What is Rim Rock Farm?
Rim Rock Farm, which was a gift from famed KU coach Bob "Timmie" Timmons and his wife, Pat, has been KU's home cross-country course since 1974. It has hosted three Big Eight championships, two Big Twelve championships, and the 1998 NCAA Division I & II championships. Dozens of area high schools from Kansas and surrounding states participate in meets at the farm, which can be configured into eight different courses! It has six ponds and two covered bridges, with black-painted steel silhouettes of great athletes such as Jim Ryun, Billy Mills, Johnny Lawson, Wes Santee, Herb Semper and Al Frame. It is full of redbud trees, evergreens and bluebird boxes with steep hills and broad plateaus for runners to enjoy. For more info on Rim Rock Farm, see the Universtiy Relations related article or contact KU Endowment Associtation.