WinterRock 25/12K

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jan 7, 2017


Independence, KS


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$10 $10 Closed


$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity


Saturday, January 7th, 2017 (***Weather Permitting - See postponement policy below***)

Shirts OPTIONAL at checkout, NO awards, very LIMITED aid (unmanned, water only), officially timed, somewhat Fat-Ass Style Event to kick-off 2017!


$10 for either event THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2016.

$20 for either event FROM DECEMBER 1 THROUGH JANUARY 7, 2017.


Both races start at 11 am from the Outlet Channel Shelter. 5 hour cutoff for either event. Short pre-race briefing at 10:45 a.m.


Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas. Mostly single-track, out & back, very rocky, no long hills. Home of the legendary FlatRock 50/25K and the infamous FlatRock 101K.


3 Aid Stations in the 25K and 1 (turnaround) in the 12K. Aid stations are approximately 3.5-4 miles apart, are all unmanned, with only water available. No cups will be available, so you MUST carry a handheld bottle with you on the course. If you need fuel (calories) of any type, YOU are responsible to pack it with you, as there will be none available on the course.

CHECK-IN (Staging Area):

Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam). Race bib (shirt) pick-up will be from 9:30:10:30 AM on Saturday morning January 7, 2017. Map to the staging area can be found by clicking the link below:

WinterRock 25K & 12K Staging Location


An assortment of warm beverages (coffee, hot chocolate, tea, cider, etc.) will be available for runners prior to our start. A hearty chicken noodle soup and some type of vegan bean soup, along with the previously mentioned hot beverages will be available for all runners after their respective finish.


There are several different ways to get to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse (Staging Area) depending upon which direction you are coming from. Please click on the link below to open a Google Map where you can get specific directions to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse. If you have never been to FlatRock before we highly recommend allowing a little extra drive time, especially if you plan on driving in the morning of the race.

Map to WinterRock 25 & 12K Staging Location

For a profile of the 50K course, please click the link below (25K turnaround shown, 12K turnaround about half way to 25K turnaround):

FlatRock Course Profile


The FlatRock Tripple Crown will once again be held for those runners looking for some real punishment on this legendary course! For those willing and able to finish all three races (WinterRock 25K, Flatrock 50K and the Flatrock 101K) you will receive a special award at the end of your 176K journey that will definitely be worth all of the punishment.

WinterRock 25K-
FlatRock 101K -
FlatRock 50K-


PLEASE NOTE: If there is any kind of substantial freezing/frozen moisture on the trail, we will postpone this event until the following week on Saturday, January 14th, AND will continue doing so weekly thereafter until we can run it WITHOUT the aforementioned additional risk involved. Status updates of the trail condition will be communicated through email and Facebook.

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