September 8 & 9, 2017 5K Run/Walk Event

26 Years and Still Running

Join us on September 8 & 9, 2017 at Topeka West High School for our 26th 5K run/walk event.  Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels will enjoy this family friendly fun event.  We will honor those who are fighting the fight against breast cancer, remember those who are no longer with us and raise awareness about the importance of early detection.  The Race Against Breast Cancer pays for no-cost screening and diagnostic mammograms all throughout the year for northeast Kansans in need.

Your participation in our event helps by:
1) registering and paying your participation fee as a runner or walker.  Online registration on this website will be available soon so check back!
2) purchasing items from our merchandise sales
3) purchasing items from our silent auction event
4) learning about how you can support the RABC throughout the year

5K Running Awards & Rules

2015 5K course Overall winners:
Female – Marla Broxterman – 20:17.66
Male – Josh Smith – 17:22.62

Awards will be given to the participants who enter the 5K running competition and wear an assigned microchip bib. 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


  • 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 (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.
  • No animals are allowed on the 5K course at any time.
  • A signed waiver must be received for each participant on the 5K course
  • Click here for our 5K course map (certified by the USA Track & Field Association) –    RABC course map 2015

What time is the event?

Friday, September 8
Topeka West High School courtyard-Onsite Registration/Registration Packet Pickup/Silent Auction
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 9
Topeka West High School courtyard – 5K Run/Walk/Sales/Drawing
6:30am-8:00 am – Check-In/Register
8:00-8:25 am – Balloon release/warm up
8:30 am – Race Begins
10:00-10:30 am – Drawing/Awards


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

At this time we do not allow outside vendors or sales at our 5K event.

What about the Silent Auction & Drawing Items

Our Silent Auction on Friday night from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm will feature many items from area businesses and individuals who support the Race Against Breast Cancer.  Come to Topeka West High School on Friday night beginning at 5:00 pm to bid on great gift certificates, creative crafts, and bountiful baskets!  The Silent Auction will continue through Saturday, from 7:00 am to 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!  While you are there be sure to take a look at items offered in our drawing for award after the 5K event.

Participant Packets for 5K event

Participant packets for the 5K Event will be available for pick up in the central courtyard at Topeka West High School from 4:30pm 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.

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 at Friday evening’s event.  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 to the Friday evening event to pick up their packet, the packets will be available beginning at 7am at the 5K event until race time begins at 9am.

When is the event?

All events take place at Topeka West High School

September 8 – Friday night  – Onsite registration/Early registration packet pickups/Silent Auction/Sales

September 9 – Saturday morning – 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 practice football field.  One lap on the practice football 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  Parking is not allowed on the street or any of the close by area businesses such as Helping Hands Humane Society.

Do you offer Online Registration?

Yes, we will offer online registration for our 2017 event.  When it is available we will offer the link on our 5K event page.

Onsite Registration

Available during the Friday evening event beginning at 5pm & day of 5K race beginning at 7am.  Credit cards accepted onsite with a service fee.

Are animals allowed?

This page will be updated later.

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 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 course must be a paid registrant.

Will there be event T-Shirts?


This page will be updated later.

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.