2015: A Preview of What’s To Come!

First 2010 Alpine Shop Trail Run

The very first Alpine Shop Trail Run at Castlewood State Park in 2010 – oh how far we have come!

 

In 2010, Alpine Shop’s Trail Run Series was the first step we took towards developing a multi-sport series of off-road races for the St. Louis area: the Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League.

2014 Trail Run

In 2014, we had much larger fields every Thursday night at Castlewood State Park!

 

We meticulously developed the Summer Trail Run Series into an event that we now register to MAX CAPACITY each August. With that experience in hand, we launched our Spring Trail Run Series in May 2014 and immediately filled it to 80% capacity. Overall in 2014, more than 1900 runners crossed the finish line during the two series.

Off-Road Racing League LogoFor 2015, we’re continuing to develop the Off-Road Racing League (ORRL) into the multi-sport series we’ve always envisioned. We’re adding a two-race paddle event to the mix in June followed by a two-race bike series in July. Plus, we have an all-new 10k/20k Trail Race in March and a Trail Half Marathon in September at two of the most picturesque locations in Missouri.

Finally, for our biggest 2015 addition, Alpine Shop purchased the rights to the Castlewood 8-Hour Adventure Race, held in December, from Bonk Hard Racing.

Racers at the 2014 Bonk Hard Castlewood 8hr Adventure Race

Racers at the 2014 Bonk Hard Castlewood 8hr Adventure Race

All races will shoot for the same goal we’ve had since the very beginning: make getting outside fun. Every event features FREE FOOD and FREE DRINKS for every participant along with giveaways and attendance prizes for racers and spectators. Oh yes, and our famous photo albums on social media are always a huge hit. Our events are designed to be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike – no matter what your background is, you will have fun at an Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League event.

Registration for some events is already open:

Shaw Bloom 10k/20k Trail Race presented by The North Face at Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO
Saturday, March 28th
SIGN UP HERE!

Spring Trail Run Series at Castlewood State Park, Ballwin, MO
Thursday evenings in May (7, 14, 21, 28)
SIGN UP HERE!

Stay tuned for additional races as they are confirmed!

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