The race consists of a 4. 1667 mile loop that participants must complete in less than an hour. At the top of the next hour, runners do the loop again. The next hour they do it again. The next hour....you get the point. The race goes until only one person remains or 30 hours have elapsed.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery....or so they say. That's why many of you may recognize the format of the race as being similar to Big's Backyard Ultra. However, for our first year,
we will have a time limit.
Here's how it works....
Anyone can be a winner. At 7:00am everyone will line up at the start and have 1 hour to complete the 4.1667 mile loop around the golf course. Go as fast or as slow as you want, just be done in an hour, because... at 8:00am everyone lines up to do the next loop. At the top of each hour, the process repeats until there is only one person remaining. The race is limited to 30 hours, so if more than 1 person makes it through the first 29 hours, the winner will be determined by the person that completes the 30th and final lap in the shortest time.
Tenacity is the name of the game. Someone that walks the entire time has as much of a chance of winning as someone that can run 6 minute miles. This is a race that's as much mental as it is physical. If you want it the most, you can win it.
However, it's not all about winning. We want people to move out of their comfort zone. Never run more than a half marathon? Enter and commit yourself to completing at least 4 laps. Never more than a full marathon? Start off with a goal of at least 7 laps. This is about self-achievement....and fun!
The race directors of 4 Fore 30 are Alysia Maschino and Scott Page. They also serve as co-directors of the Lake of the Ozarks' Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, held each March. They are runners who want to see people do things they never thought they were capable of.
The golf course club house will be available throughout the event for spectators that want to stay warm and the restaurant will serve food until 9:00pm on Saturday and then reopen Sunday morning.
There will also be door prizes overnight for people who stay around to cheer on the runners.
Answers to all your questions....
When is this?
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019. The race starts at 7:00am.
Where is this?
The race will be held at Lake Valley Golf Course, just off Highway 54, west of Camdenton, MO.
How much is this?
Registration is $90 through October 31, then goes to $100 until race day.
What do I get?
Runners will receive a couple pieces of swag this year along with a hot meal at the golf course.
The race is limited to 100 participants.
Who does the race benefit?
100% of the profits go to Kids' Harbor Child Advocacy Center.
Where can I stay before or after the race?
Several hotels are a short drive from the course. We plan to have another preferred hotel announced later on.
What is the course like?
A course map is available here. Runners will run on the paved cart paths (or next to the paths in the grass...if preferred) around the entire golf course.
Can I have a pacer?
After so many comments about how social last year's event was, there will be no pacers allowed in 2019. Make a new friend and run with them.
Lake Valley Golf Country Club
Lake Valley Golf & Country Club is a semi-private, 18-hole golf course and club located approximately 3 miles west of Camdenton, Missouri on Hwy 54. Founded in 1967, our 18-hole course includes six par 5's, six par 4's, and six par 3's. Open to public play as well we also offer a practice range and practice putting green. The Greenside Restaurant is open daily offering breakfast and lunch, plus the full service bar can satisfy all of your thirsty habits.