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Run 4 a Reason 5K

Saturday, November 18, 2017
5k and 8k Events 


5K Awards



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Proceeds from the event benefit Girls on the Run, a YWCA program that gives girls in 3rd through 8th grade an after-school program with a curriculum that inspires them to define their lives on their own terms. Physical activity is woven into the program to give girls an appreciation of fitness and help them build healthy habits.

Contact: Kjrsten Ruch

Registration includes: Chip Timing, Race Apparel, and Finisher Medal for the 8K.

Awards are presented to: Top male and female finisher overall, top male and female masters, and top 3 male and female age group winners in each standard 5-year age category.


Registration Type

8K Event

5k Event


Running Buddy 

Early Registration (through October 15)





Regular Registration (through November 14)



 $17  $20

Race Day Registration



 $20  $25
*Apparel not guaranteed if registered after October 15.    












Event Timeline:

8:00 a.m. –Registration & Late Packet Pickup Begin

8:00 a.m. – Pre-Race Festival

9:30 a.m. - 8K Event Starts

9:40 a.m. - 5K Event Starts

10:45 a.m. – Award Ceremony


The course is begins and ends at the YWCA and utilizes the Landon Nature trail. Runners will need to keep right on the trails so that runners returning and Topeka Police Officers will be able to pass. Runners will need to use caution at all times and follow the instructions of Topeka Police Department (TPD) Officers, course marshals and event directors.

TPD will lead the race and runners must not overtake the Officer in charge unless directed to do so. As this is a timed event/competition the use of headphones of any kind is strongly discouraged while on the route. Hearing impairment devices are excluded.

Spectator Instructions:

All spectators are asked to remain off of the course at all times. Spectators are invited to partake in the:

  • Pre-Race Festival – Happy Hair Station, Face Painting, Friends & Family Booth
  • Shopping! The YWCA will have a small store during the event where you can purchase merchandise - proceeds benefit our local Girls on the Run council!

Event Proceeds:

All race proceeds directly benefit Girls on the Run of Northeast Kansas. Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 8th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their inner confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.



This event is not possible without the support of many fabulous volunteers to learn more about volunteering opportunities click here!



Past events:

 5K Awards - 2016

5K Results 2016

10K Awards 2016

10K Results 2016

 2015 Race Results (PDF)

2013 Results