Ultra Runs Up To and Including 100K
July 11, 2014
(Night Near The Full Moon )
One of the best night runs in the Central United States.
100k will start at 9:00 PM All other runs start at 11:00 PM
Benefitting the Pike Valley Cross Country Team
We are runners supporting runners - Our Boys XC Team is the Kansas State Champion in 1A for 2013. One of our boys, Caden Callaway, is now Kansas State Track and Field Record holder for 1A Boys in the 3200m at 9:25.97.
Mail in your entry form or use Active.com (search for Lunar Trek Night Run 2014)
We are expecting well over 100 runners again this year.
As of 7-8-2014 we have almost 30 runners preregistered. Lunar Trek 2014
Entrants so far from KS, NE, MN, OH, and SD
Long range weather guesses that on July 11 we will have a high of 94 and a low of 71 with a slight chance for rain, 71 for a run in July is sounding okay. Will be interesting to see how that forcast holds up.
2013 was a banner year for the Lunar Trek Night Run. We had more than 100 runners at the Lunar Trek. Our goal has been to "grow" a high quality run to which runners would want to return. Our numbers have increased steadily year after year. Owen, age 9, showed up with his family and he ran the 10K in one hour and 7 minutes -- wow. As always, we had a nice turnout for the ultra runs, but we were pleasantly surprised to have 22 entries in the 11 mile run. As always we had a good number of 10K runners show up to enjoy a summer night run (39 10K runners in 2013). We had student groups again show up to run the 10K and camp on the practice football field next to the school which is near the start finish line. Breakfast was serve yourself from a variety of breakfast casseroles. Breakfast has been a tradition at the Trek. It is usually available starting about 3:00 A.M.
2012 was a hallmark year for The Lunar Trek Night Run as we had our first two female 100K finishers! On the night, we had 85 total participants. It was a beautiful evening which allowed for only 7 DNF's for all the races. There were 2 participants in the 10K Relay, 24 in the 10K, 25 in the 11-Mile, 11 in the 22-Mile, 9 in the 50K, 6 in the 40-Mile, and 8 in the 100K. Congratulations to all the runners for their efforts! Great job!
For Lunar Trek 2010 July 23, we hosted about 65 runners. Each year the number gets a llittle bigger. Hopefully, we are doing a few things right.
Kansas Ultra Runners selected the Lunar Trek as their sponsored run for 2011. We would like so say thanks for the honor.
Many Photos and results are posted.
If you took photos at the 2010 run, please attach them to an email and send them to Jneal@pikevalley.com so we can display them. I know there are many runners who took pictures before and after the run. - Thanks
Gary Henry ran the 100K. . Gary graciously allowed us to display his photos from 2008 and 2010. Thanks Gary.
Gary Henry hosts www.ultrastory.com and is a Trail Hawk.
100K cut-off times changed for 2011. See the rules section.
I n 2010 we had two runners in the 13 and under category this year - a father son team and a grand daughter and grand father team. We also had a young lady complete her first ultra. She had never done even a marathon and at LTNR she completed the 40 mile run. We had many couples running this year and once again we had a girls XC team compete in the 10K - way to go girls.
The Lunar Trek is on secondary gravel roads except for 3 miles of dirt and how likely is it to rain in the middle of July in Kansas. The course consists of some rolling hills, some decent ups and downs and a flat section along the Republican River. It will be an out-and-back with turnaround points for a 10K, 11-mile, 22-mile, 50K (31-miles), 40-mile, and 100K(62Miles)TREK!!
There will be staffed aid stations every five miles. They will have ice, water, sports dKinks, soda, and an assortment of food commonly found at aid stations. Drop bags for the 3 longer runs can be left at registration so they can be properly dispersed. Drop bags need to be clearly marked as to what aid stations they will go to, and to whom they belong.
Proceeds will benefit the Pike Valley Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams.
Remember - One Hill At A Time Run in November near Concordia, Kansas.
Great variety of hills on country gravel roads NE of Concordia Kansas. A very pretty run close to the new wind powered generators.
One Hill will have 10K, 15K, 25K and 50K.
(all runners under 18 are required to have a parent or gardian signature on the entry form)
13 and Under
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 and beyond
11, 22, 31, 40 62 miles
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 and beyond