Event Types


Just Try-It Youth and Adult Triathlon

The Just Tri It youth triathlon is a fun and challenging event for kids ages 5 – 14. Young athletes will swim, bike and run in this 3-event race that not only promotes fitness but improves self-confidence as participants cross the finish line on their own. A great introduction to the sport, the race will be completely contained within the boundaries of Manhattan City Park.

Junior race: 5 to 10 year olds (in 2 year age groups)
Senior race: 11 to 14 year olds (in 2 year age groups)

Jul 19, 2018

K-Stae Football Season 2018-2019

Bill Snyder (born October 7, 1939) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the head football coach at Kansas State University. He served as head football coach at the school from 1989 to 2005, and then was rehired to the position on November 24, 2008, making him one of the few college football head coaches to have non-consecutive tenure at the same school.[2]

Snyder is in the College Football Hall of Fame and has won several conference and national coach of the year awards. He has been the head coach at Kansas State for the program's 300th, 400th, and 500th all-time wins. In recognition of his contributions to the program, the football stadium at Kansas State, Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, is named in honor of him and his family.

Jul 26, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

District Goals and Updates

District Governor, Blanche Parks, joined the Downtown Topeka Rotary in 1999 and served as president in 2012.  While President, the club raised $35,000 in 30 days for Every Rotarian Every Year and Polio Plus fundraisers, and won all awards, including the Presidential Citation. She is a Paul Harris Fellow.
She is retired from the State of Kansas with extensive experience as a manager and director in a variety of state agencies. She developed and implemented the Kansas Learning Quest 529 College Savings Plan in the Office of the Kansas State Treasurer. While Director, the program held $480 million in assets and was ranked in the top five college savings programs in the nation by CNN/Money Magazine
Blanche has actively worked on the District level for 8 years where she has served as Assistant Governor, and District Trainer. As RLI Coordinator, she developed and implemented the 1st Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in District #5710 and coordinated all training for the RLI Certified Facilitators.   
She has attended three Rotary International Conventions in Bangkok, Thailand; Sao Paul, Brazil and Atlanta, Georgia.
In her community she represents the 19th Kansas Senatorial District on the Board of Regents of Washburn University and has served as Chairman of the Board. She was the first Kansan on the YWCA of the USA National Board of Directors in New York City.  She is a graduate of Leadership Kansas, Leadership Greater Topeka and Dental Champions leadership programs, was named “Outstanding Woman of the Year” by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), Topeka Junior League Sustainer and recipient of the “Gold Rose for Community Service” award,  among other awards and recognitions for community service on local, state and national levels. 

Blanche is a graduate of Washburn University of Topeka with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She has also earned the Kansas Certified Public Manger (CPM) designation from Kansas University. She was married 30 years to the (late) Attorney Sherman A. Parks Jr., and has 2 grown children. 

Sep 27, 2018