Clinton State Park, Lawrence KS
The Hawk 100 / 75 / 50 / 26.2 Race, presented by the Lawrence Trail Hawks, is located at: Clinton State Park
Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1 - Overlook Park
798 N 1402 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049
The Hawk Hundred, sponsored by the Lawrence Trail Hawks, has the option of a 100-mile, 75-mile, 50-mile, and Marathon trail race. The course covers a 25-mile loop through the technical rolling trails at Clinton State Park, Lawrence, KS. The Marathon runners will run 1.2 miles on the Nature Center Trail before they start the 25-mile loop.
The 100- and 75-mile race starts at 6:00AM
The 50-mile race starts at 7:00AM.
The Marathon starts at 8:00AM
The pre-race briefing and packet pickup for all distances will be the morning of the event. Drop bags need to be dropped off race morning 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.
Mile 90 will capture the race day's beauty with their breathtaking pictures. Please visit their website www.mile90.com for the last several years of the Hawk Hundred pictures.
All distances 100 / 75 / 50 / 26.2 are chipped timed by Timer Guys and live updates will be available on race day.
SPONSORS - We are very grateful for the continued support from Orange Mud, Tailwind Nutrition, Squirrel’s Nut Butter, and Honey Stinger
FLYOVER SLAM - The Hawk Hundred has joined with neighboring 100-mile events to create the FLYOVER Slam for runners completing the HAWK (September 2023), Mines of Spain (October 2023), Hitchcock Experience (December 2023), and Outlaw (February 2024), Interested participants must sign up for the Ultrasignup event Flyover Slam no later than October 1, 2023. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=94043
Please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkhundred/ for information and updates to the race, to connect with other HAWK runners, past, present and future, and participate in contests that include prizes from our sponsor, Orange Mud. Also be sure to visit the Lawrence Trail Hawks at: http://trailhawks.com/ for information about our weekly group runs as well as our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
Awards & Swag
All Runners will receive a long sleeve race shirt, a race bag, and a distance-specific HAWK car sticker if you register by August 15th.
100 Mile Finishers | We have a beautiful Hawk finishers buckle. Runners completing the HAWK Hundred under 24 hours have a buckle with a distinct design.
75 Mile Finisher | Runners completing the 75-mile distance receive a custom HAWK cooler.
50 Mile Finishers | Runners completing the 50-mile distance receive finisher mugs handcrafted by Matty Mullins.
Marathon Finisher | Runners completing the Marathon distance receive a handcrafted marathon finishers' medal made by Matty Mullins.
We are continually evaluating our award system and are making a few adjustments this year. For each race, there will be:
First Runner-Up - Male, Female, Non-binary
Second Runner-Up - Male, Female, Non-binary
Masters (Age 45+)- Male, Female
Last Mule in the Barn
The awards will be distributed in that order.
Website - Interactive Course Maps
Please see the Hawk Hundred website. for more race details.
Marathon Course Map
General Course Description
100-mile & 75-mile Start time: 6:00AM. 50-mile Start time 7:AM Runners begin at the Start/Finish and run about an eighth of a mile to the trail head for the blue-blazed trail. Make a left turn onto the blue-blazed trail and follow it a couple hundred yards to the Sanders Mound trail. Runners take a left and do a quick 1.1 mile out-and-back to the top of Sanders Mound. From there runners get back on the blue-blazed trail and head for the Lands End aid station.
From Lands End, take the RED blazed trail for about 1 mile and then connect with the blue-blazed trail. Follow the BLUE trail and after crossing the Park road and it will turn into the white-blazed trail 3.5 miles from Lands End 1 at a point known as Cactus Ridge.
The white-blazed trail will take runners to the West Park Road aid station. From there, leave the trails and follow the signs, flags and ribbons along West Park Road, staying on the grass, to Bunker Hill. This is the Goodwin Loop. Complete the 2.5-mile Goodwin Loop, which includes a traverse of Bunker Hill, and return to the West Park Road aid station. Runners then continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Lands End aid station.
