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Run for Refugees: The Ark River Ultra & Relay

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Cimarron Park

Garden City, KS 67846

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The Ark River Ultra & Relay is a 34-mile race in the dry riverbed of the Arkansas river. Shifting sand and rocky trails make this a challenging and rewarding race not for the faint of heart. This race can be run as an individual ultra marathon event or as a relay. Relay teams may have as few or many runners as you wish.

The race has access point at every road crossing that will be used as relay points. Approximately 6 of these 8 points will be staffed as aid stations. The access points are spaced irregularly (anywhere from 5-10 km apart).

This race is in support of our Southwest Kansas refugee community and is a metaphor for the journey of the refugee. All proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee, an organization that helps meet the needs of refugees in Southwest Kansas.

Race Day Details

All participants should meet at 9:30 in the Cimarron Park. There will be hydration and basic first aid stations. Each participant will receive a medal and one food and drink item from the finishers' grill.

Chose Your Own Adventure

This is a community event, so teams of any size are encouraged. However, you are certainly welcome to run the whole course as an individual. Team size and organization are entirely up to you! (i.e. Team members can split up the reace however they want.) If you want to join a team, sign up on our Facebook page - we will try to help connect you to a team that is looking for runners.

To “compete” you must have team members complete all legs start to finish. If you want more than one person to run a leg that is fine - the more the merrier. Please make sure that all participants can safely run or walk the distance of their leg. The organizers and volunteers reserve the right to determine that someone is not able to do so for safety.

Relay Points

Cimarron park/Start
Ingalls/Highway 11 crossing: 6 ⅓ miles
Highway 11 crossing: 10 ½ miles
Highway 6 crossing: 13 ½ miles
Highway 4 crossing: 16 ⅓ miles
Pierceville/S Pierceville crossing: 20 ⅓ miles
Unnamed road: 25 ⅔ miles
Garden City/US 83: 32 miles
Finish/Finnup Park: 33.6 miles give or take

Notes

This is a rough terrain course. Please be prepared for it. There are no restrooms available so please plan accordingly. If you are part of a relay team, the logistics of getting your team to each relay point will be up to your team. We will provide basic maps, and the relay points will be reachable by car (ATVs are not required). This is the first time we have run this race so please be patient with the details.

Price

Before August 15th: $45 per person
Between August 15 - September 1st: $50 per person
Race day: $55 per person

*If you would like to send in a registration by mail, please email jacobmanh@gmail.com.

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