Saturday, Mar 2, 2024

The Skyline Scramble

3511 SW Skyline Pkwy

Topeka, KS 12 HR, 6HR, 3HR

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 2, 2024

Course Description

Runners of the Skyline Scramble will enjoy beautiful views of Topeka as they wind their way through the wooded south summit of Skyline Park. The rugged 2.15 mile single loop track of rocks, roots, and boardwalks features the highest point on Burnett’s Mound, the site of the 1966 tornado. Each loop boasts about 250 feet of elevation gain - and don’t be fooled, this will add up!

Click here for a link to the course map!

Parking, Check-in and Registration

Registration closes February 26, 2025.

Early packet pick up is Friday, February 28th from 4-6:30pm at Fleet Feet.

Packet pick up and check-in begins at 5:45am Saturday at Skyline Park. All runners must be checked in by 6:45am.

Parking: Runners and crew can pass through the gate to park at the top of the access road (follow signs). 12-hour runners will have closer parking for easy access to vehicles. The 3- & 6-hour runners will be first come, first serve for parking farther back.

Animals

We love our pets! But please keep them at home for this event. Thank you.

Awards

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers in each time block will receive a custom award. All runners will receive a awesome medal and a sweet race t-shirt.

Rules

-- There may or may not be chip timing for this race. We will determine this closer to the race day. Plan on all runners notifying race staff each time upon entering the timer tent/aid station.
-- No non-competitors on the course (this includes finished runners, pacers, family, friends, and pets). There are no pacers for this event.
-- Trekking poles are optional.
-- Last loop must be finished by the official end time (3hr-10:10AM, 6hr-1:05PM, 12hr-7:00PM). If you are on the course past the end time, the lap will not count.
-- All runners must stay at the race. You may not leave the event and come back. You also MUST notify the volunteers staff if you decide you are done with your race.
-- Runners will be allowed to visit their vehicle during their run. There will be an optional, designated area at the start/finish for your personal aid, if you choose to bring some.
-- You are not required to run the full time that you sign up for, however, you are not allowed to “drop” to a shorter time block. For example, if you are running the 6 hour time block but choose to finish at 4 hours, you cannot count your mileage toward the 3 hour time block. Your recorded mileage will be placed with the other 6 hour participants.
-- Participants will be immediately disqualified if they are caught littering. Let's all do our part to keep our trails clean - please and thank you.
-- Minimum age of 18 years old to race.
-- If you cut the trail, you will be disqualified.
-- Course will remain open to the public; please be respectful of others on the course.

Drop Bags

There will be an designated area at the start/finish for you to leave your personal aid, and we will have some spots for canopys also. Please let us know if you do plan on setting up a canopy.

Crew

Crew are only allowed to assist at the start/finish aid station. Family and crew are not allowed on the course. Any assistance outside of the start/finish area will result in disqualification – no warnings, no exceptions.

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation partners with the Top City Trails Alliance, who together work hard to build and maintain these trails. Please pick up after yourself. Participants and crew will be asked to leave if they are caught littering. Let’s all do our part to keep our trails clean.

Race Cancellation

If you cannot attend, please email us at least three days prior to race start and we will take your name off of the starting list. In the event the race is canceled due to severe weather or other uncontrollable circumstances, we cannot offer refunds. Everything is typically paid for at this point. If the event must be canceled due to severe weather, we will do our best to reschedule the event

Event's current local time: 7:20 PM CT

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