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ROCK 'N' ROLL ST. LOUIS HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted December 14th)

A tip of the hat to Scott Page for bringing today's big announcement to our attention.


The "running recession" has claimed the fourth biggest half marathon in Missouri.  Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis is now history.  This comes after years of declines in participation that took this event from 18,000 finishers at its inaugural race in 2011 to just 5,500 this year.   That's a staggering loss for a big race.

Here are the total number of finishers, by year.

ROCK 'N' ROLL ST. LOUIS
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
Year
Marathon
Relay
Half
10K
5K
Total
2011
3,375
Not offered
14,557
Not offered
Not offered
17,932
2012
1,766
412
9,455
Not offered
Not offered
11,633
2013
1,534
378
7,442
Not offered
Not offered
9,354
2014
1,200
402
6,360
Not offered
1,622
9,584
2015
Cancelled
Cancelled
5,758
1,123
1,274
8,155
2016
-
-
4,963
1,522
1,658
8,143
2017
-
-
3,365
1,041
1,113
5,519

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series' new owner, (Chinese-owned) World Triathlon Corporation, which owns and licenses Ironman Triathlons worldwide, apparently saw this race as too small to continue producing.  As a large, for-profit company, Rock 'n' Roll can't justify putting on small, minimally-profitable events.

If you participated in or were a spectator at the event over a period of years, you couldn't help but notice the cutbacks that reflected the event's decline.  The 2011 race was a huge, top-quality event.  The 2016 race--the last one at which I was a spectator--was just a run-of-the-mill big-city race.

Runners in St. Louis are probably not too upset.  They can easily find substitute races in the MO' Cowbell Marathon & Half or GO! St. Louis Halloween Half/10K/5K in October, and the St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K in November.

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TV alert: If you happen to be a DirecTV subscriber, there’s a one-hour program coming up Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the Audience channel (channel 334) that you might want to watch. The “Religion of Sports” program is about Iowa cyclist Sarah Cooper’s attempt to break the women’s record at this past June’s Race Across America. You'll see the incredible determination that these racers exhibit in riding a bicycle 3,000 miles across the country in about 8 days, and the extreme conditions and suffering that they endure along the way.   You’ll also wonder why anyone would subject themselves to such punishment, and realize that we're all capable of so much more than we think.

I watched the program Wednesday night and enjoyed it.  I've been a fan of RAAM since first learning about the race in 2003.   I've also spent many hours greeting the RAAM racers and support crews in person at the time station in Camdenton, but you can’t fully appreciate a race from a single point along a 3,000-mile course. This program shows lots of things about the race that I had only heard about.

Watch it if you have a chance.   

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 16-17

There are just five races going on across the state this weekend, and none are close to the Lake area.

Looking past this weekend, there are only about a half dozen races coming up before the end of the year, so if you're still looking to race, the pickings are going to be pretty slim.

Elsewhere:

Joplin:

Ugly Sweater 5K & Egg Nog 1-MIle, Saturday (LOTO participant:  Margie Gunter)

Stockton:

Willow's Winter Run 5K, Saturday

Springfield & vicinity:

Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

Candy Cane Course 5K/10, Saturday
KC Running Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series 12K/3K, Saturday
Reindeer Run 5K, Festus, Saturday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Little Rock, Arkansas:

Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon, Saturday

Volcano to Hilo (Big Island), Hawaii:

Hawaii Bird Conservation Marathon, Saturday (LOTO participant:  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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CHRISTMAS LIGHT RUN 5K (KANSAS CITY)  (posted December 10th)


Congratulations to a Lake-area runner, 13 year-old Jade Fletcher, for her third victory--two age-group and one overall--in three consecutive weeks.  On Saturday, Jade finished first among 32 girls in the 10-14 age group at the Christmas Light Run 5K in Kansas City on Saturday evening.   She finished in 23:56.  Complete race results are posted here.  (Cities weren't shown for the 1,084 finishers, so I couldn't search for other Lake-area runners. If anyone else participated in the race, please let me know.)

Jade Fletcher at the finish line.  The unique finishers medals actually featured blinking lights.

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HONOLULU MARATHON  (posted December 10th)


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Congratulations to Todd Raney for having completed his three-year quest to finish a marathon in every state in the United States.  Todd finished the Honolulu Marathon today in 4:04:13. 

While you're shivering in the cold here in Missouri, don't feel any sympathy for Todd Raney and West Des Moines, Iowa running buddy Cade Remsburg for having to run in warm, humid and breezy condtions today in Honolulu.  Cade finished in 3:28:30.

