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Mad Bomber Run

The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run For Your Life is a unique 5K run/3K walk that draws hundreds of runners and walkers to Iola from throughout the Midwest to Iola each July. Join the fun!

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July 12, 2014 ... Mark Your Calendar!

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Grant to Fund Lehigh Portland Rail Trail

Thrive Allen County has been awarded a $100,000 Healthy Living grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to develop the Lehigh Portland Rail Trail in Allen County.

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Join the 2014 Movement Allen County

The 2014 edition of The Movement Allen County has begun! The county-wide eight-week healthy living initiative runs from May 5-June 27. Join in, get active, and get moving!

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Allen County Farmer’s Market

The Allen County Farmer’s Market is a weekly open air fresh food market that takes place on the southwest corner of the historic downtown square in Iola, Kansas. The market is open Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, from April through October.

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Represent Allen County in the National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge is a fun, free, and game-changing event. Dust off your bike, begin exploring your world under your own power, and make bicycling a healthy everyday habit. Join us!

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Sharrows Improve Bicycle Safety in Iola

City of Iola crews have installed the first sharrows in Allen County, an important step improving public health and in making Iola the most cyclist and pedestrian-friendly small town in Kansas.

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Economic Development

Thrive helps to encourage, develop, and recruit businesses that improve the vitality and resilience of the Allen County economy.

Healthcare

Thrive assists businesses and individuals in navigating the sometimes complex and intimidating healthcare system.

Healthy Lifestyles

Thrive encourages people to improve their lives through healthy choices and daily activity.

Education

Thrive works to educate the public about nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and the difficult choices we make every day to improve our lives.

Come Home

Come home and help to make Allen County the healthiest and economically robust county in the state of Kansas.

Get Involved

Thrive works by engaging the passion, vision, and energy of individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the quality of life in Allen County.