F*L*A*T*S Trail Half Marathon

F*L*A*T*S Trail Half Marathon

Saturday October 17, 2020 @ 8:30am

Thousand Hills State Park

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FLATS Uncle Sam 5K Run & 1.2 Mile Walk

Support the Forest Lake Area Trail System by running the FLATS Uncle Sam 5k (map) or walking the 1.2 mile course! Or run on your own route, VIRTUALLY.

Register at ACTIVE.COM

For more info on the All-American Red, White and Blue Festival 2020 visit http://www.visitkirksville.com/redwhiteandblue/

Online registration closes at 9:00 am Thursday, July 2, 2020. 

Event details and schedule

Race and walk start at 9:00 am on Friday, July 3 at the DuKum Inn with a staggered 5k start to allow social distancing. All walkers will start separately from runners at 9:00 am.

Watch your email for start instructions and your individual runner start time. Runners who are not present at their assigned start time will not be allowed to run. 

Drive by packet pick-up Thursday, July 2 from noon to 6:00 pm at the Dukum Inn. There will be no race day packet pick-up or registration! 

It could be hot so please plan accordingly! 

All entrants receive a half buff, which can be worn as a face cover, and a handteen. Please bring a hydration device or fill your handteen before the race as we will be unable to provide hydration before the race or on the course. 

Age Groups (5K only): 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Results will be posted at the-pack.org and on the Forest Lake Area Trail System Facebook page

Complimentary post-race beverages outside the DuKum if possible.

Thanks to our incredible sponsors Northeast Regional Medical Center, DuKum Inn, AT Still University, the City of Kirksville, and Visit Kirksville. 

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Join us for the 3rd Annual FLATS Uncle Sam 5k Run/1.2 Mile Walk

Help build the Forest Lake Area Trail System by running the FLATS Uncle Sam 5k (map) or walking the 1.2 mile course (map)!

Registration is live at Active.com and paper entry forms are available at ATSU’s Thompson Campus Center (210 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO 63501).

Event details and schedule

Race and walk start at 9:00 am on Friday, July 3rd at the DuKum Inn (111 S. Elson). Packet pick-up will be held at Dukum Inn DRIVE BY! Noon-6pm Thursday July 2nd. Drive by Dukum Inn to pick up your packet.

All 1.2 mile walkers will start at 9:00am, separately from the 5K runners Please keep at least six feet apart from other walkers at the start and during the walk

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Results will be posted at the-pack.org and on the Forest Lake Area Trail System Facebook page.

All race entries receive a buff and a running canteen (Hanteen)

All proceeds to benefit Forest Lakes Area Trail System (FLATS)

Everyone is required to follow CDC and Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Guidelines

Top 5K male & female receive a trophy

NO POST RACE AWARDS

Age Groups (5K only): 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Post-race complimentary refreshments (if possible)

View race map on Active.com

July 3rd Run/Walk will have a staggered start, based on your predicted time

Entry Fee

$25 (maximum 150 entrants for live event to allow for social distancing) Runners who are not present for their assigned start time will not be allowed to run

Make checks payable to FLATS (Forest Lake Area Trail System)

Mail to: Thompson Campus Center-FLATS,                                                          210 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO 63501

Thanks to our incredible sponsors Northeast Regional Medical Center, US Bank, DuKum Inn, JC Penney, AT Still University, Golden Eagle Distributing Company, Rotary, Northeast Missouri Foot Clinic,  Walgreens, Hy-Vee, VisitKirksville.com, Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee, and the City of Kirksville.

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Run the 8th Annual FLATS Trail Half Marathon on October 6, 2018

Now in its 8th year, the FLATS Trail Half Marathon is quickly making Kirksville and Thousand Hills State Park a destination for adventurous runners from across the midwest. In 2017 we had our first sellout, raised over $6,000 for the Forest Lake Area Trail System, and had a blast.

This year features a $500 prize for a new male or female course record, live music, soft-tissue massage, FLATS Trail Pale Ale (courtesy of the Kirksville Guild of Brewers), and most of all the chance to enjoy the beautiful Thousand Hills Trail and then, after the race, the chance to kick back and celebrate your run at Jackson Stables.

Register now (and learn more about the race) at UltraSignup.com or contact us if you’d like to volunteer!

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FLATS Phase 3 Open House

On Wednesday, April 25th members of the Forest Lake Area Trail System (FLATS) will host an Open House between 5:00 and 7:00 pm at the Adair County Annex Building located at 300 N. Franklin.

