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Looking for a way to kill time this weekend?:  With a week to go until the Barkley Marathons, Lazarus Lake is in Denmark this weekend watching and reporting on the Great Dane Backyard Ultra in Laz's classic style.  His hourly updates are posted at his Facebook page.

It turns out there are a bunch of Backyard Ultras around the world.   (Even the name, "Backyard Ultra", is a registered  service mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.)

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR MARCH 23 - 24

Thankfully, and at long last, the scheduling conflict that's forced runners to have to choose between the Hope Ray Dunklee Memorial Run and Bridge & Dam these last four years is no longer an issue, now that the former has been moved up one week.  The sixth annual Hope Ray Dunklee Memorial takes place on Saturday at Versailles High School, with the 5K run beginning at 9:00 a.m., followed by the 2-mile casual walk at 9:15 a.m., and the half-mile kids run (ages 10 and under) at 10:15 a.m.  Complete details can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

Elsewhere:

Cuba:

Running the Rails on Route 66 (formerly Race to the Rocker) (4 miles), Saturday

Sedalia:

Sedalia Half Marathon & 5K, Saturday (registration form)

El Dorado Springs:

Bigfoot's Legend (5K, 20K, Last Man Standing), Saturday

Springfield:

Cupcake 5K, Saturday
Highline Run with Evangel (half marathon & 5K), Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Joplin and vicinity:

Round It Up and Run It Out 5K, Saturday
Wildcat Glades Trail Run (3 & 6 miles), Saturday

Kansas City area:

KC Aruna Run 5K, Saturday
Whiskey 5K, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Louis area:   

St. Louis Undy Run/Walk, Saturday
Street Party Run 5K/10K, St. Charles, Saturday
Alton Half Marathon & 5K, Saturday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

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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SHAMROX COLUMBIA & SHAMROX SPRINGFIELD 15K/5K (posted March 17th)

   

Ultramax Sports held its ShamRox 15K/5K runs in Springfield and Columbia on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and the Lake area was represented at both.

Our top 15K finisher was Emily Smith, in 1:31:28, at the Columbia race, while Amy Hadfield was our top 5K finisher, in 29:17, at Springfield.  Amy was also our highest age-group placer, taking second (of 33) in the women's 45-49 age group.

Here are the results for our Lake-area runners:

SHAMROX COLUMBIA & SPRINGFIELD 15K/5K
MARCH 16-17, 2019
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
SPRINGFIELD - MARCH 16th:
5K:
Amy Hadfield Camdenton
29:17
F45-49
2 of 33
Jamie Greber Camdenton
34:09
F30-34
14 of 47
 
COLUMBIA - MARCH 17th:
15K:
Emily Smith Lake Ozark
1:31:28
F35-39
7 of 18
Willard Haley Eldon
1:37:12
M55-59
4 of 4
Kylie Webery Eldon
1:38:20
F25-29
8 of 9
April Leonard Eldon
1:42:46
F50-54
3 of 7
 
5K:
Chris Webery Eldon
31:03
M25-29
12 of 23
 

Willard Haley and April Leonard at the finish line in Columbia.

Click for complete race results for Columbia and Springfield.

After upticks in 2018, participation was down for both events this year.  Here are the total number of finishers in each location ace for the past six years.

  2014 2015 2016 2017
2018
2019
Columbia
N/A
391
461
376
730
623
Springfield
1,064
1,021
788
649
1,039
838

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 17th)

About 75 runners and walkers toed the starting line in Eldon on Saturday for the St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk. It was a chilly morning, with temperatures at the start hovering in the 30s, but the "bomb cyclone" winds of the previous two days were completely gone, and the sunny skies helped make conditions quite comfortable.

The first completely dry, sunny and relatively mild weekend so far this year no doubt helped the turnout for the race.

The overall male and female winners were Gary Lile and Jade Fletcher in 22:03 and 22:56, respectively.  This made for what's believed to be the largest-ever age gap--46 years--between overall winners at a Lake-area 5K.  (Gary is 60; Jade is 14.)  Gary won despite suffering from the flu all week.

