Saturday, Oct 26, 2024

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza

Celebration Hall

Ottawa, KS 100 Miler, 100K, 50 Miler, 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5 Miler

Registration closes: Thu, Oct 24 @ 11:59PM CT

Start & Time Limit

100 Mile and 100K 6 AM start; 30-hour time limit. 50 Mile 7 AM start; 29-hour time limit. 50K, Marathon and 1/2 Marathon 8 AM start; 28-hour time limit. Turnaround (halfway point) cutoffs of 14 hours for the 100 Mile entrants, 13 hours for the 50 Mile entrants, and 12 hours for the 50K entrants, along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of both races.


Marathon and half-marathon runners, you must take the shuttle from the start/finish at Celebration Hall to Kingman Road. The trail service that issues the permits for the races was concerned about parking issues in previous years. Violators will be ticketed, and the runner could be disqualified. Again, this affects the permits of these races. The shuttle will begin boarding at 7 a.m. and will run until everyone is transported. As such, these races will be started as a rolling event.





Course Description & Aid Stations

The Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza is run on the Prairie Spirit Trail and is a beautiful "rails-to-trails" course that runs through numerous quaint little towns.
The 100 Mile, 50 Mile and 50K course start at Celebration Hall in Ottawa with a short northbound out-and-back (100mile: approx 2mi, 50mile: approx. 4mi, 50K: approx. 1mi), then travel south to their turnaround (100mile: Iola, 50mile: Garnett, 50K: Richmond) and back north to the finish in Ottawa.
The 100K, Marathon, and Half Marathon start on the trail in Ottawa and will head south to their turnaround (100K: Welda, Mar: Richmond, 1/2Mar: Princeton) and back north to the finish in Ottawa.

The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each small town. Manned and unmanned aid stations will be approximately every 5 miles (with no greater distance than approximately 6 miles) and the course is easily accessible to crew. It's a great event for first timers, as it's a flat and relatively easy course. It's also the perfect course for experienced runners wanting to set a PR. The atmosphere will be family friendly with plenty of places for your crew to hang out and relax while cheering you on. Pacers WILL BE allowed for the last half (approx.) of the event.

Aid Stations: Manned aid stations are fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, unmanned aid stations with water only. Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles with no distance greater than a little over 9 miles between manned aid stations, all manned aid stations will have drop bag access.

Check-In

Race headquarters is at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, KS. Packet pick-up and drop-bag (drop-off) will be held from 4-8 PM on Friday.

Packet Pick-up on Saturday morning will begin at 4:30am. Make sure that if you are using drop bags, they are turned in by the time designed in the Race Booklet


Celebration Hall is the Start/Finish and Staging Area for all Races
The best way to find it on Google Maps is to click the link above ^ or just search “Celebration Hall, Ottawa, KS”
There’s no good address – but either of the following will get you close:
1737 S Elm; Ottawa, KS 66067
220 W 17th St; Ottawa, KS 66067

Awards

All runners completing their respective race distance, within the designated time limit, will be awarded a date and distance specific, custom designed belt buckle or medal.
In addition, first overall male and female, in each race, will receive an overall award.

Lodging

There are several different hotels to choose from in Ottawa, KS, with none of them being any further than 10-15 minutes maximum from Celebration Hall (staging location).

For those who'd prefer to camp or sleep in their vehicle, the grass lot across from Celebration Hall is open for primitive camping / parking.

Photos

Complimentary runners photos by Mile 90 Photography will be provided posted to the Facebook page and on Mile 90's website.

Dropdowns/DNFs?DQs

Runners starting a race but not finishing the intended distance will be listed as a DNF at the bottom of the results for their registered distance. Runners may not be “dropped down” to a shorter distance once they start a race, and will not appear as finishers of the shorter distance. This ensures a fair event where runners know their competition and cannot be lowered in place by a runner dropping down in distance. Runners may switch distances before the start of their race and will be eligible as a finisher in that event

DNF: Runners starting a race but not finishing the intended distance, in the intended order as marked, and under the official cutoffs,will be listed as a DNF at the bottom of the results for their registered distance.

DQ: Runners must complete the course in its intended order, as marked by race officials. Any deviation from or cutting of the course may result in a timing penalty or even disqualification. Additionally, runners who are found to be excessively rude to race personnel, volunteers, or others may also be considered for disqualification. We believe in fostering a respectful and supportive race environment, and these rules are in place to uphold that.

Dropdowns: Runners may not be “dropped down” to a shorter distance once they have started a race and will not appear as finishers of the shorter distance. Runners may switch distances before the start of their race and will be eligible as a finisher in the updated race distance.

Deferal / Transfer Credit (to a different race)

If you can no longer run the event you registered for, we offer the below-sliding scale prior to the originally schedule race date for receiving credit to a different Outlaw event. We do not offer refunds, deferrals, or transfers - only future race credit. The credit will only be useable by the original registered participant and only for Outlaw events. Unless otherwise stated, credits will be valid for two years from the original event date. Credit will be the amount paid minus taxes and fees. Transfers are a one-time opportunity. You cannot re-transfer a previously transferred race. Once credits have been issued, they are gone. This includes any credits used from volunteering, race credits, previous credits, or credits transferred. The submission date will be used to calculate the credit amount.



90-days out (or more): 100% credit

30-89 days out: 75% credit

Less than 30 days: No credit

Event's current local time: 8:58 PM CT

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