New parade route and race course for 2014! Please join us on Saturday night, November 29 as we host the ninth annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run. ALL Runners and Walkers will start together at 5:00 PM!
The race course this year will be modified due to construction on Kansas Avenue but the start and finish lines will still be located near the Bank of America tower. The course will incorporate a portion of our original 4 Mile course as well as a portion of our most recent 5K course. The course will follow this years’ parade route, which from the 500 block of S Kansas Avenue will track west on 6th to Harrison, South on Harrison to 10th, east on 10th to Quincy, and north on Quincy back to 6th. All runners will do two loops of the race course and all runners will be electronically timed. Walkers will have the option of doing one or two laps of the course. Although this route is modified for this year due to construction on Kansas Avenue, this race course will be certified in order to retain our USATF credentials, certification number is pending.
Since you’ll be leading the parade, you’ll receive glow items in your packet and you’re encouraged to wear numerous lights and holiday costumes. Bring more of your own lights and “light up the night!” The “Brightest Light” male and female chosen by popular vote at the awards ceremony will receive a special award. So, show up, dress up, and let everyone see your holiday spirit!
The Topeka Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter which has served Topeka, Kansas for more than 60 years. TRM is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2013, TRM sheltered 2,032 different people and provided more than 538,296 meals.