Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 30, 2017


Unique, date & event specific buckles to all 50K finishers and unique awards for all 25K finishers
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts. Guaranteed sizing only to entrants registered by August 31, 2019
Pre & Post-race food
Event specific race bibs
Race photos by Mile 90 Photography
Fully-stocked aid stations
Limited to 175 participants in the 50K and 75 in the 25K

All registrations are final.


50K / 7:30 AM start; 10-hour time limit • 25K / 8:30 AM start; 9-hour time limit (time limits strictly enforced)

2019 Race Booklet

Check out the most current Race Booklet for schedules, maps, and more information!

Course Description

Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas. Mostly single-track, out & back, very rocky, no long hills.

Aid Stations

9 Aid Stations in the 50K--7 fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, 2 water only. 3 fully stocked aid stations in the 25K. Approximate distance between aid stations is 3.5 miles with no distance greater than 4 miles between aid stations in either event.

Check-In/Staging Area

Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam). Packet pick-up will be held on Friday evening September 27th, 2019. Late packet pick-up Saturday Morning, September 28th, 2019 from 6-8 AM. Map to the staging area can be found by clicking the link below:

FlatRock 50K & 25K Staging Location


Meal will be held from 11-6:30 PM on Saturday, September 28th in the Outlet Channel Group Shelterhouse. Knighting Ceremony of "FlatRock Hall of Pain" inductees will begin after the final finishers.


Unique awards to first overall male & female in each event. Special 25th Annual Commemorative Belt Buckles to ALL 50K finishers, plus unique awards to ALL 25K finishers. “FlatRock Hall of Pain” lifetime cloth race bibs to ten-consecutive year finishers.


Campsites (with & without electricity) & showers are available near starting line (Army Corps of Engineers/620-336-2741). Motels in Independence are approximately 7 miles away (Independence Chamber of Commerce 620-331-1890).


All entrants are entitled to the pre-race pasta dinner on Friday evening & the post-race meal on Saturday afternoon/evening. Runners meals ARE included in the entry fee; additional guests are $10 each for either meal and must be paid for at checkout.

Map and Course Profile

There are several different ways to get to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse (Staging Area) depending upon which direction you are coming from. Please click on the link below to open a Google Map where you can get specific directions to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse. If you have never been to FlatRock before we highly recommend allowing a little extra drive time, especially if you plan on driving in the morning of the race.

Map to FlatRock 50 & 25K Staging Location


Professional race photos will be taken by Mile 90 Photography and will be available at within a couple days of the event.

Local time: 1:37 PM


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