Ozark Highlands 35K Excited to announce that we will be once again adding the Matney Camp spur on the outbound portion of both the 35K & 50K routes. New gpx files will be uploaded soon.
Ozark Highlands 35K
The course traverses through numerous hollows and takes participants across some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the Ozark National Forest. It will start and finish at Norfork River Resort. Runners will travel two road miles to the Matney Trailhead and proceed up the mountain. The course then traverses through a rugged hollow and climbs it's way up to Twin Creek Road Aid Station. Twin Creek Aid Station will be the turn-around for the short course.
Aid Stations: Matney Tower Road (approx. 4.25 miles) Twin Creek Road (approx. 10.5) Turnaround
Ozark Highlands 50K
The course will start out the same as the "Twin Creek Twenty" but proceed south on the Ozark Highlands Trail. Following Twin Creek Aid Station runners will be treated to the days most significant climb and wonderful views, working there way to the Brush Creek Aid Station and the turnaround for the 50K.
Aid Stations: Matney Tower Road (approx. 4.25 miles) Twin Creek Road (approx. 10.5miles) Brush Creek Road (approx. 15.5miles) Turnaround
Race Headquarters Both races will start and finish at Norfork River Resort. Contact resort for the discount lodging!
We hope you'll make plans to stay the weekend and take advantage of the great post-race festivities and the beautiful Norfork river valley. Contact Norfork Adventure Supply to find out more details about things to do.
Norfork Adventure Supply 13912 Hwy 5 S Norfork, AR 72658 870-726-4845 norforkadventure.com Packet Pick-up Participants will be able to pick up packets Friday, March 5th at Norfork Adventure Supply from 5:30-7:00 pm. or race morning from 6:00-6:30am onsite.
Both events start at 7:00 a.m. The cut-off times for both distances is 10 hours. All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the last aid station BEFORE the cut-off time on their way back to the start/finish.
Brush Creek Aid Station: 50K Turnaround Cut-off is 12:15 Noon. Twin Creek Aid Station: 35K Turnaround Cut-off is 12:00 Noon. 50K Inbound Cut-off is 1:45PM
Post-Race Activities Enjoy delicious homemade chili, brats off the grill and Mel's famous Monster Cookies! We'll also have delicious craft beer from Norfork Brewing Company for you to enjoy while cheering on other runners as they make there way to the finish line!
We hope you'll plan to stay Saturday afternoon & evening and have some fun! We are bringing in more live music this year to help take some of the load off our good friends Creek Stink!
Awards Each finisher will receive a unique finisher's award crafted by a local artist!. We will have Overall Male and Female awards as well as a Master's division.