September 16 & 17, 2016 – 25th Annual 5K Run/Walk & Fundraising Event

Save the Date!  The 25th annual RABC 5K Run/Walk & Pink Out Color Event will be September 16 & 17, 2016! 

Thank you for your support of our 2015 inaugural Pink Out Color Event & 24th annual 5K run/walk!  Timed runner results may be found here.  Thank you to Topeka West High School for hosting this event and thank you to the residents of the Belle Avenue 5K USATFA course for making us feel so welcome and cheering our participants on!

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We had an awesome color blast at our inaugural Pink Out Color Event.  Begin planning on being a part of this event on September 16, 2016 at Topeka West High School.
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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. 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 – 69
  • 70 & 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

2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the Washburn University Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity men volunteering for the annual Race Against Breast Cancer event.  The Race Against Breast Cancer is grateful to this group of gentlemen for their twenty years of volunteer service.

2015 Sig Eps with their 20th anniversary commemorative plaque from the RABC

2015 Sig Eps with their 20th anniversary commemorative plaque from the RABC

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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