IT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE
For the first time ever, the two great sports families that claim Clinton State Park as their turf -- Kaw Valley Disc Golf Club (Lawrence Disc Golf) and the Lawrence Trail Hawks (trail and ultrarunners) -- are set to unite in a unique event combining trail running and disc golf -- The inaugural Disc N' Dash, Sept. 30, 2023!
Event's current local time: 4:48 AM CT
Two-person teams -- a trail runner and a disc golfer -- will compete with other teams for the lowest 18-hole disc golf score combined with the shortest 10k (6.2 miles) timed trail run. Each minute of the trail runner time counts as a point to be added to the disc golfer score. Lowest team total wins.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Because such an event has never been held before, what's at stake is nothing less than ...
THE 18-HOLE/10K DISC N' DASH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The winning team will not only be event world champs, they will also hold the national, state and course records! All other teams will have the bragging rights of having been part of the first-ever time the Disc N' Dash played -- of having been there when it all began.
A GREAT CAUSE
The proceeds of the $20 per participant entry fee goes to The Friends of Clinton State Park, to be used in their efforts to support the park and its activities, such as buying cool prizes to donate to the state park's upcoming OK Kids Day.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL
Following the starting whistle, the runners head for Clinton Lake's North Shore Trails, while the disc golfers play through Mowery's Meadows. As each team completes its mission, the golfers and runners reunite to celebrate with beer, watermelon and more, having done what has never been done before. Custom winner and participant awards created by Matt O'Reilly, long-time Trail Hawk award-designer will be given out. No one goes home without a commemorative of this first-ever event.
HOW TO ENTER
Easy online sign-up for the Disc N' Dash is right here on ultrasignup -- You'll be asked if you're the runner or the golfer. You'll be asked who your team-mate is, and you'll be asked for a team name. You can also sign up singly, and we'll try to match you up with a golfer or runner race day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to be a member of the Trail Hawks or KAW Valley Disc Golf Club to participate? NOPE
What time does the event start? 9 AM
Will there be T-shirts with the event logo for sale at the event? YEP
Can I sign up at the event? MAYBE. Play it safe and sign up online.
Will there be a watermelon-seed spitting contest? HOW REVOLTING. MAYBE.