Thursday, June 15, 2006

New Trail Race and Trail Series


There is a new Kansas City Trail Series happening, and it is put on by the Kansas City Trail Nerds!

If you missed the inaugural event, don't worry; there are make-up events. (This posting will be updated on a regular basis).

The trail series shirts were designed by Jason Crosby, and you can pick one up at any of our upcoming events for a measly 8-bucks.
Check back at this blog for more Series Details!

Announcing the Kansas City Trail Nerds Trail Race Series !
We have some decent INEXPENSIVE trail races in the Kansas City Metro area now, so why not have a Trail Race Series?

Trail Race Series RULES and details:

There will be at least 7 races in the 2006/2007 series, culminating with the Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run in Feb '07. (See list of races below). There will also be 5 chances to make-up points for races not run, and put those points in a "make-up points bank." You will get 1 point for every mile of each event that you finish. In addition, points will be awarded for the top five male & female finishers in your respective age/sex category.

1 st : 5 Points
2 nd : 4 Points
3 rd : 3 Points
4 th : 2 Points
5 th : 1 Point


There will also be certain designated "make-up" races. You can run these races, and have potential points "in the bank" to be used to cover the points you would have gotten from a missed event. Example: You miss the 10 points at the Sandrat Run, but cover it by running the Alternate Chili Run. You cannot use leftover makeup points at the end of the series, they will just disappear. Also, for make-up races, there will be no points awarded for the top five male & female finishers in each age group.

The top three (3) winners of each category will be awarded prizes provided by The Kansas City Trail Nerds and/or their sponsors at the conclusion of the series.
Tie breaker:
If there is a tie in any age/sex category, we have a "best 2 out of three" competition. To win, folks who are points-tied will have to win the best in 2 of these 3 events: 1) 100-meter trail sprint; 2) 1-quart Gatorade chugging contest; 3) Empty homebrewing keg-tossing contest.

Here are the Series Races and Make-up Races
Keep in mind that there may be more races added:

June 24 (Sat)
Spring Fling / Summer Intro 7-Mile Trail Run

*7 Points*
Park near the Clair Schroeder Recreation Area 122nd & Blue River Rd (East of Holmes Rd on Red Bridge, south on Blue River Rd) Kansas City, MO Click HERE for a MapQuest Map.
8:00 AM
We run on the Blue River Parkway Trails, which are rocky & hilly. You might get your feet wet, slightly.
A Kansas City Trail Nerds event.
Sign-up the day of race $8 entry fee, SHOW UP AND ENTER DAY OF RACE, ONLY
Checks to: Kansas City Track Club
If you want a shirt, it's only $8.
Kyle Amos & Ben Holmes, Race Directors

08/11/2006 (Friday Night)
Psycho Night 10K Trail Run
*6 Points*
7:30 PM Start Time
Wyandotte County Lake, Kansas City, Kansas
A night trail run on rocky, rooty and hilly trails.
Sign-up the day of race
Checks to: Kansas City Track Club
If you want a shirt, it's only $8.

Critical Clinton Criterion Trail Run

6 - 8 miles
Overlook Park (Army Corps of Engineers area)
Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS
RDs: Greg Burger & Ed Payne
A KC Trail Nerd Event.

10/01/2006 (Sunday)
Sandrat Trail Run
9.5 miles approx.
*10 Points*
Ballard Center
Elm & North 7th Street
Lawrence, KS
8:30 AM
Steve Riley

10/14/2006 (Saturday)
The Chris Cross Trail Run
5K/10K off-road running race.
Benefits the Kansas Trails Council (Friends of Clinton Lake) and proceeds will be used solely on the Clinton Lake North Shore Trails.
A part of the Kansas City Area Trail Race Series – *6 points for 10K, 3 points for 5K*
Where: Clinton Lake State Park, Lawrence, Kansas. Registration / Start are at Campground #1.
When: Saturday, October 14th. Registration @ 7:30am - Race @ 9:00am
Who: Race director is Gerard Arantowics
Course designed by Mike Goodwin.
Course set-up is provided by The Lantern Rouge Volunteer Group.
Volunteers provided by the Cow Town Cycling Team and friends.
Directions: From I-70 take exit 197, proceed South on 10 Hwy (E 850Rd). Exit 10 Hwy at the Clinton Lake exit. Right on E 900th Rd, Left on N 1402 Rd. Follow signs to campground #1.
Course: Rolling, timbered trail loops in the heart of the North Shore Trail system near Campground, including two shallow creek crossings.
Aid Stations: Aid stations will be located at mile 1.5 (both course) and mile 4 (10K only).
Race divisions: Men and Women 10 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60+
Awards: Top overall Male/female finishers and top three in each age-group.
Packet pickup/Registration: Campground #1 in Clinton State Park beginning at 7:30 am.
Entry fees: $12.00 if postmarked by 10/7/06 - $15.00 day of event
Online Registration

