Sanders Saunter 50K / 25K / 10K
11th Annual Sanders Saunter 50K / 25K / 10K Charity Race , presented by the Lawrence Trail Hawk.
Race Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019.
This year we will be running in Memory of Col Christopher Wilson. Col Wilson's family will be selecting the charity partner for the 2019 event. We will announce the beneficiary for the race as soon as possible.
Col Wilson served the citizens of Hutchinson, Kansas with dedication and honor as a Police Officer for the Hutchinson Police Department from April 19, 1993 to June 6, 1998. He loved his country, joining the United States Army Reserves in 1984. He proudly served our Nation for 33 years as a Military Police Officer, deploying to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as Kuwait, and Turkey for Operation Enduring Freedom. He excelled as a leader who Soldiers wanted to follow. He was consistently recognized as a top performer and was selected to serve at the Pentagon for two years, where he earned 2 Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments and leadership. He was equally successful in his civilian career, serving in many roles over the years. Col Wilson was an avid member of the Wichita running community. He will be remembered for his devotion to family and friends, serving his country and positively affecting many lives throughout his life. He will always be remembered as "Fly Strong 1082" in the running community.
Start times are staggered for each race -
50k start time: 7:00am
25K start time: 8:00am
10k Start time: 9:00am
Runners will receive a long sleeved race shirt, size only guaranteed if you register by October 26th, and a finisher medal
**Top three male and female finishers in each race will receive a handcrafted award, by Matty Mullins** Masters Awards for Male and Female in each race
Chip Timing and personalized race bibs. Mile 90 will once again be capturing the beauty of the race with their amazing photos. Please visit http://www.mile90.com/ to view the last several years of Sanders Saunter.
Race Location: Clinton State Park
Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1 - Overlook Park
798 N 1402 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
PACKET PICKUP - Friday, November 8th 3:30-6pm at Gary Gribble Running, 839 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Saturday Morning at the race location, starting at 6:15am Clinton State Park, Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1
The race starts and finishes at Shelter 1, Corp of Engineer. All runners will run west on the white trail before turning south on yellow. Runners will ascend and descend the ridge of Sanders Mound and then run north on yellow. All runners will then access the white trail and continue on the white trail.
10K RUNNERS – you will access the Lake Henry Aid Station and return back on the blue trail. You will run the mound again and then finish at Shelter 1 / Start Finish.
25K/50K runners will continue on the white trail to the first connector trail past MILE MARKER 9 (9.19 on the Clinton Lake Map). The runners will access/ run down the connector trail to the blue trail (mile 5.59) and continue back on the blue trail to the finish line.
25K RUNNERS – ONE TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING
50K RUNNERS – TWO LOOPS OF THE 25K COURSE = A TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH LOOP.
25k/50k runners are required to carry a handheld or hydration pack. Drop Bags are available at Lands End and Start/Finish Aid Station.
CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE
Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before Oct 31st. In the event a runner transfers to a higher distance, a pro rata charge will apply. No credit or refund can be given for runners transferring to a lower distance race. You can also make an "event change" on ultrasignup and change the distance yourself; in the event you upgrade the distance it will generate a code and prompt you to re-register for the new distance.
We DO NOT allow runners to transfer entries to other participants. NO Transfer Permitted: Race numbers and official participant bibs are assigned by the Race Director to each specific participant and may not be transferred, reproduced, replicated, or modified under any circumstance. You may not: 1) give or sell your number or tag to another person; 2) receive or purchase a number or tag from another person; 3) modify, make copies or other reproductions/replications of your number or bib for any purpose (or allow another to do so); and/or 4) participate with an unofficial race number or bib (i.e., a number or bib that was not assigned to you by the Race Director).
Attempting to do any of the foregoing is also prohibited and any person found violating these rules will be subject to penalties, including but not limited to disqualification and suspension from subsequent Sanders Saunter events.
DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY
50K runners who drop to the 25K race will receive a 25K finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 25K, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.
This is our annual Charity Race. Each year our Charity Partner is unique therefore we DO NOT allow race refunds, deferrals or transfers.
DID NOT START
If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Director know at least seven days before the race, so your name can be removed from the starters list. You also have the option to remove yourself from the race on Ultrasignup. If you don’t show up, and don’t let us know in advance that you can’t make it, you’ll be recorded as DNS in the race results.
Cancellation or postponement
Cancellation or postponement
Local time: 3:25 AM
In the event the race should be postponed or canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Lawrence Trail Hawks (inclement or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will NOT be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, though but not guaranteed, by mail.
If local authorities, Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward, deem the trails unsafe for runners or vulnerable to damage due to muddy conditions, an alternative course will be provided by the Lawrence Trail Hawks race Directors, pending approval by Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward.