Garmin Dirty Kanza High School Race

Dirty Kanza is very excited to announce the return of a competitive High School race to the lineup of events in 2020. 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, May 30th, 2020 and plan to be a part of the Dirty Kanza High School Gravel Race!

Event Schedule

Latest schedule HERE


The DKHS race will utilize an open registration that will begin at 8:00 am CST on Monday, January 6th. Registration will remain open until May 29th, 2020 or until our cap of 100 riders has been met, whichever occurs first. Deadline to register and receive custom name plate and t-shirt is April 1st, 2020.

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 ride down the famous Dirty Kanza Finish Line on Commercial Street.

Guidebook coming soon.

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 course will be approximately 25 miles and will include one fully stocked aid station. The finish will take riders through the beautiful Emporia State University campus and down the famous finish line on Commercial Street.

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

2019 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.


How do you Kanza? It takes a village to make an amazing event like this happen. Link to volunteer coming soon.


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