2018 Lunar Kanza – Saturday, July 28th
Lunar Kanza is not a race… it is a fun, leisure night-time bike ride or run, conducted under a full moon on the gravel roads surrounding Emporia, Kansas. Aid stations will be provided at approximately mile 14 and mile 25, allowing for riders to have two turn around options. Folks can tailor their ride to be either 25 miles or 50 miles. The run is 13.1 miles long, but utilizes a lollipop format and has multiple aid stations that can allow runners to shorten their run if they so choose (3.5 and 9.2 mile options if one turns around at aid station 1 or 2). Again, this is about having fun under a Flint Hills full moon! Ride or run all or some of the course, however much you like!
The courses will take participants from downtown Emporia, out onto the gravel roads of the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas. Once home to the great Kanza Nation, the Flint Hills have been called the “eastern-most part of the Great Far West”. Come out and experience these Flint Hills in a brand new way… under the light of the full moon. Afterwards, hang out and enjoy the Lunar Kanza Celebration!