One Event | Three Races
Lake of the Ozarks Endurance Runs:
• Wandering Bobcat 5 Miler | Starts at 10 AM
• Trail of Four Winds 25K | Starts at 9 AM
• LOZ Traverse (32 miles of running and 3 miles of paddling) | Starts at 7 AM
Stay for our post-race TrailFest:
• Live Music
Wandering Bobcat 5M | The Course | 10AM Start
A fun and fast 5 miler with a respectable 700 plus feet of elevations gain. Runners will experience lake views and blooming dogwoods as they make their way to historic Hwy 134.
Course map can be found here, https://www.strava.com/activities/8024383726.
John Shelby, race director
Trail of Four Winds 25K | The Course | 9AM Start
Trail of Four Winds 25K travels through Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri's largest state park. Runners experience several views of Lake of the Ozarks, rock outcrops, overlooks, seasonal streams, and woodlands. This will be a fun and fast track for many, but with all the obstacles one expects while running in the Ozarks–roots, loose rocks, slick surfaces, creek crossings, and steep grades of 10 percent or more. The trail fluctuates between single track, double track and wider–with 1600 plus feet of elevation gain spread throughout. The race starts/finishes at public beach #1 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park–a great location for our post-race trail fest. Enjoy the amenities of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and the excitement of Lake of the Ozarks!
John Shelby, race director
6 1/2 Hour Cutoff
Find the Trail of Four Winds 25K course on the Trail Run Project app. Once inside the app, download all Missouri trails onto your mobile phone. This will allow you to stay on course via GPS, even if you don't have mobile service.
LOZ Traverse | The Course | 7AM Start
This is not a team event. Only one person per boat.
LOZ Traverse is 35 miles of challenging terrain within Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri's largest state park. Competitors will start by running the Trail of Four Winds 25K course. Once competitors cross the Four Winds finish line, they will head to the beach transition area where they begin their first paddle (kayaks, canoes, SUPs) leg across the lake to the Honey Run side of the state park. Once beached, competitors will follow the road to the Honey Run trailhead where they will experience approximately 13 miles of enjoyable single track before running back to their boats to paddle back across the lake to the Four Winds side of the park. Once beached, competitors will have a short run up the hill to the finish line. Wandering Bobcat 5 Miler, Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse start and finish at the same location. If you want to experience Lake of the Ozarks State Park, this is the way to do it. Approximately 32 miles of running and 3 miles of paddling. Runners must provide their own kayaks/canoes or stand-up paddle boards and must wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket.
John Shelby, race director
10 Hour Cutoff
Course map can be found here, https://www.strava.com/activities/7104841795
TrailFest | Awards
LOZ Traverse, Trail of Four Winds 25K and Wandering Bobcat awards will be presented at our post-race TrailFest. The festival includes the opportunity to purchase a post-race meal, free beverages, live music and vendor booths. Bring your camping chair and hang out with fellow runners, family, and friends! Be sure to check out our website, Facebook and Instagram pages for additional details leading up to race day.
Aid Stations and Drop Bag Location
Wandering Bobcat | Trail of Four Winds 25K | LOZ Traverse:
3.5 Mile Aid Station (Wandering Bobcat, Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse)
10 Mile Aid Station (Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse)
13.5 Mile Aid Station (Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse)
15.5 Finish Line Aid Station (Wandering Bobcat, Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse)
22, 26.5, 29 Mile Aid Station (LOZ Traverse - runners hit this aid station three times on the Honey Run side of the course)
Drop bag location is located at the start/finish line (LOZ Traverse only).
Division Winners | Race Shirt | Professional Photographs
Trail of Four Winds 25K: Finisher awards, overall male and female awards (top 3) and division winners. Here's the breakdown for division winners (male/female): 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Only first place will receive a division winner award.
LOZ Traverse: Finisher awards, overall male and female (top 3).
Wandering Bobcat 5M: Finisher awards, overall male and female (top 3).
Every runner will receive a Wandering Bobcat, Trail of Four Winds 25K or LOZ Traverse t-shirt. Professional photographs will be taken, posted and made available to you at no charge. In additional, all races will be chip timed.
Magic Dragon Trails
Magic Dragon Trails is Ha Ha Racing Events’ nonprofit partner. When registering for Lake of the Ozarks Endurance Runs, you’ll have a chance to donate to the Magic Dragon Trails’ initiative. This is not required; it’s optional. Some of you have already donated! Thank you! Ha Ha Racing Events will match every donation dollar for dollar (up to $2500) leading up to race day. For more information on Magic Dragon Trails, go here, https://magicdragontrails.com.
Support Magic Dragon Trails by buying a t-shirt or other items with this logo on it. Shop Magic Dragon gear here, https://magicdragontrails.com/collections/all.
Packet picket is Friday, May 3 2024 from 4 PM to 8 PM at Michael's Steak Chalet, 1440 Swiss Village Road, Osage Beach, Missouri, 65065. Packet picket resumes race day morning at 6 AM at the start/finish line.
Volunteers and Sponsors
Thank you volunteers and sponsors for your support! If you would like to volunteer or sponsor any Ha Ha Racing Events race, contact us at HaHaRacingEvents@gmail.com. Thank you again! Check out our sponsors here, https://www.haharacingevents.com/sponsors.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Sleep under the stars near the start/finish line! Lake of the Ozarks State Park has campsites, camper store, showers, cabins, yurts, public beaches, marina store, and many nice trails. Campsites and yurts are walking distance to the start/finish line! Outpost cabin and yurt info here, https://mostateparks.com/lodging/lake-ozarks-state-park. Camping info here, https://mostateparks.com/campgrounds/lake-ozarks-state-park.
Ha Ha Racing Events
Wandering Bobcat 5 Miler, Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse are three of several racing events in the Ha Ha Racing Events portfolio. Check out our website for details on all our races, HaHaRacingEvents.com.
Ha Ha Racing Events does not issue refunds due to cancellation or postponement. Thank you.
Event's current local time: 2:40 PM CT