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Lake Perry Trail Runs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Headphones!
For the safety of you and your fellow runner, we must insist that you not wear both earbuds during this race. Why? Single-track trails are narrow, and it makes it impossible to pass a slow MudderHumper "jamming to their tunes." In a word, it's RUDE. You can however run with music with ONE EARBUD.
 
Rules for Passing Slower Runners & for Getting Passed:
When passing a slower runner on a narrow section of trail, yell out, "on your left," and then wait for the person to move to the right, to pass safely. If you have runners approaching from behind, please look for a spot to safely pull to the right, to let them pass.

Drop Bags (for 50K, only):
There are two locations for staging drop bags...at the Main Aid Station (which is 2 blocks from the start/finish area), and at the Kimberly road aid station. There will be an area set-up to put your drop bag(s) on prior to the race, that will go out to the appropriate aid stations. Special Note: Please take your schtuff home! While I am very good at preparing for, and race-directing races, I really suck at getting heavy, mud & sweat-soaked crap back to its rightful owner(s). Any drop bags left at the race will probably be donated to "broke-as-heck" local trail-runners. They thank-you in advance!

Dropping-out of the Race:
Please personally let our timing person know, if you're dropping out of the race. We don't want to muster a search party for you!


Post Race Food:
There will be hearty hot food waiting for you for after the event. There are also SHOWERS available! Please bring your own towel and soap.

Shoes...should I wear trail-running shoes?
In a word: YES. Because of the sharp rocks, interesting terrain and various other course oddities, Bad Ben highly recommends a trail-running shoe with appropriate foot protection, for this course. There are trail-running shoes that might work well for you available where packet pickup will be located. They will have these shoes, along with many various trail shoes in stock. If you choose to run in "normal" roadrunning shoes, please be careful!

Eating During the Race:
If you want to finish this hilly race without bonking bigtime, you should fuel your body during the race. Our aid stations will be well-stocked with different kinds of carb-filled goodies and a few salty foods, too, along with offering water & SUCCEED brand sports drink. Many non-ultra-runners would never think of eating "real food," during a race. Now is the time to try-out this concept. For Gel Fanatics: there will be a limited amount of HAMMER gels available at the Aid Stations, only. If you need gels elsewhere along the course, please buy and carry your own with you.

Course Marking:
This is not a road race, so there won't be folks standing on some street corner pointing and saying: "this-a-way." But our Trail Nerd races are very-well marked, as far as trail races go. The course route will be marked with pink flags and ARROW signs and WRONG WAY signs.  If you're an anal mileage person, please buy local...purchase and use a Garmin product. And you can cuss at it, while being freaked-out for only moving at a 12-minute/mile pace through the hills.

Half Marathon Course (Garmin information)

Half-Marathon Elevation Profile
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50K Course (Garmin Information)



Refunds:
+) Before Late entry date: we refund 100% of the money paid minus $15 (handling fee), if requested.
+) After Late entry date: No Refunds.


Shirts:
+) Shirts to those who register prior to late entry date.
+) No shirt size changes, period.
+) No guarantee of a Shirt (or proper shirt size), if you register late.
+) We do not mail shirts before, during, or after the event.

Race Cancellation or Postponement 

Trail races are very dependent upon weather conditions, and the runners' safety is the most important concern.  Also, trail damage may be incurred by muddy conditions or persons diverting around downed trees.  Severe weather may also shut down a race on race day, such as: high winds, severe lightning, heavy rain.

A trail race may be postponed or cancelled by the following person(s):

  • The acting Kansas Trails Council Trail Steward.  (This is the caretaker of the local trails).

  • The race director.

  • The State Park or Corp of Engineers.

  • Local law enforcement.

If an event is postponed and you can’t make the new date, you can receive a 10% discount toward any other event on our same-year calendar.  We will always strive to find a postponement date, but it is always dependent upon the venue and the jurisdictions that we deal with.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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