Rodeo 5K & 1-mile — Pretty Prairie, KS

Avid runner? Trying to get healthy? Rodeo fan? Supporter of High School sports programs?

I am working with PPHS Cross Country head coach Jon Johnson in organizing a 5K & 1-mile race on “rodeo Saturday” in my hometown of Pretty Prairie, KS. Here are some details:


What: 5K (3.1 miles), followed by a 1-mile race/fun run.

When: Saturday, July 20, 8:30 AM

Where: Pretty Prairie, KS — Reno County (course details are Coach Johnson’s department, but I’ll work on that)

Why: Get healthy, have fun, compete, hang with family & friends. Besides, nothing beats small town hospitality.

How much: 5K is $20, 1-mile is $15, or you can do both for $25. Price includes your race fee, a t-shirt, and some other goodies. That’s a great deal, you guys.

How to register: Online @ — [here’s the link] … I’ll also have paper registrations available to Pretty Prairie folks. BUT… Be sure to register by July 13 to guarantee yourself a shirt.

Background on Pretty Prairie:

– My hometown.

– Population of 680 as of the 2010 census (growing, believe it or not).

– About 25 minutes south of Hutchinson, and 45 minutes west of Wichita.

– Home of Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo — this year is 76th annual rodeo. [website here]

– Most famous resident was Carl Switzer, the original Alfalfa on “Little Rascals.” (this kid)

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me.


I’m also on Twitter [here], Facebook [here], and Instagram [here].



  1. Hey…. can you also help us get the word out about the Indian Taco Fundraiser for Braden Bottenberg? ( Andrea Strohl’s husband). Father of 3 yr old Brynn.
    Braden was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma and is 3 months into his year of chemo.
    The new thrift/ re-purposing store in Pretty Prairie, UBUNTU, is holding this lunch fundraiser for the Bottenberg Family.
    We start serving Indian Tacos at 10:30am until people stop eating them.
    It is a free will offering.
    Ubuntu is located at 115 W Main, Pretty Prairie, KS
    If you or anyone has any questions, call me! 620-727-4771

    Thanks…hope to see you running by the store that Saturday..followed by hundreds of runners!

    Liz Shepherd

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