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For Russ Neufeld, a Canadian who lived his last 15 years on the Kansas prairies, a winter run couldn’t be more fitting. And so on Jan. 11, 2020, nearly three years after his death, the third annual running of The Neuf 9K and 2-mile run will honor his memory. We will also raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship Fund, and celebrate life.

 

Before he died in January 2017, his parting wish was ... "take all this love you have and share it. It only multiplies and there are so many who could use it...just spread the love folks - it's the only thing in this world that endures." That is what we intend to do at The Neuf!

Join us for the third running of The Neuf 9K and 2-mile run at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 outside of Mojos Coffee Shop on the campus of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.  The 9K runs through North Newton into Newton and then heads off road along the Sand Creek trail while the 2-mile stays on pavement in North Newton and is conducive for runners of all abilities.

 

All registered runners receive a timing bib from TimerGuys, a commemorative Neufbeuf, and post-race festivities at Mojos which include coffee, hot chocolate, and continental breakfast items.  The top three male and female finishers receive TBD custom-made artwork created for this event, and age group winners will be recognized.

 

Registration opens on September 9, 2019.  The Neuf early-bird entry fee until December 9, 2019 is $40 for the 9K and $30 for the 2-mile.  The regular entry fee is $45/$35 until January 9, 2020. Online registration closes January 9, 2020 at midnight, but in-person registration is available on January 10 and 11 at packet pickup for $50/$40.  Race day registration and packet pick up closes 15 minutes before race and may not include the commemorative swag (tri-blend t-shirt).

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The Neuf has been developed by friends and family of Russ Neufeld to honor his memory.  All proceeds benefit the Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship at Hesston College and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

Questions? Contact us at  runtheneuf@neuf.ca