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Lake TV made Bridge & Dam the top story in its March 27th weekly news report. You can view it on their website or on YouTube.

You can view Nigher Alfaro's complete interview by clicking on the image below.  (It brings back memories of that recent viral video of the two little kids barging into their dad’s home office while he was being interviewed on a live BBC News broadcast, although this time the kids are bigger and even rowdier.)

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BUBBLE & GLOW LEAP 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK (posted March 28th)

Eldon Middle School's Project L.E.A.P. Afterschool Program will be holding their third second annual Bubble & Glow L.E.A.P. 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on the evening of Friday, April 28th. The run/walk begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mustang Memorial Park (1400 N. Grand, Eldon), with registration and a pre-race party from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

For some participants, you'll save on entry fees by registering on or before April 7th.  For complete details and a registration form, click here.

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KENDRA'S BUCKET LIST FUN RUN  (posted March 28th )

The second annual Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run benefiting Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) will be held on Saturday, May 20th.   The event is organized by the family of Kendra Grant, a Camdenton resident who was killed in an automobile accident in December 2015 at the age of 28.  The 5K run will be held at Bob Shore Stadium in Camdenton at 9:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 8:00 a.m.

Registration information can be found here.

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QUEENS MARATHON (posted March 26th)

Chalk up state number 48 for Todd Raney in his 50-state quest.  On Sunday, Todd finished the Queens Marathon in New York City in 3:52:48, placing 10th (of 37) in the men's 40-49 age group. Todd plans to complete his 50-state quest with the Vernonia Marathon in Oregon on April 9th and the Honolulu Marathon on December 10th.

New York also marks the 33rd state in which Todd has finished a marathon in under four hours.

Complete results can be found here.

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (updated March 27th)

Please bear with me as I go through the 1,520 photos taken on Saturday.  It's a very tedious process to select the best photos and then carefully edit each of them to present the finest possible image.  I fully expect this to take days to complete.

The third annual Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 10K (Facebook page), which this year added a 5K and two extra-distance challenges, was by far the biggest running race ever held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Nearly 500 runners were registered for the race, although some presumably decided to stay home following days of bad-weather forecasts for race morning. The 416 runners who showed up were greeted with beautifully sunny skies and ideal running temperatures, although the last of the finishers did get wet as showers moved in late in the morning. Call it luck or divine intervention, but the Lake of the Ozarks chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which holds the race to benefit its faith-based athletic programs for students and their coaches, was a grateful recipient.

All-In Challenge

The biggest story of the day is one you probably weren't even aware of.   The All-In Challenge, which consisted of a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K--completed in that order--was won by 40 year-old Jill Wagner of Sullivan, Missouri in a remarkable 2:56:18.  In terms of distance, the All-In is about a 5K shy of a full marathon.  Jill ran her final 5K in 24:31, and if you tack on one more 5K at that pace, she would have run a 3:20:00 marathon.  That's very impressive. 

Jill won over six other competitors, including the Lake area's Curtis Wehmeyer.  Curtis finished third, in an outstanding 3:20:32.  Seventh place was claimed by 65 year-old Mike Lewer of Leawood, Kansas who crossed the finish line (in the rain) in 3:40:17.  Mike was the day's final finisher.

    
All-In Challenge winner Jill Wagner (left) and Curtis Wehmeyer

Double-Down Challenge

The Double-Down Challenge consisted of a half marathon and 10K, and was handily won by the phenomenal 57 year-old Gerald Holtmeyer of Bonnots Mill, Missouri in 2:11:09.  Gerald was the overall winner of the inaugural Bridge & Dam Half in 2015, and finished second to our equally phenomenal local runner Heather Oddo last year.  (Heather didn't race this year.)  Gerald's Double-Down included a 1:28:57 half and a 42:12 10K.  

Yet another phenomenal local runner, Jim McDermott, placed 7th (of 11 overall) in the Double-Down, finishing in 2:53:29.  (In four weeks, Jim heads to Houston for the Ironman Texas Triathlon.)  Also up for the challenge was Willard Haley, who finished in 3:27:15 and took 10th place.

First among the five women who took on the Double-Down was Kim Ream of Sedalia.   She finished in 2:46:14.

