I couldn't find a single Lake-area runner listed in the results for this past weekend's races. (Please let me know if I missed anyone.) If true, this would be the first weekend in a long time in which no one raced.

The relatively mild weather resulted in some big race turnouts.

Chocolate Rush 5K & Half Marathon (Kansas City) - 438 finishers

Kickoff Run 5K (Kansas City) - 579 finishers

Sweetheart Shuffle 5K/10K (Kansas City) - 497 finishers

St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series 3M/15K - 706 finishers

A former Lake-area resident now living in Lee's Summit, Kristen Glassmaker, was the top female at the Sweetheart Shuffle 5K, finishing ahead of 268 others in 20:38.   Kristen's husband, Jeremy, placed third among the men, in 18:51.

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ROCHEPORT ROUBAIX (posted February 1st)

Unusually mild weather brought out a much bigger crowd for the Rocheport Roubaix bicycle race compared to last year, when racers faced temperatures in the teens and a wind chill near zero.  A total of 173 turned out on Sunday to compete in one of four race distances offered, versus 58 last year.

Two Lake-area cyclists were among the competitors in the 68-mile race distance.

Chris Orr finished in 5:04:31, placing 25th among 45 male finishers. Chris shaved about an hour off of last year's time (although last year's course was two miles longer).

Josh Schrock finished just minutes behind Chris, in 5:12:26. Josh placed 32nd among the 45 male finishers.

Full results can be found here.

Here are the number of finishers for each race:

Distance
2016
2015
15 miles (20 miles in 2015)
15
2
33 miles (30 miles in 2015)
45
12
50 miles (55 miles in 2015)
65
18
68 miles (70 miles in 2015)
48
26
Total
173
58

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2016 ARCHIVES

2015 ARCHIVES

2014 ARCHIVES

2013 ARCHIVES

2012 ARCHIVES

2011 ARCHIVES

2010 ARCHIVES

2009 ARCHIVES

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POLAR BEAR STRUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted December 3rd)

The granddaddy of all local 5Ks, the Polar Bear Strut, returns for its 15th year on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  The event is a benefit for Special Olympics Missouri and is hosted by the Osage Beach Police Department.  

The run/walk starts at the Osage Beach City Hall on Osage Beach Parkway.  The website doesn't list a start time, but for 14 years it's been at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

The entry fee is a donation or fund-raising minimum of $50.  Online registration and fundraising are available.  

If this will be your first time at the Polar Bear Strut, be sure to wear your hill-running shoes, as the course is nothing but hills.  The climb up Case Rd. on the return trip is sure to be a challenge, as it's one of the toughest climbs among all of our local 5Ks.  Click on the course map below for a larger image.

The weather should be great for this year's race since this is an even-numbered year. It's the odd-numbered years you have to worry about.

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WICKED WINE RUN 5K/1K (posted November 15th)

Seven Springs Winery in Linn Creek will be hosting the Wicked Wine Run - Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, April 2, 2016. (That's the same day as the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 10K, but this is an evening event.) The Wicked Wine Run is a Texas-based organization that puts on run/walk events at wineries in Texas, California, and a growing number of other states.

The event offers a 5K run, where participants enjoy wine at the finish line, and a 1K Tasting Walk, with four tasting stations along the course. The run starts at 5:30 p.m., and the walk at 6:45 p.m., to allow participation in both events.

The run/walk course is on a trail, and there won't be any race timing or age-group awards.

More information and online registration can be found here. A few extra details can be found here.

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON & 10K (posted December 7th)

After a very successful first-year event in 2015, the Bridge and Dam Half Marathon & 10K (Facebook page) will return to the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, April 2, 2016.  The race, which is organized by the Lake of the Ozarks chapter of the non-profit Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), proved to be the most popular long-distance race among Lake-area runners in 2015.

Other than the move to an April race date (which will hopefully ward off a return of the snow flurries that fell during the inaugural race), the only significant difference for 2016 is a course change for the middle miles of the half marathon.  The change adds more miles on the quiet, secluded streets of The Villages subdivision, and subtracts several miles to and from the turnaround at the far end of the 2015 course.  You can view the half marathon and 10K courses here.

Online registration is open.  The entry fees for the half marathon and 10K are $65 and $55, respectively, through December 31st.  On January 1st, they both increase $10. 

