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Wesley Autumn Garden Stroll & Senior 5K

Wesley Autumn Garden Stroll & Senior 5K

Date: October 7, 2014

Time: Gardens open – 3:30 p.m.; Walk begins – 4:30 p.m.; Run begins – 5:30 p.m.; Awards – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Botanica, The Wichita Gardens – 701 N. Amidon, Wichita

Price: Registration includes a T-shirt, food, entertainment and Botanica admission

  • Garden stroll - $10

  • 5K walk/run - $20 ($30 after Sept. 29)

Welcome

Come have fun with us! The Wesley Autumn Garden Stroll & Senior 5K is a combination of a competitive run for athletes age 40 and up, a fun walk through Botanica at distances ranging from an eighth of a mile to a mile and a social event featuring live music from 37 Mile Band, food and other entertainment. You are welcome to run, walk or just enjoy the gardens and entertainment.

Race Course

The fast, certified course goes through scenic Sim Park and along the Arkansas River, beginning and ending in Botanica. We will be using the BIBTAG chip timing system for the finish of the races. Your race number will also be your “chip” for timing. For insurance purposes, no pets, baby joggers or strollers are allowed. Race results will be available that evening at www.runwichita.org. GoRun Wichita is coordinating the Senior 5K, with GoRace who is accredited as an RRCA Certified Race Director.

Registration

The entry fee for the 5K is $20 on or before Sept. 29 or $30 afterward. The cost for the Wesley Autumn Garden Stroll & Senior 5K – which includes park admission, food, drink, entertainment and a T-shirt – is just $10.

Register online at www.gorunyourrace.com. To register by mail, send your entry form and check to Wesley Friends, 550 N. Hillside, Wichita KS 67214. Registration in person starts on Sept. 1 at GoRun Wichita, located at 2350 N. Greenwich Road and at 2556 N. Maize Road. You may pick up your packet at the Wesley Friends office on Oct. 6 until 4 p.m. Packets will also be available at the race, beginning at 4 p.m.

Please call the Wesley Friends office at (316) 962-8400 with any questions.

Awards

Awards will be presented in the competitive 5K to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. The age groupings are in four-year increments from age 40 to 100. Special awards will be presented to the oldest male and female finishers.