth annual event in South Park in Downtown Lawrence.  Register today for only $25 and beat the price increase or sign up a team for only $23/participant! Click here for more information or to sign up online.  

October 6 @ 8:00am - Dr. Bob Run 5K and One Mile Kids Run at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence
Be a part of the third annual 5K benefiting the Scholarship Fund at KU and get a chance to run on the legendary Rim Rock Farm cross country course.  Sign up as an individual or form a team and compete for team prizes! Click here for more information or to sign up today!

October 14 @ 12:00pm - Crunchy Chicken Challenge 5K @ KU
This unique event combines a 5K run/walk with a local delicacy - the crunchy chicken wrap and those who are able to quickly enjoy both come home a winner in this fundraiser for the KU Habitat for Humanity chapter. Compete as an individual or grab some friends and compete as a team.  It is mostly about fun at this fourth annual event.  Find out more and sign up here!

November 11 @ 9:00am - KU Veterans Day 5K/10K and One Mile Walk in Lawrence
Support the KU Memorials Fund and participate in this 5K/10K starting at South Park in Lawrence.  The courses will take you through the KU Campus and the proceeds support scholarships for disabled veterans and their families. Sign up for $25/$30 for the 5K/10K, $5 less for KU Alumni Association members, by going here.

December 8 @ 8:00am - Jingle Bell Run 5K Run/Walk in Lawrence
Help fight arthritis and enjoy a downtown course for this annual holiday favorite! Dress up in your favorite holiday running attire and make it even more fun while supporting the Arthritis Foundation.  Run or walk individually or as part of a team and sign up today here!

9/22/2012                                                                                            8:30 AM

Kade Matthew Meyer lost his life at the precious age of 7½ in September, 2010, when he was killed by a car outside of his Elementary school. His parents have chosen to honor him by creating the Kade Meyer Memorial Fund and award a GEHS senior with a scholarship through his graduating year (2021). After nearly 1,000 participants in our inaugural year, come join us for what is sure to be another great event!
Location: Gardner, KS
 Entry Fee: 5K -$30, 10K -$40, Kids Fun Run -$15
9/22/2012                                                                                          8:00 AM
Join us for the filth annual Cooper's Cause 5K Run/1-mile Walk. Monies collected will help families that have health insurance but do not qualify for many of the programs designed to aid in the unexpected and substantial financial burden related to pediatric heart conditions.

Location: Lawrence, KS
Entry Fee: $25 (Kids 10 & under are free)

9/15/2012                                                                                            8:00 AM

Please join us for the 22nd Annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K Race & 3K Walk for homeless pets in beautiful Brookside benefiting Wayside Waifs.  This event is fun for the whole family - with activities for adults, kids and dogs! 
Complimentary breakfast included!
Location: Brookside, Kansas City, MO
Entry Fee: $35

9/22/2012                                                                                            8:00 AM   
Join us for the 4th annual Sounds In Kansas City 5K Run and Walk. Proceeds raised will benefit MEI's "Ears That Hear" Fund which provides hearing aids to patients who cannot afford them or whose insurance plan does not provide coverage. 
Location: Shawnee, KS        
Entry Fee: $28
9/22/2012                                                                                            8:00 AM   
Joggin for the Noggin is the annual fundraiser to benefit the Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship, an annual, merit-based award for one Atchison High School woman. The proceeds from this race will be used to start an endowment for the fund, with the ultimate goal of raising enough to support this scholarship in perpetuity.    
Location: Atchison, KS        
Entry Fee: $30 -5K, $20 -2K Walk
9/22/2012                                                                                          10:00 AM  
The 3rd annual 5K race, hosted by the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, will be in honor of Nelson E. Hopkins Junior. All money raised will be donated to the scholarship fund in his name. The scholarship fund was founded after Nelson was a victim of a drive by shooting near Rockhurst University in the fall of 2009.
Location: Rockhurst, Kansas City, MO
Entry Fee: $20
9/23/2012                                                                                            8:00 AM   
Join us for the 9th Annual Smithville 5K/10K Dam Run! Proceeds benefit Rotary's Worldwide Missions, which include the eradication of polio, world hunger, poverty, providing shoes to underprivileged children of the world, and also for loca
scholarships and community projects. Entry fee includes pancake breakfast and commemorative t-shirt! 
Location: Smithville, MO 
Entry Fee: $25 Adult; $15 Children 14 & under ($30/$20 after September 22)  
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