It’s our 12th year!

We are moved beyond words to have had such amazing support through the growing pains of hosting such a multifaceted race.

While most of you know we run a few miles on private property, some do not know the land owners name. That is Ramon and Betty Criss. May 2017 we lost Ramon.


With Betty’s permission we are proud of rename this race the Ramon Criss Storm the Dam Trail Run presented by Spencer, Wernli & Wilson Advisors.

The part we do run on was some of Ramon’s favorite land and he would often drive out to check on deer, turkey and other wildlife that made that beautiful land their own.


So as you run on that property, know it is even more special to us.


We can only run on it on race day, that was the one rule in order for him to allow us to continue exploring the beauty.

Race Details

The virtual runs are not the same as the actual races, but they can help runners stay motivated until they’re able to run actual races again.

Enjoy the outdoors and nature with our virtual Ramon Criss Storm the Dam Trail Run presented by SWW Advisors-David Wernli. The race is June 6 at El Dorado State Park. Due to COVID19 and gathering restrictions we will turn the half marathon, 10K & 5K into virtual runs.

Canceling this race was not an option.  We have seen many posts on Facebook about your trainings and we want you to highlight your training and accomplishment. We encourage you to share a photo and finishing time on your social media and use the hashtag #ozevents #swwstd.

We understand this is not how we thought we would be spending our spring and summer, but save the date for Queen B 1 Mile on June 27 ( limited to 100 participants) & the Walnut River Gravel Run 50K, Marathon and Half Marathon July 11.

Please email [email protected] if you would like your woodel (wooden medal) and race shirt mailed to you. We must receive your email by June 7 in order to have your SWAG mailed.

Course Maps

All races will begin and end at the amphitheater in the Walnut Creek Campground of El Dorado State Park.


Course map



Course map



Half Marathon & Double Loop Marathon map



Private property, as well as through public areas, the run includes two miles of trails on private property, to which Storm the Dam participants are granted permission to access ONLY the day of the race. Anyone who returns in the future will be considered trespassers and could be subject to arrest, and possible penalties, over which Oz Events has no control

Race Swag

All participants receive a dri fit race shirt.
Shirts guaranteed if registered by May 16

Run, Walk, Crawl across the finish line and receive a custom finisher’s medal.

Top 5 Female and Male in each race receive finishers plaques

Food and beverages provided post-race

Awards Ceremony

5K and 10K age group will begin at 9AM

Half Marathon age group awards will be at 9:30AM

Marathon age group awards will be at 10:30am

​No awards will be mailed

Official Race Bib with Chip Timing, Custom Finisher’s Medal & Official Race Shirt!

Packet Pickup

Available on the day before the race and race day only

Friday June 5, 2020

Oz Events Office
145 N Main
El Dorado, KS 67042
2:00pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday June 6, 2020

El Dorado State Park
Walnut Creek Campground
5:00 am – 7:15 am






VIRTUAL PRICING: Half – $52, 10K – $42, 5K – $32

$1.00 per runner goes to the El Dorado YMCA!


Race Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who make this event great year after year!

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital
SunGroup Real Estate
Law offices of James L. Hargrove
John K Fisher Inc
John K Fisher Inc

Race sponsorship is a great way to get additional exposure and support the community. Get your brand or product out there for the world to see on our race shirts, website, medals, bibs, banners, and more.

This is a great opportunity to reach a targeted affluent audience of consumers. The Ramon Criss Storm the Dam Trail Run presented by Spencer, Wernli & Wilson attracts a variety of participants from casual runners starting to get fit, currently active runners, to seasoned athletes. Participants come from across Kansas and beyond, most years we have 13 states represented in at least one of the four races, the marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K. By becoming a sponsor, your business, products, and brand will have a strong presence at the event providing a direct connection and contributing making a spectacular race experience.

Race Sponsor
(4 available)
4 available

Bib Sponsor
(2 available)
0 available

Shirt Sponsor
(10 available)
8 available

Aid Station Sponsor
(6 available)
6 available

Mile Marker Sponsor
(32 available)
30 available


Do not use GPS, map websites or apps, those directions will not get you to the race start.
Must have $5.00 per car or State Park Pass

Directions From I-35:

From I-35 take exit 76 (El Dorado North) Turn left onto N. Main St. (South US-77) Take first left onto Myers Rd. Go 1.6 miles turn right on Boulder Bluff RdGo 1.4 miles and turn right into Walnut River Campground (Attendant will be at gate)

Directions from El Dorado or 254:

Take Main St. (US-77) North to 12th St. Turn Right at 12th Go 2.1 miles to Boulder Bluff Rd. (just below dam) and turn left Go 0.7 miles and turn left into Walnut River Campground.

Do not use GPS, map websites or apps, those directions will not get you to the race start.

Must have $5.00 cash per car or State Park Pass