Saturday June 27, 2020

Westward Ho!

5K and 1K Fun Run

Get Outta Your Rut and Run! – Join us for a most unusual 5K and 1K Fun Run experience.  The 5K takes in the historic Oregon-California Trail, Wesley Nature Trail, and mowed pathways with scenic vistas from one of the highest points in Douglas County.  The 1K Fun Run is especially family/youth friendly on an improved surface – Wesley Nature Trail.

FUMC WEST CAMPUS  867 US-HWY 40 Lawrence, KS 66049   Easily accessed from Hwy 40, just west of K-10 on the West side of Lawrence on the FUMC West Campus grounds. Paved parking, indoor restrooms, and warming areas.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Plans:
The Westward Ho! 5k and Fun Run is now scheduled for Saturday June 27, 2020. The health and welfare of our runners/walkers and our volunteers is our primary concern. The event team will monitor developments and will follow local, State and Federal guidelines for group events. We will keep you informed as to whether further postponement is necessary. For now, be safe, practice social distancing, wash hands and follow health guidelines so we can beat Covid-19 sooner rather than later!

Cross-country-style 5K Run course:
• Includes a portion of the Oregon-California Trail listed on the National Register of Historic Places
• Sorry, NOT jogging stroller friendly

Family and kids 1K Fun Run:
• All-weather surface (asphalt and gravel) Wesley Nature Trail
• FREE. No registration required.
• Youngsters Romp (100 yard) run for the tiny ones
• 1K Family Fun Run on the nature trail loop
• Suitable for jogging strollers and your leashed dog.

Walkers Welcome Too!

Race Day, Saturday, June 27
6:15-7:30 Packet pick up and on-site registration
6:15-7:45 Course open for inspection and warmups
7:45 Pre-race meeting
8:00 5K race start
9:15 5K awards table open
9:30 Youngster Romp (100 yards)
9:45 1K Fun Run start

Early packet pickup: Friday, June 26th  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ad Astra Running 734 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

• Age-Group/Gender awards for the first three places
• Overall top three places female and male
• Participation medallions for all participants including the 1K

Family Promise Logo
Westward Ho! benefits Family Promise of Lawrence, helping families who are experiencing homelessness through case management and connections with local supports. Family Promise has expanded services to help families through prevention, crisis, and stabilization. You can give added support to Family Promise by running in their 5K HOME RUN on Memorial Day!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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