The 2nd annual You’ll Never Run Alone 5K was held Aug. 9 in memory of local youth soccer coach Frank Alonso, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2018. Thanks to the hard work (extra hard this year due to COVID-19) of Frank’s wife Jennifer Alonso and daughters Isabella and Sophia, and the support of hundreds of participants, sponsors and volunteers, this event raised more than $9,000 for K-State cancer research.
Many thanks to major sponsors Kansas Farm Bureau, Kstate Credit Union, and Steel and Pipe Supply, and all the other sponsors and supporters!
The Bill Snyder Highway Half-Marathon & 5K was held Labor Day, Sept. 7 (rescheduled from May 23). This annual event, presented by Manhattan Running Company, supports four local charities a year, designated by former K-State Head Football Coach Bill Snyder. We’re very grateful to have been selected again this year. We don’t have results yet, but last year, it raised $3,000 for our center!
Thanks to friends who had to cancel annual events due to COVID-19
The Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight, scheduled for May 2, was canceled. It is presented annually by K-State Research & Extension’s Walk Kansas program. An informal virtual alternative got a little participation with a lot of enthusiasm, and a few registrants donated their fees despite the cancellation (and received a shirt). We’re grateful for all the support!
The Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for Fri., Oct. 2, has been canceled. It is hosted annually by Sandy Regier and her son Randy and family.
The Brad Heyka Memorial Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for Fri., Oct. 9, has been canceled. It is hosted annually by Larry and Mary Jo Heyka.
Our sincere thanks to the KSRE Walk Kansas program and to the Regiers and Heykas for their continued support! We will be so excited to enjoy these events next year!