Saturday, Jun 24, 2023

Night Hawk 50K, 20M and 10M

Clinton Lake North Shore Trails

Lawrence, KS 50K, 20 Miler, 10 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 24, 2023

Night Hawk 2023

Clinton State Park, Lawrence KS

Race Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Race Distances: Trail 10M, 20M and 50K
Start times:
8:00 PM for the 50K (10 Hour cutoff)
8:30 PM for the 20M
9:00 PM for the 10M

LOCATION: Clinton State Park - Corps of Engineers Parking Lot, Shelter 1

The 8th Annual Night Hawk, sponsored by the Lawrence Trail Hawks, has the option of a 50K, a 20-mile and a 10-mile trail race. This year’s race takes place on Saturday June 24, 2023 near Lawrence, Kansas.

RACE DETAILS: The course consists of mostly rocky trails meandering through the beautiful Clinton Lake North Shore woods. The race loop heads out on the white trail to Land's End (~6 1/2 miles) and returns to the Start/Finish line on the blue trail (~3 1/2 miles). The 10 Miler is 1 loop, the 20 Miler is 2 loops, and the 50K is a 3 loop race with each loop covering 10.3 miles.
Aid stations are located at Land's End and the Start/Finish Line and will have water, Tailwind, Honey Stinger gels, chews and waffles, fruit, and sweet and salty snacks.

AWARDS: Finisher awards for all runners. Overall top 3 Male and Female for all race distances.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mile 90 Photography (Free online access to high quality photos included in race price)
Race goodies and food offered post-race.
Packet Pickup and Registration begins at 6:00pm on June 24.
Pre Race Briefing – 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.

DROP BAGS: Drop bags need to be brought to the allotted area at the Start/Finish Line aid station by 7:30 pm. Drop bags are only allowed at the Start/Finish Line aid station. Please make sure they are marked with your name and bib #.

CUTOFF: There is a cut off time of 10 hours that begins at 8:00 pm. We will evaluate the 50K runners completing their second loop after 7 hours as to whether or not they should attempt to complete the 50K in the allotted time.

OTHER RULES: It is required that all runners carry a water bottle or hydration pack during the race. All runners will need to carry a light source. There are no pacers allowed at this event. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times in accordance to the Clinton State Park rules.

Updates and Additional Information

Feel free to follow along with us on our Lawrence Trail Hawks and Night Hawk Facebook Pages for additional information and details as they become available.
Also be sure to visit the Lawrence Trail Hawks at: for information about our weekly group runs as well as our upcoming events. There is a link to the Night Hawk Event on the LTH website as well.

Deferment Policy

Deferment Policy

Runners may 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. 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 contact one of the Race Directors and transfer to a lower or a higher distance. The Night Hawk does not allow runners to transfer entries to other participants.

Racers who drop from 50K or 20M to the 20M or 10M will receive a race appropriate finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.

Runners may defer their race entries to the following year, by notifying the Race Directors on or before June 5th. The race deferral is good for one year only. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing to the Race Directors and runners should make sure their request has been confirmed. The deferral code must be obtained from the Race Directors and used within the first 45 days of the next year’s race registration.

DNS, Alternate Course, and Cancellation


If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Directors know as soon as possible before the start of 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.


We want this race to happen as much as you do so we will do everything in our power to make it happen. However, 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. Race packets will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, 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.

Event's current local time: 11:27 AM CT


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