Via Christi HOPE will present its third annual 5K run/walk on September 21, 2013 at the West River Plaza location. The event was inspired by one of their participants’ rehabilitation efforts. The goal will be to celebrate those who are overcoming or learning to live with physical limitations.

Registration is $25 per person, or with a team of eight or more, registration is $22 per person. The registration fee includes admission to the pancake feed and a t-shirt. For anyone not registered for the race, pancake feed tickets may be purchased for $3. There will be prizes for the top 3 males and females in each age group, the fastest team, and the largest team.

Race participants will have the option of running in honor of someone, and they can have that person's name attached to their race bib.

If you wish to volunteer, there are various jobs available the day of, including helping with the water stations, registration tables, the pancake feed, course directors and the awards ceremony. Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt and pancakes.

You can register online at This year’s sponsors include Mel Hambelton Ford, Auto Smart, Cancer Center of Kansas, DaVita Dialysis, Simpson Construction and Preston Pharmacy.

Event schedule:

• 8:00 a.m. Registration

• 9:00 a.m. Run/walk

• 9:30 a.m. Pancake feed

• 10:00 a.m. - HOPE Participant walk

• 10: 30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony