|There’s a new challenge for St. Louis Trail Runners of all experience levels. On November 16, 2013, the Off-Road Racing League brings you the Alpine Shop 40th Anniversary Castlewood Challenge Trail Run. Three different courses to choose from: 5k, 10k or even a fun-run for kids of all ages.|
You’ve just been challenged!
The 5k is a perfect way for more experienced beginners to explore the trails of Castlewood, while kids, parents and anyone else can hit a one-mile course in the Fun Run
It wouldn’t be an adventure if it wasn’t challenging. We want you to push yourself on some gorgeous trails. The 10k will feature nearly all of Castlewood’s famous features.
Congratulations! You not only survived, you thrived! Celebrate with the drink of your choice, some food and the company of friends.
FREE PRIZES, TOO
Hey, we like free stuff, too. We’ll have plenty of prizes to give away following the races.
What kind of shape do I need to be in to participate?
Well, that depends on the distance you choose, doesn’t it? We try to make this as accessible to all ages and abilities as we can by offering different distance options. While each course will pose challenges, we encourage participants to help each other achieve their fitness goals. There’s absolutely no cut-off time for anyone to worry about.
Like we’ve said, you’ve been challenged! We want you to have fun, challenge yourself and hopefully invite a few friends along.
Do I need special equipment to participate?
You mean besides your two feet? We have equipment that we recommend trail runners use in general, but in no way do we require it.
If you’re interested in some of those things, including trail running shoes, clothing and socks, come visit one of Alpine Shop locations.
The Venue: Castlewood State Park
One of the jewels of Missouri’s State Park System, Castlewood State Park will host the 2013 Alpine Shop 40th Anniversary Castlewood Challenge. Featuring some of the most diverse trails in the St. Louis area, depending on which race you run, take a look at the 5k and 10k courses here.
Parking is available in paved lots throughout the park. Please only park in designated parking areas and not in any grass areas. The race start and finish – as well as the Post-race parties – are always held in the meadow about a quarter of a mile past the entrance to the park.
Directions: Heading west on Big Bend or Manchester Road past Highway 141, make a left on Ries Rd. Follow Ries until it ends at Kiefer Creek Road and make a left. The park entrance will be directly in front of you. The race start and finish lines will be on the right hand side about a quarter-mile past the Park Office.