The start/finish line for The Neuf 9k and 2 Mile Fun Run is just outside of Mojo's Coffee Shop (300 E. 27th Street) in the quaint burg of North Newton, Kansas. Walkers and runners of both courses will begin at 10:00 a.m. After skirting the picturesque campus of Bethel College on surface streets, participants will transition to the paved Sand Creek Bike Path that connects the communities of North Newton and Newton. The 2 Mile participants will turn around at Sand Creek (marked) and return via the same route to the finish line.
The 9K runners will continue along the Bike Path overlooking scenic Sand Creek until reaching the turnaround point south of the historic Missouri Pacific railroad trestle. After returning to North Newton via the same route, 9Kers will enter the wood-chipped Sand Creek Trail at Bethel College's Memorial Grove and complete the rest of their course along the thickly wooded portion of Sand Creek before finishing back at the starting line.