Leaving Lands End, continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Start/Finish aid station. This completes one loop of the course.
Big Loop: At the Start/Finish aid station, runners will have completed 25 miles (26.2 for marathoners)—what we call the “Big Loop.” Hundred-milers repeat the Big Loop three more times, 75-milers two more times, and 50-milers one more time.
When the trails cross: The white-blazed trail and the blue-blazed trail cross at several points on the course. The crossings will be heavily marked and signed, but it is the runner's responsibility to read and heed the markers, signs, and white and blue blazes to stay on course.
Marathon: Start time 8:00AM - runners will follow the same course as the 50, 75, and 100-mile runners, but they will run an additional 1.2 miles at the beginning of the race.
The Hawk is a fully-staffed race with three aid stations, manned by experienced UltraRunners. The usual food and drink, with Tailwind and Honey Stinger products will be available at each of the aid stations. Aid stations usually offer a mix of vegan/vegetarian/omnivore options, including hot food and soups in the overnight hours. Aid station protocols will follow guidance from local health authorities and other safety precautions as necessary to protect the runners and our volunteers. Following are the locations and distances runners will hit aid stations as they traverse the 25-mile course (26.2 for marathoners).
• Lands End: 4.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags
• West Park Road: 10.5 and 13 miles – crew access, drop bags
• Lands End: 18.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags
• Start/Finish: 25 miles – crew access, drop bags
The 100, 75, and 50-mile races have a Sunday 10:00am cut off for runners leaving the West Park Road aid station, after completing the Bunker Hill/Goodwin loop. This is at mile 88 for the 100-mile runners and mile 38 for the 50-mile runners.
The cut off for Lands End aid Station is Sunday 12pm, noon. This is at mile 93.5 for the 100-mile runners, 68.5 for the 75-mile runners, and 43.5 for the 50-mile runners.
To stay in the race, you must have left the aid station by the above cut off times. Volunteers will breakdown the aid station at that time, and depart. Runners continuing on their own accord past the cutoffs, and not arriving at the Start/Finish on or before the 2pm cutoff, will not be eligible for the finisher awards.
Seeing you cross the finish line is the reason we host this race. If you’ve signed up for one of the events, but are unable to safely participate in the Hawk race, runners have several options. Runners can make any necessary changes to their sign-up through Ultrasignup. Refunds are not available. We would ask that any runners making changes to their registration distance or status please send us a message through ultrasignup to make sure we are aware of the change.
CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE
Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before August 21st. 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. Runners can also "EDIT" registration on ultrasignup and change the distance; in the event you upgrade the distance the system will generate a code and prompt you to re-register for the new distance. If a race distance is SOLD OUT, you will not be able to change to the sold out distance.
The Hawk does not allow refunds. Runner cannot modify, make copies or other reproductions/replications of your number or bib for any purpose (or allow another to do so); and/or 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 prohibited and any person found violating these rules will be subject to penalties, including but not limited to disqualification and suspension from subsequent Hawk Hundred events.
DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY
Hundred milers who drop at mile 50 may receive a 50-mile finisher award, if available. YOU MUST DROP AT MILE 50, IF YOU CONTINUE PAST MILE 50 AND DROP LATER YOU WILL BE RECORDED AS A DNF FOR THE 100 MILE RACE. Runners dropping into the 50-mile distance from the 100-mile are not eligible for 50-mile 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards. Hundred-mile and 50-mile runners may NOT drop to the marathon and will be recorded as a DNF in the race results.
Runners may defer their race entries to the following year, by notifying the Race Director on or before August 21st. The race Deferral is good for one year only. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing to the Race Director; given the press of other preparations, runners should make sure their request has been confirmed. Deferring runners will be emailed a coupon code to use when the next year's registration opens. If a waitlist is activated in the distance, runners holding deferral coupon codes who have not already registered will be placed on the waiting list in the order of their registration.
DID NOT START
If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Directors know 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.
Race Cancellation or postponement
RACE CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT
Event's current local time: 6:38 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, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, though but not guaranteed, by mail.
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.