2014 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
15K, 25K & 50K Trail Runs and Dogwood Challenge
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 18 - 19, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 am
Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 West State HWY 86, Lampe, Missouri 65681
Course Time Limit: All courses will close between 5:00 and 5:30 PM depending on when the sun sets.
Set within the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, these trail runs offer a unique and one of a kind running experience. Dogwood Canyon is a natural paradise with over 10,000 acres, providing a fantastic variety of trails for our 50K/25K/15K Trail Runs. Dogwood Canyon is located close to Lampe Missouri and the trails take runners through both Missouri and Arkansas. This is truly a perfect trail race with rocks, hills, mud, streams and more. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing as the race goes on rain or shine. In this area, the weather can be freezing or in the 70's. Be prepared for weather conditions and dress accordingly.
The Trail Runs
Each trail run is unique but all runs will share some of the same territory. The 15K has one aid station while the 25K and 50K runs each have 3 to 5 aid stations. The courses are hilly and somewhat rocky, providing our runners with a physically challenging and satisfying experience. These courses are only open for our trail runs, making the participants of this world class event amongst the special few who are granted access to these majestic and hidden parts of the canyon. Once runners experience our exclusive Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs, it becomes an annual event for most!
The Dogwood Challenge
New for 2014, runners will be able to complete the 15K on Saturday and choose the 25K or 50K on Sunday, accomplishing your own personal challenge. There is a finisher's prize for all runners who complete this challenge; the prize will be received in addition to the race medals for each event and the finisher's prize for the 25K and 50K.
Challenge Awards: Top three male and top three female overall; masters male and female. Winners receive a duffel from The North Face.
Dogwood Canyon Camping & Lodging
There is onsite camping available to participants at Dogwood Canyon, 2038 Missouri 86, Lampe, Missouri 65681, for $10/night. While there are no services available, the camp is safe and clean. For more information and to reserve your space, contact Dogwood Canyon at 417-779-5983 or visit www.dogwoodcanyon.org.
Big Cedar Lodge, located in Ridgedale, Missouri, is about 15 minutes from Dogwood Canyon. Big Cedar offers cabins and hotel type lodging and is one of Missouri's most beautiful settings. These rooms go quickly. Please call 417-335-2727 or visit www.bigcedar.com for more information or reservations.
The Port of Kimberling, 201 Lake Drive, Kimberling City, Missouri 65686, offers lodging for our Dogwood Canyon Trail Participants. When you contact them, please let them know you are with Bass Pro Shops Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs. For more information visit www.mypok.com or call 417-739-2315.
- Thursday, October 16, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM and 4:30-7:00 PM, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, Missouri
- Saturday, October 18, 6:30-7:15 AM, Dogwood Canyon State Park, Lampe, Missouri
- Sunday, October 29, 6:30-7:15 AM, Dogwood Canyon State Park, Lampe, Missouri
*Picture identification will be required at packet pickup this year. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Spouses may pick up packets for one another with appropriate identification.