About the event
9th Annual. Loop course on rocky, and hilly truly single-track trails. 100% single-track trails. Every hill is runnable. Time limit: 9 hours for 50K.
Half marathon is a one-loop course.*
50K Course is a two loop course with an extra 2-mile section.*
Trail & Course
Rocky single-track, fully wooded, no steep inclines or declines.
Total Elevation change for 50K: Approx. 3500'; for Half: Approx. 1500’
Course is well-marked with bright pink pin flags and directional arrow signs.
There will be staffed and unstaffed aid stations.
*Note: There was flooding this year, and the courses this year will be laid out so you don't have to run through water or debris.
50K course map: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4122405427
Branded B Ranch, 7481 74th St, Meriden, Kansas 66512. (West side of Lake Perry).
Map to location.
Between Topeka & Lawrence, Kansas
Nearest Airport: Kansas City, MO (MCI).
Date: Saturday, October 05, 2019. Both distances start at 8:00 AM.
Packet Pickup is at the race location on race day. Show up early for your event.
There is on-site camping available at $20/night, payable to the owner of the property.
Minimum Temperature °F 43.9
Maximum Temperature °F 68.5
Monthly Precipitation inches 3.04
Entry Fee includes: free downloadable photos (by Mile 90 Photography), post-race beverages, glass,
(All entrants are guaranteed a shirt if registered by Sep 25). 50K entrants also get a drop bag or cinch-bag.
ON-TAP CRAFT BEER and canned beer available as part of entry fee.
There are also SHOWERS available! Please bring your own towel and soap.
Half-marathon and 50K finishers receive a large distance-specific medal and oval sticker.
50K finishers ALSO RECEIVE A "50K FINISHER" CAP, IN A CHOICE OF COLORS!
Pacers are allowed for the 2nd loop of the 50K.
Pacers must sign-up on day of race.
Canine pacers are allowed for either distance, for a $10 fee (on race day).
Canines get chip-timed, a portable dog bowl, and a finisher medal.
50K Cut-off Times:
There will be a 12:30 p.m. cut-off for 50K runners leaving the Main Aid Station for their final 16-mile loop.
You will have to leave the Kimberley Road Aid Station by 2:45 PM (at mile 21). If you do not make these cut-off times, you will be pulled from the race. To stay ahead of the cutoffs in the 50K, this is the pace needed: Pace Per Mile: 17 Minutes, 12 Seconds. Miles Per Hour: 3.49
For the Half-marathon, you will definitely need to leave the Kimberley Road Aid Station by Noon, 6 miles into your event. That's about a 1.5 MPH pace, or a 40 minutes per mile pace.
$80; After Sep 24: $100; Race Day: $120
$60; After Sep 24: $80; Race Day: $100
Human Pacer: (for 50K Only) $0
(sign up on race day only).
Canine Pacer: $10 (sign up on race day only).
YES, THERE WILL BE RACE DAY SIGN-UP, AT THE EVENT.
Camping at Branded B Ranch
Just show-up and pitch a tent in the mowed-grassy-area that is fenced-off. Settle-up ($20) with Rod (the owner), later. We will have a box to put your $20 into, at Packet Pickup.
2018 Results & Photos
2018 Downloadable Photos by Mile 90 Photography
Local time: 10:42 PM