HISTORY OF FLATROCK

FlatRock is the first and oldest trail ultra in Kansas!! The race dates back to 1995 and was the result of the unique imagination and branding of Eric Steele. Eric grew up on these trails as a boy scout and recognized their technicality and beauty, making this course his baby. Epic Ultras created a culture and history that lives on at these races to this day with traditions such as the Knights of the FlatRock Hall of Pain. In 2016 Timer Guys assumed the stewardship of this amazing series and continued to guide this wonderful community of trail runners. The Outlaw group acquired FlatRock in 2020 with the goal of continuing the old traditions while keeping the race fresh, fun, and growing.

KNIGHTS OF THE FLATROCK HALL OF PAIN

Knighthood is awarded to an individual after 10 consecutive FlatRock 50K or 101K finishes, with one counting each year.

In pursuit of knighthood, a Squire may use one “double-up” year, in which the 101K and 50K are both counted toward the total finishes (spring 50K does not count).

Knights of the Hall of Pain receive a custom embroidered, cloth race bib with their newly retired bib number, lifetime entry to FlatRock 50K, and are given a unique surname when they are knighted into the FlatRock Hall of Pain during a special awards ceremony.

BIB# / FIRST “SURNAME” LAST / YEAR INDUCTED

#1 / David “Sir Blue Flame” Dinkel / 2004
#2 / Dave “Sir Steady” Noltensmeyer / 2004
#3 / Dennis “Sir Last Minute” Haig / 2004
#4 / Thomas “Sir Clydesdale” Lasater / 2005
#5 / Theresa “First Lady” Wheeler / 2008
#6 / Roy “Sir Sonic” Schneider / 2009
#7 / Paul “Sir Slam” Schoenlaub / 2010
#8 / Ken “Sir Cargo” Childress / 2011
#9 / Steve “Sir Faithful” Siegele 2012
#10 / Scott “Sir Snack Shop” Hill / 2014
#11 / Bill “Sir Resilience” Barnett /2015
#12 / Adam “Sir Dichotomous” Monaghan / 2015
#13 / Tammy “Dame Clean Break” Winn / 2016
#14 / Kimberly “Dame Second Chance” Myers / 2017
#15 / Andy “Sir Lost-a-Lot” Bowman / 2017

#16 / AARON “SIR SPEEDROCK” NORMAN / 2017
#17 / ZACH “SIR CAMELOT” ADAMS / 2019
#18 / DEBRA “LADY STEADFAST” NORMAN / 2019
#19 / TROY “SIR TRAIL BOSS” WILLIAMS / 2019

Squires (In pursuit of Knighthood)

Currently Reserved Bib# / Name / Number of consecutive and eligible finishes

#20 / CANDI ADAMS / 9*
#21 / EARL BLEWETT / 9*
#23 / JOSHUA WATSON / 8*
#24 / DAVE MEETH / 8*
#25 / FRANCISCO ARELLANO / 8*
#26 / MINDY COOLMAN / 8*
#27 CHRIS MARTIN / 8
#28 / KRYSTAL BROWN / 7
#29 / DAVE BOX / 7*
#30 / STEVE KLEIBOEKER / 6*
#31 / LORI SHEBESTA / 6*
#32 / MELISSA BAILEY / 5*
#33 / BRIAN SCANTLIN / 4*

*Double-up year used