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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, 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 sold-out in 2019 and 2021. 2020 was a virtual year due to Covid-19. 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
LOZ Traverse | The Course (New Race in 2022) | 7AM Start
LOZ Traverse is 37 miles of challenging terrain within Missouri's largest state park. Competitors will start by running on the Trail of Four Winds side of the state park. While this section of the run overlaps part of the Trail of Four Winds 25K course, there is a section that is exclusive to LOZ Traverse competitors. Once competitors return to Public Beach #1, they will paddle across the lake to the Honey Run side of the state park. Once there, competitors will follow the road to the Honey Run trailhead where they will experience 13 miles of enjoyable single track before running back to their kayaks/canoes or standup paddle boards to paddle back across the lake to Public Beach #1. Once beached, competitors will have a short run up the hill to the finish line. If you want to experience Lake of the Ozarks State Park, this is the way to do it. Approximately 34 miles of running and 3 miles of paddling. Runners must provide their own kayaks/canoes or standup paddle boards.
John Shelby, race director
12 Hour Cutoff
Title Sponsor: Fleet Feet Columbia MO - https://www.fleetfeet.com/s/columbiamo/
Beach Sponsor (LOZ Traverse): Buzz's Boards & Beyond - https://buzzsboardsozarks.com
Non-Profit Partner, Magic Dragon Trails
A portion of our proceeds goes to Magic Dragon Trails.
"The Magic Dragon Trail system is an economic development initiative of the Community Foundation of the Lake. We are working to build miles of world-class trails to highlight the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks." Magic Dragon Trails
More on this initiative can be found here, https://www.communityfoundationofthelake.com/lake-ozark-community-foundation-trails-initiative.asp or visit the Magic Dragon Trails Facebook page, Facebook.com/MagicDragonTrails.
Trail Run Project
Find Trail of Four Winds 25K course on the Trail Run Project. 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. Here's the course, https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7065245/trail-of-four-winds-25k.
LOZ Traverse course will be uploaded to Trail Run Project at a later date.
Details on packet pickup TBD. Traditionally, we have packet pickup Friday night at a lakeside establishment and then again race day at the start/finish line.
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).
Every runner will receive a soft, very comfortable Trail of Four Winds 25K or LOZ Traverse t-shirt. Professional photographs will be taken on both courses and at the start/finish line. These will be posted and made available to you at no charge. In additional, both races will be chip timed.
Post-Race Party | Awards
Trail of Four Winds 25K and LOZ Traverse awards will be presented at our post-race party. The party includes a 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.
Ha Ha Racing Events does not issue refunds due to cancellation or postponement. Thank you.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Sleep under the stars near the start/finish line! Lake of the Ozarks State Park has campsites, camper stores, 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
Trail of Four Winds 25K is one of several events in the Ha Ha Racing Events portfolio. Check out our website for details on all our races, HaHaRacingEvents.com.
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