Saturday, Jul 29, 2023 @ 7:30 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 29, 2023

Tour de Trail Series

This race is a part of the Tour De Trail — a series of 10k trail races throughout the Kansas City Area ranging in distance. Run one, or run them all.
For more details and registration, go to the Lexington Lake event page. Registration for the series closes on Wednesday, July 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Kill Creek

Due to the nature of trail running in the Kansas City area, there is always the possibility of trail closures due to rain. We will have an alternate course option in the event of a closed trail. Alternate courses will be either cross country, or paved trail.
Registration:
You may register for the series as a whole, or you may register for individual races.
If you register for the series as a whole, registration is $195, $25 of which will be donated to Urban Trail Co.
Singular races are $45 each, $5 of which will be donated to Urban Trail Co.

Timing/results:
We will use clock timing. Results will be listed on UltraSignup

Aid:
Water only. We will have bottled water and sparkling water and sodas available at the finish. We do not require participants to run with water, though we highly recommend it, particularly in the summer months. You must provide your own hydration device such as a handheld or hydration vest. This race is cupless, so if you would like water you must have your own device or cup.

Race Rules:
NO littering! Please be sure that you pack out any gum wrappers, tissues or bottles that you use on course. Litterers will be subject to public flogging and humiliation (and disqualification).
No poles allowed (contact RDs if medical/extenuating circumstances)
No alcohol allowed in Kansas parks.
Dogs allowed. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times and you must pick up after your dog. Runners will be subject to disqualification if these rules are not adhered to. Dogs must be registered, paid for and wear a number.
This is a cupless event. You are responsible for providing your own hydration device (see aid section).
Course must be followed as marked. If any portion of the course is cut, runners will be disqualified. If you get off course you must backtrack and follow the proper course.
Markings: Course will be marked using distinctive flagging/markings and will be explained in the pre race briefing.
Road crossings: some of the races will have road crossings. Volunteers will be stationed at crossings, but runners are responsible for their own safe crossing. Please check carefully for cars and/or bikes. Parks and roads will remain open during the races, so please be polite and courteous to other trail users you may encounter.
Personal music devices are allowed as long as headphones are used and you maintain a volume that allows you to hear other runners. We recommend either one earbud or bone conducting headphones. NO SPEAKERS. These are single track courses and passing will be tight, please be courteous to other runners and stay alert.
Passing: Allow runners in front of you to know that you would like to pass and then pass on the left when it is safe to do so. On out and back sections, yield to the person returning to the start/finish area.
Kids are welcome to register. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the race course.

Maps & GPX Files: will be sent out to registered runners via email prior to the race dates.

Swag:
Runners will receive a sticker branded specifically for each trail system/race.
All registrants will receive a special piece of swag. They are one per person regardless of how many TDT stages are run.
Athletes who COMPLETE all five races in the series will receive a series finisher mug handmade by Matty Mullins. (You must complete all five races, registration alone does not count.)

Awards:
Each race will have first, second, & third woman, man, & non-binary podiums.
All participants will receive a handmade finishers award specific to that stage.

We Are Part of the Trail Mix Fund!

Do you want to race but can’t afford the entry fee? Are you a part of the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ community? Apply to the Trail Mix Fund to have your registration fee waived. You can learn more on the website: https://trailmixfund.org/

In an effort to improve the diversity in trail racing and remove a potential barrier for the under-served and under-represented, we've partnered up with the Trail Mix Fund, a 501(3)c non-profit. While we all like to think this sport is accessible – “you just need a pair of shoes” – that just isn’t always the case. The Trail Mix Fund is available to anyone wanting to run a race who could use some assistance in paying for it and for those from the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities. During registration, we are accepting donations to their organization. All donations made here go directly to the Trail Mix Fund, not to this race. Please consider helping this organization by donating!

Schedule

6:30-7:15 AM bib pickup starts. Please maintain social distancing while picking up bibs.
7:30 race start
11:30 AM cutoff.

Event's current local time: 6:04 PM CT

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