FlatRock Fall Running Festival

September 23, 2023
Independence, KS



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FlatRock Fall Running Festival


The history behind these races is immense with FlatRock being the first and oldest trail ultra in Kansas!! Epic races such as the 2017 flood year have become the stuff of legend and lore! This is a must run trail. Come see this unique aspect of Kansas like you have never experienced it!

Beginning in 2022, the FlatRock Fall races will feature distances of 101 mile, 101K, 50K, 25K, and 12K. There will not be a spring race or a triple crown series.

The course consists of a 50K loop which is run twice for the 101K and will be run three times plus an additional out and back along the same course to reach the 101 mile distance. There will be a 36 hour cut-off for all race distances. For the 101 mile, you must begin the third loop by 24 hours and the partial loop prior to 33 hours. Drop downs will be allowed to receive a medal for the longest distance completed subject to availability. The 101 mile finishers will receive an 8 inch buckle!!!

Course Description

A technical, mostly single-track, out and back along the Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas.

.Aid Stations
9 Aid Stations in the 50K–7 fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, 2 water only. 3 fully stocked aid stations in the 25K. Approximate distance between aid stations is 3.5 miles with no distance greater than 4 miles between aid stations in either event.

Check-In/Staging Area
Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam). Packet pick-up will be held on Friday evening September 25th, 2020. Late packet pick-up Saturday Morning, September 26th, 2020 from 6-8 AM. If you have never been to FlatRock before we highly recommend allowing a little extra drive time, especially if you plan on driving in the morning of the race. Map to the staging area can be found by clicking the link below:

FlatRock 50K & 25K Staging Location

Campsites (with & without electricity) & showers are available near starting line (Army Corps of Engineers/620-336-2741). Motels in Independence are approximately 7 miles away (Independence Chamber of Commerce 620-331-1890).

Complimentary race photos by Mile 90 Photography.