THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
COVID-19 UPDATE (July 8, 2020)
It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision that an in-person event for the Night Hawk 50K, 20M, and 10M will not be held. The recent uptick in local and national cases of COVID-19 has made us consider the pros and cons of holding our race in person and as scheduled. We are reminded that not only is this pandemic not over, it appears to be spreading quickly. Due to these current circumstances, we do not feel that this event can be hosted at its full potential. The safety of our runners, volunteers, families, and over all community is of the utmost importance and we feel we cannot guarantee everyone’s safety with so many people in close proximity.
All of our runners will automatically get a deferral to next year’s race. Details on that process are forthcoming when registration for next year’s race opens. If you do not want to or cannot defer to next year, your race entry fee will go to a donation to our vendors who would have otherwise been working and have lost out on significant income due to numerous race cancellations. We felt going to a virtual option was not a good choice due to the decreased value of what you paid for with your registration. We want to deliver a great overall experience for you.
We welcome questions, comments, suggestions, and recommendations that are not nasty or political in nature. Please don’t go there. This decision was not easy for us to make and we have discussed at length with various sources in order to make this decision. We are following the advice and guidance of those we most trust as well as state and local authorities. Please allow a couple days for any replies to questions.
Please stay tuned to the Lawrence Trail Hawks website and social media as we are hoping to come up with some fun virtual events to get us through this most unusual year.
Shari Hicks and Mary Ann Frevert
Night Hawk 2020
Clinton State Park, Lawrence KS
Race Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Race distances: Trail 10M, 20M and 50K
8:00 PM for the 50K (10 Hour cutoff)
8:30 PM for the 20M
9:00 PM for the 10M
Location: Clinton State Park - Corps of Engineers Parking Lot, Shelter 1
The sixth Annual Night Hawk, sponsored by the Lawrence Trail Hawks, has the option of a 50K, a 20-mile and a 10-mile trail race. This year’s race takes place on Saturday August 1st, 2020 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Race details: The course consists of mostly rocky trails meandering through the beautiful Clinton Lake North Shore woods. The race loop heads out on the white trail to Land's End (~6 1/2 miles) and returns to the Start/Finish line on the blue trail (~3 1/2 miles). The 10 Miler is 1 loop, the 20 Miler is 2 loops, and the 50K is a 3 loop race with each loop covering 10.3 miles.
Aid stations are located at Land's End and the Start/Finish Line and will have water, Tailwind, Honey Stinger gels, chews and waffles, fruit, and sweet and salty snacks.
Swag: Option for a ladies tank, unisex sleeveless shirt, or unisex t-shirt for all runners.
Awards: Finisher awards for all runners. Overall top 3 Male and Female for all race distances.
Photography: Mile 90 Photography (Free online access to high quality photos included in race price)
Race goodies and food offered post-race.
Packet Pickup and Registration begins at 6:00pm on August 1st. You may register on race day.
Pre Race Briefing – 7:45pm on race day
Drop bags need to be brought to the allotted area at the Start/Finish Line aid station by 7:30 pm. Drop bags are only allowed at the Start/Finish Line aid station. Please make sure they are marked with your name and bib #. Thank you.
It is required that all runners carry a water bottle or hydration pack during the race. All runners will need a headlamp. There is a cut off time of 10 hours that begins at 8:00 pm. We will evaluate runners completing their second loop after 7 hours as to whether or not they should attempt to complete the 50K in the allotted time. There are no pacers allowed at this event.
Updates and Additional Information
Feel free to follow along with us on our Lawrence Trail Hawks and Night Hawk Facebook Pages for additional information and details as they become available.
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. There is a link to the Night Hawk Event on the LTH website as well.
CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE
Runners may 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. 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 contact one of the Race Directors and transfer to a lower or a higher distance. The Night Hawk does not allow runners to transfer entries to other participants.
DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY
Racers who drop from 50K or 20M to the 20M or 10M will receive a race appropriate finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.
Runners may defer their race entries to the following year, by notifying the Race Directors on or before July 15th. The race deferral is good for one year only. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing to the Race Directors and runners should make sure their request has been confirmed. The deferral code must be obtained from the Race Directors and used within the first 45 days of the next year’s race registration.
DNS, Alternate Course, and Cancellation
DID NOT START
Local time: 5:58 PM
If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Directors know as soon as possible before the start of 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.
RACE CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT
We want this race to happen as much as you do so we will do everything in our power to make it happen. However, in the event the race should be postponed or canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Lawrence Trail Hawks (inclement or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will NOT be made. Race packets will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, 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.