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100-miler begins Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 6 AM
100K begins Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 7 AM
20-miler begins Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 8 AM
All runs will take place on the single-track, Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail, at Wilson State Park. If you’ve never run this trail you are in for a treat. Switchgrass is very hilly, but not overly rugged. Much of the trail runs directly beside beautiful Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas. The trail is totally exposed, with no heavily wooded areas. This makes for beautiful views, but also total exposure to the weather! The 100 miler has more elevation gain and loss than any of the other 100 milers in Kansas, so if you’re looking for a challenging course in the “flatlands” you’ve found it! We are very excited to give you the opportunity to run on this amazing trail and believe it is the perfect addition to the other amazing ultras being put on in KS.Sign Up Now
The Pure Hell 140 is the LONGEST race in Kansas!
Starts Friday, September 29, 2023 at 10:00 AM.
A previous 100-mile finish is required for sign-up for THE PURE HELL 140 (any 100-mile race will do). If you have a completed a 100 on ultrasignup feel free to just sign-up. If you have completed a 100 miler (that you can prove) that was not listed on ultrasignup please reach out to us prior to sign-up to learn what steps to take.
|Hell Creek 100||10,120 feet|
|Hawk Hundred||9,360 feet|
|Heartland 100||6,000 feet|
|KRT Extravaganza 100||1,541 feet|
|Prairie Spirit 100||1,541 feet|
|Honey Badger 100||1,332 feet|
The races will consist of 20(ish) mile loops with no repetition. One loop for 20 milers, three loops for 100k runners, 5 loops for 100 milers, and 7 loops for 140 milers. Switchgrass is a purely single-track trail so we will start the runners about a ½ mile from the trailhead to give everyone a chance to spread out. After that, it is 100% trail-running.
The course will be heavily marked with ribbons and wrong-way signs. This is an extremely easy course to follow. Getting off course should be of no issue.
Restrooms/showers – There are restrooms at the start/finish, and we will have a porta-potty (or two) near the other full aid. There are hot showers open year-round at Big Bluestem campground, about 3/4 mile from the start/finish.
Proxima C will be the electrolyte/carbohydrate drink at both aid stations.
Photography: We WILL have professional photography at the race! All pictures will be available for FREE download within 1-2 weeks of the race.
Awards – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in each distance will receive special awards.
Swag – Correct shirt sizes are not guaranteed for entries within 2 weeks of the race. Entries within 2 weeks for the 100 will not have their name on the vest. Additional merchandise can be purchased at https://ultrasignup.com/shopping.aspx?dtid=42902.