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Prairie Spirit Trail 100 & 50 Mile

Sat April 2 - Sun April 3 2016
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Location: Ottawa, KS US 66067 Directions
Type: Ultra
Event Time Price Details
100 Mile 6:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT $250 Price increases February 29, 2016 at 11:59pm CST
50 Mile 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT $160 Price increases February 29, 2016 at 11:59pm CST
220 W. 17th Street
Ottawa, KS US 66067

Unique, date & event specific buckles to all finishers of either event!
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton). Guaranteed sizing only to entrants registered by March 5, 2016.
Post-race food
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos
Unparalleled aid stations
Limited to 200 participants between the two races

$225/100 MILE & $145/50 MILE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015

$250/100 MILE & $160/50 MILE FROM JANUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2016.

$275/100 MILE & $175/50 MILE FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH MARCH 27, 2016.

All registrations are final. No refunds, deferrals or carryovers to future events. 


100 Mile 6 AM start; 30-hour time limit. 50 Mile 8 AM start; 28-hour time limit. Turnaround (halfway point) cutoffs of 14 hours for the 100 Mile entrants and 12 hours for the 50 Mile entrants, along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of both races. The finish cutoffs are a STRICT cutoff, meaning if you are one second over, you will not be listed as an official finisher or receive the finisher belt buckle. 


The Prairie Spirit Trail is a beautiful "rails-to-trails" course that runs through numerous quaint little towns. Runners will do an out-and-back, beginning in Ottawa, KS and traveling south to Iola (100 milers) or Garnett (50 milers), then, back north to the finish. The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each town. Manned and unmanned aid stations will be approximately every 5 miles (with no greater distance than approximately 6 miles) and the course is easily accessible to crew. It's a great event for first timers, as it's a flat and relatively easy course. It's also the perfect course for experienced runners wanting to set a PR. The atmosphere will be family friendly with plenty of places for your crew to hang out and relax while cheering you on. Pacers WILL NOT be allowed in the 50 mile event. Pacers WILL BE allowed for the second half of the 100 mile event. Check out the Bike Prairie Spirit Website for complete details of the course (including maps, mileage, towns, etc) by clicking the link below now:

Prairie Spirit Trail


21 aid stations in the 100 Mile; 11 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, including soup & sandwiches, 10 unmanned aid stations with water only. 11 aid stations in the 50 Mile; 5 manned aid stations fully stocked (as stated above), 6 unmanned aid stations with water only. Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles with no distance greater than approximately 6 miles between aid stations in either event.

CHECK-IN (Staging Area):

Race headquarters is at Celebration Hall, located at 220 W. 17th Street in Ottawa, KS. Packet pick-up and drop-bag (drop-off) will be held from 4-9 PM on Friday evening April 1st.

Our pre-race meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 PM on Friday evening and must be pre-purchased at checkout.

Late packet pick-up Saturday morning, April 2nd from 4:30-5:30 AM for the 100 mile entrants and 6:30-7:30 AM for the 50 mile entrants.

Map to Celebration Hall (staging area) can be found by clicking the link below:

Prairie Spirit Trail Ultras Staging Location


Boxed post-race meal consisting of choice of ham or turkey on a wheat hoagie roll, with lettuce, tomato & cheese. Choice of baked beans or cole-slaw, served with chips, pickle and fruit cup, along with lemonade and pop. A hearty bean soup will be available for those wanting a vegetarian option. Post-race meal is included in the entry fee for the registered runner. Additional post-race meals can be purchased for $10 per guest.


Personalized, date specific, first overall male & female award plaques in both events AND customized, date specific, belt buckles guaranteed to all 100 & 50 Mile finishers who finish under the cutoff time.


There are several different hotels to choose from in Ottawa, KS, with none of them being any further than 10-15 minutes maximum from Celebration Hall (staging location). Please click the link below now to see all lodging options in Ottawa and the surrounding cities listed on Orbitz:

Ottawa Lodging


Friday evening's pre-race meal will be catered and IS NOT included in the entry fee. Cost is $15 per runner pre-paid at checkout. Extra guests are $15 per meal for the Friday evening pre-race meal need to be paid for in advance at checkout as we will be catering/prepping enough food based on PRE-PAID head count.


Please click the link below to open a PDF map of the course from the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks that also contains a course profile. Please note that our staging area (start/finish line) is not the Ottawa Depot as listed on this map, but is Celebration Hall a couple miles away, so mileage on this map will not correspond exactly with actual race course.

Prairie Spirit Trail Map & Course Profile


Complimentary runners photos will be provided posted to thefacebook page.


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