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Pete's Feet Across America, Part II: Ultramarathoner Pete Kostelnick, who broke the transcontinental U.S. running record in 2016, has just announced his next big running adventure. On August 1st, he'll begin a self-supported, 5,300-mile run from Kenai, Alaska to Key West, Florida. You can read about it here.

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"Laz Across America" update: Gary Cantrell, aka "Lazarus Lake", has completed 14 days and 354 miles of his transcontinental U.S. run/walk/hike.   His first days and week were so fraught with difficulties that it looked like he would call it quits, but he's hung in there and continues to march on.  His daily posts are interesting reads.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Memorial Day weekend is always among the slowest race weekends of the year.  There's nothing happening in the Lake area, but there are a few events around the state that may be of interest. 

Around the state:

Waynesville:

Wear Blue: Run to Remember 5K (free), Monday

Columbia:

Pedaler's Jamboree (bike ride and music festival), Saturday-Sunday

Springfield:

Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

Memorial Day March 5K/10K, Saturday
Going the Distance for Brain Injury Memorial Day Run (5K/10K), Monday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

University City Memorial Day Run (5K/10K), Monday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Parsons, Kansas:

Iron Horse Duathlon & 5K, Saturday

Buffalo, New York:

Buffalo Marathon, Sunday (LOTO Runner: Todd Raney)

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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3 DAYS AT THE FAIR (posted May 20th)

The winner of the 144-hour race at 3 Days at the Fair in Augusta, New Jersey was Johnny Hällneby (Facebook page) of Sweden, who completed an incomprehensible 546 miles.   His nearest rival finished 115 miles behind him.

After hitting a wall on day three, Pete Kostelnick, who ran 116 miles to win a 24-hour race a week earlier, bounced back and finished third, with 412 miles completed.   Pete's Facebook post about the race is well worth reading.

The 144-hour race results can be found here.

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HAPPY FEET FOR HEALTHY MINDS 5K (posted May 20th)

An unusually fast group of young runners gave Jade Fletcher perhaps the toughest competition she's ever had to face.   On Saturday, Jade ran the Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K in Jefferson City and finished in 22:51--about a minute faster than her finish two weeks ago at the Lake Regional 5K.   It placed Jade second (of seven) in the women's 13-18 age group.

The women's overall winner was a 14 year-old who finished in 19:41.  Second was a 12 year-old, in 19:47, and third was another 14 year-old, in 19:54.  Jade was fifth overall, finishing just one second behind a 22 year-old.

Complete race results can be found here.

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SHIRES OF VERMONT MARATHON (posted May 20th)

The state of Vermont has vexed Todd Raney for the fourth time.  On Sunday, Todd was hoping to make Vermont the 47th state in which he's completed a marathon in under four hours, but he came up shy yet again.  He finished Sunday's Shires of Vermont Marathon in 4:14:45.   Complete race results can be found here.

Todd will have to return to Vermont before November if he still hopes to make North Carolina his 50th sub-4 state at the Outer Banks Marathon on November 11th. 

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GEIST HALF MARATHON (posted May 20th)

While on his annual mancation/junket to visit major league ballparks, Scott Gray detoured to Fishers, Indiana on Saturday to do the Geist Half Marathon. Scott finished in 3:23:42 and placed 56th (of 57) in the men's 36-40 age group, but that still gave him bragging rights as the one and only finisher from the Show-Me State in the 869-runner race.


Scott Gray gave us some free publicity in Indiana by wearing his brand-new LOTO Runners t-shirt.  (With huge finishers medals becoming increasing common, we may need a bigger logo.)

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STRIKER LIFE HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted May 20th)

Willard Haley was our lone Lake-area runner at the Striker Life Half Marathon, 10K & 5K held at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster on Saturday. Willard ran his best half marathon in over a year and finished in 2:12:31.   The competitive men's 55-59 age group was the third-biggest in the race (with nine runners), and Willard had to settle for eighth place.

