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Walk Kansas

A K-State Research and Extension Health InitiativeDiscover the Wonders of Kansas!Walk Kansas 5K for the FightImprove Strength, Flexibility and BalanceTake the Walk Kansas Challenge

Walk Kansas State Leader

Sharolyn Jackson
Sharolyn Flaming Jackson
K-State Research and Extension
1007 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


A health initiative presented by Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

Log Your Miles for Walk Kansas!

Use the link above to log your miles and more!

Walk Kansas

March 17 - May 11, 2019

Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program and
  • be more active with friends and family,
  • make better nutrition choices,
  • and walk away your stress.

Did you know?


Walk Kansas 5K

The third annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and Family Fun Walk was held May 5, 2018 on the beautiful K-State campus in Manhattan! We thank all who came to participate, along with all of our sponsors and volunteers. This year we raised $2,550 for K-State cancer research!! Plan now to attend this event next year which will be on May 4, 2019.

2018 5K

In Memory of Marge Neely

During the spring of 2012, Marge Neely traveled to Manhattan to meet with K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) professionals and talk about Walk Kansas. Marge was a true champion for Walk Kansas and passionate about active living. She passed away on August 14, 1017 at the age of 97, having lived a very active life. In remembrance of a dear friend and supporter of Walk Kansas, please enjoy the radio interview she provided during her campus visit in 2012.

Marge Neely

Discover the 8 Wonders of Kansas!

Walk Kansas would like to thank Marci Penner and the Kansas Sampler Foundation for their partnership this year. Challenge trails in the program feature the 8 Wonders of Kansas and more!

8 Wonders

The Kansas Sampler Foundation's mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture. The 8 Wonders of Kansas contest series was organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation to inspire awareness of the beauty and value in Kansas, and to encourage travel. After the overall 8 Wonders of Kansas contest, the eight elements of rural culture were featured in their own contest. The contests ran from 2007-2010 and more than 100,000 people voted. Once the contests were concluded, the Foundation hired Harland J. Schuster of Morrill Kansas to photograph each of the 216 places in the contest. The result was a beautiful 272-page, 9 x 12" book featuring Schuster's images and Marci Penner's descriptions of 216 special places in Kansas. www.8wonders.org.