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Emma Creek Classic 5k

Sat April 26, 2025 Hesston, KS 67062 US Directions

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$22 9:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 12:01am CST

1-Mile Fun Walk/Run

$22 9:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT Registration Opens November 12, 2024 at 9:52am CST


200 N. Ridge Road
Hesston, KS US 67062


The Emma Creek 5k will celebrate its 34th year in 2025! The race, which has been held since 1990, is one of the largest women's-only 5k's in the state of Kansas. The Emma Creek 5k is a certified fast-and-flat course for WOMEN AND GIRLS of all ages. Timing chips are used. We offer a post-race buffet and awards ceremony. Awards are presented to the Top 10 finishers and the top 3 in 17 age groups. Join us to run, walk or jog through beautiful Hesston, which is about 40 minutes north of Wichita.

1-MILE FUN RUN: The event will not be competitive but participants will still get a shirt and swag bag! You also can get the famous buffet after the race and attend the post-race awards ceremony to try for door prizes! The cost is the same as the 5k. Just click on the "1-Mile Fun Run" when registering. 

INDIVIDUALS/TEAMS: You can join as an individual or with a team. All teams must have at least 5 members. We do not accept team entries on race day. Kinds of teams: Family team - related by blood or marriage; Workplace team -  employed by the same institution or who share common office space; Special interest team - in the same club, church, etc. The first person to register as part of a team will create a team name. All other members of that team will need to use that exact team name. A few team names (such as Hesston Elementary) already have a team name created. To start a new team have one person of that team register and enter a team name. After that, other team members can register and click on that team name. Contact us if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES: Register for the race by Friday, April 18th to get the early-bird rate. After that date, the cost goes up per registration. There will be no refunds issued after March 31 for any registrations.

PLEASE NOTE: Our shirt supplier is experiencing shortages in some shirts. We’re not sure if there will be shortages around race time. If we experience shortages in a color or brand of shirt we may have to make substitutions. We will only do this if a shirt isn’t available. Thanks for understanding!

 AWARDS: Awards will be given to the Top 10 overall and top 3 per age group. Age groups are 8 & younger; 9-11; 12-17; 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; and 85 and older. No prizes will be handed out before the ceremony. Winners receive a beautiful stoneware plate created by sculptor Lynn Lais and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Top Ten overall also receive a $40 gift certificate.

PACKET PICKUP DAYS/HOURS: We will have this updated when we get closer to the race!

 PARKING: Race day parking includes the Hesston High School parking lot, the football stadium parking lot, Hesston Aquatic Center parking lots and the parking lots at Hesston’s middle and elementary schools.

MEDICAL AID: Emergency medical assistance will be available. 

RULES: Strollers are welcome, but should line up toward the back of the starting line. Please no cell phone use or pets in the race. No scooters please.

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TRACK ATHLETES: All Kansas middle school, junior high and high school track and field athletes are ineligible to enter or compete due to KSHSAA rules.

PROCEEDS: Proceeds provide scholarships and programming for Hesston Recreation.

RACE RESULTS: Results of the race will be available at

FACEBOOK: Join us at “Emma Creek Classic 5K” on Facebook.


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