Prairie Spirit Trail Ultra Races (100 & 50 miles)
Dates: March 25, 2018
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.
Unique, date & event specific buckles to all finishers of either event! Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts. Pre-race food Post-race food Event specific race bibs Complimentary race photos Fully stocked aid stations All registrations are final. START & TIME LIMIT: 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. Pacers WILL NOT be allowed in the 50K event. Pacers WILL BE allowed for the second half of the 100 & 50 mile events. 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 AID STATIONS: 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. 7 total aid stations in the 50K; 3 manned aid stations fully-stocked (as stated above), 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 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 4-8 PM on Friday evening March 23rd. Our pre-race meal will be served from 5:00-6:00 PM on Friday evening and is included with your registration! Late packet pick-up Saturday morning, March 24th from 4:30-5:30 AM for the 100 mile entrants, 5:30-6:30 AM for the 50 mile entrants and 6:30-7:30 AM for the 50K entrants. Map to Celebration Hall (staging area) can be found by clicking the link below: Prairie Spirit Trail Ultras Staging Location AWARDS: Personalized, date specific, first overall male & female award plaques in both events AND customized, date specific, belt buckles guaranteed to all finishers who finish under the cutoff time. 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 The Ottawa Super 8 and Comfort Inn are offering special rates for runners. These rates can be obtained by making reservations over the phone and using code: “EPIC RATE” and calling Sunny, the owner, directly at 785-764-3408. MAP & COURSE PROFILE: 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 PHOTOS: Mile 90 Photography will be taking photos that will be available for free after the race.