Two runners nearing Sutton Bluff
Mark Twain National Forest



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Registration for the 2016 Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run is OPEN.


Click here to register at www.RunRace.net



 TRAIL MARKING CHANGE IN 2016 - FIXED OZARK TRAIL MARKERS ONLY - All but the last one mile of the Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run is on the Ozark Trail, which is a very well marked trail with fixed Ozark Trail (OT) markers (see sample below).  ALL PARTICIPANTS in this event are responsible with familiarizing themselves with the fixed OT markers and being able to navigate the entire distance of the Ozark Trail 100 by following the fixed markers.  The vast majority of the markers include a one inch square of highly reflective material (diamond grade conspicuity tape) in the bottom left hand corner to assist in navigating the trail at night.  By signing up for this event, you agree that you are assuming all responsibility for being able to follow the Ozark Trail from the start to the finish (the finish being at Bass River Resort) relying solely on the fixed OT markers.  The final mile of the run is on the grounds of Bass River Resort, where participants will leave the Ozark Trail and follow temporary markers (ribbons, flags, and/or signs) which will be discussed at the mandatory pre-race meeting the evening before the event.

Fixed Ozark Trail Markers

 NEW FOR 2016 - POSSIBLY A TRAINING RUN WEEKEND - Pending the issuance of a permit by the USDA Forest Service, we are considering the possibility of a training weekend on the Ozark Trail.  The plan is to include 3 days of running and cover most of the night sections of the course, starting at either the Brooks Creek Aid station or the Highway DD Aid Station and ending at Bass River Resort.  Limited aid (most likely water and HEED only) will be provided at the locations of each of the designated aid stations.  Other than water and HEED, each participant will be required to carry their own nutritional needs for each day.  We are tentatively planning to have runners drive to the end point for each day, at which point transportation will be provided by bus or van to the starting point for the day.  This will allow everyone to drive back to Bass River Resort, or wherever they choose for lodging, as soon as they complete their run for the day.  Runners who plan to run a similar pace may want to carpool to the finish point for the day in the morning if they think they will be finishing around the same time.  It is anticipated that there will be a nominal charge somewhere around $25 per person per day to cover transportation to the start, fluid along the course, permit fee, etc.  We anticipate possible dates for such event to be Labor Day weekend (September 3, 4, & 5, 2016).  More details will follow.  If you believe you would be interested in attending such a training weekend, please e-mail us at ozarktrail100@aol.com to let us know of your interest as soon as possible.  Also let us know if you would be interested in an evening meal of some sort to be included on Saturday and Sunday evenings at Bass River Resort.  In the event little or no interest is shown for such an event, we will probably not proceed with planning it.
 The tentative training weekend plan:
Day 1:  Brooks Creek to Hwy DD to Martin Road to Hazel Creek - 25.4 miles
Day 2:  Hazel Creek to Pigeon Roost Road to Berryman Campground - 13.2 miles
Day 3:  Berryman Campground to Billy's Branch to Henpeck Hollow to Bass River Resort - 22.3 miles
[This is subject to change] 



A Yahoo Group is available for anyone wanting to chat with other runners about the race, preparation, training, etc.  This is also a good contact point for anyone looking for a pacer or for anyone who would like to pace a runner and is looking for someone to pace.  To sign up for the Yahoo Group, click the link below.

Click here for Yahoo Group Registration


The Ozark Trail 100 is also on Facebook, for those of you who would like to keep in touch in that manner.


The Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run is a point-to-point 101 mile ultramarathon on the Ozark Trail through the Mark Twain National Forest in south central Missouri.  The race is mostly on single track trail with several water crossings and approximately 12,000 to 15,000 feet of elevation gain. The trail surface varies from smooth dirt trail to moderately technical trail with lots of leaves covering the trail.  The date for this event is Saturday, November 5th, 2016.
The early registration fee for this event is $175 before May 31, 2016, at which time late entry fees go into effect as set forth on the race registration website www.RunRace.net (click on the link above to register for the race).  Your registration fee includes one ticket to the pre-race dinner and a long sleeved shirt. The registration fee is non-refundable.  Entries are non-transferable.  If you notify us prior to October 1, 2016 that you would like to roll your entry to the 2017 Ozark Trail 100, you will be allowed to do so for a $75 fee (this fee will allow you to register for the 2017 Ozark Trail 100 during the first 30 days that registration for that event is open).  Please do not ask for refunds or transfers (you will not receive a response to such requests).  Rolled entries will not be allowed for requests made after October 1, 2016.  
General Information
Missouri weather in November can be unpredictable. The average high temperature for November is 56 degrees and the average low is 30 degrees, but wide variances can occur.  (Average temperatures for November 5 are High of 62 degrees and Low of 33 degrees.)  It is entirely possible to have rain, hail, sleet, snow, or ice this time of year. Be prepared for cold and possibly wet weather.  Please carry proper clothing with you and have additional clothing in drop bags.  Don’t be caught unprepared for inclement weather!  Sunrise on November 5, 2016 is 7:35 am; sunset on November 5, 2016 is 6:03 pm.   Flashlights are essential during the nighttime.  They will also be necessary at the start of the race for the first hour or more.  You can leave your flashlight in a box provided for flashlights at Grasshopper Hollow Aid station and they will be returned to the Finish Line Drop bag area for you to pick up or you may leave them in your drop bag (or with your crew) at Sutton Bluff aid station.
Race results will be posted as soon as possible after the race on this website and/or at www.runrace.net.  Please be patient to see the results posted on the website as it may be a few days before we are able to verify and post the final results.  

Race Location / Headquarters

The race headquarters and finish line will be located at the Bass River Resort.  Camping is available at Bass River Resort.  Cabins are also available at Bass River Resort.  Please contact Bass River Resort directly to make reservations.  Their website is www.bassresort.com.
The starting line is located at the intersection of CR 862 and FR 2309, just north of Highway 72 a few miles East of Route TT, which is 55 miles south of Bass River Resort by road (about a 1 1/2 hour drive).  Runners will be able to purchase a bus ticket at the time they enter the race in order to ride the bus to the start of the race.  Runners may also have crew drop them off at the start of the race.  Please note that no cars may be parked at the starting area after the start of the race, so plan to ride the bus or have your crew take you to the start. 
There is a $5 per vehicle parking fee at Bass River Resort.  If you plan to leave a car at Bass River Resort during the event, please register your vehicle at the Bass River Resort store in the lodge.  If you plan to camp or stay in a cabin at Bass River Resort, the parking pass is included with your lodging fees.

Pre-race Dinner
Pre-race dinner will be available on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Bass River Resort.  This will be a pasta dinner with an option for a vegetarian sauce.  One dinner will be included with each runner's entry fee.  Additional dinners may be purchased at the time of race registration for crew and guests.  If additional dinner tickets are not purchased at the time of registration, dinner tickets may also be purchased for $15 at packet pickup.
Mandatory Pre-race Briefing
There will be a mandatory pre-race briefing for all runners on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the lodge at Bass River Resort.  Important race rules, current trail conditions, last minute changes and other important information will be covered at this meeting. 

Directions to Bass River Resort:

From Kansas City, MO: Take I-70 east, to US 63 in Columbia.  Take US 63 south, to Jefferson City. Stay on US 63 and go through Westphalia, continue on US 63 to state Route 68 (which is just north of Vichy).  Go south on Route 68 to St. James.  In St. James, take I-44 east to Cuba (exit #208), then south on Route 19 to Steelville.  In Steelville, go through the 3 way stop, then continue east on Route 8 for approximately 10 miles to the BIG YELLOW ARROW, BASS RIVER RESORT sign on your left. Follow the blacktop for 1.4 miles to Bass River Resort, which will be on your left.
From St. Louis, MO: Take I-44 west to Cuba (exit #208), then south on Route 19 to Steelville.  In Steelville, go through the 3 way stop, then continue east on Route 8 for approximately 10 miles to the BIG YELLOW ARROW, BASS RIVER RESORT sign on your left. Follow the blacktop for 1.4 miles to Bass River Resort, which will be on your left.
Event Schedule

Friday November 4, 2016

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Packet pickup at Bass River Resort (There will be no packet pickup the morning of the race, so make plans to pick your packet up by 6:00 pm Friday.)

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Drop off Drop Bags at Bass River Resort (in designated area)

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Pre-race Dinner at Bass River Resort

6:00 pm

Runners and crew briefing at Bass River Resort - MANDATORY FOR ALL RUNNERS

Saturday November 5, 2016

3:00 to 3:25 am

Runners riding the shuttle to the start must check in at race headquarters prior to loading shuttle busses

3:15 am

Begin loading shuttle busses

3:30 am

Shuttle busses leave Bass River Resort for Starting line

5:00 to 5:45 am

Runners not riding Shuttle busses must check in at starting line

5:00 to 5:30 am

Shuttle busses expected to arrive at starting line

5:55 am

Final pre-race comments

6:00 am

Race Start!  (Prompt)

Sunday – November 6, 2016

2:00 pm DST (1:00 pm CST)  Please not the change to Standard time during the run)

The race ends at 2:00 pm DST (1:00 pm CST).  The race conclusion will be followed by an Awards Ceremony at approximately 2:15 pm DST (1:15 pm CST) The Awards Ceremony should conclude by 2:00 pm CST

Specific Information: Race Guidelines/Rules

Aid Stations:
l      There will be 13 aid stations on the course.  Aid stations will vary from 5.2 to 9.6 miles apart.  All aid stations will be manned (with the possible exception of Aid Stations 1 and 3, which may be unmanned with limited aid) and fully stocked with water, HEED sports drink, and a variety of food.   There will be hot food choices such as soup at night aid stations.   (See chart for locations and distances.)
l        The sports drink for the race will be HEED, which is being provided by our sponsor Hammer Nutrition.   If you prefer another sports drink or you have any other special dietary needs, please be sure to supply your drop bags with what you plan to consume during the race.
l        Aid stations will not provide Advil, Aspirin, or other pain relievers.  If you choose to take the risk of using these medications you must bring your own.
l        Aid stations will  not have blister kits:  If you are prone to blisters, make sure you carry what you need or have what you need in your drop bags to care for them. 

