Contact: Samantha Weishaar at (785) 273-5115 or

5K Run for the Brand comes to Beef Fest, August 19

Run for the Brand comes to Beef Fest for the fifth annual 5K and stick horse race for kids! On the morning of August 19, come to The Orchard north of Emporia on Highway 99 and enjoy this unique 5K! Check-in will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the events will get underway at 8:00 a.m. The 5K is open to serious runners and those who simply want to have fun. A stick horse race for kids 12 and under will follow the 5K.

Awards for the 5K will be given to the top three men and top three women in each age group. Age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+. Children ages 12 and under may enter the stick horse race for free.

The registration fee for the 5K is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the race. There also is a special $15 rate for youth ages 19 and under. Register before August 7 to guarantee that you receive a complimentary T-shirt. Please visit RTK’s Facebook page or the Facebook event titled “Beef Fest 5K Run for the Brand 2017” to view T-shirt designs.

All proceeds will benefit the Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Kansas Livestock Association. RTK’s mission is to preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through the conservation of working landscapes.

To register for the race, click here. For more information, contact Samantha Weishaar at 785-273-5115 or

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