Your 50k, 20 mile, and 10 mile entries includes:
Unisex tri-blend race shirts.
Fully stocked aid stations.
Pre and post race food.
Complimentary race photos.
Great finisher medals.
Your Fun Run entry includes: Fully stocked aid stations, pre and post race food, complimentary race photos, and a lapel pin. Fun Run: Come and run any distance under 10 miles. Want to join in the fun but don't want to do more than 10 miles, this is your event! You are responsible for your own distance and timing results however you get all the fun included.
Start & Time Limit
50K @ 7:00am (10 hour time limit)
20m @ 7:00am (10 hour time limit)
10m @ 8:00am (8 hour time limit)
Fun Run @ 8:30am.
All distances are one out and back. We also believe everyone should have the opportunity to finish what they’ve started, especially something as demanding and mentally challenging as a 50K, 20M, and 10M. You have worked hard to complete this race and that’s exactly what we want you to do! We will cheer you on to the end. Be prepared to be encouraged, inspired, and above all, prove to yourself you can do anything you set your mind to! In order to receive a finisher award and a certified, recorded time you must finish within the allotted time frame.
Midwest Endurance Race Co brings you the first Mile 0 Trail Race of the Midwest! The Flint Hills Trail is the longest of Kansas’ 3,000-plus miles of public trails. Its history is equally impressive, and a testament to the dedication, generosity and ingenuity of a small handful of Kansans who saw the possibilities for a multi-use, destination trail. For over a century, trains traveled what’s now the Flint Hills Trail. The last train ran the line in the early 1990s. Rails and ties were soon removed. Trees and brush quickly reclaimed the pathway.
The race will be held in mid-April when the weather is typically cool and sunny, although Kansas weather can be unpredictable. Just an hour south of Kansas City you will find The Flint Hills to be a beautiful escape from the big city.
Aid Stations: Manned aid stations are fully stocked with water, hammer nutrition heed electrolyte drinks, snack foods, sandwiches, chips, candy, hammer gels, and more. Unmanned stations will be water only. Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles and water stations will be accessible within 2.5 miles each.
Late Registration will be available at Friday Packet Pickup and on Race Day. Race day registration will begin at 5:30 AM. Pre-register online to ensure your shirt size and save a few dollars.
Awards, Swag & Features
~ On-course timers as well as computerized finish times for all races.
~ The course is entirely on a flat, fast, crushed gravel trail, with manned aid stations every 5.0 miles and unmanned water stations approximately every 2.5 miles making is a great first-timer trail run!
~ Customized unisex technical blend race shirts for 10 mile, 20 mile and 50k runners. You must register by March 15st to guarantee your shirt size.
~ Great Distance-specific hardware for all finishers.
~ Finishers’ distance-specific oval sticker.
~ Unique Awards for the Top M/F Overall in 10 mile, 20 mile and 50k distances.
Packet pickup will be on Friday, April 14th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Mile 0 Trailhead. Race Day Packet Pickup will be at the Mile 0 Trailhead race location starting at 5:30 AM.
WE HAVE A NO REFUND, NO TRANSFER POLICY FOR THIS RACE, HOWEVER, 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.
The race booklet will be available closer to the event date. Please read through the booklet with the detailed race information. This will include packet pick up times and location, guidelines for the race, course profile, award information, lodging information, etc.
Dropping Down/Changing Distance
You are able to move from one distance to another prior to the event. If you would like to downgrade to a shorter distance, you can, but will not receive a refund. If you would like to upgrade, your original order will be removed and you will be given a credit to re-register for another distance, at the price of the other distance on the date of the original order.
Event's current local time: 7:46 AM CT
Although it is highly discouraged, we understand that things happen during an ultra-marathon that may force you to not complete the original distance registered. We also want to acknowledge the amount of dedication, commitment, hard work and sacrifice you have put into training for an ultra-marathon. At the discretion of the Race Directors, you may be allowed to drop down and finish in the next lower distance – 100 milers to 100K, 100K to 50 miler, and 50 miler to 50K. You will not be eligible for race placement and will be recorded as an unofficial time.