Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

The Bonk Hard Chill will take place on 
Saturday, March 15, 2014.

TBD (to be determined)

A required racer pre-race meeting will be held at
8:00 pm at Friday, March 14 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.


The Bonk Hard Chill Adventure Race will Start and Finish at Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat at Tunnel Dam Gardens.   

The course for the Bonk Hard Chill will be very fun and challenging.   The course will feature trekking/running/orienteering, mountain biking, flatwater and / or river paddling in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

Be prepared for an exciting race!   The course for the Bonk Hard Chill will feature 20-35 miles of mountain biking, 8-15 miles of trekking and trail running and 5-10 miles of canoeing, all while using a map and compass to find your way from checkpoint to checkpoint.    

The expected winning time will be approximately 7 hours.   Official start time, course details and distances will be announced at the pre-race meeting.

The race is open to 2-person and 4-person teams (co-ed, male, female)


 $119/ person - Early Registration  (ends on Jan 27th)

 $129/ person - Normal Registration (ends on Feb 17th)

 $139/ person - Late Registration (after February 17th)

* Registration will close on March 3rd, 2014.

* Race fees include land use fees, maps, canoes, paddles and PFDs, insurance, post-race food and drinks, t-shirts, prizes, give-a-ways and a fantastic adventure!


  • $30 fee per person on or before Feb 17th
  • No refunds after Feb 17th!

There will be an award ceremony after the race at a time TBD.

Racers on the TOP THREE teams OVERALL will receive the FIRST three picks of prizes from our great sponsors!

Prizes will be awarded 3 deep (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams will have a choice of prizes from our great sponsors!) based on the number of teams participating in each division on the day of the race.    
RACERS MUST BE PRESENT at the awards ceremony to receive prizes.

The following formula is applied: 
2 - 3 teams participating in division --- Division 1st place awarded 
4 - 5 teams participating in division --- Division 1st, 2nd places awarded
6 + teams participating in division --- Division 1st , 2nd, & 3rd places awarded 

Racers on the TOP THREE 4-Person Co-ed teams will receive a Bonk Hard Racing Discount Certificate (1st place  - 100%, 2nd place  -75%, and 3rd place - 50% *).

* All certificates for discounted entry are issued for a individual racers.

We recommend that all teams stick around for the awards ceremony to congratulate the winning teams and take part in this festive atmosphere!



Great lodging options in the Lake area ....



Tan-Tar-A Resort (the location of the Bonk Hard Chill Pre-Race meeting), is offering all racers, support crews, and family members a discounted room rate of
$89 (resort fee included).   

This rate is for single, double, triple or quad occupancy.

While you are out in the woods, your family can enjoy golfing, swimming, fishing, fitness center; and for the kids - an indoor waterpark, arcade, or a family round of bowling!   The 420 acre property has many activities or simply enjoy a wonderful stroll in the fresh air.  

To reserve a room at Tan-Tar-A, please call (573) 348-3131 or toll free at (800) 826-8272 and remember to ask for the "Bonk Hard Racing" rate!

Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
494 Tan-Tar-A Drive (on Hwy KK)
Osage Beach, MO 65065



Quail's Nest Inn & Suites, located in Osage Beach, is offering all Bonk Hard Chill racers, volunteers and their friends and families, a discounted rate on their rooms for the race. 

Don't want to leave the spouse and kids at home? They can come and enjoy the weekend also!   With the Outlet Mall only a two minute walk from Quail's Nest, the family can enjoy some shopping on Saturday while you are racing.   Don't leave the family at home...they can enjoy a weekend at the Lake also!

Quail's Nest Discounted Rates for Bonk Hard Chill racers:
1 King = $59.50 (per night, plus taxes)
1 King Deluxe = $69.50 (per night, plus taxes)
1 King with Jetted Tub = $89.50 (per night, plus taxes) 
2 Queens = $59.50 (per night, plus taxes)
2 Queens Deluxe = $69.50 (per night, plus taxes)
2 Room Suite = $89.50 (per night, plus taxes)
2 Room Suite with Jetted Tub = $109.50 (per night, plus taxes)

To reserve a room with Quail's Nest Inn & Suites, please call (573)348-2834 or toll free at (800)700-1006 and remember to ask for the "Bonk Hard Racing" rate!

Quail's Nest Inn & Suites
4644 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

CAMPING  (** ADDED 2/25/24 **)

The Bonk Hard Chill Adventure Race will Start and Finish at Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat at Tunnel Dam Gardens.    Camping options are available at Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat.   When making a camping reservation, be sure to identify yourself as a Bonk Hard Racer! 

The Bonk Hard Chill will NOT be a supported race. Racers are not allowed to receive any support from non-racers.


Volunteers are such an important part of every race, and we strive to make volunteering at our races fun and enjoyable.    All volunteers will receive a certificate for 50% off entry into any Bonk Hard Racing event, a free race shirt and food after the race. 

If you are interested in participating in adventure racing, volunteering is one of the best ways to get into the action and see if it is a sport you will enjoy!  

If you would like to volunteer at the Bonk Hard Chill, please contact Bonk Hard Racing.   Thanks

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