Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson's Disease

Welcome to the Speedy Pd Page!

The Speedy Pd has one of the most unique race courses in this area. In usual times, the race is set at the beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park, and the 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified since 2013! Both courses are on all-paved roads. The 5K course is very flat to the finish. The 10K course is also very flat and shaded throughout the course. Both courses include scenic views of the lake, and a great atmosphere with volunteers and supporters lining the course.

The race routes are stroller friendly, and we encourage the whole family to attend! 

The annual Speedy Pd 5K/10K and Memorial Run/Walk benefits Meadowlark Parkinson's Program. The program provides services in the Flint Hills region to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease including persons with PD, caregivers, therapists, and nurses. Generous donations help ensure Meadowlark Parkinson's Program is able to continue and expand opportunities for education, outreach, scholarships for medical purposes, medical care, and create a future Parkinson's resource center for the Kansas region.

2023 Schedule of Events

Friday, Aug. 25, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Packet Pick Up at Holiday Inn at the Campus in Manhattan, Kan. Packets can be picked up by driving through the pick-up line in the Holiday Inn at the Campus parking lot. Please enter the lot from Laramie Street. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race at Race Headquarters.

Saturday, Aug. 26, at Tuttle Creek State Park (River Pond Area)

8 a.m.
Half-Mile Memorial Walk/Run
Race Headquarters open

8:30 a.m.
Don Rasmussen 5K Race
10K Race

9:30 a.m. (approximate)

Registration for the 2023 Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson's Disease is open!

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Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors for supporting the 15th annual Speedy Pd!