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Coach Yantis 5K Run & Walk

Sat November 18, 2023 Olathe, KS 66062 US Directions


Tot Trot for ages 1-5

10:15AM CST - 10:30AM CST

Virtual Coach Yantis 5K Run & Walk

9:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST

Coach Yantis

About Coach Yantis

After a 21-year battle and six encounters with cancer, Bradley Dean Yantis, 59, of Olathe, KS, was ultimately healed, meeting Jesus face-to-face on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. Brad’s life reflected the kindness, compassion, gentleness and love of his Maker. Brad’s family’s prayer is to keep sharing his stories, sense of humor and desire to encounter people as they are, and to celebrate Brad’s genuine passion for the Lord in the years ahead. Brad’s impact in this world is hard to measure, but perhaps the best way to quantify it is in the thousands of young people he impacted over the years through teaching, coaching, driver’s ed and youth group mentorship.

Do you want to read more about Coach Brad Yantis and the endowment established in his honor? Check out the article from MNU's alumni magazine, The Accent.


2041 E Lindenwood Dr
Olathe, KS US 66062


The Coach Yantis 5K Run/Walk is held the Saturday morning before Thanksgiving in memoriam of Brad Yantis by contributing to his MNU endowment scholarship and The American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge KC

Who: All are welcome to join in on the 5K Turkey Trot

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2023 @ 9 a.m.

Where: Cunningham Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Check-in and t-shirt pick-up will start at 8 a.m. on race day inside the foyer of Cunningham Center on the campus of MNU. An informational email will be sent to participants two weeks prior to the race with all specific updated details.

Participants are encouraged to bring 3-5 non-perishable food drive items to collect for the local Salvation Army Outpost food pantry. Please bring items with you the morning of the race and drop them off at the donations table.

Follow along at the Coach Yantis 5K Facebook group or the Coach Yantis 5K Instagram account for the latest updates!

The Yantis family started a scholarship endowment in 2020 for future athletes at Brad's alma mater; MidAmerica Nazarene University. The scholarship has been given to a current MNU student for the last three years. In 2023, the generosity continued as a percentage of the race funds will go towards the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge KC. 

Race Day Itinerary

8am- Registration opens and can food drive drop begins

8:45am- Welcome, Thank You’s, Why We Race, Group Warm-up and Group Photo.

8:55am- Gather at starting line.

9am- Race starts

10am (roughly)- End of Race

10:15am- 50-Yard Tot Trot for ages 1-5

10:30am- Announce winners and awards

10:45am- Final Words

Race Day Itinerary is also posted on our social media outlets.

NEW to the 5K in 2023!

Starting Location
Prize money for the top winners in each category
Tot Trot for ages 1-5

Winner Categorizes

Final Prizes and Running Categories will be posted here. This year there will be running prizes awarded to each top winner due to the generosity of our sponsor.

Overall Winner 18+
Male Under:18
Female Under:18
Male Over: 19-35
Female Over:19-35
Male Over: 36-50
Female Over: 36-50
Male Over: 51+
Female Over: 51+

Race Map

Final Race Map will be posted below. Starting line will be on the south side of the Cunningham building at MNU.

T-shirt design

The official race t-shirt will have the Coach Yantis 5K logo on the front and sponsors on the back with a Heather Mellow Yellow color. 


Race Contact Info

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