10/21/2006 (Sat)
Fall Fell Trail Race

10K trail race
*6 Points*
Kill Creek Park, Olathe, KS
8:00 AM
Kansas City Trail Nerds
Sign-up the day of race
Checks to: Kansas City Track Club
If you want a shirt, it's only $8.

Oct 29 (Sun)
Blue Springs 50-Mile, 50K, Marathon
The 26.2-mile Marathon is the designated Pseries Trail Race - *26 Points*
(If you choose to run in the 50K or 50M race, the extra points will go into your "make-up point bank," but you cannot place in your age group, like you can in the marathon)
Trail Run
Little Blue Trace
Highway 78
Independence, MO
7:00 AM
Lou Joline

Nov 11 (Sat)
Veteran's Day Trail 10K
*6 Points*
Shelter 10, Wyandotte County Lake Park
Kansas City, KS
8:00 AM
Kansas City Trail Nerds
Sign-up the day of race
Checks to: Kansas City Track Club
If you want a shirt, it's only $8.

Nov 26 (Sunday) (make-up race) *Up to 31 Points to use*
Dude, Where’s the Trail?
50K trail run
7 AM
A single 31 mile entertaining loop around two lakes with buffalo, elk, turkey and lots of variety.
3rd annual.
Non competitive run, everyone has finished in the past.
No time limit but the RD goes home after 10 hours.
Six self-aid stations.
$20 early bird, $25 after Nov 20.
SASE Lou Joline
64 Anchor Dr
Blue Springs MO 64015

12/03/2006 (Sun)
Clinton Cross Country Challenge
2mi. / 5mi.
*2 or 5 points*
Clinton State Park
Lawrence, KS
1:00 PM
Mostly wide, grass paths, major hills, several stream crossings, etc.
Steve or Marcia Riley

Dec 9 (Sat) (make-up race) *Up to 10 Points to use*
"The Alternate Chili Run" 10-Mile Trail Run
(We run on trails the same day as the Chili Run).
James P Davis Ctr, Wyandotte County Lake Park
Kansas City, KS
8:00 AM
Pay the normal entry fee to MARA at the Davis Center on the same morning we run.
Kansas City Trail Nerds

Jan 1, 2007 (Monday) (make-up race)
Fat Ass 50 Kilometer Run

*Up to 31 Points to use*
Cameron, MO
8:00 a.m.
A one-mile out and back, followed by five six-mile loops on rolling,
single-lane trails at Wallace State Park.
No fee, no shirt, limited aid - once each loop.
Even though this is a "free" race, out of respect for Bob & Sara Risser, I'm asking all Trail Nerd entrants to ante-up at least $8 toward the Risser's food and beverage expenses
Bob Risser
408 Clifton Drive
Cameron, MO 64429
(816) 632-7340(h)

02/10/2007 (Sat)
The Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run Trail Runs
50 Km, 10 Mile, & 20 Mile Distances

*31, 20, or 10 points, with age group series points awarded for each event.*
8:00 AM
Wyandotte County Lake Park
Kansas City , KS
3rd Annual
Loop course on rocky, rooty, and hilly bridle trails & single-track trails.
Time limit: 9 hours.
Amenities: Hot soup and "normal" ultra foods and homemade cookies at manned aid stations.
Post-race homemade soup, (regular and vegan).
Nicely-designed, high quality event shirts & unique "finishers hardware".
Prizes for age group winners.
Contact: Ben 816-810-0440
Web page


Blogger Gregg Lynn said...

Wow, you guys have put a ton of work into this already and we haven't even run a race! Appreciate all the effort, it looks like it's gonna be a blast!


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