Local Races in Manhattan, KS
Experience the thrill of running in Manhattan, Kansas, with a variety of events for all fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, there's an event for you!
March 16 @ 10:00 a.m. 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race: Join 1,500 of your fellow runners and choose between the 10K and 2 Mile Run/Walk. All events are timed this year! FILL THE 'VILLE WITH GREEN! Come join the grand celebration! It's the 46th running of the St. Pat's Races in Aggieville. One of Manhattan's largest running events, it has drawn record numbers of walkers and runners.
April 6 @ 8:30 a.m. Octagon Of Doom Run Powered by WTC Fiber: Join us as we finish in Bramlage Coliseum for the inaugural Octagon of Doom 8K, 2 Mile, and 1K kids run.
April 20 @ 8:00 a.m. 7th Annual Pink Up the Pace 5K: Join us for our annual run for research benefiting the Johnson Cancer Research Center on the K-State campus. Each entry gets a soft tee, pizza, cookie and beer or pink lemonade on the patio at AJ's Pizzeria.
April 21 @ 2:00 p.m. Youth Outdoor Adventure Challenge: Join us for our 1 mile with 15 obstacles challenge! You'll run through the Flint Hills conquering natural and man-made obstacles along the way. Going across monkey bars, through the mud pit, climb up dirt banks and over an 8ft. wall! Open to Youth ages 5-14 year olds to come to Wildwood to have an adventure you'll never forget! Register now and LET'S GET WILD!
April 27 @ 7:00 a.m. Flint Hills 50 & Marathon: Enjoy a beautiful run on mostly dirt roads in the scenic Flint Hills just outside of Manhattan, Kansas! The Marathon consists of one 26.2 mile loop around the course offering 4 aid stations along the course. The 50 miler consists of two 25 mile loops with 5 aid stations each loop. This is the area's first Ultramarathon and first trail Marathon. Come be a part of the challenging course with over 1500 feet of elevation change per loop. There will be food and non-alcoholic drinks following the race. All proceeds from the race go to support local schools.
April 27 @ 9:00 a.m. K-State Run for the Roses 5K & 1K: Join us for the third annual Run for the Roses 5K race and 1K walk. Runners will start and finish in the beautiful K-State Gardens, take a lap on the track inside the historic World War 1 Memorial Stadium, and cruise by Anderson Hall, the Student Union, and Ahearn Fieldhouse. Medals and shirts guaranteed for all participants who register by April 1st. Top 3 in age groups get live rose shaped succulent in a purple ceramic pot. Team awards. There is a $25 student 5K rate and a $35 virtual 5K race for those who can't be there in person. There will be face painting and balloon artists for kids and more than 10,000 tulips in bloom.
May 25 @ 7:00 a.m. 10th Annual Bill Snyder Highway Half & 5K: Help us celebrate a decade of the Bill Snyder Highway Half & 5K! Now in it's 10th year, the Bill Snyder is the only Half Marathon in Manhattan, KS. The race draws around 1500 runners yearly and finishes in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
September 15 @ 7:30 a.m. Konza 25K & 10K: Finisher's Medals will be given to every finisher in each distance. Age Group awards will be given to the First Place Male and Female in each age group. They will have long sleeve shirts for the 25K & short sleeve for the 10K. There will be a 4 hour cut off for the 25K. If you aren't to a spot around 10 miles by the usfficient time you will be turned down a different path and your race will be a little less than 12 miles. There will be water and some sort of gatorade on the course but you will be required to carry your own bottle, belt or pack to carry it in. No cups on the course. They will also have some gels at aid stations. Proceeds go to Konza Environmental Education Program.
October 5 @ 8:00 a.m. Little Apple Marathon, Half, Relay & 5K: It will take place at the Tuttle Creek State Park area. The marathon will be 4 loops around the park area. There will also be Half Marathon, 5K and Marathon relay options.
November 28 @ 9:00 a.m. MHK Turkey Trot: Join us on Thanksgiving for a homecoming of sorts! The race starts and finishes in the heart of Aggieville and meanders to downtown on Poyntz. Bring the whole family for a 5K before the feast!