Grad Dash

Lace up your shoes because we’re about to take off this May for the GSC Grad Dash! Join your fellow graduate students, faculty, staff, and family and friends for 3.1 miles. Connect with students and staff while you tour campus and finish the semester on the right track!

All participants are welcome to run, walk, or roll their way through campus on this dash. All routes are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Race information

  • May 1, 2021
  • Memorial Stadium (view on map)
  • Check-in begins at 7:30 am
  • Race begins at 8:00 am


Registration is FREE and open to K-State students, faculty, and staff and community members. Those who register by April 12th will receive a FREE t-shirt.
Registration closes April 28th.

Register for the Grad Dash


If you’re not interested in running or walking in the race, but you’d like to come out, enjoy the fun, and cheer on the race participants, sign up to be a volunteer! The GSC needs volunteers to help guide runners on the route and to help with other day of event tasks. The approximate time commitment is 7:00am – 10:30am.

Sign up to volunteer


Information for participants

COVID-19 safety protocols

All participants, event coordinators, and volunteers must wear facial coverings at the start and finish area. Race participants are not required to wear facial coverings while they are running/walking in the race. All attendees are expected to keep six-feet from each other during the event.


Park in the Parking Garage (east of Memorial Stadium) or lot D1 (west of Memorial Stadium) parking map (pdf)


The race will be timed, but it will not be a chipped race.

Grad Dash 5K Route

The race will begin and end in Memorial Stadium. Printable route (pdf)

Grad Dash route