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This is STL’s Original 100-mile trail ultra!!
-------->> We are CUPLESS and a Trail Sister Approved Event <<---------
Nestled quietly in the rolling wooded hills just outside 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, under normal circumstances the general public is not allowed to run the tough and beautiful trail systems within.
The Shippey Endurance Runs, rightly named from the trail color system used by the Scouts, after Merle Shippey a well-respected cog in the scouting community. The Shippey takes you through all aspects of this magnificent wonder by creating an extremely runner, crew and aide friendly race.
No need to chase runners over miles of back roads. Camp indoors 100 yds from the Start-Finish line and the ease of seeing your runner or your crew every 3-5.3 miles The Shippey is minutes from amenities, allowing runners and their crews the ease of re-supply and convenience nearby!!
Come prepared for cold temps but also know that it could be 70 degrees. Weather in St. Louis can flip on a dime!
So, 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!!
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**Pets and alcohol are strictly prohibited on property.**
The course is set up as 5 legs ranging from 3.2-5.3 miles encompassing one 20mi loop(run 1x for 20mi, 2x for 40mi, 3x for 100k, 5x for 100mi)
The course switches directions each year running clockwise on odd years, counterclockwise on even years.
There will be 2 indoor aid stations on the course which you will venture through 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.
Distance and Elevations are approximates:
+ 20.35mi w/ 3,000' ascent/descent
+ 40.7mi is 6,000' ascent/descent
+ 100k=61mi w/ 9,000' ascent/descent
+ 101.7mi w/ 15,000' ascent/descent
Added course details, maps & GPX can be found COURSE DETAILS!
On course hydration is supplied by local St. Louis Company, Hyle Hydration, use code shippey15 for 15% off orders.
Start Times & Cutoffs / Drops Bags / Pacers
All distances cutoff at 4:00pm Sunday January 19th.
All runners MUST be on Leg 5 of last loop by 2pm Sunday
+ 100m & 100k Cutoff = 34hrs(20:03mi pace/33:26mi pace)
+ 40mi Cutoff = 20hrs(29:29mi pace)
+ 20mi Cutoff = 8hrs(23:35mi pace)
Drop bags allowed at both Aid Stations for solo 100mi,100k, 40mi and 20 mi runners.
Drop bags should not exceed typical 14 gallon totes 24"Lx16"Wx13"H
+++limited crew inside the Start/Finish Aid Station
All Pacers MUST register
Pacers are allowed anytime after 40mi(2 loops)or 5pm for solo 100mi/100k runners
No pacers for the 40mi, 20mi or Relay Runners
Packet Pickup / Pre Race Meal & Meeting
Friday January 17th 5pm-8pm, ALL EVENTS(100m/100k required).
++Relay teams only need one member to pickup the teams packet
Saturday January 18th 10:00am to 11:30am(100mi Relay)
Saturday January 18th 7p-7:45p(40mi only)
Sunday January 19th 6:30am-7:45am (20mi and 20mile relay)
100mi/100k Pre-race meal begins Friday January 17th at 5:30pm with Pre-Race Meeting at 6:00pm!
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
Awards / Swag / Partnerships
***SHIRT GUARANTEE CUTOFF TBA
Solo 20 mile & 40 mile runners will have the option for a NEW Shippey BOCO Beanie OR short sleeve shirt.
100k & 100 mile runners receive a lightweight long sleeve and a BOCO Beanie. Additional shirts and beanies can be added to your registration.
+ Belt Buckles for 100 Mile and 100k finishers.
+ Medals for 40 mile, 20 mile and relay teams finishers made by Aravaipa Artworks
+ Awards for Top 2 Female/Males in each solo race
Multi Directional awards for those who complete the course in both directions. This prize will be customized for each distance(20m, 40m, 100k, 100m) and earned by completing the same distance in both directions
Additionally, we have introduced mileage based awards for 250,500,750,1000 miles completed
Event meets ATRA Event Standards
100 mile / 20 mile relays
The relay event has 100 mile & 20 mile options with teams of up to 5.
The 20 mile loop consists of 5 different legs to complete.
Every runner must run AT LEAST 1 leg depending on the team’s distance.
The 20 mile team's runners will all run 1 leg to complete the 20 mile relay race.
For the 100 mile, the teams can choose how the runners complete each of the legs that make up their full distance in any runner order they would like so long as every runner runs AT LEAST 1 of the legs.
No matter which runner runs which leg and when, all legs must be run in sequential order.
Relay races are fun runs with no awards other than bragging rights...come ready to send it but more importantly to have a blast and cheer everyone else on!
Added Info can be found HERE!
Lodging / Amenities
Friday & Saturday we offer on site camping and will be located in the Emerson Center indoor dining hall with shower and bathroom access downstairs as a part of registration. 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.
Campers are allowed, however there are no hookups for water/electric.
Eureka, Fenton, and Valley Park are all within 10 mins of the start featuring a plethora of dining options from fast food, 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 through the Boy Scouts WEBSITE
No offered camping Sunday Night and all Shippey facilities close by 5pm.
Ladies as a Trail Sisters event we have a perminant 10% code, use TRAILSISTERS10 at checkout for discount.
Event's current local time: 7:56 AM CT
No refunds allowed for any reason once registration has been received.
All Registration policies can be found HERE!
Runners may change distances up until January 10th, 2025, however no refund on differences will be given for dropping down and runner must pay difference for increasing distance.
Bib transfers bibs allowed up until January 10th, 2025.