|Two runners nearing Sutton Bluff
|Mark Twain National Forest
Website last updated December
Registration for the 2013 Ozark Trail 100 Mile
Endurance Run is open. To register, click the link for RunRace.net below. The
entry limit is 200 runners.
Click here to register at www.RunRace.net
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 Mile Endurance Run is
a point-to-point 100 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 2nd,
The early registration fee for this event is $150 before May 1, 2013, 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). The regsitration fee is non-refundable. Entries are non-transferable and may not be rolled to future
years. Please do not ask for refunds, transfers, or rolled entries.
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 2 are High – 62 degrees and Low - 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 2 is 7:32 am; sunset on November 2
is 6:06 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 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.
starting line is located at the trailhead for the Ozark Trail at the intersection of Highway
72 and Route P, 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.
Pre-race dinner will be available
on Friday, November 1, 2013 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 registrtation for crews and guests. If additional dinner tickets are not purchased at the time of
registration, dinner tickets may also be purchased for $10 at packet pickup.
Mandatory Pre-race Briefing
will be a mandatory pre-race briefing for all runners on Friday, November 1, 2013 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:
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.
Friday November 1, 2013
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 7:30
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
Runners and crew briefing at Bass River Resort
- MANDATORY FOR ALL RUNNERS
Saturday November 2, 2013
3:00 to 3:25 am
Runners riding the shuttle
to the start must check in at race headquarters prior to loading shuttle busses
Begin loading shuttle busses
Shuttle busses leave Bass River Resort for Starting
5:00 to 5:45 am
not riding Shuttle busses must check in at starting line
5:00 to 5:30
Shuttle busses expected to arrive at starting line
Final pre-race comments
Race Start! (Prompt)
Sunday – November 3, 2013*
2:00 pm DST*
The race ends at
2:00 pm DST. Set your clocks back 1 hour to Central Standard Time (CST) as the race ends because the race conclusion will
be followed by the Awards Ceremony at
1:15 pm CST (The Awards Ceremony should conclude by 2:00 pm CST)
Please note: Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3, 2013, however all race times are based on Daylight
Savings Time. We will set our clocks back 1 hour at 2:00 pm in order to move to Central Standard Time (which is 1:00
pm when the race concludes). We hope this is not too confusing for those who have just completed a 100 mile race!
Specific Information; Race Guidelines/Rules
l There will be 12 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
l Drop bags must be left at the designated location at the Bass River Resort on Friday, November 1,
2013 from 2:00 pm to 7:30 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 7:30 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.
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. All drop bags must be picked up no later than 1 hour following the conclusion
of the Awards Ceremony. 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). Drop bags which have been left behind
will not be mailed to runners, so please do not ask. If you must, you may make arrangements to meet the race director
in St. Joseph, Missouri no later that 30 days after the race to PICK UP any drop bags you left behind. No drop
bags will be mailed, so please do not ask. 30 days after the conclusion of the race, all remaining drop bag
contents will be disposed of.
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 1, 2013 of their intention to use a pacer for the entire
race (or for any portion of the race prior to Brooks Creek Aid Station).
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.
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!
Station Information/Mileage Chart (all distances are approximate)
PLEASE NOTE: ALL AID STATION DISTANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR THE 2013 RACE DUE TO RECENT TRAIL REROUTES AND RESULTING
CHANGES TO THE 2013 RACE COURSE.
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into race||Segment Distance||Crew Access||Drop Bags||Pacer|
|Finish – Bass
* Please note: Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3, 2013, however
all race times are based on Daylight Savings Time.
GPS coordinates for Crew Access Aid Stations
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HWY 72 & P
BROOKS CREEK - CR 73
BASS RIVER RESORT
Directions to the Start of the race from Bass River Resort (BRR):
BRR, turn right on Butts road and go 1.8 miles to Route 8.
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)
on Route 49 and go 4.8 miles to Route 32.
Turn right on Route 32 and go 2.3 miles to Route KK.
on Route KK and go 15.1 miles to Route TT.
Turn left on Route TT and go 3.8 miles to Route 72.
on Route 72 and go 3.0 miles to Route P.
on Route P. The starting line/trailhead is on your right.
