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"Alternate" Chili Run
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15th Annual
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Shelter # 2, Wyandotte County Lake Park
Kansas City, KS 
10:00 AM Start Time 
A trail run that is "a taste of Psycho WyCo", on the Psycho Wyco course. 
Fun Times!
It will be a well-marked course on a hilly trail, with limited aid.  Consider it a training run for the opulent and prestigious Psycho Wyco run in February. 
This race is limited to 150 entrants.
This Race Includes:
·      A well-marked course with limited aid. 
·      Timing. 
·      Chili: regular& gluten-free vegan, by Muttley’s BBQ.
·      Beer: on-tap craft beer and cheap beer. Other beverages.
·      A unique, special tee shirt.
·      Photos by Mile 90 Photography. 
·      The very limited 2017 Trail Nerds' Photo Calendar, by Mile 90 Photography. 
·      Finisher's medal. 
·      Finisher's oval sticker.
·      Unique, chili-pot awards for 1st through 3rd M/F, Top Girl/Boy (14 & under) and Top Dawg.
·      Free Entry into 2017 Psycho Wyco race for 1st Place Male, Female.
Entry Fees
·      $60 until November 16, 2016.  After that, $70 until Race Day. (This race fills up, so don't procrastinate).
·      $10 for Canine Pacers (dog entry).  Human owner must be a registered entrant and have dog on leash.  Enter your canine on race day, only.
·      Limited to 150 humans.  No Race Day entries. 
·      Packet Pickup on Race Day only, starting at 8:30 AM.
Online entry closes: Wed, Nov 30 @ 11:59 PM.
Or, Volunteer for this event and pick your race day task: Volunteer Online Entry.
There will be limited water / sports-drink aid on the course.  It’s advised that you carry a hydration device or water bottle.
Race Location
Shelter #2, Wyandotte County Lake Park.  (This is by the park’s main entrance).

2015 Results

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2015 Photos

These will be up by 12/06/2015 


2015 Short Report

High Temp of 44F
Wind 7 MPH
Humidity 50%

Trail Conditions:
Muddy between miles 1 to 3, but not too bad.
A few small muddy patches on rest of course, with slick spots hidden under leaf cover.

Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography
Rikki Hacker

Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography
Amy White Schmitz and Winston

Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography
Triston and other Course Sweeps take care of runners.

 Packet pickup is day-of-race, only.  (At the starting area).

This race is limited to 150 entrants.

Nano-brewed ales provided by:

Map to Start/Finish Area:
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Photo from Race Director's iPhone
2014 Top Four Finishers, (including Reinhardt the dog)


The 2014 Race was held on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Overcast, with an average temp around 40F, muddy conditions. 

2014 Results


2014 Photos by Mile 90 Photography

Pre-paid and free for you to download 



2013 Photos by Mile 90 Photography.

Click Here to get a map to the entrance to the park.

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Casey Yunger took some fun photos for 2009.


2002 "Alternate" Chili Run
Bad Ben, James "Wrong Way" Barker, Alex K.

If it is snowy and icy, you can do what we do for superior Winter can SCREW YOUR SHOES.  See how, HERE

Photo by Dick Ross at

Photo by Dick Ross at

Photo by Dick Ross at

Rick Mayo and Gabe Bevan in 2006
Photo by Dick Ross at

Good Ben and his 2006 Pace Group
Photo by Dick Ross at

More Photos by Dick Ross at CLICK HERE

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