GEAK5 Race for Health


GEAK5 Poster

Oct. 22nd - 24th 2021

In support of students' mental and physical health, the Graduate Engineering Association (GEA) created the GEAK5 race. The first GEAK5 race was completed in the Spring of 2019 at the University of Kansas West Campus in Lawrence, KS. All proceeds for this race go to the GEA Graduate Student Travel Awards which support students travelling for conferences, presentations, and research opportunities.

2019 Race Review


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! For the first time in 2021 we are offering a virtual race option that can be completed on your own course. GEAK5 is a virtual fun run/walk through the Nike Run Club App (or an equivalent app).  

Please email us a screenshot of your time to run/walk the 5K and send us a picture of yourself to GEAK5@ku.edu in your GEAK5 gear.

Safety has been a major concern for the 2021 race. The most safe measure is to use our virtual race option. But for those that wish to participate in-person, we will have you be doing the race in heats to space out runners more naturally. Be on the look for details as the race approaches