The Shippey Endurance Runs


Jan 09, 2021 at 6:00 AM

The Shippey Endurance Runs

6480 Beaumont Reservation Drive

High Ridge MO, 63049


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Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $500
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K
  • 100M
  • 20M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 500

Starting Elevation: 540

High Point: 897

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2019

Men's Record: 100mi 26:28.00, 100k 14:19:08

Masters Men Record: 100mi 26:28.00

Women's Record: 100mi 29:19:00, 100k 17:41:54


This is STL’s 1st 100-mile trail ultra!! 100 mile 5 person relay

Event Description
Introducing The Shippey Endurance Runs so rightly named based on the trail color system used by the Scouts, after Merle Shippey a well-respected cog in the growth of the early scouting communities, each of which takes you on an adventure each of its own with every trail offering a different aspect of the Reservation. The Shippey takes you through all aspects of this magnificent wonder by creating an extremely runner, crew and aide friendly race.

Imagine setting up camp 10-100 yds from the Start-Finish line, the ease of seeing your runner or your crew every 3-5.8 miles! Save the gas money as there is no need to chase runners over miles of back roads. Shippey is minutes from Valley Park and Eureka, allowing runners and their crews the ease of re-supply and convenience of the general commute as well!

Will it be warm, Nah probably scorching it is St Louis in August (or it could be 65 and raining…it’s STL after all) but what better way to test the limits of your potential and/or prepare for that fall race! If you want to run on an amazing trail system that will only be open to the public during this event….well, come run with us at The Shippey Endurance Runs!

Course Details
The course is set up with 5 clover leaf style small loops creating one large 20mi loop, each loop being run in the clockwise direction. (5 for 100mi, 3 for 100k, 1 for 20mi) Each loop consists of a .25 road jaunt to begin before being gently thrown up a hill, with one other small section of road there should account for approx 2 mi of pavement over course of 100mi.
Each interloop varies from the others offering steep climbs, ridgeline running, long descents as well as creek bottoms, pine floor, and jeep roads.
The mix of approx 75% single/double track, 25% jeep roads.

Every 20mi loop runs approx 2,600’ of ascent, 2,500’ of descent, or approx 14,000’ over 100mi.

There will be 5 aid stations arriving every 3.5-5.8 miles. AS 1 and 2 are the same location as the remainders (AS 3/4/5) all being the Start/Finish area. Every leg into an aid station you turn around and go back the same path you came in on. Only to follow clockwise a new journey just up that path each time.

The course has several existing trail markings, however, our designated markings will be the path to follow. Within a loop, the ribbons will always be on your right side of the trail. The exception will be every overlap between inbound/outbound of interloops where flagging will be on both sides.


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Event Dates

Held on Jan 09, 2021

Held on Aug 07, 2020

Held on Aug 02, 2019

Event Results

View 2019 Results