The Bluffs Trail Runs

Sat April 29, 2023 Eminence, MO 65466 US Directions
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The Bluffs 32k

$80 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm CST

The Bluffs 10k

$60 7:30AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm CST

The Bluffs 5k

$40 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
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 32K | 10K | 5K


The inaugural 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. Choose from The Bluffs 32k (20 miles) 10k (6.2 miles) or our 5k (3.1 miles)

The Bluffs 32K is a beautiful courses taking you through Echo Bluffs State Park through Current River State park and back to the finish. This 20 mile 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.

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

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

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

FINISHER

All FINISHER'S of the 32K | 10K | 5K will receive a custom super soft tri-blend shirt (unisex) a handcrafted wooden medal all designed

by ELEVATION CULTURE.

* LAST DAY to register to guarantee a FINISHER SHIRT/MEDAL is April 10th, 2023.

* AWARDS are handed out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male/Female in each distance. NO Award ceremony, all awards will be handed out at the Finish Line.

** We will not mail any shirts, medals, or awards post race.

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

IGNITE FITNESS AND PERFORMANCE

FINISH LINE EXPERIENCE

RELAX | RECOVER | ENJOY

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

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: 

RACE WEBSITE

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
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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

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 START TIMES

RACE DISTANCE 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. 

SATURDAY APRIL 29TH, 2023
*THIS IS A TIMED EVENT
[ PACKET PICK UP BEGINS ]
 Time 5:30am CDT
[ PRE-RACE START 8:20AM ]
32K Start Time: 7:00am CDT
[ PRE-RACE START 8:55AM ]
10K Start Time: 7:30am CDT
[ PRE-RACE START 9:25AM ]
5K Start Time: 8:00am 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. 

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

PACKET PICK UP

PACKET PICK UP OPTIONS

OPTION #1: Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: TBD

* WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RUNNING STORE BY PICKING UP YOUR PACKET.

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. 

**There will be no parking, or stopping/waiting at the start line to pick up your packet, please proceed to the parking area, and then walk over to retrieve your items.

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

*We strongly encourage you to study, print, or download the course maps to your phone to ensure a great run experience.

TRAIL RATING | TERRAIN

 

RACE DAY PARKING

RACE DAY PARKING
SATURDAY 4.29.23

*Please consider CARPOOLING to the event to help reduce our carbon footprint.

** LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND SECURE ALL PERSONAL BELONGINGS THIS IS PUBLIC PARKING

There are 3 primary parking locations for the The Bluffs Trail Runs.

32k Runners should park in Parking Lot A at The Bluff Top Pavilion Parking area.

10k and 5k Runners should park in Parking Lot B or C depending on your start times.

*There is a $5.00 Park Entry Fee for entering the State Park all proceeds go to maintaining the State Park.

*ATTENTION: To make parking easier for everyone, we ask that you please carpool if possible. It will make your lives easier, our lives easier, and it’s just better for the planet which means greener trails for everyone!

RACE WEBSITE

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

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 32K, 10K, 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 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: TBD

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. 

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 32k | 10k | 5k. There will be NO award ceremony.

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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