Snyder half marathon

This map shows the route for Saturday’s Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon.

The streets will be filled Saturday morning with runners in the fifth-annual Bill Snyder Highway Half and 5K.

Both the half marathon and 5K will start at 7 a.m. Buses will leave Bill Snyder Family Stadium starting at 5:30 a.m. to take half marathon runners to the starting line.

The half marathon course will start at the intersection of I-70 and Highway 177 (Coach Bill Snyder Highway), covering 8 miles of the highway. The course will wind down Poyntz Avenue, past City Park, through Aggieville and the K-State campus before finishing at the stadium.

The 5K race will start and end at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, looping around the stadium on Kimball Avenue, Denison Avenue, Jardine Drive and College Avenue.

This year, half marathon and 5K runners will finish on the football field for the first time.

This year, Coach Snyder has selected four charities to receive race proceeds: K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center, Shepherd’s Crossing, Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows and Matt Snyder Foundation for Troubled Youth.

People can still register by visiting, but the half marathon will be capped at 1,400 runners.

Also on Saturday, come hungry to the weekly Farmers Market and try tons of local food.

Every week, there are several vendors that have samples, but this Saturday, more vendors will provide samples.

There will also be live music, fresh picked fruits and veggies, fresh baked goodies, local meat, handmade arts and crafts and much more in the Dillard’s parking lot.

The Downtown Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through the fall. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Here’s a look at other Memorial Day weekend events.


Live Music on the Rooftop: Isaac McClung, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.

Bluemont Live Music: Wade D. Brown, 8 p.m.

Bluemont Hotel.

The Great Spencer McConaghy, 9 p.m.

Finn’s Pub.


Free Kids’ Movie: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” 2 p.m.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library.

Zoofari Tails Storytime: Chimpanzees, 10 a.m.

Sunset Zoo.

ARTSmart: Japanese Children’s Day Koi Nobari kites, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday for all ages.

Cost: $3 per child, $1.50 for military families, must be accompanied by an adult. Register at 785-532-7718.

Beach Museum of Art.

Trivia, 5-8 p.m.

HyVee Market Grille.

Canvas & Cork: Sunflower + Blue Butterfly, 6 p.m.

Kids’ Canvas: Darling Duck, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


Manhattan Water Parks Open, 1-8 p.m.

City Park, CiCo Park, and Northview.

Flint Hills Barn Tours, 1-5 p.m.

Tour barns around the Flint Hills on a guided bus tour.

For information, visit

Late Night Patio Party, 5-10 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Memorial Day.