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Kansas State University Gardens

Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
2021 Throckmorton Ctr
1712 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6949 fax

1500 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

2nd annual Run for the Roses

runners at the starting line

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 9-11:30 a.m.

$25 student | $35 virtual 5K


Join us for the second annual Run for the Roses 5K race and 1K walk.

Runners will start and finish in the beautiful K-State Gardens, take a lap on the track inside the historic World War 1 Memorial stadium, and cruise by Anderson Hall, the Student Union, and Ahearn Fieldhouse. It's a surprisingly flat, fast course where you're sure to set a state record on our USAFT certified course! The 1K course will follow garden paths.

New this year is a $25 student 5K rate and a virtual 5k race for those who can’t be there in person.

There will be face painting and balloon artists for kids and more than 10,000 tulips in bloom.

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Proceeds from the event will support K-State Garden projects such as: The Reflecting Pool, the Conservatory, the 150th Anniversary of the Gardens in 2025, etc.

Past Events

2022 Run for the Roses