At 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long, this USA Track & Field Associated certified course begins on Belle Avenue, just north of 21st Street, and travels through a nearby residential neighborhood. Splits will be provided at the 1-, 2- and 3-mile marks and a water station will be at the 2-mile mark. 5K Runners begin the course on Belle Avenue to cross over the starting pad to begin the timing of their microchip.
5K Walkers begin the course in the Topeka West High School parking lot off of Belle Avenue. They start the course after all the 5K Runners have crossed over the starting pad on Belle Avenue.