If you're not planning to run the race, please consider volunteering. A volunteer sign-up page is available online.

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RUN FOR THE CHILDREN HALF MARATHON (posted September 22nd)

Registration is now open for the Miller County Child Advocacy Council's fourth annual Run for the Children Half Marathon (Facebook page) in Eldon on Saturday, April 23, 2016. 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 $45 if you register by December 31st.  After that date, the fee rises to $50 through March 31st, and to $60 from April 1st through April 24th.  The fee on race day will be $75.  T-shirts can't be guaranteed for those who register on the day of the race.

Click here for a registration form.   Online registration is also available.

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KENDRA'S BUCKET LIST FUN RUN  (posted January 14th )

Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) will be hosting a new event on Saturday, April 30th.   Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run, named in memory of Kendra Grant, a 28 year-old Camdenton resident who was killed in an automobile accident on December 12th, will be held at Camdenton's track at Bob Shore Stadium at 9:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 8:00 a.m.


Kendra Dawn Grant
1987-2015

Registration information will be posted once it becomes available.

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OZARK GRAVEL ROAD EPIC (posted January 8th)

After a one-year hiatus, the tough-but-popular Ozark Gravel Road Epic ("The OGRE") bicycle race will return to the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, April 30th.   Josh Schrock is the organizer of this year's race, which will offer the usual 150-mile OGRE distance, as well as a new 70-90 mile option dubbed "The Troll".

Seventy-five cyclists have already registered, including locals Scott Hofer and Chris Orr, and former Lake-area cyclist Louis Niewald who now lives in Joplin.

Online registration can be found here.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2016

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 2-3 The Pistol Ultra Run 
100K:  Ashley Pryor, Scott Page & Todd Raney
50K:  April Boicourt
50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 16 Runner's Choice 5K/10K 5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 16 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 16 David's Trail Endurance Run 40K, 25K & 7K
(40K cancelled due to flooding)
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 17 Houston Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 23 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Jan 23 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Feb 6 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 13 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 13 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 14 Fort Smith Marathon Half & Marathon Fort Smith, AR
Feb 14 Austin Marathon
Possible:  Kara O'Connor & Casey O'Connor
Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 14 Mercedes Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Birmingham, AL
Feb 20 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 21 Shelby Forest Loop Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Millington, TN
Feb 27 Soggy Bottom Endurance Run 100-mile, 100-mile relay, 40-mile, 40-mile relay; 4-mile (afternoon) and 10-mile on Feb 28 Sparta, MO
Feb 28 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon: Todd Raney & Amy Harrell
Half:  Ashley Pryor, Heather Doyle & April Boicourt
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
Feb 28 The Cowtown
50K/Marathon/
Half/10K/5K
Fort Worth, TX
March 6 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 12 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 12 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 13 Les Bourgeois ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
Mar 20 Bataan Memorial Death March
Rona Schaefer, Paul Schaefer, Ryan Lewis & Wayne Meckley
Marathon White Sands Missile Range, NM
Mar 20 Virginia Creepers Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon Abingdon, VA
March 18,19,20 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 19 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 20 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 26 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Lee's Summit, MO
March 26 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 26 Forrest Gump Challenge 50 Miles, Marathon & Half Reeds Spring, MO
April 2 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K New Franklin to Rocheport, MO
April 2 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 2 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
April 2 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 9 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 10 Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Raleigh, NC
April 10 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 9 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 9 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 10 GO! St. Louis
Marathon: Amy Harrell
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 16 Missouri Race Series 10 miles,10K & 5K Jefferson City, MO
April 16 Garmin Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 23 Run for the Children Half Marathon Half Marathon Eldon, MO
April 24 Big Sur International Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon Big Sur, CA
April 24 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
April 30 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 30 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
May 7 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 14 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 14 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 14 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Joplin, MO
May 14 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon 50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 15 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 21 Go Girl Run--Columbia Marathon/Half/5K Columbia, MO
May 21
(tentative)
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 21 Joplin Memorial Run Marathon/Half & 5K
Marathon added for 2016
Joplin, MO
May 21 Table Rock Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 22 Rockford Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 10K Rockford, IL
May 28 Midwest Active Katy80 80-mile team relay Katy Trail State Park
June 4 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
June 4

