Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

FLATS Trail Half Marathon

Kirksville, MO 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 6, 2018

Description

One of the Midwest's most beautiful and adventurous single-track trail half marathons! The course takes runners from the Thousand Hills State Park Marina through the forests, savannas, and hills along the shores of Forest Lake, with the finish and post-race festivities at beautiful Jackson Stables.

All proceeds from the FLATS Trail Half Marathon are donated to the Forest Lake Area Trail System (FLATS) for the construction and maintenance of trails in Adair County, Missouri.

Runner Reviews

"Beautiful course, well-marked, awesome race directors, best post-race celebration I've ever seen! Run this race!"
-Laura Tarantino

"I have ran many races throughout my running career ranging from 5k to one hundred miles on the trails. This event was world class. The work that is put into maintaining the trails by the volunteers alone adds up into hundreds of hours! The park is beautiful with the lake as a focal point. There are so many things about this race that make it one to put it on your list of races to do. From the Race Directors who treat you like family to the volunteers that man the hard to get to aid stations. I truly recommend this!"
-Raymond Rolling

"Beautiful, moderately challenging course maintained with painstaking care, manned by enthusiastic volunteers and raced by a series of individuals with just a hint of crazy. All in all, a perfect trail race. So glad I made the drive, even as a back-of-the pack runner! (And the swag was awesome too)."
-Andrew McGlothlen

"Wonderful race! Well planned, well executed. Beautiful trail that was very well maintained. Volunteers, post race festivities, and swag was all perfect. My favorite race by far."
-Kayla Thompson"

"My first time running this event and sorry I missed out not running it sooner. Well-marked, challenging and beautiful trail. First 1.5 miles on road to spread out the runners. Although I carried my own bottle, there were plenty of aid stations for runners that need them. Awesome post race event with live music, food (pizza, fruit, all kinds of drinks, etc.), and stretching clinic (very helpful). Nice mug and soft and lightweight finisher's shirt. I left feeling like I got more than my money's worth! The people that put this on really care about the finer details and the runners."
-Andy Emerson

Awards

First-place female and male finishers win $150 each, second-place $75 each, third-place $25 each. If you both win AND set a new course record total prize money is $500 ($150 for first place and a $350 course record bonus)!

The top three female and male finishers in each age group will receive a commemorative FLATS Trail Half Marathon pint glass and winners of each age group will (as long as they're over 21) receive a bottle of wine compliments of West Winery at Jackson Stables.

Age Groups

  • 19 and under
  • 20 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 and over

    Course Records

    Women (2017): Laura Tarantino - 1:31:19
    Men (2013): Steve McIntire - 1:21:09

    Runner Support

    There will be 7 aid stations on the course, at slightly irregular intervals.

    #1) Mile 1.5 #5) Mile 9.6
    #2) Mile 3.2 #6) Mile 11.3
    #3) Mile 5.2 #7) Mile 12.5
    #4) Mile 7.7

    All runners are encouraged to carry some calories and/or a hydration system or bottles which can be refilled at each stop. Water, sports drink, snacks, and gels will be provided along the course.

    The finish line will have water, sports drink, soft drinks, pizza, and snacks, along with complimentary wine tasting and--while supplies last--custom-brewed, limited edition FLATS Trail Pale Ale courtesy of the Kirksville Guild of Brewers.

    The cutoff for an official finish time will be 12:30 p.m., but all athletes will be allowed to complete the course if they so choose.

    Packet Pick-up

    Pre-race packet pickup will be held on Friday, October 11th at the ATSU Thompson Campus Center (210 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO, 63501) from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m and again race morning at the Marina beginning at 7:00 a.m.

    The race starts Saturday, October 12th at 8:30 a.m. - Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:00 a.m. AT THE STARTING LINE!!!

    Trail Etiquette

    When passing a slower runner on a narrow section of trail, yell out, "on your left," and then wait for the person to move to the right, to pass safely. If you have runners approaching from behind, please look for a spot to safely pull to the right, to let them pass.

    Because it can be difficult and even dangerous to pass runners when they can't hear you we ask that you don't wear earbuds or, if you do, keep the volume low and/or only wear one. Trust us, your fellow runners will appreciate your courtesy!

    Gear Drop

    For warm ups and personal belongings–we will deliver one bag per person from the starting line to the finish line. We discourage placing valuables in your bag–just what you need to warm-up/eat/drink, etc. before and after the race. Racers are welcome (and encouraged) to use their numbered packet pickup bag as their gear-drop bag.

    Shuttle

    Since this is a point-to-point race there will be a shuttle bus to take runners from the finish line at Jackson Stables to the start at the Thousand Hills State Park Marina. Racers taking the shuttle should park at the finish line race morning.

    We have two buses so do not panic if you see one leaving as you drive into the parking lot. All runners are guaranteed a spot on the shuttle is they are ready to board by 7:10 a.m.

    If you still need to pick up your packet AND you need to ride the shuttle, please be aware that your packet will be waiting for you at the starting line when the shuttle drops you off.

    Many runners carpool to the start line and make individual arrangements pick up their car post-race instead of riding the shuttle. That works! The starting line is at the Marina at Thousand Hills State Park. The race will start at 8:30 am.

    Carpooling to the Start

    Many runners carpool to the start line and make individual arrangements pick up their car post-race instead of riding the shuttle. That works! The starting line is at the Marina at Thousand Hills State Park. The race will start at 8:30 am.

    Inclement Weather Policy

    We run rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, management reserves the right to delay the start or cancel/alter/modify the race/course for the safety of runners or volunteers. Please monitor the weather and any communications sent out from the race director and make sure you are prepared. For additional info please review your race waiver.

    Registration Policy

    This is a fundraiser for the Forest Lake Area Trail System. If you can't run you have two options. Up until three weeks before the race entrants may receive a 50% refund and up until October 10, 2019 entrants may transfer their entry to another runner. All transfers and refunds must be processed through ultrasignup.com and entries may not be "rolled over" into the next year's race.

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