Prairie Spirit Trail Ultra Races (100 & 50 miles)
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Santa Fe Depot
Address: 821 S. Main St., Garnett, KS 66032
Time: 6:00 AM
Price: $200 for 100 mile; $150 for 50 mile; $100 for 50K. Late registration (March 1) is higher. Please see website.
This run/race is held on the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park and begins in Ottawa and treks through Garnett to Iola and back. 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 1, 2017. Post-race food. Event specific race bibs. Complimentary race photos. Unparalleled aid stations.. All registrations are final. No refunds, deferrals or carryovers to future events. Pre-race meal is served on Friday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Celebration Hall, Ottawa, Kansas. 100 Mile 6 AM start; 30-hour time limit. 50 Mile 7 AM start; 29-hour time limit. 50K 8 AM start; 28-hour time limit. Turnaround (halfway point) cutoffs of 14 hours for the 100 Mile entrants, 13 hours for the 50 Mile entrants and 12 hours for the 50K 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. COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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), Garnett (50 milers) or Richmond (50K), 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. Check out the Bike Prairie Spirit website for complete details of the course (including maps, mileage, towns, etc.).