    

   
Top row:  Double-Down winners Gerald Holtmeyer and Kim Ream.
Bottom row: Jim McDermott and Willard Haley

Half Marathon

Nigher Alfaro ran within one minute of his personal half marathon best and won the half marathon over 154 other competitors.  Nigher finished in 1:32:42, just 12 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

On the women's side, Kimberly Rizzo from Lake St. Louis won in 1:42:54.

Two local runners, Josiah Peterson (1:38:33) and Todd Pasley (1:43:08), took home age-group victories.  Todd was the overall 10K winner in 2015, and placed fifth in the 40-49 age group at last year's half marathon.  Aging up to the 50-59 group this year proved helpful to him.

   

 
Top row:  Men's half marathon winner Nigher Alfaro
(during his second wardrobe change during the race)
and women's winner Kimberly Rizzo.
Bottom row: Local age-group winners Todd Pasley and Josiah Peterson.

10K

The 10K races both featured record-breaking performances.

School of the Osage sophomore cross country runner Micah Hill smashed the women's10K course record by a whopping seven minutes while winning the women's race in 43:41. Her nearest rival, local runner Jodi Wolfe, was also running at record pace, but finished over four minutes behind Micah, in 47:54.

In the men's race, Charlie Gomez, a 38 year-old runner from Kansas City, knocked ten minutes off the 10K course record, finishing in 38:55.  He, too, was four minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

Three Lake-area runners--April Leonard (49:37), Angie Quist (50:12) and Ed Doney (59:10)--won their respective 10K age groups.

5K

Another School of the Osage cross country runner, 15 year-old Cooper Vickers, won the first-ever Bridge & Dam 5K with a time of 18:23.

The women's reigning champ is now Cierra Hiland, who won in 22:52.  Cierra is from Augusta, Illinois.

Two other Lake-area runners won their age groups.  Maria Alfaro, 12 year-old daughter of half marathon winner Nigher Alfaro, won the women's 12-13 age group in 26:48.  Crystal Vickers, mother of 5K winner Cooper Vickers, won the 40-49 age group (over 15 others) in 28:15.

The complete race results can be found here.

Listed below are the results for Lake-area runners, followed by a look at some race statistics.  If I've missed anyone, feel free to e-mail me or post their names in the chat box at right, and I'll gladly add them to the list.  The same goes for any corrections.

BRIDGE & DAM HALF MARATHON & 10K/5K
LAKE OZARK, MISSOURI
MARCH 25, 2017
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA RUNNERS
Name
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Notes
ALL-IN CHALLENGE:  (half marathon + 10K + 5K)
Curtis Wehmeyer
3:20:32
Overall
3 of 7
 
 
 
DOUBLE-DOWN CHALLENGE: (half marathon + 10K)
Jim McDermott
2:53:29
Overall
7 of 11
 
Willard Haley
3:27:15
Overall
10 of 11
 
 
 
HALF MARATHON:
Nigher Alfaro
1:32:42
M40-49
1 of 20
Overall race winner
Chris Boyle
1:34:01
M30-39
2 of 23
 
Josiah Peterson
1:38:33
M14-19
1 of  2
 
Gary Braman
1:40:29
M40-49
5 of 20
First half marathon
Aaron Koeppen
1:42:05
M40-49
6 of 20
 
Rob Kucsik
1:42:21
M40-49
7 of 20
New personal record
Todd Pasley
1:43:08
M50-59
1 of 17
 
John Shelby
1:43:14
M50-59
2 of 17
 
Jason Kolb
1:50:39
M30-39
7 of 23
 
Doug Kueker
1:50:53
M30-39
8 of  23
 
Pete Leyva
1:51:12
M50-59
3 of 17
 
Anita Leyva
1:55:13
F40-49
3 of 18
 
Tania Maschhoff
1:58:51
F30-39
5 of 25
 
Denise Baker
1:59:03
F40-49
5 of 18
 
Mike Toth
1:59:06
M50-59
6 of 17
 
Angela Martin
2:00:34
F40-49
6 of 18
 
Elaine Mallahan
2:02:07
F40-49
7 of 18
 
Alisha Eldridge
2:08:39
F30-39
11 of 23
 
Tobby Eldridge
2:08:39
M30-39
12 of 23
 
Heather Skouby
2:11:04
F40-49
9 of 18
 
Joe Register
2:12:54
M30-39
16 of 23
First half marathon
Matt Buscher
2:13:19
M20-29
9 of 12
 
