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Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Mile 90 Photography

Trail Nerds' Present:

"Psycho Psummer" Run Toto Run
50K, 20-Mile, & 10-Mile Trail Run
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Shelter #2, Kansas City, Kansas
11th Annual
 
Description
A beautiful but challenging run on hilly single-track and bridle trails.
Multiple well-stocked aid stations on the course. 11th Annual.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION DEVICE.
 


2017 Photos, by Mile 90 are available, here

2017 Results are here

 

Distances
50-Kilometer (3-loop) course.
 20-Mile (2-loop) course.
 10-Mile (2-loop) course.
 
Start Times
8:00 a.m. for the 50K & 20-Miler.
9:00 a.m. for the 10-Miler.
Chip timing will be used for all event distances.

Course
The course is 10.4-miles long, and is run on a mixture of bridle and single-track trails in a hardwood forest, with some decent hills thrown into the mix. There are occasional views of Wyandotte County Lake, during the race.  Since it is in the woods, 85% of the time you will be in the shade.
 Course Map

 

INCLUDED: Food / Photos / Beer /Swag
Race logo beer mug.
CRAFT KEG BEER, and beverages included.

Nicely-designed gender-specific event shirts...(if registered by June 19).

Post-race food.
Free, downloadable Mile 90 Photography photos.
50K entrants get a Trail Nerds’ cinch bag.

 

 

Finishers Receive
Distance-specific finisher medals
Distance-specific oval stickers
Every 50K finisher will receive a "50K Finisher" custom trucker hat!
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Awards for 1st through 3rd place M/F in all distances, given at the finish line.

 

 

Photos
ALSO INCLUDED:
Free, beautiful, and downloadable Mile 90 Photography photos, by Rick & Kristi Mayo.
These are on-the-course and finish line photos in high resolution.
See 2016 photos, here.

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Rick and Kristi Mayo

The people behind the cameras at Mile 90 Photography, Rick and Kristi Mayo, have been an active part of the ultrarunning community since 2005. They apply their experience with running endurance events to capture quality images of athletes in action.

 

 

Video Race Report

A well-produced video by Todd Chandler 

Todd Chandler's Video Race Report:

 

Aid Stations
The aid station food is for the runners (and pacers), only. Thanks in advance!

Entrants in ALL DISTANCES must carry a hydration device or water bottle, since it may take you longer to get to the next aid station than you think.

Aid Station Provisions:
The staffed stations will have the following food and drink:
-Water
-HEED Sports-drink
-Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Mountain Dew
-Pringles Potato Chips, cookies, pretzels
-Fruit, such as bananas, oranges
-Electrolytes: Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes and S-Caps.
-Hammer Nutrition Gels
-Ice
They may also have coffee, potato soup, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, candy, soup and other assorted food for runners and pacers. If you have any special food preferences or allergies, please feel free to bring your own. Minor first aid kits will also be at the staffed aid stations.

 

You will encounter aid stations at these locations, per loop:  

Shelter 1

1.25 Miles

Unstaffed

Water Only

Toilet

Entrance BS Trails (near Triangle)

2.9 Miles

Staffed

Full Service

 

Dam

5.0 Miles

Staffed

Full Service

 

Shelter 14

7.0 Miles

Staffed

Full Service

Toilet

Shelter 10

8.1 Miles

Staffed

Full Service

Toilet

Pre-Sisters

8.7 Miles

Unstaffed

Water Only

 

Main Aid (Start/Finish)

10.4 Miles

Staffed

Full Service

Toilet 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Entry Fees and Registration:

Distance

Early Bird Entry Fee

Price after April 30

Price after

Price @ Packet Pickup

Price on      Race Day

June 19*

21-Jul

22-Jul

50K

$90

$100

$110

$120

$130

20-Mile

$80

$90

$100

$110

$120

10-Mile

$70

$80

$90

$100

$110

Pacer (50K only)

 

 

 

 

$0

 2017 Online Entry is OPEN, click here.

 

2017 Snail Mail Entry Form 

Photo by Mile 90 Photography
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Kaci Lickteig: 2nd Place overall & 1st Female in 2014 50K.

Photo by Mile 90 Photography
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Zach Bitter, on his way to a 2014 sub-4-hr 50K victory.

Photo by Mile 90 Photography
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Triston Wurm: 6-y.o. 10-miler!

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Your Packet Pickup Location(s) will be:

 

On Friday, July 21, 3PM to 8PM, in the conference room at the Official Race Hotel –

Comfort Suites

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.

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

 

The Course

 Course Map

 


 

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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Race Start Times -

8:00 AM: 50K and 20-miler start.  

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.  

 

Course Markings:

The course 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.

 

Faster Runners:

Be courteous but assertive, consistent, and loud, when passing.  

 

Headphones/earbuds:

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 Information

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 civilization.

 

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.

 

Race 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).

 

Results will 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 runsfar@kc.rr.com.

 

You can also check for results and photos on the Trail Nerds’ Facebook site.

  

Have a SAFE event!


 
 

Pacers:
sufficient. Pacers need not pay, but must sign a waiver at race registration. Pacers can enjoy all of the food/hydration/service of the aid stations, but must not be an "overbearing burden" upon the race organization (or their assigned runner). We reserve the right to pull any pacer who we deem as "burdensome" either to us or to their runner.

Dogs as Pacers: No dogs, this race.  It will be too hot.

2016 Photos

By Mile 90 Photography 

 

2016 Results

For any results issues contact this email

 

 

2015 Results

 

2015 Photos

by Mile 90 Photography 

 

 

July 12, 2014:
 
By Rick & Kristi Mayo
Mile 90 Photography
 
For any discrepancies, contact Timing Company.
 

2014 Race Reports

If you have a race report you’d like to share, please email a link to badbendrs@yahoo.com

Zach Bitter (50K Male winner)

Kristen Weigand (50K Female 3rd Pl)

Terri (20-Miler)

Shannon (20-Miler)

Danny Loental (20-Miler course revenge!)

Jordan (20-Miler & First Trail Race)

Kim & Rachel (10-Miler)

Eric (10-Miles)

Corey…first trail run (10-Miler)


Photo by Mile 90 Photography
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Kaci Lickteig, on her way to an overall victory in the 2013 50K.

 2013 Results, here.
For any results issues, contact: Raul at runsfar@kc.rr.com 

2013 PHOTOS
Please feel free to download any photos...your race director pre-paid for them. 

Photos by Rick & Kristi Mayo, of Mile 90 Photography 

Photos by Tyson Hofsommer 

If you have any race reports, please submit them or (a link to them) to me at
badbendrs@yahoo.com

Some entrants are serious about this race:
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Gregor's Tattoo

2011 UltraRunning Magazine Article

Keep up with this Race on Facebook:
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See all of our events HERE.

Ultrarunning Magazine article about the 2009 event.

Our Sponsors:

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Photo Credit: Rick Mayo
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RD's Grandson

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Photos by Dick Ross & Ben Holmes

 
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