The Topeka Rescue Mission has served our community for more than 58 years and is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2010, TRM sheltered more than 2,016 different people and provided more than 444,466 meals.
The MKA Invitational goes big for the 2014 Rescue Run!
The Miracle onKansas Avenue Invitational is intended to provide a less-congested 5K race course in order to promote more state records and honor roll qualifiers on the flat and fast USATF certified course. For 2014, qualifying times have been eliminated and the event is now open to all competitive runners and walkers who desire to be officially timed and eligible for overall and age group awards, in addition to participating in the team competition. Start time for the MKA Invitational is 4:20pm and the traditional Rescue Run will start at 5pm as it always has.
We’re Aiming to Set A New Participant Record!
Last year we had over 500 participants. This year, our goal is more than 1000 participants. Please help us recruit your friends. Like us on Facebook, leave a comment about how much fun you had last year or in other years and make plans with your friends to register now for the race.
Want to Join Us, Just Not Able to be Here on Race Day?
No worries! Register for the event in the Non-Competition Category and let us know that you won’t be here on race day. We can make arrangements for you to get your packet and you can run still run or walk with us wherever you are and whenever you want to! Post a picture of you running or walking with your bib number on and you may be eligible to receive a “long distance” award!
The Rescue Run Lights up Downtown!
The Rescue Run returned to its’ roots as part of the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade for 2013. At the innaugural Rescue Run, all participants were illuminated as they lead the MKA Parade with glow objects provided in the participant packets. Various glow objects will be provided at no additional cost to partiicipants again this year and all participants are required to wear at least one illuminated item as they run or walk in the Rescue Run starting at 5 p.m. All participants are encouraged to wear as many illuminated items as they wish and prizes will be awarded to the “Brightest Light” male and female as chosen by popular vote at the awards ceremony. More than just a glow run, we will lead the parade as we offer “Light and Hope to the Homeless and Hungry!”
New Opportunity for Giving
This year, donations of new toys for Christmas will be collected at the Rescue Run. These toys will be used to bless thousands of children who are homeless or in need from the Topeka community. What better way to top off a great evening than to give to children in need! More details to follow concerning collection locations.
Rescue Run Selected Kansas 5K State Championship!
The 2013 Rescue Run was selected by the RRCA as the Kansas 5K State Championship Event. Founded in 1958, the Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise. The RRCA’s mission is to represent and promote the common interests of its member clubs, events, and individual runners through education, leadership, programs and other services.
The Road Runners Club of America is the national organization dedicated to promoting the development and growth of running clubs, running events, and supporting the interests of recreational runners throughout the country. The RRCA strives to provide quality programming that can be replicated throughout the country by member clubs from small towns to large cities. These programs promote and support running and runners at all stages in life. The RRCA is dedicated to providing the running community with educational information and programs that will keep them safe, healthy, and informed. Furthermore, the RRCA strives to promote excellence in nonprofit management by providing services, benefits, and regular communication that supports this vision.