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Rock Chalk 5K Run/Walk: Supporting 1st Generation College Students

Sun October 6, 2024 Overland Park, KS 66213 US Directions


12604 Quivira
Overland Park, KS US 66213


Help support our 1st Generation college students at the KU Edwards Campus at the 2nd Annual Rock Chalk 5K run/walk!  You will start & end at our campus in Overland Park, where there is plenty of free parking!

Kids’ Dash 8:15 a.m. start (no registration required)
Rock Chalk 5K, 8:30 a.m. start
Family Fun Run 1 mile, 8:35 a.m. start

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Race Contact Info

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

Food Trucks Available


Event Information

When is the Rock Chalk 5K? 

The Rock Chalk 5K will take place on Sunday, October 6th. The free Kids' Dash will start at 8:15 a.m., the Rock Chalk 5K at 8:30 a.m., and the 1 Mile Famly Fun Run at 8:35 a.m.

Where is the 5K held?

The 5K will begin and end at the Best Conference Center at KU Edwards Campus located at 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS, 66213.

Do you need volunteers for the race?

Yes! Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the race.  To volunteer, please contact .

Will participants get a T-shirt? Will participants get a trophy or medal?

Participants who register before Sept. 23rd will receive a KU commemorative free t-shirt & medal--this includes both Family Fun Dash & the 5K. Medals will be given to first-place winners in each age category (male & female) for the 5K. 

Who is the band that will be playing at the 5K?

The Heather Stones will be performing at KU Edwards before the 5K. Check out their music here

Are strollers allowed?


Are dogs allowed? 

Yes, leashed pets are welcome if they handle crowds well and pet parents are responsible.  

Will there be a gear drop-off location?

We cannot supply a secure gear drop-off location at this time. 

Event Registration

How do I register for the 5K? 

Registration is completed online

What does registration cost?

$25 5K Early Bird by Sept. 1

$15  Early Bird Family Fun Run/Walk by Sept. 1

$30 5K Sept. 2 through Race Day

$20 Family Fun Run Walk Sept 2 through Race Day

$25 Virtual Race

Free—Kids Dash

Can I transfer my registration? Do you refund registrations?

Transferring registrations is not allowed because each runner is assigned a bib number. We do not refund registrations, the money raised will go to first-generation college students on the KU Edwards Campus.


Who does the race benefit?

The race benefits first-generation college students on the KU Edward Campus.  A first-generation student is someone whose immediate family has not completed a four-year degree. 

Do you need sponsors for the event?

Yes! If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Mary Dykmann at

Can I donate without participating in the race?

Yes. If you would like to donate please select the grey donate button located on the ribbon at the top of the page. If you are unable to attend in-person for the race we will have a virtual race. You can sign up for the virtual race here.

Packet Pickup

When and where do I pick up my packet?

Packet pickup will occur on October 2nd and 3rd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Friday, October 4th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the BEST Building East Lobby. 

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes! Please ensure they know your specific information in case multiple people have the same name.


Where can I park for this event?

Please park in the lots closest to Jayhawk Central and the gas station. Overflow parking is located in front of the Regents Center building. To help make parking easier we are including a map of our campus.

Route Details

Are there going to be water stations along the way?

Yes. We will have a water station around the 2-mile mark. 

Is there a time limit?

All participants must complete the route by 11:00 am.

Will all participants be timed?

Yes, all participants in the 5K will be timed. 


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