Wellington Humane Society holding Run For The Paws 5K and mile race during Kansas Wheat Festival

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Wellington Humane Society on 203 W Hillside Rd hosting a 5K and mile race on July 10th during the Kansas Wheat Festival

WELLINGTON, Kansas - The Wellington Humane Society will be hosting an event for the 121st Kansas Wheat Festival with a Run For The Paws 5K and a one-mile walk.

On July 10th, the 5K will start at 7:30 p.m. and the one-mile walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. with both races beginning and ending at the Humane Society at 203 W. Hillside Rd.

Pre-registration fees prior to June 13th will be $30 for the 5K (3.1 miles) entry, $15 for the mile walk and $35 to participate in both. Race day registrations will be an extra $5 per race. T-shirts will be guaranteed to those who pre-register.

The Human Society will provide air stations at the halfway point of each race and the start/finish. They will provide refreshments at the end of each race. They encourage all runners to hydrate the morning of the race.

High temperatures and humidity can be dangerous to runners and in case of overheating, dizziness or nausea, participants should seek aid immediately. 

Medals will be given to all participants at the completion of the races. Trophies will e awarded to the top Male and Female in the 5K race.

Race packets can be picked up at the Wellington Humane Society on Friday, July 9th between 2-7 p.m. or at 6:30 a.m. on race day. Registration and packet pick-up will be inside the lobby.