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This year’s 35th fair run comes with much history PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:58

While the start/finish of this year’s Chase County Fair Run will be in front of Chase County Schools on East 9th St., much of the rest of the route will be very similar to previous years. Last year’s race, above, drew the most participants in the 35-year history with 156 registered for all distances. (Imperial Republican file photo)

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican


The Chase County Fair Run will mark its 35th year later this month when the event draws runners and walkers from a wide area on Saturday morning, Aug. 17.

Registrations are now being taken for the kids’ half mile (under 12), one mile, 5K and 10K events that are all part of the morning activities.

A big change this year will be the start and finish, which is moving to Chase County Schools on East 9th St. It will provide a wider, more spacious area at the start, as well as plentiful parking in two lots by the school.

Registration the morning of the race starts at 6:30 a.m.

This year, the kids’ half mile will be held at the school track nearby, and will be held after the other races at about 8:45 a.m. The awards ceremony will start about 9 a.m.

Participants this year will receive hats with a 35th year logo.

Cost to participate for adults is $15 before Aug. 11, and $18 after that and on the day of the race. Kids half-mile run participants are free.

Registration information can be found on the “Schedule” link at the top of the page at, or at Imperial Super Foods.

While looking back over the years of the fair run, Jonathan Beverly of Imperial, one of the race co-directors, compiled 10 fun facts about the Chase County Fair Run, which are attached.