INAUGURAL PRAIRIE SPIRIT TRAIL 100 & 50 MILE ULTRA RACES
$175/100 MILE & $125/50 MILE THROUGH FEBRUARY 17TH, 2013.
$200/100 MILE & $140/50 MILE FROM FEBRUARY 18th THROUGH MARCH 20TH, 2013.
MEN'S & WOMEN'S SIZED TRI-BLEND TECH SHIRTS (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton) GUARANTEED SIZING ONLY TO ENTRIES RECEIVED BY MARCH 3rd, 2013.
UNIQUE, DATE SPECIFIC BUCKLES TO "ALL FINISHERS" OF EITHER EVENT!
INAUGURAL RACE LIMITED TO 200 COMPETITORS FOR BOTH RACES COMBINED.
EVENT TRANSFERS TO ANOTHER RUNNER WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR A $100 FEE FOR THE 100 MILE EVENT & $80 FOR THE 50 MILE EVENT AND THE RACE DIRECTOR'S APPROVAL.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CARRYOVERS TO FUTURE EVENTS (Please DO NOT contact us and ask us to make an exception to this rule, as we will not respond to any requests of this nature).
START & TIME LIMIT:
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.
COURSE DESCRIPTION & RUNNERS INFORMATION BOOKLET:
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:
OFFICIAL RUNNERS INFORMATION BOOKLET
Please click on the following link to open the Official Runners Information Booklet (in PDF format) that contains complete details (including mileage charts, driving directions to aid stops, pertinent times, etc.) for our event. PLEASE NOTE: Runners WILL NOT be receiving a printed hard copy of this booklet on race weekend, so we highly recommend saving and printing it out for future reference on race day.
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 will be at the Don Woodward Community Center, located at 517 E 3rd Street in Ottawa, KS. Packet pick-up and drop-bag (drop-off) will be held from 3-5 PM on Friday evening March 22nd and 8-10 PM.
The pre-race meal, RD briefing and short Q & A session will be held in a separate location from 5-8 PM Friday evening in the Goppert Building located at 705 W 15th Street in Ottawa, KS.
Late packet pick-up Saturday morning, March 23rd, 2013 from 4:30-5 AM for the 100 mile entrants and 6:30-7:30 AM for the 50 mile entrants.
Map to the Don Woodward Community Center (staging area) can be found by clicking the link below:
Map to the Goppert Building for Friday evening's pre-race meal and briefing:
Light breakfast fare (bagels, muffins, fruit, oatmeal, etc.) will be available for runners after they finish their respective race starting Saturday afternoon through the finish of the 100 mile event on Sunday at Noon.
First overall male & female in both events AND custom belt buckles guaranteed to all 100 & 50 Mile Finishers.
There are several different hotels to choose from in Ottawa, KS, with none of them being any further than 10-15 minutes max from the Don Woodward Community Center (staging location). Please click the link below now to see all lodging options in Ottawa and the surrounding cities listed on Orbitz:
Included in the entry fee, all entrants will be served one pre-race meal on Friday night. Extra guests are $15 per meal and need to be paid for in advance at checkout, as this meal will be catered and we will be turning in a head count after entry closes on March 20th. Light breakfast fare (bagels, muffins, fruit, oatmeal, etc.) will be available for runners after they finish their respective race starting Saturday afternoon through the finish of the 100 mile event on Sunday at Noon.
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 know that our staging area (start/finish line) is not the Ottawa Depot as listed on this map, but is the Don Woodward Community Center a few blocks away, so mileage will be slightly off.
FREE runners photos provided by our very own "in-house" epic photographers and uploaded to:
Eric Steele, RD