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Call of the outdoors makes MHK worthy summer destination

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 3:32 PM by Michael Goens

Little Apple Paddle_Manhattan KS
Chicagoland and northern-based friends can book travel direct into Manhattan Regional Airport for around $200-$220 with easy access to Fly MHK and an additional daily flight option during July. That makes three daily flights scheduled between MHK and ORD (Chicago O’Hare).

Think of the opportunities for upper Midwesterners to bike, hike, fish, golf and more in the beautiful Flint Hills this summer. We’ve already logged 15 days on the summer schedule, with Little Apple Paddle floating event approaching in less than 10 days. Golf fans, Colbert Charity Classic features Adams Pro Tour series players in two weeks and Kaw Valley Rodeo opening night right behind, all in a short span during July.

Konza Prairie trail_Manhattan KS

Plan to run 10K 2018 marathon
Running enthusiasts have two big events to anticipate the remainder of 2018, with Brew 2 Shoe 5K/10K celebration of Manhattan Running Company and Tallgrass Brewery anniversaries upcoming in August.

Surely, Midwest runners will want to tap into the running crescendo below Tuttle Creek State Park’s waves on Nov. 3. The inaugural Little Apple Marathon contains a relatively flat course around the scenic park. With 120 days to prepare your legs and lungs, make some early-morning, preparatory runs at the lake to greet the sun and beat the heat.

No 1 Hole at Colbert Hills


K-State football closing in
The countdown to the college football season nears 50 days, with the Wildcats’ Sept. 1 opener against FCS-level playoff contender South Dakota Coyotes. The early tune-up sets the stage for K-State’s big battle in 65 days (Sept. 8) against Mississippi State which features a late-morning kickoff at Snyder Family Stadium. College football at its best in the best college town around, Manhattan!

Linear Trail


Bring along your bike
The outdoors beckon here in the Gateway to the Flint Hills, Manhattan KS. Don’t let summer fly by without strapping on a helmet for a challenging bike road through the rolling landscape. Speaking of bike rides and races, set aside Sept. 22 (K-State road football game) for Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro race. More details on that gravel-influenced race in an August blog.

Welcome all your friends to the Gateway to the Flint Hills! Summer's just getting started!

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