Headin' For Home 5K

Saturday July 4th, 2020

Newton, KS

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USATF Certified course start and finish in Centennial Park with finish line crossing "Home Plate"

Kick off your celebration of America's Birthday Headin For Home. This unique 5K features chip timing and a certified course which travels through the beautiful campus of Bethel College and ends with runners crossing home plate at Kenny Williams Field. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the cost of the race is $25 and will remain there until until June 25th ,$30 June 26- DAY OF RACE  late registrations (after June 30 at 11:59 PM) must be done in person (no shirt guaranteed July 1-day of race). Proceeds from the race benefit Newton's American Legion Baseball Teams the Knights and Junior Knights and Team Jack Foundation. This year the race is also serving as a tribute  Roger Gillispie. He served Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball in Newton out of love. He recently passed away and is missed by all that knew him greatly.

New this year is a Virtual Option. Run or walk wherever you are and benefit the Newton American Legion Baseball teams and our Charity partner Team Jack Foundation as we help battle Pediatric Brain Tumors. Your donation will help both causes. All virtual participants will receive a race T-shirt.

Back for a fourth year is the  Headin'For Home 1 Mile Fun Run. This non-chiped race is designed for children and families and will use the same start and finish line as the other race. Each participant in this race will receive a participation award and a T-shirt**. Fees for this race are $15 until day of race (no shirt guaranteed July 1-day of race).

**T-shirt not guaranteed for day of race entries.


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Start Location

Centennial Park, Newton, KS

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