Hosted by the Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Science (HSES), the Dr Bob Run began in 2010 as a means to help commemorate the KU School of Education’s Centennial Anniversary. Through this event, we celebrate the life of Dr. Bob Frederick.
Dr Bob Scholarship Fund
As a former KU Athletic Director, HSES Department Chair and assistant professor, Dr. Frederick passed away on June 12, 2009. Following his death, his family established the Dr. Bob Frederick Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students studying sports management in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Kansas. Dr. Bob Frederick was an avid runner and coached the Lawrence High School Girls Cross Country Team. He competed in numerous 5K races, marathons and triathlons. Dr. Bob consistently registered marathon times around 2:50.
Throughout his career Dr. Bob challenged athletes, students, colleagues, and friends to live a life that mattered. Through this scholarship, Bob’s memory continues to make a difference in the lives of students.
$25 until September 15, 2017; $30 on race day
Ad Astra Triple Crown
The Dr. Bob Run is the first event in the Ad Astra Racing Store’s Triple Crown of Races event for the Fall of 2017. It is followed by races in Baldwin (October) and Lawrence (November).
The Rimrock Farm Cross Country course is one of the finest in the country. Rimrock was built by KU’s iconic Track Coach-the late Bob Timmons. He donated the farm and the course to KU in 2007. The course itself is challenging and picturesque with rolling hills, covered bridges and statues of legendary Jayhawk cross country runners such as Jim Ryun and Wes Santee. It is also makes for a nice walk on a early Fall morning.
Packet Pick up
-Friday September 15 from 3-7 PM
Ad Astra Running Store, 734 Mass, Lawrence KS 66044
- Race Day Packet Pickup begins at 7:30 AM
Race Day Schedule
5K Start: 9 AM
Awards Ceremony: 10:30 AM
Top Male, Female, Masters (over 40) and Senior (over 60) plus Age Group Awards. Top Three Male and Female in following categories:
12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
Food and beverages will be available.
Plenty of parking is available near the starting line for the race.
For the second consecutive year we will have a silent auction featuring items from local athletic teams and organizations.