Get Your Butt Kicked at Route 66
This timed 6 hour race takes place in Route 66 State Park located just east of Eureka, MO. The park is accessed from I-44 exit 265 (exit is for east bound traffic only). West bound traffic can do a U-turn by taking exit 264.
The course is a measured 2.425 mile loop through the wooded northwest corner of Route 66 State Park. The course is a wide path consisting of thin pavement, chip n seal and some fine gravel. Although the loop is flat and fast, the temperature in July must be considered an overriding factor by each runner.
Start/finish area is at the Forest Shelter which has adequate parking around it. The Forest Shelter is the main aid station with a fluids only aid station approximately halfway around the loop.
Race starts at 6 pm and ends at midnight. Darkness comes around 8:30 pm so runners will need some kind of running light for the second half of the race.
Course and distance
Runners start with the long loop course, which is 2.425 miles around and run it as many times as they can before the 6 hours are up. Only completed loops count. At some point each runner decides there is not enough time to complete another long loop and he/she starts running the short loop course which is .333 miles around. Again, only completed short loops count. At the end of 6 hours, the number of long loops completed x 2.425 miles plus the number of short loops completed x .333 miles is the total distance for each runner.
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. Plaques will be given to the first place overall male and female winners as well as the male and female winners in each of the following Age Groups: Young Guns (18-29), Veterans (30-39), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59), Grand Masters (60-69) and Golden Masters (70+).
This event is held in the middle of summer when the temperature and humidity can be very high. Participants need to be acclimated to hot running conditions and maintain proper hydration throughout the event.
Local time: 4:56 AM