Race Packet Pickup

Friday, Nov. 10

Noon to 5 p.m.

Summerfield Hall (1300 Sunnyside Avenue), Lawrence, Room 345.


Saturday, Nov. 11

1-5 p.m.

Ad Astra Running Company, 734 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence


Sunday, Nov. 12

7:30-8:45 a.m.

(race site) Memorial Stadium, East side (off of Mississippi Street), Lawrence


  • You are welcome to pick up packets for friends/family, but please coordinate with them to avoid confusion.
  • Virtual runners may pick up their packets as well. All other virtual packets will be placed in the mail after Nov. 12.
  • Participants will receive a shirt and an envelope containing your bib number and timing chip with twist ties that must be attached to your shoe. (Virtual runners will not receive a timing chip). If you registered after Nov. 1, we cannot guarantee your shirt size but will do our best to get you the most appropriate size.
  • On-site registration is available at packet pick-up. Cash/check is preferred but we can also take credit card information (we cannot provide a receipt on Saturday, but we can on Sunday).

Race-Day Participant Guide

Sunday, Nov. 12, KU Memorial Stadium (east side off of Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS)



Free parking is available at the Spencer Museum of Art. The Mississippi Street parking garage ($) is also available. Visit the Registration & Course Map page for a map of parking. Note: Due to safety reasons, the Memorial Stadium parking lot where the race begins/ends will be unavailable this year for parking.



7:30-8:45 a.m. - Race packet pickup

8:50 a.m. - National Anthem

9 a.m. - Race begins


Post-race snacks, drinks will be available! 


This race will be chip-timed!

  • Your official time starts/ends when you cross the timing mat at the start/finish line.
  • Your timing chip MUST be attached to your shoe (not in your hand/pocket, etc.).
  • Don't forget your timing chip! You will not be issued a new one if you do.
  • The timing chips are reusable and will be clipped off your shoe at the finish line.
  • If you are unable to complete the run in-person, please return the timing chip to 345 Summerfield Hall or mail to KC Running Company, 411 E. 135th Street, KC, MO 64145.
  • The race will be held unless weather conditions make it unsafe to run/walk. The race director reserves the right to cancel the race and no refunds will be given. 
  • Strollers are welcome - please line up near the back of the start of the race. 

Pre- and Post-Race Perks

Be sure to check out the booths before and after the race! In addition to post-race drinks/snacks courtesy of HyVee:

  • MedExpress will have a first-aid tent and other items.
  • Harwood Chiropractic will be out to help stretch out race participants.
  • Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) will be there sharing information on their organization that connects veterans to their communities through physical and social activities.

Awards and Photos

Awards will be given out at the event to the to overall male and female 1st and 2nd place winners and overall Master's male and female 1st and 2nd place finishers.


Separate age group awards will be given as well to the first and second place male/female finishers in following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.


All participants can check in at the KC Running Company tent for official times and to pick up awards. Awards must be picked up in-person and will not be mailed.


Photos will be taken at the event and will be available within a few days after the race at www.kcrunningcompany.com. Official race results will be available on the KC Running Company site as well as on this website.


Please share your photos on social media (including on our KU Vets Day 5K Facebook page) using the hashtag #kuvets5k

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