April 23, 2022 Lawrence, KS 66049 US Directions
Group Discounts!
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.fumclawrence.org/westwardho5k/.

867 US-HWY 40
Lawrence, KS US 66049

RESULTS at Athlinks (Click).  They will be posted to RunSignUp soon.

5K capped at  300!   

Family/Group Discounts at registration.

(Register together to get multi-person pricing.)

Drone Video of 2021 and 5K Course (click to view)
Get Outa Your Rut and Run!

Join us for a unique 5K and 1K Fun Run experience.  The 5K takes in the historic Oregon-California Trail (National Register), a nature trail and mowed pathways with scenic vistas from one of the highest points in Douglas County. The 1K Fun Run is especially family and youth friendly on an improved surface – Wesley Nature Trail. Both are easily accessed from Hwy 40, just west of K-10 on the West side of Lawrence on the FUMC West Campus grounds.

Family Promise of Lawrence

Family Promise will again be the Westward Ho! primary beneficiary. This is an especially crucial time for Family Promise as they scramble for resources to address the needs of unsheltered as well as families at risk of becoming homeless in the economic wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Your registration certainly helps, but please consider an additional donation or opt for No T-Shirt when selecting shirt size at checkout!

Covid-19 Precautions:

COVID UPDATE April 2: Lawrence and Douglas County are experiencing an increase in Covid-19 positive tests so we have adopted the following policy: Wearing facemasks is not required but is encouraged while 1) Indoors, 2) assembled at the race starting line, and 3) in other situations where people are in close quarters. Most activities will be outside and the predicted winds will reduce risk. 

We offer registrants a virtual event option (April 16-23), and flexibility for registrants of the live event and the virtual event.  Registrants may transfer their registration from one to the other through April 21 at no additional cost. Contact the Race Director.


REGISTER for the "live" 5K  OR   the "virtual" 5K

REGISTER for the Family 1K Fun Run (free, optional)

Westward Ho! 5K & Fun Run (April 23, 10:00 am)
  • Run/Walk the 5K on our cross-country-style course.
  • Rolling start by pace
  • Chip timing by Red Dirt Race Management
  • Medals to top three by age/gender groups and top three overall
  • SWAG: Westward Ho! 5K t-shirt, participation medal and gift certificates/coupons.
  • Practice runs: Course will be marked and ready to run from April 16-23. Download the course map.
Virtual Westward Ho! 5K & Fun Run (April 16-23)
  • Run/Walk a 5K, anywhere, anytime from April 16 to April 23, 2021.
  • Submit your 5K times online through RunSignup RESULTS button.
  • For more fun, run on the Westward Ho! 5K cross-country-style course on FUMC West Campus. Download the course map. 
  • Sorry,  but no medals available to virtual 5K runners.
  • SWAG: Westward Ho! 5K t-shirt, participation medal and gift certificates/coupons.
1K Family Fun Run (April 16-23, or after the 5K on April 23)
  • Enjoy a great family outing on the Wesley Nature Trail, an improved surface 1K trail (download) on FUMC West Campus.
  • Registration is FREE!
  • SWAG: commemorative Westward Ho! participation ribbons while the supply lasts, and gift certificates/coupons. T-shirts can be purchased during registration for the Fun Run.
Guaranteed T-shirt size through March 31

We'll order extra t-shirts and fit you as best we can if you register after March 31, 2021. 

Don't really need a T-Shirt? Opt for No T-Shirt at shirt size selection at checkout and more money will go to Family Promise.


Westward Ho! 5K & Fun Run - Saturday April 23, 2021

  • 8:00-9:30 am        On-site registration
  • 10:00 am               5K rolling start by pace
  • 10:45 am (approx.)           1K Fun Run following the 5K
Packet Pickup:

Early packet pickup 3:00-7:00 pm, April 22,  Ad Astra Running, 734 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044. Includes Virtual Race option. Race Day packet pickup is at the race, 8:00-9:30 am, April 23.

Watch for updates by email or posts on our web pages.
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.