January 25, 2018

2019 Run Kansas Challenge

2019 Run Kansas Challenge

Hosted by the the Olathe Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Kansas



Are you ready to travel across the state of Kansas and earn some great swag? The Run Kansas Challenge is a $30 separate registration that earns you a shirt, medal, and certificate, all by registering for other races of any distances in the state of Kansas. Qualifying races must have online results listed for your completion of each race.

As an Run Kansas Challenge participant you will receive all the benefits each race has to offer and much more!

You will earn:

  • Swag from each race you register separately for.
  • Run Kansas Challenge Medal
  • Run Kansas Challenge Shirt
  • Run Kansas Challenge Certificate/Bib with total amount of KM’s reported.
    • (Run Kansas Challenge Medal and Shirt will be mailed to each participant after January 1, 2020.)

(Each race will have your swag to pick up on you own. See each race’s website for more info.)

See the current Run Kansas Challenge Leader board.

2019 races map listed by location:

2019 races listed by date:

Race Date Name of Race Location
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon and 5K Wichita
Jan 1 Life Time Commitment Day 5K Overland Park
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon/5K Leawood
Jan 12 Neuf 9K & 2 Mile Run Newton
Jan 19 Battle of the Bean 5K Leawood
Jan 26 Battle of the Bean 5K Wichita
Feb 2 Chocolate Rush 5K and Half Marathon Olathe
Feb 3 Super Bowl Sunday 4 Mile Wichita
Feb 3 The Kickoff 5K Leawood
Feb 9 Stupid Cupid 2 Mile Run Wichita
Feb 9 The Sweetheart 5K and 10K Overland Park
Feb 10 The Sweetheart 5K and 10K Wichita
Feb 16 Kansas City Plunge Shawnee
Feb 23 Wak in Sister’s Shoes 5K Wichita
Mar 2 Shamrock Shuffle Lawrence
Mar 2 The Storybook Run 5K Olathe
Mar 9 Go Green Leprechan Run Hesston
Mar 9 Pi Day Race Series Lawrence
Mar 9 Cookie Run 5K Leawood
Mar 10 Wichita Brewing Co. Relay Marathon Wichita
Mar 16 St. Patrick’s 5K Wichita
Mar 23 Clean Water 5K Wichita
Mar 23 Superhero Strong Family Fun Run Salina
Mar 24 Chishol Trail Marathon Wichita
Mar 30 Wicked Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Wamego
Mar 30 Jadon’s Hope Bug Run 5k/10k Olathe
Mar 30 Prairie Spirit Trail Ultra Races Ottawa
Apr 6 Miles for Marilyn Tonganoxie
Apr 6 El Dorado Half Marathon El Dorado
Apr 7 Brew2Brew KC to Lawrence
Apr 13 Garmin Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Olathe
Apr 14 KC Timber Challenge Bonner Springs
Apr 20 Easter Egg 5K Overland Park
Apr 27 704 Blue Run Olathe
May 4 Heart and Sole Classic 5K and 10K Olathe
May 5 Prairie Fire Spring Half and 5K Wichita
May 5 Outpacing Melanoma 5K Overland Park
May 11 Running with the Cows Half Marathon and 5K Bucyrus
May 11 Heritage Park 3 – 5K, 10k and 15K Olathe
May 18 Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation 5K Gardner
May 25 Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon and 5K Manhattan
May 27 5K Home Run Lawrence
June 1 Storm the Dame Trail Marathon El Dorado
Jun 8 Heroes for Hospice Overland Park
June 22 Diva Dash 5K Wichita
June 30 Stars and Stripes 5K Overland Park
Jul 4 Freedom Run 5K and 10K Lenexa
July 4 Stars and Stripes 5K Wichita
July 6 Walnut River RGravel Run El Dorado
Jul 13 Honey Badger 100 Mile ultra Cheney
July 20 Diva Dash 5K Overland Park
Jul 26 UrbanICT Wichita
July 27 Heartland’s 2nd Annual 5K Run Olathe
Aug 3 Spencer C Duncan Make It Count 5K New Century
Aug 3 5K Rodeo Run Marquette
Aug 11 BIGGSteps 5K and 10K Overland Park
?? 5K for MJ Olathe
Aug 24 Olathe Charities 5K Olathe
Aug 24 Rexy Run 5K and 10K Lawrence
Aug 24 Speedy PD 5K/10K Manhattan Springs
Aug 24 Bonner Springs Tiblow Trot 5-Mile and 5K Run/2-Mile Walk Bonner Springs
Aug 25 Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk Overland Park
Aug 25 Go Girl Run KC Half Marathon and 5K Overland Park
Sep 11 Patriots Run Ultra, Marathon, Half, and 5K Olathe
Sept 21 Sacred Steps Leawood
Sept 22 Old Town 10K Wichita
Sep 28 Flat Rock 25/50k Independence
Oct 5 No One Fights Alone 5K Paola
Oct 5 Jared Coones Memorial Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk Olathe
Oct 5 Louisburg Cider Run 5K and 10K  Louisburg
Oct 12 Nebraska Furniture Mart 5K  Kansas City
Oct 13 Prairie Fire Fall Marathon, Half and 5K Wichita
Oct 13 Lace up for Learning 5K Run/Walk Overland Park
Oct 20 The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Overland Park
Oct 25 Monster Dash 5K Wichita
Oct 26 Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza Ottawa
Oct 27 Monster Dash 5K Overland Park
Nov 9 Clover Run 5K Paola
?? Kansas Half Marathon and 5K Lawrence
Nov 23 Wichita Turkey Trot Wichta
Nov 10 Gobbler Grind Half Marathon and 5K Overland Park
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll Overland Park
?? The Great Santa Run 5K Overland Park
?? Jingle Bell Run Manhattan
?? The Great Santa Run 5K Wichita
?? Rudolph Red-Nose Run Leavenworth
?? Santa Express 5K Bonner Springs
Dec 8 Jingle Bell Run Lenexa
Dec 14 Jingle Bell Run Wichita
?? Christmas Corral Half Marathon + 4-mile Pretty Prairie
Dec 31 Resolution Run El Dorado
Dec 31 Run in the New Year Wichita