l        Plaques will be awarded to the first female and male, overall and masters finishers.
l        Belt buckles will be awarded to all sub-32 hour finishers.    

l        Other than the start on 3.5 miles of forest roads, the entire course is on the Ozark Trail within the Mark Twain National Forest, which is permanently marked with Ozark Trail markers (overlapping O and T).  There will be additional trail marking where needed for the race in the form of orange and silver striped ribbon, orange and silver striped ground flags in some locations, and a very few glow sticks entering and leaving aid stations.  There may be a few additional glow sticks placed at additional select locations on the course.  The ribbons and flags will be used primarily at tricky turns and areas where the fixed Ozark Trail markers are sparse.  There will be reflective marking attached to the ribbons used on the sections of trail that will be traversed at night on sections of the trail that do not have reflective fixed Ozark Trail markers.  

l        Runners’ crews are not allowed on the race course. 
l        Runners receiving aid from crews outside the designated crew access points are subject to disqualification and possibly being banned from future races.  (See Aid Station chart for designated crew access points.)  Please note that it is absolutely forbidden to receive aid at road crossings unless designated as a crew access aid station.  This may not only result in disqualification of the runner receiving aid, but in many instances would be very dangerous due to traffic on the roads.
l        Crews must PARK ON ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD ONLY at the crew access aid stations as directed by aid station personnel.  Please look for directions/signs indicating where to park when approaching aid stations.  If crews are asked to move a car by aid station or forest service personnel, they must do so immediately.  Please don’t make them ask to have a car moved!  The roads on which the aid stations are placed are for public access and local residents need to have access through these locations, so PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ROADS by parking or setting up chairs, etc. in the roadway.  SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:  At both Brooks Creek aid station and Henpeck Hollow aid station, no crew vehicles are allowed to drive past the aid station to turn around or to park.  This creates both a danger for the runners and unnecessary dust for the aid stations workers.  Crew vehicles must park on one side of the road only as directed by aid station personnel in order to avoid congestion.  There will be a designated "NO PARKING" zone located on the road next to the aid station.  It is the runner's responsibility to make sure your crew is aware of these rules.  Violation of these rules may result in disqualification of the runner being crewed by people violating the rules, so please make sure your crew is aware of these rules and abides by them.
l        Smoking is NOT allowed by crews or pacers within 300 feet of any aid station.
l        Crews must abide by the instructions of aid station personnel and race directors. 
l        Runners are responsible for their crews and may be disqualified from the race if their crews refuse to comply with the requests/instructions of aid station personnel or race directors.
l        Final crew directions will be available in the runner packets e-mailed to all entrants about one week prior to the race.  A few copies will be available at packet pick-up.  Please review these final crew directions and make sure your crew has a copy of the final crew directions.

Cut-off Times:
l        Each runner is allowed to set his or her own pace as long as he or she is out of the aid station by the cut-off time for that aid station.   See Aid Station chart for cut-off times.  In the event a runner does not leave an aid station by the stated cut-off time, the runner will be pulled from the race.  In the event a runner should choose to leave an aid station and return to the trail after being told by aid station personnel that they missed the cutoff and are being pulled from the race, the runner will be disqualified from the race and may be banned from future races.  

Drop Bags:
l        Drop bags must be left at the designated location at the Bass River Resort on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Some drop bags will be taken by aid station crews the evening before the race, therefore all drop bags MUST be delivered to the designated area no later than 7:00 pm Friday or they will not be available at the aid station.  You will NOT be allowed to leave drop bags at the starting area or at Bass River Resort the morning of the race.  All drop bags should be waterproof and sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of being transported to and from an aid station.  Make sure your drop bags are all placed in the location designated for the aid station where you want the drop bag to be available for your use.  You must have one drop bag for each aid station where you want a drop bag (they will not be transported between aid stations).  See Aid Station chart for designated drop bag locations.  Please limit drop bags to a manageable size and weight, being considerate of aid station personnel and the large number of drop bags they must transport to and from the aid stations.  A good rule of thumb is to try to limit your drop bags to a 1 1/2 gallon (breadbox sized) or smaller sized container unless it's absolutely necessary to use a larger container (such as for a change of shoes or extra warm clothing for night running).
l        You MUST place your NAME, BIB NUMBER, and AID STATION NAME on all drop bags.  If you mark a drop bag for an aid station that is not designated as a drop bag aid station, that drop bag will not be transported to an aid station.  

STARTING LINE GEAR:  Any clothing and/or gear that you need on the bus to the starting line, or while waiting for the race to start, may be left in a “Drop Bag” marked with your name and race number and the word “START” and it will be returned to the finish line with the Finish Line drop bags for you to pick up after the race. 

FINISH LINE DROP BAG:  You may leave a “Drop Bag” at the finish line at the designated area that will be available for you when you finish the race. 

