Quickie #1:  The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article about Meb Keflezighi. Meb, you may recall, won this year's Boston Marathon, and is now going for a win at Sunday's New York City Marathon. The article has some interesting tidbits about his training methods. "Running Away With It: How American Meb Keflezighi Is Shaking Up the Marathon World"

Quickie #2:  Ultramax Sports is expanding its offerings to include its first-ever bicycle race.  The Rocheport Roubaix is scheduled for Sunday, February 15th--one week before the long-established Froze Toes road race put on by the Columbia Bike Club.  The race website says the race is on gravel, so at least some of the course will be on the Katy Trail.

Ultramax also announced another new event, the Mid-America Multisport National Championship, will be held at Innsbrook on September 12th.  The race will also serve as USA Triathlon's National Club Championship.

It looks like this new race will replace Halfmax, which was resurrected by Ultramax this year and held in conjunction with Quartermax and Octomax in June.  Despite lots of promotion, Halfmax only had 115 participants--certainly far fewer than what they had hoped, and nowhere near the 400+ participants the race once attracted.  Halfmax was first held in 2003, but Ultramax may have finally pulled the plug on it. 

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Anyone racing on Sunday is reminded that Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. that morning. 

The last, big race weekend of the year is here for Lake-area runners.  More runners will be racing this weekend than on any other weekend through the end of the year.  For many, this weekend marks the end of the race season.

Two of the best and most popular races are on tap this weekend.

In the Lake area, the Give 'Em The Bird 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run is on Saturday in Versailles.  Race-day registration opens at  7:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness.  The 5K and 1-mile walk start at 9:00 a.m.  This event is truly the Super Bowl of 5Ks, with a live radio broadcast, a live rendition of the national anthem, a musical group and the Versailles High School cheerleaders along the course route, professional chip timing, and a really cute kids race. More details can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

Whether you are attending the race or not, be sure to tune your radio to race co-sponsor KS95.1-FM on Saturday morning to hear program director J.T. Gerlt broadcast live from the starting line. (It's a rare treat to be able to hear a live radio broadcast from a 5K while you're on your way to participate in it.) 

On Sunday is the most popular out-of-town race for Lake-area runners--the Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival's marathon, marathon relay, half marathon and 5K.  We have thirty-four runners (so far) making the trip to Springfield.  Good luck to everyone running. 

We also want to wish the best of luck on Saturday to the high school cross country runners from Eldon, Osage and Versailles who will be competing in the Class 3 district championships in Moberly, and Camdenton High School's Faith Scheidemantle, who will be competing in the Class 4 sectionals in Nixa. 

Finally, we want to wish good luck and safe travels to Terry Atteberry and Angela Martin, who will be competing (along with 50,000-plus other runners) in the New York City Marathon, and Todd Raney, who will be running the BG26.2 Marathon in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Sunday.


Springfield and southwest Missouri:

Bass Pro Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
Other running events

St. Louis:   

St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
Other running events

Kansas City area: 

Kansas Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
Other running events

Most of the Lake Area Runners will be racing this weekend, so don't expect any local runs by the group.

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  November 1                   November 2
   Versailles                       Springfield
            The Super Bowl of 5Ks          The most popular out-of-town
                                                       race for Lake-area runners

    November 2                      November 2
   New York City         Bowling Green, Kentucky
           LOTO participants:                                       LOTO participants:
              Terry Atteberry                                       Todd Raney (Marathon)
                Angela Martin

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Denise Baker (first marathon)
Tania Maschhoff (first marathon)
Erin Oswalt (first marathon)
Amy Harrell
Jim McDermott
Lee Ann Shipman


Lake Area Runners #1:

Curtis Wehmeyer
Tami Wehmeyer
Charles Pitts
Chad Van Buren
Amanda Saltzman

Lake Area Runners #2:
Anita Leyva
Jennifer Newman
Shannon Curnutt
Richard Curnutt
Jesse Shields

Carrie Case
Scott Gladden
Randy Holtmeyer
Pete Leyva
Amy Manes
Ashley Mattli
Taylor Mauk
Eric Newman
Reagan Page
Scott Page
Ashley Sperling
David Sperling
Cambre Thrasher
Tammara Vitelli
Shawn Wood
Unnamed (at runner's request)

Christi Luttrell
Ryan Page

Please let me know of any corrections, additions or deletions to the above. You can very quickly do so by using the chat box on the right-hand side of this page, or by e-mail.

