Event Description 7th Annual. 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!
Shirts / Awards: Nicely-designed
event shirts...(if registered by May 6), and unique finisher's hardware: All finishers get distance-specific finisher
medals & oval stickers. ALL 50K finishers also get a Lake Perry 50K FINISHER trucker cap, IN YOUR CHOICE OF COLOR.
This is Ouray brand, choice of 10 colors. Awards for 1st through 3rd place M/F in all distances.
INCLUDED: Food / Photos / Beer /Swag / Showers: Race logo
beer mug. Post-race food. Free, downloadable Mile 90 Photography photos. CRAFT KEG 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.
Your choice of 9 different color 50K finisher hats
Photo by Rick Mayo, Mile 90 Photography
Photos ALSO INCLUDED:
Free, beautiful, and downloadable Mile 90 Photography photos, by Rick & Kristi
Mayo. These are on-the-course and finish line photos in high resolution. See 2016 photos, here.
Rick & Kristi Mayo
The people behind the cameras at Mile 90 Photography, Rick
and Kristi Mayo, have been an active part of the ultrarunning community since 2005. They apply their experience with running endurance events to capture quality images of athletes in action.
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
The 50K is a 2-loop course.
Ultra-course Starting time: 8 AM.
Half-Marathon is a one-loop course, with Carlyle Trail missing from
Starting time: 8 AM
Cut-off Times / Drop Bags
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.
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.
/ Headphone Policy:
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.
To 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.
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.
Informal, Laid-Back Camping:
if you are tent-camping, there is a large, mowed lawn area that you can set up at, right at Branded B Ranch.Get ahold of Rod Brown (proprietor), sometime after setting up and pay
him $20 per night.Showers will be available Friday and Saturday
in the southernmost brown wood building.
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!