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When:
Thursday at 6:30 PM
What:
Don't have to be fast or able to run 20 miles for this one. It's all about having fun in a supportive, non-competitive trail environment. Goes at the pace of the slowest runner -- beginner-friendly. Runs on the Lawrence River trails. Water bottles or some sort of hydration system is required for the summer and headlamps are required for the winter!
Contact:
Nicole "Tiger Hawk" Green

Next run

Saturday Morning North Clinton Shores Trail Run

When:
Saturday at 7:30 AM
What:
One of Lawrence’s hidden gems is the 22 miles of natural trails along the north shore of Clinton Lake. On Saturday mornings you are invited to join the TrailHawks in exploring a part of this trail system via a 3-5 mile, moderately paced run.. You can expect to meet trail veterans as well, as they start their longer runs. All distances, all paces, and all levels of enthusiasm are welcome. **We love introducing newcomers** to the trails and will make sure you are not left behind and get an orientation to the trail system. Generally, our start time is 7:30, but in the heat of the summer, we might start earlier. Regularly, we start at the Army Corps’ Trailhead (also called the Overlook Park Trailhead), a bit south of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ office. Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/kixPkmCH45oh2UvJA. However, we like to mix things up, and at other times start at other locations along the trail system, most requiring a pass into the state park (see below). In addition, when the trials are too wet to run, we are off to other locations in the vicinity. On Thursday evening of each week, the week’s planned run is announced on the [TrailHawk’s Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/groups/91186762641/) and other social media. When weather conditions threaten, it is good to check the page for changes that might be needed. The run lead is [David Barfield](mailto:[email protected]) Here is a link to a map of the North Clinton trails (note: north is down on the map): https://www.lawrencemountainbikeclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/clinton_lake_north_shore_trail_map.jpg As you will observe, the trail system is dominated by two trails: - the shorter, and generally easier, Blue Trail closer to the lake and - the longer, more “technical” White Trail running roughly parallel to the Blue Trail, but a bit further from the lake. There are several connectors between the two trails, shown in yellow. **Want to know more?** The TrailHawk’s Matt O'Rielly has created the definitive guide on running the North Shore trails including the history of the lake; park entrances; description of the various trails, connectors, loop, trailhead, other locations of interest; water and bathroom access; trail etiquette; and tips for new runners. See https://trailhawks.com/static/docs/Lawrence-Trail-Hawks-Guide-to-Running-Clinton-Lake.pdf
Contact:
David "Water Czar Hawk" Barfield

Upcoming event

The Hawk

None

When:
Sept. 7, 2024 at 6 a.m.

General Course Description

You’ll begin at the Start/Finish and run about an eighth of a mile to the trailhead for the blue-blazed trail. Make a left turn onto the blue-blazed trail and follow it a couple of hundred yards to the Sanders Mound trail. You’ll take a left and do a quick 1.1-mile out-and-back to the top of Sanders Mound. From there, you’ll get back on the blue-blazed trail and head for the Lands End aid station.

From Lands End, you’ll take the red-blazed trail for about 1 mile and then connect with the blue-blazed trail. You will follow the blue trail, and after you cross the park road, it will turn into the white-blazed trail 3.5 miles from Lands End at a point known as Cactus Ridge.

The white-blazed trail will take you to the West Park Road aid station. From there, leave the trails and follow the signs, flags, and ribbons along West Park Road, staying on the grass, to Bunker Hill. This is the Goodwin Loop. Complete the 2.5-mile Goodwin Loop, which includes a traverse of Bunker Hill, and return to the West Park Road aid station. You’ll then continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Lands End aid station.

Leaving Lands End, you will continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Start/Finish aid station. This completes one loop of the course.

Big Loop: At the Start/Finish aid station, runners will have completed 25 miles (26.2 for marathoners)—what we call the “Big Loop.” Hundred-milers repeat the Big Loop three more times, 75-milers two more times, and 50-milers one more time.

When the trails cross: The white-blazed trail and the blue-blazed trail cross at several points on the course. The crossings will be marked and signed, but it is your responsibility to read and heed the markers, signs, and white and blue blazes to stay on course.

Marathon: Start time 8:00 AM - runners will follow the same course as the 50, 75, and 100-mile runners, but they will run an additional 1.2 miles at the beginning of the race.

Aid Stations

The Hawk is a fully-staffed race with three aid stations, crewed by experienced UltraRunners. The locations and distances runners will hit aid stations as they traverse the 25-mile course (26.2 for marathoners):

Lands End: 4.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags

West Park Road: 10.5 and 13 miles – crew access, drop bags

Lands End: 18.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags

Start/Finish: 25 miles – crew access, drop bags

Cut-offs

The 100, 75, and 50-mile races have a Sunday 10:00 AM cut-off for runners leaving the West Park Road aid station after completing the Bunker Hill/Goodwin loop. This is at mile 88 for the 100-mile runners, mile 63 for the 75-mile runners, and mile 38 for the 50-mile runners.

The cut-off for Lands End aid Station is Sunday 12 PM, noon. This is at mile 93.5 for the 100-mile runners, mile 68.5 for the 75-mile runners, and 43.5 for the 50-mile runners.

To stay in the race, you must have left the aid station by the above cut-off times. Volunteers will break down the aid station at that time and depart. Runners continuing on their own accord past the cut-offs and not arriving at the Start/Finish on or before the 2 PM cut-off will not be eligible for the finisher awards.

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Upcoming races

Past races

Inaugural Skyline Shuffle Celebration
Third Annual Cactus Roulette
Fifteenth Annual Sanders Saunter
Thirteenth Annual Shoreline Shuffle
Thirteenth Annual The Hawk
Eighth Annual The Snake
Ninth Annual The Night Hawk
Eighth Annual Skyline Shuffle
Twelfth Annual Pi Day River Rotation
Second Annual Cactus Roulette
Fourth Annual Frozen Ass
Fourteenth Annual Sanders Saunter
Fourteenth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Twelfth Annual Shoreline Shuffle
Twelfth Annual The Hawk
Seventh Annual The Snake
Eighth Annual The Night Hawk
Eleventh Annual Pi Day River Rotation
Inaugural Cactus Roulette
Thirteenth Annual Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k
Eleventh Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Eleventh Annual The Hawk
Seventh Annual The Night Hawk
Twelfth Annual Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k
Tenth Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Sixth Annual Skyline Shuffle
Tenth Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Marathon, Half Marathon And Pi Miler
Eleventh Annual Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k
Ninth Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Ninth Annual The Hawk
Fourth Annual The Snake
Fifth Annual The Night Hawk
Fifth Annual Skyline Shuffle
Ninth Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Marathon, Half Marathon And Pi Miler
Inaugural 1/2 Ass 1/2 Birthday Run
Third Annual Frozen Ass
Inaugural Golden Hawk Endurance Challenge
Tenth Annual Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k
Tenth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Eighth Annual The Hawk
Eighth Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Fifth Annual Birthday Fat Ass
Fourth Annual The Night Hawk
Fourth Annual Skyline Shuffle
Eighth Annual Pi Day River Rotation - Marathon, Half Marathon And Pi Miler
Second Annual Frozen Ass
Ninth Annual Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k
Ninth Annual Halloween Prowl, Howl And Growl
Seventh Annual Shoreline Shuffle - 5k
Seventh Annual The Hawk
Fourth Annual Birthday Fat Ass
Second Annual The Snake
Third Annual The Night Hawk
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
Second Annual Birthday Fat Ass
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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