WHAT IS A TEAM? Teams can be from 2-10 runners. If you have more than 10 runners, create 2 teams. There is also the “Six Leg Special”, where teams of two to six can just run 6 legs. You must specify that you are running the Six Leg Special when you register.
WHAT WILL SOLO RUNNERS FIND AT THE AID STATIONS? Note that Aid Station food and drinks are only for the solo runners and team members finishing their leg. Teams should pack food and drink in their cars and replenish in their cars. There are 3000 Relay runners who will make it hard for solos to find the table with the water. Aid Stations will include water, sports drink, bananas, peanut butter sandwich, cookies, Salt tablets and first aid supplies. Portable toilets will be available at the start, finish, and at all the aid stations.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DROP BAGS FOR SOLO RUNNERS? You should have no trouble running the race without drop bags. There are snacks and sports drink at each stop. You can leave a bag at the start/ finish if you need one there. Drop your bag with the packet pickup staff.
ARE THERE SHOWER FACILITIES? There are no showers available this year.
IF THE WEATHER IS BAD, WILL THE RACE BE CANCELED? The run will not be canceled due to weather.
WHAT HOTELS ARE NEAR THE START? A Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn and Super 8 are located in Bonner Springs. For a more upscale experience, the Chateau Avalon is close by in Kansas City, KS.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO DROP OUT? If you cannot complete the course, tell the volunteers at an exchange station or the bike sweeps and we will get a ride for you.
ARE THERE RACE PICTURES? Before the start your team can have a team picture taken. Download them free of charge by going to the link provided next to the results link at www.resultskc.com.
CAN I GET A RECEIPT TO DEDUCT MY FEES FROM MY TAXES? Unless you do a significant donation ($50 or more) we do not provide receipts. Each runner donates a minimum of $10 and every dollar they donate is tax deductible. Teams donating $200 or more compete in the Generous Division. For each $10 donation these Generous Division teams (but not solo runners) get a minute extra handicap. Last year we were able to raise over $30,000. This all came from the runners. We do not have any corporate cash sponsors.
I AM INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING. WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO AND WHERE WILL VOLUNTEERS BE PLACED? Volunteers can work the day before the run or the day of the run. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address, email, phone, shirt size and preferred volunteer location/task.
HOW CAN I MAKE SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS? We appreciate your participation. Please make suggestions for next year. We have implemented many suggestions from past runs. We hope you enjoy the run. If you want to make a suggestion contact email@example.com
PACKET PICKUP: Packet Pickup will be Saturday September 24th, from noon to 4PM at Garry Gribble's Running Sports Ward Parkway Center, 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 6414. Please have one team member pick up for everyone and know the team name and the team captain's name.
START: The race start is Ten & Two Coffee, 611 W 2nd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. Start times are staggered every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m.
PARKING AT THE START: Just dropping off your team member? There is parking all around the building and across the street. If you have a large vehicle, park on the street. You will not be able to park a vehicle at Ten & Two all day.
TIMING: Your timing chip is on the back of the bib number. Each team will be given one bib number. The first runner should wear the bib number at the start and the last runner should wear the bib number at the finish.
VEHICLES: Only one vehicle per team is allowed at the exchange points and must have the team number sign provided in your packet displayed in the windshield. Vans are welcome but buses and motorhomes are prohibited. Space is limited at all exchange points, and normal size vehicles will keep traffic flowing. Vehicles must obey all traffic laws.
EMERGENCY AID: All exchange points will be staffed with a medical professional. Carry a cell phone for emergencies.
EXCHANGE POINT SUPPLIES: Exchange points will have water and sports drink for the runner that is running the leg. Teams should carry water and food in their vehicles. Exchange point supplies are only for the runners finishing the leg. Portable toilets will be available at the start, finish, and at all the aid stations.
EXCHANGE POINT PARKING: Each team is responsible for transporting their runners to the correct location at the correct time. Teams are allowed one vehicle inside the exchange point and that vehicle must display in the windshield the team route sign provided in your packet. Your team can have additional vehicles to transport runners but only ONE vehicle will be allowed inside the exchange point. Additional vehicles can park or wait outside the exchange point.
HOW TO HANDLE THE EXCHANGE OF RUNNERS: Drop runner #1 at the start, drive to Exchange Point #1 to drop off runner #2 and pick-up runner #1. Send out two runners: one to run and the other to lead the finished runner back to the car. Repeat this process for all legs. A team may have multiple vehicles on the course but only one vehicle, (the one with your sign in the windshield) can enter the exchange point. If your team is using two vehicles, we recommend putting runners #1-5 in one vehicle and runners #6-10 in the second vehicle.
