The inaugural "Kingman Kong Runathon" (50K, 25K, 10K) will be held in Kingman, KS and the rural areas south and east of the city on Saturday Nov. 1, 2014. All proceeds will benefit Main Place Youth- a non-profit organization located in Kingman whose mission and passion is to change live of teenage girls and restore families. For more information, see www.mainplaceyouth.org.
If you've run in these hills before as a training run, you know how beautiful and challenging they are. If you've never been out here, you are in for a treat!
The race starts near the east edge of Kingman at the Covenant Assembly of God Church. Indoor/outdoor space with restrooms, rest areas, and vendor tents will cater to every runner participating. The start line will be on the east edge of the church parking lot and will head east for a brief stretch through town before heading into the beautiful rural areas of Kingman County. Maps will be posted to our Facebook page with aid station locations marked.
Think Kansas is flat? Think again. The road quickly turns to red dirt where you'll encounter challenging, never ending hills. The hills are difficult, but the beautiful vistas and country scenery are second to none!
Post-race food and beverages with plenty of space to stretch out, relax and celebrate your accomplishment with fellow "Kingman Kongers". Get registered now as pricing goes up June 16th, and the # of participants in this year's event will be capped to ensure everyone has a great experience.
Race Start Times
The 50K and 25K will begin at 8:30 am sharp. The 50K is two loops of the 25K course.
The 10K begins at 9:00 am and is an out and back along the same course.
Sunrise is 7:55 a.m. and sunset is 6:30 p.m., so headlamps should not be necessary.
Thanks to our sponsor, GoRun Wichita, who will be providing prizes to the overall male and female winners for each race:
50K: $100 gift certificate toward shoes
25K: $75 gift certificate toward shoes
10K: $50 gift certfiicate toward shoes
We will be adding more prizes so keep an eye out for additional information as it becomes available!
There will be 11 aid stations for the 50K (6 fully manned, 4 water/sport drink only, and limited aid at the start/finish turnaround). They range from appx 2.5-3.1 miles apart. The fully manned aid stations will be staffed with experienced and enthusiastic volunteers, and will be stocked with water, sports drink, bananas, oranges, pretzels, chips, crackers, and many other food items unique to each station.
The 25K course will have 5 aid stations. 3 fully manned, and 2 water/sports drink only.
The 10K course will have 3 aid stations serving water. The aid station at the turnaround point will have sports drink and water.
Drop Bags/Crew Access
Drop bag service is available to runners in the 25K and 50K races. The bags can be placed at the fully manned aid station at the turnaround point for the 25K. (appx 7.8 mi).
The 50K runners will run the loop twice, so you will have access to the same bag on your second loop at appx 23.3 miles We will also have an area at the start/finish to have a drop bag available to access before you start your second loop, so you will have a total of 3 spots to access a drop bag.
All drop bags must be put in the designated area by 8 am, and must be marked with runner name and bib#. We will do our best to get every drop bag out to the turnaround in time, but we cannot guarantee it, so plan accordingly. Drop bags will be returned as soon as possible to the finish line for runner pickup, but there may be a wait for your bags to arrive after you finish. Any bags left behind or forgotten will not be returned.
Crew access will be available at the fully manned aid stations. A map will be posted at a later date to the Facebook page with a map of the route the crews will need to take to access the aid stations.
Packet pickup dates/times to be announced. There will be packet pickup in the Wichita area on Friday, and also race day packet pickup will be available from 7 am-8 am on race morning. Coffee and water will be available at the start. There will be a brief pre race briefing at 8:15 a.m for the 25/50K and at 8:45 a.m. for the 10K, please be on time to attend these and get important instructions.
Local time: 1:34 PM
Parking is *NOT* available at the start/finish. Please check back for information on designated parking areas that will be within approximately 4 blocks of the start. Please be considerate of the residents near the start area and do not block their streets or driveways!!
There will be no refunds or bib transfers.
In the event of a race cancellation due to weather, no refunds will be given.
50K runners have a 10 hour cutoff to complete the race. All 50K runners must reach the 25K turnaround by 4.5 hours to continue. Intermediate cutoffs may be added to the 50K race at the RD' s discretion and will be communicated to you in the final instructions.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.