Paula O'Connor
2:14:59
F50-59
2 of 10
 
Corey tenBensel
2:38:27
M40-49
20 of 20
 
Roxanne tenBensel
2:40:36
F50-59
8 of 10
 
Margie Gunter
3:39:42
F40-49
18 of 18
 
 
 
10K:
Micah Hill
43:41
F14-19
1 of 1
Overall female winner; new women's course record
Jodi Wolfe
47:54
F20-29
1 of 7
 
Dan Robertson
48:14
M50-59
3 of 11
First 10K
April Leonard
49:37
F40-49
1 of 24
New personal record
Angie Quist
50:12
F50-59
1 of 21
 
Dave Barry
52:33
M50-59
5 of 11
 
Sue Barry
52:34
F50-59
2 of 21
 
Shellie Alfaro
54:11
F30-39
3 of 30
 
Brandi Kincaid
55:30
F30-39
5 of 30
 
Eric Faes
57:05
M30-39
6 of 8
 
Natalie Pasley
57:43
F50-59
6 of 21
 
Ed Doney
59:10
M60-69
1 of 4
 
Paulette Spriggs
59:24
F30-39
10 of 30
 
Jill Wedig
59:25
F30-39
11 of 30
 
Cindy Wismer
1:00:00
F50-59
9 of 21
 
Tiffany Ash
1:01:02
F40-49
9 of 24
 
Danny Stoelting
1:03:09
M60-69
2 of 4
 
Nathan Evans
1:03:13
M50-59
10 of 11
 
Tom Wismer
1:03:19
M60-69
3 of 4
 
Becky Boswell
1:06:54
F30-39
17 of 30
 
Jayna Gray
1:06:54
F30-39
18 of 30
 
Jewels Bartley
1:08:43
F40-49
15 of 24
 
Megan Hendrickson
1:12:11
F30-39
19 of 30
 
Jodi Sansone
1:13:22
F50-59
14 of 21
 
Amanda DeGraffenreid
1:15:58
F30-39
22 of 30
 
Patti Reed
1:15:57
F40-49
18 of 24
 
Cindy Martin
1:18:21
F50-59
16 of21
 
Linda West
1:20:50
F60-69
3 of 6
First 10K
Jen Wiethop
1:29:05
F30-39
28 of 30
 
 
 
5K:
Cooper Vickers
18:23
M14-19
1 of 7
Overall race winner
Maria Alfaro
26:48
F12-13
1 of 2
 
Crystal Vickers
28:15
F40-49
1 of 16
 
Brayden Vickers
29:54
M14-19
3 of  7
 
Denise Barnes
36:56
F40-49
5 of 16
 
Halle Coulter
39:51
F14-19
5 of  5
 
         

Miscellaneous race statistics:

There were 416 finishers among the five race distances offered, broken down as follows:

All-In Challenge             7
Double-Down               11
Half Marathon            155
10K                             119
5K                              124
Total                           416

Participation in the three longest distances totaled 173--one more than last year's total of 172 half marathon finishers.

There were 119 finishers of this year's 10K, versus 90 last year, so the addition of the 5K to this year's race obviously didn't cannibalize participation in the 10K.

The threat of rain probably hurt participation in the 5K, as 5K participants tend to sign up late.

The most competitive age group was the 30-39 women in the 10K, with 30 participants.  For the men, it was the 30-39 age group in the half marathon, with 23 participants.

Women outnumbered men by a substantial majority in the 10K and 5K, and consequently for the event overall--257 to 159.

More runners were in the 30-39 age range than any other.

In nearly every race, there were more participants over 50 years of age than under 30.

Because the participants' cities aren't listed in the results, it's not possible to say exactly how many runners came from outside the Lake area for this year's event.  However, it appears that there were many more this year than last.  This year's race had 154 more finishers than last year, yet the number of Lake-area runners that we can identify stayed roughly the same.   If most of the increase is indeed attributable to out-of-town runners, that's great news, because it means that this race is getting noticed outside the Lake area.  It also bodes well for future growth of the race, as the pool of potential participants outside the Lake area is exponentially larger than our local running community.

