September 11 Pink Out Color Event & September 12 5K Run/Walk Event at Topeka West High School

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Join us and honorary chair, Jim Ogle, for the 24th annual RABC Pink Out Color & 5K Event on September 11 & 12 at Topeka West High School!  Our new event location at Topeka West High School will allow continued growth in participation and activities.  We are grateful to Washburn University for hosting our 5K event for the past 23 years.  Participation in these events financially support the grassroots, local non-profit Race Against Breast Cancer and our no-cost mammogram program in Northeast Kansas.  100% of the funds received remain in northeast Kansas!

Pink Out Color Event

Join us for our inaugural Pink Out Color event on September 11, 2015 at 6pm at Topeka West High School.  You can walk, jog or run this course on the TWHS soccer field.  One lap is approximately ¼ of a mile and you can go around the course up to four times for the maximum amount of color!  As you go around the course you can choose to be doused with pink and purple colors.  Add one of our special edition white shirts for $10 extra with your entry fee and your pink and purple colors will stand out!  Register in our Pink Out Color event and your entry fee is $10 by 9/4/15 ($15 afterwards).  Save on your entry fee by registering in the September 12, 2015 5K walk/run event too!  If you register in both events, your Pink Out Color event entry fee is $5 by 9/4/15 ($10 afterwards).  So bring your friends, fun eye protection and one of our special edition white shirts and have a color blast at our Pink Out Color event!  For more information click on Pink Out Participant Information.

Please note that NO SMOKING is allowed on the Topeka West Campus during the September 11 or September 12 events!

Event Maps

Thank you to USD 501 Topeka Public School, Topeka West High School for hosting the 2015 Pink Out Color Event and 5K run/walk.  Here are the event maps!  TWHS Site map     For a more detailed map click on the Courtyard map

Awards & Rules

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 5K Runners must wear the race number provided and wear their runner chip bib in order to receive their race time for the 5K event.
  • Overall 5K awards will be based on clock time; age-group awards will be based on chip time.
  • 5K Runners are not allowed to push strollers. 5K Walkers may push strollers, pull wagons or push wheelchairs, but they must begin at the back of the walker group.  No strollers or wagons are allowed on the grassy Pink Out Color course.
  • No animals are allowed on the Pink Out Color or 5K course at any time.
  • A signed waiver must be received for each participant on the Pink Out Color or 5K course
  • Click here for our 5K course map (certified by the USA Track & Field Association) –    RABC course map 2015

Online Registration

Online registration is available until midnight, September 7th (Labor Day).  Online registration charges a convenience fee. (Paper registration form located lower on this webpage).

9/11/15 PINK OUT COLOR EVENT
Registration in this non-competitive event does not include a white event t-shirt, but you may sign up to receive one for $10 with your registration.  Team registration is not available for the Pink Out color event.
Entry fee into the Pink Out Color event only is as follows:  
Early/Regular Entry (ends 9/4/15) – $10.00
Late Entry (9/5/15 – 9/11/15) – $15.00

If you register to participate in the Pink Out Color Event and the 5K event you will receive a discount on your Pink Out Color Event registration fee.  Entry fee into the Pink Out Color event with registration in 5K event (either as an individual or part of a team-5K fee is separate from the Pink Out Color event entry fee)
Early/Regular Entry (ends 9/4/15) – $5.00
Late Entry (9/5/15 – 9/11/15) – $10.00
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9/12/15 5K INDIVIDUAL
Registrants may register to participate in the competitive timed event or as a non-competitive walker.  2015 timing services are provided via bib microchip technology from Oz Endurance, Eldorado, KS.  Entry fee includes a 5K t-shirt and are as follows:
Early Entry (ends 8/7/15) – $25.00 
Regular Entry (8/8/15 – 9/4/15) – $30.00
Late Entry (9/5/15 – 9/12/15) – $35.00
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9/12/15 5K TEAMS

To register a new 5K team online you must register at least the required minimum of five participants and have a team name.  Team registration is not available for the Pink Out color event.    Team fees are as follows per participant and also include a 5K t-shirt.
Early Entry (ends 8/7/15) – $20.00 
Regular Entry (8/8/15 – 9/4/15) – $25.00
Late Entry (9/5/15 – 9/12/15) – $30.00
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OFFICIAL REGISTERED 2015 5K TEAMS (5 members or more)(Largest team to date)
Advisor’s Excel
Barbara’s Babies
BCBSKS
Brassel’s Breast Friends
Breasts are the Best

Busted
Cancer Is A Payne
Commerce Cares
CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Dancers For A Cause
Debi and the Dynamo’s
Delta Gammas Doing Good
Determinators
Do It For Deb
Envista Credit Union
Four Chicks and a Peep
Grace’s Gang
Grandma’s Pink Crusaders
Hope 4 The Cure
Irv & Company
Jen’s Battling Brigade
JK Racers
Just Wanna Finish Dames
Karen’s Krew
Keya’s Krew
Kickin Kin Folk
Kickin’ It For Catherine
Knapp Family
KPERS Racing Ribbons
Lisa’s Legacy
Mean Pink Fighting Machine
MoneyBabes
Oasis Racers
Quality Pest Control
Run for MK
Save the BooBies
Saving 2nd Base – Katy N.
Saving Second Base – Kathleen H.
Sheri’s Breast Buddies
Sonja’s Family
Swoboda’s Striders
Team DST/Head Start
Team Jamie
Team KHA
Team Leiker
Team Melissa
Team Schmidtlein
Team SS&C
Team Sunflower
Team Triple Negative
The Fast Team
The Saints
Three squared plus 4
Triple P’s/Patty’s Perky Pals
V Team
Viva Las Tatas
Weight Watchers
We Thought They Said Rum
Women of all Colors
Woodward’s Warriors

Paper Registration

A registration form must be completed for each participant.  Click   Regular Entryform   and print the form for each registrant.  Complete each section of the form and return with payment to the RABC, PO Box 4458, Topeka, KS  66604.

