Bethesda Place and the Downtown Hays Market have partnered together to create a fun run like no other in the July 28 Market to Farm Fun Run.

It’s the the only run that feeds you a campfire fresh breakfast as soon as you cross the finish line.

The delicious post-run menu includes campfire scrambled farm fresh egg burritos, zucchini tomato tarts, cherry danishes and pumpkin apple coffee cake with plenty of coffee and ice water to go around.

All of this, as well as a free race shirt is included with registration. Race, walk or stroll 4 miles from the home of the Downtown Hays Market, the Downtown Pavilion, to the Bethesda Place Farm. Although this route is not all blacktop, bikers, strollers, walkers and runners will have no problem reaching the end.

Registration is $25 up until the event. On the day of the run, the fee increases to $30. Online registration is available at or swing by the Downtown Hays Visitors Center at 106 W. 12th to register in person. All proceeds from the fun run will benefit Bethesda Place and the Downtown Hays Market.

Kacey Dannels, Joseph Reed and Noalee Augustine from the Kansas Special Olympic team will kick off the day. Dannels and Reed recently competed at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Noalee was selected as a coach for the Kansas team that traveled to compete.

Event participants will have the opportunity to explore the farm and to cool off in the pool before returning to town. Shuttles will be available to take the participants back at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

Before heading home, make sure to enjoy the annual sidewalk sale, Bazaar on the Bricks — where already 60 vendors have signed up. There will be a ninja obstacle course and kids crafts under the Pavilion. There also will be carnival games, face painting, street fair food and so much more. For a full list of vendors and activities, visit

For more information, contact Downtown Hays Development Corp at 785-621-4171 or