ywca Topeka

Run 4 a Reason - 1/2 Marathon & 5K

November 15th, 2014

YWCA Topeka - 225 SW 12th Street
Pre-Race Festivities begin at: 7:00 am
1/2 Marathon Steps off at:  8:00 am
5K Event Steps off at: 8:05 am

This year marks the 7th annual Run 4 a Reason, a family friendly event that is focused on improving the health and wellness of the community with proceeds benefiting Girls on the Run presented by the YWCA. This event features a flat & fast USTAF certified 1/2 Marathon & 5K Courses.

Awards will be presented to: top 3 male and female finishers overall, top male & female master, top 3 male and female age group winners in each standard 5 year age category: under 15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.


click here to register online

Registration includes: Chip Timing (Provided by Race Day Timing Solutions), Event T-Shirt, Pancakes Post-Event (provided by Chris Cakes) and 1/2 Marathon Finisher Medal. 


1/2 Marathon

5K Event

Early Registration (February-September 14th)



Regular Registration (September 15th-November 14th)



Race Day Registration   



Packet Pickup:  Academy Sports & Outdoors (Wanamaker Rd) - November 14th from 4:00-7:00pm or race day at the YWCA starting at 7:00am


This event would not be possible without the support of our numerous community volunteers and supporters.  Group and individual volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed to assist with race setup, pre-race stations, as race marshals and at the finish line.  To learn more about volunteering contact Amy Pinger amyp@ywcatopeka.org or (785) 233-1750 x 229.  

Event Sponsors

Empowerment Level Sponsor:


Health Level Sponsor:


Aid Station Sponsors:


For questions or sponsorship opportunities please contact:  Amy Pinger, Girls on the Run Council Director,
(785) 233-1750 x 229 or amyp@ywcatopeka.org