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 rock, root, and board walk features the highest point on Burnett’s Mound, the site of the 1966 tornado. Each loop boasts just over 200ft of elevation gain - but don’t be fooled, this will add up!
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Parking, Check-in and Registration
Runners and crew can park at the top of the access road west of the park parking lot (follow signs). Check-in begins at 5:45 AM at the top of Burnett’s Mound at Skyline Park. All runners must pick up their race packet by 6:45 AM. Registration closes February 28.
We love our pets! But please keep them at home for this event. Thank you.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers in each time block will receive a custom award. All runners will receive a medal and a race t-shirt.
-- There will be no chip timing for this race. Runners must notify race staff each time upon entering the 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 (10AM, 1PM, 7PM). 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.
There will be an optional, designated area at the start/finish for you to leave your personal aid.
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 works 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.
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, will do our best to reschedule the event
Event's current local time: 9:40 AM CT