Proceed about 200 yards south on Route P and turn left on
the first road past the trailhead parking lot. Crew will be allowed to park on the right (South) 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. If you arrive early Saturday morning,
do NOT park in the trailhead parking lot on the East side of the road or you will be asked to move your car immediately.
This area will be used for portable restrooms, bus parking, and other pre-race staging. DO NOT PARK
ON ROUTE P.
Crew Directions From Start Line to Crew
Start to Sutton Bluff AS (17.6 Miles)
Route 72 & P - Turn Right onto Route 72 to Route
TT – 3.8 miles
l Turn Left 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
Sutton Bluff Campground AS to Brooks Creek AS (43.5 Miles)
CR 849 to CR 907 – 2.6 miles
Turn Right onto CR 907 to Route 21 – 7.0 miles
Turn Left onto Route 21 to Route 49 – 3.0
l Turn Left onto Route 49 to Route 32 – 25.0 miles
l Turn Right onto Route 32 to CR73 – 1.6 miles
Turn Right onto CR73 to Trailhead – 0.6 miles
- 37.9 total miles
Brooks Creek AS to Hazel Creek Campground AS (68.5 Miles)
l CR 73 to Route 32 - .6 miles
Turn Right onto Route 32 to Route DD – 3.6
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
Turn Right onto Route Z to 2392 – 3.1 miles
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
Hazel Creek Campground AS to Berryman Campground AS (81.5 Miles)
l From Hazel Creek Campground on 2392 to 657-Route Z - .2 miles
Turn Left onto 657-Route Z to Route Y – 5.5
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
Turn Left onto 2266 to Berryman Campground –
l Turn Left into Berryman Campground – 18.7 total miles
Berryman Campground AS to Finish at Bass River Resort
Turn Right onto 2266 to Route 8 – 1.2 miles
Turn Right onto Route 8 to Butts Rd (BRR Sign) –
l Turn Right onto Butts Rd to Bass' River Resort – 1.8 miles – 16.4 total miles
Bass River Resort to Henpeck Hollow AS (96.0 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
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!
have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NOVEMBER 3, 2012 RESULTS
|PLACE||FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||SEX ||AGE||STATE||COUNTRY||TIME||AWARDS|
|1||Pierre||Derange||M||44|| ||France||18:33:34||1st place overall male**|
|2||Tommy||Doias||M||41||MO|| ||20:07:47||1st place masters male|
|3||Kyle||Gibbs||M||34||MO|| ||20:19:16|| |
|4||Travis||Liles||M||34||IL|| ||22:17:53|| |
|5||Jared||Fetterolf||M||23||TX|| ||22:48:25|| |
|6||Aaron||Norman||M||31||MO|| ||23:00:55|| |
|7||Travis ||Esterby||M||33||TN|| ||23:30:36|| |
|8||David||Walch||M||34||MO|| ||23:43:24|| |
|9||John||Storkamp||M||33||MN|| ||23:53:00|| |
|10||Katie||DeSplinter||F||29||CA|| ||25:10:12||1st place overall female*|
|11||Larry||Vernon||M||48||MO|| ||25:10:18|| |
|12||Eric||Skocaj||M||27||IL|| ||27:18:14|| |
|13||Mike||Wolkowicz||M||26||IL|| ||27:19:45|| |
|14||Jake||Milligan||M||29||IL|| ||27:19:51|| |
|15||Kristina ||Tudor||F||26||MO|| ||27:23:00|| |
|16||Shawn||Krause||M||33||MD|| ||27:23:58|| |
|18||Dylan||Hammons||M||40||KY|| ||27:55:28|| |
|19||Kyle||Curtin||M||25||TN|| ||28:02:57|| |
|20||Anthony||Lounsbery||M||34||OK|| ||28:21:59|| |
