Rat Racing: 2012 Sandrat Trail Run

The 20th annual Sandrat Trail Run had a beautiful morning this past Sunday for its annual 9.5 mile trek along the Kansas River trails. The event, headquartered at John Taylor Park in North Lawrence, also featured a one kilometer rug rat run – a favorite for local kiddos.

The course proved perfect this year – no mud or fallen tree issues – allowing for speedy times on the dirt and sand course. Billy Skorupski took the overall win in 1:00:09 and Megan Lease took overall female honors in 1:08:48. Masters male winner was Dan Kuhlman in 1:06:25 and female masters winner was Sophia Wharton in 1:20:12. These individuals, as well as age group winners, were presented with a very unique rat trophy.

Proceeds went to the Ballard Center, also located in North Lawrence, which provides early education programs and other assistance for those in need.

Also, a big thank you goes out to the sponsors – Community Mercantile, Great Harvest and Mizuno. Photos and full results can be viewed at http://www.seekcrun.com/htmdocs/2012events/10-07-12sandrat.html, courtesy of Dick Ross and seekcrun.

Both experienced and beginner trail runners should keep this event in mind for next year as the course is enjoyable if you haven’t ventured off road much, but still fun for those used to more technical trails.

The start of the 2012 Sandrat Trail Run courtesy of seekcrun.

The start of the 2012 Sandrat Trail Run courtesy of seekcrun. by Erika Gray

Tagged: trailrunning, Sandrat Trail Run, running


Emily Hampton 5 years, 6 months ago

Darn! I was really hoping to do this again this year, but never heard any details. I'm glad it went well--maybe next year

Matt O'Reilly 5 years, 6 months ago

A bit cold this year, but as always, a great race!

runultrahard 5 years, 6 months ago

This is my favorite race! It's always the first Sunday in October. I actually won a rat one year.

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