The Prairie Spirit Trail is a beautiful "rails-to-trails" course that runs through numerous quaint little towns. Runners will do an out-and-back, beginning in Ottawa, KS and traveling south to Iola (100 milers), Garnett (50 milers) or Richmond (50K), then, back north to the finish. The course is primarily on a crushed limestone trail, with asphalt paths as you travel through each town. Manned and unmanned aid stations will be approximately every 5 miles (with no greater distance than approximately 6 miles) and the course is easily accessible to crew. It's a great event for first timers, as it's a flat and relatively easy course. It's also the perfect course for experienced runners wanting to set a PR. The atmosphere will be family friendly with plenty of places for your crew to hang out and relax while cheering you on. Pacers WILL NOT be allowed for the 50K event. Pacers WILL BE allowed for the second half of the 100 & 50 mile events. 

Upcoming Races

Mar 23 2024
50 KM
Out and Back Course
28:00 Cutoff
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads
Mar 23 2024
50 Miles
Out and Back Course
29:00 Cutoff
1 Elevation Rating
Flat or nearly flat
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads
Mar 23 2024
100 KM
Out and Back Course
30:00 Cutoff
1 Elevation Rating
Flat or nearly flat
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads
Mar 23 2024
100 Miles
1,800 1,800 ft.
Out and Back Course
30:00 Cutoff
1 Elevation Rating
Flat or nearly flat
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads

Results

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/25/23 43 7:38:18 7:55:06
03/26/22 40 6:00:10 7:29:55
03/27/21 106 6:14:35 7:25:26
03/28/20 Race Cancelled
03/30/19 60 6:03:57 7:28:50
03/24/18 42 7:45:35 6:47:09
03/25/17 27 7:20:36 7:38:06
04/02/16 41 8:03:46 9:25:33
03/28/15 103 6:20:04 7:07:48
03/29/14 74 6:12:36 8:12:28
03/23/13 55 6:58:24 7:36:30
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/25/23 61 3:16:59 3:46:46
03/26/22 67 3:30:22 3:37:06
03/27/21 125 3:27:03 4:16:45
03/28/20 Race Cancelled
03/30/19 74 4:10:42 4:23:49
03/24/18 87 3:30:53 4:32:38
03/25/17 24 4:29:50 5:42:54
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/25/23 32 18:07:36 18:35:59
03/26/22 30 16:14:43 16:28:36
03/27/21 49 14:40:29 17:06:52
03/28/20 Race Cancelled
03/30/19 34 15:42:53 17:46:21
03/24/18 52 16:25:31 18:36:31
03/25/17 48 19:50:47 17:41:17
04/02/16 35 18:16:33 21:53:55
03/28/15 50 17:24:29 19:16:36
03/29/14 69 15:10:13 21:29:04
03/23/13 5 16:09:10
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/25/23 21 8:54:36 11:21:44
03/26/22 28 7:53:09 12:45:48
03/27/21 20 11:18:03 10:23:58
03/28/20 Race Cancelled
03/30/19 20 8:34:56 11:27:13