Clinton State Park, Lawrence KS
The Hawk 100 / 50 / 26.2 Race is located at: Clinton State Park
Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1 - Overlook Park
798 N. 1415 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66049
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2017 PACKET PICKUP: FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 5-7PM at Start/Finish - Shelter 1, Overlook Park
RACE MORNING - Starting at 5AM - Start/Finish - Shelter 1, Overlook Park
Hawk Hundred 2017
The Seventh 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 9th and 10th, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. The course covers a 25 mile loop through the technical rolling trails at Clinton State Park, Lawrence, KS The 100 MILE and 50 MILE race starts at 6:00am and the MARATHON starts at 8:00am
All distances 100 / 50 / 26.2 will be chipped timed. As always, Mile 90 will be capturing the beauty of the race day with their breathtaking pictures. www.mile90.com
All Runners will receive a long sleeve technical race shirt - gender specific, a 2017 race bag and customized race bibs if you register by August 15th.
100 Mile Finishers - We have a unique buckle for SUB 24 HOURS and SUB 32 HOURS. AND a 100 mile Hawk jacket if you register by August 15th.
50 Mile Finisher Mug - New design this year and handcrafted by one of our local artist.
Marathon Finisher Medal New design this year and also handcrafted
**Top three male and female finishers in each race will receive a special award**
Also be sure to visit the Lawrence Trail Hawks at: http://trailhawks.com/ for information about our weekly group runs as well as our upcoming events.
Please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkhundred/ for updates to the 2017 race and also our monthly contest that include prizes from Orange Mud. We also have a fabulous community of runners that will keep you motivated during your 2017 training.
Please see the race website for details: http://www.hawkhundred.com
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 trail for about 1 mile and then connect with the blue-blazed trail. You will follow the BLUE trail and after you cross the Park road and it 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 and blue blazes to stay on course.
Marathon: Start time 8:00AM - 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 2017 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. Each aid station will offer a variety of soup and other warm food on the overnight hours. If you have a "special needs diet," please contact the RD and we will do our best to accommodate you at the Start/Finish aid 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
Seeing you cross the finish line is the reason we host this race. If you’ve signed up for one of the events, but are unable to safely participate in the HAWK race, we offer the following options.
CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE
Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before August 15th. 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. The HAWK does not allow runners to transfer entries to other participants.
DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY
Hundred milers who drop to the 50 will receive a 50-mile finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 50-mile 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards. Hundred-mile and 50-mile runners may NOT drop to the marathon and will be recorded as a DNF in the race results.
Runners may defer their race entries to the following year, by notifying the Race Director on or before August 1st. Deferral will NOT be permitted for any runner making a request less than 30 days before the scheduled event. The race Deferral is good for one year only. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing to the Race Director; given the press of other preparations, runners should make sure their request has been confirmed. The deferral code must be obtained from the Race Director and used within the first 45 days of the next year’s race registration.
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.
Race Cancellation or postponement
RACE CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT
Local time: 6:26 PM
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.