Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs

Dogwood Canyon 15K

Date: Saturday, 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 11:00 AM and 11:30 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 11
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!

This group of runners demonstrates that with hard work, determination and effort, anything is possible. All participants competing in the challenge must be 18 years old on or before race day.

About

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.

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, especially 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 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.

Back2Back Challenge

Remeber if you complete one Marathon Weekend event and one Dogwood Canyon trail event, you will have completed the Back2Back Challange and receive a Back2Back Challenge amenity. Click here for more details.

Packet Pickup

Dogwood Canyon Weekend races will have packet pick-up on the following dates and times at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807, during our Marathon Weekend packet pickup:

  • Friday, November 2 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Satruday, November 3 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dogwood Packet pick-up takes place during our 2018 Marathon Weekend Expo! There will be approximately 50 vendors with us 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. New Balance, SofSole Fit, Bondi Band and Hy-Vee 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 2018 vendors, visit the Health & Wellness Expo Page. 

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

  • Friday, November 9, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 10, 6:15 AM - 7:00 AM; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 11, 6:15 AM - 7:00 AM

Picture identification and a copy of the confirmation email 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 will NOT BE TOLERATED!

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 Challenge medal for all runners who complete the Challenge.

Because this is The North Face Challenge, finishers receive a hoodie from The North Face.  Runners must complete the 25K, 50K or The North Face Challenge to receive The North Face hoodie. IT IS A FINISHERS PRIZE; you must complete your event in order to receive the finisher's prize. 

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 eligilble 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

Click the links below to check out our 2018 Course Maps and Elevation Charts.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located approximately every 5 miles. 

15K Aid Stations -
Aid Station 1: Water, Powerade, Gummy Bears, Granola, Pretzels
Aid Station 2 (Seven Mule Pass): Water, Powerade, Peanut Butter Crackers, M&M's

25K Aid Stations -
Aid Station 1:  

Bag Check & Gear Check

Race day bag check will be available for all races. Place your warm-up clothes in your pack, attach your bag check number and make sure to keep your copy of the number for pickup. Look for a BAG CHECK sign under the palivion. Bag check pickup is located next to the fireplace under the palivion.

Gear Check is only offered for the 50K runners. Look for the GEAR CHECK sign under the palivion. Make sure your number is attached to your gear check. It will be taken to the halfway point on the 50K course.

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. All participants left on the course will be picked up and brought in to the finish line area.

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.

Gold Sponsors

Heart of America Beverage Co.
Toyota National
Springfield News-Leader
Southwest Audio Visual
Ollis/ Akers/Arney

Silver Sponsors

CamelBak
Hy-Vee
Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Mercy
The North Face

Bronze Sponsors

Columbia
Einstein's Bros. Bagels
FedEx
Hiland Dairy
Mothers Brewing Co. 
Ozarks Coca Cola