PLEASE NOTE:  All drop bags MUST be picked up before leaving the race, even if you drop from the race at an aid station along the course.   It is the runner's responsibility to return to race headquarters after drop bags have been returned to the finish line to pick up their drop bags.  All drop bags will be returned to race headquarters no later than the start of the Awards Ceremony.  Please pick up all drop bags no later than 1 hour following the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony.  In the event you forget to pick your drop bags up within 1 hour after the Awards Ceremony, they may still be available until about 7:00 pm (possibly a little later), but may be consolidated by that time, requiring you to sort through all the drop bags to find yours in the event you have not picked them up by the designated time.  Drop bags from most aid stations will be returned to race headquarters several hours after the cutoff time for the aid station, however, if you do not want to wait for the Awards Ceremony to pick up your drop bags, you may need to drive to some aid stations to pick up your drop bags (in which event you may cross paths on the road with the aid station volunteers returning the drop bags, in which case you will need to pick up your drop bags at race headquarters - be aware that they may arrive there as late as 2:00 to 2:15 pm Sunday).   Drop bags which have been left behind will only be mailed to runners after receipt of payment in the amount of $50 plus shipping costs.  There is too much post race work to do to be bothered with mailing drop bags, so if you just can't remember to pick up your drop bags and want us to mail them to you, you will be required to make it worth our time to sort throught the gear, box up your drop bag, determine shipping costs, communicate with you about the process, and then drive to the post office or UPS (our choice) to mail your drop bags.  You may also make arrangements to pick up your drop bags in St. Joseph, Missouri no later that 30 days after the race.  30 days after the conclusion of the race, all remaining drop bag contents will be disposed of.   

l        Each runner is responsible for their own actions.  It is crucial that you are physically and mentally prepared for the stresses of the race.  We will utilize the local EMS services in case of a medical emergency.  Medical expenses incurred are the responsibility of the runner receiving medical assistance/services.  The remoteness of the trail and the distance between trail/road crossings will result in a substantial amount of time before medical personnel arrive to provide assistance.
l        It is important for runners to recognize the potential physical and mental stresses that may evolve from participation in this race.  These include, but are not limited to, extreme temperatures of heat and (more likely) cold, hypothermia, dehydration, hyponatremia, renal failure, seizures, hypoglycemia, disorientation, total mental and physical exhaustion, etc.  Each participant must continuously monitor himself/herself and understand their limitations.  Remember that YOU, the runner, are responsible for your own well being during the race.  

l        Runners may have a pacer beginning at the Brooks Creek Aid Station.
l        Runners 60 years and older may have a pacer from the start, but must notify the race director no later than 6:00 pm on Friday November 6, 2015 of their intention to use a pacer for the entire race (or for any portion of the race prior to Brooks Creek Aid Station).
l        Runners are allowed to have only one pacer at a time.  The only exception to this rule is that runners are allowed to have as many pacers as they would like from the point where they cross the Courtois Creek, just after entering the Bass River Resort, to the finish line.  ANY RUNNER WHO HAS MORE THAN ONE PACER AT A TIME PRIOR TO CROSSING THE COURTOIS CREEK AT BASS RIVER RESORT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE RACE.
l        No bicycle or equestrian pacing is allowed anywhere on the course.
l        Pacers and vehicle/pacer shuttle services are not provided by the race organization.   

Additional race rules:
l        All runners must wear assigned race numbers.  It is the runner’s responsibility to ensure his/her race number is recorded at all aid stations both when the runner checks in and when the runner checks out.  If your race number is not recorded at an aid station, you may be disqualified for not completing the entire course.  Note that there are two aid stations that require a short out-and-back off the main trail.  These are the Highway DD Aid Station (a left turn off the main trail) and the Berryman Campground Aid Station (a right turn off the main trail).  You MUST enter both aid stations and have your number recorded or you will be disqualified from the race.
l        At no time may a runner ride in or on a vehicle of any kind.  Violators will be disqualified.  If you get off the course, you must return by foot to the point at which you left the trail.
l        Please do not litter on the course.  Violators will be subject to disqualification.
l        If you drop out of the race, make sure that the aid station captain at an aid station is notified and give the AID STATION CAPTAIN the pull-tab off your race bib. Failure to do this could result in search and rescue, which will be at runner’s expense.  Please be aware that if you do not drop at Sutton Bluff, Brooks Creek, Highway DD, Hazel Creek, or Berryman Campground, you could be waiting a long time for transportation back to Race Headquarters.  These 5 aid stations will be the primary aid stations serviced by the shuttle picking up dropped runners.  The shuttle will only pick runners up at the more remote aid stations as time allows, so expect a long wait at those locations (possibly until the aid station shuts down after the cutoff). 

l        In the event Search and Rescue is called to search for a runner, the runner will be responsible for all costs associated with such search; therefore, it is very important that you notify an aid station captain if you find it necessary to drop from the race in order to avoid the unnecessary dispatch of Search and Rescue teams to look for you in the Forest when you are back safe and sound in your cabin, tent, or hotel!  
 (The mileages and cutoff times below are approximate and have not been finalized for the 2016 event)

