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6th Annual FLATS Trail Half Marathon

One of the Midwest's most beautiful and adventurous singletrack trail half marathons! Inside Thousand Hills State Park and finishing at West Winery at Jackson Stables.
When Oct 09, 2016
from 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Thousand Hills State Park Marina, Kirksville, Missouri
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One of the Midwest's most beautiful and adventurous singletrack trail half marathons! Inside Thousand Hills State Park and finishing at West Winery at Jackson Stables.

Age Group Awards

The top three female and male finishers in the following age groups will receive a commemorative FLATS Trail Half Marathon pint glass:

  • 10 to 14
  • 15 to 24
  • 25 to 34
  • 35 to 44
  • 45 to 54
  • 55 to 64
  • 65 and over

Course Records

Men (2013): Steve McIntire - 1:21:09
Women (2011): Sunny Gilbert - 1:35:40

Course Description

The race will start at the Marina at Thousand Hills State Park (the flag pole marks the start), and follow the paved road for about 1.5 miles. This is the only paved portion of the event, and is necessary to allow racers to spread out before entering the singletrack. After taking a left onto Thousand Hills Trail, racers will navigate the twists and turns, ups and downs, rocks, roots, and trees for approximately 11 miles. There are a few stream crossings, and inevitably there will be mud in spots. The trail will exit onto Rainbow Basin Trail (County Road 226), where racers will follow a gravel road for the final half-mile into Jackson Stables. There will be mile markers every half mile of the trail.

Aid Stations

There will be 7 aid stations on the course, at slightly irregular intervals.

#1) Mile 1.5                    #5) Mile 9.6
#2) Mile 3.2                    #6) Mile 11.3
#3) Mile 5.2                    #7) Mile 12.5
#4) Mile 7.7

All runners are encouraged to carry some calories and/or a hydration system or bottles which can be refilled at each stop. Water, sports drink, snacks, and gels will be provided along the course.

The finish line will have water, sports drink, soft drinks, pizza, and snacks, along with complimentary wine tasting.

The cutoff for an official finish time will be 12:30 p.m., but all athletes will be allowed to complete the course if they so choose.

All proceeds to support the Forest Lake Area Trail System.

Event details and schedule

Pre-race packet pickup will be held on Saturday, October 8th at the Thompson Campus Center (210 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO, 63501) from noon until 10 p.m and again race morning at the Marina beginning at 7:00 a.m.

The race starts Sunday, October 9th at 8:30 a.m. - Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:00 a.m. AT THE STARTING LINE!!! The first shuttle will leave the finish line area between 7:00 and 7:15 a.m. If you still need to pick up your packet AND you need to ride the shuttle, please be aware that your packet will be waiting for you at the starting line when the shuttle drops you off.

There is also a gear-drop for warm ups and personal belongings that will deliver one bag per person to the finish line from the starting line. We discourage placing any valuables in your gear bag - just what you need to warm up/eat/drink/etc. Racers are welcome (and encouraged) to use their packet pickup bag as their gear-drop bag.

Online registration at Active.com closes at midnight Friday, October 7th. 2016. In-person registration is available Saturday, October 8th at packet pick-up.

$35 discounted registration available thru midnight Thursday, December 31, 2015!
$40 discounted registration available thru midnight Friday, September 9, 2016!

More information about this event…

2017 Members

Tom & Joleen Arnhold
Stacie Baquero
John & Lila Bartel
Katie Baylie
John & Lettitia Bernard
George Bernheimer
Lana & Bob Best
Ben Bradshaw
Kevin Brown
David Burgoon
Michelle Carson
Rudy Chavez
Brad & Pam Clark
Scott Cook
Cassie Criger
Christine Cunningham
Mandy Davis
Heiko Detlefsen
Joshua Devlin
Mary Anne & Jared Durall
Mark Elliott
Taylor Evans
Neal & Karen Farron
Dana Ferrell
Mark Fisher
J.C. Garcia
Garry Gribbles - Tom Truhsdale
Garry Gribbles - Steve Sell
Garry Gribbles - Mckensie Bevins
Garry Gribbles - Cassie
Garry Gribbles - Monica Schragg
Garry Gribbles - Joe Schragg
Angie Gleason
Artie Gonzales
Lindsay Gress
James & Linda Griffin
Cheryl Haefele
Roger Hambold
Micah and Meagan Hawkinson
Irene Haws
Kristen Hearrell
Kiley Hickock
Misty Hight
Laura Hoerman
Sarah Hunter
Jeff Huss
Patty Hylton
Doug & Dorthy IIiff
Steve Ingersoll
Matthew Ishkanian
Jamie Kim
Daniel Kurtz
Clay Lang
Dennis Lawlor
Myron & Tandy Leinwetter
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Rebaecca Litvak
Phillip Livingston and Eun Jin Kim
Jamie Mauer
Candi Meerpohl
Abby Moore
Dave Newbery
LeTiffany Obozele
Tim & Meredith Owen
Tim Ortiz
Nancy Perth
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Claire Phillips
Gary Pratt
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Bethany Richardson
Angela Roberson
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson-Evans
Donna Romans
Brent, Luke, Isaiah, Rebekah, Gabe Roper
Kjrsten Ruch
Elena Rusche
Suzanne Sawyer-Burris
Peg Schultz
Spencer Share
Eric & Vicki Smith
Lon Stanton
Charles & Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Kristen Thiessen
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Ken/Jan Tillery/Escola
Kelly Tosh
Kermit Trout
Roger Underwood
Bill, Brenda, Emily, Billy, Abby, and Sophie Wagemaker
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
TaNiqua Ward
Israel Wasserstein
Joshua and Skyler Watson
Les Watson
Jane Weiler
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger
Jackie Williams
Tim Willingham
Sara Wood
Bryan Yowell

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