Sanders Saunter 50k / 25k / 10k

Charity Trail Run

Sanders Saunter 50K / 25K / 10K 10th Annual Sanders Saunter 50K / 25K / 10K Charity Race , presented by the Lawrence Trail Hawk. Race Date: Saturday, November 9, 2018.

Race Location: Clinton State Park Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1 - Overlook Park 798 N. 1415 Rd. Lawrence, KS 66049

This year we will be running in celebration of Peggy Beecher. Peggy was the Building/Pledge Manager for United Way of Douglas County. She enjoyed trail running, and was a proud member of Lawrence Trail Hawks. Most of all, she loved being a mother and spending time with family and friends. In honor of Peggy we will be partnering with The United Way of Douglas County The United Way - Our Mission is Simple: Address the human service needs of Douglas County by mobilizing community resources and building partnerships. Our Goals are Big: Advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. To do so, we focus on ensuring everyone achieves education, has access to health care and gets the tools and support they need to achieve self sufficiency, because these are the foundation of a good quality of life. When children succeed in school, families move from crisis to financial stability, each citizen has access to mental and physical health care, our entire community benefits. United Way is Seeing Greater Results: Through our collaborations with our many community partners for each Community Impact goal, we’re seeing innovative programs and initiatives develop and thrive that achieve greater results using a wide variety of resources.

Start times are staggered for each race - 50k start time: 7:00am 25K start time: 8:00am 10k Start time: 9:00am

Race date:
November 9, 2019
Start time:
07:00 AM
Race distance:
50k, 25k, 10K
Cut off time:
50K - 10 hours

Event Information



Runners will receive a long sleeved race shirt, size only guaranteed if you register by October 31st, and a finisher medal

Top three male and female finishers in each race will receive a handcrafted award, by Matty Mullins Masters Awards for Male and Female in each race Chip Timing and personalized race bibs. Mile 90 will once again be capturing the beauty of the race with their amazing photos. Please visit to view the last several years of Sanders Saunter.

Race Director


Course The race starts and finishes at Shelter 1, Corp of Engineer. All runners will run west on the white trail before turning south on yellow. Runners will ascend and descend the ridge of Sanders Mound and then run north on yellow. All runners will then access the white trail and continue on the white trail.

10K RUNNERS – you will access the Lake Henry Aid Station and return back on the blue trail. You will run the mound again and then finish at Shelter 1 / Start Finish.

25K/50K runners will continue on the white trail to the first connector trail past MILE MARKER 9 (9.19 on the Clinton Lake Map). The runners will access/ run down the connector trail to the blue trail (mile 5.59) and continue back on the blue trail to the finish line.


25k/50k runners are required to carry a handheld or hydration pack. Drop Bags are available at Lands End and Start/Finish Aid Station.

Distance Change CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before Oct 31st. In the event a runner transfers to a higher distance, a pro rata charge will apply. No credit or refund can be given for runners transferring to a lower distance race. You can also make an "event change" on ultrasignup and change the distance yourself; in the event you upgrade the distance it will generate a code and prompt you to re-register for the new distance. We DO NOT allow runners to transfer entries to other participants.

DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY 50K runners who drop to the 25K race will receive a 25K finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 25K, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.

DEFERRAL This is our annual Charity Race. Each year our Charity Partner is unique therefore we DO NOT allow race refunds, deferrals or transfers.

DID NOT START If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Director know at least seven days before the race, so your name can be removed from the starters list. You also have the option to remove yourself from the race on Ultrasignup. If you don’t show up, and don’t let us know in advance that you can’t make it, you’ll be recorded as DNS in the race results.

Cancellation or postponement Cancellation or postponement In the event the race should be postponed or canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Lawrence Trail Hawks (inclement or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will NOT be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, though but not guaranteed, by mail. Alternative Course If local authorities, Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward, deem the trails unsafe for runners or vulnerable to damage due to muddy conditions, an alternative course will be provided by the Lawrence Trail Hawks race Directors, pending approval by Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward.


Packet Pickup

Saturday Morning at the race location, starting at 6:15am Clinton State Park, Army Corp of Engineer - Shelter 1

Clinton Lake Cleanup 2015

Marathon Finish

Pi-Day Preview Run by Nicole "Tiger Hawk" Green

Hawk aid station at 2017 Heartland 50

Skyline Shuffle 2018