Course

Brew to Brew is a point-to-point relay or solo race consisting of 10 legs of about four mile each. The total 43.1 miles include 18 miles of dirt or gravel, the rest is the shoulder of the road, part pavement, part gravel.

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START:  Boulevard Brewery 2501 Southwest Blvd, KC MO. Runners will start from the Boulevard Brewery, 25th St and Southwest Blvd. (There is parking in lots and on the streets around the brewery.) Runners go down SW Blvd and turn onto the 23rd St. Trafficway.  Just over the bridge runners will go down the staircase and get onto the Kaw River Levee.  This requires the runner to climb a three foot wall to get onto the levee. Cars will go via Kansas Ave to Station 1.  Cars should take 14th St left off of Kansas Ave. and then Argentine St. to at KC Hardwood.

Parking: Parking Site Plan, Can park in the 1,2,3 or 4 location.

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STATION 1:  KC Hardwood 1675 Argentine Blvd. KC KS Leg 1 runners will come off the levee and exchange at KC Hardwood lot. Leg 2 runners continue on levee to 32 Highway where they will go up a spiral staircase, cross over on the bridge and go back onto the levee. The Turner Bridge crossing may be a bit athletic, as there is a rocky, steep bank to climb.  Runners will continue on the levee to the Turner Diagonal on 32 Hwy where they will climb up, cross the bridge and run west on 59th Ln to   Station 2 at COPART. Leg 1: Brewery to KC Hardwood is 3.9 miles.

STATION 2:  COPART Auto Parts, 6211 Kansas Ave, KC KS Leg 3 runners leave COPART and continue on 32 Hwy. aka Kaw Dr. to Station 3A or Station 3B.  Run on the shoulder and STOP FOR ALL TRAINS. Leg 2: KC Hardwood to Copart is 5.3 miles.

STATION 3A and STATION 3B:  3A is KC Muffler aka Mark’s Muffler Shop, 10339 Kaw Drive. 3B is Teech-um, 10139 Kaw Dr, just east of S 9th St.  3A and 3B are about 1 blk apart. Leg 3 runners and cars continue west on Kaw Dr./32 Hwy. to either Station 3A at the muffler shop or Station 3B at Teech- Um. You must go to the station you are assigned.   Parking is limited at Teech-Um.  Please watch for trains!  Leg 4 runners continue west on Hwy 32. Leg 3: Copart to A Mark’s Muffler shop is 5.9 miles; Copart to B Teach-um is 5.6 miles.

STATION 4: Mark’s Barber Shop. Parking is across the road on NORTH SIDE of Kaw Drive.  Leg 4: Mark’s Muffler shop to 121st and Kaw Dr. is 2.3 miles, Teach-um to 121st and Kaw Dr. is 2.6 miles. NOTE! The Six Leg Special skips leg 4.

STATION 5: Loring Road and Loring Lane. Leg 5 runners and cars leave Station 4 and continue on Hwy 32 until it turns south and becomes West Front St and then Loring Lane.  Lorning Lane turns west and becomes Loring Road at Station 5 by Loring Quaries.    Station 5 is about .1 mile down Loring Road from the intersection.  Leg 6 runners head west on Loring Road. Leg 5: 121st to Loring and Loring, is 4.7 miles.

STATION 6A and STATION 6B:  Leg 6 runners go west on Loring Road and turn south at 158th St. to Golden Road.  Station 6A is at the Tinberg farm 15981 Golden Rd.  Station 6B is at Shear Madness Hair 17319 Golden Road.  Station A cars continue on Loring to Golden Rd then turn south.  Station B cars continue on Loring past Golden to 170th St then turn south.  Shear Madness is west of 170th St. You must go to the station you are assigned in your race packet. Leaving Station 6A or 6B ALL CARS WILL TURN N ON 189TH ST back to 32 HWY.  NO BREW CARS SHOULD BE ON THE DIRT ROAD. Leg 6A  is 3.3 miles and 6B is 4.7 miles.

BOAT CROSSING AND STATION 7: Linwood at Main and W 4th St.   Just east of Linwood Station 7 is Stranger Creek.  Runners have a choice of crossing Stranger Creek in a boat or running north on 189th St and running on Hwy 32 into Linwood. The boat crossing will require the runner to go down a steep bank, sit in a boat for a 100 foot crossing of Stranger Creek, and then scramble up the opposite bank. It could be very muddy.  ALL CARS MUST TAKE HWY 32 INTO LINWOOD.  PLEASE DON’T MAKE THE RUNNERS EAT YOUR DUST. Leg 7: From 6A-  4.8 miles or 6B is 3.4miles by boat or 5.7 miles if you choose to run on the road. Linwood is the finish of the Six Leg Special.

STATION 8: MILLERET FARM GOLDEN RD AND 230TH ST.  Runners leave Linwood on Golden Road (dirt).  Cars leave Linwood on Hwy 32 and turn south at 230th to meet their runner.  Please don’t drive on the dirt road – give the other runners a break.  Leaving Station 8 cars go back to Hwy 32 and runners continue on Golden Rd. to 238th St and turn south.  Cars take 32 Hwy to 250th St turn south to Mackey Rd, west to 254th St to the triange at Alexander Rd.  CARS WILL DROP OFF THEIR RUNNER AT THE TRIANGLE AND HEAD BACK OUT TO 32 HWY aka Linwood Rd.  Leg 8:  is 4 miles.

STATION 9: THE TRIANGLE 254TH ST AND ALEXANDER RD.  Runners leave Station 8 and continue west to 238th St turn south to Alexander Rd.  Cars take 32 Hwy to 250th St turn south to Mackey Rd, west to 254th St Alexander Rd.  CARS WILL DROP OFF THEIR RUNNER AT THE TRIANGLE AND HEAD BACK OUT TO 32 HWY aka Linwood Rd. See the detailed instructions for Station 9 under “New Stuff”.  Runners finishing will get a ride to Lawrence with the first car dropping off a runner. Runners on the last leg will run along the levee into Lawrence.  Cars will drive into Lawrence on Hwy 32/Linwood Rd to Hwy 40/24/1800 Rd west.  Turn south at N 7th St to Locust St to parking at finish.  Leg 9: 4.2 miles.

FINISH:  Lawrence, KS at the Levee Park by the 2nd St bridge. Runners will meet their teams here.  Runners on the last leg will run along the levee into Lawrence.  Cars will drive into Lawrence on Hwy 32/Linwood Rd to Hwy 40/24/1800 Rd west.  Turn south at N 7th St to Locust St to parking at finish.  Leg 10: 4.7 miles.

Parking Option 1 for The Finish    Parking Option 2 for Finish 

 

EXCHANGE STATION GPS COORDINATES:

Station 1: 1675 Argentine Blvd.               N39 04.839 W94 38.907

Station 2: 6211 Kansas Ave                      N39 05.264 W94 43.308

Station 3A: 10339 Kaw Drive                  N39 03.730 W94 49.242

Station 3B: 10139 Kaw Drive                   N39 03.679 W94 48.884

Station 4:  11939 Kaw Drive                     N39 03.896 W94 51.503

Station 5: Loring Rd & Loring Dr.          N39 00.840 W94 54.599

Station 6A: 15981 Golden Rd                   N38 59.910 W94 57.289

Station 6B: 17318 Golden Rd.                  N38 59.905 W94 59.053

Station 7:  Main & 4th                                 N39 00.021 W95 02.347

Station 8: 230th St & Golden Rd.            N39 00.026 W95 06.722

Station 9: Alexander Rd & 254th St.       N38 59.176 W95 10.141

Station 10: 6th St & Massachusetts St    N38 58.394 W95 14.150