Saturday, Jan 5, 2013


Elk City Lake / Outlet Channel Shelter

Independence , KS 25km , 12km

This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 5, 2013

First Leg of the 2014 FLATROCK TRIPLE CROWN!


2nd Annual WinterRock 25/12K's -- January 4, 2014 (***Weather Permitting - See cancellation policy below***)

Shirts optional, no awards, very limited aid (unmanned, water only), officially timed, "somewhat" Fat-Assed Style Event to kick-off 2014 in an EPIC WAY!!!

LIMITED TO 100 "REGISTRANTS" ONLY -- No Waiting List Available...No Exceptions!

$10 "mandatory donation" (no, it's not tax deductible) for either event THROUGH DECEMBER 14, 2013.

$20 "mandatory donation" (no, it's not tax deductible) for either event THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2014.

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CARRYOVERS TO FUTURE EVENTS (Please DO NOT contact us and ask us to make an exception to this rule, as we will not respond to any requests of this nature).


Both races start at 11 a.m. sharp from the Outlet Channel Shelter. 5 hour cutoff for either event. Short pre-race briefing at 10:45 a.m.


Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas. Mostly single-track, out & back, very rocky, no long hills. Home of the "legendary" FlatRock 50/25K's and the "infamous" FlatRock 101K.


3 Aid Stations in the 25K and 1 (turnaround) in the 12K. Aid stations are approximately 3.5-4 miles apart, are all unmanned, with only water available. No cups will be available, so you MUST carry a handheld bottle with you on the course. If you need fuel (calories) of any type, YOU are responsible to pack it with you, as there will be none available on the course.

CHECK-IN (Staging Area):

Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam). Race bib (shirt) pick-up will from 9:30:10:30 AM on Saturday morning January 4, 2014. Map to the staging area can be found by clicking the link below:


An assortment of warm beverages (coffee, hot chocolate, tea, cider, etc.) will be available for runners prior to our start. A hearty chicken noodle soup and some type of "vegan" bean soup, along with the previously mentioned "hot beverages" will be available for all runners after their respective finish.


There are several different ways to get to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse (Staging Area) depending upon which direction you are coming from. Please click on the link below to open a Google Map where you can get specific directions to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse.  If you have never been to FlatRock before we highly recommend allowing a little extra drive time, especially if you plan on driving in the morning of the race.

Map to WinterRock 25 & 12K Staging Location  

For a profile of the 50K course, please click the link below (25K listed turnaround accurate, 12K turnaround about half way to 25K turnaround...duh!!!):


PLEASE NOTE: If there is "any kind" of substantial freezing/frozen moisture on the trail, we will cancel this event until the following Saturday AND continue doing so until we can run it "without" the aforementioned additional risk involved. Status updates of the trail condition will be available through 5 AM race day morning at the following website:


Eric Steele



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