PURE TRAIL EDITION
Outback Pure Trail Edition is held the first weekend in May when the Ozarks are bursting with vibrant spring colors and the Redbuds and Dogwoods are in full bloom. It is also held in Historic Eureka Springs at Lake Leatherwood (National Register of Historic Places).
In the tradition of Outback in the Ozarks 205-mile Endurance relay, our Pure Trail Edition offers a similar challenge with a completely different feel. Teams are a bit different. Standard teams of 8 or Ultra Teams of 4 come together to run a 120-mile(ish) course consisting of three single-track, technical trail loops. That’s right…NO ROADS HERE!
How it all Works
This is trail running in its purest form!
Standard teams of 8 or 4-member ultra-teams run relay-style on three different single track loops that start and finish at our Walkabout Village
The three loops will total approximately 15 miles. (Roughly 3 miles, 5 miles, and 7 miles). Each standard team member will run each loop once: (8 runners x 15 miles each = 120 mile). Each member of a 4-person Ultra team will run each Loop twice (4 runners x 30 miles each = 120 miles). Teams run throughout the day and night until each member has completed their designated loops to complete the 120-mile course.
Here’s how it works. Teams will arrive at the OTO “Walkabout Village” on Friday morning, race day. There you will check in between 8:00-10:00 am. Teams will then receive their race package and head to a campsite to set up your home for the next two days. Once all teams are checked in and comfy in their camp, the race will begin at staggered times on Friday. Your team will have 30 hours (that’s a 15 minute/mile pace for those of you reaching for your calculator) to complete the course and stake your claim as OTO Trail Conquerors!
Each of the three loops originates from the Walkabout Village. There will be a designated exchange area for each of the three loops. When the starting gun fires, the race will begin and the format will be as follows:
Runner 1 runs the 3-mile Blue “Dingo” Loop, then Runner 2 runs the 5-mile Green “Wombat” Loop, Runner 3 runs the 7-mile Red “Tasmanian Devil” Loop (Devilish hard). Then Runner 4 runs the Blue Loop, and so on until every runner has completed the three loops.
Swap vans for tents, pavement for trails and exchange points for an Amazing Outback Village full of Aussie Fun. Add bonfires, a Barbie, S’mores and a festival atmosphere, and Outback Pure Trail edition is a whole new running adventure.
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