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North Shore Trail Run (Half, 10K, 5K)

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9/05/2015 (Sat)
North Shore Trail Run
Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
10th Annual
In the State Park, Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS
9:00 AM
Race Director:
Ben Holmes, , 816-810-0440
2015 Photos  We contract with Mile 90 Photography (Rick & Kristi Mayo) to bring to you these very professional photos at all of our Trail Nerd events.
For any results issues, contact Raul at
This is a fun trail-running event with something for everybody. There's a 5K that's perfect for first-time trailrunners. The 10K is fun, but challenging. The Half-marathon is a one-loop course of awesomeness!
The trails that you'll be running on are true "single-track" trail; fully-wooded (and shaded), not too hilly, and fairly technical.

This race is a lot of fun, and many Trail Nerds started running on trails, because of this little event.  We moved the start to within the State Park in 2011, to help with State Park funding.  There is a $5 entry fee (per car), to enter the State Park, but it is a worthwhile cause, to support this wonderful State Park!

All entrants (prior to race day) get a really nice tee-shirt.  All finishers get a mileage-specific oval finisher's sticker. Also: Everybody gets wonderful, free, downloadable photos done by Mile 90 Photography!

All Half-Marathon finishers get a large, uniquely-designed finisher's medal.  All 10K finishers also get a big medal!
For 2015, there will be a Friday Packet Pickup in Lawrence at the new Ad Astra Running Store.
16 E 8th St, Lawrence, KS 66044  (785) 865-6112
Packet Pickup Times on Friday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

And Race Day Packet Pickup will be starting at 7:30 AM, AT THE RACE, ON RACE MORNING (this Saturday). 
And yes, there is race-day late registration.

For you Speed Demons: There will be a $100 cash prize for 1st Place Male & Female, for the Half-Marathon event.
Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Course Marking
The course will be marked with little pink ground flags and directional arrow signs, (a black arrow on a yellow background).  Here's
an example of the little pink ground flags that will be on the course.
There will also be Wrong Way signs that keep you from going off-course.
For the 5K: you will have to watch for your sharp right turn, about 1.2 miles into the race.  Everybody else will keep going straight.
This is the sign you need to look for:
Most of the "head-bumpers" and other overhead obstructions will be marked with pink tape.
Here is a course map.

  DistanceEntry Fee 
Before Race Day

At Packet Pickup on Race Day
  Half-Mara  $60     $70
  10K  $45     $60
  5K  $30    $40
There is also a $5 State Park entry Fee, when entering the park.



Mile 90 Photography

Mile 90 Photography

Mile 90 Photography

Mile 90 Photography

Mile 90 Photography

Mile 90 Photography

Course Map

This is a fun trail-running event with something for everybody.  There's a 5K that's perfect for first-time trailrunners.  The 10K is fun, but challenging.  The Half-marathon is a one-loop course of awesomeness!  

The trails that you'll be running on are true "single-track" trail; fully-wooded (and shaded), not to hilly, and fairly technical.

Because it's harder to pass on a narrow trail, we don't allow the use of headphones or earbuds, in this race.
Also, you'll need to carry a hydration device or water bottle with you, since the unstaffed aid stations won't have cups.  (There are staffed and unstaffed aid stations, about 1.5 to 2 miles apart).

The Trail Nerds help to fund the trails that you are running on and the State Park that you are running in, as well.

Rick and/or Kristi Mayo will be there, to take your photos.  Free photos will be posted to his site at

See all of our events HERE.

 2014 Photos  By Mile 90 Photography 

2014 Race results are
By Mile 90 Photography (Rick & Kristi Mayo)  

2011 Photos

2011 Results


2009 Photos (by Dick Ross,

2008 Photos




Directions to North Shore Clinton Lake from Kansas City:
-West on I-70
-Take Exit 197
-South on 10 Highway (E 850 Rd)
-Right at "Clinton Lake" exit
-Right onto N 1402 Rd
-West on 10 Highway
-Watch for, and follow the "10" signs through Lawrence; there will be a left and a right as it snakes through Lawrence
-Right at Clinton Lake exit, then go into the State Park

The start of the race is just after the State Park entrance.  Look for the "Trail Race" signs.

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