Lace Up! Topeka Rescue Run Is Back On

Runners and walkers looking for some post-Thanksgiving exercise can once again mark their calendars for what's become an annual tradition. The 9th annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run is back on.

Organizers posted it the news on Facebook a couple weeks ago:

Topeka Rescue Mission executive director Barry Feaker confirmed the development to 13 News Monday.

The 5K event precedes the Miracle on Kansas Avenue parade the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Participants follow the parade route, with runners taking two laps and walkers making the loop once.

In mid-April, Felker said this year's event would be canceled due to construction on the regular South Kansas Avenue course and safety concerns of Topeka Police, including participants on the course after dark.

Monday, Felker said a group of volunteers, led by running enthusiast and coach Tony Estes, stepped up to take over most of the planning responsibility. Felker says they met with Topeka Police to resolve concerns about people on the course after dark and they've planned a new route around the construction. Felker said the new course will not be certified, but it will allow the event to move forward.

The Rescue Run raises money and awareness for the Topeka Rescue Mission.