Clinton State Park
Sanders Saunter Charity Race is located at: Clinton State Park
Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1 - Overlook Park
798 N 1402 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049
Sanders Saunter 10K / 25K / 50K
The 15th Annual Sanders Saunter Race, presented by the Lawrence Trail Hawks.
Ballard Center is our 2023 CHARITY PARTNER.
The Ballard Center partners with individuals and families to achieve stability through early childhood education and needs-based services by cultivating a strong network of organizations, businesses, and individuals dedicated to serving our community. They envision a community where every individual, child and family has access to resources and support to reach their goals of stability, safety, health, and well-being.
Race Distance and staggered Start times;
The 50K race starts at 7:00AM
The 25K race starts at 8:00AM.
The 10K starts at 9:00AM
Packet pickup: Friday, 11/3, 4-7pm at Lawrence Beer Co. 826 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Packets will also be available race morning.
Mile 90 will be capturing the beauty of the race day with their breathtaking pictures. Please visit their website www.mile90.com for the last several years of the Sanders Saunter pictures.
All distances are chipped timed by Timer Guys and live updates will be available on race day.
To support our charity partner, SWAG will be sold separately, and ALL proceeds from those sales will flow directly to their donation. We will offer a tech long-sleeve shirt, a tech running hat, and a packable quarter-zip jacket. The color this year is orange. See the SWAG photo for detailed information about the options. SWAG orders need to be placed by Midnight on Sunday, October 29.
Each race will have finisher awards.
Top three male and female finishers in each race will receive an award
Master Awards - First place master male and female finisher in each race.
This is a dog friendly race. Participating dogs must be securely leashed at all times during the race. Dogs should be well-behaved and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
The race starts and finishes at Shelter 1, Corp of Engineer. All runners will run west on the white trail before turning south on yellow. Runners will ascend and descend the ridge of Sanders Mound and then run north on yellow. All runners will then access the white trail and continue on the white trail.
10K RUNNERS – you will access the Lake Henry Aid Station and return back on the blue trail. You will run the mound again and then finish at Shelter 1 / Start Finish.
25K/50K runners will continue on the white trail to the first connector trail past MILE MARKER 9 (9.19 on the Clinton Lake Map). The runners will access/ run down the connector trail to the blue trail (mile 5.59) and continue back on the blue trail to the finish line.
25K RUNNERS – ONE TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING
50K RUNNERS – TWO LOOPS OF THE 25K COURSE = A TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH LOOP. There is an 11:30 am cutoff for 50k runners to start their second lap.
25k/50k runners are required to carry a handheld or hydration pack. Drop Bags are available at Lands End and Start/Finish Aid Station.
CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE
Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before Oct 31. In the event a runner transfers to a higher distance, a pro rata charge will apply. No credit or refund can be given for runners transferring to a lower distance race. You can also make an "event change" on ultrasignup and change the distance yourself; in the event you upgrade the distance it will generate a code and prompt you to re-register for the new distance.
We DO NOT allow runners to transfer entries to other participants. NO Transfer Permitted: Race numbers and official participant bibs are assigned by the Race Director to each specific participant and may not be transferred, reproduced, replicated, or modified under any circumstance. You may not: 1) give or sell your number or tag to another person; 2) receive or purchase a number or tag from another person; 3) modify, make copies or other reproductions/replications of your number or bib for any purpose (or allow another to do so); and/or 4) participate with an unofficial race number or bib (i.e., a number or bib that was not assigned to you by the Race Director).
Attempting to do any of the foregoing is also prohibited and any person found violating these rules will be subject to penalties, including but not limited to disqualification and suspension from subsequent Sanders Saunter events.
DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY
50K runners who drop to the 25K race will receive a 25K finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 25K, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.
This is our annual Charity Race. Each year our Charity Partner is unique therefore we DO NOT allow race refunds, deferrals or transfers.
DID NOT START
If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Director know at least seven days before the race, so your name can be removed from the starters list. You also have the option to remove yourself from the race on Ultrasignup. If you don’t show up, and don’t let us know in advance that you can’t make it, you’ll be recorded as DNS in the race results.
Cancellation or postponement
Cancellation or postponement
Event's current local time: 8:40 AM CT
In the event the race should be postponed or canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Lawrence Trail Hawks (Pandemic, inclement or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will NOT be made.
If local authorities, Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward, deem the trails unsafe for runners or vulnerable to damage due to muddy conditions, an alternative course will be provided by the Lawrence Trail Hawks race Directors, pending approval by Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward.