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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!


Aug. 1, 2014

Lawrence Trail Hawks inaugural Birthday Run is on!! For dues-paying Trail Hawks, their invited guests, and anyone worked who worked aid stations or otherwise volunteered at Trail Hawks events, including the Iron Man! Saturday, Aug. 2, marked course, potluck aid station, 7 am - 5 pm. Run, eat, drink, laugh, repeat.


July 10, 2014

Hey All. This Thursday I think we will switch it up and head out to Clinton Lake to join the Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop Trail Running Clinic. They are meeting at 6:00pm so I think it would be great to get out there with some new people, on some different dirt, and maybe pick up some useful tips. As always, bring your water since summer is really heating up.

PS. All are welcome! Not just the ladies!

Hope to see you all there!!


June 25, 2014

I won't be able to make the Wednesday and Saturday runs this week, but I'll be back on the trails Wednesday July 2 for some roarin' repeats. I'm looking to do a 28-mile Lunar Prep night run Saturday July 5, starting at 9 p.m. Details to come. Meanwhile, you can find out about and sign up for Lunar Trek here -

  • Gary

Today's Run

Beginner's Trail Run

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: An easy-paced run of five miles or less on the Kansas River "Sandrat" trails. Bring a water bottle and a light. Good for veteran trail runners too, who just want to get some nice easy miles in.

Contact: Tasha "Redwing Hawk" Wolff

Next Run

Wednesday Nighter

Where: Meet at the trailhead for the Clinton Lake North Shore Trail system. Just past the Corps of Engineers building. At the first parking lot on the right.
Click here for directions.

When: Wednesday 6:30 PM

What: We will run about 4.5 to 12 miles on technical trail. Don't forget to bring water. When the days get shorter, in Fall and Winter, we'll need to bring lights, too. Run times and locations sometimes change on short notice. Check our group page on facebook - for the latest info, or e-mail

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