Trail of Four Winds | The Course
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, our inaugural year. 2020 was a virtual year, but we're back to racing in 2021! Enjoy the amenities of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and the excitement of Lake of the Ozarks!
John Shelby, race director
Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series is committed to giving back to the outdoor community. Each year, we pick one organization we believe will enhance our outdoor experience and donate a portion of our revenue to that cause.
We're proud to announce this year's recipient is Ozark Trail Association! Check out the great work they do supporting Missouri's flagship trail, https://ozarktrail.com.
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.
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. Our second event, Rocky Top 5K is July 10, 2021. The third event will be announced soon. The official Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series website can be found here, www.LakeoftheOzarksTrailSeries.com.
Packet pickup will be Friday, April 30, 2021, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at a location TBD. On race day (May 1, 2021), packet pickup is from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM at the start/finish line (Public Beach #1). Race starts at 10 AM.
Trail of Four Winds 25K does not issue refunds due to cancellation or postponement. Thank you.
Division Winners | Race Shirt | Professional Photographs
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+. Only first place will receive a division winner award. Every runner will receive a soft, very comfortable Trail of Four Winds 25K t-shirt–the same style as the last two years. Professional photographs will be taken on the course and at the start/finish line. These will be posted and made available to you at no charge. In additional, Trail of Four Winds 25K will be chip timed.
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.
Post-Race Party | Awards
Trail of Four Winds 25K 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.
Local time: 8:34 AM