Suicide Trail Run

SUICIDE HILL TRAIL RUN

38th Annual Suicide Hill Trail Run

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Little River, Kansas

Run for the “Chip” 10K and 5K Races

 

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Since 1982, Little River has leveraged its natural resources and entrepreneurial spirt to challenge thousands of participants for the annual Suicide Hill Trail Run. Held the last week of May, this 10k reveals the harsh realities of the Kansas terrain deceptively cloaked in the natural beauty of the prairie. The trail run begins innocently enough on Main Street, winds through lush native grassland complete with cowboys and cattle, and crosses two creeks. Then it’s up famed Suicide Hill. What is the top prize for the man and woman who win the grueling run? A cow chip.

For those not competing for the coveted “chip,” the event attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes offering a 10k fun walk, 5k run and the only three-person Pony Express Relay. Special thanks to the Little River Lions Club and local businesses and friends for their continued sponsorship.

TRAIL RUN EVENTS

10K RUN The Original “Suicide Hill Trail Run”, a 10K loop running west of town. The run includes two creek crossings with rolling native hills with cowboys and cattle.

5K RUN It includes the famed “Suicide Hill”, an out and back 5K. The run includes an up and over route of Suicide Hill.

PONY EXPRESS RELAY As far as we know, it is the only one of its kind in Trail Runs. It will cover the 10K course. Three runners must compete as a team. Each runner will cover approximately one third of the course. Batons will be furnished. Get yourself a three man team and compete!

10K FUN WALK For the recreational walker.

One of Kansas’ original Trail Runs that began in 1982. The course includes roadways, rolling native grassland, cowboys, the famed Suicide Hill and start/finish on Main Street. This course is as beautiful as it is demanding and it brings out the best in runners each year.

  • Electronically timed event
  • T-Shirt guaranteed for early entrants, NOT guaranteed for late entrants
  • Race for the coveted “COW CHIP” – awarded to the top 10K male and female winners
  • Medals in each age category for the top three finishers
  • $50.00 bonus for any new course record in the 5K, 10K or Pony Express races

STARTING TIMES

10K Walkers  ––  7:30 a.m.
10K Runners and Pony Express Relay ––  8:00 a.m.
5K Runners ––  8:00 a.m.
Awards ––  9:30 a.m.

Registration ends 30 minutes before each event.

ALL EVENT REGISTRATION, INFORMATION AND STARTS TAKE PLACE ON MAIN STREET

SPONSORED BY: Little River Lions Club, Local Businesses and Friends

SUICIDE HILL COURSE RECORDS

MEN’S 10K
0-12 Jeffery Baily (Hutchinson, KS)……..42:17-1990

13-19 Ted Hurst (Sylvia, KS)……………. 34:07-1984

20-29 Tim Gundy (Lenexa, KS)………….32:26-1987

30-39 Terry Drake (Overland Park, KS)…32:13-1989

40-49 Mike Shrlock (Augusta, KS)………36:50-1997

50-59 Wes Goertzen (Buhler, KS)………40:00-1993

60-Over Gerald Witten (Emporia, KS)…..45:55-1991

WOMEN’S 10K
0-12 Nicky Ramage (Little River, KS)….54:55-1989

13-19 Annette G. Berry (Buhler, KS)…    48:03-1987

20-29 Sandi Oltjen (Salina, KS)…………40:58-1985

30-39 Mary A. Johnson (Topeka, KS)…..40:30-1987

40-49 Sheryl Drevo (Goddard, KS)………45:54-1989

50-59 Teresa Perky (Overland Park, KS)…45:54-2011

60-Over Charlene Jones (Barnard, KS)…58:58-1997

MEN’S 5K
0-12 Robby Turnbow (Geneseo, KS)……21:47-1987

13-19 Bobby Smith (Augusta, KS)……….17:10-1984

20-29 Byron Flick (Hutchinson, KS)……. 16:30-1987

30-39 Larry Chestnut (Wichita, KS)…….. 18:04-1987

40-49 Steve Hanson (McPherson, KS)… 18:09-1986

50-59 Mike Welch (McPherson, KS)…….20:27-1992

60-Over Gerald Witten (Emporia, KS)…..20:48-1989

WOMEN’S 5K
0-12 Brenna German (McComb, IL)…….23:19-2008

13-19 Nicky Ramage (Little River, KS)….23:12-1991

20-29 Gretchen Gundy (Lenexa, KS)……21:09-1987

30-39 Tammy S. Gilpin (Wichita, KS)……19:43-1994

40-49 Trudy Calloway (Wichita, KS)…….22:10-1989

50-59 Nancy Barber (Hutchinson,KS)…..26:47-2013

60-Over JoAnn Galyon (Little River,KS)…..28:17-2017

PONY EXPRESS RELAY
David Larson, Mike Miller, Mark German (Lyons, KS)….33:42-1984