Thousands of runners descend on MHK each spring for charitable race and stadium finish
5K race starts/finishes at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
2018 race date: May 19, 2018
Dawn breaks, as runners gather near Exit 313 off Interstate 70 among the Flint Hills of north-central Kansas; this stretch of road is called Bill Snyder Highway. One-thousand-plus half-marathoners take off for 7 limbering miles, the last half mostly downhill to reach the Kansas River, then through historic Downtown Manhattan on Poyntz Avenue.
A partial lap around City Park and quick nod to Johnny Kaw sends runners onward through Aggieville. Once they reach K-State's breathtaking campus, glide past stately old Memorial Stadium and the venerated Mike Ahearn Field House, runners have started for the final stretch.
There's one logical place to finish the Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon: triumphantly in front of the Coach Bill Snyder statue outside Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 2018 marks the race's fourth year, as the half-marathon continues to grow and attract runners from areas around the Midwest. Join the fun next spring!