As we prepare for our 10th Annual Rescue Run in 2015, we have special plans for everyone who has completed all nine Rescue Run’s starting in 2006. If that’s you, please contact the Race Director, Tony Estes at your convenience.
FREE PHOTOS will be available at the Rescue Run again this year! Visit http://runandshootphoto.smugmug.com/Rescue-Run-5K-2014 to find yourself and your friends, and download your free pictures from the 2014 Rescue Run!
The race course this year will again be modified due to construction on Kansas Avenue but the start and finish lines will still be located near the Topeka Tower, just as it was in 2014. The course will incorporate a portion of our original 4 Mile course as well as a portion of our most recent 5K course. The race course will follow this years’ parade route, (the race start line is on 6th Avenue just west of Quincy Avenue) which from the 500 block of S Kansas Avenue will track west on 6th to Harrison, South on Harrison to 10th, east on 10th to Quincy, and north on Quincy back to 6th. All runners will do two loops of the race course and all runners will be electronically timed. Walkers will have the option of doing one or two laps of the course. Although the route is modified, the race course is certified and allows us to retain our USATF credentials; certification number KS14051KH. The start line will now be located on 6th Ave, just west of Quincy and the finish line will still be located at 5th and Kansas, on the north side of 5th St.
Since you’ll be leading the parade, you’ll receive glow items in your packet and you’re encouraged to wear numerous lights and holiday costumes. Bring more of your own lights and “light up the night!” The “Brightest Light” male and female chosen by popular vote at the awards ceremony will receive a special award. So, show up, dress up, and let everyone see your holiday spirit!
The Topeka Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter which has served Topeka, Kansas for more than 60 years. TRM is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2014, TRM sheltered 2,031 different people, provided 531,155 meals, distributed clothing to 4,140 individuals, and served Christmas gifts and food baskets to 5,664 people. In 2014, 79.6% of the total TRM income was received from individuals.