September 11 & 12, 2015 5K Run/Walk Event at Topeka West High School

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Our 2015 5K Chair, Dawn Robertson, and Honorary Chair, Jim Ogle, General Manager WIBW Channels, are pleased to announce that the 24th annual RABC 5K event date and location have been determined!  Mark your calendars for September 11 & 12 to support the RABC, a local non-profit organization which keeps and spends 100% of the funds received in Northeast Kansas!  Our 5K event has experienced growth in community support and participation which necessitated a search for a larger venue.  We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be at Topeka West High School campus.  This location will allow continued growth in our participation numbers and activities.  An additional activity we are planning to take place after the 5K run/walk on September 12 will be a Pink Out Color event!  Be watching our website and facebook page for more information on our 24th annual RABC 5K and Pink Out Color event!  Registration is not currently available, but will be in a few months.  Participation in these events financially support the Race Against Breast Cancer and our no-cost mammogram program in Northeast Kansas.

Interested in Sponsorship of our 2015 5K Run/Walk & Pink Out events?  Click on the “2015 Sponsorship form” to view the sponsorship levels/perks/commitment form and then print out to send in.2015 Sponsorship Form

Awards

Awards will be given to the participants who enter the running competition and wear an assigned microchip bib. The top 3 overall male and female runners will receive $100, $75 and $50 respectively. A Master’s Award of $75 will also be presented to the top male and female runners 50 years of age and older. Special awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners based on the following age groups:

  • Medal close up12 & Under
  • 13 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 & Over

Rules

  • All Runners must wear the race number provided and wear their runner chip in order to receive their race time.
  • Overall awards will be based on clock time; age-group awards will be based on chip time.
  • Runners are not allowed to push strollers. Walkers may push strollers, pull wagons or push wheelchairs, but they must begin at the back of the walker group.
  • No animals are allowed on the course at any time.
  • A signed waiver must be received for each participant on the course

FAQ

What time is the event?

Topeka West High School courtyard-Onsite Registration/Registration Packet Pickup/Silent Auction
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Topeka West High School courtyard – 5K Run/Walk/Sales/Drawing
7:00-8:30 am – Check-In/Register
8:20-8:45 am – Dove release/warm up
9:00 am – Race Begins
10:00-10:30 am – Drawing/Awards
11:00 am – Pink Out Color Event

 

Are outside Vendors/Sales allowed at the 5K Event?

The annual 5K Run/Walk is the primary fundraiser for the Race Against Breast Cancer and provides the funds used to pay for screening and diagnostic mammograms through the Race Against Breast Cancer’s No-Cost Mammography program that benefits Northeast Kansans.  We do not allow outside sales or vendors at our 5K event that have not received prior approval from RABC 5K leadership.  If your group is interested in selling items at our event, please contact our office at (785) 271-1500.

When is the event?

All events take place at Topeka West High School

September 11, 2015 – Onsite registration/Early registration packet pickups/Silent Auction/Sales

September 12, 2015 – Onsite registration/Early registration packet pickups/Sales/Warm-up/5K Run/Walk/Drawing/Pink Out Color Event

Where is the event?

Topeka West High School, Topeka, Kansas

Course Information

5K (3.1 miles) with splits provided at 1 mile and 2 mile markers with one water station at the 2 mile mark.  A course map will be offered once location is determined.

Where can I park?

Parking will be allowed in the east and west parking lots at Topeka West High School.

Do you offer Online Registration?

Yes, we will offer online registration for our 2015 event.  When it is available we will offer the link on our 5K event page.

Onsite Registration

Available during TBA evening event & TBA day of race.  Credit cards accepted onsite with a service fee.

Are animals allowed?

No, animals are not allowed on the 5K course at any time during the event.

How is the race scored?

Microchip technology will be provided with results posted here after the 5K.   To be eligible for awards participants must be entered as runners and must wear their runner bib during the event.  Results will be posted after the 5K event on site as well as online.

Are Strollers, Wagons & Wheelchairs allowed?

NEW for 2014 – Anyone pushing a wheelchair or stroller must decide if they will be running or walking.  If they will be running while pushing a wheelchair or stroller they must begin at the end of the runner pack.  There will be NO exceptions.  If they will be walking while pushing a wheelchair or stroller they must begin at the end of the walker pack.  Anyone pulling a wagon must walk and begin at the end of the walker pack.  There will be NO exceptions.

The order of lineup at the start line will be:
1) Runners without strollers and wheelchairs
2) Runner with wheelchairs and strollers
3) Walkers
4) Walkers with wheelchairs/strollers/wagons

The order of lineup will be enforced for the safety and enjoyment of all. We also recommend those being pushed in wheelchairs/strollers be secured before taking their place in the lineup.   Hopefully this will be an enjoyable event for all registered participants and we can continue to allow runners with wheelchairs and strollers on a permanent basis.

Will there be event T-Shirts?

With each paid registration participants can receive a shirt at no extra cost. The 2015 5K event shirt will be 50/50% cotton gray short sleeved t-shirts.

Breast Cancer Survivors

Scarf 3In addition to T-shirts, the Race Against Breast Cancer will honor all breast cancer survivors participating in the 5K event with a complimentary gift. This year’s gift will be a solid pink infinity scarf with pin set.