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PSYCHO WYCO RUN TOTO RUN (posted February 23rd)

It's been six years since the Lake area has been represented at the popular, mid-winter Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run trail race in the Kansas City area. Jamy and Abby Sloan of Linn Creek broke that long dry spell by competing in the 10-mile race this past Saturday. Jamy finished in 2:20:36, placing 32nd (of 46) in the men's 40-49 age group, while Abby finished in 2:33:12, placing 15th (of 21) in the women's 30-39 age group.

Complete results can be found here.

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POLAR BEAR RUN (posted February 23rd)

Jade Fletcher finished in 1:00:36 and placed second (behind a Bolivar High School cross country runner) in the women's 15-19 age group at the Polar Bear Run 10K in Bolivar on Saturday. The overall winner was a Bolivar High School sophomore who finished in a speedy 35:02.

Complete results can be found here.

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POST OAK LODGE CHALLENGE (posted February 21st)

Here are our local runners' results at the Post Oak Lodge Challenge (Facebook page) in Tulsa over the weekend:

POST OAK LODGE CHALLENGE
TULSA, OKLAHOMA
FEBRUARY 21-23, 2020
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA RUNNERS
 
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Scott Page
Marathon (27.2M)
5:24:56
1 of 2 in M40-49
50K
6:18:31
4 of 10 in M40-49
Marathon (27.2M)
5:29:15
1 of 3 in M40-49
Katie Roberts
Half (13.6M)
2:53:08
4 of 11 in F40-49
25K (15.5M)
3:24:20
7 of 23 in F40-49
Half (13.6M)
3:12:43
5 of 14 in F40-49
Stacy Roberts
Half (13.6M)
2:53:08
4 of 8 in M40-49
25K (15.5M)
3:24:31
5 of 8 in M40-49
Half (13.6M)
3:12:44
6 of 8 in M40-49
Rob Kucsik
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25K (15.5M)
2:55:07
1 of 8 in M40-49
Half (13.6M)
2:13:11
1 of 8 in M40-49

Complete results can be found here.

Scott Page passed along a photo taken before Saturday's races:

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HEART OF THE OZARKS HALF MARATHON & 10K (posted February 15th)

Congratulations to Pete Groce for his age-group victory at the Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon in West Plains on Saturday.  Pete finished ahead of five others in the 50-59 age group, in 1:46:18.

Pete Groce was the first Lake-area runner to compete at Heart of the Ozarks since 2016.

Full race results can be found here.

Heart of the Ozarks is very unusual in that it has a much younger than average field.  (Dixon Camps, which holds running-focused camps for young athletes, is a race sponsor.)   Of the 121 half marathon finishers, 35 were 19 years old or younger.  They're not just young, but fast, too.  In the half marathon, they took nine of the top ten places.  For a school located in a community of just 11,000, West Plains High School is a cross country powerhouse.   

Slightly over half the field finished the half marathon in under two hours. That compares to only 30% of the field at the Bass Pro and Kansas City half marathons.

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MISSOURI LOTTERY RUN FOR YOUR BEADS 5K (posted February 15th)

Former Camdenton High School cross country runner Jeremy Ryan did us proud once again. Three weeks after finishing fourth (among 2,800 runners) at the NHL All-Star 5K, Jeremy took second overall (among 1,110) at the Missouri Lottery Run for Your Beads 5K. The race was held in the Soulard neighborhood south of downtown St. Louis, and was part of the neighborhood's Mardi Gras festivities.

Complete results can be found here.

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POLAR BEAR STRUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted January 20th)

The great-granddaddy of Lake-area 5Ks, the Polar Bear Strut, returns for its 19th year on Saturday, February 29th.  The event is a benefit for Special Olympics Missouri and is hosted by the Osage Beach Police Department.  

