TOPEKA - The Sunflower State Games is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 OctoberFast Kids Run. The OctoberFast Kids Run is a one mile fitness run for children, Pre-School through 6th grade. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sunflower Soccer Association Complex in Topeka.

The entry fee for the event is $15 for an individual registration. Discounted registrations are also being accepted for classrooms or teams. Any teacher or coach who submits a minimum of six registrations for their students or athletes will pay $12 per entry. All pre-registered participants will receive a Commemorative T-shirt, a variety of coupons from our valued partners, post-event snacks/refreshments, and a pumpkin. In an effort to reward Schools for their participation, we will be presenting a $500 scholarship for the purchase of Physical Education supplies to the school with the most registrations received by the entry deadline.

The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 1. Day of entries will be accepted on-site for $15; however day of entries will not receive Commemorative T-shirts or race packets. Participant check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. Event start times will be divided by age group and are posted at

The Pumpkin Run presents another opportunity provided by the Sunflower State Games for children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The event is a fitness/fun run; therefore, no official results or race times will be posted. Participants will keep their own run time. Race Clock will be located at the Start/Finish line. Please visit for complete event details and to register today.

The Sunflower State Games will once again return to Topeka in 2019. The Olympic style sports festival is set to host over 45 different events next July 12-28. Event information will be available to the public in January at The Sunflower State Games is a non-profit organization located in Topeka with a mission to promote physical fitness, personal health and well-being for Kansans of all ages and skill levels.