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 11 Marathon to Marathon Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 11 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 11 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Columbia, MO
June 26 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 2 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 10 MIssoula Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Missoula, MT
July 23 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 13 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Sep 3 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sept 3 Pocatello Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Pocatello, ID
Sep 4 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 4 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember Half Marathon (new in 2016), 10K & 5K Willard, MO
Sep 5 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa, MO
Sep 10 Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 17 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 18 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 18 Lee's Summit Half Marathon Half Lee's Summit, MO
Sep 18 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 24 Rise 'n Shine Half & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 25 Konquer the Konza Trail Races 25K & 10K Manhattan, KS
Sep 25 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 30 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Waynesville, MO
Oct 1 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 1 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 2

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 9 Chicago Marathon
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 8 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 9 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 15 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 15 Waddell & Reed Kansas City 5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 15-16 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 16 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 16 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 16 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 21-22 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 22 America's Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Oct 22 The Bison 50 50-mile relay & solo Topeka, KS
Oct 23 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 30 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Oct 30 Marine Corps Marathon
Marathon Arlington, VA
Nov 1 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 5 Team RWB Veterans Day Half Marathon & 4 Miler Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 5 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 5-6 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 6 Bass Pro Shops 5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 6 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 6 Gobbler Grind Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Overland Park, KS
Nov 12 Longview Half Marathon Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 12 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 13 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 19 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 19 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 20 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 3 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 3 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 3 You Don't Know Jack 50K/Marathon/Half/25K/15K Carthage, MO
Dec 3 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 11 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 17 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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 2 MaxTrax Duathlon 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 16 Neosho Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
(Duathlon new for 2016)
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Duathlon: (distances not yet available)
Neosho, MO
May 1

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 15 Kansas City Triathlon
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 21 Sedalia Spring into Summer Duathlon Short course: 2-mile run, 5-mile bike, 0.5-mile run
Long course: 2-mile run, 12-mile bike, 2-mile run
Sedalia, MO
May 22 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 29 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
Jun 5 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 18 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
June 18 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
June 19 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
June 26 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 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 10 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 10 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 10 Lake Freebird Triathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Mountain Grove, MO
July 10 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 17 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 23 Concreteman Triathlon Short course:  500-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike, 2-mile run
Olympic: 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run
Springfield, MO
July 30 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 23 Concreteman Triathlon Short course:  500-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike, 2-mile run
Olympic: 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run
Springfield, MO
Aug 6 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 7 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 7 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 7 Ironman Boulder Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Aug12 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug13 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 20 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Aug 20 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 21 Jackson County Triathlon Short course: 750-meter swim, 11.75-mile bike, 3-mile run
Long course: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 5-mile run
Lee's Summit, MO
       
Aug 27 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 4 Des Moines Triathlon
(formerly the Hy-Vee Triathlon)
Sprint: 400-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Des Moines, IA
Sep 17 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
Sep 11 Ironman Wisconsin
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Madison, WI
Sep 11 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 25 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Sept 25 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Oct 9 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       
??? Ironman 70.3 St. Louis More than a rumor, but not a certainty, watch for a possible announcement this winter. St. Louis, MO
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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 31 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 30, 55 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 11 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 30 Ozark Gravel Road Epic The OGRE:  150 miles
The Troll:  70-90 miles
Lake of the Ozarks
May 7 Hellbender Gran Fondo 51 miles Rolla, MO
May 14 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 22 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Rocheport, MO
May 30 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo   Kansas City, MO
June 4 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 4 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 11 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 12 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 25 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 16 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 16 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 24 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 6 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 20 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 27 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 27 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 27 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 2-4 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 10-11 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 24 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 24-25 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 25 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Oct 2 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 2 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 8-9 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 15 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 15 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides; 5K run Cuba, MO
Oct 22 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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
       
       
Aug 20 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 10 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge
(Finger Lakes State Park)
5K paddle, then 5K run Columbia, MO
Sep 15 Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Sep 24-25 Two Dam Days
(Lake of the Ozarks)
92 miles (over two days), 16 miles and 1.5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
Oct 15 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 22 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



Events Calendar
Key
 
 Run/Walk
 
 Cycling
 
 Triathlon/Duathlon
 
 Other/Multiple

(Hold mouse over a date to view events)

PLEASE NOTE:
Many events have not officially announced their 2016 dates. For these events, likely
dates--based on past years' scheduling--are shown.


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