The race will start at 9:00 a.m. at Public Beach #2 in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park

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

If this is your first Strut, or you didn't do it last year, here's the course that we used last year for the very first time:

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TAME THE DRAGON (updated February 1st)

A new event is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park on Saturday, February 29th.  The St. Louis Orienteering Club will be hosting the inaugural Tame the Dragon (Facebook page) orienteering race. The race format will be an 8-hour rogaine, and will start at 8:00 a.m.  Online registration is available here

A "rogaine" (it's name is derived from the first names of three Australians--Rod, Gall and Neil--who developed the idea decades ago) consists of solo competitors or teams navigating a large area to find as many checkpoints as possible within the allotted time.  The winner is that solo competitor or team which finds all of the checkpoints and reaches the finish line first.  If no one finds all of the checkpoints, the winner is the one that collects the most points.  (Checkpoints have different point values, so focusing on the most valuable checkpoints is a possible winning strategy.)

Prior to the race, each competitor receives a map and a list of checkpoint coordinates.  They then plot their own course route, and rely on their navigational skills and speed to collect as many points as possible, and as quickly as possible.  Needless to say, GPS units aren't allowed.

Orienteering races are generally self-supporting.  Competitors should be prepared to rely only on what they (or their teammates) bring or carry with them.  

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WHOBILATION 5K RUN/WALK (updated December 26th)


The Tri-County YMCA will hold its second annual Whobilation 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 7th, at the YMCA's facility on Airport Rd. in Osage Beach.  The Dr. Suess-themed race will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.  Proceeds from the event will go to support activities and play equipment for the YMCA's childcare program.

The entry fee is $30 until January 31st, and $35 after.

A mail-in registration form can be downloaded here, or you can register online.  

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K RUN/WALK (posted February 15th)

Eldon Parks & Recreation Department's St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 14th.  The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Department of Public Safety building.  Race-day registration opens at 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 if you register by February 28th, and $25 thereafter.  You must pre-register to receive a t-shirt.

Registration forms are available at Eldon City Hall and the Eldon Community Center.  You can also register by phone by calling (573) 392-2156.

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HOPE RAY DUNKLEE MEMORIAL RUN/WALK (posted January 19th)

The seventh 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 21st, 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 competitive 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 can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register by March 4th.

For complete details, click for a registration form in .pdf or .doc format, or visit the event's Facebook page.

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted January 28th)

The Lake's biggest running race of the year, the Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K (Facebook page)--returns for its sixth year on Saturday, March 28th, 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 onsite 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 until March 25th.  Refer to the race website for much more information.

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DOGWOOD FESTIVAL / THE ARC OF THE LAKE FUN RUN (posted February 9th)

The Arc of the Lake, a local organizion supporting those with developmental disabilities, is again hosting a Fun Run as part of this year's Dogwood Festival. The run will be held on Saturday, April 18th at Camdenton City Park, and will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:45 a.m. 

The entry fee is $30 for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of March 25th, and $35 thereafter. Families of four or more can register for $25 per person until March 25th, and $30 per person thereafter.  Only those who pre-register by March 25th 1st will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Click here for complete details, including registration form.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K (updated Feburary 4th)

The second annual Trail of Four Winds 25K trail race (Facebook page) will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  It will start at 10:00 a.m. at public beach #1, located at the end of Route 134, about two miles past Lee C. Fine Airport.  

Last year's race sold out and, as of this writing, 143 of this year's 200 available slots have been taken. Check out who's already in at this page.  

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

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (posted December 2nd)

The third annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 13th at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon.   The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council.

Online registration is pending; a mail-in registration form is available in .docx or .pdf form.

New to the race this year is a discounted 5K entry fee for groups of three who register together.

The race will start at 7:15 a.m.  Race-day registration will be available from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10th.

Entry fees will increase in steps on February 3rd, April 2nd and on race day.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by May 24th.

Visit the race's Facebook page for more information.

A course map can be found here.

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CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES  (posted January 26th)

The Can-Am Police-Fire Games will be returning to the Lake of the Ozarks from June 15th to the 21st. Events of interest to some or many of us will include:

Tuesday, June 16th - 5K
Wednesday, June 17th - Cross country 5K; road cycling
Thursday, June 18th - 10K
Saturday, June 20th - Mountain biking

The games are open to police and fire officials and their spouses, although mentioned at the 2018 games was the possibility of letting Lake-area runners participate in the 5K and 10K in 2020. (Bear in mind that all of the above races take place in the morning.)

