Sanders Saunter 50K / 25K / 10K
9th Annual Sanders Saunter 50K / 25K / 10K Charity Race , presented by the Lawrence Trail Hawk.
Race Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017.
This years Charity Partner is:The Willow Domestic Violence Center.
All net proceeds from the race will be donated to the Center. The race falls at the perfect time of year to help those in need during the upcoming Holiday season. If you would like to help a little extra --we will have a donation box at the race for the "Urgent Shelter Needs." We will keep you updated, as the race approaches, of the current wish list for the shelter.
Mission & Vision -- To restore the health and safety of victims of family and domestic violence. The Willow Domestic Violence Center strives to eliminate family and domestic violence in our communities by providing safety, education, and advocacy. All services are free and confidential and available to all residents of Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties in Kansas.
Our Story --The Willow was the first domestic violence center in the state of Kansas, opening in 1976. Today, we field upwards of 2,700 crisis and referral calls per year, house 250-300 adults and children annually, and serve over 1,700 our our neighbors and friends throughout Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.
Start times are staggered for each race -
50k start time: 7:00am
25K start time: 8:00am
10k Start time: 9:00am
Runners will receive a long sleeve technical race shirt, size only guaranteed if you register by October 31st, and a finisher medal
**Top three male and female finishers in each race will receive a handcrafted award, by Matty Mullins** Masters Awards for Male and Female in each race
RaceDay Timing Solutions will be providing our Chip Timing and personalized race bibs. Mile 90 will once again be capturing the beauty of the race with their amazing photos. Please visit http://www.mile90.com/ to view the last several years of Sanders Saunter.
Race Location: Clinton State Park
Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1 - Overlook Park
798 N. 1415 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66049
PACKET PICKUP - Friday, November 10th 3:30-6pm at Gary Gribble Running, 839 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Saturday Morning at the race location, starting at 6:15am Clinton State Park, Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1
The race starts and finishes at Shelter 1, Corp of Engineer. All runners will run west on the white trail before turning south on yellow. Runners will ascend and descend the ridge of Sanders Mound and then run north on yellow. All runners will then access the white trail and continue on the white trail.
10K RUNNERS – you will access the Lake Henry Aid Station and return back on the blue trail. You will run the mound again and then finish at Shelter 1 / Start Finish.
25K/50K runners will continue on the white trail to the first connector trail past MILE MARKER 9 (9.19 on the Clinton Lake Map). The runners will access/ run down the connector trail to the blue trail (mile 5.59) and continue back on the blue trail to the finish line.
25K RUNNERS – ONE TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING
50K RUNNERS – TWO LOOPS OF THE 25K COURSE = A TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH LOOP.
25k/50k runners are required to carry a handheld or hydration pack. Drop Bags are available at Lands End and Start/Finish Aid Station.
CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE
Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before Oct 31st. In the event a runner transfers to a higher distance, a pro rata charge will apply. No credit or refund can be given for runners transferring to a lower distance race. You can also make an "event change" on ultrasignup and change the distance yourself; in the event you upgrade the distance it will generate a code and prompt you to re-register for the new distance. We DO NOT allow runners to transfer entries to other participants.
DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY
50K runners who drop to the 25K race will receive a 25K finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 25K, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.
This is our annual Charity Race. Each year our Charity Partner is unique therefore we DO NOT allow race deferrals or transfers.
DID NOT START
If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Director know at least seven days before the race, so your name can be removed from the starters list. You also have the option to remove yourself from the race on Ultrasignup. If you don’t show up, and don’t let us know in advance that you can’t make it, you’ll be recorded as DNS in the race results.
Cancellation or postponement
Cancellation or postponement
Local time: 2:45 AM
In the event the race should be postponed or canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Lawrence Trail Hawks (inclement or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will NOT be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, though but not guaranteed, by mail.
If local authorities, Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward, deem the trails unsafe for runners or vulnerable to damage due to muddy conditions, an alternative course will be provided by the Lawrence Trail Hawks race Directors, pending approval by Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward.