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The North Face Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20k - March 24th, 2018

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Shaw Nature Reserve in springtime - Photo by Rick Smotherman

Kick off the 2018 Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League at the stunning Shaw Nature Reserve! Join us for nature's version of the color run...we don't need no packets of powder to have a good time!

The course is a 10k loop that racers can complete once or twice, depending on the race distance selected. You will run on a mixture of surfaces, from grass meadows to gravel pathways, to rocky single track, to dirt roads, even a boardwalk above a lily-filled lake! There is a little something for every runner on this course in one of the most beautiful locales in eastern Missouri. 

This race is sponsored by The North Face which means each runner will receive a custom, short-sleeve, technical shirt with your registration! (More information below.)

Food and drink will be available pre and post-race for all participants. Plus, you also receive a day pass to Shaw Nature Reserve with your registration.

Entry Fees for Both Races (10k and 20k):

Individual race pre-registration is available below. You may also register on race day at Shaw Nature Reserve beginning at 8:00 AM. New for this year, both distances are the same registration fee!

Early Registration: Through Friday, February 16th - $45

Regular Registration: Through Wednesday, March 21st - $55

On-Site Registrations: Saturday, March 24th: $65

Packet Pick-Up Information:

Packet pick-up will be at Alpine Shop Kirkwood on Friday, March 23rd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please stop by the store to grab your race number, shirt, and some fun swag! Packet pick-up will also be available on Saturday, March 24th at Shaw Nature Reserve from 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. Race starts at 9:00 AM.

Course Map: NOTE New Course / New Parking for 2018

10k racers will complete one loop of the course below. 20k racers will complete two loops. Note that the map below shows North pointing down. 

Due to the increased field size, we are moving parking, race HQ and the start/finish line further into the park. Enter the park through the main entrance at I-44 and Hwy 100 and attendants will direct you to the new parking area. 

2018 Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20k course map

Aid Stations:

The course will have 1 aid station for the 10k course (at approximately the 3 mile mark) and 3 aid stations (3 mile,  6 mile, and 9 mile) for the 20k course. Water and sports drink will be available at each aid station. 


If you would like to volunteer for this race, please sign up below using the coupon code "VOLUNTEER" to validate your registration. You will receive all the same racer swag, plus free entry into Shaw Nature Reserve, plus a big hug from the race director!

Swag Information

 Your entry fee includes:

--technical, long-sleeve shirt  TBD

--a well-marked course covering a variety of terrain

--electronic chip timing

--pre–and post–race snacks and beverages

--mid-race aid stations

--race photos - FREE!

--finisher's swag item

2018 Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League

The Shaw Bloom 10k/20k Trail Run presented by The North Face is the first race in the 2018 Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League (ORRL). Athletes entered in select ORRL races will earn points towards being crowned the ultimate off-road athlete in the St. Louis area. 

2018 Alpine Shop Off-Road Racing League Point Race Schedule:

  1. March 24th, 2018: TNF Shaw Bloom 10k/20k Trail Run (Shaw Nature Reserve)
  2. July 15th, 2018: Meramec Marathon - Paddle (Meramec River ending at Simpson Park)
  3. August 2nd, 2018: Trail Run Series Race #1 (Castlewood State Park)
  4. September 29th, 2018: Shaw Sundown Showdown Gravel race and Night Trail Race (Shaw Nature Reserve)

Points will be awarded in Men's and Women's Open divisions, as well as Men's and Women's Master's 50+ divisions. See for more details.

Individual Race Registration

On-line race registration is now closed. You may register on-site at Shaw Nature Reserve from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM on Saturday, March 24th, 2018. There are 24 spots remaining for on-site registration. Shirt size availability not guaranteed.

Race Shirt

Your race entry fee includes a long-sleeved, technical/wicking shirt from The North Face. The shirt will be black and feature custom Shaw Bloom 10k/20k artwork. Please select your desired size below - we offer both men's and women's sizing!

PLEASE NOTE: We are doing everything we can to take care of the sizing availability issues. We have had access to a limited numbers of specific TNF shirts and are working to provide a suitable replacement. If you'd like to register, but can't get the size you want, please pick a size that's available below and email us at: "toswald (at)" the size you would like to have. Thanks! 



Race Waiver: Required to Participate!!



I realize the Off Road Racing League Trail Run, hereinafter “The Run”, requires physical conditioning, and I represent that I am in sound medical condition. I have no physical or medical condition that would endanger either myself or others.

I agree to abide by all the rules of The Run.

I understand that trail running can be a HAZARDOUS activity that has many dangers and risks, including injury or death resulting from accident or physical exertion. I understand that trail running involves a risk of injury, and that injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of the sport. I agree, as a consideration of, and in consideration for, being permitted to participate in The Run, to freely and expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death to the runner, or property loss or damage, including injury, death, loss, or damage attributable to negligence of the Alpine Shop (sponsor).

I agree to release the sponsors and promoters of the The Run, including Alpine Shop (sponsor), and other sponsors or affiliated organizations, and their respective agents, directors, officers and employees from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damages which result, either directly or otherwise, from my participation in The Run. I agree not to make a claim against or sue the Alpine Shop (sponsor), or other sponsors of affiliated organizations for injuries or damages related to running and/or other activities during The Run.

I agree that images of my participation in The Run and related activities may be used in any way by Alpine Shop in online, print, and broadcast media.

I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between the Alpine Shop(sponsor) and me. I am signing it freely and of my own accord and I recognize and agree that it is binding upon myself, my heirs and assigns, and in the event I am signing it on behalf of any minors, I have full legal authority to do so, and realize the binding effect of this contract on them, as well as on myself.

By checking the box below I attest that I am the individual named above and I am signing this document

NOTE: Click the BOX above to agree to the race waiver

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Directions to Race Headquarters

Shaw Nature Reserve

Hwy 100 & I-44, Grey Summit, MO 63039

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Weather-Related Cancellations / Emergencies

Unless the Shaw Nature Reserve managers declare trails unusable, the race will proceed rain or shine. Severe weather may cause us to alter start times and/or courses. No refunds will be issued for any race that is delayed, changed or canceled.

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