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ROCKY TOP 5K (posted August 7th) 

A brand-new trail race--the second to be announced in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series--is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in 2020.  The Rocky Top 5K (Facebook page) will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 on the Rocky Top Trail located near public beach #2 in Osage Beach.

Online registration and more race details are available through the race's UltraSignup.com page.  The race will be limited to 100 participants.

The entry fee is $40 until October 31st, after which it rises to $55.

Lake-area runners who have shied away from the trails should consider making this their first foray into trail running.  The race is right in our neighborhood, it's only 5K in length, the course isn't too hilly or difficult, the trail offers some nice lake and glade views, and--something you won't find at any road race in July--at least 95% of the course is in the shade.   (For what it's worth, my own description of the Rocky Top Trail can be found here).

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4 FORE 30 (updated December 11th) 

Registration is now open for next year's 4 Fore 30race, to be held on Saturday-Sunday, December 5-6th. With the race no longer limited to 30 hours, the name will be slightly changed to 4 Fore 30 Infinity. Registration and more information can be found here.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2020

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2020 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Leawood, KS
Jan 11 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series 20K and 5K St. Louis, MO
Jan 11 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 17-18 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night: 5K hike
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 18 Runner's Choice 10K/20K trail race Columbia, MO
Jan 19 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Jan 19 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 25 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Jan 25 ROC 7K Trail Run 7K Columbia, MO
Feb 1 Trail of Four Winds 25K course preview run   Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Feb 1 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 8 Taum Sauk 50K FatAss (cancelled) 50K Ironton, MO
Feb 8 963 Beulah Challenge 9/6/3-hour nighttime trail races Wildwood, MO
Feb 15 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay, 10K & 2-mile West Plains, MO
Feb 15 Weldon Spring Trail Marathon & 20K Marathon & 20K St. Charles, MO
Feb 21-23 Postoak Lodge Challenge
Scott Page (85.5 miles); Katie and Stacy Roberts (42.75 miles); Rob Kucsik (29.1 miles)
Friday: Quarter (6.55 miles), Half (13.6 miles) & Full (27.2 miles) Marathons
Saturday: 10K, 25K & 50K
Sunday:  Quarter, Half & Full Marathons
Tulsa, OK
Feb 22 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 29 Cabin Reliever 20K, 10K & 5K 20K, 10K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Feb 29 Castlewood Cup 15K Trail Race
15K Castlewood State Park, west St. Louis county
Feb 28-29 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Endurance Runs 100 miles and 100K Hot Springs, AR
Feb 29 Olympic Marathon Trials   Atlanta, GA
March 1 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 7 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 7 The Endurance Trials 12/6/1-hour races Festus, MO
March 7 Creve Coeur St. Paddy's Day Run Half marathon & 7K Creve Coeur, MO
March 7 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 7 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
March 8 Quivering Quads Trail Race
Half Marathon and 50K Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 20-21 Howard Aslinger Endurace Run 12/24-hour endurance runs Cape Girardeau, MO
March 13,14,15 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 16 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 14 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 21 North Face Shaw Bloom Trail Run 10K & 20K Gray Summit, MO
March 21 Highline Run with Evangel Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 21 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Boonville, MO
March 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
March 28 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Springdale, AR
March 29 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Half/10K St. Louis, MO
March 29 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
March 30 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
March 30 Barkley Marathons 100 miles with 60-hour time limit; 60-mile "fun run" Frozen Head State Park, TN
?? V22 (postponed fromNovember 2019 to spring 2020) 22-mile solo or 4-person team relay, and 2.2-mile run/walk Bennett Springs State Park to Lebanon
April 4 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 4-5 Ozark Foothills 100 100-Mile/50-Mile/50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 4 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 4 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 11 Wolf Creek Trail Run Half Marathon & 6K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 11 Table Rock Lake Half Marathon & 5K Half marathon & 5K Branson, MO
April 17 Riverboat Series Day 6 50K/Marathon/Half/10K/5K Cape Girardeau, MO
April 19 Whidbey Island  Marathon
Willard Haley (half)
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Whidbey Island, WA
April 18 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half/10K Olathe, KS
April 18 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 20 Boston Marathon Marathon Boston, MA
April 24-25 The 24 Hour Lions Roar 6/12/24 hour run and relays Columbia, MO
April 25 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 25 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
April 25 Frisco Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/8K
Willard, MO
April 25 LX3 12/6-hour trail runs Washington, MO
April 26 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
April 26 London Marathon Marathon London, England
May 2 Trail of Four Winds 25K 25K trail run Lake of the Ozarks State Park
May 2 Strolling Jim 40-mile, Marathon, 13.2-mile, 10K Wartrace, TN
May 3 Rock-star Run (formerly Northland Half) Half Marathon & 5K/10K Riverside, MO (near KC)
May 5

