About the Course
Revised January 10, 2014
Start west of Indian Hills Elementary on Indian Hills Road, south to 33rd St., east to Fountaindale Dr., Fountaindale Dr. east with the first mile near Dukeries Rd. Continue east on Fountaindale Dr. to Urish Rd. going a short distance north on Urish Road to 33rd St., 33rd St. west with mile 2 at Dukeries Rd. on 33rd. Follow 33rd west crossing over to the north side of the road past Indian Hills Road to turn right onto El Cerrito Dr.. Take El Cerrito Dr. north then west to Lagito Dr. The 3 mile mark is at El Cerrito Dr.as it turns northwest onto Lagito Dr. and the turnaround is at 3.2 miles. Return along Lagito Dr. and El Cerrito Dr. back to 33rd and Indian Hills intersection, continue south on Indian Hills Road with the 4 mile location north of the bridge at the west end of Lake Sherwood. Follow Indian Hills Road south past the 37th St. and Falcon intersection to 41st St. Turn left onto 41st St. going east past the 5 mile mark at the bottom of the hill west of Stutley Rd.. Follow 41st St. east to Urish Road turning south onto Urish Road and continue heading south on Urish Road for the next three and 1/2 miles, with Urish Hill looming shortly after mile 6. Continue south on Urish Road past miles 7 and 8, where the pavement ends at 61st Street and the next four miles become true country roads, which may be hard-packed or may be covered with gravel and may or may not be ice and or snow covered. Shortly after the ninth mile turn west onto 69th Street. The ten-mile mark is located on 69th Street before turning south onto Indian Hills Road. Continue south on Indian Hills Road two miles passing miles 11 and 12 before turning west onto 85th Street, which is back to pavement. It's now less than one mile to the finish as you encounter the last two hills and the 13th mile location along 85th Street heading toward Auburn. Turn south onto Harrison Street and then a quick left onto East Valley Springs Drive to the finish line.
Four aid stations with water and Gatorade will be spaced along the course. Aid station locations will be at the turnaround (3.2 miles), the top of Urish HIll (6.6 miles), Urish Road and 69th St. intersection (9.2 miles) and near the last hill along Indian Hills Road (11.6 miles).
Here are driving directions to the race finish area from google maps:
- Start at: 7445 SW 29th St Topeka, KS 66614
- Head west on SW 29th St toward SW Rother Rd - 1.1 mi
- Turn left at SW Auburn Rd/KS-4 Continue to follow SW Auburn Rd - 7.3 mi
- Continue on Washington St - 0.2 mi
- Turn right at W 11th St - 79 ft
- Arrive at: 121 W 11th St Auburn, KS 66402