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The Call Before You Dig 8.11k and 5k

The Call Before You Dig 8.11k hosted by Black Hills Energy & Kansas 811 benefiting Construction Angels is proud to present the inaugural Call Before You Dig 8.11K on August 14, 2022 at Sedgwick County Park.  The event promises to be a fun, competitive, and memorable 8.11K (5.04 miles).  NEW FOR 2022 – The option to run/walk 5K.  Are you more comfortable with a 5K?  Then this event is for you.  You now have the option to run/walk 8.11K OR 5K.  The event is open to runners and walkers of all ages.  Each participant will receive a great event package, which includes a custom race bib with RFID timing tag, event shirt, beautiful finisher medal, personalized race completion digital certificate, and goodie bag.  The event is a chipped timed event.  Awards will be provided to the top 3 overall and within each age group.  Join us for this unique distance around a most scenic course in Kansas.

The Call Before You Dig 8.11K will provide a festive and partylike atmosphere.  Our DJ and MC will keep you moving and grooving, and wanting more.  You will not want to miss this event.  The earlier you sign up, the more you will save.


July 5 – August 13:  $38.11
August 14:  $48.11


Sunday August 14, 2022

Sedgwick County Park
6501 W 21st St
Wichita, KS  67205

6:45am:  Registration and Packet Pickup Open
7:00am:  Music and Entertainment begins
8:00am:  Announcements and National Anthem
8:11am:  Start of the Call Before You Dig 8.11K
9:45am:  Awards Ceremony

New Damage Prevention Educational Games and Videos

Kansas 811, in partnership with DPA, is proud to present our new Nextgen Video Education Series.

Kansas 811 invites you to check out our new Next Generation (NextGen) videos and our new Excavation Safety Education Games at NextGen Video Education Series

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Kansas 811 JEOPARDY!® Live

Virtual Training & Development Challenge for Damage Prevention Pros.

April is “National Safe Digging Month” so please Join us Thursday April 7th at 12:00pm and Wednesday April 13th at 12:00pm CDT, to play a live virtual multiplayer JEOPARDY! game! Topics will include Kansas Safe Digging Best Practices, Kansas Underground Utility Laws, One-Call Operations, Marking & Locating Practices, and Kansas Facts.

Come, Play, Learn, and Win! Challenge your colleagues for our weekly prizes*

1st place – $250 Amazon gift card.
2nd place – $150 Amazon gift card.
3rd place – $100 Amazon gift card.

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Kansas 811 2022 Excavator Training

COVID-19 continues to change everything in our daily lives (including work) as we know it. Kansas 811 is always focused on safety and it is always top priority to protect our employees, members, excavators, and communities.

After much deliberation, it has been decided to offer a mix of in-person and hybrid approaches this year to achieve our 2022 education goals. Kansas 811 will also continue to have the on-line training module available. 

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811 Day Survey Contest

In honor of August 11th being National 8-1-1 Day, Kansas 811 is running a survey contest that will be shared on our Facebook and Twitter channels on August 10th. 8-1-1 day is a day to teach others about the importance of getting their underground utilities marked before they dig, so the theme of our survey is where YOU first learned about Kansas 811. 5 lucky participants will be rewarded with a fabulous prize.

When the contest post is up on August 10th, followers will be asked to tell us all about where they first heard about Kansas 811 in the comments of the contest post. There will be choices A-H to choose from, but additional details are encouraged!

The following day (August 11th – 8-1-1 Day), we’ll publish the most popular answers and announce our contest champions in a new post! The lucky winners will receive a Visa gift card. It’s a great way to learn about the best ways to share the safe digging message, and possibly win a prize!

Follow Kansas 811 on Facebook to be the first to know when the contest is published.

Read more for official contest rules.

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Things to Remember:

When a meet is requested by an excavator, an affected operator shall make a reasonable effort to attend the meet at the proposed date and time, or contact the excavator before the meet and reschedule for a mutually agreed upon date and time.

Kansas 811 is available to assist you in optimizing Facility Operator notification areas.

Kansas 811

8100 E 22nd St. N, Bldg 2300-1
Wichita, KS 67226
phone: 316-687-2102

811 or 1-800-DIG-SAFE (800-344-7233)

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