   
Overall winners Jade Fletcher and Gary Lile.  Pictured with Gary is his wife, Kathy, who's run many Eldon 5Ks over the last ten years.

Here are the top age-group finishers for male and female runners:

ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K RUN/WALK
ELDON, MISSOURI
MARCH 16, 2019

RESULTS FOR MALE AND FEMALE RUNNERS
Age Group
Place
Name
Finish Time
 
Women
16 & under
1
Jade Fletcher
 22:56
2
Haven Evers
 27:27
3
 Avery Sick
 34:39
 
17-19
1
Madison McGinnis
 35:46
 
20-29
1
Gabby Berry
 33:42
2
Jenny Wright
 36:27
3
Claire Hubert
 48:09
 
30-39
1
Bobby Grant
 29:22
2
Janelle Evers
 34:45
3
Heather Sawyer
 39:01
 
40 and over
1
Paula O'Connor
 28:26
2
April Leonard
 29:12
3
Kathy Lile
 30:14
 
Men
16 & under
1
Colt Butler
 29:30
2
Elijah Sick
 35:02
3
Connor Gatlin
 53:58
 
20-29
1
Adam Barb
 28:44
 
30-39
1
Aaron Evers
 27:28
2
Dustin Fletcher
 34:30
3
Tony Sick
 34:55
 
40-49
1
Jason Martin
 30:31
 
50 and over
1
Gary Lile
 22:03
2
Pete Groce
 25:07
3
Greg Evers
NA

Avery Sick (left) and her dad, Tony Sick, cheer on Elijah Sick as he approaches the finish line.  All  three reached the podium in their respective age groups.

Many more photos from the race can be found here

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HOPE RAY DUNKLEE MEMORIAL RUN/WALK (posted January 23rd)

The sixth annual Hope Ray Dunklee Memorial Run/Walk, benefiting the Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition's Back to School Health Fair and Christmas for Kids Project, will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, at Versailles High School.  The event is named after Hope Ray Dunklee, an infant who succumbed prior to birth to an incurable genetic defect known as Trisomy 18.

A 5K run will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by a 2-mile casual walk at 9:15 a.m. and half-mile kids run (ages 10 and under) at 10:15 a.m.

Through the pre-registration deadline of March 4th, the entry fee is $25 for the 5K and 2-mile walk, and $10 for the kids run.  After that date, the fee rises to $30 for all events.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by March 4th.

For complete details and a registration form, click here or visit the event's Facebook page.

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted January 23rd)

The Lake's biggest running race, the Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K (Facebook page)--returns for its fifth year on Saturday, March 30th, in Lake Ozark.  Also returning will be the Double Down (13.1M + 10K) and All-In (13.1M + 10K + 5K) Challenges.   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).

Online registration is available through the race website until March 21st.  Refer to the website for much more race information.

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WINE IN THE VINES 5K RUN & 1K FUN WALK (updated February 5th)

Seven Springs Winery in Linn Creek is hosting the Wine in the Vines 5K run and 1K fun walk on Saturday, April 6th.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children's Learning Center of Camdenton.  The 5K run starts at 1:30 p.m, followed at 2:30 by the 1K fun walk.  

The event is more than just a run/walk, with music provided from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

If you register in February, the entry fee is $40 each for the 5K and 1K, or $65 for both.  In March, the fees rise to $45 each for the 5K and 1K, or $70 for both.  Registration closes March 30th.

Participants must be 21 or older.

Online registration is available here.  

Click here for more information.

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DOGWOOD FESTIVAL / THE ARC OF THE LAKE 5K FUN RUN (updated March 12th)

The Arc of the Lake, a local organization supporting those with developmental disabilities, is again hosting a 5K Fun Run as part of this year's Dogwood Festival. The run will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Camdenton High School, and will start at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:45 a.m. 

The entry fee is $30 for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of April 1st, and $40 thereafter.  Only those who pre-register by April 1st will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Click here for complete details, including registration form.

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted February 5th)

One of the Lake area's biggest 5Ks, the Lake Regional Health System Fun Run/Walk, returns on Saturday, May 4th at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.  Also returning will be the best race amenity around--a post-race, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast that's free to all registered participants.  (Others can enjoy breakfast for just $5.  Children ages 5 and under eat free.)

