Trail of Four Winds | The Course
Trail of Four Winds 25K travels through Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Runners experience several views of Lake of the Ozarks, rock outcrops, overlooks, seasonal streams, ponds, 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 party. We hope you can be a part of our debut year! Enjoy the amenities of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and the excitement of Lake of the Ozarks!
John Shelby, race director
We are pleased to announce Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance (LOWA) is our official charity partner. Their mission: "The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance will PRESERVE, PROTECT, and IMPROVE the Lake of the Ozarks, its waters and natural resources, while maintaining our economic, social, and environmental health." You'll see many of their volunteers on race day! Please check out their website here, https://www.lowatershed.org.
Trail Run Project
Find Trail of Four Winds 25K course on the Trail Run Project. Once inside the app, download Missouri trails onto your mobile device. This will allow you to stay on course via GPS, even if you don't have mobile service. Here's the course, https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7065245/trail-of-four-winds-25k.
Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series
Trail of Four Winds 25K is the first of three separate trail events making up Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series. The exact date and time on the next two events will be announced on our Facebook page.
Packet pickup will be Friday, May 3, 2019, from 6 to 9 PM at the brand new LandShark Bar & Grill at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. On race day, packet pickup is from 8 to 9:30 AM at the start/finish line.
We're pleased to announce Logboat Brewing Company is a sponsor of our race in 2019! Our goal is to find local or regional sponsors. Logboat is based out of Columbia, MO. You'll be able to sample some of their fine products at our post-race party! You'll find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Check out their website here, http://www.logboatbrewing.com.
Altra is the official footwear sponsor of Trail of Four Winds 25K! In addition to finding local or regional sponsors, our goal is to find sponsors that truly identify with the Trail of Four Winds brand. Altra does just that. We're extremely pleased to have them on board. The top male and female competitors will receive a free pair of Altra trail running shoes. In addtion, EVERY runner will receive an Altra item in their swag bag! Why Altra? Footshape™ Toe Box, Fit4Her™ Technology, Cushioned Zerodrop™. Altra calls this, "The Difference of Three." This innovative footware company has won countless awards. Check out their story, their mission and their product on their website and social media, https://www.altrarunning.com/homepage.html.
Shelby Communications helps us connect our race to competitors. They're a strategic communications company. Check out their website here, https://www.shelby-communications.com.
Limited Field/Division Winners
Trail of Four Winds 25K has a limited field (350 participants). This is our debut year. If you attended our free event last year, Ha Ha Half Marathon, you know you're in for a challenging race, but a fun time! Here's the breakdown for division winners: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
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 beach, 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.
Trail of Four Winds 25K has finisher medals, division winners, professional photographs, shirts, post-race meal, beverage, and music. Bring your camping chair and hang out with fellow runners, family, and friends! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional details leading up to race day.
Local time: 12:44 PM