Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza

Celebration Hall

Ottawa, KS 100 Miler, 100K, 50 Miler, 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 27, 2018

Entry

Unique, date & event specific buckles to all finishers of each event!
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts.
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos
Fully stocked aid stations
Pre and post race meal for all participants




See Deferral/Transfer/Refund Policy Below

Start & Time Limit

100 Mile and 100K 6 AM start; 30-hour time limit. 50 Mile 7 AM start; 29-hour time limit. 50K, Marathon and 1/2 Marathon 8 AM start; 28-hour time limit. Turnaround (halfway point) cutoffs of 14 hours for the 100 Mile entrants, 13 hours for the 50 Mile entrants and 12 hours for the 50K entrants. along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of both races. The finish cutoffs are a STRICT cutoff, meaning if you are one second over, you will not be listed as an official finisher or receive the finisher belt buckle.

Race Booklet

Please read through the booklet for detailed race information - 2020 KRT Race Handbook 
(This is the 2020 version - the 2021 booklet will be available closer to the event date. Please keep in mind this booklet was created with Covid-19 precautionary measures in place.)

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 4-8 PM on Friday 10/22.

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.

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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