On Saturday, August 24th, wake up early and beat the heat on Northeast Missouri’s finest trail system! Starting and ending at the Royal Oaks Trailhead, with every last inch of the race off road, this scenic race winds south on Royal Oaks Ridge and then--for 10k racers--continues clockwise on the Rainbow Basin Loop in Thousand Hills State Park. Participants will be rewarded with a stunning view of the sunrise along Forest Lake. The race is a steal at only $10 for the 10k Run or 3 Mile Walk, the proceeds of which go to benefit the Forest Lake Area Trail System.
All racers are encouraged to CARPOOL to the race as parking at the Royal Oaks Trailhead is limited!
All race finishers will receive a commemorative Royal Oaks Sunrise Trail Race car sticker and the chance to win door prizes from race sponsors.
Because this is an inaugural race, course records are waiting to be set!
There will be an aid station at 1.5 miles and 4.5 miles (this will be the turnaround for walkers).
All runners are encouraged to carry some calories and/or a hydration system or bottles which can be refilled at each stop. Water will be provided along the course.
The finish line will have water, sports drink, and snacks. Runners will also have the opportunity to pick up their commemorative race sticker and enter to win door prizes.
The cutoff for an official finish time will be 8:30 am, but all athletes will be allowed to complete the course if they so choose.
There will not be a packet pick-up for this race. Registration will open the morning of the race beginning at 5:30 a.m. at the starting line. The race starts Saturday, 24th at 6:30 a.m.
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!
Carpooling to the Starting Line
All racers are encouraged to carpool as parking is limited at the Royal Oaks Trailhead! The race will start at 6:30 a.m.
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.
This is a fundraiser for the Forest Lake Area Trail System. Due to the low entry price there will be NO refunds under any circumstances. If entrants can no longer run, they have the opportunity to transfer their entry to another runner. All transfers must be processed through your ultrasignup.com by August 22.
Local time: 6:10 AM
To transfer your entry log into the UltraSignup account you registered under, click on the Account Info button in the upper right, select Registration History, click the Edit button next to the FLATS Trail Half Marathon, and click the Transfer Registration button on the lower left. This will cancel your registration and send an email to the person you're transferring with instructions on how to register. Doing this makes sure we know who is on the course, who is in what age group, etc.