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May 6, 2017

Preliminary results are up from today's Third Annual Skyline Shuffle!

Thank you co-RDS Josh "Freestate Hawk" McVey and Matt "Civil Hawk" O'Reilly, all of our volunteers, and everyone who came out to run with us!

View the results.


March 9, 2017

Event Name: Pi Day River Rotation Half Marathon and Pi Miler Saturday March, 11, 2017 Pi Miler 8am / Half Marathon 9am Lawrence River Trails - 8th & Oak Event Sponsor: Lawrence Trail Hawks Race Directors: Libby Eddings and Caroline Wroczynski Race day contact by text/phone: 785-693-0106

Event Timeline: 7:00 A.M. -9:00 A.M.- Participant check-in 7:40-8:20 A.M. – access to parking lot not available by car 7:45: Pi Milers line up at start / Announcements 8:00 A.M. –Pi Miler Begins at Levy Gate 8:40-9:20 A.M. - access to parking lot not ...




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Wednesday Nighter

When:
Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Where:
Clinton Lake: North Shore Trail
What:
We will run about 4.5 to 12 miles on technical trail. Don't forget to bring water. When the days get shorter, in Fall and Winter, we'll need to bring lights, too. Run times and locations sometimes change on short notice. Check our group page on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/91186762641/ for the latest info, or e-mail storyhawk100@gmail.com.
Contact:
Matt "Snow Hawk" Quijas

Upcoming event

The Night Hawk

When:
June 24, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Where:
Clinton Lake: North Shore Trail

Check-in will begin at 7:00 pm at Shelter 1. We request all runners be checked in by 7:45 pm at which time we will have the pre-race briefing. The race will begin at 8:00 pm. Drop bags need to be brought to the allotted area by 7:45 pm. They will be loaded and taken to the aide station and/or left in a designated area at the start/finish line aide station, whichever you prefer. They will be brought back to the start/finish line at the completion of the race, or you may go get them if you prefer.

It is required that all runners carry a water battle or hydration pack for your race. You will also need a headlamp. There is a cut off time of 10 hours.

We love dogs, and if you let us know ahead of time we’ll even get your pup a race bib. However, as a courtesy to other runners, your dog must remain on a leash for the duration of the race. If the alternate course is used, we prefer no dogs running with the runners.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 50K course consists of mostly rugged trails running through the beautiful trees, out on the white trail to Land's End (~6 1/2 miles) and returning to the Start/Finish line on the blue trail(~3 1/2 miles). This is a 3 loop course with each loop running 10.3 miles long.

Aide stations are located at Land's End and the Start/Finish Line and will have water, sports drink, gels, fruit, and sweet and salty snacks.

Alternate Course will be approximately 70% asphalt paved roads and 30% cross country type running. We apologize for the pavement but we must preserve the trails so they will be runnable again soon and hopefully we will be on the regularly scheduled course next year. The alternate course will be well marked and staffed to keep you on course.

First Aide Station is located at about 5 miles into the loop, at the intersection of 1415 Rd and 700 Road. It is located prior to entering the Loop of Ultimate Darkness cross country section. You will see it on your way out and you will pass by it again on your back to the start/finish line aid station. There are only 2 aide stations due to the looping course.

The start/finish line will have some good grub available for a post-race refueling. We will have regular, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

COURSE MARKERS

The course is marked with flags and ribbons. There are also right-turn, left-turn, straight ahead, and wrong way signs. The course is designed so that you can follow it using the Park Department’s blazes on the trees. The trail will be marked with reflectors and you must have a headlamp or flashlight in order to see these.

Alternate Course will be well marked and we will have course monitors out there to keep you going in the right direction.

This, of course, is a trail race. Part of a trail race is making your way on the course. We will do our BEST to make it easy for you to stay on course. That said, wind, animals, vandals or your own blurry vision may cause you to miss a marker or a turn, so please pay attention.

TRAIL BLAZES (Not applicable when using the Alternate course)

In addition to signs, flags and ribbons, runners should also watch for the white and blue blazes on the trails. The westerly, out-bound portion of the course is marked with white blazes. At the Land’s End Aide Station, you will be directed to the blue trail where you will follow blue blazes back to the start/finish line aide station.

In addition to the white and blue blazes on the westerly and easterly trails, you may see trails marked with both white and blue blazes. These are “connector trails.” Do not follow them. They will be marked with wrong-way signs and/or ribbons, but in case the signs get knocked over or vandalized, please know you should follow only SINGLE white or blue blazes.

PLEASE HELP KEEP THE TRAILS AND PARK CLEAN

Runners in all the Lawrence Trail Hawks races have been notable for not littering. Please help us continue the great tradition of running a clean race, and don’t leave trash on our beautiful trails.

