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Taum-a-Hawk Hiking Race

06/10/2017 07:00:00 AM

Ozark Trail Association Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race 2017

A one-day, 13 mile event from Taum Sauk Mountain to Johnson's Shut-ins

The Ozark Trail Association is proud to announce the innaugural Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race, a one-day event open to the public, to take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along thirteen miles of the Ozark Trail Taum Sauk Section from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park located in Iron County, Missouri.

Traversing through the most scenic and rugged areas of the entire state, mixed-gender teams of two, up to fifty teams in total, will hike a time-trial formatted race beginning in the morning at the summit of Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in Missouri, then heading down, alongside Mina Sauk Falls and west into the Taum Sauk Creek Valley, past the Devil's Tollgate rock formation, and then back up across Proffit and Wildcat Mountains before finishing at beautiful Johnson's Shut-ins State Park.

The Ozark Trail Association Taum-A-Hawk 2017 is a one-day hiking race open to the public, not a trail running race. Participants must be over the age of sixteen in co-ed teams consisting of two people where classic hiking items will be required of each participant like a back pack, trail map, appropriate footwear, a minimum amount of carried water (1L), and other safety items like battery-powered flashlight/headlamp.

The entrance fee for each team is $75; all race participants receive a one-year membership to the Ozark Trail Association, a race day t-shirt with special logo, and complementary food and beverage provided at day's end. A trophy will be presented to the winning team with fastest time.

Please sign up below then visit HERE to register your team!

Attention those bringing a pet: For their SAFETY, and to comply with US Forest Service and Missouri State Parks rules of conduct, all pets will be REQUIRED to be on a leash at all times!

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