25 Years and Still Running
How has the Race Against Breast Cancer paid for over 8,500 mammograms for northeast Kansans in need since 1991? Since we are a self-funded, grassroots, 100% local, non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity of our corporate sponsors and our annual fundraiser participants for the funds to support us and our no-cost mammography program that benefits 600 – 800 northeast Kansans yearly. This year marks our 25th year helping northeast Kansas families by promoting healthy breast practices such as no-cost yearly screening mammograms. Thank you for supporting our 25th event! You can find the results here.
Make plans to join us next year for our Pink Out Color Event! pink-out-participant-information
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
- 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. No strollers or wagons are allowed on the grassy Pink Out Color course. 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 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
Friday, September 16
Topeka West High School courtyard-Onsite Registration/Registration Packet Pickup/Silent Auction
5:00 – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm – Pink Out Color event
Saturday, September 17
Topeka West High School courtyard – 5K Run/Walk/Sales/Drawing
7:00-8:30 am – Check-In/Register
8:20-8:45 am – Balloon 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. Vendors booths are being allowed this year on a first come first served basis for our Ironman, Triathlon, Marathon & Runner sponsors. If there are any vendor booth spaces left after our sponsors have claimed their spaces, we will open up the remaining to outside vendors. All vendor booths information and sales materials are subject to approval of our 5K committee. If your group is interested in having a vendor booth at our event, please contact our office at (785) 271-1500 after June 1, 2016.
Our Silent Auction on September 16 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 September 16 beginning at 5:00 pm to bid on great gift certificates, creative crafts, and bountiful baskets! The Silent Auction will continue through Saturday, September 17 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 September 17 drawing for award after the 5K event.
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 16 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. If registered participants are unable to come on Friday, September 16 to pick up their packet, the packets will be available beginning at 7am on Saturday, September 17 until race time begins at 9am.
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 16 from 5pm 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 16 to pick up their packet, the packets will be available beginning at 7am on Saturday, September 17 until race time begins at 9am.
All events take place at Topeka West High School
September 16, 2016 – Onsite registration/Early registration packet pickups/Silent Auction/Sales/Pink Out Color event
September 17, 2016 – 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 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
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.
Yes, we will offer online registration for our 2016 event. When it is available we will offer the link on our 5K event page.
Available during the September 16 evening event beginning at 5pm & September 17 day of 5K race beginning at 7am. 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.
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.
Strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are not allowed on the Pink Out 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.
With each paid 5K registration participants can receive a shirt at no extra cost. The 2016 5K event shirt will be 50/50% cotton magenta 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.