Trail of Four Winds 25K
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. Our overall male and female winners are returning! We hope you can join us as well! 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. If you are able to help our charity partner, please donate here, GoFundMe.
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 are the course layout and pictures, 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 second, Rocky Top 5K, is July 11, 2020 at 10 a.m. Register for it on UltraSignup. The third event in the series will be announced here and on our social media pages at a later date.
Packet pickup will be Friday, May 1, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m. at LandShark Bar & Grill at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. On race day (May 2, 2020), packet pickup is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the start/finish line. Race starts at 10 a.m.
Limited Field/Division Winners
Trail of Four Winds 25K has a limited field (150 participants). We sold-out in 2019, our inaugural year. Here's the breakdown for division winners: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Awards will be presented to the top three in each division.
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 medals, division winners, overall male and female winners, professional photographs, race shirts, post-race meal, beverages, and live music. Bring your camping chair and hang out with fellow runners, family, and friends! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for additional details leading up to race day.