2024 registration open for annual Bluestem PACE Race 5K run/walk

January, 19, 2024

MCPHERSON, Kan.—Registration is now open for the annual Bluestem PACE Race 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 6, in McPherson. Registration by March 20 is $30 and includes a race shirt. Complete registration online at

Bluestem PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), is a nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors with complex medical needs live well at home by providing comprehensive care from one source. With the primary location in McPherson and an alternative care site in Hutchinson, Bluestem PACE serves seniors in a six-county south central Kansas region of McPherson, Reno, Harvey, Marion, Rice and Saline counties. 

The 2024 PACE Race marks the seventh year for the event, which benefits the Bluestem PACE Good Neighbor Fund to provide financial assistance to program participants in the event of unexpected circumstances. It also assists Bluestem PACE in providing the highly coordinated, integrated medical, social, physical and personal care.

 The PACE Race is a flat course that begins and ends near the Bluestem PACE McPherson location at 113 S. Ash Street. The route winds through the central part of the McPherson community.

“We’re so grateful for the support of the local communities that help Bluestem PACE provide top quality care to participants and allow an older population to live in the comfort of their own homes,” said Bluestem PACE Executive Director Emilie Rains.

The 2024 Bluestem PACE Race is funded in part by a grant from the McPherson Convention and Visitor’s Center, as well as other local businesses and individuals.

“The support of each of our sponsors allows us to provide more resources to PACE participants and continue offering them the best, personalized care possible,” said Rains. 

Race sponsorship options are still available. Contact Natalie Adrian at for more information about becoming a sponsor.



About Bluestem PACE

Bluestem PACE is a program of Bluestem Communities, a nonprofit organization in south central Kansas that serves seniors through care-centered services, care settings and living options. Visit