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Location: Ottawa, KS US 66067 Directions
Type: Ultra
Events
Event Time Price Details
Kansas Rails-to-Trails 100 Mile 6:00AM CDT $195 Price increases September 30, 2016 at 11:59pm CDT
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50 Mile 7:00AM CDT $145 Price increases September 30, 2016 at 11:59pm CDT
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50K 8:00AM CDT $125 Price increases September 30, 2016 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
220 W. 17th Street
Ottawa, KS US 66067
Description

Unique, date & event specific buckles to all finishers of all events!
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton). Guaranteed sizing only to entrants registered by September 30th, 2016.
Post-race food
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos
Limited to 200 total participants

$195/100 MILE & $145/50 MILE & $125/50K THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, 2016

$225/100 MILE & $160/50 MILE & $140/50K FROM OCTOBER 1st THROUGH OCTOBER 15th, 2016.

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

START & TIME LIMIT:
Kansas Rails-To-Trails 100 Mile / 6 AM start; 30-hour time limit (approx. 50 mile cutoff in 14 hours)
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50 Mile / 7 AM start; 17-hour time limit. (approx. 25 mile cutoff in 8 hours)
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50K / 8 AM start; 12-hour time limit. (approx. 25K cutoff in 5.5 hours)
Along with aid station cutoffs on the inbound leg of all races.

COURSE DESCRIPTION & AID STATIONS:

Kansas Rails-to-Trails 100 Mile: The Kansas Rails-to-Trails 100 Mile is run on the Prairie Spirit Trail and is a beautiful "rails-to-trails" course that runs through numerous quaint little towns. Starting at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, runners will do a short (appox. 2 mile) northbound out-and-back, then travel south to Iola and back north to the finish in Ottawa. The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each small 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 BE allowed for the last 60 miles (approx.) of the event.
Aid Stations: 21 total aid stations; 11 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, including soup & sandwiches, 10 unmanned aid stations with water only. Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles with no distance greater than a little over 9 miles between manned aid stations. Drop bag access at 11 total locations on the course with no distance greater than approximately 9 miles between drop bags.

Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50 Mile: The Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50 Mile is an out-and-back course, beginning at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, Kansas, with a short (4 mile approx.) northbound out and back, then traveling primarily south to Garnett and back north to the finish. The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each town including Ottawa and the course is easily accessible to crew a total of five times.
Aid Stations: 10 total aid stations, with 5 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, including soup & sandwiches and 5 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. Drop bag access at 5 total locations on the course with no distance greater than 10 miles between drop bags. Pacers are NOT allowed in the 50 mile race.

 
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50K: The Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic 50K is an out-and-back course, beginning at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, Kansas, with a short (1 mile approx.) northbound out and back, then traveling primarily south to Richmond and back north to the finish. The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each town including Ottawa and the course is easily accessible to crew a total of three times.
Aid Stations: 7 total aid stations, with 3 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, including soup & sandwiches and 4 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. Drop bag access at 3 total locations on the course with no distance greater than 8 miles between drop bags. Pacers are NOT allowed in the 50K race.

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 October 28th.

Our pre-race meal will be served from 5-6 PM on Friday evening at Celebration Hall. Please remember, pre-race dinner IS NOT included in your entry fee, but can be purchased during registration and will consist of a roast beef or chicken option, along with hash brown casserole, rice pilaf, steamed vegetables, salad, roll, sheetcake and beverage. Pre-race meals must be purchased by October 16th.

Late packet pick-up Saturday morning, October 29th from 4:30-5 AM for the 100 mile entrants, 5:30-6 AM for the 50 mile entrants and 6:30-7 AM for the 50K entrants.

Map showing Celebration Hall (Start/Finish Line) & Washburn Towers (where Marshall Ulrich will be speaking Friday night at 6:30 p.m.) can be found by clicking the link below:

Celebration Hall & Washburn Towers

POST-RACE:
Post-race food consisting of choice of ham or turkey on a wheat hoagie roll, with lettuce, tomato & cheese. Baked beans, 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.

AWARDS:
Personalized, date specific, first overall male & female award plaques in ALL four events events AND customized, date and event specific, belt buckles guaranteed to ALL finishers of their chosen event.

LODGING:
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

MEALS:
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.

COURSE MAP LINK:
The following link will open up a Google Map, showing the locations of the Start/Finish (Celebration Hall) and all six manned aid stations/crew access & drop bag points located in Princeton, Richmond (50K turnaround), Garnett (50 mile turnaround), Welda, Colony & Iola (100 mile turn around). Unmanned (water only) aid stations are also show on map.

Course Map(s)

PHOTOS:
Complimentary runners photos will be provided posted to the Facebook page.

Race Contact Info

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