 Aid Station Information/Mileage Chart (all distances are approximate)

Aid StationMiles into raceSegment DistanceCrew AccessDrop BagsPacer

Cut-off Time*

Grasshopper Hollow4.6
Sutton Bluff14.09.4YESYES-RECOMMENDED  10:15 am*
Stillwell Hollow19.35.3---


Johnson Hollow24.65.3---

1:00 pm

Gunstock Hollow31.36.7-YES-2:45 pm
Brooks Creek40.08.7YESYESYES5:00 pm
Highway DD47.27.2-YES-7:30 pm
Martin Road55.88.6---10:30 pm
Hazel Creek65.49.6YESYESYES2:15 am DST
Pigeon Roost73.37.9---4:45 am DST
Berryman Campground78.6
Billy’s Branch87.1
8.5---9:45 am DST
Henpeck Hollow94.47.3YESYESYES11:45 am DST
Finish – Bass RR100.96.5YESYES-2:00 pm DST

* The first two cutoff times listed are recommended only.  Runners will not be cut for leaving Sutton Bluff and Stillwell Hollow aid stations after the time listed.  However, if you leave either of these two aid stations after the recommended time, you should consider picking up your pace accordingly or you will be in jeopardy of missing the cutoff and being pulled from the race at Johnson Hollow.  If you are significantly behind the recommended cutoff at either of these two aid stations and have no hope of making it to Johnson Hollow aid station prior to the cutoff, the race directors reserve the right to pull you from the race. Such a decision to pull a runner at either Sutton Bluff or Stillwell Hollow for this reason will not be considered as long as the runner leaves these aid stations within 45 minutes of the recommended times.



                       GPS coordinates for Crew Access Aid Stations 


GPS Coordinates




CR 862 & FR 2309

37.42107°N, 91.07265°W



37.47704°N, 91.00692°W



37.66614°N, 91.02912°W



37.83825°N, 91.01626°W



37.92978°N, 91.06344°W



37.98147°N, 91.10865°W



37.99305°N, 91.17521°W


Crew Directions 
                Leaving BRR, turn right on Butts road and go 1.8 miles to Route 8.
                Turn left Route 8 and go 5.5 miles to Route Y.
                Turn right on Route Y and go 18.2 miles to Route 49 (at Viburnum)
                Turn left on Route 49 and go 4.8 miles to Route 32.
                Turn right on Route 32 and go 2.3 miles to Route KK.
                Turn left on Route KK and go 15.1 miles to Route TT.
                Turn left on Route TT and go 3.8 miles to Route 72.
                Turn left on Route 72 and go 2.5 miles to County Road 862.
                Turn left on County Road 862 and go north 1.2 miles.  The starting line is on your right at the intersection with FR 2309.
 Crew will be allowed to park on the right (East) side of this road only from the time they drop off their runner until after the start of the race.  No cars are allowed to park at this location during the duration of the race.  Park on the right side of the road only PRIOR to the starting line (south of FR 2309).  Once the race starts, you may turn you car around and leave within the first 20 minutes after the start of the race.  The first 2.8 miles of the race are an out-and-back, at which point the runners will turn south on CR 862, where cars are parked, for the next 1/2 mile.  For the safety of the runners, any cars still parked on this road when the first runner starts south on this road will be held until all runners complete this road section.

Crew Directions From Start Line to Crew Access Points:

Start to Sutton Bluff AS (14.0 Miles)
l        Drive south to Route 72 - Turn Right onto Route 72 to Route TT – 2.5 miles
l        Turn Right onto Route TT to CR 849 – 3.2 miles
l        Turn Right onto CR 849 to Sutton Bluff Campground – 7.0 miles – 14.0 total miles
l        Park at signs before Sutton Bluff Campground.  (Do NOT park past the trailhead, which is on the right side of the road just before the river crossing.)  Walk on the road across the river to the aid station. 

Sutton Bluff Campground AS to Brooks Creek AS (40.0 Miles)
l        CR 849 to CR 907 – 2.6 miles
l        Turn Right onto CR 907 to Route 21 – 7.0 miles
l        Turn Left onto Route 21 to Route 49 – 3.0 miles
l        Turn Left onto Route 49 to Route 32 – 19.3 miles
l        Turn Right onto Route 32 to CR73 – 1.6 miles
l        Turn Right onto CR73 to Trailhead – 0.6 miles  -  37.9 total miles 

Brooks Creek
AS to Hazel Creek Campground AS (65.4 Miles)
l        CR 73 to Route 32 - .6 miles  
l        Turn Right onto Route 32 to Route DD – 3.6 miles
l        Turn Left onto Route DD to Route C – 9.9 miles
l        Turn Left onto Route C to Route Z (657) – 3.8 miles
l        Turn Right onto Route Z to 2392 – 3.1 miles
l        Turn Left onto 2392 to Hazel Creek Campground - .2 miles (slow down when approaching the aid station to avoid dusting the aid station volunteers and runners!)  -  21.2 total miles 