|21||Thomas||Gounley||M||22||MO|| ||28:23:09|| |
|22||Amanda||Jerman||F||33||MO|| ||28:23:52|| |
|23||Willie||Roberson||M||40||Tn|| ||28:25:14|| |
|24||Chad ||Wooderson||M||37||MO|| ||28:25:36|| |
|25||Susan||Donnelly||F||49||TN|| ||28:26:45||1st place masters female***|
|26||Brad||Bishop||M||27||CO|| ||28:40:00|| |
|27||Josh||Allen||M||37||MO|| ||29:04:50|| |
|28||Mike||Mckellips||M||47||MO|| ||29:13:14|| |
|29||Ed ||Walch||M||37||MO|| ||29:36:17|| |
|30||Tim||Martin||M||46||MI|| ||29:48:38|| |
|31||Hugh||Levaux||M||47||CA|| ||29:51:15|| |
|32||Joshua||Floyd||M||35||CA|| ||29:52:37|| |
|33||Tony||Cesario||M||48||IL|| ||30:01:56|| |
|34||Joseph ||Derry||M||24||KY|| ||30:41:00|| |
|35||Paul Mark||Ballesteros||M||25||MO|| ||30:42:36|| |
|36||Jason||Husveth||M||41||MN|| ||30:47:00|| |
|37||Maria||Barton||F||47||MN|| ||31:23:00|| |
|38||Rebekah||Epps||F||29||MO|| ||31:24:44|| |
|39||Steven||Petersen||M||58||OR|| ||31:26:04|| |
|40||Barry||Wickware||M||33||IN|| ||31:34:42|| |
|41||Ryan||Pigg||M||32||MO|| ||31:38:00|| |
|42||Jerry||Frost||M||57||MO|| ||31:39:57|| |
|43||Daryl ||Saari||M||49||MN|| ||31:45:55|| |
|44||Lynn||Saari||F||47||MN|| ||31:47:52|| |
|45||Suzanne||Kenyon||F||46||MO|| ||31:48:09|| |
|46||Kevin||Bradshaw||M||43||IA|| ||31:51:42||Last Mule in Barn Award|
|** Overall and Masters Male Course Records|
|* Overall Female Course Record|
|*** Four time Masters Female Champion|| || || || |
2012 RACE REPORTPROVING
GROUNDS ON THE OZARK TRAIL
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.
2012 PICTURES MAY BE FOUND AT THE LINK BELOW. PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRIS WRISTEN
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PICTURES FROM THE 2012 OZARK TRAIL 100
NOVEMBER 5, 2011 RESULTS
|PLACE||BIB NUMBER||FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||SEX||AGE||STATE||TIME||AWARDS|
|1||124||Kyle||Gibbs||M||33||MO||19:51:18||1st Overall Male|
|2||127||Darin||Schneidewind||M||42||KS||20:25:17||1st Male Masters*|
|9||148||Catherine||Todd||F||33||Dubai||26:13:05||1st Overall Female|
|10||176||Susan||Donnelly||F||48||TN||26:21:24||1st Female Masters*|
|19||131||Anne||Ver Hoef||F||51||AK||28:24:35|| |
|20||156||Chad ||Wooderson||M||36||MO||28:31:52|| |
|31||173||Coleen ||Voeks||F||38||KS||30:30:41|| |
|41||107||Kurt||Mungenast ||M||43||MO||31:26:34|| |
|42||161||Frank ||Dietiker||M||38||MO||31:51:31||Last Mule in the Barn award|
|83 official starters|
|* New Masters Record|| || || || || || |
November 6, 2010
|1||19:32:58||50||Ben||Creehan||M||34||MO|| 1st Overall Male|
|2|| 20:52:54||29||Kyle||Gibbs||M||32||MO|| |
|7||24:50:11||21||Dave ||Walch||M||32||MO|| |
|8||26:27:47||38||Scott||Eppelman||M||44||TX||1st Overall Masters Male|
|12||28:16:55||82||Mona||Robbins||F||40||IA||1st Overall Female|
|15||28:28:28||22||Susan||Donnelly||F||47||TN||1st Overall Masters
|17||28:44:28||42||Paul ||Wilkerson||M||34||IL|| |
|27||29:57:50||72||Kevin ||Bradshaw||M||41||IA|| |
|37||31:39:20||85||Rob||Apple||M||49||TN||Last Mule in the Barn
|Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run 2009|
|Name||Age ||Sex||State ||Time|
|21||Yue, Mun Sang||36||M||Singapore||29:03:41|
|24||Swistun, Kazimierz||57||M|| IL||30:03:19|