31st 5K Run/Walk Fundraising Event

Join us October 1, 2022 for our 31st Annual 5K Fundraiser at Reynolds Lodge, Shawnee Lake!

Saturday, October 1st Event Schedule

7:00 am – New Registration & pre-registration packet pick-up & Sales Tables- outside Reynolds Lodge
                Drawing Tickets available, Silent Auction bidding, Complimentary food/drink – inside the Lodge
8:45 am – Moment of Silence in honor of the fallen & those affected by breast cancer
                 Overcomer by Mandisa played
8:50 am – Warm up outside Reynolds Lodge
8:55 am – Registration closes
                 Move to 5K start line on Tinman Circle – Runners depart first & then walkers 
For your safety and the safety of others please follow the instructions of the 5K volunteers and course marshalls as runners and walkers will be on the course at the same time.  All persons in wheelchairs/strollers/wagons must be secured prior to the event.  Only walkers may be on the event with dogs and wheelchairs/strollers/wagons.     
9:00 am – Runners start the 5K event followed by walkers
10:00 am – Drawing for the Painting and the Quilt – Back side of Reynolds Lodge
10:05 am – Runner Awards are given
10:30 am – Silent Auction Closes & Event ends     

5K Registration 

Online registration has closed. 
Please register at the event on October 1st starting at 7:00 am at Reynolds Lodge. 
Late Registration rates apply. Very limited quantity of older style 5K shirts available.  
Individual 5K registration is $40.00 each
Get together with a group of five or more family & friends to form a team and save $10 on your registration!  Team Member registration is $30.00 each.

Official 5K Teams Registered 

4 Generations of Crazy
AE Rockstars
Billings crew
Breast Friends and Family
Chavez Fam Bam

Drink Beer & Fight Breast Cancer
Existing Team
Fight Like Mo!
Grace’s Gang
Harvest Church West
Hello Titties
Irvin and Co
Kaw Valley Bank
Lewis Toyota of Topeka
Lift it Up
Momma J’s Tribe
Sarah Strong
Saving 2nd Base
Team 30/30
Team Expand KanCare
Team Heather
Team Kidd
The Lava Ladies
The Walkie Talkies
Topeka AlumnaeDST/Sheldon Head Start
Triple P’s – Pattys Perky Pals
UKHS St. Francis Campus Breast Center

Runner Rules – 5K Runners review before registering

  • All 5K Runners must wear the race number provided and wear their assigned runner chip bib in order to receive their race time for the 5K event.
  • Overall 5K awards will be based on clock time; age-group awards will be based on chip time.
  • 5K Runners are not allowed to push strollers or run with dogs.  Only registered walkers are allowed to have dogs on the 5K course with them.
    5K Walkers may push strollers, pull wagons or push wheelchairs (with participant secured while on course), but they must begin at the back of the walker group.  Children in strollers/wagons must be secured in stroller/wagon at all times while on the 5K course.  Children not in strollers/wagons on the 5K course must have a paid registration.
  • A signed waiver must be received for each participant on the 5K course

5K Running Awards

Awards will be given to the paid participants who enter the 5K running competition and wear an assigned microchip bib. The top three overall male and female runners will receive awards.  A Master’s award will be presented to the top male and female runners, age 50 years or older.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners based on the following age groups:

  • 12 & Under
  • 13 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 & Over

Silent Auction is now online!

Click here to visit our silent auction at to view and bid on your favorite itemsVisit often as new items are being added through September 15th.  If you have an item(s)/basket that you would like to donate to our silent auction, please contact our office at rabc@rabctopeka.org before September 15th.    


Drawing/Raffle Items

This year we are offering two items for our drawing to be held at October 1st event. 
The first is a full sized quilt crafted by the mother of a breast cancer survivor.

The second item is a painting “Sunrise Energy” by Lisa Cook.  Lisa is a Topeka artist and breast cancer survivor who created this 24″ x 48″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.   She drew her inspiration for this work of art from a dazzling sunrise and the following Apache blessing.

~”May the sunrise bring you new energy by day
May the moon softly restore you by night
May the rain wash away your worries
May the breeze blow new strength into your being
May you walk gently through the world and know it’s beauty all the days of your life. – Apache Blessing”~
Suggested donation for tickets are $2 per ticket or 6 tickets for $10 and you can chose which drawing you wish to be entered for.  The drawings for the quilt and for the painting will be held at the 31st event immediately after the 5K run/walk is completed.  You do not need to be present to win.  Tickets are available for purchase with online event registration, via paper registration or at the event prior to the drawing.  

Participant Packets for 5K event

Participant packets for the 5K Event will be available for pick up Saturday, October 1st starting at 7:00 at Reynold’s Lodge.  Friends and family may pick up each other’s packets with participant’s knowledge.

5K Dog Registration

Dogs may be registered to participate ONLY with registered walkers in the 5K.  Runners may not participate with a dog.  Registration fee is $10 per dog.  Dogs must be leashed at all times and must be current on all vaccinations.  No females in heat allowed.

Tinman Circle 5K Course Map

The start and finish line is at Reynold’s Lodge on Tinman Circle.  Participants will complete three laps of the course marked on Tinman Circle to finish the 5K.  Runners will need to wear their assigned microchipped bibs to have their run timed and be eligible for event medals.

