Lawrence Trail Hawks Skyline Shuffle 5k
This course features a winding path to the crest of bunker hill and a beautiful morning view of a spring sunrise over Clinton lake. A jaunt through the woods includes a chance to get your feet wet. After emerging from the trees you once again summit Bunker Hill, keeping your eyes open for Sky Clintie. After bounding down Bunker hill with the finish line in sight, your journey is complete and the celebration may begin. Snacks at the finish, awards for first three male and female finishers, and finisher's medals for all runners.
The race will begin and end at the southwest corner of Campground Three. This is the same area that hosts the West Park Road aid station in the Hawk Hundred, 50 and 26.2 Mile Trail Races. Parking will be in the grassy field next to the large shower/restroom facility on the main road into Campground Three.
This is a challenging, scenic course that lives up to the race moniker "Short enough for beginners; hard enough for veterans." Enjoy the wonderful views of lake, park, and sky from the top of Bunker Hill!
The Legend of Sky-Clintie by: Gary Henry
Just in case you never heard the legend of Sky-Clintie, the official mascot of the Skyline Shuffle 5K Trail Race:
Local time: 4:09 AM
Back in the old Paleozoic days, when all of Kansas was a shallow inland sea, the skies above what is now Clinton Lake were filled with pterodactyls. It is said that a mutant descendant of these creatures still nests within Bunker Hill, emerging to hunt sometimes, from a secret exit in the ruins of the old school house. They call her "Sky-Clintie."