|New Olathe Medical Center 5K & Family Fun Run is Aug. 4 at Heritage Park|
The event is called the Olathe Medical Center 5K and Family Fun Run and was developed by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and Olathe Medical Center staff.
The Family Fun Run will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Participants have a choice of a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) or two-mile route, both of which will take place simultaneously on the park’s paved trails. The event’s start and finish lines will both be located in the Park’s Marina Parking Lot. There’s also a free half-mile fun run that will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K and 2 mile runs will be chip-timed and results will be available online following the event. Everyone who runs or walks is considered a winner and will receive a finisher’s medal!
The event is open to all ages. All participants receive a T-shirt, post-race refreshments, and will be eligible for prize drawings. Post-race family activities are also planned at nearby Shelter #1, including inflatables, playground structures and everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park!
“We want families to come out, participate in the race, have fun and enjoy all the family activities. We will have refreshments and encourage families to spend the morning in the park,” said Special Events Coordinator Kyle Stegeman.
Stegeman said the new event is an extension of JCPRD’s relationship with Olathe Medical Center which was forged while conducting the Olathe Medical Center Triathlon each September for the past four years at the District’s other Olathe-area park, Kill Creek Park. Other sponsors for the family fun run include Robert’s Dairy and Fun Services.
Until July 31, the cost is $14 per person for ages 17 and younger or $16 per person for ages 17 and older. Beginning Aug. 1, this increases to $16 for youth and $18 for adults. For more information about the event, call (913) 826-2955. Participants can also register online at www.sportskc.com. Registration forms can also be found on the district’s website at www.jcprd.com.
Packet pickups will take place on Friday, August 3rd at the Olathe Medical Center Pavilion from 3 pm to 6 pm as well as prior to the event on Saturday morning at the Heritage Park Marina. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the day of the event.
Volunteers are also needed for this event and additional sponsorships opportunities are still available For more information , contact Kyle Stegeman at (913) 826-2955.