Events where registrations may be accepted are listed below (more will be added).
September 3 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm – Jayhawk Pharmacy-Patient Supply at 2620 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS
September 4 – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm – Jayhawk Pharmacy-Patient Supply at 2620 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS
September 4  – 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center (to the east of Kitchen Gallery), Topeka, KS

FAQ

What time is the event?

Friday, September 11, 2015
Topeka West High School courtyard-Onsite Registration/Registration Packet Pickup/Silent Auction
4:00 – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm – Pink Out Color event

Saturday, September 12, 2015
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

 

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.

What about the Silent Auction & Drawing Items

Our Silent Auction on September 11 from 4:00 pm to 6:45 pm will feature many items from area businesses and individuals who support the Race Against Breast Cancer.  Come to Topeka West High School on September 11 beginning at 4:00 pm to bid on great gift certificates, creative crafts, and bountiful baskets!  While you are there be sure to take a look at our two items offered in our September 12 drawing for award after the 5K event.

2015 Sunflower Photograph

2015 Sunflower Photograph

We have a beautiful photograph on canvas by artist Katie Moore.  Her work titled “Kansas Sunflowers” is a photograph on canvas of a field of sunflowers north of Lawrence in Douglas County.  Our second offering, a one of a kind quilt  “HOPE,” is a collaboration of four quilt artists – Kelly Wingerson, Lu Zimmer, Becky Stottlemire, and Arceile Ridgeway.  Using a mixture of pink, gray, and black, the rows of the quilt are an eclectic blend of six traditional and modern quilt patterns:  log cabin, modern windmills, hearts made by paper piecing, a variation of Grandmother’s fan, the argyle border, and broken dishes.  Displaying the word “HOPE” down the left side, the quilt measures 55” x 66”.  Jean McDonald quilted the piece with a special quilting design of hearts and ribbons, and the finish work was completed by Vyn Skinner.2015 Hope Quilt

Participant Packets for Pink Out Color & 5K events

Participant packets for the Pink Out Color Event and 5K Event will be available for pick up in the central courtyard at Topeka West High School on Friday, September 11 from 4pm to 7pm.  We urge all participants to come on Friday to pick up their packet.  Friends and family may pick up each other’s packets with participant’s knowledge.  If registered participants are unable to come on Friday, September 11 to pick up their packet, the packets will be available beginning at 7am on Saturday, September 12 until race time begins at 9am at Topeka West High School central courtyard.

Team Packets for 5K run/walk

Team member participant packets for the 5K Event will be available for pick up by individual team members in the central courtyard at Topeka West High School on Friday, September 11 from 4pm to 7pm.  We urge all participants to come on Friday to pick up their packet.  Friends and family may pick up each other’s packets with participant’s knowledge. If a designated person would like to pick up all their team member’s packets, please come with a list of the pre-registered team members.  If registered participants are unable to come on Friday, September 11 to pick up their packet, the packets will be available beginning at 7am on Saturday, September 12 until race time begins at 9am at Topeka West High School central courtyard.

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/Pink Out Color event

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

Where is the event?

Topeka West High School, 2001 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, Kansas

Registration/Silent Auction/Sales/Food will be on the central courtyard of the campus.

Course Information

Pink Out Color event will be at the Topeka West High School soccer field.  One lap in the soccer field is .25 miles and participants can run/jog/walk up to four laps in the non-competitive Pink Out Color event.

The 5K (3.1 miles) course has splits provided at 1 mile and 2 mile markers with one water station at the 2 mile mark.  Here is the official course map     RABC course map 2015

Where can I park?

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

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 the September 11, 2015 evening event beginning at 4pm & September 12, 2015 day of 5K race.  Credit cards accepted onsite with a service fee.

Are animals allowed?

No animals are not allowed on the Pink Out Color or 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 5K 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?

 

Runners are not allowed to push strollers or wheelchairs.

Walkers may push strollers or strollers or pull wagons, but are required to start at the back of the walkers.

Will there be event T-Shirts?

2015 5K shirtWith each paid 5K 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.

For the Pink Out Color event a white short sleeved t-shirt with RABC logo will be available for additional $10 purchase.

Breast Cancer Survivors

The Race Against Breast Cancer will honor all breast cancer survivors registered to participate in the 5K event with a complimentary gift. This year’s gift will be a the RABC Cookbook with an awareness pin.

Thank you to our 2015 5K Event Sponsors!  stormont2015 Ironman Sponsor – Stormont-Vail HealthCare

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Ken & Pam Alexander

Melvin Arendt

Bartlett & West

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Capital City Bank

James Jr & Pamela Caplinger

FHLBank Topeka

Kansas Hospital Association

Lincoln Center OB/GYN, P.A.

Darin Loewen, D.D.S.

Oasis Family Medicine Associates

Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Security Benefit

St Francis General, Vascular & Bariatric Surgery at Tallgrass

Topeka Hy-Vee Store

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