Shaded trail run on rocky and hilly trails. 100% single-track trails in hardwood forest. Every hill is runnable. Time limit:
9 hours for 50K and Half-Marathon. A very family-friendly event. World-class Trail Nerds' aid stations and hospitality! The Half-Marathon is a one-loop course. The 50K is a two-loop course.
Shirts / Awards
Nicely-designed event shirts...(if registered by May 6), and unique finisher's hardware: All half-marathon
and 50K finishers get distance-specific finisher medals, and all 50K finishers also get a Lake Perry 50K finisher hat, in
your choice of color! Awards for 1st through 3rd place M/F in all distances.
Food / Photos / Beer /Swag / Showers
Post-race meal, Mile 90 Photography photos, beer, and beverages included. 50K entrants
get extra swag, such as Trail Nerds’ cinch bag, etc. Post-race showers will be available at the finish area.
Camping / Lodging / Dining
There are many lodging and dining opportunities within 20 miles from
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: email@example.com
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
50K Cutoff Time: The cutoff for the last 50K loop
will be 12:30 PM. You must leave the main aid station by that time, or you won’t be allowed to continue. Half-Marathon
Cutoff Time: If you are caught by the Course Sweep, you will be driven back to the start / finish area. The course sweep
leaves the main aid station at 12:30 PM, and follows the last runner / zombie.
Drop Bags: Drop bags are
only allowed for the 50-Kilometer race. At the morning check-in you will be given the opportunity to leave your drop bag at
the Main Aid Station area on tables labeled, “Drop Bags”, within sight of the finish line. One pile will be for
the Kimberly Road aid station, and one for the Main Aid station. On the two-loop 50K course, you will pass the Kimberly Road
aid station a total of two times, and the main aid station, once. Write your name, and bib number onto each bag. Please
pick-up your drop bag(s) after the race, or it will be donated to a needy local runner or recycled.
Passing Etiquette / Headphone Policy
Passing runners on the trail: There will be plenty
of opportunity to pass, prior to entering any trail sections of the race. There might 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.
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. Again…for your own safety, you should only have one
ear engaged in your music. 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.
Weather / Airport
Race Climate/Weather: Minimum Temperature °F 53.3 Maximum Temperature
°F 74.3 Monthly Precipitation inches 5.01
Nearest Airport Kansas City International Airport, Missouri
(MCI) is a short 1-hour & 22-minute drive away.
Synopsis: Two weeks of weed
mitigation, chainsawing and trail maintenance on the Lake Perry MTB Trails paid-off. Special thanks to the following
Trail Nerds for pitching in: Keith Dowell, Coco Tieghi, and Ben Holmes. And special thanks most of all to Lyle Riedy
(the Kansas Trails Council Trail Steward), for all of the hard work.
On race day, the weather cooperated
and the trail was in good condition. We had some great competition and sportsmanship. A stellar day in Kansas!