Kansas City, Kansas, One Of The Nation's Top Trail Running Spots
In an upcoming issue, the magazine ranks Kansas City, Kansas, as the third best trail running site in the country, saying "Kansas City is serious about its trail running."
The running magazine highlights the Trail Nerds, a local running group with thousands of members.
Ben Holmes founded the group 15 years ago.
"The trail-running culture has been growing since I started the Trail Nerds," he told Trail Runner Magazine. "We also foster, fund and encourage trail maintenance and trail building efforts."
Several races the Trail Nerds sponsor also received some love. The magazine drew attention to the Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run, a 50K night-time race with "plenty of mud," and Rock The Night Away, a half-marathon around Perry Lake guided only by head lamps.
Laura Ziegler is the community engagement reporter and producer and can be reached on Twitter, @laurazig.