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Hays Recreation Commission calendar

General information

Visit us at www.haysrec.org, where you will find entry forms, weather cancellations, schedules and much more.

The HRC office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Wednesdays, when the office is open until 6 p.m. The HRC phone number is (785) 623-2650.

Wednesday deadline

School's out

Come out for a day of fun. Each day we have a full schedule of games, trips, crafts, cooking and trips to Centennial Lanes, mini golf, area parks and Hays Aquatic Park. Space is limited. Entry fee: $10 per session. Next session: July 31, Master the Art. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Ages: 6 to 12. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 24.

Hell Creek on Heels Trail Race Series

Join HRC in conjunction with Sara Kay Carrell of Wild Within You for the third annual trail running series, Hell Creek on Heels. Want to see what trail running is all about? Come out and test your skills with a 5K. Seasoned trail runner? Join us and test your willpower and endurance. All trail runs will begin at the trail head for Switchgrass Trail, which is located in the Switchgrass Campground of Wilson State Park. All events are fully supported with aid stations. Run distances are approximate due to the nature of trail running. Check for current trail conditions on Facebook. Entry fee: $20, $5 late fee after deadline. Date: July 28 (5K and 25K). Time: Registration at 7 a.m., with 8 a.m. start. Location: Wilson State Park, 5 miles north of Interstate 70 at Exit 206.

Topeka state capital tour

Let's spend the day in our state capital. We will begin with a tour of the Capitol, followed by lunch at Annie's Place. In the afternoon will be a tour of Brown vs. Board of Education and a tour of the Tiffany Windows at the First Presbyterian Church. This will be a great day of adventure. Your meal is not included in your fee. Entry fee: $20. Date: Friday. Depart at 7 a.m. from HRC. Return by 5:30 p.m. Ages: 55 and older. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 15.

Special Pops: Picnic

Meet us at Frontier Park East for an evening of food, games and socializing. We'll provide the main dishes, dinnerware and drinks if you'll bring a side dish to share with everyone. What a great opportunity to enjoy the weather and outdoors with friends. If rainout occurs, meet at HRC. Entry fee: Side dish. Date: Thursday. Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: All ages. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 15.

Upcoming event

Gnarly Neon 5K

Join us Aug. 17 for a colorful morning. Color starts flying at 9 a.m. at Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex. Sign up by July 28 for $40. After that, price increases to $45 through the day of the event. Sign up at gnarlyneon5K.com.