Register now to join in this unique fund raising event! The Tri Trail Benefit offers a 14 mile bike, 3 mile run, and 14 mile horse ride along the beautiful Flint Hills Nature Trail in Osage County, Kansas. Entries are limited to 40 individuals/teams. Please pre-register to guarantee a spot. Event is located at Salt Creek Ranch 4215 E 245th St. Lyndon, Ks 66451. Please contact Carol at 785 215-2296, Rick at 785 828-3739, or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements if you would like to arrive the day prior to the event. We have camping, lodging, corrals at additional cost - first come first serve! Proceeds benefit the Kansas Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America and will be used to help promote and protect access to public lands in Kansas for all outdoorsmen!
Water, Sports Drinks, and Healthy Snacks for horses and humans will be available to all entrants. Water will be available along the route. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Schedule of Events
8:00am - 9:30am Check-In at Salt Creek Ranch
9:30am Instructions and Questions answered
10:00am Timed Divisions Starts first with Recreation Division following
After the Race Awards Presentation
Event Information for All Divisions
All timed teams/individuals will start at the same time with the 14 mile bike ride, then the 3 mile run with the 14 mile horse ride being last. The recreational division will start after the timed division.
The bike’s and horses will go 7 miles west on the Flint Hills Nature Trail then come back. The runners will go 1.5 miles east on the Flint Hills Nature Trail then come back. There could be some overlap with horses and bikes on the west trail. If there is overlap it should be in a head on direction instead of bikes coming up behind the horses. Good Trail Etiquette is expected from all competitors.
It is recommended that horses and humans have foot protection and bicycles have tires appropriate for going over gravel. The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a rails to trails and the surface is not always smooth sailing.
A person can do all three legs themselves. This would be considered an individual entrant.
A team entry consists of a minimum of two competitors and a maximum of three competitors. It is encouraged that you put a team together yourself. Management will try to help group teams up if possible.
All competitors will check in with timers table before leaving on the next leg of the race. If you are a member of a team your teammate must be finished with their leg of the race before the next teammate can leave on their leg.
All competitors must check in with the timers table at the end of the race.
All competitors will fill out an entry form with a signed waiver. If you are on a team you will list your other team members on your form.
All competitors whether they are a team or individual will receive participation awards.
Event Rules for the Recreational Division
Each team/individual estimates their time on each desired leg (bike, run, horse) of the race. That estimated time is listed on the registration form.
All time keeping, GPS, tracking devices, etc., will be surrendered to event staff prior to the start of the race!
The team and individual finishing closest to the estimated time is declared the winner in their category.
Event Rules for the Timed Division
Each team and individual is placed by adding the time together for all legs of the race.
The fastest overall time is the winner for their category.
Make Checks out to and mail entries and waivers to: Salt Creek Ranch 4215 E 245th St., Lyndon, Ks 66451.
PLEASE RETURN A SIGNED COPY OF THIS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING Event Sponsors Do Not Assure Your Safety!
WARNING: Under Kansas Law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in domestic animal activities resulting from the inherent risks of domestic animal activities, pursuant to K.SA. 60-4001 through 60-4004. You are assuming the risk of participating in this domestic animal activity. Inherent risks of domestic animal activities include, but shall not be limited to: (1) the propensity of a domestic animal to behave in ways i.e. running, bucking, biting, kicking, shying, stumbling, rearing, falling or stepping on, that may result in an injury, harm or death to persons on or around them; (2) the unpredictability of a domestic animal’s reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; (3) certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions; (4) collisions with other domestic animals or objects; and (5) the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the domestic animal or not acting within such participant’s ability. K.S.A. 60-4004.
Please Initial (a parent or legal guardian must initial if the participant is under the age of 18)
______I acknowledge that I, The Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, will be responsible for any and all costs incurred by the participant or the participant’s family members for injuries or property damage that I or my family may incur, and that I, The Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, have accident initial medical insurance coverage in force for injuries that I or my family may incur.
______I acknowledge that I, The Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, will be responsible for my negligent acts, the negligent acts of my family members and/or legal wards and animals, and I, The Participant, initial Parent or Legal Guardian, do carry personal liability insurance now in force.
______I acknowledge that I, The Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, should purchase and wear ASTM-standard/SEI-certified equestrian helmets while participating in equine activities. I understand that the initial wearing of such headgear while participating in equine activities may reduce the severity of some of the participants head injuries in the event of a fall or other related accident.
______I acknowledge that I, The Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, participate in this event totally at my own risk for injuries or property damage I or my family may incur and I acknowledge that I, The Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, et al, hereby release and hold harmless the sponsor, co-sponsor, their owners, their officers, directors, members, affiliated organizations and others acting on its behalf, initial from any claim legal liability, legal action or right for damages, for any accident which may occur to me or my equine animal.
______ I also assume and accept full responsibility for any damages done by me or my equine animal at this show, activity and/or event.
I, the undersigned, Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian, being of legal age, have read, understand and initialed the above agreement and release.
___________________________________ __________________________________ NAME OF PARTICIPANT (Please print) SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT (Spouses must sign for themselves)
_____________________________________ ___________________________________ NAME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN (please print) SIGNATURE OF PARENT/ GUARDIAN (If participant is under the age of 18)