This is STL’s Original 100-mile trail ultra!!
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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-------->> We are CUPLESS and a Trail Sister Approved Event <<---------
**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
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 14th.
All runners MUST be on Leg 5 of last loop by 2pm Sunday
+ 100mi Cutoff = 34hrs(20:03mi pace)
+ 100k Cutoff = 32hrs(31:28mi 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 14gallon totes 18"Lx12"Wx12"H
+++limited crew inside the Start/Finish Aid Station
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 12th 5pm-8pm, ALL EVENTS(100m/100k required).
Relay teams only need one member to pickup the teams packet
Saturday January 13th 7:00am to 9:00am
Saturday January 13th 7p-7:45p(40mi only)
Sunday January 14th 6:30am-7:45am (20mi and 20mile relay)
100mi/100k Pre-race meal begins Friday January 12th at 6pm with Pre-Race Meeting 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
Awards / Swag / Partnerships
***SHIRT GUARANTEE CUTOFF is 11/19.***
Solo 20 mile & 40 mile runners receive a 3/4 sleeve shirt and 100k/100 mile runners receive a lightweight sweat shirt. Both items are custom made by our friends over at Territory Run Co. Additional shirts 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 Female/Males in each solo race
New 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
100 mile / 20 mile relays
The most affordable relay event with 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 teams distance. Example, the 20 mile teams will all run 1 leg to complete the 20 mile relay race. But for the 100 mile, 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 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 but more importantly to have a blast and cheer everyone else on!
Lodging / Amenities
On site camping will be allowed in the Emerson Center indoor dining hall with shower and bathroom access. 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.
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.
No refunds allowed for any reason once registration has been received.
Local time: 12:44 PM
No deferrals with the exception of pregnancy(request must be received 30 days prior to event).
Runners may change distances up until January 5th, 2024, however no refund on differences will not be given for dropping down and runner must pay difference for increasing distance.
Bib transfers bibs allowed up until January 5th, 2024.