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Another event returns:  After being cancelled due to COVID-19 last year, the Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk, Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction is returning on Saturday, October 16th.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR APRIL 24 - 25

Local racing is on hiatus this weekend, but we'll be back next weekend with the Trail of Four Winds 25K (sold out) at Lake of the Ozarks State Park and the Fund the Trail 5K in Tuscumbia, both on Saturday (May 1st).

Columbia:

The 24 Hour Lions Roar (6/12/24 hour races), Saturday  (Update)  LOTO participants: Alysia Maschino and Scott Page (24 hours); Jen Wiethop (12 hours)
Molly's Miles 5K, Saturday

Washington:

LX3 (6 & 12 hour races), Saturday (cancelled)

Willard:

Frisco Railroad Run (50M/50K/Marathon/Half/8K), Saturday

Kansas City:

Accept Zero 5K, Saturday
704 Blue Run (5K & 7.04 miles), Saturday
Trolley Run (4M & 8M), Sunday

St. Louis area:

Fort Zumwalt Grow Your Own Teacher 5K, Saturday

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Weekend race results:

The only information I have about our two local 5Ks this weekend (I was unable to attend either) is that the P.A.C.T. 5K in Eldon had 70 participants--not bad for a first-time event on a chilly, dreary morning.

The Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K had record turnout for both distances.   (No one from the Lake area was there.)  The five year-old race saw a 50% increase over the 2019 race, and more than double last year's COVID-affected turnout.   Looking at the race results, this year's race drew very heavily from the Kansas City area where, like St. Louis, very few races are being held.   (Kansas City's Garmin Olathe Marathon/Half/10K is normally held this weekend, but it was postponed to November 6th.)

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109
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183
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99
118
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154
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208
227
158
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While Clinton had a banner year, the Double Chubb 50K/25K trail race in Eureka (just west of St. Louis) had a so-so year. There were 48 and 59 finishers of the 50K and 25K, respectively, down from 2019's 55 and 74. (Last year's race was cancelled.) Jaime Maher, a frequent Lake visitor who won the inaugural Trail of Four Winds 25K two years ago, and who will be returning to it on May 1st, was the top female at the Double Chubb's 50K, winning in 6:04:33.

The Mainly Marathons Riverboat Series held its Missouri race, which included 50K/marathon/half marathon/10K/5K distances, in Cape Girardeau on Friday.   This quirky series, which includes events in LA, AR, MS, TN, KY, MO and IL over seven consecutive days, appeals primarily to those looking to become 50-staters or pursuing other streaks.  Indeed, of the 38 who finished the 50K or marathon on Friday, only five were from Missouri.  It's not a terribly competitive race, either.  The average 50K/marathon finish time is between 6 and 7 hours, or 3-4 hours for the half marathon. Races are held on short (1 to 2.5 mile) courses in city or state parks.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K (posted September 19th)

Registration is now open for the 2021 Trail of Four Winds 25K trail race (Facebook page).  The race will be held on Saturday, May 1st, at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  

Please visit the race's website and UltraSignup page for complete information, and to register. 

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FUND THE TRAIL 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 24th)

The Tuscumbia Betterment Committee is hosting a run/walk to raise funds for a walking trail in the community.  The Fund the Trail 5K will be held on Saturday, May 1st at Tuscumbia's Riverside Park along the Osage River.  The run/walk will start at 8:00 a.m.  

The entry fee is $20, or $25 on race day.  Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m.   

If the course is the same as the one used for past Tuscumbia 5Ks, it's the flattest 5K course in the Lake area--even flatter than Linn Creek's, if you can believe it.  

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated January 1st)

The fourth annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 12th at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon.   The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council.

The race will start at 7:15 a.m.  Race-day registration will be available from 5:45 to 7:00 a.m.

Online registration is available here.  Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9th.  A mail-in registration form is also available.

Entry fees will increase in steps on February 1st, April 1st and on race day.   A discounted entry fee for the 5K is available to groups of three who register together.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by May 16th.  

Visit the race's Facebook page for more information.

A course map can be found here.

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LOTO ENDURANCE (posted March 23rd)

The inaugural LOTO Endurance race, benefiting Wonderland Camp, will be held in June at Osage National Golf Club in Lake Ozark. The nighttime races, which include marathon and 6-hour run options, start at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 12th.

More details and a link to registration can be found here.

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CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 23rd)

After last year's COVID-caused cancellation, the Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns this year on the evening of Friday, June 18th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 13th annual Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held in a new location this year, at the soccer fields in Linn Creek.  Also new this year will be chip timing.

The run/walk starts at 8:00 p.m., with race registration and kids' activities starting at 6:15 p.m. 

The entry fee is $30 per person if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 4th.  The fee rises to $50 after June 4th. 

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register by the June 4th deadline. 

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

Online registration is available.

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RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted March 5th)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run for the Horses 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 26th 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 (for either distance) if you pre-register by June 19th, and $25 on race day.   The entry fee for children 12 and under is $10.  

A virtual 5K/10K option is available for $35. Your t-shirt will be mailed to you.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register by June 9th.

Online registration and additional details are available here.

To register by mail, complete and return a registration form (one for each participant) by June 19th.

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ROCKY TOP 5K (posted December 30th) 

A brand-new trail race--one of three in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series (Facebook page)--is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in 2021.  The Rocky Top 5K (Facebook) will be held on Saturday, July 10th on the Rocky Top Trail located near public beach #2 in Osage Beach.

Online registration and more race details are available through the race's UltraSignup.com page.  The race will be limited to 125 participants.

The entry fee is $55 until May 8th, after which it rises to $65.

Links to additional information about the trail can be found here.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 16th)


The Tri-County YMCA's fourth annual Christmas in July 5K Run/Walk will be held at the YMCA in Osage Beach on Saturday, July 24th. To beat the July heat, the race will start at 7:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30 through June 30th, and $35 thereafter. T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by June 30th.

Click for a mail-in registration form with additional race details.

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