New for 2023!
We are adding a 40 mile option this year. It will be a night race beginning at 8pm on Saturday! This is a great option for those practicing for an early spring 100 miler.
Nestled quietly in the rolling wooded hills just 20 mins west on Interstate 44 of Greater St. Louis lies the wonders of the Beaumont Scout Reservation. Here we invite you to partake in a first-hand experience of these “rolling” hills where, until 2019 the general public had not been allowed to crush the tough and beautiful trail systems within.
This is STL’s Original 100-mile trail ultra!! The Shippey will rotate directions each year going CW odd years & CCW even years. You be the judge which way is easier by running both ways!
The Shippey Endurance Runs so rightly named based on the trail color system used by the Scouts, after Merle Shippey a well-respected cog in the growth of the early scouting communities, each of which takes you on an adventure each of its own with every trail offering a different aspect of the Reservation. The Shippey takes you through all aspects of this magnificent wonder by creating an extremely runner, crew and aide friendly race.
How does setting up camp indoors 100 yds from the Start-Finish line and the ease of seeing your runner or your crew every 3-5.8 miles sound? Save the gas money as there is no need to chase runners over miles of back roads. The Shippey is minutes from amenities, allowing runners and their crews the ease of re-supply and convenience of the general commute as well!
Will it be chilly in January...maybe. Come prepared for cold temps but also know that it could be 70 degrees. Weather in St. Louis can flip on a dime! If you want to run on an amazing trail system that will only be open to the public during this event….well, come run with us at The Shippey Endurance Runs!
P.S. the Boy Scout's didn't believe in switchbacks when they built these trails! You have been properly warned!!
The course is set up as 20mi loop(run 1x for 20mi, 3x for 100k and 5x 100mi), the full 20mi loop is done in 5 legs ranging from 3.2-5.8 miles. There is approx. 1 mile of pavement over course of 100mi. There will be 2 aid stations setup on the course which you will venture too multiple times. Each leg varies from the others offering steep climbs, ridgeline running, long and short steep descents as well as creek bottoms, pine floor, and jeep roads with approx. 75% single/double track, 25% jeep roads.
Every 20mi loop is approx. 2,900' ascent,40mi approx. 5,800', 100k approx. 8,700' & 100mi approx. 14,500’
Video of the Start/Finish Aid Station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxK5s5z9uFA
Full Course - profile and more details to come on individual legs...stay tuned!
The course has several existing trail markings, however, our designated markings will be pink.
Packet Pickup / Pre Race Meal & Meeting
Friday January 13th 5pm-8pm, ALL EVENTS.
Relay teams only need one member to pickup the teams packet
Saturday January 14 7:00am to 9:30am packet pickup.
Saturday January 14th(40mi only) 7p-7:45p
Sunday January 15th 6:30am-7:45am (20mi and 20mile relay)
Pre-race meal begins Friday January 13th at 6pm with Pre-Race Meeting begins at 6:30pm!
Meal included for all 100mi and 100k solo runners with registration. Extra tickets can be added at registration for crew/family and all other distances can also purchase tickets at checkout as well
Start Times & Cutoffs / Drops Bags / Pacers
100mi Saturday January 14th 6am start
100mi relay Saturday January 14th 8am
100k Saturday January 14th 10am
100k relay Saturday January 14th 12pm
40mi Saturday January 14th 8pm start
20mi Sunday January 15th 8am start
20mi relay Sunday January 15th 8am start
All distances cutoff at 4:00pm Sunday January 15th.
Mileage/aid station specific cutoffs will be a part of runner packets prior to race
Drop bags allowed at both Aid Stations for solo 100mi,100k, and 20 mile runners.
Drop bags should not exceed typical 14gallon totes 18"Lx12"Wx12"H
Pacers are allowed anytime after 40mi(2 loops) for solo 100mi/100k i
100 mile / 100k / 20 mile relays
The most affordable relay event around with the best swag and awards. Shoot...we even let you eat from our aid stations. You seriously will not find a more accommodating or fun trail relay! Think Ragnar style at a 1/3rd of the cost with less restrictions and more fun!! 100 mile/100k/20 mile options with all using teams of 5. The 20 mile loop consists of 5 different legs to complete. Every runner must run AT LEAST 1 leg depending on the teams distance. Example, the 20 mile teams will all run 1 leg to complete the 20 mile relay race. But for the 100 mile or the 100k, the teams can choose how to tackle all of the legs that make up their full distance in any order they would like so long as every runner AT LEAST runs 1 of the legs.Relay races will be chip timed via an ankle bracelet which must be worn outside of clothing and exchanged at each trade off of runners. Each Team is responsible for the timing chip and is required for accurate timing
Relay races are fun runs with no awards other than bragging rights...come ready to send it to crushtown but more importantly to have a blast and cheer everyone else on! We believe our relay teams should take on the role of cheer squads or hype women and men for those 100 mile and 100k crushers on course!
Awards / Swag / Partnerships
Apparel will be courtesy of Territory Run Co! SWAG GUARANTEE CUTOFF is 10/31.
All relay and 20 mile participants will be going home with a 3/4 sleeve shirt and 100k/100 mile runners will be going home with a lightweight sweat shirt. Both items are custom made by our friends over at Territory Run Co.
Check them out here: https://territoryrun.co
100 Mile and 100k will receive custom belt buckles for their efforts. 40 milers will have specific awards(TBA) while 20 mile and relay teams will receive finishers medals made by Aravaipa Artworks
Top 3 Female/Males in each solo race will receive award
We are a Trail Sisters approved event
Additional Sponsors/ Partnerships and giveaways will be announced later in the year.
Check us out on Facebook for the most up to date info as well.
Lodging and Amenities
On site camping will be allowed on the reservation with the hub being the Emerson Center indoors. Set up your tent or sleeping bags and air mattress in the open room indoors with a view out over the Start/Finish line. Open fires will not be permitted within the Scout ranch. There are Vault toilets located around the central race premise as well as periodically along parts of the route. Showers and bathrooms will be available on site as well in the Emerson Center.
Campers are allowed, however there are no hookups for water/electric
Valley Park/Fenton, MO Lodging:
Drury Inns and Suites St. Louis Southwest
Hampton Inn St. Louis Southwest
Pear Tree Inn
Eureka, MO Lodging:
Both within 10 mins of start featuring a plethora of dining options from fast food to bar or fine dining
Pending availability please contact us if you are attending as a part of a larger group and on site bunk houses may be available for renting.
Unfortunately there will be no refunds once registration has been received due to injury, illness or other reason for not being able to partake in the event. At this time we are not offering deferrals either. Runners may drop to lower distance up until January 6th, 2023, however refund on differences will not be given. Runners can also transfer bibs to another runner if you are unable to attend up until January 6th, 2023.
Beaumont Scout Ranch
Local time: 12:31 AM
6480 Beaumont Reservation Drive
High Ridge, MO 63049
(at Highway 44 and Beaumont/Antire Road)