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Berryman 50 mile/Marathon

The Venue

The Berryman Trail is located in the Mark Twain National Forest. The races start from the Berryman Camp Shelter, which is located off of Highway 8, on Washington County road #207, approximately halfway between Steelville and Potosi Missouri.

From St. Louis, take Highway 44 west to the Cuba exit. Take Highway 19 south from Cuba to Steelville, and then take Highway 8 East to Berryman Road. The campground is about 1 mile North of Highway 8. Look for the Forest Service Sign about 2 miles east of the tiny town of Berryman. Head north on Berryman road, and it will become gravel. The campground will be off to the left.

Another way from St. Louis is to take Highway 21 to Potosi. Then take Highway 8 West from Potosi to the Forest Service Sign, then north on Berryman Road, to the campground. Coming from Columbia or Kansas City, Take Highway 70 east to exit 175. Take Highway 19 south to Steelville. Take Highway 8 east to the Berryman Campground.

The Course

Two loops for the 50 mile, 1 for the Marathon , plus a short out and back for each. There is one crossing of Brazil Creek around mile 16. Course crosses many other stream beds that may or may not have water in them depending on recent rainfall. Aid Stations will be approximately every 4 to 5 miles. Runners will be provided with an adequate supply of water, sports drink, pretzels, bananas, potato chips and cookies.

Distances and Cutoff Times
Course Map

2009 Berryman Trail Runs

The race will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Start Time is 6:30 AM. Time limit is 13-1/2 hours.

Registration: The fee is $60 for the 50 Mile and $50 for the Marathon by April 1st. After April 1st entry fees are $70 and $60 respectively. Entries will be limited to 150 runners. NO RACE DAY ENTRIES. You must be age 18 to participate. NO REFUNDS.

Registration via begins on January 3, 2009. For race information in Word document form, click here.

Packets can be picked up at Berryman camp on the evening of May 15, and in the morning before the race.

Belt Buckles for the 50 mile finishers. Finisher awards for the Marathon finishers. Overall and age group awards.


In Cuba: Super 8 (573)885-2087, Best Western (573) 885-7707.

In Potosi: Super 8 (573) 438-8888.

Camping: Huzzah Valley Resort, 1-800-367-4516, 10 miles east of Steelville.
Berryman Trail: Berryman campground and Brazil Creek Campground (primitive, no water)

Race Results

2008 Race Results
2007 50-mile and Marathon Results
2006 50-mile and Marathon Results
2005 50-mile
2005 Marathon
2004 50-mile
2004 Marathon
2003 50-mile
2003 Marathon

Race Records

50 Mile

Menís Open (2007) Eric Grossman, VA (38) 6:33:27
Master (2007) Tom Whalen, MO (41) 6:46:53
Senior (2004) Larry Hall, IL (50) 9:16:59
Grand Master (2008) Tony Kramer (61) 10:43:13

Womenís Open (2005) Kim Morton, AR (32) 7:38:36
Master (2005) Tracy Thomas, IL (43) 9:17:45
Senior (2007) Robin Kokjohn, IA (51) 11:03:52
Grand Master (2005) Terri Hayes SC (62) 15:15:23


Menís Open (2007) Brian Beckort, IL (34) 3:11:46
Master (2000) Ed Heidbrier, MO (46) 3:26:19
Senior (2007) Don Frichtl (51) 3:46:39
Grand Master (2007) Tony Kramer, MO (60) 4:33:20

Womenís Open (2007) Marla Luckey, IL (26) 3:57:00
Master (2002) Stephanie Peterson, MO (42) 4:14:56
Senior (2008) Julie Mills (54) 5:04:37
Grand Master (2005) Joyce Yarger, IL (61) 8:21:50

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