About This Event
Trail of Four Winds 25K
Trail of Four Winds is the longest trail in Lake of the Ozarks State Park. This trail travels through almost every type of natural environment in the park–including 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 hope you can be a part of our debut 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 LOWA-Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance 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
Once the course is finalized, it will be uploaded to the Trail Run Project app. This is a great app for every trail enthusiast.
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. Expect the second event at Honey Run, also located in Lake of the Ozarks State Park and a third event TBD. The exact date and time on the next two events will be announced on our Facebook page.
Packet pickup will be Friday, May 3, 2019, from 6 to 9 PM at a location TBD. On race day, packet pickup is from 8 to 9:30 AM at the start/finish line. We'll update this information on our Facebook page.
Trail of Four Winds 25K is a chip-timed event with a limited field (350 participants). This is our debut year. If you attended our free event last year, Ha Ha Half Marathon, you know you're in for a challenging race, but a fun time!
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. Make your reservation today, https://mostateparks.com/park/lake-ozarks-state-park.
Trail of Four Winds 25K has finisher medals (chip-timed event), division winners, professional photographs, shirts, post-race meal, beverages, and music. Bring your camping chair and hang out with fellow runners, family, and friends! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional details leading up to race day. More details will be released soon.