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A point-to-point 225-mile footrace along the stunning Katy Trail in Missouri. This is a rails-to-trails course and will be run on mostly crushed gravel.
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Runners will travel East from Clinton to St. Charles on the corridor of the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad, better known as the Katy. The trail traverses through some of Missouri’s most scenic areas, while the majority closely follows the Missouri River. Runners will often be treated to the river on one side and towering bluffs on the other.
Runners will travel through many varying landscapes, including dense forests, wetlands, deep valleys, remnant prairies, open pastureland, and gently rolling farm fields. In the fall, the trail is colored with the rich reds and oranges of changing leaves.
While on their journey, runners can catch glimpses of old telegraph poles and other remnant pieces of the railroad’s past. The trail passes over numerous different types of bridges on its route. This is truly an amazing adventure through the heart of Missouri.
The KatyTrail is non-technical and 100% runnable.
We will provide 10 fully stocked aid stations, in addition to unmanned water and Proxima C stations along the 225-mile route. All manned aid stations will have vegan/vegetarian options available. There are several trailheads along the course that have water fountains and restrooms available to use. There will also be approximately 3 sleep stations along the route. Runners are allowed to sleep in crew vehicles/tents at ALL FULL/MANNED aid stations. We will utilize the towns and communities that dot the trail to the best of our abilities for the manned aid stations. We do this in an effort to provide connectedness between runners and the communities as well as to create “crew-friendly” aid stations.
Runners will receive a Katy 225 puffy jacket, Katy 225 shirt, and a Katy 225 bag. Additional freebie items will be included in runner swag bags.
All finishers will receive a beautiful, year-specific, Katy 225 finishers buckle worthy of an epic 225-mile adventure. Our buckles will be different every year! Collect them all!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in both men’s and women’s races will receive additional awards (TBD).
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