See the current Run Kansas Challenge Leader board.


PLEASE NOTE: – All Run Kansas Challenge participants are required to sign up for each race separately. The registration on this page is just to be entered into the challenge.

Once registered you will receive information on how to submit certified results for each race in the challenge you complete. Registration for this challenge is open until Dec 31, 2019. Online results will be needed to verify your participation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I submit my 2019 official results? – Once a participant has registered, an email will be sent with a walk through on how to submit your results via an online form. Here is the form link just in case you have lost it: https://goo.gl/forms/qDX6B08NSMKxydV73 (Reminder only those who are registered for this challenge with need to submit this form.)
  • Why does it cost to be part of this challenge? – The cost of the challenge covers a Shirt, a Medal, a Certificate and postage.
  • Do any races I participate in outside of Kansas count? – Only run/walk events that are chip timed count for this challenge inside the state of Kansas. Races outside Kansas or on the Missouri side of the Kansas City Metro DO NOT count. The event must start and/or finish in Kansas. The event must start between 12:00 a.m. Jan 1 to 11:59 p.m. Dec 31 of the current year.
  • Do bike, run & swim races count? – Only run/walk events that are chip timed count for this challenge. Examples of races that don’t count are: Triathlons, Ironmans, etc.. 
  • Do trail or ultramarathon races count? – Yes.
  • Is there a race that is not listed that would count for the challenge? – Yes, we can add other races to the challenge. You must send the link of this website to that race director or race organizer, and let them know you want that race to be listed on this site, but that race must initiate the request to be a part of the Run Kansas Challenge.
  • Is there an age requirement for this race? – Parent’s or Guardian can register someone that is 18 and under to compete in the challenge.
  • What if a race does not have official timing or results? – No problem. The participant must get an official email from the race director of that race stating their completion date and distance. Forward that email to sports@olathe.org 
  • How much does each race count towards my challenge? – 1.6K = 1 mile. 5K = 3.1 miles.  10K = 6.2 miles.  15K = 9.3 miles.  21.08K = Half Marathon 13.1 miles.  42.16K = Marathon 26.2 miles, and so on.

See the current Run Kansas Challenge Leader board.

Cost is only $30 to be entered into the Run Kansas Challenge. This covers Shirt, Medal, Certificate and postage.

Any questions can be directed to the Olathe Convention and Visitors Bureau at sports@olathe.org 

click here to register online at Get Me Registered

Event is managed by the Olathe Olathe Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Kansas.