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The Bluffs Trail Runs

Sat April 27, 2024 Eminence, MO 65466 US Directions
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Events

FRIENDS24 $5.00 OFF

Trail Half Marathon

$90 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
2 Person Relay

Trail Half Marathon Relay

$90 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
FRIENDS24 $5.00 OFF

15k

$70 7:30AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
FRIENDS24 $5.00 OFF

10k

$60 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Youth Trail

10k (Youth Under 19)

$50 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 10 - 19.
FRIENDS24 $5.00 OFF

5k

$40 8:30AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Youth Trail

5k (Youth Under 19)

$35 8:30AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 10 - 19.
FREE 10 years & Under

Little Bluffs Kid's Fun Run

$0 9:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT Registration ends April 25, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.elevationculture.com/bluffstrailruns.

Place

Echo Bluffs State Park
34489 Echo Bluff Drive
Eminence, MO US 65466

Description

                                                                                                     THE BLUFFS TRAIL RUNS

                                                                        HALF MARATHON | HALF MARATHON RELAY | 15K | 10K | 5K


The trail running experience you don't want to miss. Located in the most beautiful state parks in Missouri Echo Bluffs State Park and Current River State Parks.  We offer something for the experienced trail runner to your first time running or hiking the trails.

TRAIL HALF MARATHON follows the 15k course taking you through Echo Bluffs State Park through Current River State park and back to the finish. Nail your next Trail Half Marathon or enjoy the journey with Missouri's most scenic Half Marathon.

NEW! TRAIL HALF MARATHON RELAY grab a friend and tackle the Half Marathon as a team of 2 with half the price. The course follows the 10k course and more. Nail your next Trail Half Marathon or enjoy the journey with Missouri's most scenic Half Marathon.

15k is a beautiful courses taking you through Echo Bluffs State Park through Current River State park and back to the finish. This 15k course give you the most spectacular areas of the parks with 360 degree views of the bluffs, single track trail, colorful vegetation, and the current river.

10K course offers stunning views of the rolling hills with fast enjoyable trails near the beautiful Lodges and cabins in Echo Bluffs State Park.

5K is a great distance to get your feet on the trails and enjoy nature by running or hiking.

Little Bluffs 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run bring the kiddos, run with them for a 1 Mile Fun Fun. All kid's receive a medal, bib, and special gift.

We are a CUPLESS event. Please make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel for your event.

FINISHER

All FINISHER'S of the Half Marathon | Relay | 15k |10K | 5K will receive a custom super soft tri-blend shirt (unisex) a handcrafted wooden medal all designed

by ELEVATION CULTURE.

FREE RACE DAY PHOTOS

* LAST DAY to register to guarantee a FINISHER SHIRT is APRIL 19, 2024.

                                                                                                                                       

     CUSTOM DESIGN Race Bib

 

 

ALL RUNNERS receive a custom Reusable Cup by SAVR Cup

(2 STYLES TO CHOICE FROM)

* LAST DAY to register to guarantee a FINISHER SHIRT/MEDAL is April 15th, 2024.

KID'S 1 MILE FUN RUN receive a custom FINISHER MEDAL

BONUS GIFT
ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS RECEIVE A FREE TRAINING PLAN FROM OUR OFFICIAL TRAINING PARTNER

IGNITE FITNESS AND PERFORMANCE

Jefferson City, MO

LODGING | CAMPING

Give your race weekend a chance to EXPLORE beautiful Echo Bluffs State Park with scenic LODGING AND CAMPING OPTIONS.

RECOMMENDED CAMPING SITES
ECHO BLUFFS STATE PARK |  START/FINISH

https://icampmo1.usedirect.com/MSPWeb/

 

BETTY LEA LODGE |  START/FINISH

RESERVE SPOT

 

BETTY LEA CABINS |  START/FINISH

RESERVE SPOT

COURSE MAPS | ELEVATION PROFILES

You can visit ELEVATION CULTURE'S webpage for an interactive map and other details.

https://www.elevationculture.com/bluffstrailruns

Download the Course Map to your phone and follow along by downloading the Plotaroute Mobile App.

https://www.plotaroute.com/mobileapp


TRAIL RATING | TERRAIN


 

AID STATIONS

Please note that this is a CUPLESS event, so make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel the day of! 

Full Aid Station will be supplied with typical eats for this level of race: GU, Blocks, soda, some salty, sweet, and chewy snacks at the Half Marathon, 10K, 15k, 5K aid stations. The 50K aid stations will have turkey/ham wraps, avocados, fruit, and other heavier "snacks". We will of course have water and some electrolyte replenishment. If you have dietary or allergy restrictions please make sure that you are prepared with your own snacks as needed.

**Please note that each aid station has approximate mileage based on mapping programs, and may differ a bit from each person's watch, app, or other tracking devices. 

RACE START TIMES

PLEASE arrive no later than ONE hour before your race start time if you are doing same day race bib and packet pick up. If you have picked up your packet already, and only need to check-in, please show up no later than 15 minutes before your race start time. 

