Unique, date & event specific buckles to all 50K finishers and unique awards for all 25K finishers
Men's & Women's sized tri-blend tech shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Rayon & 25% Cotton). 
Pre & Post-race food
Event specific race bibs
Complimentary race photos
Unparalleled aid stations
Limited to 175 participants in the 50K and 75 in the 25K

All registrations are final. 


50K / 7:30 AM start; 10-hour time limit • 25K / 8:30 AM start; 9-hour time limit (time limits strictly enforced)


Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas. Mostly single-track, out & back, very rocky, no long hills.


9 Aid Stations in the 50K--7 fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drink & snack-type foods, 2 water only. 3 fully stocked aid stations in the 25K. Approximate distance between aid stations is 3.5 miles with no distance greater than 4 miles between aid stations in either event.

CHECK-IN (Staging Area):

Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam). Packet pick-up will be held on Friday evening September 27th, 2019. Late packet pick-up Saturday Morning, September 28th, 2019 from 6-8 AM. Map to the staging area can be found by clicking the link below:

FlatRock 50K & 25K Staging Location


The post-race meal will be held from 11-6:30 PM on Saturday, September 28th in the Outlet Channel Group Shelterhouse. Knighting Ceremony of "FlatRock Hall of Pain" inductees will begin after the final finishers.


Unique awards to first overall male & female in each event. Special 25th Annual Commemorative Belt Buckles to ALL 50K finishers, plus unique awards to ALL 25K finishers. “FlatRock Hall of Pain” lifetime cloth race bibs to ten-consecutive year finishers.


Campsites (with & without electricity) & showers are available near starting line (Army Corps of Engineers/620-336-2741). Motels in Independence are approximately 7 miles away (Independence Chamber of Commerce 620-331-1890).


All entrants are entitled to the pre-race pasta dinner on Friday evening & the post-race meal on Saturday afternoon/evening. Runners meals ARE included in the entry fee; additional guests are $10 each for either meal and must be paid for at checkout.

Race photos by Mile 90 Photography will be available at Mile90.com in the days following the event.


There are several different ways to get to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse (Staging Area) depending upon which direction you are coming from. Please click on the link below to open a Google Map where you can get specific directions to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse. If you have never been to FlatRock before we highly recommend allowing a little extra drive time, especially if you plan on driving in the morning of the race.

FlatRock 50 & 25K Staging Location