Race Day Information

The Fifth & Final Neuf Memorial Run is this Saturday!  Thank you for your participation.

To keep us as safe as possible during this pandemic surge, we are moving packet pick up and the post race food outside.  Please arrive close to race time.  We will not hold a post race awards ceremony.  Instead, prizes will be awarded as the top three male and female finishers in each race finish.  Food and drink will be served grab and go as you finish.  

Here is the rest of the important race day information:

  • Masks are required inside buildings and highly encouraged outside when social distancing is not possible.  Socially distance whenever possible.  Please spread the love and not the virus by masking up.

  • Weather: The weather looks good – a little chilly, but it looks like it will stay dry.  Keep an eye on the forecast and dress accordingly.

  • Packet Pickup:

    • Friday, January 7, 2022 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM at the shelter at Cottonwood Park (2500 N. Main Street, North Newton, KS) located on the corner of 24th Street and Minnesota Avenue in North Newton, Kansas, just south of Mojo’s Coffee Bar from 4:30-6:00 PM.

    • Saturday, January 8, 2022  from 9:00-9:45 AM outside in front of Mem Hall and north of the Schultz Center on the campus of Bethel College.  The Schultz Center is located just east of the start and finish line.

  • Race day parking: Please park in the parking lot south of Thresher Stadium off 29th Street.  Additional parking is available at Kauffman Museum directly west of Bethel College (2801 N. Main Street, North Newton, KS) and the Luyken Fine Arts Center (300 E 27th St, North Newton, KS). Parking around the race start will be limited.

  • Bathrooms are located inside the Schultz Center.  Please mask in the building.

  • Schedule:

    • Both races will start promptly at 10:00 AM just west of the Schultz Center.  The races will be chip timed so please observe socially distance guidelines at the race start.

    • The top three male and female finishers in each race will receive their prizes as they finish.

    • The post-race pastries from Crust and Crumb and hot chocolate and coffee from the Reverie will be grab and go.

  • Course maps: Follow this link for the course maps for the 9K and 2 mile run.

  • Registration:  Online registration closes Thursday, January 6 at 11:59 PM.  In-person registration is available during packet pickup on Friday evening or Saturday morning at a cost of $50 for 9K and $40 for the 2 mile.  In-person registration is by cash or check only and closes at 9:45 AM.

  • Satellite runners:  If you are running from a distance, please run Saturday morning and post pictures on our Facebook page -- the Neuf 9K and 2 Mile Run.  Thank you for joining in wherever you are!  We’ll mail you the race SWAG.

  • Additional questions: Email runtheneuf@neuf.ca or find one of the race organizers Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.  We’ll be the ones wearing kilts.

  • Volunteers: We still need more volunteers.  Sign up at the volunteer link or go to the race webpage.

Thank you for Running the Neuf!