There were 79, 61 and 35 finishers of the half marathon, 10K and 5K, respectively.  Complete race results can be found here.

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JOPLIN MEMORIAL HALF MARATHON & 5K (updated May 20th)

The Lake area was represented well at the Joplin Memorial Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday.  Seven of our runners competed in the race that commemorated the seventh anniversary of the devastating tornado that ripped through the heart of Joplin, killing 161 people. 

Two of the Lake area's most prominent running couples gathered for a post-race group photo: Pete Leyva, Anita Leyva, Katie Roberts and Stacy Roberts. (A tip of the hat to Stacy Roberts for the photo.)

Anita Leyva was our lone competitor in the 5K, and she won the women's 50-54 age group (over 38 others) by finishing in 27:57.

In the half marathon, Jim McDermott took second-place in the men's 60-64 age group with a 1:47:32 finish.  A third-place finish in the 55-59 age group was claimed by Pete Leyva, who crossed the line in 1:56:49.  Just behind Pete was another Pete--Pete Groce, who finished in 1:57:35 and took fifth in the 50-54 age group.

Stacy and Katie Roberts finished in 2:12:08 and 2:12:48, respectively.  That placed Stacy 24th (of 40) in the men's 40-44 age group, and Katie 18th (of 62) in the women's 40-44 age group.

Finally, Dan Robertson placed in the top half of the 55-59 age group with a 2:15:21 finish.

Complete results can be found here.

A few other names familiar to some of us appeared in the results. Ed Green of Lebanon finished the half marathon in 2:13:20, and former Lake-area runner/cyclist Louis Niewald, who now lives in Joplin, finished it in 2:09:15.

JOPLIN MEMORIAL HALF MARATHON & 5K
JOPLIN, MISSOURI
MAY 19, 2018
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
HALF MARATHON:
Jim McDermott Camdenton
1:47:32
M60-64
2 of 11
Pete Leyva Lake Ozark
1:56:49
M55-59
3 of 24
Pete Groce Eldon
1:57:35
M50-54
5 of 28
Stacy Roberts Camdenton
2:12:08
M40-44
24 of 40
Katie Roberts Camdenton
2:12:43
F40-44
18 of 62
Dan Robertson Camdenton
2:15:21
M55-59
11 of 24
 
5K:
Anita Leyva Lake Ozark
27:57
F50-54
1 of 39
 

Total participation dropped from last year.  The half marathon and 5K both had increases, but they were more than offset by the elimination of the marathon.  Here are the number of finishers over the last four years:

 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Marathon
-
343
203
-
Half Marathon
1,164
993
623
664
5K
986
1,218
812
872
Total
2,150
2,554
1,638
1,536

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

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 8th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 11th 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 25th.  The fee is $35 on race day. 

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

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

Check out the event's Facebook page for additional details.  

Online registration is available.

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LAKE RACE 5K RUN/WALK (updated April 7th)

The fourth annual Lake Race 5K Run/Walk, one of a series of events held as part of the Lake Race powerboat races, will be held on Saturday, June 9th.  The race will take place at Beaver's at the Dam Bar & Grill just west of Bagnell Dam on the Lake Ozark strip. 

The race starts at 8:00 a.m. Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

For those who pre-register on or before May 26th, the entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for those 11-18 years of age.  (Children ten and under are free.)  After May 26th, the fees rise to $25 for adults and $20 for those 11-18 years of age.  Be sure to register early, as t-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register; all others will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

Online registration is available, or click for a mail-in registration form.  A race flyer is also avaiable.

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated April 28th)

A brand-new race is coming to Eldon.  The inaugural Eldon Rock Island Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 9th, and will feature 15K and 10K race distances.  It will start at 7:00 a.m. at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon. The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council, which organized the former Run for the Children Half Marathon for five years.

