The Snake


Jul 31, 2022 at 7:00 AM

The Snake

800 North 1402 Road

Lawrence KS, 66047


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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $55
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10M

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 875

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2016


Snake 10-Mile Trail Race takes its name from the winding nature of the course, set amid the rugged trails and old-growth forest of the north shore of Clinton Lake, Lawrence, Kan. The Snake traverses the little-used connector trails between the north shore’s blue- and white-blazed trail systems, out about 5 miles and back again. The unique course layout promises a new experience to even the seasoned Clinton Lake veteran! The SNAKE features a midway aid station staffed by fellow trail runners and a post-race watermelon feast for runners, volunteers, families and friends. Entrants receive a glass beer mug emblazoned with the distinctive SNAKE logo. The SNAKE is designed for runners who like using the words “brutal” and “fun” in the same sentence.
The race directors have once again concluded a special arrangement with the snakes of Clinton Lake not to attack any runners in “The Snake.” On signing up, each entrant will be given a unique “snake name.” As a runner, if you encounter a snake on the trail, simply identify yourself with your snake name, then give the snake as wide a berth as possible, and the snake will leave you in peace. Molesting snakes in any way violates the terms of our agreement with the snake population. When snakes and people meet, both should depart unharmed.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 31, 2022

Held on Jul 13, 2019

Held on Jul 14, 2018

Held on Jul 15, 2017

Held on Jul 09, 2016

Event Results

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