Epic Ultras is hosting the first of what they hope to become an annual event on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, a 40-mile and marathon-length (26.2 miles) run called the Flint Hills Trail 40 Mile & Marathon.
The event is scheduled for May 31, 2014, starting and finishing at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, Kansas, and traveling the Flint Hills Nature Trail towards the east. The turnaround for the marathon is Rantoul, and the turnaround for the 40-miler is Osawatomie.
Come join us for a late spring/early summer “jaunt through the woods” on crushed limestone, along the far eastern section of the gorgeous 120 Mile Flint Hills Trail. The trail will be in “full bloom” come late May and the trees will be providing a spectacular shaded canopy over many portions (on this particular section) of this very scenic “rails-to-trails” trail in mid-eastern Kansas.
7 manned aid stations in the 40 Mile, 5 manned aid stations in the Marathon. All fully-stocked with ice, water, electrolyte drink, soda-pop & sweet ‘n salty snack-type foods, including sandwiches, Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles, with the exception of a 7 mile stretch for the 40 Milers between Rantoul and Osawatomie where an unmanned water stop will be utilized to make this close to 5 miles between water access, as well.
The organizers will provide post-race burgers and veggie-burgers, hot-dogs and fixings, as award plaques for the winners and belt buckles for all finishers.
Epic Ultras also hosts the annual Prairie Spirit Trail 100 & 50 Mile Ultra Races (March 29, 2014) and the Prairie Spirit Trail “Fall Classic” 50 Mile & 50K Ultra Races (October 25, 2014).