The race consists of a 4 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 6:00am everyone will line up at the start and have 1 hour to complete the 4 mile loop around the golf course. Go as fast or as slow as you want, just be done in an hour, because... at 7:00am 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. Here's a little more about what we've been up to recently.
The race starts at 6:00am Saturday, December 1, 2018 and will end no later than 12:00pm on Sunday, December 2.
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?
The entry fee is currently $90, but increases to $100 on November 1.
What do I get?
Runners receive a shirt and a hot meal at the golf course. Other swag and prizes will be given based on the number of laps completed. More on that later.
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?
We have a block of rooms available at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook for $119 per night. Call them at 888-346-4949 and request the 4 Fore 30 rate.
What is the course like?
A course map is available here. Runners will run on the cart paths (or next to the paths in the grass...if preferred) around the entire golf course.
Can I have a pacer?
You are welcome to have a non-registered runner on the course with you from sunset Saturday through the 29th lap. You must run alone on the final lap.
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.