Basic Race Info
Shelter #2, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, KS
50K & 20M start: 8 AM
10M start: 9 AM
10-Miles: one 10.4-mile loop.
20-Miles: two 10.4-mile loops.
The 50K course consists of three 10.4 mile loops of technical single track and Bridle Trail. Each loop has 1300 feet of elevation gain, with three of the biggest Hills coming in the last 2 miles. Sometimes the course is muddy; sometimes it is frozen solid; but usually it is dry, firm and fast.
This race is very popular and has a party atmosphere. Included is regular and vegan chili, and downloadable race photos.
Limited to 160 participants.
2023 Race Photos
Please watch Todd Chandler’s Video Race Report for 2016’s race, or read Mid Pack Zach’s UR Mag race report. This is the race that launched Kaci Lickteig’s Ultra Trail Running career!
Event Apparel Included
A 1/4-Zip Pullover running top, sized small to 2XL.
They are unisex sized and non-shrinking.
No guarantee of shirt or proper size if you sign up after January 15, 2023.
See the shirt, here.
Finishers’ distance-specific oval sticker.
50K “Finisher’s” wearable swag.
Unique, finisher awards for 1st through 3rd M/F in each distance.
A challenging loop course on rocky, root-bound, and hilly bridle trails & single-track trails. "But it's Kansas, how tough could it be?" Each loop is a wheel-measured 10.35 miles long. So, 2 loops for 20 miles, and 3 loops for 50-kilometers.
A GPS map of the 50K course.
(Measures short due to sample rate of device)
10-Mile Course Map(one loop).
Aid Station Overview Location Map.
Race Day Packet Pickup at the race location, 1 hour prior to your event.
No Refunds, but you can defer:
Runners may defer their race entries to the same race the following year by notifying the Race Director a minimum of 10 days prior to the event. Deferral will not be permitted for any runner making a request less than 10 days before the scheduled event and we do NOT offer refunds. The race deferral is good for one year only. Requests for deferral must be submitted (to the Race Director) by email, communicating through the UltraSignup registration site.
Pacers are allowed for 50-K entrants, but they cannot "mule" for you, and can only run your last 10-mile loop with you. Pacers don't pay an entry fee, but they must sign a race waiver at packet pickup, either the day prior or on race day...there is no pre-signup for pacers. Pacers can enjoy all of the food/hydration/service of the aid stations, but must not be an "overbearing burden" upon the race organization (or their assigned runner). Please buy a $5 meal for your pacer (to help with race costs)...put it in our donation box. We reserve the right to pull any pacer who we deem as "burdensome" either to us, or burdensome to their runner, or if they mistreat our volunteers.
Canine pacers are allowed, but have to be well-trained for the distance, on leash during the race, and not encumber other participants in any way. Sign up your canine on race day and receive your pup’s canine bib number.
Race Day PARKING for ALL DISTANCES will be at the race location. Park courteously and closely and don’t block the entrance! Carpooling is recommended.
- Take exit 15 From I-435 (just north of Legends).
- Head east and take a left on N. 91st St.
- As you enter the park, veer left onto West Rd.
- Take the first left into the large parking lot.
- .Map to Shelter House 2
50K runners: you must leave the start/finish area on your final (3rd) loop by 1:59 PM.
20-milers must leave on their final (2nd) loop by 11:59 AM.
Drop bags are only allowed for the 20M and 50K distances.
Local time: 8:06 PM
There is only one location for staging drop bags...at the Main Aid Station (which is the start/finish area). There will be a row of long tables set-up to put your drop bag on, and you will pass these tables on your way to the aid area of the Main Aid station. It is a very convenient location, so you won't be held-up looking for your bag. Special Note: Please take your schtuff home! While I am very good at preparing for, and race-directing races, I really suck at getting heavy, mud & sweat-soaked crap back to its rightful owner(s). Any drop bags left at the race will probably be donated to "broke-as-heck" local trail-runners. They thank-you in advance!