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ROCK ISLAND TRAIL (updated October 29th)

An advisory committee for the City of Eldon held a public meeting Monday night (October 27th) to introduce the proposed Rock Island Trail project to a group of 50-60 interested citizens, property owners and others in attendance.

A few months ago, this proposed hiking/biking trail on the unused Rock Island railroad line that passes through Eldon and Versailles, and extends across most of Missouri, looked like it might never happen. Ameren Missouri, which owns the railroad line through a subsidiary, was considering selling it, essentially guaranteeing that a recreational trail would never be built on it. Instead, Ameren decided to abandon the line and turn it over to the Missouri State Parks for construction of a trail. Ameren's plan requires approval by the federal government and, if approved, Ameren will then have to remove the track and ties before trail construction can begin. If all goes according to plan, trail construction could begin in about two or three years.

The rail line is 145 miles long. Building a trail of that length could take 10 years or more, depending on funding. It's likely to be completed in segments, with the most difficult and expensive segments built last.

After following developments with the proposed trail these past two years, the biggest surprise from Monday's meeting is that it looks like this trail will indeed be built. The small communities like Eldon, Versailles and many others that grew up mostly because of the Rock Island rail line--and which then suffered as rail service was discontinued--are now looking to the conversion of the abandoned rail line to recreational use as a stimulus for economic development. They are pushing the project heavily, and the state representatives for the districts in which these cities are located are helping it along. (A number of state representatives, as well as a member of Sen. Claire McCaskill's staff, were at Monday night's meeting.) There's a lot of momentum for the project, politicially speaking.

There's still a long way to go and lots of hurdles to overcome, but I think there's a very good chance that in the next five years we'll see a segment of the Rock Island Trail completed near the Lake area. The best bet would be the 18-mile stretch between Eldon and Versailles.

This really is great news.

Here's the Lake Sun's take on the meeting.

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The weather gods blessed the first annual Night Glow Costume Crawl fun run/walk with phenomenal weather on Saturday night (October 25th).  It helped to bring out about thirty runners and walkers, plus some costumed characters, to Bob Shore Stadium for a benefit for Camdenton High School's Pride of the Lake Marching Band.  Everyone had a great time.

Click on photo for a larger image.

The top male and female finishers of the two-mile race around the high school track were Nigher Alfaro and Isabella Vitelli.

Left photo:  Nigher Alfaro leads the rest of the Alfaro clan around the track. Right photo: Costumed characters from one of the greatest movies of all time,The Wizard of Oz.

Many more photos can be found here.

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ROTARY ROUTE 66 RUN OF LEBANON (updated October 25th)

Congratulations to our four Lake-area runners who competed in the Rotary Club of Lebanon's third annual Rotary Route 66 Run on Saturday (October 25th) in Lebanon. 

Paula O'Connor was our top female finisher, in 26:09, and won the women's 51-59 age group over five other competitors. Curtis Wehmeyer took third place (of eight competitors) in the male 31-40 age group with a 22:42 finish. Jayna Gray ran a 28:30, and placed second (of four) in the female 31-40 age group. Finally, Scott Gray crossed in 43:23 and finished eighth (of eight) in the male 31-40 age group.

Full results can be found here.       

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Camdenton High School had six boys and five girls competing in the Class 4, District 5 cross country championship at Ha Ha Tonka State Park on Saturday (October 25th).  The top male and female finishers were seniors Cole Roam and Faith Scheidemantle, who finished in 19:13 and 20:38, respectively.  Results for all runners are shown below. 

