Sunday, September 8 I Defiance Ridge Vineyards
MammothMarch is back in Missouri!
We are excited to have once again secured the remote Weldon Spring Conservation Area and its excessive trail system for our 2024 MammothMarch edition.
Hike 20 miles along a great mixture of diverse trails, such as Katy Trail and Lewis & Clark Trail featuring superb overlooks of the Missouri River.
Our single-circuit hiking loop starts and finishes at the beautiful Defiance Ridge Vineyards, located just half an hour west of St. Louis.
Mastering our challenge, you will be exhausted, but proud and happy... as well as part of our amazing community of nature-lovers, hikers and MammothMarch addicts!
Location & venue (main event venue incl. start/finish): Defiance Ridge Vineyards, 2711 S Missouri 94, Defiance, MO 63341
At a glance
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2024
Distance: 20 miles in 8 hours
There is no timekeeping, there are no failures, we only recognize the incredible courage it takes to rise to our challenge. Every participant completing the distance will be awarded their finisher medal and considered a winner!
Starting time: You can choose from several time slots as early as 7:15 am with limited capacity when signing up. This ensures the most remote hiking experience as a maximum of 5 hikers will cross the starting line at the same time. The first ones will head out between 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. with the majority coming back in just about 8 hours. However, we will have our finish line open for the ones that need a bit more time.
Parking: Complimentary parking will be available right on site
Aid/refreshment stations: There are water stops and aid stations along the route (approximately positioned every 5-7 miles apart) providing toilets, food, and drinks for all participants. These refreshments are included in the cost of your ticket and vary between each station, offering water, energy drinks, electrolytes, fruits, cereal/protein bars, sandwiches and more.
Certificates: All finishers will receive their personalized certificate after crossing the finish line. For the ones who drop out, we will issue certificates stating the mileage covered.
Finisher medal/wall of fame: For all participants finishing MammothMarch.
Hiking Pass: MammothMarch Hiking Passes will be made available for all new participants. All participants from a previous edition or different MammothMarch events should bring their Hiking Pass to collect their 2024 stamps on site.
Merchandise: Our 2024 merchandise collection will be available soon.
Route: The single-circuit loop leads through Weldon Springs Conservation Area, along various trails, such as Hamburg Trail, Lewis & Clark Trail, Katy Trail. Check out our 2023 route right here
Total elevation gain: Around 700 ft
Terrain: A great mixture of paved and unpaved hiking trails, dirt trails, gravel roads, forest floor.
What are you waiting for? Sign up here to enter “not your average hike.”
The route will be made available approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Please note that the route is preliminary and may be adjusted due to weather issues, official directives and/or organizational matters. The route will be marked 1-2 days prior to event day. Should we notice parts of the route being inaccessible, extremely wet/muddy we will adapt it to local conditions at short notice.