28th Annual 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 5th – Topeka West High School

We are pleased to announce our honorary co-chairs for the event – Robert Kenagy, MD, Stormont Vail Health CEO & Steven Anderson, The University of Kansas Health System St Francis Campus CEO.  Join us for a morning of fundraising for the RABC and local no-cost mammograms!  We will have a silent auction, merchandise sales, our 5K run/walk and Pink Out Color Fun Run event.

Groups of five or more 5K runner/walkers can register at the Team Rate – $20 per person until September 6th!  

5K Runners – Please review the Runner Rules on this webpage before registering!

Prefer to mail in your registration form and payment?  Print this Entryform with drawing option and mail in with payment to RABC, PO Box 4458, Topeka, KS  66604.

Thank you to our 2019 5K Event Sponsors (cash $500 or more)

Interested in being a Sponsor?  See this Sponsorship Form for more information.

– Bartlett & West
– Topeka Pathology Group

5K Brochure Design Sponsor – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
5K Runner Medal Sponsor – WestSide Stamp & Awards, Inc

Pink Out Color Fun Run

Join us Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 am at Topeka West High School for our fun Pink Out Color run! This non-competitive fun run takes place on the grassy practice football field at Topeka West High School.  As you jog around the course you will be doused with pink colored powder paintGo Pink for RABC no-cost mammograms!  This fun run is open to kids of all ages, but no pets or strollers please.  Registration fee is only $10 for our Pink Out Color Fun Run.  Online registration available.

Runner Rules – 5K Runners review before registering

  • All 5K Runners must wear the race number provided and wear their assigned 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 begin the course on Belle Avenue across from the Helping Hands Humane Society parking lot to ensure they cross the starting pad to begin the timing of their microchip.  5K Walkers will begin the course from the Topeka West High School parking lot.
  • 5K Runners are not allowed to push strollers or run with dogs.  Only registered walkers are allowed to have dogs on the 5K course with them.
    5K Walkers may push strollers, pull wagons or push wheelchairs (with participant secured while on course), but they must begin at the back of the walker group.  Children in strollers/wagons must be secured in stroller/wagon at all times while on the 5K course.  Children not in strollers/wagons on the 5K course must have a paid registration.
  • A signed waiver must be received for each participant on the 5K course

5K Run/Walk and/or Pink Out Color Fun Run Online Registration Link

5K Running Awards

Belle Ave 5K course Overall winners:
Female – Michelle A. Andrew – 18:27.80 (2017)
Male – Josh Smith – 17:22.62 (2015)

Awards will be given to the paid participants who enter the 5K running competition and wear an assigned microchip bib. The top three overall male and female runners will receive awards.  A Master’s award will be presented to the top male and female runners, age 50 years or older.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners based on the following age groups:

  • 12 & Under
  • 13 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 & Over

What time is the event?

Saturday, October 5

7:00 am- Topeka West High School Courtyard
– Onsite Registration/Registration Packet Pickup starts
– Silent Auction and Sales
– Light refreshments in cafeteria

8:45 am – Topeka West High School west parking lot
– Warm up; runners move to the starting line

9:00 am – Belle Avenue starting line
– Runners start the 28th annual 5K
– Walkers start after the runners

9:45 – 10:00 am – Topeka West High School Courtyard
– Runner award ceremony begins

10:30 am – Topeka West High School Practice field
– Pink Out Color Fun Run starts

 

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction will feature many items from area businesses and individuals who support the Race Against Breast Cancer.  Come to the Topeka West High School cafeteria on Saturday, October 5th beginning at 7:00 am to bid on great gift certificates, creative crafts, and bountiful baskets!  The Silent Auction will continue through event end time.  A “Buy it now” price is always available to make sure you can walk away with what you love while supporting a great cause!

Participant Packets for 5K event

Participant packets for the 5K Event will be available for pick up Saturday, October 5th from 7:00 am to 8:45 am in the outdoor courtyard at Topeka West High School.  Friends and family may pick up each other’s packets with participant’s knowledge.

5K Dog Registration

Dogs may be registered to participate ONLY with registered walkers in the 5K.  Runners may not participate with a dog.  Registration fee is $10 per dog.  Dogs must be leashed at all times and must be current on all vaccinations.  No females in heat allowed.

Pink Out Color Fun Run

Join us Saturday at 10:30 am at Topeka West High School for a color fun run that supports the RABC.  Entry is only $10 per person.

Where is the event?

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

Course Information

RABC course map 2015

At 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long, this USA Track & Field Associated certified course begins on Belle Avenue, just north of 21st Street, and travels through a nearby residential neighborhood.  Splits will be provided at the 1-, 2- and 3-mile marks and a water station will be at the 2-mile mark.  5K Runners begin the course on Belle Avenue to cross over the starting pad to begin the timing of their microchip.

