Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a pacer?

Pacers are only allowed (and are recommended) for the 100-mile race, although no “muling” is allowed. Pacers can think for you, navigate for you, keep you awake, make sure you eat and drink, and do all the other wonderful things pacers do, but they can’t carry your gear for you. Carrying your own load is part of being a finisher in the Hawk.

Pacers may join their runners starting at 50 miles or any time thereafter. They may join their runners from either of the two crew access stations after checking in at the Start/Finish. Please have the pacer check in at the Start/Finish area to and pick up their pacer bib. Please make sure your pacer per-registeres on Ultrasignup as your pacer.

Pacers are not allowed for the marathon or 50-mile races.

What happens if it rains and the trails are too muddy to run on?

RACE CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT In the event the race should be postponed or canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Lawrence Trail Hawks (inclement or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will NOT be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined or possibly, though but not guaranteed, by mail.

ALTERNATE COURSE If local authorities, Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council trail steward, deem the trails unsafe for runners or vulnerable to damage due to muddy conditions, an alternative course will be provided by the Lawrence Trail Hawks race Directors, pending approval by Clinton State Park and the Kansas Trails Council Trail Steward.

What are the aid station cut-offs?

The 100 and 50-mile races have a Sunday 10:00am cut off for runners leaving the West Park Road aid station, after completing the Bunker Hill/Goodwin loop. This is at mile 88 for the 100-mile runners and mile 38 for the 50-mile runners. The cut off for Lands End aid Station is Sunday 12pm, noon. This is at mile 93.5 for the 100-mile runners and 43.5 for the 50-mile runners.

To stay in the race, you must have left the aid station by the above cut off times. Volunteers will breakdown the aid station at that time, and depart. Runners continuing on their own accord past the cutoffs, and not arriving at the Start/Finish on or before the 2pm cutoff, will not be eligible for the finisher awards.

What is the Hawk Hundred Deferment Policy?

Seeing you cross the finish line is the reason we host this race. If you’ve signed up for one of the events, but are unable to safely participate in the HAWK race, we offer the following options.

CHANGING DISTANCE PRIOR TO THE RACE Runners may contact the Race Director and transfer to a lower or a higher distance on or before August 15th. In the event a runner transfers to a higher distance, a pro rata charge will apply. No credit or refund can be given for runners transferring to a lower distance race. You can also make an "event change" on ultrasignup and change the distance yourself; in the event you upgrade the distance it will generate a code and prompt you to re-register for the new distance. The HAWK does not allow runners to transfer entries to other participants or offer refunds.

DROPPING DISTANCE ON RACE DAY Hundred milers who drop to the 50 will receive a 50-mile finisher award, if available. However, they are not eligible for 50-mile 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards. Hundred-mile and 50-mile runners may NOT drop to the marathon and will be recorded as a DNF in the race results.

DEFERRAL Runners may defer their race entries to the following year, by notifying the Race Director on or before August 1st. Deferral will NOT be permitted for any runner making a request less than 30 days before the scheduled event and we do NOT offer refunds. The race Deferral is good for one year only. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing to the Race Director; given the press of other preparations, runners should make sure their request has been confirmed. The deferral code must be obtained from the Race Director and used within the first 45 days of the next year’s race registration.

DID NOT START If you can’t attend, and haven’t deferred, please let the Race Director know at least seven days before the race, so your name can be removed from the starters list. You also have the option to remove yourself from the race on Ultrasignup. If you don’t show up, and don’t let us know in advance that you can’t make it, you’ll be recorded as DNS in the race results.

What kind of race swag is included?

  • All 100-mile finishers will receive a belt buckle and a 100 mile car sticker
  • 50-mile finishers will receive a handmade finisher’s mug and a 50 mile car sticker
  • Marathon finishers will receive a handmade award and a 26.2 car sticker
  • The top three male and female finishers in each race will receive a special handmade award
  • Masters awards for first place Male/female in each race
  • All entrants get a cool Hawk shirt and a race bag

  • We will also have t-shirts and other race items available for purchase - you can pre-order on Ultrasignup when you register for the race. -Chip timing provided by Timer Guys . -Our photographers are once again. Mile 90. Please visit to download your free race pictures provided and paid for by the Lawrence Trail Hawks

What times do the different races start on race morning and when do we need to check in? When do we bring our drop bags?

The 100-mile race starts at 6am and the 50 mile race starts at 7am on Saturday, September 5th. All 100-mile and 50-mile runners must check in at the Start/Finish 15 minutes before the race starts.

The Marathon starts at 8 am on Saturday, September 5th. Marathon runners must check in at the Start/Finish by 7:45 am.

Drop bags are permitted for all 3 aid stations. Please keep your drop bags to a reasonable size and bring them to HQ on race morning at least 15 minutes before your race start time.

When and where is the pre-race briefing and packet pickup?

The pre-race briefing and dinner is at the Start/Finish, Shelter 1, on Friday September 4th. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm and the race briefing will start at 6pm. It is especially recommended for all 100-mile runners, and would be helpful for 50-mile and marathon runners as well. Packets may be picked up during the pre-race briefing on Friday from 5–7 pm. You may also pick up your packet at the Start/Finish on race morning, at least 30 minutes before your race starts.

We are excited to have Hawaiian Bros cater our pre-race dinner. The Dinner is included in the price of your race fee, additional tickets for your family and crew can be purchased for $15.00 as an ADD ON to your registration.

Google maps will put you at the race destination - it even has the HAWK RACE pinpointed . Use this coordinate for the destination It puts you right at the Start/Finish, Shelter 1, in Clinton Park.