The Hawk

The Hawk Hundred, sponsored by the Lawrence Trail Hawks, has the option of a 100-mile, 50-mile, and Marathon trail race. The course covers a 25-mile loop through the technical rolling trails at Clinton State Park, Lawrence, KS. The Marathon runners will run 1.2 miles on the Nature Center Trail before they start the 25-mile loop.

The 100 MILE race starts at 6:00 AM The 50 MILE race starts at 7:00 AM. The MARATHON starts at 8:00 AM

Download our Hawk 2022 Race Guide

NEW for 2022!!! ReNew Earth Running team members will participate in the 100-mile events as a relay team, to support their #LegsForLandBack efforts. To learn more about ReNew Earth Running's environmental justice work, or to sponsor their runners' participation in The HAWK, check out

The pre-race briefing and packet pickup for all distances will be the morning of the event. DROP BAGS need to be dropped off race morning 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.

As always, Mile 90 will be capturing the beauty of the race day with its breathtaking pictures. Please visit their website for the last several years of the Hawk Hundred pictures.

All distances 100 / 50 / 26.2 are chipped timed by Timer Guys and live updates will be available on race day.

SPONSORS - We are very grateful for the continued support from Orange Mud, Tailwind Nutrition, Squirrel’s Nut Butter, and Honey Stinger

KANSAS GRAND SLAM OF ULTRA RUNNING - The Hawk Hundred is once again part of the Grand Slam

FLYOVER SLAM - The Hawk Hundred has joined with neighboring 100-mile events to create the FLYOVER Slam for runners completing the HAWK (September 2022), Mines of Spain (October 2022), Hitchcock Experience (December 2022), and Outlaw (February 2023), Interested participants must sign up for the Ultrasignup event Flyover Slam no later than October 1, 2022.

General Course Description

100-mile Start time: 6:00AM. 50-mile Start time 7:AM You’ll begin at the Start/Finish and run about an eighth of a mile to the trail head for the blue-blazed trail. Make a left turn onto the blue-blazed trail and follow it a couple hundred yards to the Sanders Mound trail. You’ll take a left and do a quick 1.1 mile out-and-back to the top of Sanders Mound. From there you’ll get back on the blue-blazed trail and head for the Lands End aid station.

From Lands End you’ll take the RED blazed trail for about 1 mile and then connect with the blue-blazed trail. You will follow the BLUE trail and after you cross the Park road and it will turn into the white-blazed trail 3.5 miles from Lands End 1 at a point known as Cactus Ridge.

The white-blazed trail will take you to the West Park Road aid station. From there, leave the trails and follow the signs, flags, and ribbons along West Park Road, staying on the grass, to Bunker Hill. This is the Goodwin Loop. Complete the 2.5-mile Goodwin Loop, which includes a traverse of Bunker Hill, and return to the West Park Road aid station. You’ll then continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Lands End aid station.

Leaving Lands End you will continue on the white-blazed trail back to the Start/Finish aid station. This completes one loop of the course.

Big Loop: At the Start/Finish aid station, runners will have completed 25 miles (26.2 for marathoners)—what we call the “Big Loop.” Hundred-milers repeat the Big Loop three more times and 50-milers one more time.

When the trails cross: The white-blazed trail and the blue-blazed trail cross at several points on the course. The crossings will be heavily marked and signed, but it is your responsibility to read and heed the markers, signs, and white and blue blazes to stay on course.

Marathon: Start time 8:00AM - runners will follow the same course as the 50 and 100-mile runners, but they will run an additional 1.2 miles at the beginning of the race.

Aid Stations

The Hawk is a fully-staffed race with three aid stations, manned by experienced UltraRunners. Aid stations will be modified based on current COVID-19 restrictions - we will communicate what will be offered 30 days before the race. Following are the locations and distances runners will hit aid stations as they traverse the 25-mile course (26.2 for marathoners).

Lands End: 4.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags West Park Road: 10.5 and 13 miles – crew access, drop bags Lands End: 18.5 miles – no crew access, drop bags Start/Finish: 25 miles – crew access, drop bags
Race date:
September 10, 2022
Start time:
06:00 AM
Race distance:
100, 50, 26.2
Cut off time:
32 hours for 100, 31 hours for the 50 and 30 hours for the Marathon

Event Information

Click here for a course map.


All Runners will receive a long sleeve race shirt, a race bag, HAWK car sticker if you register by August 15th.

100 Mile Finishers - We have a beautiful Hawk finishers buckle for SUB 24 HOURS or a FINISHER buckle. 50 Mile Finisher Mug - runners completing the 50-mile distance receive finisher mugs handcrafted by Matty Mullins. Marathon Finisher Medal Handcrafted marathon finishers' medals are made by Matty Mullins 100-mile Relay runners will receive a team finisher award. Top three finishers in each race will receive an award **Master Awards - First place master finisher in each race will receive an award.

Please visit our Facebook page at: for information and updates to the race, to connect with other HAWK runners, past, present and future, and participate in contests that include prizes from our sponsor, Orange Mud. Also be sure to visit the Lawrence Trail Hawks at: for information about our weekly group runs as well as our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Race Director


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Lawrence Trail Hawk members receive a discount at this race and all other Trail Hawk events. To join the club please visit the Trail Hawks registration page on Ultrasignup.


Please see the race website for more race details:



Packet Pickup

The pre-race briefing and packet pickup for all distances will be the morning of the event. DROP BAGS need to be dropped off race morning 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a race guide?

Yes, checkout our 2022 Race Guide:

Snake 10-Mile Trail 2017. John Knepper photos.

Hawk Hundred 100/50/26.2 - 2012

Coleen's Sweaty Ass Night Run, July 2011, Prairie Center, Olathe.

RRCA Coaching Certification Class, Lawrence

Hawk Hundred - 100/50/26.2 - 2012