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Lake Perry Trail Runs

October 19, 2014 Race

Lake Perry Rocks!
50-Kilometer, 1/2-Marathon, & 5K
Trail Runs
Branded B Ranch, Kansas


Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Race Details

Thanks again for entering our little gem of a race.  Our volunteers work hard to give you a great run!


Here are the 2013 Results.


Here are photos that you can upload, paid for by your race fee:


Photos by Mile 90 Photography


Photos by Tyson Hofsommer


If you have a race report, please email it to me, and I’ll post it.

Photo by Tyson Hofsommer

FAQ (and Late Registration info)

Brief Description:

Loop course on rocky, root-bound, and hilly trails. 100%single-track trails.  Every hill is runnable.  Time limit: 9 hours for 50K. Estimated Participants: 150+. 

Branded B Ranch, Meriden, Kansas. (West side of Lake Perry). Map to Location
Between Topeka & Lawrence, Kansas
Nearest Airport: Kansas City, MO (MCI).

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013

50K & 1/2-Marathon: 8:00 a.m. Start
5K:  9:00 a.m. Start


The 50K and 1/2-marathon finishers will receive a large, custom-made medal.

T-shirts & Mug
All participants will receive a nicely-designed "technical" t-shirt and custom race-logo mug. Post-race meal & beverages is included. (After Oct 1, no guarantee of shirt or correct size).

The course is held on 100% single-track trails. There is no pavement.
Rocky single-track, fully wooded, no steep inclines or declines. Total Elevation change (50K): 7,000'

Race Climate/Weather:
Minimum Temperature °F 43.9
Maximum Temperature °F 68.5
Monthly Precipitation inches 3.04

Nearest Airport
Kansas City International Airport, Missouri (MCI) is a short 1-hour & 22-minute drive away.

Entry Fees
 Fee till Sep 15After
5K Run/Walk$35 $40
Half-Marathon$60 $75
50-Kilometer$75 $80
Fees on Race Day - 50K: $90, Half: $75, 5K: $50.
Entry Fee includes logo mug, post-race meal & beverages,
and technical long-sleeved technical tee-shirt.
(After Oct 1, no guarantee of shirt or correct size).

Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup is at the race.  Show up early for your event.

Lodging, Camping, Showers:
There is on-site camping (and indoor bunks) available at a low rate.
Contact Branded B Ranch in advance for Bunks.  To camp, bring your tent, pay $25 to Branded B, day of race. There are also SHOWERS available! Please bring your own towel and soap.

Luke, Matty & Danny lead a little pack by the lake.
Melanie Simpson, 50K Female Masters Winner
Melanie Simpson, 50K Female Masters Winner
Scott Hanson, 50K Male Masters Winner
Haley Bidroski, 50K Female Winner
Haley Bidroski, 50K Female Winner
David Bean, 50K Male Winner


Results, Photos, Reports

This is a Trail Nerds' event.

Here are the 2013 Results.


Here are photos that you can upload, paid for by your race fee:


Photos by Mile 90 Photography


Photos by Tyson Hofsommer

2012 Results

Photo by SeeKCRun.com
Photo by SeeKCRun.com
Photo by SeeKCRun.com
Photo by SeeKCRun.com
Photo by SeeKCRun.com
Photo by SeeKCRun.com
Photo by SeeKCRun.com

2011 Photos by Dick Ross

2011 Race Reports:


Erica (Some Cussing Included)




Trail Nerds Association


Race Director:
Ben Holmes
(816) 810-0440

Contact Ben Holmes

Saturday, October 19, 2013
50K, Half-Marathon, 5K
Branded B Ranch
Lake Perry, Kansas

Speed Limits and Parking
Obey all speed limits, signage, and parking regulations while driving through the park. Watch for wild animals crossing the roads.

Race Day Check-in

Please check-in at the registration table prior to the start of your race.

Race Bibs

If you want to show up in the results, please pin your bib number to the FRONT of you somewhere, so that it is VISIBLE. Do not fold or mutilate the race bib, because it will destroy the attached integral timing-chip.

No Littering!
Littering on the course will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the race and the results.

Special Weather-related Safety Information: Your safety is our primary concern. In the event of severe weather (lightning, flooding, winds above 25 MPH, 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 injury while on the course, you must report it to the next aid station. We will have trained 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 driven to an area hospital by our staff or by ambulance.

