The Defend Lawrence 5k Fun Run/Walk

August 21, 2016

5:05 am

734 Massachusetts St. Downtown Lawrence


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It’s time for the third annual FREE Defend Lawrence 5K to mark the 153rd anniversary of Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence.

On Sunday, August 21, we rally at Ad Astra Running — Lawrence’s only locally owned running store — and run with others in our local running community in honor of the resilience of Lawrence!

We’ll gather at Ad Astra Running's new location, 734 Massachusetts Street, at 4:45 a.m. with defensive maneuvers (a.k.a. the run) starting at 5:05. (That’s a.m.! And don’t be late: The town is counting on you!)

Post-run refreshments for all local heroes (a.k.a. runners). The run will be free and untimed, and traffic will not be stopped.

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The 2016 Defend Lawrence 5k Shirt design is coming soon!  Check back for more details.


 
DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER & bring it with you to save those precious pre-dawn minutes!

DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER & bring it with you to save those precious pre-dawn minutes!

Official Course Map

This illustration of "The Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas and the Massacre of its Citizens," originally printed in Harper's Weekly, September of 1863.

This illustration of "The Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas and the Massacre of its Citizens," originally printed in Harper's Weekly, September of 1863.