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June 24, 2016 Race


Rock the Night Away!
1/2-Marathon, 10K, & 5K Trail Runs
6th Annual
Friday Night, June 24, 2016 9:15 p.m.
At Branded B Ranch
Lake Perry, KS

2016 Online Entry

2015 Results

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

2015 Photos

By Mile 90 Photography 

Race Details

Brief Description:

Loop course on rocky, root-bound, and hilly trails. 100%single-track trails.  Every hill is runnable.  Time limit: 4 hours for Half Marathon.

Branded B Ranch, Meriden, Kansas.
Spend the night!  It's a family-friendly Party!  Camping or Air Conditioned bunk areas available, with showers!

All races: June 19, Friday Night, 9:00 p.m. Start

Entry Fees:


Early Bird Entry Fee
Price After May 1
Price on Race Day June 24
After May 25
Half- Marathon
Canine Pacer

Packet Pickup is on race day at the race location.  Please show up at least 1-hour prior to the event.



The Half-Marathon AND 10K finishers get a large, beautiful custom (glow-in-the-dark medal).
All finishers receive an oval distance sticker.
All participants will receive a nicely-designed t-shirt. (No guarantee of a shirt, if entered after June 15).
Post-race food, beverages, and nano-brewed (and regular) beer is included.  This race has a family-friendly PARTY atmosphere.  Spend the night!

The course is held on 100% single-track trails. There is no pavement.
Rocky single-track, fully wooded.  The course is hilly, but it flows...there are no steep inclines or declines.  Total Elevation change (in the Half) about 3,000'.

Race Climate/Weather:
Minimum Temperature °F 62.6
Maximum Temperature °F 83.6
Monthly Precipitation inches 5.51

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

2014 Photos

by Mile 90 Photography 

2014 Results (June 20, 2014)

Photo by Mile 90 Photography

Photo by Mile 90 Photography


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


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 staffed aid stations along the course.  The aid stations will offer water & Gatorade.

 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!

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.  


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


Trail Nerds Association