Cut-off Times

In the interest of your safety, there will be cut-off times at two locations along the course.

For the 50K: You have to leave the Main Aid Station (mile 15.7) by 12:30 PM, to start your 2nd loop. You will have to leave the Rock Creek Aid Station by 2:45 PM (at mile 23). If you do not make these cut-off times, you will be pulled from the race.

To stay ahead of the cutoffs in the 50K, this is the pace needed:
Pace Per Mile: 17 Minutes, 12 Seconds. Miles Per Hour: 3.49

For the 1/2 marathon, you will definitely need to leave the Rock Creek Aid Station by Noon, 6 miles into your event.

That's about a 1.5 MPH pace, or a 40 minutes per mile pace.

No Cups at Unstaffed Aid Stations! A Hydration Device is Required Equipment:There will be plenty of aid along the course, but we must insist (for your own safety) that you carry a water bottle or hydration system with you. You will be disqualified for not carrying such. There will be no cups at the unstaffed aid stations, and at the staffed aid stations, cups will be used mainly for sports drinks and coke, so you will need to have something (other than your hands or mouth) to put the water into. Sustainabilty issues are a part of our mission statement. We are dedicated to reducing waste and recycling as much as is currently possible.

Aid Stations:
There will be 2 staffed aid stations along the course. There will also be at least three un-staffed aid stations. You will travel no more than 2-1/2 miles between aid stations. But keep in mind, that distance on the trail can take much longer than on pavement.

The aid station volunteers are very experienced ultra-runners, and are there to help you. If you are having a problem of some kind, just ask an aid station volunteer for a potential solution. They may be able to help you. Make sure you are checked in at each aid station (have your number visible on your front side), for they will record your number and time into the station. Limited first aid will be available at the stations as well as bug repellent, Vaseline, and sunscreen.

The staffed stations will have the following food and drink:
SUCCEED Ultra (orange flavored)
Coke, Ginger Ale

Pretzels, Crackers, Cookies, Chips
Fruit, such as bananas, watermelon, canteloupe
Electrolytes: SUCCEED!
They may also have coffee, potato soup, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, candy, soup and other assorted food for runners and pacers. Remember: If you carry a cup or bowl out of an aid station please carry it to the next station. Ice will be available Main Aid Station.

Drop bags:

Drop bags are only allowed for the 50K race. At the morning check-in you will be given the opportunity to leave 2 drop bags, one for the start/finish area and one which will be transported to a remote aid station out on the course. Write your name, and bib number onto each bag. These two locations will give you access to your bags at about 8 - 10 mile intervals, which should be about perfect.

Please keep these bags down to a reasonable size, and secure or pad any "breakable" items. No ice chests larger than 6-pack size. Absolutely no styrofoam coolers. Rule of thumb: A large drop bag should be no larger than a large shoe box, and weigh no more than 6 lbs. Any bags left at the race will be discarded, or the items contained within will be given to charity.

Trail Markings:
The course is marked with yellow signs that will tell you "right turn," "left turn," "straight ahead," and "wrong way." We will mark the course with ground flags and or ribbons at important intersections or turns. Care must be taken when crossing roadways! 

Pacers are allowed on the course for the last loop of the 50K race, only. Pacers are not allowed to be a "pack mule" for their runner, and should be fairly self-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: We are a dog-friendly bunch, within reason. You can run with your (well-mannered) dog, but it must be on a leash, and you must not let it get entangled with another runner. Register your dog for any race (online, for $10). It will be issued a bib number that needs to be attached (with your name and cell # written on it with a sharpie). Your dog will be included in the official results, and receive a finisher's medal, if appropriate for that distance/race. We won't allow any cruelty to animals, so you must attest to your dog's "trail conditioning." If it appears that your dog is heat-stressed or otherwise physically stressed or injured, we will ask YOU AND YOUR DOG to pull out of the race and seek out immediate veterinary help. Please provide water and food for your dog. You can refill your dog's water at the aid stations.

Post-Race Meal

Upon completion of the race, participants can enjoy post-race food near the start/finish area.

$$$ to the Trails

Note: A large portion of the 2012 race’s net proceeds will go to the Kansas Trails Council exclusively for the Lake Perry Trails "Friends of the Trail" Fund. So the actual trail that you will be running on, will receive the funds from the race!

For more information, see our FAQ Page.

Trail Nerds Association