Short Course at Valkyries
Did they do that at the Run for the Valkyries last weekend, which happens to be on the Flint Hills Series? NO!!! Instead of 8K (4.96 miles) the course was closer to 4.8 miles.
This race was managed by the Ski Club's Comp Group for a number of years, but since 2008 the local Opera Club has taken over. Why I don't know, other than no one else wants to do it.
They charge too much ($25/entry), they are disorganized and don't know what they're doing (we saw a course marshal twice attempt to misdirect the lead runners near the start and finish), and participation rates have dropped to 1/3 of the level of just a couple years ago.
I'll hold off on age graded rankings for this one until they get an accurately measured course.