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. The race is capped at 150 runners. We sold-out in 2019, our inaugural 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 here, our website and social media pages.
Packet pickup will be Friday, May 1, 2020, from 6 to 9 PM at 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.
2020 Sponsors: Ryan Kelley, The Home Loan Expert, https://thehomeloanexpert.com/ | Logboat Brewing Company, http://www.logboatbrewing.com/ | Ozark Mountain Woodworks, https://www.facebook.com/omwmissouri/ | Cobler Chiropractic and Sports Rehab, http://bestspinedoc.com/ | LOZ Dive, http://lozdive.com/ | The Right Stuff: Serious Hydration for Serious Athletes, https://therightstuff-usa.com/ and Shelby Communications, https://www.shelby-communications.com/
Finisher awards, overall male and female awards and division winners. Here's the breakdown for division winners: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Top 3 in each division will receive an award.
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 awards, overall winners, division winners, professional photographs, race shirts, post-race meal, beverage, and live music. 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.
Local time: 6:50 PM