Topekans Celebrate Fiesta Mexicana With A 5K

By: 13 News Carissa Fox
By: 13 News Carissa Fox

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)__ Topekans raced together to participate in the run/walk event at the Oakland Community Center Saturday morning.

Participants lined the streets before 8a.m. to celebrate day 2 of Fiesta Mexicana with a 5K run. Even though the weather has been unbearable at times, runners and walkers still pushed through to the finish line.

Traffic was stopped at Sardou and Poplar to allow the runners to safely make it to the finish. Police had other areas blocked as well for the event

This is just one of many fiesta events that will take place through the 15th of July.

-Schedule Of Events-

Parade & street party--Friday, July 6th (downtown Topeka, 8th & Kansas in CoreFirst Bank parking lot)

5K Run/Walk (Oakland Community Center)-- 8 am, Saturday, July 7th

Golf Tournament (Firekeeper Golf Resort)-- 8 am, Saturday, July 7th

Coronation Ball, Ag Hall, Kansas ExpoCentre-- 7 pm, Saturday, July 7th

Opening Mass, OLG Church-- 10 am, Sunday, July 8th

Carnival, Atchison & Lake-- 4pm, July 10 - 14

Closing Mass, OLG Church-- 10 am, Sunday, July 15th

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