High School Race

Dirty Kanza Promotions is very excited to announce the return of a competitive High School race to the lineup of events in 2019. While complete details of the event are still in the works, we are happy to state that the proceeds from this event will be used to establish Interscholastic cycling leagues in Kansas and throughout the Midwest. Click the links below to see current event information. In the meantime, all you High School cyclists should mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1st, 2019 and plan to be a part of the Dirty Kanza High School Gravel Race!

Event Schedule

Check back for schedule information.

What's Included

All High School participants will receive an opportunity to compete and participate on a fully supported course. In addition to the experience had, and the knowledge that all proceeds will be used towards the creation of Interscholastic Cycling Leagues in Kansas and throughout the Midwest, participants will also receive the following with registration:

  • Custom Dirty Kanza High School event apparel item.
  • Every Finisher will receive a finisher’s prize.
  • Podium awards for top 3 young women and men in each category.
  • Custom event number plate.
  • Fully stocked aid stations.
  • Complimentary event photos.
  • Premier timing provided by Manhattan Running Co.
  • Opportunity to ceremonially ride down the famous Dirty Kanza Finish Line on Commercial Street.

Check back for 2019 guidebook.

Get Inspired

There are many reasons why our youth should be encouraged to get involved with cycling. Instead of writing you a novel on the subject, take a few minutes to watch these videos from NICA and be inspired!

Course Info

The Dirty Kanza High School event will begin from the All Veterans Memorial on South Commercial (933 South Commercial Street). Venue parking can be found across the street to the East at Soden’s Grove Park. The course will be approximately 30-35 miles in length with two aid stations spaced approximately every ten miles. The course will be fully marked, however GPS links and paper maps/cue sheets will be furnished as well. The course will bring participants back to the All Veterans Memorial for the official finish line. While the clock will officially stop for participants here, all will be encouraged to ride down the official Dirty Kanza Finish Line located at 8th and Commercial in downtown Emporia. This is approximately a 1-mile ride one way, but we think it will be well worth the effort to be treated like a rock star as you come down the finish line chute!

Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund

The Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund has been established as a way to raise funds to promote youth cycling in the state of Kansas and throughout the Midwest. Dirty Kanza Promotions is committed to seeing #morekidsonbikes. This fund will allow us to continue assisting with clinics locally for youth, and begin working on the establishment of an Interscholastic Cycling League in the state of Kansas and throughout the Midwest. It will take a lot of work and money to make this a reality. Dirty Kanza Promotions is committed to leading the charge on both fronts. As stated above, all the proceeds from our new High School event will be put in the Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund. More help will be needed. If you’d like to make a monetary contribution, you can do so online, by clicking here. Please remember to include “Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund” in the memo to signify where the money is going.

Or by sending a check to:

Emporia Community Foundation
527 Commercial Street
Suite 501
Emporia, KS  66801

* In the memo line write: Dirty Kanza Youth Cycling Fund

Results and Photos

2018 Results can be found here. Results are real-time and will be available as soon as a participant finishes. Photos can be found here and will be posted as soon as they become available after the event.


It takes a village to help raise up more youth cyclists. If you are interested in volunteering for the HS event, please click here.


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