Hawk Hundred 2015
The Fifth Annual Hawk Hundred, sponsored by the Lawrence Trail Hawks, has the option of a 100-mile, 50-mile and Marathon trail race. This year’s race takes place on September 12th and 13th, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. The course covers a 25 mile loop through the technical rolling trails at Clinton State Park, Lawrence, KS
We are excited to announce that Honey Stinger. Tailwind Nutrition and Orange Mud will be sponsoring the 2015 race and we are also part of the Trail Runner Trophy Series! All distances 100 / 50 / 26.2 will be chipped timed and Mile 90 will once again be our photographers.
General Course Description
100-mile and 50-mile races: Start time: 6:00AM. You’ll begin at the Start/Finish and run about an eighth of a mile to the trail head for the blue-blazed trail. Make a left turn onto the blue-blazed trail and follow it a couple hundred yards to the Sanders Mound trail. You’ll take a left and do a quick 1.1 mile out-and-back to the top of Sanders Mound. From there you’ll get back on the blue-blazed trail and head for the Lands End aid station.
From Lands End you’ll take the red-blazed shoreline trail until it meets back up with the blue-blazed trail. The blue-blazed trail will turn into the white-blazed trail 3.5 miles from Lands End 1 at a point known as Cactus Ridge.
The white-blazed trail will take you to the West Park Road aid station. From there, leave the trails and follow the signs, flags and ribbons along West Park Road, staying on the grass, to Bunker Hill. This is the Goodwin Loop. Complete the 2.5-mile Goodwin Loop, which includes a traverse of Bunker Hill, and return to the West Park Road aid station. You’ll then continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Lands End aid station.
Leaving Lands End you will continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Start/Finish aid station. This completes one loop of the course.
Big Loop: At the Start/Finish aid station, runners will have completed 25 miles (26.2 for marathoners)—what we call the “Big Loop.” Hundred-milers repeat the Big Loop three more times and 50-milers one more time.
When the trails cross: The white-blazed trail and the blue-blazed trail cross at several points on the course. The crossings will be heavily marked and signed, but it is your responsibility to read and heed the markers, signs, and white, blue and red blazes to stay on course.
Marathon: Start time 7:00AM - runners will follow the same course as the 50 and 100-mile runners, but they will run an additional 1.2 miles at the beginning of the race.
The 2015 Hawk is a fully-staffed race with three aides stations manned by experienced UltraRunners. Aid stations will offer Tailwind, water, Honey Stinger gels, chews and waffles and typical aid station food. If you have a "special needs diet," please contact the RD and we will do our best to accommadate you at the Start/Finish aide station. Following are the locations and distances runners will hit aid stations as they traverse the 25-mile course (26.2 for marathoners).
• Lands End: 4.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags
• West Park Road: 10.5 and 13 miles – crew access, drop bags
• Lands End: 18.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags
• Start/Finish: 25 miles – crew access, drop bags
The 100- and 50-mile races will have a 32-hour cutoff, ending at 2 pm on Sunday, September 13th. The marathon has a 31-hour cutoff, ending at the same time as the 100- and 50-mile races. There are no aid station cut-offs.
Please see the race website for details: http://www.hawkhundred.com
Local time: 4:48 PM