LEAVING THE RACE

Seeing you finish is the reason we’re putting on this race. If for some reason that’s not possible, you MUST report to the Start/Finish, which will be staffed throughout the race. You can also call one of the Race Directors listed below:

DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE

Your best bet is to use Google Maps to chart your route. Use this coordinate for the destination. It puts you right at the Start/Finish: Overlook Park @38.939175,-95.339651.

If you’re traveling to the race on I-70, get off at Exit 197 toward Lecompton/Lawrence and head south for about four miles on Highway K-10/South Lawrence Trafficway. You’ll see a sign for Clinton Lake. Take the Clinton Pkwy exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Clinton Parkway. Go right at the stop sign onto E 900 Rd, then take the first left on N 1402 Rd into the park. Follow the road to the parking lot at the Start/Finish, Shelter 1.

If you’re traveling from the south on Hwy 59, exit on the left onto K-10/South Lawrence Trafficway right before you enter Lawrence. Take the Clinton Pkwy exit and turn left onto Clinton Parkway. Go right at the stop sign onto E 900 Rd, then take the first left on N 1402 Rd into the park. Follow the road to the parking lot at the Start/Finish, Shelter 1.

PARK ENTRY FEES

The Night Hawk starts and finishes at Shelter 1, Army Corps of Engineers Overlook Park at Clinton Lake. There is no entry fee for Overlook Park or for running on the trails, but in order to enter the state park by vehicle, you must buy either a day pass for $5 or an annual entry permit for $25. Camping and cabin rentals are available in the state park. The stated prices are taken from the Department’s website at http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/License-Permits and may be subject to change.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

We will do our very best to make this race happen as described and promised, however due to the lovely Kansas weather, we want to address a few issues regarding the possibility of inclement weather. As the RD’s of the race, our first and foremost concern is the safety of the runners, volunteers, and everyone involved in the race. Our second concern is that we do not damage the trails or the park. With that being said, please know we will be watching the weather and if there are any concerns, we will make updates. We may delay the start of the race, use an alternate course that runs on the roads through the state park, or lastly, postpone the race for another date. Postponing a race is very costly and not preferred, and canceling a race is just not an option due to the amount of money and time our runners put into the preparation of a race.

NO LITTERING!

We take littering very seriously and reserve the right to disqualify anyone who does so.

Have fun, be kind and courteous to each other, respect all animals and nature, and leave no trace behind.

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Upcoming races

Past races

Third Annual Skyline Shuffle
Seventh Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Half Marathon And 5k
Inaugural Frozen Ass
Eighth Annual Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k
Eighth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Sixth Annual The Hawk
Third Annual Birthday Fat Ass
Inaugural The Snake
Second Annual The Night Hawk
Second Annual Skyline Shuffle
Sixth Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Half Marathon And 5k
Seventh Annual Sanders Saunter 10k / 25k
Seventh Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Fifth Annual The Hawk
Third Annual Birthday Fatass
Inaugural The Night Hawk
Inaugural Skyline Shuffle
Fifth Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Half Marathon And 5k
Sixth Annual Sanders Saunter - 10k And 25k
Sixth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Fourth Annual Hawk 100-Mile / 50-Mile / Marathon
Inaugural Birthday Ass
Sixth Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Fourth Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Half Marathon And 5k
Fifth Annual Sanders Saunter - 10k
Fifth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Fifth Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Third Annual Hawk 100-Mile / 50-Mile / Marathon
Fourth Annual Coleen's Sweaty Ass Run
Third Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Half Marathon And 5k
Fourth Annual Coleen's Frozen Fat Ass
Fourth Annual Sanders Saunter
Fourth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Inaugural Hawk Marathon / 50 Mile / 100 Mile Trail Run
Third Annual Coleen's Sweaty Ass Run
Fourth Annual Shoreline Shuffle
Second Annual Pi Day River Rotation Half
Third Annual Coleen's Frozen Fat Ass
Third Annual Sanders Saunter
Third Annual Halloween Run And Potluck
Third Annual Shoreline Shuffle
Inaugural Hawk Hundred 100 Mile Trail Run
Second Annual Coleen's Sweaty Ass Run
Second Annual Hawk Marathon
Second Annual Hawk 50
Inaugural Pi Day River Rotation Half
Second Annual Coleen's Frozen Fat Ass
Second Annual Sanders Saunter
Second Annual Shoreline Shuffle
Inaugural Coleen's Sweaty Ass Run
Inaugural Hawk 50 Marathon
Inaugural Hawk 50
Inaugural Sanders Saunter
Inaugural Shoreline Shuffle

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