Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 29, 2018

2018 Race Booklet

Please read through this year's Race Booklet for schedules, maps, and more information.


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, 2018
Pre & Post-race food
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos
Unparalleled 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)

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 28th, 2018. Late packet pick-up Saturday Morning, September 29th, 2018 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 evening September 29th in the Outlet Channel Group Shelterhouse. Triple Crown Awards Recognition and Knighting Ceremony of "FlatRock Hall of Pain" inductees will begin at 6:30 PM.


First overall male & female in each event. Special 24th 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, and golden chalices to ALL FlatRock Triple Crown 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

For a profile of the course please click the link below:

FlatRock Course Profile

Triple Crown

The FlatRock Triple Crown will once again be held for those runners looking for some real punishment on this legendary course! For those willing and able to finish all three races (WinterRock 25K, Flatrock 50K and the Flatrock 101K) you will receive a special award at the end of your 176K journey that will definitely be worth all of the punishment. 

WinterRock 25K
FlatRock 101K
FlatRock 50K


Professional race photos will be taken and made available by Mile 90 Photography and will be posted to the FlatRock 50K facebook page

Local time: 3:16 AM


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