NUMBER OF FiNISHERS BY RACE, AGE GROUP AND GENDER
Al- In
DD
Half
10K
5K
TOTAL
Age Group
M
F
M
F
M
F
M
F
M
F
M
F
M + F
12-13
1
2
1
2
3
14-19
2
2
1
7
5
9
8
17
20-29
1
12
18
2
7
4
12
19
37
56
30-39
2
1
4
23
25
8
30
11
24
45
83
128
40-49
2
2
1
1
20
18
4
24
7
16
34
61
95
50-59
2
17
10
11
21
6
21
36
52
88
60-69
1
1
5
3
4
6
3
5
14
14
28
70 & over
1
1
1
TOTAL
5
2
6
5
79
76
30
89
39
85
159
257
416

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SEDALIA HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted March 21st)

Three of our Lake-area runners ran the Sedalia Half Marathon on Saturday, March 18th.  

Curtis Wehmeyer led our locals to the finish line, finishing in 1:51:10, and shaving nearly a minute off of last year's 1:52:01.

April Leonard finished in 2:05:59, placing fourth (of 8) in the women's 40-49 age group.

Finally, Willard Haley finished in 2:13:10, about two minutes shy of last year's time. 

The Sedalia Half is an unusually competitive race.  More than half the field finished in under two hours.  Willard's 2:13:10 placed him near the bottom (16th of 17) in the men's 50-59 age group.  Also, for unknown reasons, this race attracts an older crowd.  Nearly half of this year's field of 78 finishers were over 50 years of age, with nine runners age 60 or older.  The oldest was 75--and he finished in 2:20:29.

SEDALIA HALF MARATHON & 5K
SEDALIA, MISSOURI
MARCH 18, 2017
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS
Name
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
HALF MARATHON:
Curtis Wehmeyer
1:51:10
M40-49
6 of 11
April Leonard
2:05:59
F40-49
4 of 8
Willard Haley
2:13:10
M50-59
16 of 17

Full results can be found here.   There were 78 half marathon finishers, up from 67 last year.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY 5K RUN/WALK (updated March 19th)

Forty-five runners and walkers--about the same number as last year--turned out for the City of Eldon's St. Patrick's Day 5K on Saturday.


The weather at the start was colder than it looks, with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s and a steady breeze.

For the very first time (at least in my rusty memory), we had a father-daughter combination as the overall men's and women's winners.  Nigher Alfaro and oldest daughter Maria crossed the finish line in 19:23 and 25:47, respectively.  Nigher finished ahead of the phenomenal, 58 year-old Gary Lile, who was the overall race winner in 2009 (18:34), and men's age-group winner in 2012 (19:32) and 2015 (20:21).

The Alfaros--Nigher, Shellie and Maria--all took home medals.  Shellie's was for winning the women's 30-39 age group.  Keep an eye on Maria at next weekend's Bridge & Dam.  She and her mom, Shellie Alfaro, will be doing the 10K, and Maria's St. Pat's finish time portends a high place in the results.

Unofficial results can be found here.  They were prepared from an audio recording of the awards ceremony, so there are likely some spelling or other mistakes.  (I'll be happy to make any corrections--just e-mail me.)

The Boyle brothers, Charlie (26:37) and Connor (just over 32:00), took home first- and second-place nine-and-under age-group medals, just as they did at the Polar Bear Strut three weeks ago.  These kids are really impressive.

   
It seemed like "family day" at the St. Pat's 5K. Charlie (in red hat) and Conner Boyle raced in front of their grandfathers and grandmothers, all of whom came in from St. Louis for the weekend.


Yet another family, the Conners, took home a load of medals, including (from left) Lilian, Sarah, Kyle and Steven.

Many more race photos can be viewed here.

I've joked to volunteers many times during long, tough races that I look like the coroner should be placed on standby.  Maybe they're taking me seriously now.

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SPRING FLING IN THE PARK 5K (posted March 16th) 

The Spring Fling in the Park 5K, a benefit for community projects in Tuscumbia, will be held on Saturday, April 8th, at the Tuscumbia Riverside Park.  

The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m.  The registration fee is $25.  Click for a flyer/registration form (.jpg or .pdf).

The course is very flat--perhaps the flattest in the entire Lake area.  A map to the event location can be found here.

