After six years in business, The Battlegrounds continues to grow in terms of participants (last year’s race included runners from 29 states) and recognition. It is the Missouri's only permanent venue that is an OCR World Championships qualifying race.
In OCR, there is nothing like the fall race at The Battlegrounds. The reason for this is there is not another venue with a winery onsite! This puts a certain buzz in the atmosphere for the events especially since the winery caters the race with food, beer and wine. Also, prior to this event, they added about five obstacles plus a wreck bag series that was about 200 yards long.