Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs

Dogwood Canyon 15K

Date: Saturday, November 9
Start Time:
7:30 AM
Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W. State Highway 86, Lampe, MO 65681
Course Time Limit: 3.5 hours; the course will close at 11:00 AM
Age Limit: Participants in the 15K must be at least 16 years old on or before race day.

Dogwood Canyon 25K & 50K

Date: Sunday, November 10
Start Time:
7:30 AM
Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W. State Highway 86, Lampe, MO 65681
Course Time Limit: All courses will close between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM dependent on when the sun sets.
Age Limit: Participants in the 25K must be at least 16 years old on or before race day and participants in the 50K must be at least 18 years old on or before race day.

The North Face Challenge 15K/25K or 15K/50K

Most people who have experienced our Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs would agree that just completing one distance is difficult. Our 15K/25K and 15K/50K Challenge events, sponsored by The North Face, offer runners the opportunity to compete both Saturday and Sunday.  The terrain is challenging in and of itself with steep hills, water crossings, rocks and ruts.  Runners who choose to complete these events should be prepared for a great challenge!  All participants competing in the North Face Challnege must be 18 years old on or before race day.

This group of runners demonstrates that with hard work, determination and effort, anything is possible. 

About

Set within the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, these trail runs offer a unique 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. Located close to Lampe, Missouri, the trails take runners through both Missouri and Arkansas. This is truly a perfect trail race with rocks, hills, mud, streams and more. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing as the race takes place rain or shine and the temperatures can range from the 20's to the 70's. 

Each trail run is unique, but all runs share some of the same territory. The 15K has two aid stations 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 Dogwood Canyon Trail Run 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 areas of the canyon. After their first trail run with us, most participants make our Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs an annual event. We love our runners!

Activities for Family Members

Family members and friends can take advantage of some great activities offered at the nature park. There are trails to walk, bikes to rent, horses to ride and tram tours to take. Call 417-779-5983 for more information and reservations. There are fees for these activities and entrance into the park.

Loehr Back2Back Challenge

Complete one Marathon Weekend event and one Dogwood Canyon Trail Run and you will have completed the Loehr Back2Back Challenge!  Finishers receive a Back2Back Challenge amenity. Click here for more details.

Dogwood Canyon 15K Prices
Dates

February 7 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 6

Prices

$50
$60
$70
$80

Dogwood Canyon 25K Prices
Dates

February 7 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 6

Prices

$60
$70
$80
$90

Dogwood Canyon 50K Prices
Dates

February 7 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 6

Prices

$70
$80
$90
$100

Dogwood Canyon 15K/25K Challenge Prices
Dates

February 7 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 6

Prices

$115
$135
$155
$175

Dogwood Canyon 15K/50K Challenge Prices
Dates

February 7 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
Ocotber 1 - November 6

Prices

$125
$145
$165
$185

Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up will take place during our Marathon Weekend Expo, see dates and times below, at the John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807.

  • Friday, November 1 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dogwood Packet pick-up takes place during our 2019 Marathon Weekend Expo! There will be approximately 50 vendors onsite for the weekend; plan to take a few minutes to walk through and get some good information, explore the fitness gear offerings and sample a few treats offered by vendors. Fleet Feet, Wonders of Wildlife, Bondi Band and Ultramax Sports have been past vendors with us. Sign up for great prize packages from both Bass Pro Shops and our vendors.  For a full list of 2019 vendors, visit the Health & Wellness Expo Page.

Dogwood Canyon Weekend races will have onsite packet pick-up on the following dates and times at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W. State Highway 86, Lampe, MO 65681:

  • Friday, November 8, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 9, 6:15 AM - 7:00 AM; 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 10, 6:15 AM - 7:00 AM

Photo identification is required for personal packet pick-up.  Runners are not allowed to pick up other runner's packets. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Please note that BIB TRANSFERS to other runners after our transfer date will NOT BE TOLERATED and will result in disqualification from these events.

Dogwood Canyon Lodging

There is limited 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 $103/night, kings are available for $81/night and double queens are available for $76/night (includes discount, doesn't include tax). For more information, visit portofkimberling.com or call 417-739-2315. If you book online, please include that you are a participant in the Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs in the notes.

15K, 25K, and 50K Amenities

Participants in the 15K & 25K must be at least 16 years old on or before race day and participants in the 50K must be at least 18 years old on or before race day. Each participant will receive a race t-shirt. Early registrants will have the greatest success in getting the size they request but sizes are not guaranteed. NO EXCHANGES of shirts will be allowed until after the event. All Dogwood Canyon finishers will receive a 15K, 25K, or 50K medal after they complete their event.

Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series 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.

The North Face Challenge Amenities

Each challenge runner will receive 2 event shirts (one for the 15K and one for the other event distance of their choice) when they pick up their packets. They will also receive individual medals for the two distances they complete, along with an additional North Face Challenge medal for all runners who complete the North Face Challenge.

Northface hoodies are a FINISHER'S prize. You much complete the 25K, 50K or The North Face Challenge (15/25K or 15/50K) to receive a hoodie.

Award Information

Cash prizes are all given to the top three male/female finishers as well as the top masters male and female finishers. The prizes are as follows:

  • 50K Cash Rewards - First Place: $500; Second Place: $250
  • 25K Cash Rewards - First Place: $250; Second Place: $125
  • 15K Cash Rewards - First Place: $150; Second Place: $100

Age group winners will receive awards. Runners are not able to win more than one award. If you win an overall award, you will not win an age group award. Top 3 male and female overall winners will receive challenge awards

  • Runners under the age of 16 years old are not eligible for awards. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • If you are a high school athlete between the ages of 16-18 years old, you may not be eligible for cash prizes.
Maps, Elevation Charts & Aid Stations

Our 2019 course maps and aid stations are listed below. Click on the maps to enlarge them and note that each aid station is between 4 and 5 miles apart. We will provide water, Powerade, pretzels, M&M's, pickles and more.  Each aid station will have a variety of supplies.

15K
25K
50K
Bag Check & Gear Check

Race day bag check will be available for all races. Place your clothes in your bag, attach your bag check number give your bag to our Bag Check Volunteer under the pavilion. Bag check pickup is located next to the fireplace.

Gear Check is only offered for the 50K runners. Look for the GEAR CHECK sign under the pavilion. Make sure your number is attached to your gear check bag. It will be taken to the halfway point on the 50K course and will be brought back after the last runner has reached the gear check point on the course.  Please understand that it may take some time to bring the bags back to the finish line area.

Medical & Emergency Support Services

Our Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series Medical Director is Dr. Landon Hough, Mercy Sports Medicine physician. Dr. Hough and his team of physicians, athletic trainers and EMS services will provide medical care for our participants.

Time Limit Rules

All courses will close between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM depending on when the sun sets. Participants still on the course will be picked up and brought to area area close to the finish line.  Each participant will be able to run across the finish line; runners sagged in will not have a finishing time.

Post Race Festivities

A great country style log cabin pavilion with a large fireplace will be ready and waiting for participants when your run is completed. The stream close to the pavilion is a great spot to soak those tired legs and feet to cool off, if the weather is warm.

Spectators and supporters are welcome. Viewing areas are available, but they are limited. The start and finish area is a beautiful place that provides a great opportunity to support your runner.