Topeka Road Run

Sat July 4, 2020 Topeka, IN US 46571 Directions

Kids 1 Mile Run

$12 8:15AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT Registration ends July 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

5 K

$20 8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT Registration ends July 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
2020 Topeka 4th of July Road Run has been cancelled

Runner family,

After weeks of trying to get the ok to still host the 2020 4th of July Road Run, I am saddened to have to announce that I am officially having to cancel the event.  Due to the uncertainties of Covid-19 and all that encompasses.

If you have already signed up for the race, you will receive a full refund.  I am truly sorry for the inconvenience, but plan to be back on track and have you all racing next year on July 4th, 2021!! 

Thank you for your past participation, and I hope to see you next year!

Thank you,
Staci Stahly
Race Director

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

510 E Lake Street
Topeka, IN US 46571

The 4th of July celebration in Topeka, Indiana is a grand tradition.  Each year, the tiny town comes alive with a fireworks display, a parade, basketball and softball tournaments, food vendors, and of course, a buggy racing competition where teams of four people compete by pulling Amish buggies down main street (this is Amish country after all!).  But before the fireworks blast off or kids race to pick up candy at the parade, the day begins with the Topeka 4th of July Road Run.  Begun in 1974 and held every year since, the road run is the oldest consecutively run race in the state.  This year's race, the 47th annual, will take place on Saturday, July 4th at the Topeka East Park located at 510 E Lake Street.

The road run has two events for kids and adults.  We will kick things off at 8:15 a.m. with a One-Mile Fun Run for kids 13 and under.  It’s a great opportunity for kids to try something new and get active.  Medals will be awarded to the top three boys and girls, and all kids will receive a participation prize.  At 8:30, the 5K race, open to all ages, will begin at the park and wind its way through the streets of Topeka.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women overall as well as to the top two finishers in each of 13 age divisions.  

                                                    ******RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP STARTS AT 6:45 AM in the parks pavilion!!******

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I know that participating in this event is a potentially hazardous activity.  I assume all risks associated with participating, including but not limited to:  falls, contact with other participants, the effect of weather, traffic & road conditions, and all such risks being known and appreciated by me.  Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the race directors, sponsors, volunteers, the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, the LaGrange County Highway Department, and the Topeka Police Department, specifically, from all claims of liability that may arise through my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I permit my photograph likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose.


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