AT THE START
The closest place to find food and lodging Friday evening is Smith Center, Kansas, located on US 36, about 20 minutes WSW of the departure point in Lebanon. Smith Center has a bed and breakfast (though you won’t be around for breakfast Saturday morning!) and several motels. Several restaurants are open in the evening.
Stan Smith, owner of the Buckshot Inn in Smith Center, is a veteran of Smackdab ’17 and doing his best to promote the run. Give him a call for your room Friday night @ 785.282.6644 or visit www.buckshotinn.com.
AT THE FINISH
The destination marker is right at the main intersection in Rugby. Several large, modern hotels are within a block or two of the finish. In the past, finding a place for dinner was a challenge if you arrived in town right at dusk, but in 2017 several restaurants stayed open later.