The 5K is the trendiest way to raise money in Wichita these days, but the one coming up in a couple of weeks sounds like my kind of race.
It’s called the Dash and Dine 5K Run/Walk, and it ends with food from local restaurants.
The race is being put on by Cargill as a fundraiser for United Way of the Plains. It starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and snakes through Sedgwick County Park. When racers are finished, they can try food from several local food vendors, including Pita Pit, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Cake Face Bake Shop, B&S Sandwich Press, Green Acres, Panera and more. Non-racers can sample the food, too, for a suggested $2 donation.
Registration is $25 for individuals, $20 for teams and $15 for kids ages 4-12. Participants must register by Oct. 19 at this website or at GoRun Wichita East and West or at New Balance East and West.
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Cargill hopes to make the race an annual event. I share that hope.