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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

3rd annual Run for the Roses

runners at the starting line

Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 9-11:30 a.m.


Adult 5k: $40 ($45 after April 20) / Student 5k: $25 / 1k: $25 ($30 after April 20) / Virtual 5k: $35


Join us for the third 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. 

There 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.

> Packet Pick-up and Race Day Instructions

> Race flyer 

> 2024 Sponsors

> ALTERED Race course

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.