This event has been postponed from Apr 17, 2021 to Jun 12, 2021
The Free State trail run is now scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021 and REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 3.
When signing up, your credit card will NOT be charged until April 4, 2021. If you are on the waiting list, your card will not be charged until April 4, 2021, also.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you cannot attend on June 12, please reply to this email address
You can get a future race credit (if already paid),
Or, so that your credit card is not charged on April 4th for the June 12 event (if you are pre-signed up on the waiting list).
We will have a few COVID mitigation strategies in place, at the event. Social distancing and nose and mouth covering masks or bandanas will also be required to be worn properly when within 6 feet of other entrants, aid station workers, crews and other humans, in general. This will also be required of anyone staffing, crewing, or pacing; basically ANYBODY AT THE EVENT. We will not in good conscience endanger the runners, volunteers, spectators, and the runners’ crews that could be potentially exposed or potentially expose others to possible COVID infections.
The course is run completely on 100% single-track trails in a hardwood forest, with not much elevation gain or loss. This trail is rocky and technical! There are occasional views of Lake Perry, during the race.
On the beautiful Perry Lake MTB trails, near Lawrence & Topeka, Kansas.
New Start and Finish location!
THERE IS A $5 STATE PARK FEE to park near the Start/finish area.
We are working on our parking details for the race date.
Start / Finish Area Location
Todd Chandler’s 2019 video race recap, with drone footage by Dustin Hornor, and stills by Mile 90 Photography.
Coffee mug and short sleeve T-shirt for all registered participants.
All finishers receive distance-specific large medals and stickers. Distance-specific finisher caps for 40 mile and 100 Km finishers.
8:00 a.m. for the 100K & 40-Miler.
9:00 a.m. for the Marathon and Half-Marathon.
Chip timing will be used for all event distances.
Packet Pickup is on the day of the race at the race location, starting at 6 AM. THERE WILL NOT BE RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Staffed aid stations will be stocked with sports-drink and water, and Coke and Ginger Ale. Entrants in ALL DISTANCES must carry a mandatory hydration device or water bottle.
There will be hand sanitizer at the aid stations. There WILL NOT BE FOOD ITEMS at the aid stations, so please plan accordingly.
One drop bag is only allowed for the 40-Mile and 100-K races. At the morning check-in you will be given the opportunity to leave your drop bag at an area near the start/finish area. Write your name, and bib number onto your drop bag. You will pass this area multiple times during your run. You must have a flashlight and/or headlamp included in your drop bag.
Please keep these bags down to a reasonable size. Any bags left at the race will be discarded, or the items contained within will be given to charity.
(Human) Pacers are allowed solely as a safety consideration for runners in the 40-mile and 100K distance races in this event, and ONLY for the LAST 10-miles of the 40-mile or 100K distances for the runner that they are pacing. Only one pacer is allowed per runner. No "muling" is allowed. Please refer to more detailed rules here.
Pacers need to sign up the day of the race and receive a PACER bib.
NO CANINE PACERS are allowed, this year.
Cut-off times are yet to be determined, since we are working with the two park jurisdictions concerning the course. Cut-off Times are in the interest of your safety and will be strictly enforced.
2019 Photos by Mile 90 Photography.
2018 Photos by Mile 90 Photography.
2017 Photos by Mile 90 Photography.
Local time: 4:01 PM