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 9 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 18
Spirit of Missouri Half Marathon/10K/5K Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 16 Joplin Memorial Run
Half: Scott Gray
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 16 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 30 GO! St. Louis Mississippi Running Festival 82 miles; 3, 6 and 9-person relay teams Edwardsville, IL
June 6 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 6 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 7.7-mile & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 6 War Eagle Trail Running Festival 50K/25K/10K Hobbs State Park, Rogers, AR
June 13 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K/10K/5K Eldon, MO
June 8 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 8 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 9 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 18 Heart of the South Road Race 500K Arkansas to Georgia
June 20 Grandma's Marathon
Scott Gray (first marathon)
Marathon & Half Duluth, MN
June 27 One More 24 Sober Fun Run Run/walk as little or as much as you want in 24 hours Springfield, MO
July 6 Badwater 135 135-mile ultramarathon Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA
July 9 Vol State
Scott Page
500K (314-mile) race from Missouri to Georgia Dorena Landing, MO
July 11 Rocky Top 5K 5K trail race on the Rocky Top Trail in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park Osage Beach, MO
July 14 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Half Marathon Blue Springs, MO
July 20 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 20 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 28 Show-Me State Games Road Race 5K/10K Columbia, MO
Aug 8 Hillbilly Run Half Marathon & 5K/10K Ozark, MO
Aug 15 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 29 - Sep 2 A Race for the Ages Endurance run Manchester, TN
Aug 31 Forrest Gump Challenge
Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run
(cancelled)
6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Katy Trail 50/50
100K, 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, MO
Sep 7 Heart of America Marathon Marathon Columbia, MO
Sep 11-12 Superior Fall Trail Race
100-mile, 50-mile, marathon Lutsen, MN
Sep 7 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Sep 12 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
Sep 14 Mark Twain Trail Summit
25-mile group run Mark Twain Forest
Sep 19 The Barkley Fall Classic 50K Frozen Head State Park, TN
Sep 21 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Rolla, MO
Sep 21 Equinox Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run Half Marathon & 10K Kansas City, MO
Sep 26 Belleville Main Street Marathon
Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 27 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 28 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival 10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 28 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 28 Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race 53K and Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Sep 28 FlatRock 50K/25K 50K/25K Independence, KS
Sep 27 Berlin Marathon Marathon Berlin, Germany
Oct 2-3 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 10 Rock Bridge Revenge
7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 5 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 4 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 12 SBC AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half, 30K Highlandville, MO
Oct 11 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 11 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon, Half & 5K Wichita, KS
Oct 19 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 17 Big's Backyard Ultra Last man standing race Bell Buckle, TN
Oct 19 Minnie Ha Ha
6- and 12-hour runs St. Louis, MO
Oct 19 Soaring Wings Half Marathon & 10K
Half Marathon & 10K Conway, AR
Oct 17 Kansas City Marathon
5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 18 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 18 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon & Half Fort Smith, AR
Oct 20 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 24 Timber 'n' Trails 8-mile trail race.  Formerly called the Quivering Quads II Trail Race Cuivre River State Park, MO
Oct 26 Trail of Tears Three 22.4 miles, Half/10K/5K Jackson, MO
Oct 27 Spooky Sprint Half (aka "Halloween Hustle")