Creek Campground AS to Berryman Campground AS (78.6 Miles)
l        From Hazel Creek Campground on 2392 to 657-Route Z - .2 miles
l        Turn Left onto 657-Route Z to Route Y – 5.5 miles
l        Turn Right onto Route Y to Route 8 – 7.9 miles
l        Right onto Route 8 to 2266 (At Berryman Sign) – 3.9 miles
l        Turn Left onto 2266 to Berryman Campground – 1.2 miles
l        Turn Left into Berryman Campground – 18.7 total miles 

Berryman Campground AS to Finish at Bass
 River Resort
l        Turn Right onto 2266 to Route 8 – 1.2 miles
l        Turn Right onto Route 8 to Butts Rd (BRR Sign) – 13.4 miles
l        Turn Right onto Butts Rd to Bass' River Resort – 1.8 miles – 16.4 total miles 
If you plan to meet your runner at Henpeck Hollow Aid Station, please drive back to Bass River Resort and approach Henpeck Hollow Aid Station from the West.  If you use a GPS and approach Henpeck Hollow Aid Station directly from Berryman Campground, it would require driving through Henpeck Hollow aid station (which is set up on the road) where runners are crossing the road and stiring up dust for the runners and the aid station volunteers.  So, do NOT drive directly to Henpeck Hollow from Berryman Campground Aid Station.  Instead, approach it through Bass River Resort.

Bass River Resort to Henpeck Hollow AS (94.4 Miles)
l        From Bass River Resort continue southeast on Butts Rd (left out of the BRR parking lot) to FR2265 - .8 mile
l        Straight (right) on FR 2265 to Henpeck Hollow AS – 3.2 mi. – 4.0 total miles
         Do NOT drive through the aid station.  Park on the West side of the aid station.

PLEASE drive slowly on this road to avoid creating dust for runners who may be on the last half mile of the road and also SLOW DOWN when approaching the aid station to avoid dusting the aid station volunteers and runners!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ozarktrail100@aol.com .

2015 Ozark Trail 100 Finishers (Final)

1TommyDoias19:51:18M44MO 1st Overall Male
2AdamSchwartz-Lowe20:15:19M42MN 1st Masters Male
16ShaliniKovach26:55:57F39MO 1st Overall Female
27SusanDonnelly28:36:14F52TN 1st Masters Female
53LeonardMartin31:53:50M62TN Last Mule in the Barn


Place Name                      Sex Age State/Country Time         Awards
1       Kyle Curtin              M    27   Tn                 17:44:37* 1st Overall Male (New Course Record)
2       Gabe Wishnie          M    32   WA                18:55:45
3       Brandt Ketterer       M    30   CO                 19:51:51
4       Tommy Doias          M    43   MO                20:16:26   1st Masters Male
5       Kyle Gibbs              M    36   MO                 21:50:53
6       Darin Schneidewind M    45   Ks                  22:11:32
7       Douglas Ambler       M    44   MO                23:39:48
8       Anthony Lounsbery  M    36   OK                 24:05:40
9       Ed Thomas              M    55   SD                 24:37:00
10     John Pollihan           M    33   Mo                 24:48:01
11     Adam Rood             M    34   NE                 25:10:42
12     David Walch            M    36   MO                25:55:27
13     Wendy Lilly              F    41   IL                  27:07:38   1st Overall Female
14     Spencer Swearingen M    36   IL                 27:59:12
15     Chad Wooderson      M    39   MO               28:01:51
16     B. J. Wiedman         M    43   IL                  28:09:35
17     Rob Owens              M    37   NE                28:23:59
18     Michael Gallagher     M    56   IL                 28:25:13
19     Scott Poling             M    47   IL                 28:34:54
20     John Goble              M    43   MO                28:40:26
21     Collin Hayes            M    21   MI                 28:54:07
22     Tomoyuki ONISHI    M    44   JAPAN            28:56:33
23     Mindy Slovinsky       F     43   Me                29:04:23   1st Masters Female
24     Luke Schmidt          M    33   WI                 29:08:47
25     Mike Bland              M    43   KS                 29:13:45
26     Kelly Wilson            F     46   VT                 29:24:17
27     Ben Rustemeyer      M    36   MO                29:28:28
28     James Peterson       M    45   TN                 29:40:10
29     Amber Rustemeyer  F     31   MO                30:05:45
30     Matthew Beeson      M    40   MO                30:26:15
31     Nelson Snyder         M    43   Or                 30:46:05
32     Duke Moseley          M    45   AZ                30:46:37
33     Gary Davis              M    51   IA                 31:15:35
34     Jess Pendleton         F    37   Ia                  31:16:08
35     Annie]Lori Jobe        F    34   IA                 31:21:33    Last Mule in the Barn Award
36     Jay Kornder             M    52   IA                 32:08:1
* Overall Male Course Record
61 Starters
59% finishers rate

