DOGWOOD CANYON

TRAIL RUNS

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is 10,000 acres of majestic Ozark beauty that spans the Missouri and Arkansas border. The trail races are rocky, hilly, muddy, fun and beautiful!


2015 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs

Registration Now Open!

15K, 25K & 50K Trail Runs and The 15K/25K & 15K/50K Trail Run Challenge

  • Event Dates and Start Times: 15K: Saturday, October 17; 8:00 AM / 25K/50K: Sunday, October 18; 8:00 AM
  • Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W. State Highway 86, Lampe, MO 65681
  • Course Time Limit: All courses will close between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM dependent 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 and the temperature can be freezing or in the 70's. Please be prepared for weather conditions and dress accordingly.

To make changes to your online registration, follow this link.

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 have 3 to 5 aid stations. The courses are hilly and somewhat rocky, providing our runners with a physically challenging and satisfying experience. Parts of our trail run course at Dogwood Canyon are only open annually, specially 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 areas of the canyon. After their first trail run with us, most participants make our exclusive Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs an annual event. We love our runners!

The Trail Run Challenge

Runners will be able to complete the 15K on Saturday and choose either the 25K or 50K on Sunday, accomplishing a personalized challenge. There is an additional challenge medal for all runners who complete the challenge. The medal will be received in addition to the race medals for both trail runs completed and also in addition to the finisher's prize for completeing the 25K or 50K. Challenge Awards: Top three male and top three female overall; masters male and female. 

Dogwood Canyon Camping & Lodging

There is onsite camping available to participants at Dogwood Canyon, 2038 Missouri 86, Lampe, Missouri 65681 ($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 in one of Missouri's most beautiful settings. 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 discounted lodging for our Dogwood Canyon Trail Runners. Suites are available for $90/night and kings are available for $67/night (includes discount, doesn't include tax). For more information visit www.mypok.com or call 417-739-2315.

 

Packet Pick-Up

  • Packet Pick-Up Dates and Times: Thursday, October 15 10 AM-1 PM and 3:30 PM-7 PM. Pick up your packet at Bass Pro Shops,1935 S. Campbell Springfield, MO 65807
  • We will hold packet pick-up out at Dogwood Canyon on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18. Specified times will be posted soon.
  • Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. The only exception is spouses may pick-up packets for one another with approproate identification.

Maps

50K Entry Fees

 Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 10-11  First 50 Registrants $58, Second 50 Registrants $63  -
 February 12-May 31  $68  $78
 June 1-August 31  $78  $88
 September 1-October 14  $88  $98
 October 15-18  Online Registration Closed  $108
  • Participants of the 50K must be 18 years old on or before race day.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, Ocotber 14 at 11:59 PM.
  • 50K is capped at 100 participants.
  • Each participant will receive a commemorative New Balance tech shirt. Early registrants will have the greatest success in getting the shirt size they request but sizes cannot be guaranteed.  Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt.  NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed. 
  • All 50K Finishers will receive a 50K Dogwood Canyon Finishers Prize and Medal.

25K Entry Fees

Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
February 10-11  First 50 Registrants $48, Second 50 Registrants $53  -
February 12-May 31  $58  $68
June 1-August 31  $68  $78
September 1-October 14  $78  $88
October 15-18  Online Registration Closed  $98

 

  • Participants in the 25K must be 16 years old on or before race day.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM.
  • 25K is capped at 600 participants.
  • Each participant will receive a commemorative New Balance tech shirt. Early registrants will have the greatest success in getting the shirt size they request but sizes cannot be guaranteed.  Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt.  NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed.
  • All 25K Finishers will receive a 25K Dogwood Canyon Finisher's Prize and Medal.

15K Entry Fees

Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 10-11  First 50 Registrants $38, Second 50 Registrants $43  -
 February 12-May 31  $48  $58
 June 1-August 31  $58  $68
 September 1-October 14  $68  $78
 October 15-17  Online Registration Closed  $88
  • Participants in the 15K must be 16 years old on or before race day. 
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM.
  • 15K is capped at 600 participants.
  • Each participant will receive a New Balance tech tee. Early registrants will have the greatest success in getting the size they request but sizes cannot be guaranteed.  Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt.  NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed. 
  • All 15K Finishers will receive a 15K Dogwood Canyon Finisher's Medal.

 

15/25K Challenge Entry Fees

Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
February 10-11 First 50 Registrants $90, Second 50 Registrants $95 -
February 12-May 31 $100 $110
June 1-August 31 $105 $115
September 1-October 14 $110 $120
October 15-18 Online Registration Closed Paper Registration Closed
  • Participants in the 15/25K Challenge must be 18 years old on or before race day.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM.
  • 15/25K is capped at 150 participants.
  • All 15/25K Finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.

 

15/50K Challenge Entry Fees

Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
February 10-11 First 10 Registrants $100, Second 10 Registrants $105 -
February 12-May 31 $110 $115
June 1-August 31 $115 $125
September 1-October 14 $120 $130
October 15-18 Online Registration Closed Paper Registration Closed

 

  • Participants in the 15/50K Challenge must be 18 years old on or before race day.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM.
  • 15/50K is capped at 40 participants.
  • All 15/50K Finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.

Bass Pro Shop Outdoor Fitness Festival has a NO REFUND policy. Refunds will not be given for any reason.  These trail runs will be held in all weather conditions with the exception of lightening. 

 

Dogwood Canyon Trail Run Training Group

Adventure and fun are part of the training for this group of runners! Join them in preparation of your Fall 2015 Dogwood Canyon Trail Run!

  • Date of Training Kick-Off Meeting: June 17 at 6pm
  • Location of Training Kick-Off Meeting: Uncle Bucks Auditorium (inside Bass Pro Shops)
  • Date of First Training Run: TBA
  • Time of First Training Run: TBA
  • Location of First Training Run: TBA

13-Week Saturday Group Trail Run Training Program Schedule:

  • TBA

Contact: John Montgomery, 417-830-8968 or hnoj99@yahoo.com

 

Official Sponsors

CoxHealth
The North Face
Missouri Beef Industry Council
Hy-Vee
Qdoba
SW Audio Visual
Einstein Bros Bagels
Professional Massage Training Center
Coca Cola, Ozarks Bottling Company
Columbia
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Community Sponsors

Ollis and Company
Big Fish
First Impressions Printing
Hiland Dairy
Buzbee Dental

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