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Come join us as we run wild through the streets of Cowtown! This fun 5K will take you through Wichita's wild west, along the Museum District, and along the Arkansas River. The course is open for runners seeking a personal best while offering enough eye appeal for those looking for a nice stoll with the family. All participants will receive a t-shirt and participation medal. Awards will also be given by age group and gender.
Additional recognition will be given to runners beating "outlaws" to the finish line. Each outlaw represents an Old Cowtown gang. If you beat the outlaw across the finish line, you have collected their bounty. Outlaws will run the 5K at 20, 25, 30, and 35 minutes (give or take). If you collect the bounty you will receive a slider medal to attach to your participation award. These medals are beautiful and will truly be a showpiece to your running collection. The participation medal design is based upon a mounted posse tailing wanted outlaws.
After the run, join us for an ice-cold sarsaparilla and the best awards cermony West of the Pecos! If sarsaparilla is not your thing, we will have other frosty drinks to wet your whistle! Finisher medals will come in gold, silver, and bronze (1st, 2nd, and 3rd repectively) for the categories listed below.
Overall – men
Overall - women
19 and under – men
19 and under – women
20-29 – men
20-29 – women
30-39 – men
30-39 – women
40-49 – men
40-49 – women
50-59 – men
50-59 – women
60-69 – men
60-69 - women
Packet Pickup is scheduled for the Friday before raceday at the Cowtown Museum in the Visitors Center from 10am - 5pm. You can also pick up your packet prior to the race on the 5th of November. Cowtown is located in the heart of Wichita's Museum District at 1865 Museum Boulevard.
The 5K course is certified through USATF. It starts at the Empire House in Cowtown, goes through the streets of the Old West, exits out to the bike path and along the river. Runners will cross the river twice, return to Cowtown and finish at the Empire House.
The kids will race around the streets of Cowtown for approximately two city blocks or 1/4 mile. For those unfamiliar with Cowtown, these streets are not connected to any traffic and there will be no automobiles on these streets. In other words, the kids will be completely safe from traffic and within the museum compound.
All participants are encouraged to explore Cowtown after their events are complete. The awards ceremony will begin after the runners finish. Cold drinks will be available to participants and food trucks will be on grounds when you get hungry. We hope that you will take a relaxing stroll through Wichita's historic streets and enjoy what has become our passion; Wichita's proud American history!
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Once you sign up, you will be issued a code to pass on to your friends. If you get 4 racers to join, you will get a $20 refund! This is a great way to run with your buddies and pack the streets of Old Cowtown!