Your Packet Pickup Location(s) will be:
On Friday, July 21, 3PM to 8PM, in the conference room at the Official Race Hotel –
3000 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109
(I-435, exit 15, just slightly east
on Leavenworth Rd).
This location is 1.5 miles west of the race start.
And: On Saturday, July 22 (Race Day) at the Race Location, starting one-hour prior to start of your race.
location: Shelter 2, Wyandotte County Lake Park.
Take Exit 15, I-435
Head east on Leavenworth Rd.
Take a left on N 91st St
Follow the big yellow “TRAIL RACE” signs.
Set your GPS device for
this address: 3438 West Drive, Kansas City, KS 66109
You will need to carry a hydration device or water bottle with you if you want to be included in the
results. This is for your own safety.
Race Day PARKING for everybody
will be in the lot by the race start, but please PARK CLOSE AND SMARTLY, so we can fit everybody in the lot.
Please carpool! Please do not park on the side of the road or block any driveways...the park will have
your car towed away.
Race Start Times -
8:00 AM: 50K and
9:00 AM: 10-miler start.
To avoid disqualification, please start with
your appointed group.
Bib Numbers: Please pin your bib number to the FRONT of you somewhere, so that it is VISIBLE. This race is chip-timed,
but we will still need to see your bib number, to have an accounting of you during the race and in the results. The
chip is part of your bib. Do not fold your bib, if you want your electronic chip to work.
The course is run through hardwood forest
and is 85 percent shaded, with all of it on dirt trails, except when you cross the dam.
will be marked with bright pink ground flags. All confusing trail intersections and important diversions will be marked
with directional arrow signs, and “Wrong Way” warning signs. There will also be an attempt made to mark
all overhead obstructions with bright pink tape. Road crossings will not be staffed. Please watch for automobiles
at all road crossings.
At the start
of each race, there will be a "conga line" of runners as you enter the trail. Be patient when you are part
of this crowd of runners, as it will disperse soon enough. Don't follow the runner in front of you too closely,
since you won't have time to see obstacles, and may trip.
To pass a runner on a narrow, single-track trail: Let them know you are approaching. Yell out, “On
your left.” If it is unsafe to pass, be patient, a space will open-up, soon enough. If you are the slower runner, find
a spot to step to the right to make it easier for the faster runner to pass you.
Be courteous but assertive, consistent, and
loud, when passing.
Personal Music WILL BE ALLOWED in this race, but the use of two earbuds or headphones is NOT, for safety
reasons. You are not the only runner in this race...tuning-out everybody around you is just RUDE, for the reasons above
(of passing on narrow trails). There are multiple race distances happening in this event, and there will be some VERY
FAST RUNNERS approaching from behind you at certain points on the trail. Please don't inhibit both of your ears
by using both earbuds or headphones to cover your ears, unless you want to be pulled from the race. (And I WILL pull
you from the race and results).
Littering on the
course will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the race and the results. This is a park, after all.
Special Weather-related Safety
Your safety is our primary concern. In the event of severe weather (lightning,
flooding, hight winds, or tornado), we will shut the race down. In the event of a tornado siren sounding, please find your
way to a substantial shelter and wait for the sirens and danger to subside. Or, if severe winds suddenly hit your location,
lay down in a ditch or low spot (that hasn’t yet filled with water), and put your hands over your head. After the danger
has passed, make your way to a paved road crossing or to a staffed aid station, so that we can get you back to your car or
Injury Reporting: If you sustain any type of serious injury while on the
course, you must report it to the next aid station. We will have trained Doctors & EMT’s on staff to assess and/or
treat minor injuries. If you sustain an injury that is deemed by the EMT staff to need further medical attention, you will
not be allowed to continue in the race, and will be taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
Dropping-down to another Distance or dropping-out of the race: During the race, if you've bit-off more than
you can chew, you can always drop down to a lower distance at the main aid station (by running through the finish
line), but you will also need to notify the results team, so we know you are dropping to a lower distance. You will
get a special drop-down medal, and will be listed in the results as “Dropped to 10-miles or 20-miles”.
If you somehow drop out of the race at another aid station, please let the results staff know, so we aren't
searching for you.
Cut-off Times: There are cut-off times for those in the 20-miler and
50K for leaving the main aid station for your final loop.
You will not be allowed
onto the course after:
11:59 AM for the 20-miler and 1:59 PM for the 50K.
Post-Race Meal and Beverages: Upon completion of the race, participants can enjoy post-race food near the start/finish area. Note:
The aid station table food is for those running in the race, only…it is not post-race food. There will be water, HEED,
and Beer for the beverage selection.
Photos and Results
Photos taken during the race can be found afterward, at
Mile 90 Photography. The photos are already prepaid for, and are
free to you to download. Mile 90 is a business started by Rick and Kristi Mayo, themselves very accomplished UltraRunners
(and accomplished photographers).
be available as soon as possible…potentially by the night of the race, at RaceDay Timing Solutions. If you have any concerns about your finish
time, please contact Raul Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also check for results and photos on the Trail Nerds’ Facebook site.
Have a SAFE event!