4 Fore 30 update:  With just two weeks to go, the entry list is growing.   Chris Boyle, Ryan Page, Gary Braman and Stacy and Katie Roberts are among the latest locals to sign up.   Here's the complete list.

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There are some interesting races benefiting worthy causes this coming weekend.  You'll have to do some traveling, though, as none are in the Lake area.  The forecast is currently calling for cold, but sunny, weather this weekend, with no forecast of rain or snow.

The longest race closest to the Lake is the third annual Honoring Our Heroes Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday.  The finish line for all races is in Rolla.  The marathon starts in Salem, located 25 miles to the south.  The half marathon starts halfway between them.  Bus transportation to the marathon and half marathon starting points is provided.   (Please note that there is no race-day registration.)

There are three other marathons happening this weekend, all within reasonable driving distance from the Lake.  The White River Marathon takes place in Cotter, Arkansas, the Williams Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, and the Pilgrim Pacer Run near Kansas City.  All events offer half marathon and 5K options.   Some of these races may be sold out, so be sure to check before making any plans.

If you're going to be in St. Louis on Saturday, consider the Warson Woods Running Club's tenth annual Trot Thru The Woods 5K & Kids Fun Run. It's a really nice race through the quiet, neighborhood streets of Warson Woods in central St. Louis county.   It has a few tough hills, but the rest of the course is similar to what you find in Eldon.

Good luck and safe travels to everyone racing this weekend!



Linn FCCLA  Turkey Run 5K, Saturday


Honoring Our Heroes Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 5K, Saturday


Beastly Bear 5K Run, Saturday


Winterfest 5K, Saturday

Springfield & vicinity:

Pound the Pavement for Parkinson's 5K, Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

Turkey Trails 5K/10K, Independence, Saturday
Angela's Army 5K, Saturday
Pilgrim Pacer Run (marathon/half/10K/5K), Sunday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

Trot Thru the Woods 5K & Kids Fun Run, Saturday
Run for ALD, Cure the Boys 5K, Creve Coeur Park, Saturday
Twilight Turkey Trot, Forest Park, Saturday afternoon
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Cotter, Arkansas:

White River Marathon for Kenya (marathon, half and 5K), Saturday

Tulsa, Oklahoma:

Williams 66 Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday (5K on Saturday)

Be sure to check out the Lake of the Ozarks Runners Facebook page to see what they'll be doing this weekend.

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THANKSGIVING DAY RACES (posted November 12th)

Thanksgiving Day is the biggest race day of the year in the United States.  An estimated one million runners and walkers, including 40,000 in Missouri alone, will toe a starting line that day.  Here's the list of races coming up in Missouri, ranked by the number of 2017 finishers:

City Race 2017 2018
Springfield Turkey Trot 5K Run
Kirkwood Kirkwood Webster Turkey Day Run
(3 miles, 6 miles, and both distances)
Kansas City Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K/10K
St. Charles Turkey Trot STL 5K
Kansas City Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll
Chesterfield Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5K
Joplin Joplin Turkey Trot
Arnold Turkey Trot STL 5K
St. Louis
(Tower Grove Park)
St. Louis Turkey Trot 8K
Columbia Turkey Trax 5K
Parkville Parkville Turkey Trail Trot
Eureka Turkey Trot STL 5K
St. Louis (downtown) Turkey Trot STL
Kansas City Pilgrim Run 5K
 (St. Louis County)
Olivette Turkey Trot 5K
Branson Branson Turkey Trot 5K
Jefferson City Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 5K/10K
St. Louis (Downtown) The Hungry Turkey 5K
Chesterfield Gobble Wobble 5K
Ozark Turkey Scramble 5K/10K
Mt. Vernon Mountaineer Turkey Strut 5K
  (St. Louis County)
Run for Ryan 5K
Rolla Galloping Gobbler. 5K
Camdenton Laker 5K Turkey Trot
Boonville Boonslick Heartland YMCA Turkey Trot 5K/10K
Pierce City Pilgrims Run 5K
Mexico Turkey Trot 5K
Troy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K
Lebanon Turkey Trot 5K
Festus YMCA Thanksgiving Day Workout 5K
Washington Turkey Day 5K/10K
Farmington Turkey Trot 5K

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K (posted November 12th)

Registration is now open for the Trail of Four Winds 25K trail race scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  

Visit the race's UltraSignup page for more information about the race, and to register.

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It seems ironic that one of the Lake area's younger runners was our sole representative at the AARP-sponsored Gobbler Grind Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K in Kansas City on Sunday.  Thirty-one year-old Tom Green of Camdenton finished the half marathon in 1:55:15, placing 20th (of 37) in the 30-34 age group.

Colin Cronin of Fort Leonard Wood finished 8th overall in the marathon with a 3:11:21 finish. (The qualifying standard for 35-39 year-old males for the 2020 Boston Marathon is 3:05:00.)

