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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 BalanceMove Your Way to Start Your Day!

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

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Contact your local Extension office for details.

Walk Kansas

March 28 - May 22, 2021

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.




Mark you calendars!

May 2, 2020 on the K-State campus

 The acclaimed statewide fitness initiative, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will not be able to hold its 5th Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight, 1.5-Mile Fun Walk on campus May 2, 2020. We are working on an informal, virtual event to bring everyone together online to celebrate our fitness efforts and achievements, big and small, and support K-State cancer research! This will be May 2, 2020, and is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants. We hope you'll join us as we run or walk, wherever we are across the state and beyond, to support our health AND K-State cancer research! Please watch for updates as we pull this virtual event together. Thanks for your continued support!

2018 5K

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.