St. Louis Trail Run


XTERRA St. Louis Trail Run

Council Bluff Recreational Area

August 10, 2019




WHAT:   XTERRA St. Louis

WHEN:  August 10 & 11, 2019

WHERE:  Council Bluff Recreational Area (map it)  

In 2018 we debut our new venue and it was a huge hit.  Here are some comments from participants:

"I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you so much for all of your work to make the XTERRA race yesterday one I will never forget!  All I can say is "WOW!"

"It was so well-organized and the venue was spectacular!  The course was amazing, and I noticed all of the work that you did on the trail to prep it.  It was great. " 

"I will absolutely spread the word.  I will tell you this, too. . .I haven't been as nervous about a race in a long time because of the difficulty of both the bike and the run course.  However, I also haven't felt the sense of accomplishment that I did yesterday in a long, long time.  It was an INCREDIBLE feeling to cross that finish line!! "

"Mike well done for you and your crew today. Really enjoyed the race"

This course showcases the beauty of the Missouri Ozarks. Featuring a rugged backcountry mountain bike course, encompassing a breath-taking view of the lake. This course demands your full attention at all times. However, it isn't so technical that beginners will struggle. The one short rock garden section will be clearly marked and participants are encouraged to run it if in doubt. The new course will also feature a lot more climbing/descending than in past years.

The run is tough. Enjoy the flat run out and back from the beach because after that it is all climbing and descending. The singletrack will keep you on your toes as well.

Camping, concessions and hot showers are all available at the venue site.

Sign up before July 27th to be guaranteed a high quality technical fabric T-Shirt.

Finisher medals for all XTERRA athletes.

PLEASE NOTE:  Cell reception is non existent at the beach.  A 10 minute drive out of the area for most cell phone carriers to find reception. 


XTERRA 5K Trail Run - Saturday Aug 10

Distance: 5K TRAIL RUN

Same course as the triathlon except only one time up The Beast.

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XTERRA Half Marathon Trail Run - Saturday Aug 10

Distance: 13.1 MILE RUN

One full lap around the lake beginning and ending at the triathlon start.

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XTERRA Full Triathlon - Sunday Aug 11


800m swim in the clear waters of Council Bluff Lake.
13 mile rugged back country mountain bike.
4.5 mile hilly run ascending The Beast twice.

Visit our triathlon page


For XTERRA St. Louis race questions please contact Mike Barro:   mike.barro [at] or  636-688-8181.

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Note: Please do not contact for questions about this specific race.  Use the email and/or number provided here.


Volunteers are needed, not only on race day, but in the weeks leading up the race to help clear trail.  If you are interested please contact Mike Barro:   mike.barro [at] or 636-688-8181.

Race Info

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 10th

7:30am Packet Pick up opens
9:00am 5K and Half Marathon Trail Runs Start


Sunday, August 11th

7:30am Packet Pick up and Transition area open
9:00am XTERRA St. Louis Start



Course Info - 5K TRAIL RUN

This is the same run as the XTERRA triathletes will run on Sunday, except only one time up The Beast and return to the start/finish.

Map coming soon.

Course Info - Half Marathon TRAIL RUN

We will run the XTERRA MTB course.  One complete lap around the lake.

Map coming soon.



From Potosi, take Highway P south for 10 miles to C Highway junction. Continue on C Highway for less than a mile to DD Highway junction. Turn left on DD Highway and continue for approximately 7 miles to the recreation area entrance.

Click here to map it

Race Preview


We will be hosting a MTB course recon ride two weeks (Sunday, July 28th 10:00 am) before the race for those that want a course  preview with the Race Director.   See our Facebook page for updates.


Past Results

2018 Results - Click here

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