About the event
A beautiful but challenging run on hilly trails.
This course is very different in many ways from the February "Run Toto Run" Race.
50K Run, 10-Mile Run, and 20-miler. The course is 10.4-miles long, and is run on a mixture of bridle and single-track trails in a hardwood forest, with some decent hills thrown into the mix. There are occasional views of Wyandotte County Lake. The course is (slightly) hilly, with 2300 feet (701 meters) of elevation change per loop.
It’s run through hardwood forest and is 85 percent shaded, with all of it on dirt trails, except for when you cross roads.
. 9-hour time limit.
Multiple well-stocked aid stations on the course, staffed by World Class Trail Nerd Volunteers.
50-Kilometer (3-loop) course. 8 AM Start
20-Mile (2-loop) course. 8 AM Start
10-Mile (2-loop) course. 9 AM Start
Food / Swag / Finishers / Fun
Post-race food, Mile 90 Photography photos, Craft (keg) Beer, and beverages included.
Nicely-designed gender-specific event shirts...(if registered by July 12), a logo'd glass mug, & unique finisher's hardware:
Distance-specific finisher medals and oval stickers, and EVERY 50K FINISHER will receive a custom trucker hat with your 50K finisher distance on it!
Awards for 1st through 3rd place M/F in all distances.
It's a party!
Video Race Report
Todd Chandler's Video Report - Very Entertaining!
You will encounter aid stations at these locations, per loop:
Shelter 1 @1.25 Miles - Unstaffed, Water Only, Toilet
Entrance BS Trails (near Triangle) @2.9 Miles, Staffed, Full Service
Dam @5.0 Miles - Staffed, Full Service
Shelter 14 @7.0 Miles - Staffed, Full Service, Toilet
Shelter 10 @8.1 Miles - Staffed, Full Service, Toilet
Pre-Sisters @8.7 Miles - Unstaffed, Water Only
Main Aid (Start/Finish) @10.4 Miles - Staffed, Full Service, Toilet
Staffed aid stations will be stocked with gels, HEED sports-drink and real food. Entrants in ALL DISTANCES must carry a hydration device or water bottle, since
The aid station food is for the runners (and pacers), only. Thanks in advance!
Staffed Aid Station Provisions:
The staffed stations will have the following food and drink:
-Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Mountain Dew
-Pringles Potato Chips, cookies, pretzels
-Fruit, such as bananas, oranges
-Electrolytes: Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes and S-Caps.
-Hammer Nutrition Gels
They may also have coffee, potato soup, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, candy, soup and other assorted food for runners and pacers. If you have any special food preferences or allergies, please feel free to bring your own. Minor first aid kits will also be at the staffed aid stations.
Drop bags are only allowed for the 20-Mile and 50-K races. At the morning check-in you will be given the opportunity to leave a drop bag at the start/finish area. Runners will encounter their drop bag at each 10-mile loop as they pass the main start/finish aid station.
(Human) Pacers are allowed solely as a safety consideration for runners in the 50K distance race in this event, and ONLY for the LAST 10-miles of the 50K distance. Only one pacer is allowed per runner. No "muling" is allowed.
Pacers need to sign up the day of the race and receive a PACER bib.
There are no canine pacers allowed in this event; it will be too hot.
Photos & Results
2017 Photos, by Mile 90 are available, here
2017 Results are here
Photos taken during the race can be found afterward, on the race webpage or at Mile 90 Photography's website. The photos are already prepaid for, and are free to you to download. Mile 90 is a business started by Rick and Kristi Mayo, themselves very accomplished UltraRunners (and very accomplished photographers). See last year's photos, here.
On Friday, July 20, 3PM to 8PM, in the conference room at the Official Race Hotel –
Local time: 7:49 AM
3000 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109
(I-435, exit 15, just slightly east on Leavenworth Rd).
This location is 1.5 miles from the race start.
And: On Saturday, July 21 (Race Day) at the Race Location, starting one-hour prior to start of your race.
Yes, there is late registration at either packet pickup.