5K Walkers begin the course in the Topeka West High School parking lot off of Belle Avenue. They start the course after all the 5K Runners have crossed over the starting pad on Belle Avenue.

Free Event Parking

Event parking is recommended for the TWHS parking lot off Fairlawn Road only.  This is due to the road closure of Belle Avenue and the TWHS parking lot located off Belle Avenue for the event and safety of our 5K participants.

Onsite Registration

Available in the TWHS Courtyard on October 5th beginning at 7:00 am.  5K registration will end at 8:55 am on October 5th.  Pink Out Color Fun Run registration will end at 10:30 am on October 5th.  Credit cards accepted onsite with a service fee.  Cash and checks are also accepted.

5K Run Scoring

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

Overall awards will be based on clock time; age group awards will be based on chip time.

Strollers, Wagons & Wheelchairs on the 5K course

Runners are not allowed to push strollers or wheelchairs.

Walkers may push strollers or wheelchairs or pull wagons, but are required to start at the back of the walkers.  Wheelchair, stroller or wagon rider must be secured at all times while on the course.

Children must be secured in their strollers/wagon at all times while on the course.  Any child not in a stroller/wagon on the 5K course must be a paid registrant.

5K event T-Shirts

 

We urge participants to register early in the 5K event to receive the 2019 5K run/walk event shirt.  Paid registrations received by September 6 will receive a 2019 5K run/walk event shirt if desired.  Paid registrations received after September 6 will receive an older year 5K run/walk shirt WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  We cannot guarantee a shirt in the size desired after September 6.

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.

5K Chairs & Honorary Chairs

2019 5K Chair – Connie Wagers / Honorary Chairs – Robert Kenagy, MD, Stormont Vail Health CEO & Steven Anderson, The University of Kansas Health System St Francis Campus CEO
2018 5K Chair – Santhi Hamm / Honorary Chair – Deb Yocum, VP and Clinic Operations Officer at Cotton O’Neil Clinics and Stormont-Vail Health
2017 5K Chair – Paige Conlin / Honorary Chair –  Dr. Bernita Berntsen
25th Yr – 2016 5K Chair – Katy Nelson / Honorary Chair – Dustin Dick, principal of USD 501 Topeka West High School
2015 5K Chair – Dawn Robertson / Honorary Chair – Jim Ogle
2014 5K Chair – Tiffany Logue / Honorary Chairs – Don & Barbara Stone, owners of Topeka Roadrunners
2013 5K Chair – Breanna Berroth / Honorary Chair – Andrew C. Corbin, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS
2012 5K Chair – Brie Engelken / Honorary Chair – John B. Dicus, Chairman, President & CEO, Capitol Federal
20th Yr – 2011 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson / Honorary Chairs – Robert Erickson, St Francis Health Center CEO & Maynard Oliverius, Stormont-Vail HealthCare CEO
2010 5K Chair – Rachel McLin / Honorary Chair – Sandy Praeger, KS Insurance Commissioner
2009 5K Chair – Shirley Hollis / Honorary Chair – Sherriff Richard Barta
2008 5K Chair – Dawn Robertson / Honorary Chair – Chris Gallagher, KMAJ
2007 5K Chair – Jerri Blassingame / Honorary Chair – Kris Robbins, CEO of Security Benefit
15th Yr – 2006 5K Chair – Pam Alexander / Honorary Chair – Billie Gibson Hall
2005 5K Chair – Tami Zeilinger / Honorary Chair – Melissa Brunner
2004 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson / Honorary Chair – Ron Thornburg, KS Secretary of State
2003 5K Chair – Pam Brandsted / Honorary Chair – Dr. Bernita Berntsen
2002 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson / Honorary Chair – Linda P Jeffrey
10th Yr – 2001 5K Chair – Pam Alexander / Honorary Chair – Dr. Jerry Farley, President Washburn University
2000 5K Chair – Kathy Stacken / Honorary Chair – Rose Diehl, KMAJ
1999 5K Chair – Joni Merillat / Honorary Chair – Kathleen Sebelius, KS Insurance Comissioner
1998 5K Chair – Joni Merillat / Honorary Chair – Mayor Joan Wagnon
1997 5K Chair – Sophie George / Honorary Chair-KS First Lady Linda Graves
5th Yr – 1996 5K Chair – Joni Merillat
1995 5K Chair – Paula Baum
1994 5K Chair – Debbie Geist
1993 5K Chair – Ann Hoover
1991 5K Chair – Pam Alexander & Billie Hall