Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Registration closes: Mon, Mar 23 @ 12:00AM
Prairie Spirit Trail
100 & 50 Mile Ultra Races
March 28, 2015
- UNIQUE, DATE & EVENT SPECIFIC BUCKLES TO "ALL FINISHERS" OF EITHER EVENT!
- MEN'S & WOMEN'S SIZED TRI-BLEND TECH SHIRTS (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton). Guaranteed sizing only to entrants registered by February 28, 2015.
- POST RACE FOOD
- EVENT SPECIFIC RACE BIBS
- COMPLIMENTARY RACE PHOTOS
- UNPARALLELED AID STATIONS
- EPIC FINISH LINE!!!
- LIMITED TO 200 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS
$195/100 MILE & $135/50 MILE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2014
$225/100 MILE & $150/50 MILE FROM JANUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2015.
$275/100 MILE & $175/50 MILE FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH MARCH 23, 2015.
ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CARRYOVERS TO FUTURE EVENTS. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
START & TIME LIMIT:
100 Mile 6 AM start; 30-hour time limit. 50 Mile 8 AM start; 28-hour time limit. Turnaround (halfway point) cutoffs of 14 hours for the 100 Mile entrants and 12 hours for the 50 Mile entrants, along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of both races.
The Prairie Spirit Trail is a beautiful "rails-to-trails" course that runs through numerous quaint little towns. Runners will do an out-and-back, beginning in Ottawa, KS and traveling south to Iola (100 milers) or Garnett (50 milers), then, back north to the finish. The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each town. Manned and unmanned aid stations will be approximately every 5 miles (with no greater distance than approximately 6 miles) and the course is easily accessible to crew. It's a great event for first timers, as it's a flat and relatively easy course. It's also the perfect course for experienced runners wanting to set a PR. The atmosphere will be family friendly with plenty of places for your crew to hang out and relax while cheering you on. Pacers WILL NOT be allowed in the 50 mile event. Pacers WILL BE allowed for the second half of the 100 mile event. Check out the Bike Prairie Spirit Website for complete details of the course (including maps, mileage, towns, etc) by clicking the link below now:
21 aid stations in the 100 Mile; 11 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, including soup & sandwiches, 10 unmanned aid stations with water only. 11 aid stations in the 50 Mile; 5 manned aid stations fully stocked (as stated above), 6 unmanned aid stations with water only. Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles with no distance greater than approximately 6 miles between aid stations in either event.
CHECK-IN (Staging Area):
Race headquarters is at Celebration Hall, located at 220 W. 17th Street in Ottawa, KS. Packet pick-up and drop-bag (drop-off) will be held from 3-9 PM on Friday evening March 27th.
Our pre-race meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 PM on Friday evening, immediately followed by an RD pre-race briefing and short Q & A session at 6:30 PM.
Late packet pick-up Saturday morning, March 28th from 4:30-5:30 AM for the 100 mile entrants and 6:30-7:30 AM for the 50 mile entrants.
Map to Celebration Hall (staging area) can be found by clicking the link below:
Post race food will be available for all runners after their respective finish of the 100 or 50 Mile Event. Additional guests, are $10 each.
Personalized, date specific, first overall male & female award plaques in both events AND customized, date specific, belt buckles guaranteed to all 100 & 50 Mile finishers.
There are several different hotels to choose from in Ottawa, KS, with none of them being any further than 10-15 minutes maximum from Celebration Hall (staging location). Please click the link below now to see all lodging options in Ottawa and the surrounding cities listed on Orbitz:
Friday evening's pre-race meal will be catered and IS NOT included in the entry fee. Cost is $15 per runner pre-paid at checkout. All runner's post-race food IS included in the entry fee. Extra guests are $15 per meal for the Friday evening pre-race meal and $10 for post-race AND need to be paid for in advance at checkout as we will be catering/prepping enough food based on PRE-PAID head count.
MAP & COURSE PROFILE:
Please click the link below to open a PDF map of the course from the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks that also contains a course profile. Please note that our staging area (start/finish line) is not the Ottawa Depot as listed on this map, but is Celebration Hall a couple miles away, so mileage on this map will not correspond exactly with actual race course.
COMPLIMENTARY runners photos provided by our very own "in-house" Epic Ultra Photographers and uploaded to:
Eric Steele, RD
Local time: 7:43 AM