8th Annual MKA Rescue Run/Walk & MKA Invitational

Date

Start: Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 4:20 PM (CST)

Address
Downtown Topeka 534 S Kansas Ave
Topeka , KS 66603
Registration Closing Date

Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (CST)

Organizer's Website

http://topekarescuerun.com

About This Activity

Be a part of the Miracle On Kansas Avenue by joining other elite runners in the MKA Invitational 5K at 4:20 PM, or by running and/or walking in the traditional Rescue Run on the actual parade route starting at 5 PM; one hour before the parade begins. Team competition returns for 2013 in Corporate and Church Member categories. Want to participate but not able to join us on race day? Register and let us know that you won't attend and we'll get your packet to you.

Fees

Adults-$17.50 through Dec 25, $20 through July 31, $25 through Nov 14, $30 through Nov 29, $35 on Nov 30, Youths 10 & under $10, 11-15 $15, 16-19 $20Armed Forced Members Only - may take a $5 discount off the adult price. Valid Military ID must be presented at packet pickup or registrant will pay $5 in order to obtain his or her packet and bib number. Use discount code MILITARYMKA13

The MKA Invitational 5K is open to the fastest 100 male and the fastest 100 female runners who meet the qualifying standards: Male 23:59 or faster - Female 29:59 or faster. The qualifying race must be run on a USATF certified 5K road race course in 2013, a certified HS or Collegiate XC course in 2013 or at the 2012 Rescue Run. Qualifying time, event, event date, and event results listing must accompany the runners registration and must be easily verifiable. The MKA Invitational allows the faster runners less congestion in order to encourage more runners to set state records and honor roll qualifiers for their respective age groups. This will also allow the original Rescue Run more room for the non-competitive runners and walkers who want to enjoy the event without having to worry about being in the path of the faster runners. Runners in both the MKA Invitational and the traditional Rescue Run will be vying for the same awards so award winners can come from either event based on chip times. The MKA Invitational starts at 4:20 PM and the traditional Rescue Run starts at 5 PM, just as it always has. Both races start and finish at the same locations.Enjoy the cheers and support of hundreds of spectators as they line the parade route, eagerly awaiting the annual Downtown Topeka kickoff of the Christmas holiday season - the 19th Annual Miracle On Kansas Avenue Parade. Holiday lights and decorations will provide an especially festive atmosphere as you wind your way along Kansas Avenue.Competition entrants will do two loops of the parade route (3.1 miles total) from the start line located in front of the Bank of America building at 534 S Kansas Ave, to the finish line located north of the start line at 500 S Kansas Ave. Non-Competition Entrants may do one loop of the parade route (1.5 miles total), or two loops (3.1 miles total), starting at the same time and location. Non-Competion entrants will also finish at 500 S Kansas. ALL entrants are eligible to run, walk, or do a combination of both running and walking as Competition and Non-Competition entrantsAll preregistered participant's will receive a technical T-shirt with their entry fee. Late entrants cannot be guaranteed T-shirt availability. All participant's are eligible to win any of the fabulous door prizes that have been provided by generous area merchants. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers, to the first male and female Masters finishers (age 40-49), to the first male and female Grand Masters finishers (age 50-59), and to the first male and female Senior Grand Masters finishers (over 60). Age group awards will be presented to the first three male and female finishers in the following age group categories: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 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 & upTeam competiton returns to the Rescue Run in 2013. Traveling trophies will be awarded to the 1st place team in Corporate and Church Member categories. Teams must consist of at least five team members and the fastest combined finish times of the three fastest members of each team will determine the winner in both categories. Team members are also eligible to receive any applicable overall or age group award that they may receive as a result of their performance.For insurance purposes and the safety of all involved, runner's are not allowed to push strollers. Walkers may do so as long as they start at the rear of the pack and do not block the progress of runner's at any time during the event. ALL participant's are required to wear their race number, visible on their front side at all times during the event. ALL participant's are instructed to position themselves in the proper area of the pack at the start line so as to not impede the progress of faster participant's behind them. NO participant may wear headsets, earphones, or Ipod's, skates or rollerblades, or bring animals or bikes on the race course at any time during the event. The race course will be closed to all vehicle traffic until the parade start at 6:00 PM but please be aware of, and alert for spectators who may get in the way as they attempt to travel to their preferred position along the parade route. All participants must sign and date the waiver and correctly complete the attached registration form. Free parking will be available in the area north and west of the start line which is located in the 500 block of S Kansas Avenue. There is also free parking in the Bank of America parking garage (enter from Kansas Ave), the Townsite Plaza parking garage (enter from 5th St), and the City parking garage at 5th and Jackson. Early arrival is recommended as many parade goers will be seeking those same parking spots.Post-race snacks and beverages will be provided courtesy of area merchants. The Awards Ceremony will be presented in the lower level of the Townsite Plaza parking garage starting at approximately 6 pm.Early registrant's may pick their packets up and late registrations will be accepted on Friday, November 29th from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at the Bank of America building.Race day Registrations will be accepted at the packet pickup inside the Bank of America building, 534 S Kansas Avenue from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday November 30, 2013. T-shirt availability is NOT guaranteed for late registrant's.The Rescue Run has again been selected by the RRCA as the Kansas 5K State Championship! Want to participate but not able to join us on race day? Register and let us know you won't be able to attend so we can get your packet to you. Send us a picture from wherever you are and you'll be entered to win our "Long Distance" award. The 2013 Rescue Run returns to its roots as the leader or the MKA Parade. All Rescue Run participants will receive glow items in their packet and are encouraged to wear numerous lights and holiday costumes. The "Brightest Light" male and female chosen by popular vote at the awards ceremony will receive a special award.

Fees

Adults-$17.50 through Dec 25, $20 through July 31, $25 through Nov 14, $30 through Nov 29, $35 on Nov 30, Youths 10 & under $10, 11-15 $15, 16-19 $20

Additional Date Information
MKA Invitational starts 4:20 PM, Rescue Run 5 PM

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