2018 Run the Rock

Date: Saturday, September 15
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Top of the Rock, 150 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739
Course Time Limit: The course will be open until 8:30 AM

Can you rock the rock? Come join us for this 6 mile run at Top of the Rock in Ridgedale, MO where you will challenge your endurance and mental grit while experiencing exhilarating, scenic views you won't find anywhere else. This course is one of the most challenging, rewarding runs you will ever complete. You'll never see Top of the Rock the same way again. This course is for experienced runners and is not designed to be someones first 6 mile run. Be prepared to run over several different surfaces including but not limited to gravel, road, trail, wet rock, metal bridge(s), water and dirt. While this course is hilly and challenging, participants will experience waterfalls, a cave, scenic overlooks and absolutely beautiful surroundings. Spectators will have limited viewing options along the course. The best spots to cheer for your runners will be at the start and finish lines.

Edit your online registration here.

Packet Pick-Up:

Packet pick-up will take place on Thursday, September 13 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the Grand Entrance of Bass Pro Shops (1935 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807) and on Saturday, September 16 from 5:45 AM to 6:30 AM at Top of the Rock (150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO  65739).

Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. The only exception is spouses may pick-up packets for one another with appropriate identification. For more information about our packet pick-up policy, please visit the FAQ page.

Run the Rock Lodging:

Big Cedar Lodge, located in Ridgedale, Missouri, is located next door to Top of the Rock. Big Cedar Lodge offers 246 spacious and well-appointed accommodations in its collection of lodges, cozy cottages and private log cabins. All are outfitted with plush, cabin-style décor and offer all the privacy needed for a quiet and relaxing vacation retreat. Please visit www.bigcedar.com for more information or reservations.

Run the Rock Entry Fees - Bass Pro Shops has a No Refund policy

Dates Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
February 8 - March 31
$45 $55
 April 1 - July 31 $55 $65
 August 1 - September 12 $65 $75
 September 13-16 Online Registration Closed $75
  • Participants must be 16 years old on or before race day.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, September 12 at 11:59 PM.
  • Registration will be capped at 500 participants.
  • All Run the Rock Finishers will receive a finisher's medal.




Official Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Missouri Beef Industry Council

Platinum Sponsors

Mercy Sports Medicine
The North Face

Gold Sponsors

Heart of America Beverage Company
Southwest Audio Visual

Silver Sponsors

Einsteins Bros Bagels
Incredible Pizza
Mother's Brewing Company

Gem Sponsors

Big Fish Screenprinting
CoxHealth Meyer Center
First Impressions Printing
Hiland Dairy
Silver Dollar City

Media Sponsors

Springfield News-Leader
100.5 The Wolf
Alice 95.5