Land Run 100: Long road
Oklahoma’s Land Run 100 is viewed by many as the kick-off race of the Midwestern gravel season. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Bobby
Race organizer Bobby Wintle’s pre-race meeting is one part motivational speech, one part rock concert, and one half-part race rules. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Colourmusic
Wintle was followed by the band Colourmusic, who put on an interactive show where everyone on stage ended up covered in paint. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Runner
Some brave souls raced both the 50-kilometer run on Friday and the 103-mile gravel ride on Sunday, Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Cold morning
The 8 a.m. start was a cold one with temperatures around freezing. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Start
The field of 1,200 riders rolled out with the blast of a cannon, fired by Wintle. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Frosty
The early morning trails cut dirt tracks through the frosty grass. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Hay ride
Riders rarely saw cars on the remote backroads around Stillwater, but when they did, they just said “hey!” and rode on. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Pack
The course was fast and mostly dry in 2019, encouraging groups to form. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Cummins
Celebrity sighting! That’s one of the Dirty Kanza’s founders, Jim Cummins. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Puddle
Yes, it was a dry year, but there were still a few muddy spots on course. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Fans
Gravel fans go to great lengths to make it fun for the riders. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Lake
Land Run is a chance to ride on some roads and trails that are ordinarily off-limits due to private land. Here, the riders go past Cushing Lake. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Mud
Yep, there is that red Oklahoma mud that you were warned about. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Jeep
Not to worry, if things don’t go your way, the local Jeep club is ready to rescue riders no matter the course conditions. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Bobby hug
At the end, everyone gets a hug from Bobby. Photo: 241 Photography
Land Run 100: Sunset
Some riders were out after dark to finish the 103-mile route, but that didn’t dampen spirits. That’s just gravel racing. Photo: 241 Photography