County Lake Park, Kansas City, KS
8am for 50K & 20M; 9am for10M
This challenging race
has a lot of up and down. The course is on single-track trails and
bridle trails, with rocks and roots.
Please watch Todd Chandler’s Video
Race Report for 2016’s race, or read Mid
Pack Zach’s UR Mag race report. This
is the race that launched Kaci
Lickteig’s Ultra Trail Running career!
The 2017 edition of Psycho Wyco will
have limits on the size of each distance event. The 50K and 20M events (that
start at 8:00 a.m.) will have a total of 250 starters, and the 10M distance
(that starts at 9:00 a.m.) will have 250 entrants, total.
This Race Includes
A well-marked course with lots of aid, with experienced volunteers.
Chili: regular (meaty) & gluten-free vegan, by Muttley’s BBQ.
Beer: on-tap craft beer and cheap beer. Other beverages.
The famous nice fitting zip hoodie, Photos by Mile 90 Photography, Event specific race bibs.
A great D.J.!
Free weekend training runs (on the course), leading up to the event.
The Zip-Hoodies are true-to-size, with a "hug" fit and non-shrinking. Sizes XS to 2XL. No guarantee of shirt or proper size if you sign up after Jan 20…but you will have a selection of previous years’ shirts to choose from – first come, first serve.
Spinning-tornado distance-specific finishers’ medals.
Finishers’ distance-specific oval sticker.
50K “Finisher’s” Trucker hat. (And all 50K entrants get a cinch-bag).
Unique, finisher awards for 1st through 3rd M/F in each distance.
Cash premiums for course record, and for 1st – 3rd Pl in each distance.
A challenging loop course on rocky, root-bound, and hilly bridle trails & single-track trails. "But it's Kansas, how tough could it be?" Each loop is a wheel-measured 10.35 miles long. So, 2 loops for 20 miles, and 3 loops for 50-kilometers.
an active map
of the course.
For an "overview" map of the aid station placement on the course, click here.
Friday packet pickup at Comfort Suites conference room, 3 PM till 8 PM.
Exit 15 of I-435,
3000 N 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109.
Race Day Packet Pickup at the race location, 1 hour prior to your event.
Mile 90 Photography, a Kansas City area company, focusing on race event
photography, especially ultrarunning photography. Photos are paid for by the
Trail Nerds and are free to download for personal use! See 2016’s race photos, here.
Running with your Canine
$10 for Canine Pacers (dog entry). Enter your canine on race day, only.
Human owner must be a registered entrant and have dog on leash.
You must keep your dog on a leash at all times while in the park; (Wyco Park's rules).
You must carry water for your dog during the entire run.
You will need to offer water to your dog periodically.
You will need to conduct regular physical checks on your dog periodically (e.g., check for limping, check paw pads, etc.).
You must be considerate of other runners and not hinder or interfere with their progress.
Parking and Race Day Transportation
All volunteers, 50K entrants and 20-mile entrants can park in the parking lot near the race location (shelter 2). Please park tightly (and carpool, if possible), since there is only room for 160 cars.
10-miler entrants will receive instructions prior to the event as to where they will be transported in, from. And yes, your family members and even your canines can go on the shuttles. Shuttles leave every 10 minutes or so. We’ve done this for years, and it works well.
50K runners: you must leave the start/finish area on your final (3rd) loop by 1:59 PM.
20-milers must leave on their final (2nd) loop by 11:59 AM.
Drop bags are only allowed for the 20M and 50K distances.
There is only one location for staging drop bags...at the Main Aid Station (which is the start/finish area). There will be a row of long tables set-up to put your drop bag on, and you will pass these tables on your way to the aid area of the Main Aid station. It is a very convenient location, so you won't be held-up looking for your bag. Special Note: Please take your schtuff home! While I am very good at preparing for, and race-directing races, I really suck at getting heavy, mud & sweat-soaked crap back to its rightful owner(s). Any drop bags left at the race will probably be donated to "broke-as-heck" local trail-runners. They thank-you in advance!
Frequently Asked Questions
Local time: 5:17 AM