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Three Days of Syllamo annual gathering at Blanchard Springs in the middle of March is old school trailrunning at it’s purest. The event was created by Steve Kirk in 2005 and has become a yearly pilgrimage to the Ozarks for many adventure seekers, reuniting for a weekend of challenging races, fellowship and the opportunity to become one of the SYLLAMOPEOPLE!
Over the course of three days, runners will experience the Sylamore, Syllamo and Ozark Highlands Trails. Winding, climbing and descending through the rugged Sylamore Ranger District including several creek crossings, past scenic vistas and bluffs and through dense forest
Courses…Change Every Year!
50KM: This run will take place on the Syllamo Trails. Full aid stations will be provided at approximately 4-8 miles apart. Due to the unique nature of these trails the race will not be exactly 50KM.
Race Start: 9:00AM
Time Limit: 10 Hours
50 MILE: “This is where the fun starts”. This run will be held on the Sylamore, Syllamo and Ozark Highlands Trails that winds, climbs and descends through the beautiful Sylamore Ranger District including several creek crossings, past scenic vistas and bluffs and through dense forest. Full aid stations will be located approximately 4-9 miles apart.
Race Start: 6:00AM
Time Limit: 14 Hours
20KM: This run will take place on the Jack’s Branch Loop. The direction of the loop changes each year. Aid will be provided at the halfway point.
Race Start: 9:00AM
Time Limit: 6 Hours
NEW FOR 2021!
Day Three: Jack’s Branch Course Record Challenge- We want to see how fast this course can be run! The Loot will be determined based on entries…the bigger the field the bigger the prize. Since this course is reversed every year, you will have multiple opportunities for the CR!
Stage entry fee $175 (or) $70 for 50k, $85 for 50m and $40 for 20k individually before February 15.
After February 15 the Stage entry fee will be $205 (or) $85 for 50k, $100 for 50m and $50 for 20k individually.
Entry fee will include giveaways, great race bags and donations to further support trail maintenance and development.
Entertainment and meals after both the 50k and 50mi. Dinnerware is not provided as we work to minimize our waste for this event.
REFUND POLICY: 100% refund before December 15
NO REFUND thereafter.
Stage entries are limited to 125. Total entries are limited to 250
Blanchard Springs provides an idyllic basecamp for Three Days of Syllamo. Relax and unwind after your run with free camping, hot showers and delicious warm meals. And don’t forget that invigorating soak in Sylamore Creek!