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River Rat 4 Mile

Sat July 24, 2021 Lawrence, KS 66044 US Directions


River Rat 4 Mile

7:30AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT


Lawrence levee, near N 8th and Oak in north Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, KS US 66044


We've got another local small race - a 4 miler on the levee.  It is open to all ages and abilities, including runners and walkers.

It's also another chance for runners to test their speed and make the state honor rolls.  It's an old fashion mass start race out and back on the levee.  We're going retro using tear tag bib numbers, timing with Seiko watches and using a narrowing finish chute to record results.  

The Four Mile Race will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. 

If you have been vaccinated for the COVID virus, you will not need to wear a mask.
Otherwise, wear a mask during the event.  You may take off your mask once on the course.

The race will be limited to 35 runners.  Since we're not doing chip timing, results will be based on gun time only. Keeping the race field small will minimize the delay at the start.

Pre-registrations only, no day of race signups.  Shirts will be guaranteed for the first 35 registrants. So be sure to sign up early!


July 22: Last day to sign up on-line.
July 23: Packet Pickup at Ad Astra Running, 734 Mass., Lawrence, KS, 1 pm - 4 pm
July 24: Packet Pickup 6:45 am - 7:30 am.
               Start 7:30 am

More event details

  • Location: on the levee near N 8th and Oak streets. 
  • Get to the starting line by 7:15.
  • Pin your bib to the front of your shirt or shorts but don't pin the tear tag.  We need to collect the tear tag after you cross the finish line.
  • Please help us record your result by slowing down after the finish line, then walk through the narrow chute and let us collect your tear tag.
  • Results will be tallied as quickly as we can.
  • Once you finish your race, put your mask back on (unless you've been vaccinated).
  • Keep to the right side at all times except to pass,  It is an out and back course.   
  • Participants are not allowed baby joggers/strollers, roller skates or inline skates, animals, and personal music players.
  • High heat and humidity can be dangerous to runners. Be sure you drink plenty of fluids the morning of the race.
  • Water will be available before the 2 mile turnaround.
  • USATF certified course KS21007TJD. Map
  • In case of threatening weather, the race will be canceled. 
  • Note: If for any reason we have to cancel this race, we will not have refunds or deferrals.  Any income from the event will go towards our funds to help local youth running programs.
  • Each participant will agree to not attend the event if showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone with positive COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

Target Times

Want to make the state Honor Roll, the list of the best 4 Mile times in Kansas?  Try to beat the target times.
Just want to run? Come on out and forget about the target times.

Women     Age           
33:00     12 & under
29:00     13-15
27:00     16-19
24:00     20-34
26:30     35-39
28:30     40-44
30:20     45-49
32:30     50-54
35:00     55-59
38:30     60-64
42:00     65-69
51:00     70-74
none      75-79
none         80+

Men          Age           
28:40     12 & under
24:15     13-15
22:30     16-19
20:30     20-34
22:00     35-39
23:10     40-44
24:15     45-49
25:30     50-54
26:50     55-59
29:00     60-64
32:15     65-69
40:15     70-74
none      75-79
none         80+

To see all state records, go to  Kansas Road Race Records.


You'll get an an award for making the State Records Honor Roll.  They may be picked up at the Ad Astra Running Store, July 25-30.  Contact us, if you can't get to the store.

Contact us

Gene Wee,, 785-841-3587

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