Conditions at the 2020 Mid South Gravel were a cyclocrosser’s dream (and perhaps the WHO’s and CDC’s nightmare).

Top gravel racers from around the country congregated in Stillwater, Oklahoma for two days to contest the first major gravel race of the season. The Mid South Gravel, formerly called Land Run, had over 2,000 registrants, with over 1,400 racers congregating despite the muddy conditions and threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

While USA Cycling issued a statement urging promoters to cancel all cycling events, the Mid South gravel race was unsanctioned.

Mother Nature did her part in trying to wash away virus fears, and in the process, left a muddy course for cyclocrossers to excel at, but destroying drivetrains, disc brake pads and gravel glory dreams in the process.

2017 Collegiate USA Cycling Cyclocross Champion Hannah Finchamp of the Orange Seal Offroad Team found the red mud to her liking, winning the women’s race in under 8 hours and beating all but 23 of the men.

Cyclocross star and former DK200 winner Amanda Nauman (SDG – Muscle Monster) put her mud and bike-preservation skills to good use, finishing second, 14 minutes back, and 38th overall.


See the full women’s results from the 100-mile event below. See the men’s results here.

featured photo: © 241 Photography / Land Run 100

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2020 Mid South Gravel Results: 100-Mile Women

PlaceNameAgeBibPace (mph)TimeOverallCity
1Hannah Finchamp2458913.247:49:1024Salt Lake City, UT
2Amanda Nauman309712.868:03:0338Mission Viejo, CA
3Kristen Faulkner2767912.638:11:5145Dallas, TX
4Lauren Stephens42612.28:29:1362Dallas, TX
5Samantha Runnels289112.068:35:0166Sacramento, CA
6Amy Charity4358111.868:43:2769Steamboat Springs, CO
7Katie Strempke2792211.848:44:3070Olathe, KS
8Kae Takeshita3620011.638:54:0684Mequon, IL
9Megan Barr3220311.618:55:0086Minneapolis, MN
10Kelly Paduch286711.578:56:4187Harrisonburg, VA
11Emily Mileski305911.369:06:4597Grand Rapids, MI
12Abby Shalekbriski2623811.359:07:0798Stillwater, OK
13Risa Hustad2938911.319:09:01101Minneapolis, MN
14Michelle Hance2615211.319:09:01102Hillsboro, OR
15Katie Kantzes3219911.239:12:46106Austin, TX
16Betsy Welch3923611.219:13:45108Boulder, CO
17Caitlin Bernstein3019911.219:13:52109
18Caroline Dezendorf3067611.219:13:53110
19Christina Hosenfeld379611.219:13:55112Washington, DC
20Claudia Behring3720911.079:20:44120Boulder, CO
21Rebecca Book3015210.99:29:35124Seattle, WA
22Selene Yeager5119710.549:49:26141Emmaus, PA
23Natalie Raborn4219710.539:49:56144Evergreen, CO
24Erica Schwanke3436610.459:54:21148Nevada City, CA
25Austin Killips245110.3110:02:25157Chicago, IL
26Jennifer Barr5437210.3110:02:27160Kansas City, MO
27Lindsey Carpenter2534310.2810:03:59163
28Kristi Lindquist4911710.1510:11:52172Castle Rock, CO
29Eleanor Dyas174119.9810:22:07182Carmel, IN
30Katie Ancell386729.9710:22:53183Carbondale, IL
31Lindsay Knight351969.7610:36:10192Chicago, IL
32Rebecca Scaduto298949.5910:47:15204Austin, TX
33Kimberly Nuffer511949.4910:54:17214Denver, CO
34Kelly O'Brien261579.411:00:40219Chicago, IL
35Jenny Acker39619.2711:09:37229Grand Rapids, MI
36Sara Kimmel307389.2311:13:05234Andover, KS
37Christie Tracy402018.9211:36:33256Austin, TX
38Katy Mcguire348938.7511:50:01270Austin, TX
39Alexandera Houchin302078.7111:53:13271Cloquet, MN
40July Hogue395118.6112:01:33279Wickenburg, AZ
41Laura Shields33538.3512:23:22301Chicago, IL
42Melissa Westergard381918.3512:23:54302Littleton, CO
43Lillian Pope342808.0512:51:22315Cedar Rapids, IA
44Cleo Berninger565917.8113:15:36325Tulsa, OK
45Jenny Brown444847.8113:15:38326Sand Springs, OK
46Ruth Smith9B17.5713:40:19337Glen Rose, TX
47Kelly Pope507687.3913:59:50342McKinney, TX
48Sofia Bermudez329037.3314:07:18345
49Jennifer Talley402587.3214:08:34348Niceville, FL
50Tiffany Burris387597.1114:33:44353Platte City, MO
--Alicia Danze3111213.88DNF--Austin, TX
--Beth Rood3360111.85DNF--Peosta, IA
--Kennedy Cunningham2344512.9DNF--San Antonio, TX
--Kaat Tahy4523413.29DNF--Grand Rapids, MI
--Jessica Miller3915211.47DNF--Houston, TX
--Caitlin Milam2794612.9DNF--Austin, TX
--Carrie Levine3453012.91DNF--Grass Valley, CA