This year we will be running in Memory of Col Christopher Wilson. Col Wilson's family has selected 22Buddycheck.org as the charity partner for the 2019 event.
Col Wilson served the citizens of Hutchinson, Kansas with dedication and honor as a Police Officer for the Hutchinson Police Department from April 19, 1993 to June 6, 1998. He loved his country, joining the United States Army Reserves in 1984. He proudly served our Nation for 33 years as a Military Police Officer, deploying to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as Kuwait, and Turkey for Operation Enduring Freedom. He excelled as a leader who Soldiers wanted to follow. He was consistently recognized as a top performer and was selected to serve at the Pentagon for two years, where he earned 2 Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments and leadership. He was equally successful in his civilian career, serving in many roles over the years. Col Wilson was an avid member of the Wichita running community. He will be remembered for his devotion to family and friends, serving his country and positively affecting many lives throughout his life. He will always be remembered as "Fly Strong 1082" in the running community.
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.
Start times are staggered for each race:
50k start time: 7:00am
25K start time: 8:00am
10k Start time: 9:00am
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 RUNNERS – ONE TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING
50K RUNNERS – TWO LOOPS OF THE 25K COURSE = A TRIP TO THE MOUND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH LOOP.
25k/50k runners are required to carry a handheld or hydration pack. Drop Bags are available at Lands End and Start/Finish Aid Station.
Runners will receive a long sleeved race shirt, size only guaranteed if you register by October 31st, and a finisher medal.