For finishing among the top 30 runners, Faith Scheidemantle will advance to the Class 4 sectionals on Saturday, November 1st, in Nixa.  Qualifiers at the sectionals will compete in the state championships to be held on Saturday, November 8th, in Jefferson City.

Osage, Eldon and Versailles will be competing in the Class 3, District 5 championship on Saturday, November 1st, in Moberly. Qualifiers from that championship will also advance to the state champtionship a week later.

OCTOBER 25, 2014
Finish Time
Faith Scheidemantle Camdenton
14 of 74
Charley Blair Camdenton
33 of 74
Raleigh Johns Camdenton
41 of 74
Stefanie Baker Camdenton
51 of 74
Hannah Bentley Camdenton
69 of 74
Cole Roam Camdenton
52 of 84
Kyler Virtue Camdenton
62 of 84
Blake Jesse Camdenton
66 of 84
Grant Teichmeier Camdenton
69 of 84
Joe Harris Camdenton
76 of 84
Coleman Roberts Camdenton
81 of 84

The full race results can be found here.

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I-35 CHALLENGE (updated October 25th)

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon and the Des Moines Marathon, that offers 50 marathon and 150 half marathon runners the opportunity to participate in both races and earn a special medal and finisher's t-shirt for finishing. 

Results have been posted for the two-race finish times for participants in the challenge.  Ashley Pryor had the fastest combined finish time among the 25 women who completed the marathon challenge, with a combined 8:03:55.  Todd Raney had a combined marathon time of 8:07:11, which was ninth among the 21 men who finished. 

The full results can be found here. (Please note that the title incorrectly says "Half Marathon".)     

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Versailles Total Fitness' fourth annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids' quarter-mile fun run will be held on Saturday, November 1st.  It starts at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness at 131 N. Monroe (course map).  As in previous years, proceeds from the event will help local families in need during the holiday season; last year's event raised $6,000 for Food for Morgan County.

Give 'Em The Bird has the biggest "wow" factor of any 5K in the Lake area.  Last year's race, for instance, included a live radio broadcast and music by race co-sponsor KS95.1 at the start/finish line, a live singing of the national anthem, a live musical group performing in front of the Morgan County courthouse, the Versailles High School cheerleaders cheering along the course, and plenty of course support from the police, firefighters, and volunteers.  To top it off, the kids fun run was the cutest race we watched all year.  Still not convinced you want to go?  Watch this.   

Registration is now open online, or you can download a registration form to mail to or drop off at Versailles Total Fitness.   The entry fee is $25 if you register on or before October 31st, or $35 on race day.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 15th

There's no entry fee, but also no t-shirt, for participants in the kids fun run.  Participants will, however, receive finishers ribbons.   

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The fifth annual run/walk in memory of Camdenton police officer Floyd Sanders and two others--Mike Marshall and Iris Carnahan--in our community who succumbed to pancreatic cancer will be held on Saturday, November 8th at the Linn Creek City Park (map).   This year's event will also include a chili cook-off shortly after the 5K.  Proceeds from both events will go to the Lustgarten Foundation to support research for a cure for pancreatic cancer.  Everyone is encouraged to wear purple on the day of the event.

The Freezin' 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.   The entry fee is $25 for individuals, or $50 for families up to four.  To guarantee your t-shirt on race day, you must register by October 24th.  Click here to download a registration form.

The Chillin' for Chili Cook-Off begins with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by serving at noon, judging at 12:30, and awards at 1:30. The entry fee is $50 for teams up to four people. For full details and to download a registration form, click here.

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LAKER 5K TURKEY TROT (posted October 20th)

The Laker 5K Turkey Trot--the Lake area's only Thanksgiving Day run--returns for a fifth year on November 27th.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Camdenton High School.  Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. 

The entry fee is $20 for individuals, or $15 per person for families of three or more, for those registering on or before November 18th.  Only those who pre-register will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

After November 18th, the entry fee rises to $25 for individuals and $20 per person for families of three or more.

All proceeds from the event go to Lake area food pantries.  In addition, runners are also encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items for the pantries. 

