Kansas Rails to Trails Extravaganza 100M, 100k, 50M, 50k, Marathon, & Half Marathon

Saturday, October 28, 2024 • Ottawa, KS

Embark on an extraordinary journey with the Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza, an ultramarathon challenging and inspiring runners through Kansas's heart.

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the heart of Kansas with the Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza—an ultramarathon event designed to challenge and inspire runners of various levels. With races ranging from 1/2 Marathon to 100 Miles, there’s a distance for everyone, and the adventure begins with staggered starts from 6 AM to 8 AM.

The enchanting Prairie Spirit Trail, a “rails-to-trails” course, serves as the backdrop for this memorable experience. The 100 Mile, 50 Mile, and 50K races kick off at Celebration Hall in Ottawa, featuring a scenic route through charming towns and picturesque landscapes. As participants traverse the crushed limestone and asphalt paths, they’ll encounter manned and unmanned aid stations strategically positioned every 5 miles, ensuring ample support throughout the journey.

For the 100 Mile entrants, the course extends to Iola, while the 50 Mile runners make their way to Garnett, and the 50K participants reach Richmond before returning to the finish in Ottawa. The 100K, Marathon, and Half Marathon races follow a similar pattern, with turnarounds in Welda, Richmond, and Princeton, respectively.

With a family-friendly atmosphere, the event welcomes spectators and crew members to cheer on runners. Pacers are allowed for the latter portion of the race, enhancing the experience for both newcomers and seasoned ultramarathoners. The course’s flat and accessible nature makes it ideal for those aiming to achieve personal records or conquer their first ultramarathon. Join us for a celebration of endurance, camaraderie, and the boundless spirit of the Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza.

Race Weather & Climate

On October 28th in Ottawa, anticipate an average high temperature of around 62°F and a low of approximately 40°F. Fall is well underway, providing cool and crisp days with chilly nights. The weather reflects autumnal conditions, and October typically sees an average rainfall of about 2 inches in Ottawa. Ottawa is located just outside of Kansas City.

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza Half Marathon Past Results

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganzas Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the half marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 6:00 AM for 100 Mile and 100K
  • 7:00 AM for 50 Mile
  • 8:00 AM for Marathon and 1/2 Marathon

Course Limit

  • 30-hour time limit for 100 Mile and 100K
  • 29-hour time limit for 50 Mile 50K
  • 28-hour time limit for Marathon and 1/2 Marathon

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza Half Marathon Fees

See the current fees for all race distances on the race director’s website here.

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza Half Marathon Registration

You can find the registration for all race distances on ultrasignup.com.

Official Race Website

Additional race information can be found at ultrasignup.com.

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