The second annual Run for the Roses is taking place Saturday, a 5K run and 1K walk to help raise funds for the Kansas State University Gardens.
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That’s race organizer Terry Olson. Proceeds from Saturday’s event help Friends of the K-State Gardens perform annual maintenance and purchase new displays for the garden, as noted by Scott McElwain, Director of the gardens.
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Olson says last year’s event raised $28,000.
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Run for the Roses begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and will feature celebrity runners and walkers, including K-State President Richard Linton and wife Sally, former K-State Coach Bill Snyder, retiring K-State Alumni Association President and CEO Amy Button Renz and others.
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Downtown Manhattan is also hosting the second annual Kansas Science Festival Saturday

Board Member Jared Bixby says after the success of last year’s event, they sought to significantly expand this year’s festival.

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Bixby says this year the festival is hosting a new activity called the Dopamine Dash.

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The event kicks off at 9 am Saturday. More information is available at