Complete race results can be found here.

The total number of race finishers was down slightly for the third year in a row.  Here are the totals since 2015:

  2015 2016 2017 2018
Half Marathon

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DOGWOOD CANYON TRAIL RUNS (updated November 11th)

The Bass Pro Fitness Series concludes this weekend with the popular--and completely sold out--Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs at the privately-owned Dogwood Canyon Nature Park southwest of Table Rock Lake near Branson.  (Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris contributed the first parcels of land to form the park nearly 30 years ago.) 

The 15K is held on Saturday followed by a 25K and 50K on Sunday. Two runners from the Lake area competed at the 15K. Emily Smith and Tania Maschhoff, both of Lake Ozark, ran and finished together, in 1:52:17.   Emily placed 11th (of 54) in the 35-39 age group, and Tonia placed 18th (of 55) in the 40-44 age group.

Heather Miller finished Sunday's 25K in 4:01:33.  Heather was 29th (of 38) in the women's 35-39 age group.

Complete race results can be found here.

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OUTER BANKS MARATHON (posted November 11th)

And then there were three. 

Todd Raney checked North Carolina off his sub 4-hour, 50-state quest on Sunday after finishing the Outer Banks Marathon in the Outer Banks barrier islands off the North Carolina coast.  Todd finished in 3:55:16, and placed 4th (of 27) in the men's 45-49 age group. 

The last three stops in Todd's quest will be Vermont, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

Complete results can be found here.

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LONGVIEW HALF MARATHON & 5K/10K (posted November 10th)

Three Lake-area runners participated in the Longview Half Marathon & 5K/10K in Kansas City on Saturday.

Jessica Smith of Lake Ozark was our lone representative in the half marathon.  Jessica finished in 2:46:02, placing 18th (of 19) in the women's 20-24 age group.  Also from Lake Ozark was Briana Jordan, who ran the 10K in 1:06:28 and placed 7th (of 9) in the 20-24 age group.

Scott Gray ran the 10K in 1:44:58, finishing last (of 16) in the 35-39 age group.  Chris Hein of Jefferson City was another 10K finisher.  He crossed the line in 1:06:28 and place 7th (of 9) in the 40-44 age group.

Chris Hein and Scott Gray report that the temperature was 17° at the 8:00 a.m. start of the race.

Click for complete half marathon, 10K and 5K results.

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SANDERS SAUNTER 50K/25K/10K CHARITY TRAIL RUN (posted November 10th)

Congratulations to John Shelby for finishing the 50K at the Sanders Saunter Charity Trail Run at Clinton Lake near Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday.   John finished in 6:22:08, placing 12th (of 34) overall.   It was also a new PR for John, who finished the Rock Bridge Revenge 50K last month in 6:35:58.

Complete race results can be found here.

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RUN TO THE LIGHTS 5K (posted November 10th)

Over 800 runners braved a cold evening at Silver Dollar City in Branson on Friday for the Run to the Lights 5k. Two runners from the Lake area--Christina Wilson and Kim Sovcik--were among them, and both ladies finished in the top one-fourth of their age group. Kim finished first, in 34:05, with Christina following eight seconds later. That placed Kim 28th (of 115) in the women's 30-39 age group, and Christina 23rd (of 108) in the 40-49 age group.

Complete race results can be found here.

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2018 Archives
2017 Archives
2016 Archives
2015 Archives
2014 Archives
2013 Archives
2012 Archives
2011 Archives
2010 Archives
2009 Archives

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LAKER 5K TURKEY TROT (posted October 19th)

One of our biggest and most enjoyable local races, the Laker 5K Turkey Trot, will return for its ninth year on Thanksgiving Day.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Camdenton High School.  Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. 

The entry fee for those who pre-register is $20.  On race day, the fee rises to $25..  Only those who pre-register by November 9th will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

All proceeds from the event go to Lake area food pantries.  Runners are also encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items for the pantries.

Be sure to stick around for the pie-eating contest after the race to see who's willing to embarrass themselves for a chance at a few seconds of glory.

Click for a flyer/registration form in .pdf or .docx format. 

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RUNNING OF THE ELVES 5K RUN/WALK (posted October 15th)  

The third annual Running of the Elves 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, December 1st.  It will start at the Camdenton Square at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $25 for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of November 16thT-shirts (sporting an Elf design) and Elf hats (with ears) will be guaranteed only to those who pre-register by the November 16th deadline.  After that date, the entry fee is $30.

Click for a flyer/registration form.

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4 FORE 30 (posted December 4th) 

A new and unconventional running race is coming to the Lake area in December 2018. The 4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) will be held at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club west of Camdenton, and will benefit Kids Harbor.

