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The Hell Creek 100 Race Series

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20-mile, 100k, 100-mile, and 140-mile race options on a an EPIC rated MTB trail. A hidden gem in the Midwest.


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20.0

Miles

32.2

KM

97%

Runnable

1,646' 502 m

High

1,520' 463 m

Low

1,741' 531 m

Up

1,731' 528 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

Starting Dates
THE PURE HELL 140 – Friday September 30
THE HELL CREEK 100, 100k, and 20 miler - Saturday October 1, 2022

Start times
PURE HELL 140 – 5:00 PM Friday
100 miler – 6:00 AM Saturday
100k – 7:00 AM Saturday
20 miler – 8:00 AM Saturday

If you've never been to Wilson State Park to run or bike on the Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trails, you are missing out! This is a challenging course, sporting the most elevation gain and loss of any 100-mile race in KS. Additionally, the Pure Hell 140 is the furthest distance race in KS.

An unbelievably beautiful and challenging (but runnable) course in the Heartland. Runs directly beside Wilson Lake - the clearest lake in KS.

Need to Know

A State park pass is required to enter Wilson State Park. Day passes can be acquired on the day of the event. Flushing restrooms at the start/finish area. Free showers within one mile.

Description

ll runs will take place on the Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail at Wilson State Park. The 100 has the most elevation gain and loss of any 100 miler in Kansas! If you're looking for a challenging course in the "flatlands" you've found it. The trail is easy to follow, rugged singletrack with very few trees/wooded areas. Beautiful views of Wilson State Park and Wilson Lake are plentiful.

A previous 100-mile finish is required for sign-up for THE PURE HELL 140 (any 100-mile race will do). If you have a completed a 100 on ultrasignup feel free to just sign-up. If you have completed a 100 miler (that you can prove) that was not listed on ultrasignup please reach out to us prior to sign-up to learn what steps to take.

Flora & Fauna

Snakes, scorpions, spiders, deer, squirrels.

Shared By:

Chase Hammond

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Typical beautiful view of the lake on the winding Switchgrass Trail.
Sep 26, 2017 near Russell, KS
Spring on the trail. Western Wallflower.
Sep 18, 2017 near Russell, KS
This trail is 99% volunteer work. Thanks to everyone who has helped with labor, finances, and management to create an award-winner in central Kansas.
Aug 31, 2017 near Russell, KS

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