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 taking place at the event will be a Pink Out Color event on Friday, September 11 at 6pm at the Topeka West High School soccer field! Be watching our website and facebook page for more information on our 24th annual RABC 5K and Pink Out Color event! Registration to participate is not currently available, but will be in within a month. 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 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:
- 12 & Under
- 13 – 19
- 20 – 24
- 25 – 29
- 30 – 34
- 35 – 39
- 40 – 44
- 45 – 49
- 50 – 54
- 55 – 59
- 60 – 64
- 65 & Over
- 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
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
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.
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
Topeka West High School, 2001 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, Kansas
Registration/Silent Auction/Sales/Food will be on the central courtyard of the campus.
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. A course map will be available online once 5K route course if officially certified.
Parking will be allowed in the east and west parking lots at Topeka West High School.
Yes, we will offer online registration for our 2015 event. When it is available we will offer the link on our 5K event page.
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.
No animals are not allowed on the Pink Out Color or 5K course at any time during the event.
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.
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
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.
With 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.
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.