You can register online, or click here to download a mail-in registration form.   Entry fees will rise on January 1st, May 16th, and on race day.

The course maps can be found here.  The race medals are shown below.  

Split-Second Timing will handle race timing and results.

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RUN WITH THE HORSES 5K/10K & KIDS' 1-MILE RUN/WALK (posted March 23rd)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run With the Horses 5K/10K & 1-MIle Kids Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 16th, at the Linn Creek City Park. The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.

The 5K/10K entry fee is $20 if you pre-register by June 9th, and $25 after.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register. The kids' 1-mile entry fee is $10, but doesn't include a t-shirt. 

Click for a flyer/registration form (.doc or .pdf).  Online registration is also available through the Rescue's website.

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ELDON POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION'S DONUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted June 25th)

The second annual Donut 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Eldon Police Officers Association will be held on Saturday, June 23rd.  It will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Department building at 111 S. Oak Street in Eldon.  Race-day registration will be open from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $20, or $30 on race day.  To be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day, you need to pre-register by no later than June 1st.

A registration form with all of the race details can be downloaded here.

In case you didn't attend last year's event, here's how the Donut Run works. Just prior to the race, each participant is given a glazed doughnut. Off-duty police officers and a few volunteers (aka "donut thieves") at multiple locations along the course try to steal the donuts away from the participants. Only those participants who reached the finish line with a fully intact donut receive a medal.

Sadly, the organizer of last year's race, Casey Shoemate, was killed in a traffic accident while on duty with the Miller County Sheriff's Office on April 20th. Casey will no doubt be remembered in some way at this year's race.

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CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES  (posted January 14th)

It's subject to change, but here's a quick look at the schedule for some of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games coming to the Lake of the Ozarks at the end of June.   You can find a tentative schedule for all events here.

The events are open to police and fire personnel, as well as their spouses and adult children.

CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES
LAKE OF THE OZARKS
JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2018
SCHEDULE OF SELECTED EVENTS
Sport/Event
Day
Date
Start Time
 
CROSS COUNTRY:
    5K Wednesday
June 27
8:00 a.m.
    10K Friday
June 29
8:00 a.m.
   
CYCLING:
    Time Trial Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
    Road Race Wednesday
June 27
8:00 a.m.
    Criterium Thursday
June 28
8:00 a.m.
   
KAYAKING:
  Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
   
RUNNING:
    5K Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
    10K Thursday
June 28
8:00 a.m.
    21K (half marathon) Sunday
July 1
8:00 a.m.
   
SWIMMING:
  Wednesday
June 27
9:00 a.m.
   
TRIATHLON:
   Sprint Sunday
July 1
8:00 a.m.
     

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted April 23rd)

The Tri-County YMCA will hold its first Christmas in July 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, July 28th, at the YMCA's facility on Airport Rd. in Osage Beach.  The race will start at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.   A cookout is planned after the race.

The entry fee is $25 until June 30th, and $30 after.

A mail-in registration form can be downloaded here.

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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 will open in January, and will be limited to 100 participants.

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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
       
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, 10K & 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 21 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
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 16 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 23 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 29 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Run the Burg 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 30 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 7

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Amica Newport Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #48) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
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 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 6 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, 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 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 21 Atlantic City Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #49) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 26-27 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 6 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 28 Spooky Sprint Half(aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Maathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 3 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 3 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 4-5 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 4 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 4 Bass Pro Shops
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 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Outer Banks Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #50) 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 Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
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
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
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 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 10 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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
July 30 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
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 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 12 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 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
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 24 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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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
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
   
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
Cancelled
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 22 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 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 Pony Express Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 9-10 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 16
Moonlight Ramble
(reschdule date)
10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 24 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
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 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 21 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides 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

2018
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 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
July 22 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Aug 25 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, 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
Sep 30 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 28 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
Trevor Dowdney
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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PLEASE NOTE:
Some events have not officially announced their 2018 dates. For these events, likely
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