November 2, 2013 Ozark Trail 100 Results


TimeFirst NameLast NameSexAgeStateCountryAwards
120:38:21TommyDoiasM42MO 1st Overall Male
321:40:37DarinSchneidewindM44KS 1st Masters Male
723:01:23MindyCoolmanF32IA 1st Overall Female*
1023:55:22PenbinChenM35 CHINA 
1928:43:14SusanDonnellyF50TN 1st Masters Female**
 29:52:22B. J.WiedmanM42IL  
3831:52:00MicheleWeaverF45KS  Last Mule in the Barn Award
* Overall Female Course Record
** Five time Masters Female Champion     




1PierreDerangeM44 France18:33:341st place overall male**
2TommyDoiasM41MO 20:07:471st place masters male
3KyleGibbsM34MO 20:19:16 
4TravisLilesM34IL 22:17:53 
5JaredFetterolfM23TX 22:48:25 
6AaronNormanM31MO 23:00:55 
7Travis EsterbyM33TN 23:30:36 
8DavidWalchM34MO 23:43:24 
9JohnStorkampM33MN 23:53:00 
10KatieDeSplinterF29CA 25:10:121st place overall female*
11LarryVernonM48MO 25:10:18 
12EricSkocajM27IL 27:18:14 
13MikeWolkowiczM26IL 27:19:45 
14JakeMilliganM29IL 27:19:51 
15Kristina TudorF26MO 27:23:00 
16ShawnKrauseM33MD 27:23:58 
18DylanHammonsM40KY 27:55:28 
19KyleCurtinM25TN 28:02:57 
20AnthonyLounsberyM34OK 28:21:59 
21ThomasGounleyM22MO 28:23:09 
22AmandaJermanF33MO 28:23:52 
23WillieRobersonM40Tn 28:25:14 
24Chad WoodersonM37MO 28:25:36 
25SusanDonnellyF49TN 28:26:451st place masters female***
26BradBishopM27CO 28:40:00 
27JoshAllenM37MO 29:04:50 
28MikeMckellipsM47MO 29:13:14 
29Ed WalchM37MO 29:36:17 
30TimMartinM46MI 29:48:38 
31HughLevauxM47CA 29:51:15 
32JoshuaFloydM35CA 29:52:37 
33TonyCesarioM48IL 30:01:56 
34Joseph DerryM24KY 30:41:00 
35Paul MarkBallesterosM25MO 30:42:36 
36JasonHusvethM41MN 30:47:00 
37MariaBartonF47MN 31:23:00 
38RebekahEppsF29MO 31:24:44 
39StevenPetersenM58OR 31:26:04 
40BarryWickwareM33IN 31:34:42 
41RyanPiggM32MO 31:38:00 
42JerryFrostM57MO 31:39:57 
43Daryl SaariM49MN 31:45:55 
44LynnSaariF47MN 31:47:52 
45SuzanneKenyonF46MO 31:48:09 
46KevinBradshawM43IA 31:51:42Last Mule in Barn Award
** Overall and Masters Male Course Records
* Overall Female Course Record
*** Four time Masters Female Champion    



By Chris Wristen

STEELVILLE, MO. — The European Alps are his training grounds, and many of the world’s top ultra marathons are close to home, but for Pierre Deragne of Lyon, France, the only option for his first 100-mile race was located about 4,000 miles away in the middle of the United States.

A TRACKER Boats salesman, Deragne made numerous business trips to one of the company’s major hubs in Springfield, Missouri, in recent years and fell in love with the nearby trails.  “I started to run there a lot and really enjoyed it,” said Deragne, whose previous longest race had been 50 miles. “And when I chose my first 100-miler I just thought ‘this must be the one!’”

Pursuing his passion to the trails of the Mark Twain National Forest in southeast Missouri proved to be destiny for Deragne. Not only did he complete the 103.1-mile course, but he did it in record time by navigating the winding bluffs, hollows and leaf-covered rocks and roots in 18:33:34 to break Jeff Browning’s record of 18:38:59 from 2009.

For Deragne, the victory capped a day where he established his position in the top three early, pushed the pace to cover as much ground as possible by daylight, and then weathered a few lows as he ventured into territory where he’d never pushed his body before.  “I had good fun,” Deragne said of his race experience. “I had a very bad moment from mile 50 to 60, and then up until mile 80 or 81 I was fine. The last 20 were tough.”

Deragne also had to overcome what was on track to be a record-setting day by Nick Lewis. The leader from the start, Lewis opened up a half-hour lead by Highway DD at Mile 50.6. Shortly after leaving the aid station, however, Lewis stepped on a rock hidden by leaves and injured his left foot. He pushed on for nearly 40 more miles before dropping from the race. Deragne took the lead at mile 68 and never looked back.

Other top performances came from runner-up Tommy Doias who became a four-time Ozark Trail finisher in 20:07:47; defending champion Kyle Gibbs who placed third in 20:19:16; Travis Liles who finished fourth in 22:17:53; and Jared Fetterolf who placed fifth in 22:48:25 just three weeks after winning the Heartland 100.

