Latest Hawk News

What's happening

Oct. 29, 2014

2 Days! You have until November 1st to sign up for the Sanders Saunter 10K and 25K before the price increases.

Oct. 29, 2014

Trail Hawks - Not to distract from our awesome event, the 2014 Sanders Saunter 10K/25K on 11/22, but a friend is a first time RD for the TJ5K on 11/15. I'm told it is a flat, fast course. Probably a good place to shoot for that PR! Info below ..

Oct. 26, 2014

Looks like summer's over, so it's back to autumn and winter hours for the Saturday long run -- 7:30 a.m.

Sept. 12, 2014

HAWKS! Marathoners, 50- and 100- milers! RDs, volunteers, pacers and crew! GOOD LUCK tomorrow!!! Let's put on a show we'll remember!! Woohoo!! See you all in a few hours!


Today's Run

Gal Gallop

Where: Meet in the trailhead parking lot just off 8th & Oak in north Lawrence. Bring a light, it gets dark on the trails!
Click here for directions.

When: 6:30 PM

What: Don't have to be fast or able to run 20 miles for this one. Only requirement is to not be a guy! It's all about having fun in a supportive, non-competitive trail environment. Goes at the pace of the slowest runner -- beginner-friendly. Runs on the Kansas River "Sandrat" trails. Waterbottles or some sort of hydration system is required for the summer and headlamps are required for the winter!

Contact: Sarah "Scoop Hawk" Henning

Next Run

Long Run

Where: Meet at the Corps of Engineers parking lot, Clinton Lake north shore trail head
Click here for directions.

When: Saturday 7:30 AM

What: L(ong) S(low) D(istance) - Normally do about 10 - 30 miles on technical trail, though there are plenty of turn-arounds if you want to go shorter. Run times and locations sometimes change on short notice. Good idea to e-mail the run leader to check time and location or check the Trail Hawks Facebook page for details.

Contact: Gary "Story Hawk" Henry

Upcoming Event

Sanders Saunter - 10k and 25k

Pound the mound

Where: Clinton State Park - Corps of Engineers Parking Lot, Shelter 1 The Race is on the Clinton North Shore Trails.
Click here for directions.


The race is a Benefit for The Birdsong Family: Browynn, our little warrior, is fighting brain cancer and has already undergone extensive surgery to remove a tumor. He will be starting chemotherapy shortly and is continuing his physical therapy to regain usage of his left side. Profits from the race will assist in paying only a small portion of Browynn’s ongoing medical bills. The Lawrence Trail Hawks appreciates you supporting our little benefit race.

Race details:

The 10k+ course has a visit to Sanders Mound, a small hill overlooking Clinton Lake, at the beginning of the race and again near the end. The course is rugged trails running through the beautiful trees out on the white trail and back on the Blue Trail.
Aide Station: Lake Henry the 10K turnaround point - Water and Sports drink

The 25k course will also visit Sanders Mound at the beginning of the race and again near the end. Runners will run out on the white trail, slightly past the 8 mile mark, to the trail connector and back on the Blue Trail.

Aide stations: Lake Henry, (Mile 3ish) Water and Sports drink

Manned Aide station: White Trail (slightly after mile marker 8) Water, sports drink, gels, fruit, salty and sweet snacks

Lake Henry aide station on the way back on blue, (Mile 11.5ish) Water and Sports drin