The race is much more a test of physical and mental endurance than speed.  Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on December 1st, competitors will run a four-mile course on the golf club's cart paths, and have one hour in which to complete it.  (Failure to complete a lap within sixty minutes will end your race.)  Runners begin another lap at the top of each hour until either the last remaining runner stops, or 30 hours have elapsed, whichever comes first.   Thus, runners could race as few as four miles, or as many as 120.

Registration is limited to 100 participants.   Registration and more race details are available here.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT 5K (posted October 30th)

A brand-new race on a course we've never run before is coming up on the evening of Saturday, December 8th.

The Windermere Baptist Conference Center is holding its first annual Christmas Light 5K at 6:30 p.m. (registration opens at 5:00 p.m.)  The race will be on asphalt roads within the Windermere campus.

The entry fee is $20 (or $15 without a t-shirt) through November 26th, and $25 after. 

Windermere is located about seven miles west of Camdenton, off of Route AA in Roach.  (Click for directions.)

Registration information is available here.  Note that, while you can submit your entry online, you'll still need to mail your entry fee by November 26th to take advantage of the early registration discount.  You'll find mailing instructions on the bottom of the linked page.

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Race Name
Jan 7 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K (rescheduled from January 1st) Overland Park, KS
Jan 14 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan19-20 David's Trail Endurance Run
50K: Gary Braman, Chris Boyle;
25K: John Shelby
Friday night:  11K (new for 2018)
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 20 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 27 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 27 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 3 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 10 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 10 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 11 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 24 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 24 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
March 3 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 3 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 4 Quivering Quads Trail Race Half Marathon Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 4 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon: Curtis Wehmeyer
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
March 4 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 10 Racing for Daylight Ultra Event See listing Waynesville, MO
March 10 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 17 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 17 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 16,17,18 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 24 Sedalia Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 24 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
March 24 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 25 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon, 7K & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 31 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 7 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Rocheport to Boonville, MO
April 7 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 7 Ozark Foothills 50K/25K 50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 8 GO! St. Louis
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 8 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 4-8 Super Awesome! MIssouri Edition Choose among five races in five days (5K/10K, Half, 26.2K, Marathon, 50K) Sikeston, MO
April 14 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 14 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 14 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 14 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 21 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 21 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 22 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 28 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 28 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 5 Ha Ha Half Marathon Half marathon trail run Ha Ha Tonka State Park
May 6

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 12 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 12 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 19
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 19 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 19 Geist Half Marathon
Half: Scott Gray
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fishers, IN
May 19 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 20 Shires of Vermont Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #47) Marathon Bennington, VT
May 27 Buffalo Marathon (Todd Raney) Marathon & Half Buffalo, NY
June 2 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 2 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 2 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 7.7-mile & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 2 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 2 War Eagle Trail Running Festival 50K/25K/10K Hobbs State Park, Rogers, AR
June 9 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K and 10K Eldon, MO
June 9 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 10 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
July 14 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 15 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon
Jade Fletcher
Half Marathon Blue Springs, MO
July 21 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 29 Show-Me State Games Road Race 5K/10K Columbia, MO
Aug 18 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Aug 25 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Sep 1 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 3 Heart of America Marathon Marathon Columbia
Sep 8 Katy Trail 50/50 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, MO
Sep 9 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100
No 2018 race;
returns in 2019
50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 15 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 22 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K/10K Rolla, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run Half Marathon & 10K Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Pete Groce
Half: Scott Gray
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 29 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival 10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Run the Burg(cancelled) 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Sep 29 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 29 Belleville Main Street Marathon Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 29 Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race 53K and Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Sep 30 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 6 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 6 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 6 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 6 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 7 MO' Cowbell Marathon
Half: Amy Harrell, John Sykes
5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Amica Newport Marathon (Todd Raney) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 13 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 13 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Oct 20 Kansas City Marathon
Half: Todd Raney
5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 21 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 21 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 26-27 Outback in the Ozarks
Scott Page, Todd Raney, Rob Kucsik, Gary Braman, Alysia Maschino, Pete Leyva, Anita Leyva, Katie Roberts, Stacy Roberts, Nigher Alfaro, Ken Ewers
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 28 Spooky Sprint Half (aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Marathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 3 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 3 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 3-4 The Skippo Trail Race
10K: John Shelby
Rescheduled to December 8-9
St. Louis, MO
Nov 4 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 4 Bass Pro Shops
Marathon:  Lauren Moriearty (first marathon) Half:  Scott Page, Ryan Page (first half), Alysia Maschino, Katie Roberts, Stacy Roberrts
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 4 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 4 New York City Marathon Marathon New York, NY
Nov 10 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 10 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K Lampe, MO
Nov 10 Sanders Saunter
50K: John Shelby
50K/25K/10K trail races Lawrence, KS
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Gobbler Grind Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 11 Outer Banks Marathon (Todd Raney) Marathon/Half/8K/5K Outer Banks, NC
Nov 17 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 17 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 18 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 18 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 1 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 1 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 1 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 1 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
10K: Jayna Gray, Scott Gray
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 8-9
The Skippo Trail Race
10K: John Shelby
Rescheduled from November 3-4
St. Louis, MO
Dec 8 36 Hours of Jack
200K/100K/80K/50K/30K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 9 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 15 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 29 Run for the Ranch
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
Jan 18-19 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
April 7 GO! St. Louis (See blue-flagged list of LOTO participants) Marathon/Half/10K St. Louis, MO
April 12-13 The 24 Hour Lions Roar 6/12/24 hour run and relays Columbia, MO
May 4 Trail of Four Winds 25K 25K trail run Lake of the Ozarks State Park
April 28 New Jersey Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Oceanport, NJ
May 26 Vermont City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & relays Burlington, VT
June 22 Grandma's Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray
Marathon/Half 5K Duluth, MN
Oct 20 Big's Backyard Ultra Last man standing race Belt Buckle, TN