While Deragne’s record-setting performance came on his first try at 100 miles, Katie DeSplinter had her own record-setting effort in a race that was all about redemption. The Los Angeles resident and native of St. Charles, Missouri, came to the Ozark Trail 100 in 2010, but dropped after 68 miles. She went on to finish other 100-milers – including Western States this year – but the DNF at Ozark Trail stuck with her.

“It’s the first time in any race, including high school cross country and track and anything else, that I haven’t finished,” she said. “That really bothered me.”  A motivated DeSplinter made amends with a wire-to-wire victory as she placed 10th overall and set a women’s course record of 25:10:12.  “I cramped more in the last 20 miles than I ever have in a race, but for 80 miles I was completely enjoying myself,” she said. “I just wanted to finish, and since that (course record) happened too, that’s an added bonus,” she said. “

Kristina Tudor took second-place women’s honors by finishing her first 100-miler in 27:23:00. Amanda Jerman was the third-place female in 28:23:52.

Susan Donnelly also turned in a notable performance as the Tennessee resident claimed first-place masters female honors for the fourth straight year with her time of 28:26:45. Donnelly’s strong showing came just one week after finishing the Javelina Jundred.





1124KyleGibbsM33MO19:51:181st Overall Male
2127DarinSchneidewindM42KS20:25:171st Male Masters*
9148CatherineToddF33Dubai26:13:051st Overall Female
10176SusanDonnellyF48TN26:21:241st Female Masters*
19131AnneVer HoefF51AK28:24:35 
20156Chad WoodersonM36MO28:31:52 
31173Coleen VoeksF38KS30:30:41 
41107KurtMungenast M43MO31:26:34 
42161Frank DietikerM38MO31:51:31Last Mule in the Barn award
83 official starters
* New Masters Record      

November 6, 2010

119:32:5850BenCreehanM34MO 1st Overall Male
2 20:52:5429KyleGibbsM32MO 
724:50:1121Dave WalchM32MO 
826:27:4738ScottEppelmanM44TX1st Overall Masters Male
1228:16:5582MonaRobbinsF40IA1st Overall Female
1528:28:2822SusanDonnellyF47TN1st Overall Masters Female
1728:44:2842Paul WilkersonM34IL 
2729:57:5072Kevin BradshawM41IA 
3731:39:2085RobAppleM49TNLast Mule in the Barn Award 



Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run 2009
NameAge SexState Time
1Browning, Jeff38MOR18:38:59
2Creehan, Ben33MMO22:59:18
3Adams, Michael39MTX23:23:22
4Wakefield, David35MKS23:45:00
5Melcher, Ryne30MBC23:45:00
6Gibbs, Kyle31MMO24:12:57
7Furman, Rachel26FIL25:28:21
8Doias, Tommy38MMO25:39:01
9Alaimo, Ian32MMO26:22:29
10Vogler, PoDog43MAR26:50:04
11Erhardt, Ellen38FIL27:29:32
12Aradi, Jennifer34FIL27:49:08
13Kuhn, Brian36MIL27:55:32
14Barron, Claude23MVA28:08:20
15Catalano, Andrew22MNJ28:08:20
16Coleman, Jason32MMO28:09:22
17Gallup, Kent38MNC28:10:47
18Bishop, Brad24MMO28:44:53
19Wynne, Jamie35MMO28:54:56
20Humphrey, Dale50MMN28:55:30
21Yue, Mun Sang36MSingapore29:03:41
22Sona, Jeff46MMO29:14:43
23Walch. David31MMO29:51:15
24Swistun, Kazimierz57M IL30:03:19
25Donnelly. Susan46FTN30:19:04
26Apple, Rob48MTN30:19:05
27Benjamin, Allan53MNE30:22:19
28Wells, Jeff51MMO30:22:19
29Turner, Paul46MAR30:22:20
30Scarbrough, Jeremy33MCA30:27:52
31Simpson-Hall, Beth51FWI30:31:33
32Drey, Dennis58MNM30:32:04
33Taylor, John47MMN30:32:05
34Lopez, Casey33MWI30:32:05
35Smith, Mike51MIN30:32:06
36Blewett, Earl45MOK30:32:39
37Gafford, Frank41MPA30:41:48
38McKellips, Michael44MMO30:42:09
39Melanson, Adam27MGA30:43:37
40Ulm, Rob33MIL30:46:59
41Saari, Lynn44FMN30:47:51
42Saari, Daryl46MMN30:53:07
43Henry, Gary53MKS30:53:35
44Clark, Benjamin19MND30:55:59
45Murdick, Greg33MMO30:58:45
46Foster, Jen37FAR31:10:24
47Durbin, Steve54MKY31:12:58
48Bierman, Tony54MIL31:12:58
49Mattson, Michael51MIL31:14:02
50Davidson, Randy56MAR31:19:46
51Samuelson, Mike44MTN31:21:32
52Ramirez, Gerardo37MTX31:31:51
53Bradshaw, Kevin40MIA31:31:51
54Dougherty, Lee59MIL31:35:49
55Fossier, Dan41MIL31:43:13
56Robinson, Maurice67MAR31:53:35