Half Marathon/10K/5K

Kansas City, MO
Nov 7 Ozark Trail 100
100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2-3 The Skippo Trail Race
10K on Saturday; half marathon/30K/50K relay on Sunday
St. Louis, MO
Nov 3 Blue Springs Runners' 50/50 50K/Marathon/Half Marathon and 4-person marathon relay Blue Springs, 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 1 New York City Marathon Marathon New York, NY
Nov 9 Longview Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 5K/10K Kansas City, MO
Nov 9-10 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K on Saturday; 25K/50K on Sunday Lampe, MO
Nov 9 Sanders Saunter
50K/25K/10K trail races Lawrence, KS
Nov 7 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 8 Gobbler Grind Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 5K/10K Kansas City, MO
Nov 16 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 17 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 21 White River Marathon for Kenya
Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 22 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 7 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 5 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 7 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 8 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 5 4 Fore 30 Infinity 4.1667-mile loops run hourly until one runner completes one lap more than anyone else Camdenton, MO
Dec 8 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 12 Desert Solstice 24-hour run Phoenix, AZ
Dec 28 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

2020
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2020 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Mar 28 Neosho Sprint Triathlon
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
Apr 26 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
May 17 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 31 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 31 Ironman Tulsa
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Tulsa, OK
June 9 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Duathlon
(postponed)
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 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
June 22 Anchor City Triathlon Super Sprint: 1500-meter pool swim, 6.3-mile bike, 1.2-mile run
Sprint: 250-meter pool swim, 14.6-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Centralia, MO
Jun 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
Jun 30 Heartland Heat Triathlon 400-meter pool, 12-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
July 7 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 11 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 12 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 12 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
(cancelled for 2019; returns in 2020)
Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 21 Ballwin Triathlon 300-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike and 3.4-mile run Ballwin (St. Louis), MO
July 21 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 27 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 27 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Jul 28 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Duathlon
(rescheduled date)
Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
Aug 4 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 2 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
July 31 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 1 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 17 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
Sept 4-6 Trifest for MS Sprint, super sprint and Olympic distances Bentonville, AR
Sep 15 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 21 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

2020
Date
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  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2019 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
April 25 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
April 23 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 3 El Chupacabra Grondo 103K gravel road race Columbia, MO
May 9 Vino Fondo 42, 75 and 104 miles Defiance, MO
May 17 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 23-24 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 30 Dirty Kanza 200, 100, 50 and 25 miles Emporia, KS
June 1 Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour 15, 27, 45, 70 and 100 miles Carthage, MO
June 8 Cycle for Life 10, 30 and 50 miles Springfield, MO
June 8 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50, 62 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
June 8-9 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 13 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Jun 9-14 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Columbia to Arrow Rock, MO
June 22 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 14 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, MO
July 20 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 20 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Kingdom City, MO
July 28 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 1 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division St. Charles, MO
Aug 1 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 24 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 24 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Aug 31 - Sep 2 Singletrackmind Festival (cancelled; resumes in 2020) Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 7 Pony Express120 Gravel Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 7-8 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 14 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Joplin, MO
Sep 23 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 28 Hartsburg Hammer 100 and 50 mile gravel road races Hartsburg, MO
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 O'Fallon, MO
Oct 6-11 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri St. Charles to Pleasant Hill, MO
Oct 6 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 6 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 12-13 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 12 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 18-20 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2020
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 9 Spring 12 Race 12 miles Osage River--Mari-Osa to Bonnots Mill
June 6 Osage Howler
Race: 30 miles
Fun Run: 14 miles
Osage River
June 22 MO River Ramble
postponed due to Missouri River flooding
26-mile fun paddle Jefferson City to Chamois on the Missouri River
Aug 24 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 xx
(cancelled for 2020)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Oct 10 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
       
       

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