The inaugural running of The Neuf 9K and 2 mile run on the campus of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas is set for 10 a.m. on January 13, 2018. The 9K runs through North Newton into Newton and then heads off road along the Sand Creek trail while the 2 mile stays on pavement in North Newton and is conducive for runners of all abilities. All registered runners receive a timing bib from TimerGuys, a commemorative toque (stocking cap), and post-race festivities at Mojos which include coffee, hot chocolate, and continental breakfast items. The top three male and female finishers receive handmade pottery mugs from Hannah Eastin pottery. Major sponsors include Bethel College, Mojos Coffee, Hesston College, and Central Care Cancer Center. The Neuf has been developed by friends and family of Russ Neufeld to honor his memory. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship at Hesston College.