Save the Date:
October 24, 2020
Unique, date & event specific buckles to all finishers of all ultra distances
Finishers awards to finishers of all events!
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton).
Pre-race Meal: All-you-can eat pasta with garlic bread and salad
Post-race Meal: Breakfast foods! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, and more!
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos by Mile 90 Photography
Start & Time Limit
Pre-Race Briefing for 100mi, 100K, and 50mi
6:00am (30-hour time limit)
- 100 Mile Start (at Celebration Hall)
- 100K Start (Starts on the trail)
- 50 Mile Start (at Celebration Hall)
Pre-Race Briefing (AND THEN SHUTTLES BEGIN) for Mar, 1/2 Mar
Pre-Race Briefing for 50K
8:00am (28-hour time limit)
- 50K Start (at Celebration Hall)
- Marathon Start (Starts at Kingman Road)
- Half Marathon Start (Starts at Kingman Road)
Along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of all races.
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, including soup & sandwiches, 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
Please read through the 2019 KRT Race Handbook
Check-In & Pre-Race Meal
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 evening.
Our pre-race meal will be served from 5-6 PM on Friday evening at Celebration Hall. Not-Your-Average-Race-Pasta, All-you-can-eat (Non-meat option, Gluten-Free option, or lots of meat with Italian seasonings) Served with crisp and buttery fresh garlic bread, salad, cake, ice tea, lemonade, water. This meal is included in your registration for all runners. Additional meal tickets can be purchased during registration or at the race. Meal tickets can be used for either pre or post race and are 1 for $10 or 2 for $15
Packet Pick-up on Saturday morning will begin at 5am. 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
Post-race meal will be a variety of breakfast food made-to-order, or leftover pasta! Meal tickets can be used for either pre or post race and are 1 for $10 or 2 for $15
Personalized, date specific, first overall male & female award plaques in all events events AND customized, date and event specific, belt buckles guaranteed to ALL finishers of ultra distances, and finisher awards to ALL finishers.
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.
Complimentary runners photos by Mile 90 Photography will be provided posted to the Facebook page and on Mile 90's website.
Local time: 2:33 AM
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
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.
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.