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

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9/17/2016 (Sat)
North Shore Trail Run
Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
11th Annual
In the State Park, Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS
9:00 AM
Race Director:
Ben Holmes, badbendrs@yahoo.com , 816-810-0440
 

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!
 

 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.
 

 2016 Results 

For any results issues, contact Raul at runsfar@kc.rr.com 


2016 Photos 

by Mile 90 Photography 

Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography
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Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography
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 For 2016, there will be Saturday Day of Race Packet Pickup (at the race site), only.  
Packet Pickup starts on Saturday at 7:30 AM.
And yes, there is race-day late registration.

Location
The race start is just inside of the State Park Entrance...look for the Trail Nerd Flags and yellow “Trail Race” signs to lead you there.  There's a $5 fee for entering the park.
To get there, set your GPS for: 798 N 1415 Road, Lawrence, Kansas
 
Pre-registered
If you want to change to a shorter distance, please let them know at packet pickup…they will need to change your bib color, also.
 
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.
 
 
Trail Conditions
The "normal course" trail is currently extremely soggy and muddy, so we won't be running on it (to keep from damaging the trails).
Coco and I marked our alternate North Shore course, on Thursday. It is the "rain course" so we won't run on or damage the trails which are (and will be) muddy/muddier, due to the massive amount of rain we've endured. The rain course: No pavement, but more like a cross-country grass course with some interesting bits and gorgeous views; very nice.  

Course and Special Instructions for your Distance:

Please pin your bib number to the FRONT of you somewhere, so that it is VISIBLE.
The 5K is a one-loop course that is slightly long.  Count on 3.5 miles.
The 10K course is a two-loop course.  
The Half Marathon is a 4-loop course.  

For the 10K and Half Marathon (multiple loop) folks: 
Make sure you get a sticker put onto your bib after you complete each loop.  This is very important and up to you to make sure you get it onto your bib, if you want to be shown to have finished your particular distance.
WEAR YOUR BIB NUMBER ON THE FRONT OF YOU.

 
Race Day Start Times
All three event distances start at 9:00 AM. 
Please show up on race day about 1-hour prior to your race’s start time. Please check-in at the pre-registration table.  And yes, there is race day entry for others that may be signing-up late.
 
North Shore Trail Race Instructions & Rules
 
Speed Limits and Parking
Obey all speed limits, signage, and parking regulations while driving in the park. When arriving, stop at the front gate and pay the park entrance fee. Watch for wild animals, bicycles and pedestrians crossing the roads.  There will be a field that you park in, that will be marked with a sign that says, "Event Parking."
 
A Hydration Device is Highly Recommended
There will be plenty of (water) aid along the course, but we encourage (for your own safety) that you carry a water bottle or hydration system with you.  It may take you longer than you think to get to the next water stop.
 
Aid Stations:
There will be unstaffed (water-only) aid stations, with cups & trashcans.  Do Not Litter!  For the 10K and Half, there will also be a full-service aid station, with water, Gatorade sportsdrink, HammerGel, and maybe a few goodies at the start of each subsequent loop.  Porta-johns will be there, also.
 
No Littering!
We love this State Park.  Littering on the course will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the race and the results.
 
Cut-off Times
In the interest of your safety, there will be a 12:30 p.m. cut-off time for finishing the race. For our slower participants: Our “course sweeper” person(s) will escort you to the finish line, for your safety.
 
Dropping-out of the race: During the race, if you've bit-off more than you can chew, you can always drop at the end of a loop, but you will need to notify the results team, so we aren't searching for you.  
 
Special Weather-related Safety Information
Your safety is our primary concern. In the event of severe weather (lightning, flooding, winds above 40 MPH, or tornado), we will shut the race down. 
 
Results
Results will be available later Saturday evening
at the Race Day Timing Solutions site.
 
Photos
Mile 90 Photography takes the BEST  and most professional trail race photos, ever!  We contract with them and pay for the photos, so that you can download them, without extra cost.  Photos may be up by the evening after the race.  You can check on their website, or wait for a link to them to be posted on our Trail Nerds Facebook site.


Distance

Special Online Early Bird Entry Fee

Price after August 15

Price  on Race Day

Half-marathon

$50

$65

$70

10K

$45

$55

$60

5K

$25

$40

$45

Canine Pacer

$10

$10

$10

There is also a $5 fee for entering the State Park.

 


 

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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:
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Most of the "head-bumpers" and other overhead obstructions will be marked with pink tape.
 
Here is a course map.
  

Mile 90 Photography
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Mile 90 Photography
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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 http://mile90.smugmug.com/

See all of our events HERE.

 

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 runsfar@kc.rr.com

 
 2014 Photos  By Mile 90 Photography 

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

2011 Photos

2011 Results

 

 
2009 Photos (by Dick Ross, seekcrun.com)

 
2008 Photos

 
 

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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
or:
-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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