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June 9, 2018 Race

Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Rock the Night Away!
1/2-Marathon, 10K Trail Runs
8th Annual
Saturday Night, June 9, 2018 8:30 p.m.
At Branded B Ranch
Meriden, KS (between Lawrence & Topeka)


2018 Results

2018 Photos by Mile 90 Photography 


Brief Description

Loop course on rocky, slightly hilly trails. 100% single-track trails. Every hill is runnable.
10K is a one-loop course.
The Half is a two-loop course.
Time limit: 4 hours for Half Marathon.

8th Annual. An incredible experience!

Camping / Lodging / Showers

There are many lodging and dining opportunities within 20 miles from the race. Free showers. Camping is available at the race location for $20 night. Hang-out and PARTY! Bring a tent, some chairs and get ready for some fun!

Food / Photos / Beer

Post-race meal, Mile 90 Photography photos, beer, and beverages are included
Check out last year's photos, here.

Shirts / Finisher Awards

Nicely-designed event shirts...(if registered by June 3), and unique finisher's hardware:
All half-marathon and 10K finishers get GLOW-IN-THE-DARK distance-specific finisher medals, and distance-specific oval stickers. Awards for 1st through 3rd place M/F in both distances.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be at the event site (only). It will start at 7:00 PM, Saturday night.
And yes, there will be day-of-race registration for all of you procrastinators.

DistanceEntry FeeFee on Race Day June 10
10K$50 $60
1/2-Marathon$60 $80


Course / Location

The course is run on the Perry State Park MTB Trails, managed by Lyle Riedy of the Kansas Trails Council.  Part of the entry fee will go to the Friends of the Trails fund, after expenses.  Start / Finish: Branded B Ranch, 7184 74th St, Meriden, KS 66512  Link to Location


Camping and showers are available at the race location for $20 night, payable to Rod Brown (at the event), owner of Branded B.  The camping area is a short-mowed grassy area, next to the start/finish area.  You can email Rod Brown questions about camping, here.


Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Results / Photos

2017 Photos by Mile 90 Photography

2017 Results

2016 Photos by Mile 90 Photography 

2015 Results

Questions About Results? Email runsfar@kc.rr.com

2015 Photos

By Mile 90 Photography 

2014 Photos

by Mile 90 Photography 

2014 Results (June 20, 2014)


2013 Photos
By Rick & Kristi Mayo

2013 Race Report:

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(Medals are much larger than picture above).

Friday Night, June 21, 2013

A flashlight or headlamp is REQUIRED equipment for this race.

Photo by Mile 90 Photography
Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Photo by Mile 90 Photography


Trail Nerds Association


Race Director:
Ben Holmes
(816) 810-0440

Contact Ben Holmes

Race Instructions

Speed Limits and ParkingObey 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. 

Flashlights or headlamps WILL BE REQUIRED for all participants of this race. It's advisable to have both a flashlight and headlamp.

 Special Weather-related Safety InformationYour 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 ReportingIf 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 a cut-off time for the Half Marathon.
The Half marathon for this night race is a 2-loop course.
You have to leave the Main Aid Station (mile 6.5) by 11:00 PM Cut-off time, to start your 2nd loop.
That's a pace Per Mile of: 16 Minutes, 2 Seconds.  Which is 3.74 Miles Per Hour (average).

 Dropping-down to another Distance or dropping-out of the race:  You can change your distance before the race until One Week Prior to the Race, by emailing Bad Ben.  And during the race, if you've bit-off more than you can chew, you can always drop out of the race, but you will need to notify the results team, so we aren't searching for you.      Carrying a Hydration Device is Advised:

There will be plenty of aid along the course, but it is advisable (for your own safety) that you carry a water bottle or hydration system with you.   Race distance on the trail can take much longer than on pavement...don't run out of water!


Aid Stations:
There will be a staffed aid stations on the course, as well as unstaffed water stops (with no cups)...you will need a bottle or hydration device with you to obtain water at the unstaffed water stops.  The staffed aid stations will offer water & sports drink.

 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 reflective ground flags and or ribbons at important intersections or turns. Care must be taken when crossing roadways!

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 (on race night, 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, beer, and beverages near the start/finish area.  


Race Direction:

Ben Holmes 816-810-0440 $$$ to the TrailsNote: A large portion of this 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 call Ben: (816) 810-0440


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