While Todd came up short in making progress on his other quest--to finish a marathon in every state in under four hours--he'll have another chance to check Hawaii off that list one week from today at the Hawaii Bird Conservation Marathon.  The course is almost all downhill, starting at Volcano (yes, that's the name of the town) and ending at Hilo on the Big Island.

Results for today's race can be found here.  A quick glance at the results shows that the race is popular among Asian runners.  (Unfortunately, the race's winding course route also makes it popular for course-cutting cheaters, as revealed in a MarathonInvestigation.com report following last year's race.)

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HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K ST. LOUIS  (posted December 10th)


They train together, they race together, and now we know what else binds together that Versailles/Barnett/Tipton running posse--a love of chocolate.  No less than 13 of them traveled to St. Louis for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K on Sunday.  Beating them to the chocolate at the finish line, though, was Angela Martin of Osage Beach, who finished in 1:28:19 in the 15K 

HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
DECEMBER 10, 2017
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
15K:
Angela Martin Osage Beach
1:28:19
F45-49
35 of 242
Rosalie Dear Versailles
1:32:20
F30-34
91 of 305
Marvin Bescheinen Versailles
1:32:20
M65-69
10 of 23
John Sykes Barnett
1:32:21
M55-59
38 of 82
Steve Grantham Versailles
1:32:22
M45-49
59 of 109
Heather Doyle Tipton
1:32:22
F35-39
116 of 405
Ashley Pryor Versailles
1:32:23
F30-34
92 of 305
Tara Grantham Versailles
1:32:23
F50-54
32 of 168
Stacey Embry Versailles
1:32:24
F45-49
59 of 242
Krystal Millan Tipton
1:32:44
F30-34
96 of 305
Nicole O'Neill Barnett
1:32:44
F25-29
81 of 239
Joyce Ryerson Versailles
2:00:24
F45-49
181 of 242
Rick Ryerson Versailles
2:00:24
M50-54
88 of 94
 
5K:
Anthony Millan Tipton 30:57 M35-39 40 of 112
 

A few other chocoholics with familiar names were spotted in the 15K race results--Sherry Wilson of Waynesville (1:36:42), and Kim Ream and Lori Hurt, both of Sedalia (and both three-year Bridge & Dam Half Marathon finishers), who finished in 1:32:37.

Complete race results can be found here. (Note: Race results were not searchable by city, so it was impractical to look through all 8,373 finishers to find jsut those from the Lake area.  If I missed anyone, you know the drill.)

Total participation was down 25% from last year's inaugural race.  There were 3,062 finishers of the 15K and 5,311 of the 5K this year, versus 3,673 and 7,417, respectively, last year.

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36 HOURS OF JACK (updated December 10th) 

Osage High School cross country runner Payton Bartlett, who owns the fastest half marathon (in 1:31:19) among Lake-area runners this year, set a Missouri state record in his very first ultramarathon today at the 36 Hours of Jack in Carthage.  Payton finished the 50K in 4:19:49, taking second place overall (among 23 competitors) while obliterating the current state record of 6:39:04 for 17 year-old males by a whopping 2 hours and 20 minutes.  He's also the youngest person in the Lake area ever to complete an ultramarathon, and now holds the Lake-area record for fastest 50K finishes.  (I was told he'll be graduating from Osage High in a few weeks, and then leaving to attend college at the University of Wyoming, so we're not likely to see much of him anytime soon.)

Curtis Wehmeyer also finished his first ultramarathon.  Curtis finished the 50K in 5:35:41 and placed seventh overall (of 23).

We had two runners in the 100K race. Scott Page was the overall winner and set a new personal record, finishing in 12:12:58.  Alysia Maschino, running in her very first ultramarathon, finished in 14:36:53.  She was fifth overall (of six), and the first female to cross the line. With official state records just starting to be kept for 100K (as well as 100-mile and 200K) finishers, and with 36 Hours of Jack having certified courses for those distances, Scott and Alysia are now state record-holders for their respective genders and ages.

Melissa Martinez of Crocker completed the 100-mile race in 24:42:52.

Margie Gunter finished the 15K in 2:32:42.

Chris Boyle was at the race as a pacer, and as such doesn't appear in the official race results.

Complete race results can be found here.

New 100K state record-holder Scott Page passed along this photo of his fellow 100K state record-holder, Alysia Maschino, flanked by pacer Chris Boyle and cheerleader Margie Gunter, and friend Naomi Eidson in back.)

