January 25, 2018

Run Kansas Challenge

Run Kansas Challenge

Hosted by the the Olathe Sports Commission and Sports Kansas

click here to register online at Get Me Registered


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 for levels completed
    • 20K completed by Dec 31, 2018 = Bronze Level Finisher
    • 30K completed by Dec 31, 2018 = Silver Level Finisher
    • 60K completed by Dec 31, 2018 = Gold Level Finisher
    • 80K completed by Dec 31, 2018 = Platinum Level Finisher
    • 100K completed by Dec 31, 2018 = Diamond Level Finisher
    • 115K completed by Dec 31, 2018 = Elite Level Finisher

(Run Kansas Challenge Medal and Shirt will be mailed to each participant after January 10, 2018.)

(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.

2018 races map listed by location:

2018 races listed by date:

Race Date Name of Race Location
Jan 20 Battle of the Bean 5K Leawood
Jan 27 Battle of the Bean 5K Wichita
Feb 3 Chocolate Rush 5K and Half Marathon Olathe
Feb 4 The Kickoff 5K Leawood
Feb 11 The Sweetheart 5K and 10K Wichita
Feb 17 The Sweetheart 5K and 10K Overland Park
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s 5K Wichita
Mar 24 Wicked Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Wamego
Mar 31 Easter Egg 5K Overland Park
Apr 7 Jadon’s Hope Bug Run 5K and 10K Olathe
Apr 8 Brew2Brew KC to Lawrence
Apr 21 Garmin Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Olathe
Apr 28 704 Blue Run Olathe
May 5 Heart and Sole Classic 5K and 10K Olathe
May 6 Prairie Fire Spring Half and 5K Wichita
May 6 Outpacing Melanoma 5K Overland Park
May 12 Running with the Cows Half Marathon and 5K Bucyrus
May 12 Heritage Park 3 – 5K, 10k and 15K Olathe
May 19 Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon and 5K Manhattan
Jun 23 Diva Dash 5K Wichita
Jun 9 Festival on the Trails 5K Gardner
Jun 9 Heroes for Hospice Overland Park
Jul 4 Freedom Run 5K and 10K Lenexa
Jul 4 Stars and Stripes 5K Wichita
Jul 28 Heartland’s 2nd Annual 5K Run Olathe
Jul 29 Diva Dash 5K Overland Park
Aug 4 Spencer C Duncan Make It Count 5K New Century
Aug 19 BIGGSteps 5K and 10K Overland Park
Aug 24 5K for MJ Olathe
Aug 25 Olathe Charities 5K Olathe
Aug 25 Rexy Run 5K and 10K Lawrence
Aug 25 Bonner Springs Tiblow Trot 5-Mile and 5K Run/2-Mile Walk Bonner Springs
Aug 26 Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk Overland Park
Sep 9 Go Girl Run KC Half Marathon and 5K Overland Park
Sep 11 Patriots Run Ultra, Marathon, Half, and 5K Olathe
Sep 17 Old Town 10K Wichita
Oct 6 No One Fights Alone 5K Paola
Oct 6 Jared Coones Memorial Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk Olathe
Oct 6 Louisburg Cider Run 5K and 10K  Louisburg
Oct 13 Nebraska Furniture Mart 5K  Kansas City
Oct 14 Prairie Fire Fall Marathon, Half and 5K Wichita
Oct 14 Lace up for Learning 5K Run/Walk Overland Park
Oct 21 The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Overland Park
Oct 27 Monster Dash 5K Wichita
Nov 3 Clover Run 5K Paola
Nov 4 Kansas Half Marathon and 5K Lawrence
Nov 11 Gobbler Grind Half Marathon and 5K Overland Park
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day 5K Run Overland Park
Dec 2 The Great Santa Run 5K Overland Park
Dec 2 Jingle Bell Run Manhattan
Dec 8 The Great Santa Run 5K Wichita
Dec 8 Rudolph Red-Nose Run Leavenworth
Dec 8 Santa Express 5K Bonner Springs
Dec 9 Jingle Bell Run Lenexa
Dec 15 Jingle Bell Run Wichita
Dec 22 Christmas Corral Half Marathon + 4-mile Pretty Prairie
Dec 31 Resolution Run El Dorado


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 15, 2018. Online results will be needed to verify your participation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I submit my 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/StkjNM  (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 road or paved trail races 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.
  • 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 Sports Commission at sports@olathe.org 

click here to register online at Get Me Registered

Event is managed by the Olathe Sports Commission and Sports Kansas.