a dirt road, full of pot holes, with a creek bank and some cane poles, catching
channel cats. It’s a little more country than that. Over the next 50 kilometers,
(the course is not USATF certified), your eyes will soon be opened to a world
full of beauty, charm, and adventure!
Starting at the Prairie Sunset Trail Park, Main and
Santa Fe, Goddard, Ks. the first 2.1 miles are trail running. Running east on the Trail to 151st
right turn and heading south 1.4 miles. Here is your first runner exchange
point. Take a right turn onto 31st St. So., Then heading west; the
next 7 miles are hard packed dirt, gravel country roads that are mostly flat
with a few short rolling hills. Make a left turn at 247th St. W. heading
south 1 mile to Lake Afton. 2nd exchange is just north of MacArthur
Rd before you enter Lake Afton. Turning left into Lake Afton area, the road is
paved on the 3.5 mile loop around the lake. You may see visitors enjoying
boating, water skiing, camping and fishing. This area is also a great area for
bird and wildlife watching. Running north, out of the lake area, mile 15 thru 17
is hard packed dirt and gravel. 3rd exchange and half way point here.
Take a right turn onto 23rd St. So. Then head east 2 miles to 215th
St. Turn left to run on 215th St. heading north for ½ mile. Turn left,
heading west onto the rail trail section. Former train tracks now converted to
a crushed gravel trail. Trees and foliage will be in full spring bloom for the
next 11 miles. Your 4th and last exchange will be in Garden Plain Next is your tour of the history rich Goddard, Ks. At
Walnut St turn right heading south making
a left on 23rd St heading east, another left on Main St
heading north, to 1st St where you’ll make left, a right on to 3rd
St, right on Elm St heading back to the Rail Trail where you make a right to
the finish line. Gatorade and water will be offered at aid
stations/exchange points 1-4. Gu will be at aide station 4 only.
Cash prizes and belt buckles for the top 3 solo finishers and top 3 team finishers. All finishers will receive a finisher's shirt.
distances: 1st leg- approx 3.5 miles 2nd leg- approx 6 miles 3rd leg- approx 6 miles; ½ way point 4th leg- approx 7.5 miles 5th and final leg 8 miles
surfaces: Dirt roads- 10.5 miles Trail- 12.0 miles Pavement- 8.5 miles= 31 miles of run