Laz watch: Lazarus Lake (real name Gary Cantrell) is now hiking through St. Louis. Read Tuesday's and Wednesday's report here.  On Wednesday, he hiked Chouteau Ave./Manchester Rd. from downtown out to Des Peres, and crossed over I-270.  He's following historic Route 66 at this point of his transcontinental hike, which should take him through Lebanon sometime next week.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR JUNE 1 - 2

There are no local races this weekend, but one of our biggest of the year, the Rock Island Road Race in Eldon, is coming up the following weekend, on Saturday, June 8th.

Columbia:

Go Girl Run Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday (women only)

Springfield area:

Run for Reading 5K, self-timed, Frisco Highline Trail in Willard, Saturday
CoxHealth MedMile & 5K, Saturday

Kansas City area:

Hospital Hill Run (half marathon/10K/5K), Saturday

St. Louis area:

Heart to Heart 5K/10K, Creve Coeur, Saturday
GO! St. Louis KT82 Trail Relay, Saturday
Run for Life and Learning (6K), Creve Coeur Park, Saturday
John Mohr Memorial 5K, Vianney High School, Kirkwood/iSunset Hills area, Saturday
Run for 21 (5K), Forest Park, Sunday
Hometown Half Marathon & 5K/10K, St. Peters, Sunday
Baby Shippey (10K/half marathon trail races), Beaumont scouting camp, Sunday

Rogers, Arkansas (Hobbs State Park):

War Eagle Trail Running Festival (50K/25K/10K), Saturday  Cancelled due to tornado damage from last Saturday night's storm

Emporia, Kansas

Unbound Gravel (350M/200M/100M/50M/25M bike races), Saturday (race was formerly known as the Dirty Kanza)

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RUNSTOCK (posted May 21st)

Thirty-seven runners turned out for RunStock this past weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Runners had six races (5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, 6-hour and 12-hour) from which to choose over the three-day event.

Tucker Seise was a three-race winner, winning the 5K, 10K and half marathon.

The closest race finish was in the marathon, where just 35 seconds separated the first- and second-place finishers.

Tanner Trettin of Columbia put in the most miles for the weekend.  He completed 60 miles in the 12-hour ultra run.

Abbreviated results are shown below.  The results posted on RunSignup.com have additional details.

RunStock
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
May 17-19,2024 results
Place Name City
Division
Time/Miles
5K:
1
Tucker Seise Osage Beach
M
18:46
2
Christina Barnett Gravois Mills
F
30:34
3
Mark Kempf Lake Ozark
M
31:27
4
Dan Beck Lake Ozark
M
31:38
5
Marlisa Nolan Osage Beach
F
33:23
6
Mikayla Williams Springfield
F
36:46
7
Allyssa Nau Otterville
F
39:27
8
Kimberly Sovcik Linn Creek
F
44:38
9
Christina Wilson Osage Beach
F
57:07
10
Monica Dubois Arnold
F
1:23:10
11
Alexandr Savala Kirksville
M
1:23:12
10K:
1
Tucker Seise Osage Beach
M
42:10
2
William Willoughby
M
51:09
3
Elaine Mallahan Montreal
F
51:14
4
Carolyn Osbern
F
53:43
5
Natasha Boettcher
F
55:02
6
Nobel Mallahan Montreal
M
1:02:59
7
Felipe Ocampo
M
1:04:19
8
Stacy Roberts Camdenton
M
1:07:12
9
Katie Roberts Camdenton
F
1:07:13
10
Sarah Zemaitis Bowling Green, OH
F
1:11:15
11
Kathleen Robbins Sunrise Beach
F
1:20:42
Half Marathon
1
Tucker Seise Osage Beach
M
1:29:28
2
Douglas Hall Crocker
M
1:45:25
3
Ethan Ahern Fort Leonard Wood
M
2:15:17
4
Sam Pickslay Foristell
M
2:28:40
5
Jordan Bell St. Robert
F
2:36:49
6
Krysten LeBlanc St. Robert
F
2:59:43
Marathon:
1
Devin Lattuga Denville, NJ
M
4:18:14
2
Kelly Willoughby Janesville, WI
F
4:18:49
3
Carmen Paladino St. Louis
F
4:35:42
4
Wyatt Martensen St. Louis
M
4:50:49
5
Dustin Morgan St. Louis
M
4:50:50
6
David Bowen St. Robert
M
5:28:33
7
Marlisa Nolan Osage Beach
F
5:29:07
8
Madasen Kusmanoff Eldon
F
5:58.57
6-Hour:
1
Dan Beck
M
16
12-Hour:
1
Tanner Trettin Columbia
M
60
2
Jody Rhoads Lebanon
F
48
3
Amy Poindexter Newalla, OK
F
30
4
Amanda Banks Doolittle
F
24

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JOPLIN MEMORIAL RUN (posted May 20th)

Thirteen years after a devastating tornado took the lives of 161 residents, the final Joplin Memorial Run commemorating them was held this past Saturday.

In his eleventh appearance at the race, Jim McDermott finished the half marathon in 2:00:33 and placed second (of 12) in the men's 70-and-over age group.

Complete race results can be found here

Not surprisingly, the swan song year for the race brought out a big crowd, with total participation up nearly 80% over last year, and the largest since the mid 2010s.  Here are the year-by-year finishers, by distance, since 2015.

 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
Marathon
-
343
203
-
-
COVID
-
-
-
Half Marathon
1,164
993
623
664
450
447
391
320
722
10K
-
-
-
-
208
169
170
185
307
5K
986
1,218
812
872
809
730
646
669
1,063
Total
2,150
2,554
1,638
1,536
1,487
1,346
1,207
1,174
2,092

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Other weekend races:

The biggest race of the weekend was the St. Louis Zoo's Make Tracks Through the Zoo 5K, with 3,058 finishers. The Athlinks.com results running 62 pages long, and I didn't have time to look for any local runners.

The Kansas City Triathlon saw an increase in participation for the second year in a row. They went from 459 finishers in 2022 to 533 last year, and to 626 this year. That's more than the 550 finishers in the pre-COVID year of 2019.

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ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated March 17th)

Registration is open for the seventh annual Rock Island Road Race, 5K/10K/15K, taking place on Saturday, June 8th.

The race's Facebook page has a link to the registration page.

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RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted May 17th)

Registration is now open for the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run for the Horses 5K/10K.  The race will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the Linn Creek City Park.

You can register online here.  Click for a mail-in registration form in .docx or .pdf format.

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 $25 (for either distance) for those who pre-register, and $30 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 1st.

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