Sat June 13 - Sun June 28 Lawrence, KS 66049 US Directions
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867 US-HWY 40, Lawrence KS 66049
Lawrence, KS US 66049

SEE our video: Westward Ho! Virtual 5K & Oregon Trail Relay

After having already postponed the live event from April 4 to June 27, this year’s Westward Ho! 5K & Family Fun Run has transitioned to VIRTUAL because of the restrictions on group events due to COVID-19.  A hundred+ early registrants were looking forward to the unique cross-country-style run on the Oregon Trail and the Wesley Nature Trail. GOOD NEWS: Both early and new registrants can still have that experience! PLUS, we have added the Virtual Oregon Trail Relay to make it even more fun. All in support of Family Promise of Lawrence!

Already registered?  We rolled your registration into the virtual 5K event.  Just follow the guidelines for the virtual 5K.  For More Fun, register your youngsters for the 1K Fun Run and join the Oregon Trail Relay.

THREE OPTIONS for the price of one!  Get outside and have some fun on our trails in the park-like setting of the FUMC West Campus. Why not do all three?
  1. Virtual 5K: Registration required ($25)
  2. Family 1K Fun Run: Registration recommended (Free)
  3. Virtual Oregon Trail Relay: Join our Strava club (Free with 5K registration)
Westward Ho! Virtual 5K (June 13-28)
  • Run/Walk a 5K, anywhere, anytime from June 13 to June 28, 2020. Then, submit your 5K times online through RunSignup RESULTS button. 
  • To qualify for place awards, participants must run on the Westward Ho! 5K cross-country-style course on FUMC West Campus. Download the course map. Course will be well-marked and ready to run from June 13 through June 28. Run it multiple times and replace your submitted time with your better one.
  • Course rules:  Runners are required to run with at least one partner, but in groups no larger than the maximum allowed by County, State and Federal guidelines in place at the time they run. Practice proper social distancing etiquette while running.
  • Check in often to see the real-time leader-board where you post results.
  • SWAG: Westward Ho! 5K t-shirt, participation medal, $10 Ad Astra Running gift certificate and more.
  • Eligible to join the Oregon Trail Relay team for no extra charge!
1K Virtual Family Fun Run (all of June)
  • Enjoy great family outings on the Wesley Nature Trail, an improved surface 1K trail (download) on FUMC West Campus.
  • Registration is FREE and we’ll send you a commemorative Westward Ho! participation medal while the supply lasts! T-shirts can be purchased during registration for the Fun Run.
  • Eligible to join the Oregon Trail Relay team!
Virtual Oregon Trail Relay (all of June)
  • Join the relay for FREE (to 5K registrants). 
  • Download the free Strava app and join the Oregon Trail Relay Strava club. Click for detailed instructions. (Note: you do not sign up for the Relay in RunSignUp.)
  • Double your fun by applying all of your running/walking distances throughout June to our virtual Oregon Trail Relay.
  • Why an Oregon Trail Relay? Our 5K course has a section of the historic Oregon-California Trail, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Runners’ cumulative miles will be compiled and progress across the 2080-mile Oregon trail will be plotted throughout the month of June. How cool is that! Run a leg of an Oregon Trail Relay on part of the Oregon Trail!
Guaranteed T-shirt size through June 1

We'll order extra t-shirts and fit you as best we can if you register after June 1, 2020.

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