FREE PHOTOS are available at the Rescue Run again this year! Visit https://runandshootphoto.smugmug.com/Topeka-Rescue-Run-2017 to find yourself and your friends, and download your free pictures from the 2017 Rescue Run!
For 2018, the start and finish lines will still be located near the Topeka Tower and the course will incorporate a portion of our original 4 Mile course as well as portions of our most recent 5K courses. We will also get up close and personal with our beautiful State Capitol! The course will be identical to what we’ve run the past three years and some of the race course will follow this years’ parade route. The race start line is on 6th Avenue just west of Kansas Avenue and the finish line is just north of 6th at 534 S Kansas Avenue. All runners must complete two laps 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. The race course is USATF certified, certification number KS15042KH.
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!” Show up, dress up, and let everyone see your holiday spirit!
The Topeka Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter which has served Topeka, Kansas since 1953. TRM is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to enslaved or homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2017, TRM sheltered 2,106 different people; averaging 265 people each night, provided 586,574 meals, distributed 11,816 household items to 1,990 homes, and served Christmas gifts and food baskets to 4,022 people, including 2,274 children. In 2017, 70% of the total TRM income was received from individuals, 11% from businesses and 9% from churches.