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Race Name
Apr 22 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
May 6

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Sprint triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Super sprint triathlon: 100-meter pool swim, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 12 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 5K or 10K run or bike, or a 20K bike.  Mostly on the Highline Trail.  Event raises funds to provide adaptive tricycles to children with disabilities. Bolivar, MO
May 13 Kansas City Triathlon
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 20K bike, 5K run
Kansas City, MO
May 20 St. Louis Triathlon Sprint:  750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
St. Louis, MO
May 26 Iron Horse Duathlon Duathlon:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run Parsons, KS
June 3 Legend Free State Tri

Sprint:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Legend 70:  1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Legend 100:  2-mile swim, 80-mile bike, 18-mile run

Lawrence, KS
June 10 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
June 16 Halfmax Championship & Quartermax Triathlons Halfmax Championship: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
Innsbrook, MO
June 16 Topeka Tinman Triathlon Short course: 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 19-mile bike, 7-mile run
Topeka, KS
Jun 24 Neosho Sprint Triathlon
2018 race cancelled; to return in 2019
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
Jun 24 Lake Freebird Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Duathlon:  14-mile bike, 5K run
Mountain Grove, MO
Jun 30 Heartland Heat Triathlon 400-meter pool, 12-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
July 7 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 8 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 8 Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon Short course: 500-meter swim, 9-mile bike, 3.2-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 18-mile bike, 4.5-mile run
Shawnee, KS
July 15 Ballwin Triathlon 300-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike and 3.4-mile run Ballwin (St. Louis), MO
July 15 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 21 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 22 Show-Me State Games Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
July 28 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon:  500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon:  1.5-mile run, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Smithville, MO
July 28 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Aug 5 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge Short course: 500-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 20.8-mile bike, 10K run
Stockton, MO
Aug 5 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 10 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug11 Republic Tiger Tri Super Sprint: 150-yard swim; 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Classic Sprint: 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Republic, MO
Aug 11 Warrensburg Triathlon (cancelled) SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Warrensburg, MO
Aug 18 Lake St. Louis Triathlon Short course:  0.25-mile swim, 12.3-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
Long course: 0.93-mile swim, 24-mile bike, 10K run
Lake St. Louis, MO
Sep 9 Legend Ad Astra Triathlon Sprint:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Legend 70:  1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 22 Redman Triathlon Full:  2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
Half: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 23 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO

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Race/Event Name
Feb 24 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 28 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
April 30 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 12 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 20 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 19-20 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
May 26-27 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 29 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo
20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 2 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 2 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 9 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 16 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Jun 17-22 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Weston to Louisiana, MO
June 23 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 21 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 21 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Callaway County, MO
July 29 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, MO
July 29 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 4 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 5 Moonlight Ramble (cancelled for 2018) 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 25 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 25 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Aug 31 - Sep 2 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 8 Pony Express120 Gravel Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 8-9 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 23 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Sep 29 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 29-30 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 6 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 13-14 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 20 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 20 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 4 Red Dog 100
Gravel road race Jefferson City, MO

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Race Name & River
Distance(s) & Boat Type
May 12 Spring 12 Race 12 miles Osage River--Mari-Osa to Bonnots Mill
June 9 MO River Ramble 26-mile fun paddle Jefferson City to Chamois on the Missouri River
June 12 Lake Race "Paddle Battle" Paddleboard races Lake of the Ozarks
June 30-
July 1
Osage Howler
Race: 61 miles
Fun Run: 14 miles
Osage River
Aug 25 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Sep 8 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Sep 29 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Sep xx
(cancelled for 2017)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Oct 27 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN


Perhaps we should have called our challenge, "Where's Willard?)  Click here to see Willard Haley in the photo.

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March 2: Whobilation 5K, Tri-County YMCA, Osage Beach
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