Here's a quick report on Friday night's Night Glow 5K.  I'll try to add more to it in the next day or so.

The starting line. There were 158 official finishers of the race.

Here are links to the race results, provided by Gary Thompson:

By finish order
By age group

High school cross country runners from outside the Lake area were the overall men's and women's champions.  Jacob Bennion, who'll be a senior this fall at East Newton High School in Granby, Missouri (about 12 miles south of Joplin) won the men's race in 19:08.  Madelyn Newson, who'll also be a senior at Waynesville High School, won the women's race in 22:15.

Tom and Michelle Kitchen, two local, professional photographers, were taking photos at the race.  Check out their Studio T Images website or Facebook page for the photos when they're posted.

Michelle and Tom Kitchen of Studio T Images.

This race has a history of being the one where runners did their very first 5K.  Two first-timers at this year were Lucas Phillips and Clayton Phillips. With finish times of 55:48 and 1:04:06, respectively, they wisely left themselves plenty of room to set new personal records in the future.

First-timers Lucas Phillips (left) and Clayton Phillips.

I'll post many more photos in a few days.

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The summer doldrums have arrived.  Starting this weekend, you'll notice a shorter list of running events, offset in part by the appearance of a number of cycling and triathlon events.  There are still plenty of running events going on around the state, but if you're wanting to do anything longer than a 10K, your options are going to be extremely limited until late August.

On Friday night, one of the area's oldest, biggest, and most family-friendly 5Ks, the Children's Learning Center's Night Glow 5K, starts at 8:00 p.m. at Camdenton High School. Registration and kids' activities open at 6:15 p.m.   If you're looking for an event that your kids will enjoy, this is it.   Additional details can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

Added late:  The Stover Fair 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Stover Community Center. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Download a flyer and registration form here.

Around the state:


Hope for Heroes 5K, Saturday


Queen City Century (multi-distance bike rides), Saturday
Bandit 5K, Rogersville, Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar


Dude's Donut Dash (1-mile & 3-mile), Saturday

Kansas City and vicinity:

Hero Hustle 5K/10K, Saturday
Father's Day Four-Mile & Kids Run, Saturday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

Innsbrook (25 miles west of St. Louis):

Halfmax/Quartermax/Octomax Triathlons & Duathlon, Saturday

St. Louis and vicinity:

Bethesda Hospice 5K Memorial Run, Queeny Park, Saturday
5K 4 Soldiers, Jefferson Barracks, Saturday
GO! St. Louis All-American 5K, Kirkwood, Sunday
Hero Hustle 5K/10K, Queeny Park, Sunday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Topeka, Kansas:

Topeka Tinman Triathlon, Saturday

Estes Park, Colorado:

Estes Park Marathon, Sunday (LOTO participants:  Scott Page and Payton Bartlett)

Be sure to check out the Lake of the Ozarks Runners Facebook page to see if they'll be running this weekend.

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With 130 finishers at this year's race--nearly half of whom completed the newly-added 5K distance option--the Eldon Rock Island Road Race has joined the ranks of the biggest Lake-area races.  Just as impressive is that more than half (70) of the participants came from outside the area. Only three other Lake-area races (Bridge & Dam, 4 Fore 30 and Trail of Four Winds 25K) have a higher percentage of participation from out-of-town runners.

This year's growth extends the resurgence in participation from the race's predecessor, the Run for the Children Half Marathon & 10K.  That race, which was also organized by the Miller County Child Advocacy Council (Facebook page), saw steadily declining participation throughout its five-year history (to a total of just 23 finishers in 2017) before being dropped and replaced by the Rock Island Road Race in 2018.

For the record, here are the number of finishers, by year, for each race distance:

Not offered

The starting field of 130 humans and two canines.  For comparison, here's a photo of last year's field.


Donlon McGovern, a 55 year-old Jefferson City runner not believed to have ever raced at the Lake before, won the men's 15K with a finish time of 1:02:08.  He beat last year's winner and pre-race favorite, Greg Linhart (and his five year-old canine companion, "Moose"), by 37 seconds.

Karlee Carlson, a 20 year-old, seasonal Lake visitor from Chugiak, Alaska, easily won the women's 15K, in 1:08:18.  

Overall 15K winners Donlon McGovern and Karlee Carlson.


Nigher Alfaro ran the fastest 10K among Lake-area men so this year in winning the race overall, in 42:34. He crossed the line a whopping 18 minutes ahead of the second-place runner. Nigher shaved over two minutes off his winning time of 44:42 last year and became the Rock Island Road Race's only two-time overall winner.

A mere six seconds separated the top two finishers in the women's 10K.  Kayla Nargang of Colona, Illinois finished in a winning (clock) time of 1:00:25.  Second-place finisher   Kristen Dickerson of Weiser, Idaho, had a four-second faster chip time, but overall race winners are determined by clock (or "gun") time. (That's all the more reason to be at or close to the front of the starting line if you're aiming for an overall victory.)

Overall 10K winners Nigher Alfaro and Kayla Nargang.


The 5K was dominated by younger runners. Thirteen year-old Eldon runner Nathan Reynolds was the overall winner, in 20:35, seven minutes ahead of second-place finisher--and overall women's winner--14 year-old Kiera Finn of Belle, Missouri.   Kiera's clock time of 27:50 was seven seconds faster than that of 12 year-old Makayla Cordes of Jefferson City, though only two seconds faster than Makayla's chip time.

Overall 5K winners Nathan Reynolds and Kiera Finn.

Complete race results can be found here.

Hundreds of race photos can be found here.  Still more can be found at the race's Facebook page.