You MUST check in prior to racing if you have previously picked up your packet, if you do not, it is not guaranteed that you will be recorded in the results. 

*THIS IS A CHIP TIMED EVENT

SATURDAY APRIL 27TH, 2024

 

[ PACKET PICK UP BEGINS ]
 Time 5:30am CDT


[ PRE-RACE START 6:55AM ]

Half Marathon/Relay Start Time 7:00am CDT

[ PRE-RACE START 7:25AM ]
15k Start Time 7:30am CDT

[ PRE-RACE START 7:55AM ]
10k Mile Start Time 8:00am CDT
[ PRE-RACE START 8:25AM ]
5k Mile Start Time 8:30am CDT

Little Bluffs Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run 9:00am CDT
[ AWARD/RAFFLE CEREMONY 11:30am CDT]

[ COURSE CLOSES 1:00pm CDT ]

 

If you are late to the start line, typically most races would not allow you to start, but as long as you understand that you still have to meet all the same cut-off times, and that your time will be reflected as the same start time as all the other runners, you will be allowed to start. There will be no adjustments to your cutoff times, or finisher times. 

PACKET PICK UP

OPTION #1: Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Friday 4/26/24 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Start/Finish (Bluff Top Pavilion) Echo Bluff State Park

OPTION #2: Race Day Packet Pick Up:  Will be available. Early Check in begins at 5:30 am. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your start time to check in. You will receive your bib, finisher shirt, race swag.

​*If you pick up your packet prior to race day, you must still check in at the starting table to ensure that we know that you are on the course that day. 

 

FINISH LINE EXPERIENCE

RELAX

Kick back at our private Pavilion and Elevated Camp with a cold beverage from Best Day Brewing , Yerba Mate, BBQ, and games.

RECOVER

Recover right with post race Ice Bath from Peak N, Massage Recovery Tools, Recovery boots from Relax Air.

 ENJOY

Live Results, Music, friends new and old.

 

RELAX | RECOVER | ENJOY

Enjoy post race beverages by our Series Partners, Food Truck, Games, Music, and Community in our ELEVATED CAMP

AWARDS

AWARDS

HANDCRAFTED WOODEN AWARDS by Elevation Culture

HALF MARATHON | 15K | 10K | 5K

1st-3rd Male/Female

AGE GROUP AWARDS

1st-3rd Male/Female

0-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60 +

VOLUNTEER

Can't join us to RUN this year? Please consider giving back to our amazing community of runners, friends, and athletes.

Join our EC RACE CREW: Paid Key Positions ($20.00 hr) Include:

Lead Volunteer Coordinator | Aid Station Captains | Course Sweepers | Merch Tent | Medical Lead

VOLUNTEERS receive amazing PERKS for giving back:

FREE RACE ENTRY to our Elevation Culture Race Series, Sponsor Swag and Discounts: 

ELEVATION CULTURE RACE SERIES

The Bluffs Trail Runs is part of the Elevation Culture Race Series presented by Elevation Culture

Check out their full series of events across the USA

Visit our Website for a truly Elevated Experience: https://www.elevationculture.com/

 

RACE WEBSITE

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
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https://www.instagram.com/elevationculture/

 

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Additional Race Information available such as interactive course maps, downloadable gpx files & etc. can be found at:

https://www.elevationculture.com/bluffstrailruns

RACE STORE

Come SHOP with us for gear both before and after the race: https://www.elevationculture.com/shop

RACE DAY PHOTOS

*2023 RACE DAY PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED HERE

PROVIDED BY: John Kelly Photos

HERE


FAQ

CAN I DROP DOWN A DISTANCE? Yes, you can drop down in distance the weeks leading up to race day and at race registration the morning of the race. 

WHEN WILL INFORMATION ABOUT THE RACE BE SENT OUT? Race Day information will be sent out the Friday before race week or 10 days from race day. View, our website for all course related information.

CAN I BUY/SWAP BIBS WITH A FRIEND? You, can only swap a bib if you contact the Event Director.

ARE THERE REFUNDS? No, there are no refunds. Please refer to our Refund/Deferral Policies on our website.

IS THIS A CUP LESS RACE? Yes, cups will not be provided at this sustainably conscious event.

ARE THERE DROP BAGS? No, drop bags are not allowed at aid stations.

ARE THERE BATHROOMS ON COURSE? We provide Port-a-Toilets at the Start Finish ONLY.

ARE THERE AWARDS? Yes, awards will be giving out to the top 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female runners in the  Half Marathon | 15k | 10k | 5k. Age Group awards for 1st-3rd in each age category.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED? No, Pets are allowed at this event.

ARE PACERS ALLOWED? No, pacers are not allowed at this event. You may be disqualified from the race if this is observed by are race staff.

CAN I SIGN UP ON RACE DAY? Yes, there will be day of registration. We except cash, credit, and debit. (no checks) * You are not guaranteed a shirt/medal.

WHEN WILL RESULTS BE POSTED? Our timing company will have live results to view. Official results will be available 2-4 days post race.

WHEN WILL PHOTOS BE POSTED? Race Day photos will be available for purchase 5-10 days post race.

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