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NEW Starting Point! 41st Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk, 5K and 5 Mile Run, August 24, 2019 – Register Online Now!

The Bonner Springs Tiblow Trot is on August 24 starting at 7 a.m. Register online now. This is one of the oldest races in Kansas, celebrating 41 years! Race details are below. Take note of the new start location for all participants:


  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 Packet pick-up and pre-registration 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Kelly Murphy Park at 2ndand Elm Street.
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 Packet pick-up and registration 6:00 – 6:30 a.m. at Kelly Murphy Park at 2ndand Elm Street.
  • LOCATION START CHANGE: The 5 mile/5k/2 mile Race begins promptly at 7:00 a.m. The run begins at the clock tower in front of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home on Oak Street (214 Oak St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012) in downtown Bonner Springs. Rain or shine.
  • Award presentation and raffle begins at 8:15 a.m. at Kelly Murphy Park.


Parking spots are available near the starting line. You’ll see the Tiblow Days carnival and are welcome to park anywhere near by. Another option is the lot of the old Bonner Thriftway grocery store on Oak street, across from Dairy Queen.

Race Routes:

5 Miler

5K (3.1 miles)


2 Mile Walk

Pick up at Bonner Springs High School available by school bus

Awards/Raffle begins at 8:15 a.m.

  • T-shirt and medal for every participant
  • Plaques given to 1st place finishers of each division
  • Engraved medals given for 2nd and 3rd place of each division
  • Drawing for prizes donated by the Bonner Springs merchants will follow the awards ceremony. All race finishers and walkers are eligible for the drawing


Do you know someone who hasn’t signed up yet? Help us break our 400-attendance goal. Encourage them to sign up for the 5 mile/5k or 2 mile walk option. Please note: Walkers and free participants will not receive bibs and will not be timed.


We are still looking for volunteers. Opportunities are available here.


We could not do this race without the support of our 2019 sponsors. Thank you to our Gold level sponsors Atmos Energy and Union Bank & Trust; and Bronze level sponsor ReddiServices.

Past sponsors include: Providence Medical Group, Coleman Equipment, Union Bank & Trust, Cox & Neal, LLC, Bodyworks Massage Therapy, Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Pure Movement Integrated Health Center,, Atmos Energy, Predator, WTF, SERC Physical Therapy, Mills Trophies, Chelsey Cora Photography, Third Space Coffee and Price Chopper.

Funds Raised:

All funds raised go toward Bonner Springs High School scholarships and the Rotary Polio Plus Program to end polio worldwide.

Tiblow Days Festival:

2019 Tiblow Days Schedule

We encourage you to stick around after the race to enjoy the largest annual community festival in Bonner Springs called Tiblow Days. Enjoy the 9:30 a.m. parade, carnival, craft and food booths, car show, bands and local entertainment. Activities take place at K-32 (Cedar Street) and Second Street, K-32 and Third Street, Oak Street, Second Street and Elm.

Check out our Facebook event page for race results, photos and more updates. Looking forward to seeing you at the starting line!



39th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk and 5 Mile Run

The 39th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk and 5 Mile Run is August 19th, 2017 at 7 a.m. Download the registration form and mail it in. Meet at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm Street in Bonner Springs, KS. All funds raised go toward scholarships and the Rotary’s Polio Plus Program to end Polio worldwide.

Volunteer for the Speakeasy Fundraiser

At the 1927 Rotary Convention in Ostend, Belgium, San Antonio Rotarian Harry H. Rogers said “Let the slogan this year be Make Rotary Effective. Where it exists, make its influence felt. Where it does not exist, if possible, extend it. Let courtesy abound, widen acquaintance, intensify friendships, and put the program over in every club.”

Like all civic organizations The Rotary Club thrives on volunteers efforts.  However, not all volunteer opportunities give you the chance to step back in time to a place that only exists in history books.  “Where it exists, make its influence felt.”  Please join us in our effort to make the Bonner Springs Rotary’s influence felt within our community.  The Speakeasy event will benefit for Vaughn-Trent as well as the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, both organizations are part of the greater influence within Bonner Springs.

“Let courtesy abound, widen acquaintance, intensify friendships.” Working together for the greater good has been proven to bring friends closer to one another.  You will be working with those you know, those you’ve seen walking down the street or maybe even those you’ve never seen before.  Volunteering at the Speakeasy is a great way to widen acquaintances.

Look through our list of needed volunteers.  Interested in volunteering? Contact Bonner Springs Rotary President Judy Miksch at

  • Set-Up Team: Requesting 2-3 volunteers to help move furniture and set up the day of the event on Nov.1. 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Silent Auction Set-Up: Requesting 1 volunteer to help with setting up items on tables with bid sheets. 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Bouncer: Requesting one person to act as our Bouncer for the night when guests check in. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Bartenders: Requesting 2 volunteers to serve as bartenders for the night. 5 – 10 p.m.
  • Gambling: Requesting 4 volunteers to assist with Blackjack and other Gambling needs. 6- 10 p.m.
  • Check-In Station: Requesting 2 volunteers to manage the A-M & N-Z last name list when checking in guests. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Silent Auction Checkout Station: Requesting 3 volunteers using 3 I-Pads to check out guests with credit cards and also collect cash/check. Will have at least 2  i-pads but if you have one, that’s a plus! 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sell Raffle Tickets: Requesting 3 volunteers to walk around collecting raffle ticket money, providing guests with their raffle ticket, gathering tickets to be put in the raffle, and drawing the raffle ticket at the end of the night. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Table Movers: Requesting 2 volunteers to move dinner tables out for the dance floor. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Table Bussers: Requesting 3 volunteers to clear tables after guests eat. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Dishwashers: Requesting 3 volunteers to wash dishes. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Training begins at 5:00 pm for some volunteer positions on November 1st. Dress in your best 1920’s garb or in black, casual attire. Volunteer name tags and dinner is provided.