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lake Regional Hospital's Cardiac Rehab department.  The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m., with walkers starting immediately after.  Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30.  Technical t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 15th.

Online registration is available, or download a mail-in registration form.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K (posted November 12th)

Registration is now open for the Trail of Four Winds 25K trail race scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  

Visit the race's UltraSignup page for more information about the race, and to register.

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RUN WITH THE COPS, NOT FROM THE COPS 5K/10K (updated March 12th)

The Miller County Sheriff's Office's Run with the Cops, Not from the Cops 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 1st, at the air park (adjacent to the aquatic center) in Eldon.

Race-day registration opens at 7:00 a.m.  The 10K will start at 7:30, and the 5K at 8:00.  Entry fees are $30 for the 10K and $20 for the 5K (free for those 12 and younger).  

All participants will receive t-shirts, but only those who pre-register by May 13th will be assured of receiving their t-shirt on race day.

Click for amail-in registration form, or a sponsorship form

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated December 23rd)

The second annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race (Facebook page) will be held on Saturday, June 8th at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon.   The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council.

For 2019, a 5K option is being added to the 15K and 10K offerings.

The race will start at 7:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will be from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.

Online registration is now open.  Entry fees will increase in steps in February, April and on race day.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by May 17th.

A race flyer and mail-in registration form can be found here

Visit the race's Facebook page for more information.  

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CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted February 6th)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 14th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 12th annual 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 $30 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 1st.  The fee is $35 on race day. 

Groups of four or more can pre-register for $25 per person through June 1st.  On race day, the group rate is $30 per person.

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

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

Online registration is available.

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OSAGE HOWLER PADDLE RACE (posted March 12th)

The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance's third annual Osage Howler paddle race and noncompetitive fun run will take place on the evening of June 15th.   The paddle race, which has been reduced in length this year from 60 miles down to 30, will start at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Osage-Tavern access north of St. Elizabeth, and end at Pike's Camp Wardsville.   The fun run will still be 14 miles in length, and will start at St. Thomas. It, too, will end at Pike's Camp.  Registration is open.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted March 7th)


The Tri-County YMCA's second annual Christmas in July 5K Run/Walk will be held at the YMCA on Saturday, July 13th. 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 May 31st, and $35 thereafter. T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by June 30th.

Online registration is available here.  Click for a mail-in registration form with complete race details.

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4 FORE 30 (posted December 13th) 

4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) will return on December 7-8, 2019 to Lake Valley Golf & Country Club.   Kids' Harbor will again being the race beneficiary.

The only notable change for 2019 is that the race will start one hour later than in 2018.  The 7:00 a.m. start in 2019 will avoid the need for headlamps in the race's first hour.

The entry fee is $90 through October 31, and $100 thereafter.  Use the discount code "lakellamas" to get $15 off your entry fee through January 31st

Registration and full details are available here.  

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2019

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2019 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Jan 6 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Jan 18-19 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 19 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 20 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 26 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 2 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 9 963 Beulah Challenge 9/6/3-hour nighttime trail races Wildwood, MO
Feb 9 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 10 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 10 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
Feb 16 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay, 10K & 2-mile West Plains, MO
Feb 23 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Feb 23 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 23 Castlewood Cup 15K Trail Race
John Shelby
15K Castlewood State Park, west St. Louis county
Feb 23 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 23 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Endurance Runs 100 miles and 100K Hot Springs, AR
Feb 23 Taum Sauk 50K FatAss 50K Ironton, MO
March 2 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 2 The Endurance Trials 12/6/1-hour races Festus, MO
March 3 Quivering Quads Trail Race
(postponed to March 10th)
Half Marathon and 50K Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 3 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 9 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 9 Racing for Daylight Ultra Event Click on link at left Waynesville, MO
March 15 Howard Aslinger Endurace Run 12/24-hour endurance runs Cape Girardeau, MO
March 16 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 16 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 17 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 15,16,17 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 23 Sedalia Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 23? Barkley Marathons 100 miles with 60-hour time limit; 60-mile "fun run" Frozen Head State Park, TN
March 23 Highline Run with Evangel Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 31 Mission Run in the Ozarks
cancelled?
Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
March 30 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
April 6 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Boonville, MO
April 6 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 6 Ozark Foothills 50K/25K 50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 6 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 6 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Springdale, AR
April 7 GO! St. Louis (See blue-flagged list of LOTO participants) Marathon/Half/10K St. Louis, MO
April 7 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 12-13 The 24 Hour Lions Roar 6/12/24 hour run and relays Columbia, MO
April 13 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 13 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 13 Wolf Creek Trail Run Half Marathon & 6K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 14 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 20 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 20 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 27 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 27 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 27 LX3 12/6-hour trail runs Washington, MO
April 28 New Jersey Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Oceanport, NJ
April 28 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 4 Trail of Four Winds 25K 25K trail run Lake of the Ozarks State Park
May 4 Strolling Jim 40-mile, Marathon, 13.2-mile, 10K Wartrace, TN
May 5

