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Thanksgiving Day 5K

When Nov 24, 2016
from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Lawrence, Kansas
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Entry fee

$26 - through Nov 17
$23 - per person for families of 3 or more (through Nov 17)
$30 - Nov 18-24 (no family discounts)

Register on-line, or if you prefer you may mail in the printable entry form.

Nov 23: Wednesday Packet Pickup/Registration

  • 11:30 am - 6 pm
    • at Ad Astra Running, 734 Massachusetts, Lawrence KS

Nov 24: Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup

  • 7 am - 8 am -
    • Woodlawn School gymnasium, 508 Elm, Lawrence KS.  No registrations after 8 am!
      You may leave your warm-ups in the gym during the race.
  • 8:30 am - 5K start
  • 9:20 am - fun run start

Socks

First 1000 entrants receive souvenir Brooks socks. Use the chart to select the right size. Later entries not guaranteed the selected size.

Sock Size
Shoe Size S M L XL
women's US 4-6.5 7-9.5 10-12.5 ---
men's US --- 6-8.5 9-11.5 12-14.5
European 34-37 38-41 42-45 46-49

Parking

Limited to city streets north of the school.  There is no parking around Woodlawn School.  2 blocks away are the Visitors Center parking lot & south public lot. Additional parking behind Johnny's Tavern (west side of N 2nd) and across the river at the parking garage by City Hall. Watch traffic when crossing streets. Map

Start/Finish

The start/finish line is in front of Woodlawn School on Elm Street.

Safety

No dogs allowed on the 5K race. Strollers are OK but required to start at the back. A short section of the course will have the faster runners coming back while some walkers are still getting through. Please be courteous and obey the course marshals on where to run and walk. There is room for all.

Cancellation

The run will be held rain or shine. If necessary, the race director and Lawrence Police will decide to cancel the run for safety reasons. No refunds; proceeds will go to local running programs and projects.

Event Records

Male: Benson Chesang (Lawrence KS) 15:14 (2011)
Female: Julie Shaw (Palo Cedro CA) 17:58 (2009)
Course certification #: KS15035KH

Children’s Fun Run

Sign up on race day at the school gym before the 9:20 am start. Awards to all finishers.

Awards

Top 3 finishers overall and in each division and 1st masters, male & female. 
Unique awards will be made by VanGo this year. In order to be eligible for any awards you must be registered and wearing the correct chip. First place overall male and female and masters male and female will win a pair of running shoes. Gift certificates to the first three in each age group.

Awards will be available after 9:45 am.  Check the posted results and if you are a winner, report to the awards table.  Post race refreshments courtesy of our sponsors. After race day, awards may be picked up at Ad Astra Running in Lawrence until December 31st.

Age Groups

10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Chip Timing

. . . by RaceDay Timing Solutions.  The timing chip is attached to the bib and does not need to be returned. Pin your bib on your front side. Check to be sure you have your bib and not someone else's.

Race Results

Participants will be able to get live results as soon as they cross the finish. You can get these results by text message, Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting one of the results kiosks set up in the gym. Check the www.runLawrence.org web site for the final results. You should be able to check online that evening and view the timing video of everyone crossing the finish line.

Proceeds

. . . benefit Woodlawn School, the host facility, and numerous local youth running programs. Any running/fitness club at a public K-12 school in the Lawrence area may apply to receive support. To apply, fIll out the Request for Funding form. If you don't have Microsoft Word, open this pdf file and print out the form first, then fill out.

Volunteers

If you are not running, we can use your help. Cheering burns calories, too. Please contact Dee.
See volunteer page for more details.

More Information

Race Director: Dee Boeck at 785-841-3587,  runLawrence@gmail.com

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2017 Members

Tom & Joleen Arnhold
Stacie Baquero
John & Lila Bartel
Katie Baylie
John & Lettitia Bernard
George Bernheimer
Lana & Bob Best
Ben Bradshaw
Kevin Brown
David Burgoon
Michelle Carson
Rudy Chavez
Brad & Pam Clark
Scott Cook
Cassie Criger
Christine Cunningham
Mandy Davis
Heiko Detlefsen
Joshua Devlin
Mary Anne & Jared Durall
Mark Elliott
Taylor Evans
Neal & Karen Farron
Dana Ferrell
Mark Fisher
J.C. Garcia
Garry Gribbles - Tom Truhsdale
Garry Gribbles - Steve Sell
Garry Gribbles - Mckensie Bevins
Garry Gribbles - Cassie
Garry Gribbles - Monica Schragg
Garry Gribbles - Joe Schragg
Angie Gleason
Artie Gonzales
Lindsay Gress
James & Linda Griffin
Cheryl Haefele
Roger Hambold
Micah and Meagan Hawkinson
Irene Haws
Kristen Hearrell
Kiley Hickock
Misty Hight
Laura Hoerman
Sarah Hunter
Jeff Huss
Patty Hylton
Doug & Dorthy IIiff
Steve Ingersoll
Matthew Ishkanian
Jamie Kim
Daniel Kurtz
Clay Lang
Dennis Lawlor
Myron & Tandy Leinwetter
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Rebaecca Litvak
Phillip Livingston and Eun Jin Kim
Jamie Mauer
Candi Meerpohl
Abby Moore
Dave Newbery
LeTiffany Obozele
Tim & Meredith Owen
Tim Ortiz
Nancy Perth
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Claire Phillips
Gary Pratt
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Bethany Richardson
Angela Roberson
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson-Evans
Donna Romans
Brent, Luke, Isaiah, Rebekah, Gabe Roper
Kjrsten Ruch
Elena Rusche
Suzanne Sawyer-Burris
Peg Schultz
Spencer Share
Eric & Vicki Smith
Lon Stanton
Charles & Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Kristen Thiessen
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Ken/Jan Tillery/Escola
Kelly Tosh
Kermit Trout
Roger Underwood
Bill, Brenda, Emily, Billy, Abby, and Sophie Wagemaker
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
TaNiqua Ward
Israel Wasserstein
Joshua and Skyler Watson
Les Watson
Jane Weiler
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger
Jackie Williams
Tim Willingham
Sara Wood
Bryan Yowell

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