January 6, 202

Independence, KS



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Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Somewhat Fat-Ass Style Event to kick-off 2022! Very LIMITED aid (unmanned, water only), Frito Chili pie and Post-Race food will be available.

Shirts and Medallions will now be given at WinterRock!!!

Start & Time Limit

Both races start at the Outlet Channel Shelter.
Short pre-race briefing at 10:50am
25K – 11am
12K – 11:20am
Race cutoff is 4pm.


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
3 Aid Stations in the 25K and 1 (turnaround) in the 12K. Aid stations are approximately 3.5-4 miles apart, are all unmanned, with only water available. No cups will be available, so you MUST carry a handheld bottle with you on the course. If you need fuel (calories) of any type, YOU are responsible to pack it with you.

Check-In/Staging Area

Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam).

There are several different ways to get to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse (Staging Area) depending upon which direction you are coming from. Please click on the link below to open a Google Map where you can get specific directions to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse. If this is your first time here, please plan for a little extra drive time to find the location:

WinterRock 25K & 12K Staging Location