Click for a flyer/registration form in .docx or .pdf format. 

Be sure to stick around after the race to watch the pie-eating contest (limited to 15 participants).  Pete Leyva set a record of 7.9 seconds while winning last year's competition.

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Race Name
Jan 25 Runner's Choice 10K/20K
Todd Raney (20K)
10K & 20K Columbia, MO
Feb 8 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Feb 8 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 15 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 23 The Cowtown
Fort Worth, TX
March 1 AdventureMax St. Louis Trail Run Half Marathon & 10K Innsbrook, MO
March 2 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 14,15,16 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 15 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 15 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 22 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 23 Relay & Run for 21 Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 29 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 29 Forrest Gump Challenge 50 Miles, Marathon & Half Reeds Spring, MO
March 30 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 6 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 12 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 12 Carmel Marathon
Marathon, Relay, Half & 8K Carmel, IN
April 12 Mission Run in the Ozarks Half Marathon/10K/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 13 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 19 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 26 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 5K Eldon, MO
April 26 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//5K Olathe, KS
April 26 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 26 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half & 8K
Willard, MO
May 2-3 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
May 3 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 4 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 10 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
May 10 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 17 Bridge the Gap to Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Quincy, IL
May 18 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 24 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
May 24 Table Rock Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 31 Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 31 Sunburst Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K South Bend, IN
May 31 Midwest Active Katy80 80-mile team relay Katy Trail State Park
June 7 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 14 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 14 Marathon to Marathon
Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 21 JC Green Giant (cancelled) 13-mile obstacle course Jefferson City
June 29 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 5 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 12 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 16 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 31 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run(2014 race is sold out) 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Aug 31 Lake Michigan Trail Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
50K/Marathon/Half/20-miler MIlwaukee, WI
Sep 1 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 1 Run for History Half Marathon
5K, Half Springfield
Sep 6 Run the Burg Half Marathon
Half: Pete Groce
5K/10K, Half Warrensburg
Sep 6 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 7 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 7 Sioux Falls Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
Marathon & Half Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 13 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa
Sep 13 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 14 City of Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 21 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 21 Konquer the Konza Trail Race 25K Manhattan, KS
Sep 21 Omaha Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Denny Gillen
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Omaha, NE
Sep 27 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 28 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 28 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Tara Grantham, Steve Grantham, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Oct 4 Frog Hill Half Marathon
Todd Raney
Half Marathon Waynesville, MO
Oct 4 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 4 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 4 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 5

MO' Cowbell Marathon
Marathon: April Leonard, Pete Groce
Half:  Sue Barry, Jayna Gray
5K: Scott Gray

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 5 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run
41 miles St. Robert, MO
Oct 12 Roller Coaster Race Half Marathon (5K on the day before) Branson, MO
Oct 12 Prairie Fire Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 12 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 12 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro
Jesse Shields
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 12 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 18 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 18 Waddell & Reed Kansas City
Marathon: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 18-19 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 19 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis
Marathon: Beth Coulter (first marathon)
5K, Half & Marathon St. Louis
Oct 19 Courthouse to Capitol Ultramarathon & Team Relayl 39.3 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 19 Des Moines Marathon
Marathon & I-35 Challenge: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 19 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 25 Spirit of the Osage 5K, 20K, 50K Chamois, MO
Oct 26 The Bison 50 50 miles Topeka, KS
Nov 1 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 2 Bass Pro Shops
Half: Randy Holtmeyer, Scott Page, Reagan Page
Half & Marathon Springfield
Nov 2 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 2 BG26.2
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Bowling Green, KY
Nov 8 KC15K (cancelled?) 15K & 7K Kansas City, KS
Nov 9 America's First Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Nov 9 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 9 Fayetteville Half MarathonHalf: Jayna Gray (possible) Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 15 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Full Shawnee, KS
Nov 15 Longview Half Marathon
Alysia Maschino, Desiree Milburn
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 15 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 22 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run
Half: Todd Raney, Scott Page, Trevor Dowdney
10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 22 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon Cotter, AR
Nov 23 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 23 Philadelphia Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Philadelphia, PA
Dec 6 Alternate Chili Trail Run
Trevor Dowdney
10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 6 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler
Dawn Standley
10 miles Columbia
Dec 6 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 7 Tucson Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Tucson, AZ
Dec 13 Kiawah Marathon
Half: Lacy Davis
Half & Marathon Kiawah Island, SC
Dec 14 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 27 Operation Jack KC Run/Walk in the Snow Half & Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 27 Run for the Ranch Half & Marathon Springfield
Dec 31 & Jan 1 New Year's Double
Cindy Page: Two 5Ks
Reagan & Ryan Page: 5K on NYE and Half on NYD
Scott Page:  5K and Half on both days
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K (each day) Allen, TX
Jan 10 Mississippi Blues Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Jackson, MS
Feb 15 Austin Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Austin, TX
Feb 22 Mercedes Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Birmingham, AL
Mar 21 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Kansas City
Mar 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon Half marathon & 10K Lake Ozark
Apr 11 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Columbia
May 3 Flying Pig Marathon Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 16 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles St. Louis
June 20 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Joplin
Jul 18 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Springfield
Aug 15 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Jefferson City
Sep 13 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles St. Charles
Oct 17 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Blue Springs, MO

