2015 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
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 West 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; the temperature can be freezing or in the 70's, so 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 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, clean, and the atmosphere, majestic. 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 wonderful hotel-room lodging for our Dogwood Canyon Trail Participants. When you contact them, let them know you are with Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs for a discounted rate. For more information visit www.mypok.com or call 417-739-2315.
- Packet Pick-Up Dates and Times: TBA
*Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. The only exceptions to this rule is that spouses may pick-up packets for one another with appropriate identification.