John Brown Park (10th and Main Street)
Friday, October 7th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Osawatomie is excited to be the starting point for Rush the Rails on Saturday, October 7th.   A Full Distance Ride will be leaving at 7:00 am and Run Relay at 7:30 am.  For more information on Rush the Rails please visit their website at

Please feel free to join us for the FIRST ever kickoff party for the Rush the Rails! This is a GREAT event for Oswatomie to host! We'll be sending off those, bikers, joggers and walkers with a most ostentatious party! Free Hot Dogs and Smores will be available (until they're gone) along with Route 66 playing (from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.), a bounce house for the little ones, a bonfire for you to enjoy your ice cold frosty beverages around and wonderful company! Bring a cooler, some chairs and your fun face for a great way to send off our contestants!

The City of Osawatomie is opening up our beautiful John Brown Park for those who would like to come and camp on Friday night, October 6th.    Feel welcome to bring a tent or an RV. (All camping fees will be waived for this event.)  Camping reservations can be made by calling Kyle at (913) 755-2146 ext. 109 or by emailing him at 

The Ride and Run will leave from Osawatomie High School on Saturday morning. Registration will begin Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m. for those running and biking and breakfast will be available.