The Friends of the Kaw want you to know BEFORE you go!

Our friend the Riverkeeper, has some great advice for navigating the Kaw river. Great advice!


What’s the course like?

Since we’re getting close to the race, we have a fairly good idea about the size of the course.

Adventure racers will have 3-5 miles to run or walk, 11 miles on the river (which is really deep right now), and 10 miles by bicycle. The river is currently at flowing a LOT of water right now so if you remember last year, it will probably be different.

For the Orienteer 5K, the course will range across Eudora again as a mix of pavement types with limited grass crossings. If it is dry a street running shoe will be very successful.

For both, we will have 3-4 water stops across the run. The river will only have one water stop, and it is very VERY dependent on what the river is doing. Plan on packing enough water for 2-3 hours of paddling without resupply. The cycling route will not have any real water stops, so plan on enough water for your style.

Lost and Found

Our first Orienteering 5K team has signed up! Team Lost and Found, featuring Carol Wirthmann and Brian Rodebaugh are joining us from St. Louis. Let’s welcome them to Eudora, KS and our amazing race!

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore…

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore has joined the race! Brent Mattes and Matt Keck are here to show us how far they can go! Welcome to the race!

Great Kaw Orienteer Race 5K

For the second year the Great Kaw Adventure Race will offer the Orienteering race! The Orienteers get the opportunity to run or walk the land segment of the Adventure race. The two person teams will have to find the same clues and figure out how to navigate the course. Entries receive T-shirts and scwag, prizes to the top 3 finishers. Course is an urban 3-5 miles course depending on how you navigate. Entries are available in the shop!