Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race 2017
Ozark Trail Association Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race 2017
Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race 2017 – A one-day, 13-mile event from Taum Sauk Mountain to Johnson’s Shut-Ins
Potosi, Missouri, May 1, 2017 – The Ozark Trail Association is proud to announce the inaugural 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 Mountain 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 at the summit of Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in Missouri, following the trail’s descent alongside Mina Sauk Falls, down into Taum Sauk Creek Valley, past Devil’s Tollgate rock formation, heading west across Wildcat and Proffit Mountains, and finishing at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Highway N parking area.
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 hiking boots, backpack, trail map, 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.
For more information on race requirements, rules, details on location, and where to officially sign your team up, please visit www.ozarktrail.com or contact Abi Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Ozark Trail Association – The Ozark Trail Association, www.ozarktrail.com, is a non-profit organization based in Potosi with the mission to develop, maintain, preserve, promote and protect the rugged, natural beauty of the nearly four hundred miles of Ozark Trail, a National Recreation Trail in Missouri beginning at Onondaga Cave State Park and ending near the Arkansas border.