Saturday, Oct 28, 2017

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza

Celebration Hall

Ottawa, KS 100 Miler, 50 Miler, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 28, 2017

COVID19 Safety Measures

We are glad that we have this opportunity to host an in-person event, but we need cooperation from every participant, pacer, crew member, and volunteer to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. Not only at the race, but during your travels to and from the event, we ask that you practice social distancing, wear a face covering in public spaces, and frequently wash and sanitize your hands. If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please do not attend this event.
Masks will not be required for participants during the race, but social distancing should still be practiced while passing others on the trail. Before passing someone, verbally announce your presence and utilize the space outside of the trail to keep at least 6ft between participants.
Please refrain from gathering at the start/finish area, and be mindful of social distancing while standing in line for Packet Pickup. If you are picking up your packet on race morning, try to arrive during or just before your start time, and you’ll be directed to start your race right away, or you may pick up your packet and then wait in your car until your start time.
If you pick up your packet on Friday, you may head straight to the start line when you arrive on race morning during your start wave.
For those taking the shuttle (Full and Half Marathoners) to the start-line on Kingman Road, please see details in your section below.
All participants have been assigned a 10-minute start window (emailed separately). There will be no pre-race briefings or mass-starts.
We unfortunately will not have a pre or post-race meal this year. Celebration Hall will be closed to participants. Portable restrooms will be available outside of Celebration Hall. Registration and packet pickup will be just outside of the overhead door on the south side of the building.
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.
Crews will be asked to stay clear of aid stations to prevent crowding. The parking lots are large at all 6 aid stations, so please have a plan in place if meeting crew members near these stations.

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.

2020 Race Booklet

Please read through the 2020 KRT Race Handbook 

Entry

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 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 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 carolyn@timerguys.com (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.

Start & Time Limit

Start Timeline:
All participants have been assigned a 10-minute start window. There will be no pre-race briefings or mass-starts.

The finish line cutoff for all distances is 12pm on Sunday, October 25th. Aid station cutoffs are listed in the Race Booklet.

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 - mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2287854271 // USATF: KS16018KH
100k - mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2287196812 // USATF: KS16005TJD
50 mile - mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2287889074 // USATF: KS16017KH
50k - mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2287920100 // USATF: KS16016KH
Full- mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2286774043 // USATF: KS16004TJD
Half- mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2286770038 // USATF: KS16003TJD

Check-In

Race headquarters is at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, KS. Packet pick-up and drop-bag (drop-off) will be held from 12-8 PM on Friday 10/23.

Packet Pick-up on Saturday morning will begin at 4:30am. 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

Awards

All runners completing their respective race distance, within the designated time limit, will be awarded a date and distance specific, custom designed belt buckle or medal.
In addition, first overall male and female, in each race, will receive an overall award. Starters from all waves will be eligible for the overall award. Overall awards, and all results, will be based on chip time, so the presentation of these awards may be delayed until we are sure of the champion.

Lodging

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.

Photos

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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