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RUN FOR THE CHILDREN HALF MARATHON & 10K (posted January 19th)

Registration is now open for the Miller County Child Advocacy Council's fifth annual Run for the Children Half Marathon & 10K (Facebook page) in Eldon on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The race will start at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Curves location at 214 S. Mill Street, with race-day registration and packet pick-up opening at 6:00 a.m.

The registration fee is $50 for the half marathon and $40 for the 10K through March 31st.  Those fees rise to $60 and $50, respectively from April 1st to April 20th, and $75 and $65, respectively, thereafter.   T-shirts can't be guaranteed for those who register on the day of the race.

Click to register online, or to download a registration form.  

First-timers wanting to familiarize themselves with the course can click on the thumbnail below. (The 10K course isn't known at this time, but the first five or six miles should be the same as the half marathon.)

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THE EPIC (posted February 21st)

The Epic 150-mile and 80-mile gravel road bicycle races return to the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, April 29th.

As of February 21st, 172 competitors racers have registered, including locals Scott Hofer and Chris Orr in the 80-mile race, and Ron Bentch of Versailles in the 150-mile race.

Casey O'Connor is also among those registered.  Casey's horrific crash at last year's race, followed by months of recovery, isn't deterring him from returning.

Online registration can be found here.

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted February 9th)

One of the Lake area's biggest annual 5Ks, the Lake Regional Health System Fun Run/Walk, returns on Saturday, May 6th at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.  Also returning will be the best race amenity of the year--a post-race, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast that's free to all registered participants.  (Others can enjoy breakfast for just $5.  Children ages 5 and under eat free.)

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lake Regional Hospital's Cardiac Rehab department.  The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m., with walkers starting immediately after.  Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30.  Technical t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 14th.  

Online registration is available here.   If you prefer, a mail-in registration form can be downloaded here.

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TA-TA TROT 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 15th)

The sixh annual Ta-Ta Trot 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 13th, at the Department of Public Safety Building in Eldon (map).

The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:15 a.m..  T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register on or before April 27th; all others will receive t-shirts while supplies last.  The entry fee is $15.

For more information and a flyer/registration form, please click here.

The race is once again being organized by the "We Bleed Pink" team of Jayna Gray, Kari Salsman and Holly Thomas, and is a fund-raiser for the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.

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SUMMER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted February 8th)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 9th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 10th annual Summer Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held at Camdenton High School, with the run/walk starting at 8:00 p.m., and race registration and kids activities starting at 6:15 p.m. 

For individual participants, the entry fee is a minimum contribution of $30 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of May 26th.  The fee is $35 on race day. 

Teams of four or more can pre-register for $25 per person through May 26th.  On race day, the fee is $30 per person.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register. 

Check out the race flyer for additional details.  

Online registration is available.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
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Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2017 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Dec 10, 2016 Hoover Dam Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Lake Mead National Park, NV
Dec 11, 2016 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 31, 2016 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield, MO
Dec 31- Jan 1 The Pistol Ultra Run 50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Leawood, KS
Jan 14 Runner's Choice 5K/10K
(cancelled)
5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 14 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
(Postponed until Jan. 21)
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 15 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 15 Rock 'n' Roll Arizona
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Phoenix, AZ
Jan 21 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 21 David's Trail Endurance Run
25K: Gary Braman, Chris Boyle, John Shelby
50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 28 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 4 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 5 Surf City MarathonMarathon: Todd Raney Marathon & Half Huntington Beach, CA
Feb 11 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 11 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 11 Mississippi River Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS
Feb 12 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 19 Austin Marathon Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 19 Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 25 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
(inaugural race)
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 25 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
March 4 Myrtle Beach Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Myrtle Beach, SC
March 4 Liberty Hospital Half
(inaugural race)
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 5 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 11 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 11 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 12 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 17,18,19 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 18 Sedalia Half Marathon
(Facebook page)
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 19 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon, 7K & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 25 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon/10K/5K Lake Ozark, MO
March 25 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 26 Queens Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon New York, NY
April 1 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K New Franklin to Rocheport, MO
April 1 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 1 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 1 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 2 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 8 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 8 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 9 GO! St. Louis
Marathon: Gary Braman
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 9 Vernonia Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Banks, OR
April 15 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 15 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 22 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Eldon, MO
April 22 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 22 Royal Running Series
(cancelled?)
10K/20K trail race Lake of the Ozarks State Park
April 22 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 23 Glass City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Toledo, OH
April 30 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
April 29 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Run for Their Lives Half Marathon & 5K Owensville, MO
May 6 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 7