Where is the event?

Reynolds Lodge at Shawnee Lake – 3315 SE Tinman Circle, Topeka, Kansas  66605

Free Event Parking

Event parking is available near the Reynold’s Lodge at Shawnee Lake.  Please drive carefully and safely allow our volunteers to guide your car into our designated parking area at the Reynold’s Lodge.

Onsite Registration

Available at Reynold’s Lodge on October 1st beginning at 7:00 am.  Onsite 5K registration will end at 8:55 am on October 1st.  Credit cards accepted onsite with a service fee.  Cash and checks are also accepted.

5K Run Scoring

Microchip technology will be provided with results posted here after the 5K.   To be eligible for awards 5K participants must be registered as runners and must wear their assigned runner bib during the event.  Results will be posted after the 5K event on site as well as online.

Overall awards will be based on clock time; age group awards will be based on chip time.

Strollers, Wagons & Wheelchairs on the 5K course

Runners are not allowed to push strollers or wheelchairs.

Walkers may push strollers or wheelchairs or pull wagons, but are required to start at the back of the walkers.  Wheelchair, stroller or wagon rider must be secured at all times while on the course.

Children must be secured in their strollers/wagon at all times while on the course.  Any child not in a stroller/wagon on the 5K course must be a paid registrant.

5K event T-Shirts


We urge participants to register early in the 5K event to receive the 2022 5K run/walk event shirt.  Paid registrations received by September 3rd will receive a 2022 5K run/walk event shirt if desired.  This year we are offering an upgrade to a long sleeved shirt for an additional $5 for adult sizes only and only for paid registrations received by September 3rd. Long sleeved adult size shirts will not be available after September 3rd.  Paid registrations received after September 3rd will receive an older year 5K run/walk shirt WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  We cannot guarantee a shirt in the size desired after September 3rd.  

Breast Cancer Survivors

The Race Against Breast Cancer will honor all breast cancer survivors registered to participate with a complimentary gift.

5K Chairs & Honorary Chairs

2022 5K Chair – Tiffany Criss & Co-Chair – Shelby Moe / Honorary Chairs-Sarah Jepson & Jennifer Kidd
30th Yr – 2021 5K Chair – Connie Wagers / Honorary Chairs-Shannon Bergmann, Lisa Carlton, Tiffany Criss, Billie Hall & Katy Nelson
2020 5K Chair – Connie Wagers
2019 5K Chair – Connie Wagers / Honorary Chairs – Robert Kenagy, MD, Stormont Vail Health CEO & Steven Anderson, The University of Kansas Health System St Francis Campus CEO
2018 5K Chair – Santhi Hamm / Honorary Chair – Deb Yocum, VP and Clinic Operations Officer at Cotton O’Neil Clinics and Stormont-Vail Health
2017 5K Chair – Paige Conlin / Honorary Chair –  Dr. Bernita Berntsen
25th Yr – 2016 5K Chair – Katy Nelson / Honorary Chair – Dustin Dick, principal of USD 501 Topeka West High School
2015 5K Chair – Dawn Robertson / Honorary Chair – Jim Ogle
2014 5K Chair – Tiffany Logue / Honorary Chairs – Don & Barbara Stone, owners of Topeka Roadrunners
2013 5K Chair – Breanna Berroth / Honorary Chair – Andrew C. Corbin, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS
2012 5K Chair – Brie Engelken / Honorary Chair – John B. Dicus, Chairman, President & CEO, Capitol Federal
20th Yr – 2011 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson / Honorary Chairs – Robert Erickson, St Francis Health Center CEO & Maynard Oliverius, Stormont-Vail HealthCare CEO
2010 5K Chair – Rachel McLin / Honorary Chair – Sandy Praeger, KS Insurance Commissioner
2009 5K Chair – Shirley Hollis / Honorary Chair – Sherriff Richard Barta
2008 5K Chair – Dawn Robertson / Honorary Chair – Chris Gallagher, KMAJ
2007 5K Chair – Jerri Blassingame / Honorary Chair – Kris Robbins, CEO of Security Benefit
15th Yr – 2006 5K Chair – Pam Alexander / Honorary Chair – Billie Gibson Hall
2005 5K Chair – Tami Zeilinger / Honorary Chair – Melissa Brunner
2004 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson / Honorary Chair – Ron Thornburg, KS Secretary of State
2003 5K Chair – Pam Brandsted / Honorary Chair – Dr. Bernita Berntsen
2002 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson / Honorary Chair – Linda P Jeffrey
10th Yr – 2001 5K Chair – Pam Alexander / Honorary Chair – Dr. Jerry Farley, President Washburn University
2000 5K Chair – Kathy Stacken / Honorary Chair – Rose Diehl, KMAJ
1999 5K Chair – Joni Merillat / Honorary Chair – Kathleen Sebelius, KS Insurance Comissioner
1998 5K Chair – Joni Merillat / Honorary Chair – Mayor Joan Wagnon
1997 5K Chair – Sophie George / Honorary Chair-KS First Lady Linda Graves
5th Yr – 1996 5K Chair – Joni Merillat
1995 5K Chair – Paula Baum
1994 5K Chair – Debbie Geist 
1993 5K Chair – Ann Hoover
1991 5K Chair – Pam Alexander & Billie Hall

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