Hoofin' It For Hope

1 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sat, May 23, 2015


Baxter Springs, KS


Activity Today Later

1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$15 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Proceeds from this race will benefit riders with disabilities at Horses of Hope Riding Center.

When you enter you will be randommly placed on a "Team Hope" color team.  Your team captain will be a rider from Horses of Hope!  As part of our programming we encourage our riders to be physically active and we have the "Hope Lap" that we regularly walk with our clients.  On race day, prior to the start of the event you will be asked to walk the "Hope Lap" with your team captain.  This is a 1/4 mile lap.  We want this to be a rauckus affair!  So bring you bells, whistles and pom poms to make this a fun kick off to your race day!   You will be notified of your team color and you are encouraged to wear your teams colors on race day.  Runners will be given a colored bracelet that signifies what team they are running for.  

For mile participants, you will be walking your mile on the "Hope Lap"  Please note that there will be seats if you need to take a break between laps.  In an effort to make this event "newbie" friendly, we are taking every effort to encourage anyone wanting to participate who would like to give it a try.  We don't care how long it takes, we will be at the finish line cheering you in!

Unique awards are  "Hope Shoes" which are made from the horse shoes that have been worn by the therapy horses at Horses of Hope have been cleaned and uniquely decorated for each age group winner and overall award winners in the 5K

First Place over-all 5K Male and Female awards

Male & Female 5K awards in these age groups:  13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69

& 70 and over

Event details and schedule

You must be registered by May 15 to guarentee a shirt for race day.  Packet pick up will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the race at the Horses of Hope barn.

The start/finish line will be at the Horses of Hope barn located 6968 SE 20th, Baxter Springs KS.

The "Hope Lap" will begin at 8 am, all race participants are asked to take part in this 1/4 mile walk to cheer on our Team Captains and get this event started with some good team Spirit!

5k and 1 mile  race will begin after the "Hope Lap" at 8:15 a.m

The "Hoofin' it for Hope" 5K run will be held at the Horses of Hope facilities outside of Baxter Springs Kansas.  The course roads will be composed of both gravel roads and blacktop.  The first and third miles will be on a well maintained county/gravel road.  Mile 2.1 of this course will be on a blacktop road.  This is an out and back course.

You get to visit the Horses of Hope facilities, meet some of the riders and horses that your race entry fees are helping support!  There will be plenty of parking, good bathroom facilities and lots of room at the race start/finish for family and friends to wait to cheer you in.  Participants should be prepared to run in any weather. This event will take place rain or shine unless there are conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. If dangerous weather conditions occur, race officials will determine if a delayed start is possible. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued. The event will not be rescheduled.
If the decision to cancel must be made, it will not be made until race day morning.

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