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 13 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 13 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 15 Divas Half Marathon & 5K  (cancelled?) Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 20
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 20 Joplin Memorial Run Marathon/Half & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 20 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon 50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 20 Fargo Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Fargo, ND
May 21 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 3 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 3 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
June 3

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 10 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 17 Grandma's Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Duluth, MN
July 9 Mad Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Waitsfield, VT
July 10 Freedom 321 Run
(cancelled?)
Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
July 22 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 19 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Sep 3 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 3 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember
(cancelled?)
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Willard, MO
Sep 4 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 17 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 17 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Kyleigh Phillips Memorial 5K & Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 24 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 24 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 24 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 30 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 1 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 1 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 1

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 2 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Oct 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 1 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 7 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 8 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 9 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 15 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 15 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 15 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 21 Waddell & Reed Kansas City 5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 22 Go Girl Run - Memphis Half Marathon & 5K Memphis, TN
Oct 22 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 27-28 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Nov 4 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 4-5 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 5 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 5 Bass Pro Shops 5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 5 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 5 New York City Marathon
Jesse Shields
Marathon New York, NY
Nov 11 Team RWB Veterans Day Half Marathon & 4 Miler (2016 cancelled; will retry in spring 2017) Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 11 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 11 Phoenix Summit Challenge 10/15/17/25-mile trail hikes Phoenix, AZ
Nov 11 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K Lampe, MO
Nov 12 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 18 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 18 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 18 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 19 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 19 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 29 AWS re:Invent 5K 5K Las Vegas, NV
Dec 2 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 2 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 2 You Don't Know Jack 100K/75K/50K/25K/15K & 50-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 2 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 10 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 10 Honolulu Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Honolulu, HI
Dec 16 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 30 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
April 1 MaxTrax Duathlon
(cancelled?)
Short course: 1.5-mile run, 7.5-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Long course: 1.5 mile run, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
Apr 22
Ironman Texas Triathlon
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run The Woodlands, TX
Apr 23 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
April 30 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 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 7

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 13 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 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 14 Shark Tank Triathlon Sprint: 300-yard pool swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Super Sprint: 150-yard pool swim, 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Seymour, MO
May 14 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 21 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 22 Midwest Meltdown Triathlon & Duathlon Short course triathlon: 750-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course triathlon: 1.5K swim, 20.8-mile bike, 5.2-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Paola, KS
June 4 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 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 11 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Duathlon
Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
June 17 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
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
July 8 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 9 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 9 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 9 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 23 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
July 22 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 23 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 29 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 29 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Aug 5 Warrensburg Triathlon SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
Trio-Tri:
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Warrensburg, MO
Aug 6 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 6 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 11 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug12 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 19 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
Aug 26 Cedar Creek Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 11-mile bike, 1-mile run
Olathe, KS
Sep 10 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 24 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Sep 24 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Sep 24 Ironman Chattanooga Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Chattanooga, TN
Oct 15 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
Race/Event Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Jan 15 Rocheport Roubaix 30, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 10 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 29 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 13 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 21 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 27-28 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 27 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 3 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 3 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
Jun 10-16 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Weston to Louisiana, MO
June 10 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 11 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 17 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
June 24 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 15 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 22 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Callaway County, MO
July 30 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 5 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 5 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 26 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 26 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 1-3 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 9-10 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 17 Mountain Madness Mountain bike races Warsaw, MO
Sep 23 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 25 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides; 5K run Cuba, MO
Oct 21 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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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
Race Name & River
Distance(s) & Boat Type
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
May 31 Lake Race "Paddle Battle" Paddleboard races Lake of the Ozarks
June 10-11 Osage Howler
Trevor Dowdney (61 miles)
Race: 61 miles
Fun Run: 14 miles
Osage River
Aug 19 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Aug 27 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Sep 9 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge
(Finger Lakes State Park)
5K paddle, then 5K run Columbia, MO
Sep 14
(cancelled for 2016)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Oct 7 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 21 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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