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Medals for Half & 50K finishers:
Half-Marathon & 50K finishers get large finisher's medals.
All entrants get an
event mug and shirt, and post-race meal.
A pre-race meal will be available for an extra charge to those staying
at Branded B Ranch.
Speed Limits and Parking
Obey all speed limits, signage, and parking regulations
while driving through the park. Watch for wild animals crossing the roads.
Please check-in at the registration table prior to the start of your race.
Race Day Check-in
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.
Littering on the course will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the race and
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
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.
In the interest of your safety, there will be cut-off times at
two locations along the course.
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.
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
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.
There will be 2 staffed aid stations along the course. There will also be at least four 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. Pretzels, Crackers, Cookies, Chips
The staffed stations will have the following food and drink:
Ultra (orange flavored)
Coke, Ginger Ale
Fruit, such as bananas, watermelon, canteloupe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Upon completion of the race, participants can
enjoy post-race food near the start/finish area.
Important Phone Numbers
Logistics Director:Matt Holmes 816-810-0442
Race Direction: Ben Holmes 816-810-0440
$$$ 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!