Turn a Typical Thursday Night Into an Adventure!

And the final race of the 2013 Alpine Shop Trail Run Series is over!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this record breaking year for us!


The distances start short and gradually increase as the four weeks continue. We’re out to have fun, NOT to make you toss your cookies.


It wouldn’t be an adventure if it wasn’t challenging. We want you to push yourself on some gorgeous trails.


Congratulations! You not only survived, you thrived! Celebrate with the drink of your choice, some food and the company of friends.


Hey, we like free stuff, too. Depending on the week, we’ll have anything from socks, shoes, shorts or shirts to give away.

Awesome Trail Run Series! Great prizes, people, food and drink. Can’t wait to do it again in 2013! – Stacie C.

Only $15 per Race

I had a great time and am very happy I signed up for the whole series!! It kept me coming out on Thursdays! Today’s stairs were quite “fun” but the view at the top was worth it! 🙂 Thank you! I look forward to more race series! Love the varying (short) distances… Perfect for someone like me. 🙂 – D.A.

What kind of shape do I need to be in to participate?

Alpine-Big River Running SeriesWe’ve set out to make this series accessible to all ages and abilities. While each course will pose challenges, we encourage participants to help each other achieve their fitness goals throughout the month. There’s absolutely no cut-off time for anyone to worry about.

Like we’ve said, this series is about turning a typical Thursday night in August into an adventure. We want you to have fun, challenge yourself and hopefully invite a few friends along.

Alpine Shop Trail Run Series 2013Do 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

Castlewood State ParkOne of the jewels of Missouri’s State Park System, Castlewood State Park will host the 2013 rail Run Series for the third straight year. Featuring some of the most diverse trails in the St. Louis area, you’ll get to experience four different sets of trails over the course of the series and explore obstacles like a creek crossing and possibly even the infamous staircase.

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.

Save when you sign up for entire series2013 Sponsors of the Trail Run Series.