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 11 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 11 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 18
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 18 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 18 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 25 Screaming Eagle Ultra 1, 3 and 6-hour races Lake Pomme de Terre
May 26 Vermont City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & relays Burlington, VT
June 1 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 1 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 1 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 7.7-mile & 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 8 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K/10K/5K 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
June 22 Grandma's Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray
Marathon/Half 5K Duluth, MN
July ?? Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
July 14 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 15 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Half Marathon Blue Springs, MO
July 21 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 29 Show-Me State Games Road Race 5K/10K Columbia, MO
Aug 17 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Aug 25 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Aug 25 Go Girl Run - Kansas Ctiy Half Marathon & 5K (women only) Kansas City, MO
Aug 29 - Sep 2 A Race for the Ages Endurance run Manchester, TN
Aug 31 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 2 Heart of America Marathon Marathon Columbia, MO
Sep 8 Katy Trail 50/50 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, 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 22 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K/10K Rolla, MO
Sep 22 Equinox Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run Half Marathon & 10K Kansas City, MO
Sep 22 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 28 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival 10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Sep 29 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 28 Belleville Main Street Marathon Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 29 Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race 53K and Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Sep 29 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 5 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 5 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 6 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 6 MO' Cowbell Marathon
5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 6 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 12 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 13 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 19 Big's Backyard Ultra Last man standing race Belt Buckle, TN
Oct 19 Kansas City Marathon
5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 20 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 20 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 20 Detroit Marathon First marathon for Carlos Orosco, who once weighed 650 pounds Detroit, MI
Oct 26 Trail of Tears Three 22.4 miles, Half/10K/5K Jackson, MO
Oct 28 Spooky Sprint Half (aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Marathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 2 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2-3 The Skippo Trail Race
10K/20K/30K
St. Louis, MO
Nov 3 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 3 Bass Pro Shops
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 3 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 3 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 10 Sanders Saunter
50K/25K/10K trail races Lawrence, KS
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Gobbler Grind Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 16 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 17 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 18 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 23 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 24 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
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/10K/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 8 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 7-8 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 7 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 28 Run for the Ranch
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2019
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 28 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
May 5

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 12 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 19 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 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 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 15 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 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
Jun 24 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
Jun 30 Heartland Heat Triathlon 400-meter pool, 12-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
July 13 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 14 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, 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 Ballwin Triathlon 300-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike and 3.4-mile run Ballwin (St. Louis), MO
July 15 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 20 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 22 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
Aug 5 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 4 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 11 Warrensburg Triathlon (cancelled) 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 18 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 23 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 23 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 27 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
April 30 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 11 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 1 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 8 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
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 21 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 29 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 3 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 5 Moonlight Ramble (cancelled for 2018) 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 24 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 25 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Aug 31 - Sep 2 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 8 Pony Express120 Gravel Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 7-8 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 23 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Sep 29 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 28-29 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 5 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 13-14 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 20 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 20 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 4 Red Dog 100
(cancelled)
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 11 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 15 Osage Howler
Race: 30 miles
Fun Run: 14 miles
Osage River
Aug 25 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Sep 8 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Sep 29 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, 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
Oct 27 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       

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