If you're planning to do an event and want to let others know, e-mail me and I'll add your name to the list of participants.

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Race Name
April 5 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
May 4

TriZuo 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 18 Kansas City Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 24 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
June 8 Ironman Kansas 70.3 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Lawrence, KS
June 21 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 28 HalfMax, QuarterMax & OctoMax Triathlons OctoMax: 500-yard swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
HalfMax: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run 
Innsbrook, MO
June 29 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 12 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 13 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 13 UCP Shawnee Mission Triathlon 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 13 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 19 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 19 Crossroads Triathlon 200-meter swim, 8-mile bike, 2.1-mile run Cameron, MO
July 20 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 20 5150 Kansas Triathlon Sprint: 500-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
5150: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
July 26 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 26 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 26 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
July 27 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
Aug 3 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge
(New event for 2014)
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 3 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon
LOTO participants: Rona Schaefer
500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 8 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 9 Republic Tiger Tri 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run Republic, MO
Aug 9 Warrensburg Triathlon SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
burg, MO
Aug 10 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
Aug 16 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon

Sprint:  400-yard pool swim, 15.5-mile bike, 5K run
Junior: Three age-appropriate distances

Branson, MO
Aug 17 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 23 Nevada Triathlon & Kids Triathlon Triathlon:  300-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids triathlon:  Three age-appropriate distances
Nevada, MO
Aug 23 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 23 Memory Maker Triathlon Sprint:  500-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1,500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
Bella Vista, AR
Aug 24 Aloha Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Quintathlon: 800-meter swim, 17-mile bike, 5K run, 10-mile bike, 2K run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 30 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Sep 14 Silverback Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
International: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 28 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Oct 5 Border Wars Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
May 17 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
Jun 7 Legend Tri
(New event for 2015)

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
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Sep 12 Mid-America Multisport National Championship
(New event for 2015)
  Innsbrook, MO

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Race/Event Name
Feb 23 Froze Toes 31 miles (62 for pros) Columbia, MO
April 7 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 26 The Ozark Gravel Road Expedition (OGRE) 150 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 17 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 31 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
May 31 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 8 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 14 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 21 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 15, 25, 47, 73 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 28 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 19 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 26 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 27 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 3 Tall Oak Challenge 6-hour mountain bike race Jefferson City, MO
Aug 9 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 9 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 16 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 23 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 6-7 MS 150 Bike Ride 20, 40, 75 & 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 21 Rhett's Run   Columbia, MO
Sep 27 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 27-28 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 4 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 5 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 5 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 11 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 11-12 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Feb 15 Rocheport Roubaix
(New event for 2015)
Not yet announced Rocheport, MO

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Waynesville FFA 5K on February 21st

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