Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza

Celebration Hall

Ottawa, KS 100 Miler, 50 Miler, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 24, 2015

COVID19 Safety Measures

o Volunteers and participants will wear masks at the registration table and awards ceremony and wherever social distancing (defined as approximately 6 feet apart) is not possible before, during and after the race. Participants will not be asked to wear masks while running or walking during the events, but please be mindful of your proximity to other participants and distance from those not in your immediate family.
o Restrooms will be available in Celebration Hall, but it will not be a gathering point this year. We unfortunately will not have a pre or post-race meal this year. The facility will be closed to participants, with the exception of restrooms. Access to the restrooms will be with a single entry and single exit point. Registration and packet pickup will be just outside the overhead door.
o Hand sanitizer and hand sanitizing wipes will be available at the registration table and aid stations, which will also be frequently sanitized with disinfecting wipes.
o After you visit the registration table, please move yourself and your immediate family away from the table to an open area and remain aware of social distancing practices. Please do not crowd the table to keep our volunteers and other participants safe.
o Please do not gather at the race starting line until an announcement is made to do so. We will make all announcements while everyone is still spread out. Once you line up for your race, please observe markings for distancing yourself and your family members from other participants.
o The start line is approximately 15 feet wide. We ask that participants line up in rows of three. Minimal pre-race announcements will be made to prevent crowding. Times will be based on chip starts this year, so please make sure to keep a safe distance from other runners. Starts will be allowed for up to 20 minutes from the indicated start time to keep everyone spread out. For example, 100 mile participants will be allowed to start from 6am to 6:20am.
o Volunteers along the race course are encouraged to stay at least 6 feet away from participants unless immediate and urgent assistance is needed by a participant.
o Crews will be asked to stay clear of aid stations to prevent overcrowding. The parking lots are large at all 6 aid stations, so please have a plan in place if meeting crew members near these stations.
o Please make sure to stock your drop bags fully with any nutrition you deem necessary. All food will be prepackaged and water bottles will only be filled by the volunteers at the aid stations. Sealed bottles of water will also be provided at aid stations. There will not be any open food or drink, unlike years past, so make sure to pack extra.
o The finish line is a place for celebration, but also the highest touch point on the course. Please be considerate of others and ask your friends and loved ones to practice safe social distancing at the finish. Masks will be required of any spectator within 10 feet of the finish line.
o Please practice COVID-mitigation during any travel to and from this event. We want to eliminate any possibilities for the coronavirus to spread before, during or after this event. If we all cooperate, we can continue to host safe events, and work our way to future events with fewer regulations.
o **Most importantly, please stay home if you or anyone else in your household is feeling ill or running a fever!**


Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these unusual circumstances together.

Additional Notes for in-person registrants:
o If you purchased a guest meal ticket, we will be refunding those fees by mailing a check.
o We are working on alternatives to the pre and post-race meals for participants, but cannot guarantee anything at this time.
o Information about wave-start times will be included in the Race Information Booklet that will be published a couple weeks before the event.
o Race merchandise will not be for sale at the event. If you would like to order a race hoodie or an additional shirt, please purchase these items from the online store prior to the event.
o There will be a registration price increase on October 1st!
o We have added a capacity on each distance for the in-person event. **If the distance you would like to sign up for is Sold Out, please register for the waitlist. We will let people in from the waitlist when spots open up, and will consider adding additional start times depending on how many people are interested**

Virtual Race:
o To register for virtual participation, select your distance, and then answer "Yes" to the "Virtual Race" question during registration. If the event is full, go ahead and sign up for the waitlist, and you will be sent an invitation to confirm your virtual race entry.
o Complete your registered distance between October 1st – November 1st
o Send your finish time to (include a photo of your watch, tracking app, treadmill, etc.)
o Your shirt, finisher buckle, and other race swag will be mailed to the address on your registration.

Unique, date & event specific buckles to all finishers of all ultra distances
Finishers awards to finishers of all events!
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton).
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos by Mile 90 Photography

Prices increase on October 1st!
100 Mile - $190 to $210
100K - $150 to $170
50 Mile - $135 to $155
50K - $70 to $90
26.2 - $65 to $85
13.1 - $40 to $60

**If the distance you would like to sign up for is Sold Out, please register for the waitlist. We will let people in from the waitlist when spots open up, and will consider adding additional start times depending on how many people are interested**

Start & Time Limit

Start Timeline:

Pre-Race Briefing for 100mi, 100K, and 50mi

6:00am (30-hour time limit)
- 100 Mile Start (at Celebration Hall)
- 100K Start (Starts on the trail)
- 50 Mile Start (at Celebration Hall)

Pre-Race Briefing (AND THEN SHUTTLES BEGIN) for Mar, 1/2 Mar

Pre-Race Briefing for 50K

8:00am (28-hour time limit)
- 50K Start (at Celebration Hall)
- Marathon Start (Starts at Kingman Road)
- Half Marathon Start (Starts at Kingman Road)

Along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of all races.

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..

The following link will open up a Google Map, showing the locations of the Start/Finish (Celebration Hall) and all six manned aid stations/crew access & drop bag points located in Princeton (1/2 Mar. t/a), Richmond (50K and Mar. t/a), Garnett (50 mile t/a), Welda (100K t/a, Colony & Iola (100 mile t/a). Unmanned (water only) aid stations are also show on map.

Course Map(s) 

Direct Google Map links and directions to every Manned Aid Station

The courses are all USATF certified and record eligible.

100 mile - // USATF: KS16018KH
100k - // USATF: KS16005TJD
50 mile - // USATF: KS16017KH
50k - // USATF: KS16016KH
Full- // USATF: KS16004TJD
Half- // USATF: KS16003TJD

2019 Race Booklet

Please read through the 2019 KRT Race Handbook 

A 2020 version will be published closer to the race date.


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 evening.

Packet Pick-up on Saturday morning will begin at 5am. 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


Personalized, date specific, first overall male & female award plaques in all events events AND customized, date and event specific, belt buckles guaranteed to ALL finishers of ultra distances, and finisher awards to ALL finishers.


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).

The Ottawa Comfort Inn is offering special rates for runners. These rates can be obtained by making reservations over the phone (785-242-9898) and using code: “ULTRA RATE”.
The Comfort Inn owner and staff really take care of our ultrarunners each season! They get their breakfast started early on race morning and are very responsive to any requests.

Looking for something local and unique?
Check out The Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast for a relaxing stay nearby!

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.


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

Deferral/Transfer/Refund Policy

Deferral Policy:
Notification more than a month before the event: The dollar amount paid can be deferred to the following year's event (or another event upon Race Director's discretion).
Notification within 4 weeks to 2 weeks before the event: Half of the dollar amount paid can be deferred to the following year's event (or another event upon Race Director's discretion).
Notification after 2 weeks before the event: No deferrals

Transfer Policy:
Transfers of registration to another participant are only allowed for the originally registered event. Race directors must be notified by email more than one week before the event. Race Directors have the discretion to approve or deny a registration transfer.

Refund Policy:
At the Race Director's discretion, a percentage of the registration fee may be refunded via the registration site based on the date notified, race supplies purchased, etc.

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