Tour de Trail Series

Run One, or Run them all
Click Here To Reserve A Spot

Race Locations:

Kill Creek Park – May 18

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Shawnee Mission Park South Shore Trails – June 22

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Shawnee Mission Park Mtn Bike Trails – July 27

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Wyandotte County Lake Park- Mtn Bike Trails – Aug 24

Race Descriptions:
Tour De Trail is a series of six mile trail running races throughout the Kansas City Area. Run one, or run them all. An overall male and female winner is awarded for each race, and an overall male and female is awarded for the series.

Registration:
In order to protect the trails, races will be subject to cancellation if trails are closed due to weather. Therefore we will only be accepting onsite day of race registration. Races are capped at 75 runners.
You may ensure a spot with a $5 donation PER RACE in advance. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NONREFUNDABLE even if the race is canceled due to weather. ALL donations will be donated to Urban Trail Co for all of the work they do maintaining and building trails in the Kansas City area.
To hold your spot, please click and purchase on ticket link!

Prices:
Spot held – $20 registration (this is above and beyond your $5 donation)
Non spot held – $30 ($5 will still go to Urban Trail Co) SPACE PERMITTING
If you have not secured your spot in advance and there is still room left, race day registration is $30.
Cash and Credit Cards will be accepted on site.
Dogs-$5 (will be donated to Urban Trail Co) you do not have to reserve a spot for your dog in advance.

Timing/results:
We will use clock timing. Results will be listed on our website at www.teamsparklekc.com

Aid:
Water will be provided at start/finish and one other place along the course. See maps for aid station. ALL Team Sparkle races are CUPLESS. You must bring your own hydration device. We will have collapsible cups for sale at the registration table for $10 if you forget. Bananas will be available at the finish.

Race Rules:
NO Littering! Please be sure that you pack out any gu wrappers, tissues or bottles that you use on course. Litterers will be subject to public flogging and humiliation (and disqualification)
No poles allowed (contact RD’s if medical/extenuating circumstances)
No alcohol allowed in Kansas parks
Dogs allowed. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times and you must pick up after your dog. Runner will be subject to disqualification if these rules are not adhered to. Dog must be registered, paid for and wear a number.
This is a cupless event. You are responsible for providing your own water bottle or cup. Collapsible cups will be for sale at the registration table.
Course must be followed as marked. If any portion of the course is cut, runner will be disqualified. If you get off course you must backtrack and follow the proper course.
Markings: Course will be marked using pink flagging and will be explained in the pre race briefing.
Road crossings: some of the races will have road crossings. Volunteers will be stationed at crossings, but runners are responsible for their own safe crossing. Please check carefully for cars and/or bikes. Parks and roads will remain open during the races.
Personal music devices are allowed as long as headphones are used and you maintain a volume that allows you to hear other runners. We recommend either one earbud or bone conducting headphones. NO SPEAKERS. These are single track courses and passing will be tight, please be courteous to other runners and stay alert.
Passing: Allow runners in front of you to know that you would like to pass and then pass on the left when it is safe to do so. On out and back sections, yield to the person returning to start/finish area.
Kids are welcome to register. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the race course.

Swag:
Runners will receive a sticker branded specifically for the trail system for that days course.

Awards:
Each course for Tour De Trail will have an overall male and female winner, acknowledged with a hand made award.

First overall Male and Female will be awarded each race.
First overall Male and Female will also be awarded for the series as a whole.

After each race everyone will receive points. First place receives 100 points, second place 99, third 98, and on and on down the line.  Points are added up at the end of the series, and the male and female with the highest point totals will be declared the series winners and prizes awarded at the final event at Wyandotte County Lake Park on August 24th.

Race Directors will have some other fun prizes to hand out at their discretion at the series end as well.  

Schedule:
6:00-6:45 AM registration. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 6:45am! no exceptions!!
7:00 AM race start
10:00 AM cutoff

Maps:
Race maps will be emailed and posted the week before the race.