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Bunny Hop 5K

About This Activity

Welcome to the 5th Annual Bunny Hop 5K!  The race helps us buy books to help spread the love of reading in our school and community. Proceeds will benefit the Riverside Elementary School Reading Is Fun program and the Emporia NEA Read to Your Bunny project. Books are given to all students at the school at different times throughout the year, and the Read to Your Bunny project has delivered Rosemary Wells’ book, Read to Your Bunny, to nearly 5000 Emporia babies since the program began.

Event details and schedule


Everyone is welcome to participate!  The race will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Riverside Elementary School – 327 S. West Street, Emporia, KS 66801.  Ample parking is available. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. Costume contest will be judged at 7:40 a.m. ELECTRONIC TIMING WILL BE UTILIZED! Registration is $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Teams of 6 or more will receive $2 off each registration. A paper registration form must be delivered to the school office for team registrations. Each registration includes a t-shirt if submitted by March 16.

COURSE: The race begins and ends in the drive in front of the school. The course layout is on pavement through south central and southeast Emporia. The course is relatively flat and well marked. A course map will be posted on the school website – . 


7:40 a.m. – Saturday, March 31– Costume Contest Judging

8:00 a.m. – Saturday, March 31 – Race Begins


Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall (male and female) in each age division. (5-11, 12-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+).


Pre-registration up until race day. Those after March 16 will NOT receive a tshirt. A limited supply of tshirts will be on hand the day of the race for purchase.

Packet pick up is as follows:

3:30-5:30pm on Friday, March 30 at Riverside Elementary

6:45-7:30am on Saturday, March 31 at Riverside Elementary


Online at:

By Mail:  Riverside Elementary School

327 S. West Street, Emporia, KS 66801

Checks to: Riverside PTO


For more information contact:

Jared Giffin – 620-341-2276 or

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