A hearty "thanks" goes to the race organizers, volunteers and sponsors, as well as the Eldon police, fire and public works personnel, who made this a fun, well-organized and safe event.

The demise of the Run for the Children Half Marathon was a big disappointment since we have so few long races in the Lake area, and because longer races, once cancelled, are almost never resurrected.  Thankfully, it's been replaced with a more popular race that has a more secure and promising future.

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RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted April 1st)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run for the Horses 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at the Linn Creek City Park. The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.

The 5K/10K entry fee is $20 if you pre-register by June 15th, and $25 after.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register.   The entry fee for children 12 and under is $10.

Click for a flyer/registration form (.doc or .pdf).  Online registration is also available through the Rescue's website.

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The Eldon Police Officers Association's third annual Casey L. Shoemate Memorial Donut 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 22nd.  It will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Department building at 111 S. Oak Street in Eldon.  Race-day registration will be open from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $20, or $30 on race day.  To be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day, you need to pre-register by no later than June 1st.

Click to download a registration form.

In case you haven't attended the event previously, here's how the Donut Run works. Just prior to the race, each participant is given a glazed doughnut. Off-duty police officers and a few volunteers (aka "donut thieves") at multiple locations along the course will try to steal the donuts away from participants. Only those participants who reached the finish line with a fully intact donut will receive a medal.

The race is named in memory of Miller County Sheriff's deputy (and, prior to that, Eldon police officer) Casey Shoemate, who died in a traffic accident while responding to an emergency call on April 20, 2018.

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ELDON 4th OF JULY 5K RUN/WALK (posted June 3rd)

Registration is open for Eldon's 4th of July 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held on Thursday, July 4th, and will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building at 111 S. Oak St.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 21st.   After that date, the fee is $20. T-shirts will only be provided to those who pre-register by June 21st. 

Click here for a registration form.

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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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The King's Academy preschool and elementary school will be holding its third annual Running of the Knights 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, September 22nd, at Christ the King Church at 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark.  The 1-mile fun run starts at 3:00 p.m., and the 5K starts after the fun run concludes at around 3:30.  Race-day registration will be available from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.  Packet pickup will also be available Friday, September 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  

A post-race dinner will be provided to all registered participants by Li'l Rizzo's and JJ Twigs.

The entry fee for the timed 5K is $30 until the pre-registration deadline of June 30th, and $35 thereafter. For those who register as a team of four or more, the entry fee is $25 for each team member until June 30th, and $30 thereafter.   The (untimed) 1-mile fun run entry fee is $10, and includes a t-shirt. 

T-shirts are guaranteed only to those who register by September 7th.

To register online, click here. For more information, please visit the race's Facebook page.

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GIVE 'EM THE BIRD 5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK & KIDS RACE (posted March 31st)

This year's Give 'Em The Bird 5K in Versailles is moving up one week.   In the past, it's always been held on the first Saturday in November.   This year, though, the race will be on Saturday, October 26th.   That's welcome news to our many runners who do Bass Pro, which almost always falls on the day after GETB.  This year, you'll be able to do both races, without having to scurry down to Springfield right after GETB to pick up your race packets at Bass Pro. (Actually, you'll be able to do both races once again in 2020, since the first Saturday in November--November 7, 2020--comes six days after the first Sunday--November 1st.)

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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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Race Name
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 Highline Run with Evangel Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 30 Mission Run in the Ozarks 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
March 30 Barkley Marathons 100 miles with 60-hour time limit; 60-mile "fun run" Frozen Head State Park, TN
April 6 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Boonville, MO
April 6 Camp Barnabas Big Party Virtual Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Springfield, MO
April 6 Ozark Foothills 50M/50K/25K 50-Mile/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 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 Riverboat Series Day 6 50K/Marathon/Half/10K/5K Cape Girardeau, 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 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 Run 50 miles/50K/
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 4 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 11 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 18 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon, 10K & 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
John Shelby
82-mile Katy Trail relay race (moved to Illinois for 2019 due to Katy Trail flooding) St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 1 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 7.7-mile & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 1 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 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 16 Estes Park Marathon
Scott Page, Payton Bartlett
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Estes Park, CO
June 22 Grandma's Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray
Marathon/Half 5K Duluth, MN
July 15 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 17 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Sep 7 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 1 NE Green River Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Vermont to Massachusetts
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 14 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
Sep 14 Mark Twain 50/100
50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 15 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 21 The Barkley Fall Classic 50K Frozen Head State Park, TN
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 Soaring Wings Half Marathon & 10K
Half: Scott Gray; Chris Hein
Half Marathon & 10K Conway, AR
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
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 KenyaHalf: Scott Gray 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
Mar 7 Creve Coeur St. Paddy's Day Run Half marathon & 7K Creve Coeur, MO

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Race Name
Apr 27 Neosho Sprint Triathlon
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
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 25 Iron Horse Duathlon Duathlon:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run Parsons, KS
June 9 Jefferson City Triathlon &
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 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
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 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 14 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 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 28 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
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 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)
  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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Race/Event Name
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 23 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 5 El Chupacabra Grondo 103K gravel road race Columbia, MO
May 11 Vino Fondo 42, 75 and 104 miles Defiance, MO
May 19 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 25-26 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 29 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo
20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 1 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 15 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
June 29 Hartsburg Hammer 50/100 mile gravel road race Hartsburg, MO
July 20 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 6-11 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri St. Charles to Pleasant Hill, 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
Gravel road race Jefferson City, MO

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Race Name & River
Distance(s) & Boat Type
May 11 Spring 12 Race 12 miles Osage River--Mari-Osa to Bonnots Mill
June 15 Osage Howler
cancelled due to Osage River flooding
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 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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