March 20, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Registration Open for 10th Annual Ozark Greenways Adventure Race

Registration is open for the 10th annual Ozark Greenways Adventure Race through www.ozarkgreenways.org. Registration will fill up quickly for this popular race, to start at 7 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Gasconade Hills outfitter near Lebanon, Mo. This is a unique event where coed teams of four compete together in an 8-14 hour multi-sport endurance race including running, mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing and mystery tests. The real adventure of this event is that all the distances and itinerary is kept secret until the morning of the race! One hundred percent of the race proceeds go to Ozark Greenways to continue development of Springfield’s growing public greenway trail network.

This event has become very popular among regional “weekend warriors” and has attracted team members from as far away as California, Montana, New Hampshire and Florida! We’ve had racers from 25 different states participate in this unique event in the Ozarks. Registration closes at 100 teams of four. Spectators are encouraged. Registration, race description, volunteer information, directions, sponsorship information and a more is available at the Ozark Greenways Web site. We have a new feature as well: real-time race results!

COST: March 1–April 30, the fee is $105 per person / May 1—10, the fee goes to $130 per person

Awards will be given to the first through fourth place teams in the Open Age and Masters categories (Masters is a combined team age of 160+) and will be given once all placing teams finish. After the race, there will be a hearty meal and massages therapists on site.

For more information, contact: Lori Tack, Program Coordinator, Ozark Greenways, (417) 864-2015

Ozark Greenways–P.O. Box 50733–Springfield, MO 65805–(417) 864-2015–www.ozarkgreenways.org