Shown below are the number of finishers, by distance, in the three-year history of the race.  (The race was known as "You Don't Know Jack" in 2015 and 2016.)

36 HOURS OF JACK
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
 
2015
2016
2017
5K
-
-
7
15K
52
28
10
25K
50
33
27
42.2K
3
-
-
50K
41
17
23
75K
-
6
4
50-Mile
-
4
-
100K
-
2
6
100-Mile
-
-
7
200K
-
-
-
Total
146
90
84

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Addendum: The Missouri State Running Records were updated today, and you'll find some familiar names among the record-holders:

Name M/F Age Distance Time Race Date
Payton Bartlett
M
17
50K
4:19:50
36 Hours of Jack
12/9/17
Melissa Martinez
F
44
50 miles
9:14:53
Frisco
4/25/15
Melissa Martinez
F
46
100K
12:45:51
36 Hours of Jack
12/9/17
Melissa Martinez
F
46
100 miles
24:42:53
36 Hours of Jack
12/9/17
Alysia Maschino
F
43
100K
14:36:54
36 Hours of Jack
12/9/17
Scott Page
M
46
100K
12:12:59
36 Hours of Jack
12/9/17

In order to be an official record-holder, you have to be a Missouri resident, and the record must be set at a Missouri race.

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2017 Archives
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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 1st)

One of the granddaddies of all local 5Ks, the Polar Bear Strut, returns for its 17th year on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  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 16 years in a row it's been at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m.

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

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted December 1st)

The biggest running race in the Lake area--the Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K (Facebook page)--returns for its fourth year on Saturday, March 24th, in Lake Ozark.  Also returning will be the Double Down (13.1M + 10K) and All-In (13.1M + 10K + 5K) Challenges.  A new, more scenic starting line and other course changes are in store for 2018.  (Course maps will be posted on the race website once the course distances are certified.)  The race starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration available beginning at 6:00 a.m.

The event is organized by the Lake of the Ozarks chapter of the non-profit Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and each year draws more out-of-town runners to the Lake area than any other race.

Online registration is open.  Note that entry fees will rise on January 1st, and again after online registration closes on March 22nd

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HA HA HALF MARATHON (posted December 7th) 

Details have been announced for the inaugural Ha Ha Half Marathon, a trail run to be held at Ha Ha Tonka State Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018.   The run will start at 10:00 a.m.

The first thing to know is that the inaugural event will be a fun run, and not a race. (A full-fledged race, on a certified course, is planned for 2019.)   Thus, there will be no t-shirts or medals, but also no entry fees.  There will, however, be free food and drinks at the finish line.

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

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (posted November 6th)

A brand-new race is coming to Eldon next June.  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.

Course information is not yet available.

Split-Second Timing will handle race timing and results.

Registration is already open.  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.

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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
       
Dec 2 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 2 Southernmost Marathon
Marathon & Half
Rescheduled from Oct. 7th due to Hurricane Irma damage
Key West, FL
Dec 2 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 2 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Panama City Beach Marathon
Aaron Koeppen, Gary Braman
Marathon/Half/5K Panama City Beach, FL
Dec 3 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 9 36 Hours of Jack
100K: Scott Page, Alysia Maschino,
50K:  Payton Bartlett
15K: Margie Gunter
200K/100K/75K/50K/25K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 10 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 10 Honolulu Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Honolulu, HI
Dec 16 Hawaii Bird Conservation Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon (inaugural race) Volcano to Hilo, Hawaii
Dec 16 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 30 Run for the Ranch
Marathon: Scott Page possible
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       
2018
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Jan 13 Runner's Choice 5K/10K
5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 14 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan19-20 David's Trail Endurance Run
50K: Gary Braman
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-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 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 17 Sedalia Half Marathon
(Facebook page)
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
April 1 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 1 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 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 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 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 Run for Their Lives
Half Marathon & 5K Owensville, 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 7

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 20
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 19 Joplin Memorial Run Marathon/Half & 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 Great American Bacon Race Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 21 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
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 9 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K and 10K Eldon, MO
June 10 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 10 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
July 15 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 27 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Sep 2 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 3 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 3 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 16 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100
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 24 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 30 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Sep 30 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 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 7 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 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 7 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 7 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 14 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 14 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Oct 15 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 20 Kansas City Marathon 5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 21 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
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
Oct 28 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 29 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 11 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 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/75K/50K/25K/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 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 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 27 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 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 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 17 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
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 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 16 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 9 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 28 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 12 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 21 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
May 27-28 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 29 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 2 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 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 9 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, 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 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 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
July 22 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 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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