Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. at Rim Rock Farm
9:45 a.m. Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run
10:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony
The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the KU School of Education would like to invite you to participate in the 7th annual Dr. Bob Run. Runners, joggers, and walkers can all participate in the 5K event, which begins at 9:00 a.m. Also, be sure to bring out the family and support your children in the Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run at 9:45 a.m. *Please note that the Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run at the Dr. Bob Run Event serves as the kick-off event for children who have also registered to participate in the Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time (OMAAT) Marathon Program. See below for more details.
$25 Adult 5K
$30 On-site Adult 5K
Free - Kids Fun Run
*Special pricing is available for Red Dog's Dog Days Participants. Please contact contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run & the Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time (OMAAT) Program
The Hy-Vee OMAAT Marathon Program is a fitness challenge for any kid in grades K-6 to complete a marathon distance of 26.2 miles by walking or running one mile at a time over the duration of a year. It is intended to encourage lifelong healthy habits by being offered as a free, "on-your-own" activity that families can complete together. In partnership with Hy-Vee, the Kids Fun Run at the Dr. Bob Run serves as the kick-off event for the 2016-17 Hy-Vee OMAAT Program. To participate: 1) Register your child for the Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run online, and 2) Complete the Hy-Vee OMAAT Registration Form.
Participant packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, September 16th at Ad Astra Running Store, 734 Massachusetts Street as well as prior to the event on the morning of the 17th. More information to be added soon. Please check back often. Live registration will be available during packet pick-up both days.
Dr. Bob Run Proceeds
Proceeds from the Dr. Bob Run 5K Event support the Dr. Bob Frederick Scholarship program at the University of Kansas. For more information on other scholarships available through the KU School of Education, please visit our scholarships section of the KU School of Education Student Services web page. Dr. Bob Frederick is a former KU Athletic Director and lecturer for the Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences Department at the University of Kansas. After passing away in June 2009, Dr. Bob's family established the Dr. Bob Frederick Scholarship Program in dedication to the financial support of graduate students studying Sport Management at the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science.
About Rim Rock Farm
The University of Kansas hosts its home cross country meets at historic Rim Rock Farm. Before being donated to KU in 2004, the property was owned by former head track and field and cross country coach Bob Timmons and has been the home of the Jayhawks since the 1974 season. Any runner or spectator will say that the course is quite challenging and unusual. In addition to having two covered bridges as part of the course, Rim Rock Farm also features specific hills, turns and other landmarks that are named after former Jayhawk greats. Dispersed throughout the course are silhouette statues of seven legendary Jayhawk distance runners including Herb Semper, Allen Frame, John Lawson and Olympians Billy Mills, Wes Santee, Glenn Cunningham and Jim Ryun.