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Chubb 50k, 25k
& 8 Mile Trail Race

New for 2023 -- an 8-mile option!


The race is run on the popular Chubb trail. The 25k will do one out & back and the 50k will do two. The 8-mile race is new in 2023 and is intended to welcome new trail runners. The 8-mile race will head out on the same course with the 25/50K but is an out & back. A limited number of 8-mile spots will be available to preserve the same number of 25K/50K slots as in prior years. The trail itself varies from a gravel service road, to a mostly dirt trail along the Meramec River, to a mile-long series of climbs, to finally a rolling trail that winds through the hills of the Meramec River. There are no stream crossings.  If the Meramec River is well above flood stage then the race will be rerouted.  There are two railroad crossings and extreme caution must be taken because the trains come through this area at a high rate of speed.  Runners may see deer, turkey and other wildlife throughout this trail run.

 

RACE DETAILS

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be April 13th, 2023 at 4 Hands Brewery 5:30pm-9pm in Downtown St. Louis located at 1220 S 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63104. Each runner will be given a token for a free beer at 4 Hands.
We will also offer packet picket the morning of the race starting at 6 a.m.

Location

West Tyson County Park 131 N. Outer Rd East, Eureka, Missouri 63025 from I-270, take I-44 west for 7 miles to the Lewis Road exit. At the Lewis Road exit, make a right turn (north). The park entrance is on your right immediately after the exit. Start area is the near the entry gate to the park.

Course

The race is run on the popular Chubb trail. The 25k will do one out & back & the 50k will do two. The 8-mile race is new in 2023 and is intended to welcome new trail runners. The 8-mile race will head out on the same course with the 25/50K but is an out and back. A limited number of 8-mile spots will be available to preserve the same number of 25/50K slots as in prior years. The trail itself varies from a gravel service road, to a mostly dirt trail along the Meramec River, to a mile-long series of climbs, to finally a rolling trail that winds through the hills of the Meramec River. There are no stream crossings. If the Meramec River is well above flood stage then the race will be rerouted. There are two railroad crossings and extreme caution must be taken because the trains come through this area at a high rate of speed. Runners may see deer, turkey and other wildlife throughout this trail run.

Refunds/Drops/Deferrals/Waitlist

Unfortunately there are no refunds if you can't make it. We utilize the money from registrations for all the race day activities. Additional money will be donated back to the trail system or organizations in the STL area that help make our trails beautiful. 


You may drop from the 50k to the 25k up to two weeks prior to race day. Any drops after this or on race day are allowed, but you will not be eligible for awards (Overall or Age Group).


Sorry no waitlist.

Bib Transfers

This year we will allow bib transfers. In order to transfer a bib, the following information will need to be provided by email no later than 3/15/2023.

Email from original participant stating intent to transfer. 
New participant email (also cc new participant on email to RD). Refunds will not be given to original racer that signed up and it will be up to both transferring parties to figure out payment for transfer.

Swag

All finishers will receive a Medal, 4 Hands beer for post race libations, and all runners will receive something custom from BOCO Gear.

 
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2022 Race Photos

Mile 90 Photography

Photos by Rick Mayo & Ashleigh Wallen

 

RACE DIRECTORS

Greg Lauman, Ted Gruener & Barb Gruener

Greg, Barb and Ted assisted John Shepard on directing Double Chubb in 2022 and took over for the 2023 race.


Greg and Ted actively participated in many SLUG events in the 90s and have completed a variety of ultras including 100 milers. Barb was a high school/college track runner that gravitated to run numerous road marathons, a 100 miler and participates in many local trail races today.  With kids off to college they are all looking forward to giving back and continuing the great tradition of Double Chubb.

Fun facts: Ted once came out early with another runner and ran an extra loop before Double Chubb in prep for Kettle Moraine 100, likely making him one of the few known Triple Chubb finishers.

On his second try to earn a buckle at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB (under 12 hrs.) Greg squeaked in with a finishing time of 11:58:56. Needless to say, it was a nail biter of a finish for him and his crew / friends watching.