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Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography

Fall Fell 7-Mile Trail Run
09/27/2015 (Sun)
9:00 a.m.  
Shelter #2, Kill Creek Park
Olathe, KS
9th Annual


2014 Results


2014 Photos by Mile 90 Photography 


You will get your feet wet crossing a stream, twice!
Great photos by Mile 90 Photography (included in the entry fee).
Chip timing by RaceDay Timing Solutions.
Please show up at least 30 minutes prior to 9 a.m.

$20 entry fee, this year (which includes a great Fall shirt).  Canines: $5 entry fee.
Race day sign-up, only. Cash, check, debit, or charge.
Unique oval stickers for finishers.

Inclimate Weather Instructions:

The trail race will become a partially-paved event, if the trails are deemed to be too muddy, or if there are high winds or lightning. We may not know, until the day of the event, but we WILL RUN. In 2012, we ran a modified course, which was about 5 miles, because of this.


Why is mud (on these trails) a concern?  These trails are built and maintained as a "labor of love" by ERTA with a lot of volunteer help.  They are constructed for the purpose as "tri-use trails," made for mountain-biking, hiking, and trailrunning.  We don't want to run on them when they are muddy, because we could damage them and initiate even more serious erosion issues.


We help to fund these trails, and Bad Ben is an ERTA Board Member, so this policy WILL BE ENFORCED.

Kill Creek Park information and Directions. Race Director:Ben Holmes, 816-810-0440 

Another Quality Trail Nerds Event

Please Read: Trail Ethics for Trail Runners.

Directions from KC area to Kill Creek Park:

From I-435 (west), merge onto KS-10 W
Travel 9.6 mi
Take the Kill Creek Rd exit
0.2 mi
Turn left onto S Kill Creek Rd
Travel 2.8 mi
Turn right onto W 115th St
Travel 0.5 mi
Take the 1st left onto S Homestead Ln
Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi

11670 S Homestead Ln, Olathe, KS 66018


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See all of our events HERE.

Photo by Mile 90 Photography


2013 Photos by Mile 90 Photography (Rick Mayo)


2013 Results

2011 Results

2011 Photos by Dick Ross

Race Director's Report
Another fun and inexpensive Trail Nerd / MudBabe event!  And nobody took a wrong turn, this year. 
Thanks to (Bad Ben's MudBabe) Sophia Wharton, for marking the course with me on Saturday, and for providing about 50 pairs of Mizuno socks to give away.  Thanks to Wael Sammur and Dave Salvavitch for being course guides.  Thank you Mel Baldridge for helping at registration, and for the MudBabes that helped too...(Hayley, et al).  Thanks again to Dick Ross, for the wonderful water crossing photos.  And special thanks to Eric Viera for sticking around to de-mark with me.  We had it all wrapped up by 1 p.m.
Happy trails,
Bad Ben

Photo by Dick Ross,
Photo by Dick Ross,
Chad Wooderson (2nd Place overall)
Photo by Dick Ross,
MudBabe Hayley rocks the stream crossing!
Photo by Dick Ross,
Dogs love to run in our races.
Photo by Dick Ross,
Rebecca, representing the Topeka Trail Gators.
Photo by Dick Ross,
Keith Dowell

2009 Event
We had a nice little race, this Sunday.  Everybody seemed to have a good time.  Nobody got lost, but they did all get their feet wet. 
There were donuts.  There was coffee.  There were free Mizuno socks given to every finisher, by Sophia Wharton (except for the K-9 competitors...sniff...woof).
No records were broken, but neither were any bones.
Thanks to Brad Bishop and Travis Kierre, for marking the course with me on Saturday.  Thanks to Dallas Henry and Asher Kyger for helping out here and there, and for keeping the runners going in the right direction.  And thanks to my girlfriend Sophia for helping me de-mark the course and for doing results and a lot of etceteras.
Happy trails,
Bad Ben
PS: Thanks to our generous entrants, we raised $50 extra for ERTA, in addition to the race's donation.
Cody Jones wearing Mizuno Wave Cabrakans.
Photo by Dick Ross,
Kristi Mayo strides through the creek.
Photo by Dick Ross,
Juraj with his running partner (Willie).
Photo by Dick Ross,

Rick Mayo Strides Out. Photo by Dick Ross

2007 Event:
Dick Ross' Photos from
This was the first-ever off-pavement trail running event at Kill Creek Park. It was a low-key FUN trail race, like many of our smaller events. The Kill Creek Trail system is fairly technical, and has roots, rocks and two stream crossings, during our race.  It's a beautiful need to check it out, if you haven't been there before.

We raised $214 for ERTA for trail maintenance, despite our low $8 entry fee. Many gave more than $8, and we kept expenses low.

We gave away some nice running-related stuff from Garry Gribble's Running Sports, and a pair of shoes from Vasque.

Many thanks to the volunteers, and to Shane Jones for helping me mark the course the night before. I've never known a guy that could keep a cigar lit while running on the "Eddy Trail" with his hands full.

Happy trails,
Bad Ben

This was a low-key trail event, like our last one.

Stuart Johnson cruises!

Coco Tieghi enjoys the trail.

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