WestwardHo! Details

Westward Ho! Event Participation Options

Location: FUMC West Campus, 867 US-HWY 40, Lawrence, KS 66049

Course Map: 5K Cross-Country-Style Course

Course Records: Men: 00:16:50, Tanner Newkirk 2019, Women: 00:21:20, Elise Fee

Westward Ho! 5K (live) – 9:00 am, April 17, 2021

  • Register online 
  • Packet and swag bags: Early pickup date/location is TBD, depending on Covid-19 intensity. We’ll keep you posted.
  • Race Day packet pickup is 7:00-8:30 am, April 17.
  • Live event: Run/Walk on our cross-country-style 5K course beginning at 9:00 am
  • Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Face masks except for while running/walking on the course. Staggered starts to insure proper distancing.
  • Chip timing by Race Day Timing Solutions
  • T-shirts, participation medals, and other swag included
  • Medals: top three by age-group/gender. Overall medals: top three by gender

Westward Ho! 1K Fun Run (live) – Approximately 10:30 am, April 17, 2021

  • Free, but please do Register online 
  • Family and youth fun run after the 5K on the 1K Wesley Nature Trail (Appx. 10:30 am)
  • Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Face masks except for while running/walking on the course. Staggered starts to insure proper distancing.
  • Participation medals and other swag included. T-shirts are extra.

Virtual Westward Ho! 5K – April 9-17, 2021, run/walk on your own

  • Register online
  • Packet and swag bags: Pickup date/location is TBD, depending on Covid-19 intensity. We’ll keep you posted.
  • Run/Walk a 5K, anywhere, anytime from April 9-17, then, submit your 5K times online.
  • Awards: To compete for age-group/gender awards, runners need to run on the designated Westward Ho! 5K course and submit those times.
  • Course: The Westward Ho! 5K course will be well-marked and ready to run from April 9 through April 17. However, you may run a route of your choosing and submit your results, but not be eligible for place awards.
  • Course rules: Runners are encouraged to run with at least one partner. Practice proper social distancing etiquette while running.

Oregon Trail Relay (virtual) – April 1-30, 2021

Back by popular demand! Totally FREE (to 5K registrants), and a great way to make all of your training miles in April count.
We made it last year, so let’s do it again this year!

 

Why an Oregon Trail Relay? Our 5K course covers a section of the historic Oregon-California Trail listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

All relay “team” runners’ miles will be compiled and progress across the 2080-mile Oregon trail will be plotted throughout the month of April. How cool is that! Run a leg of an Oregon Trail Relay on part of the Oregon Trail!

 

How to Join the Relay

(click for Detailed instruction or a short Instruction Video)

After registering for one of the 5Ks, download the free Strava App and set it up. Then, on Strava, join the Oregon Trail Relay, a private club.  We’ll ok your membership after we get notice from Strava.  Already use Strava?  Simply click on Oregon Trail Relay which takes you directly to our Strava club page where you can join the private club.

 

Now, get out and run/walk! Your activities will show up on our Oregon Trail Relay Strava club page. Check out the cool things like the leaderboard and club posts. Cheer on your buddies, make new virtual friends, add fun photos and watch as the relay team cumulative miles take us all the way to the end of the Oregon Trail. Check-in often on your smartphone, but also your laptop, tablet/iPad, where viewing all the fun stuff is a bit more robust.

Oregon Trail Relay (virtual) from Independence MO to Oregon City OR