Location of start/finish is at Branded B Ranch, Meriden, KS
(Between Lawrence & Topeka, KS)
The course is on the Lake Perry MTB Trails.
Loop course on rocky, slightly hilly trails. 100% single-track trails. Every hill is runnable.
10K is a one-loop course.
The Half is a two-loop course.
Time limit: 4.5 hours for Half Marathon. Cutoff for leaving to do 2nd loop is 10:45 PM.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP AND A HYDRATION DEVICE.
9th Annual. An incredible experience!
BOTH EVENT DISTANCES START AT 8:30 PM
PACKET PICKUP IS AT THE EVENT AT THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT, STARTING AT 7 PM.
Camping / Showers
There are many lodging and dining opportunities within 20 miles from the race. Free showers. Camping is available at the race location for $20 night. Hang-out and PARTY! Bring a tent, some chairs and get ready for some fun!
Camping and showers are available at the race location for $20 night, payable to Rod Brown (at the event), owner of Branded B. The camping area is a short-mowed grassy area, next to the start/finish area. You can email Rod Brown questions about camping, here: firstname.lastname@example.org
The course is marked with 15" high reflective pin flags and arrow and wrong way signs.
With your flashlight or headlamp these markings show-up very well.
It's a rocky course with rolling hills, and is an intense experience for both the trail newbie and veteran trail-runner. It's a lot of fun!
Food / Photos / Beer
Post-race meal, Mile 90 Photography photos, CRAFT KEG BEER, cheap beer, and soft beverages are included.
Free, Downloadable Photos
Shirts / Finisher Awards
Nicely-designed event shirts...(if registered by June 3), and unique finisher's hardware:
All half-marathon and 10K finishers get GLOW-IN-THE-DARK distance-specific finisher medals, and distance-specific oval stickers. Awards for 1st through 3rd place M/F in both distances.
All entrants get a Trail Nerds' glass or mug.
Packet Pickup will be at the event site (only). It will start at 7:00 PM, Saturday night.
Local time: 9:01 PM
And yes, there will be day-of-race registration for all of you procrastinators.
Map to Branded B Ranch