Race to Give 5k


Payless ShoeSource is proud to host the annual Race to Give 5k at Lake Shawnee. The event is open to Payless associates, friends, family, and the entire community.

In 2016, more than 180 registrants raised $5,105 for Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties. Meals on Wheels positively impacts our community by ensuring hot meals and daily safety checks are provided for seniors, disabled, and home bound individuals so they can live independently in Shawnee and Jefferson counties. With the help of this organization and their partnership with Topeka Public Schools, over 1,000 meals are produced daily and delivered on 57 routes in Topeka and surrounding areas. Meals are nutritionally balanced, provide variety and are tailored to meet special dietary needs.

In 2015, nearly 160 participants raised more than $4,000 to support both Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Club of Topeka. The event is a product of the Payless associate giving program, Choose to Give.