Begin and end at the BNSF train depot in Strong City. Here, you can witness freight trains traveling through the Flint Hills and hear their horns blowing at full blast! The Race the Chase 50k start/finish line rests in the parking area outside the depot. Begin there and travel north to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Embark on the Fox Creek Trail for a flat excursion on well-groomed grass trails. Follow alongside the creek and keep your eyes peeled for hawks, birds, and deer as you run in a remote area in small-town America. Be certain to use the underpasses below the highways to stay safe. Your turnaround point will be the visitor center at the Tallgrass Preserve’s main parking lot. There is a restroom and water fountain available, as well as plenty of opportunities to learn about this special grassland before heading back to town.