FLATS organized this Open House, with guidance from the U.S. National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, to begin planning for the full four-plus mile paved trail that will connect Kirksville’s historic downtown directly to Thousand Hills State Park. A .6 mile section of this trail within Thousand Hills State Park was completed in 2015 and FLATS will soon begin construction of a .7 mile section of trail on the south side of Missouri Street heading west from Osteopathy.

At the Open House representatives of FLATS will share information about the project, answer any questions, and collect feedback and recommendations from residents and stakeholders on several possible connections to the park. Our goal is a route that will meet the needs of all residents, particularly those who live on or near a potential route. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.

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FLATS Uncle Sam 5k/1.2 Mile Run/Walk

Help build Phase 3.1 of the Forest Lake Area Trail System by running the FLATS Uncle Sam 5k (map) or walking the 1.2 mile course (map)!

Registration is live at Active.com and paper entry forms are available at ATSU’s Thompson Campus Center (210 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO 63501).

Phase 3.1 will start at the corner of Osteopathy and Missouri, running west seven-tenths of a mile through the woods on the south side of Missouri Street.

All funds raised will be used to meet the match we need to receive a $147,000 federal grant we received throught the Recreational Trails Program.

For more info on the All-American Red, White and Blue Festival 2017 visit http://www.visitkirksville.com/redwhiteandblue/.

Event details and schedule

Race and walk start at 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 4 at the DuKum Inn. Packet pick-up Monday, July 3 at the Thompson Campus Center (210 S. Osteopathy) and race morning at the DuKum Inn starting at 7:30 a.m.

It could be hot so please plan accordingly!

Trophies to first male and female 5k runners. Top three female and male finishers in each age group will receive medals. All participants receive an Uncle Sam t-shirt.

Age Groups (5K only): 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Cold post-race beverages at the DuKum Inn courtesy of Golden Eagle Distribution.

Thanks to our incredible sponsors Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville Motors, KTVO, DuKum Inn, AT Still University, Golden Eagle Distributing Company, Rotary, Hy-Vee, VisitKirksville.com, and the City of Kirksville.

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FLATS Phase 1 Founding Donor Sign Installed

We’re excited to announce that we’ve installed the sign thanking the Founding Donors of the Forest Lake Area Trail System at the FLATS Phase 1 Trail Head by the Thousand Hills Dining Lodge and it’s beautiful!

Thanks to the incredible craftsmanship and generosity of Mike Schmitter at Jamco Awards (who made the name plates) and Joe Story (who crafted the sign) we were able to put up a sign that truly reflects the amazing contributions of our founding donors.

Head out to the trail today to see it yourself!

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FLATS Phase 3.1 Capital Campaign Launch

FLATS will launch our Phase 3.1 Capital Campaign Friday, April 21 at Maxwell’s Restaurant in Kirksville, Missouri. Our goal is to raise $75,000 as matching funds for the $147,000 Recreational Trails Program Grant we were awarded in Fall 2016 by July 4.

Join us starting at 5:00 pm for complimentary appetizers, conversation, updates, and celebration of this huge step forward for public health and economic development in northeast Missouri!

Please RSVP on Facebook and share the event with your “friends.”

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Run the 7th Annual FLATS Trail Half Marathon

Now in its seventh year, the FLATS Trail Half Marathon is  a 13.1 mile celebration of the outdoors that starts while the mist is still rising off beautiful Forest Lake and ends at West Winery at Jackson Stables with festivities aplenty.

Come out to run, volunteer, or cheer on your friends Saturday, October 28. The race starts at 8:30 am by the flagpole besides the Thousand Hills Marina and run the unpaved Thousand Hills Trail all the way around Forest Lake finishing at Jackson Stables.

This event bring scores of hikers, bikers, and runners to the beautiful Thousand Hills Trail, motivating volunteers to keep the trail in amazing shape, and has raised more money than any other event for the construction of the Forest Lake Area Trail System.

If you’re ready to run, volunteer, or just want to learn more about this great race “like” the FLATS Trail Half Marathon Facebook page or just head over to active.com to register now!

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FLATS Awarded $147,000 Recreational Trails Program Grant

Following the successful completion of FLATS Phase 1 – a beautiful 8 foot wide section of the trail that runs along Forest Lake from the dining lodge, to the petroglyph site, and campground #2 that was funded by the Recreational Trails Program – FLATS was awarded a second Recreational Trails Program grant to construct a .7 mile section of trail starting at the corner of Osteopathy and Missouri Street in Kirksville, and heading west through a beautiful wooded area along the south side of Missouri Street.

This section of the trail will bring us a step closer to our goal of building a trail that connects Kirksville and Thousand Hills State Park, making the park accessible to all users and bringing the beautiful outdoors a little closer to us all. Stay tuned to this page for updates as we raise matching funds for this section of FLATS and get ready to break ground.

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