PACERS: Pacers are welcome, should register as a solo runner and will be assigned a bib number. Pacers may run the entire course or parts of it but should not cross the finish line if they have not completed the entire course. Pacers are required to pay the full registration fee including the $10 donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and cannot be added once the cap is reached. Cars may not follow or lead a runner. Solos or teams with cars "pacing" them will be disqualified.
CUT-OFF TIMES: Based on a 13:38 minutes/mile pace, to finish near 4 PM with a 6 AM start. We will be at the finish line until 5pm. If the bike sweep lets you know you are not going to make the cutoff, you can drive to the finish for the party or skip a leg. Let the timers at the finish line know that you did not run the entire course. If you drop out of the race, give your bib number to the closest volunteer/exchange point. This is important so we know you are safe and not missing.
AWARDS: All runners receive a finishers medal. Awards will be given in the following categories: 1st Male & 1st Female Solo • 1st Female and 1st Male Team • 1st Generous Team • 1st Military Team • 1st Two Person Team • 1st Six Pack Special Team • 1st Race-walk Team. Awards will be distributed at the after party as results are determined.
SAFETY: IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION AT ALL TIMES. YOU WILL BE RUNNING ALONGSIDE MOVING TRAFFIC, CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS AND IN AREAS WITH LOW DRIVER VISIBILITY. OUR INSURANCE DOES NOT ALLOW FOR EARBUDS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR THEM, YOU ARE DOING SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WE ASK THAT YOU ONLY WEAR ONE EARBUD.
RESULTS: Division winners are announced by the DJ during the after party, as results are determined. Complete results will be at: www.resultskc.com, and www.brewtobrew.com.
PHOTOS: Before the start your team can have a team picture taken. You can find these photos approximately 48 hours after the race at the link provided at www.resultskc.com.
SHOWER FACILITIES: There are no shower facilities this year.
VOLUNTEERING: Volunteers can work the day before the run or on race day. The jobs include packet stuffing, packet pickup, marking the course, making awards, working the starting line or finish line or working one of the exchange points to control traffic. Volunteers receive a race shirt and a meal at the finish line festival. Sign up Online! or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address, email, phone, shirt size and preferred volunteer location/task.
OUT OF TOWN RUNNERS: Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn and Super 8 are all located in Bonner Springs. Chateau Avalon is more upscale and is close by in Kansas City, KS.
SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS: We appreciate your participation and hope you enjoy the run. Please make suggestions for next year. We have implemented many suggestions from past runs. If you want to make a suggestion contact email@example.com
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance. Cancellation insurance is available through a 3rd party for an extra fee when you register.
Race registrations can be transferred to another participant or to another distance. Save your login so you are able do this yourself.
If this race is cancelled for any reason, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners. If the race is postponed, all participants will be registered for the new date. Shirts, medals, and swag will be available for pick up.
Registrations cannot be transferred to another year or another race.
The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, road condition, permit concerns or natural disaster. Each athlete must accept this risk of their entry fee paid. Registration fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting in advance of the race date, including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. Every effort will be made to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision made that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability, and manageability.
If you want to be guaranteed a refund, purchase race insurance for yourself.
Weather: The event will not be cancelled because of rain, snow, or extreme temperature. If there is lightning, the event will be postponed for a minimum of 10 minutes until no signs of the storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in their vehicles or a nearby building if available. If lightning continues 10 minutes after the scheduled event start, the race will be subject to cancellation.
The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.
Brew to Brew After Party
Join in the finish line fun at Ten & Two Coffee, and next door at Own Agenda Brewery, 611 W 2nd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.
Each participant will receive ONE 8 oz beer at no charge compliments of the KC Running Club. Take your commemorative photos in front of the Brew to Brew photo op banner or with the Just_Us League. KC Roller Derby team members will be there to help you out.
Ten & Two Coffee is located just west on 2nd Street, in the 100-year-old cereal factory building once known as the “Tiblow Mill.” A transformation of the Mill has breathed new life into it in the form of coffee, cocktails, a brewery and taproom, a bar-b-que restaurant, cars, and community.
Try one of their seasonal craft cocktails while enjoying fresh air with friends on their spacious outdoor patio and yard game area. From classic coffee drinks to spicy Bloody Mary’s, they have it all…including café style soups and sandwiches. Quentin's BBQ will be serving up their fare.
Make sure to check out the rest of The Mill community and visit The Fuel House, Quentin’s BBQ & Sides, Outfied Beer Co and Taproom, and Stockyard Detailing – all located in the amazing, refurbished mill.