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Epic adventure updates:

As of last Saturday, "Lazarus Lake" had completed 2,473 miles in 94 days of walking across America. He was in western Wyoming, closing in on Idaho. His daily posts can be found here. (He's really a fascinating guy, often posting observations that you'd never expect from a quirky hillbilly from Tennessee.)  

After 14 days, Pete Kostelnick is about 755 miles into his 5,300-mile run from Alaska to Florida.   He's posting updates at his Pete's Feet Across America Facebook page.  (The spectacular scenery in the posted photos makes you want to join Pete--riding along in a motorhome, of course.)  Live tracking can be found here.

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ELDON TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK (posted August 13th)  

Eldon Parks & Recreation's Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 29th, at the aquatic center next to the air park on N. Franklin St.  The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration open from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. 

Register by the pre-registration deadline of September 10th, to save on the registration fee ($20, versus $30 after the deadline).   You must pre-register to get a t-shirt.

Click to download a registration form.

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ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL 6.6K RUN (posted August 12th) 

Four runners from the Lake area took to the streets of Springfield on Saturday for the fourth annual Route 66 Festival 6.6K Run.  

Our top finisher was Jade Fletcher, who won the women's 17-and-under age group (over two others) in 34:58.  Dan Robertson's 37:15 finish was only good enough for 10th place in a very competitive 58-and-over age group.  Tom and Cindy Wismer ran and finished together in 44:20.  That put Cindy on the podium with a third-place age-group finish.

ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL 6.6K RUN
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
AUGUST 11, 2018
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA RUNNERS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Jade Fletcher Rocky Mount
34:58
F17 & under
1 of 3
Dan Robertson Lake Ozark
37:15
M58 & over
10 of 18
Cindy Wismer Camdenton
44:20
F58 & over
3 of 13
Tom Wismer Camdenton
44:22
M58 & over
14 of 18

Full results can be found here.  There were 140 finishers in total--down from 161 6.6K finishers last year.  (Last year's race also offered a 3.3K, with 46 finishers.)


Jade Fletcher after her 18th age-group victory so far in 2018.

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THE GREAT SANDBAGGER (posted August 12th) 

Eighteen runners turned out for the Columbia Track Club's Great Sandbagger on Saturday, August 4th. The goal of the race is to finish as close as possible to your predicted time, with the "great sandbagger" being the person who finishes the greatest amount of time under his or her prediction.

Two runners finished within four seconds of their prediction. The great sandbagger finished 1:56 under her 49:00 predicted time on the 5-mile course. (The race is normally 10K in distance, but road construction forced a change in venue, and a shorter course was used.)

Jade Fletcher was the only runner from the Lake area who participated. Jade predicted a finish time of 45:00, and crossed the line 1:56 beyond that.

Complete results can be found here.

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REPUBLIC TIGER TRI (posted August 12th) 

It's been five years he last appeared at the Republic Tiger Tri (300-yard pool swim, 12-mile bike and 5K run), but it was pretty much a replay for Jim McDermott.  Jim won his age group (this time, over three others in the the men's 65-69) and finished in 1:12:15--only slightly slower than in 2013.   Here are Jim's splits, including comparisons to his splits in 2013 and 2012.

  2018 2013 2012
Swim
6:57 (2:19 per 100 yds)
7:15 (2:39)
7:08 (2:37)
T-1
1:42
2:09
3:17
Bike
37:42 (19.4 mph)
36:11 (20.6)
40:10 (18.5)
T-2
1:00
0:58
1:37
Run
24:56 (8:04/mile)
24:15 (7:50)
24:18 (7:51)
Finish
1:12:15
1:10:48
1:16:30

The full race results can be found here.

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RUN FOR THE FALLEN (posted August 7th)

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In 2008, a group of soldiers ran across the United States, placing a flag every mile in commemoration of a soldier who had lost his or her life in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).   That original Run for the Fallen led to hundreds of local runs being held the following year in cities around the country and overseas, including one in the Lake area.  While nearly all of those events have sadly disappeared, the Lake area's commemoration has endured--and is still going strong--thanks to Trish Creach of the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce.   Trish has spearheaded this event from the very beginning.


The Camdenton Fire Department once again brought its ladder truck to suspend a U.S. flag above the runners and walkers.

A total of 139 runners and walkers gathered at Camdenton Middle School on Saturday for the Lake area's ninth annual event.  Each participant ran or walked at least a mile in memory of one of the 147 Missouri soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in ISIS-related operations. Also in attendance were several "Gold Star" familiies--families that had personally lost a loved one in one of the operations. 

Every participant ran or walked with at least one flag and bib commemorating a fallen Missouri soldier.   Sgt. 1st Class Randall Lamberson of Springfield died on April 10, 2006 as a result of injuries sustained when his Humvee rolled over an IED.  He was 39 years old, and had a wife, a five year-old daughter, and a son.  Eight years later, his then 13 year-old daughter penned a long, very touching tribute to her dad.  She ended it witn these words:  "I am very proud of my dad for doing what he did because he knew the consequences but he still did his duty to serve his country."

For those of you who participated in the event, I'd recommend a Google search for the name(s) of the soldier(s) for whom you ran or walked.  It may turn up some information about them that will make your participation that much more meaningful to you.

More photos from the event can be found here.

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THE RUNNING OF THE KNIGHTS 5K/1-MILE (posted July 16th)

The King's Academy preschool and elementary school will be holding its second annual Running of the Knights 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, September 23rd, in Lake Ozark.  The 1-mile fun run starts at 3:00 p.m., and the 5K at 3:30 p.m., at Christ the King Church at 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd.  Race-day registration opens at 1:30 p.m.  

A post-race dinner is included in this year's festivities.

The entry fee for the timed 5K is $35. Register as a team of four or more, and the entry fee is $30 for each team member.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by September 7th.

The untimed, 1-mile fun run entry fee is $15.

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

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VERN FRANK MEMORIAL 5K (posted August 9th)

The Vern Frank Memorial 5K (Facebook page) is back.  By far the oldest 5K in the Lake area, the race, which is named in honor of Versailles High School teacher and coach Vern Frank (1933-2004), had been held 36 consecutive years until road construction forced last year's race to be cancelled. 

The race is part of Versailles' Olde Tyme Apple Festival, and is sponsored by the Versailles Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  It will be held on Saturday, October 6th, at Versailles High School. The 5K run starts at 6:45 a.m., followed by a 2-mile casual walk at 7:00 a.m., and a kids' half-mile fun run at 8:00 a.m. 

The entry fees for the 5K and 2-mile walk are $30 until the pre-registration deadline of September 21st, and $35 after.  Likewise, the kids' run costs $15 until September 21st, and $20 after.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by September 21st. 

Click to download a registration form.   

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

Versailles Total Fitness' eighth annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, plus a quarter-mile race for kids, will be held on Saturday, November 3rd.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness at 131 N. Monroe in downtown Versailles.  As in previous years, proceeds from the event will go to Food for Morgan County to help local families in need during the holiday season.

Give 'Em The Bird has the biggest "wow" factor of any 5K in the Lake area, including a live radio broadcast and music by race co-sponsor KS95.1, a live singing of the national anthem, the Second Baptist Church choir singing on the church steps along the course route, plenty of course support from the police, firefighters, and volunteers along the closed course, chip timing, really nice technical t-shirts, and a fun race for kids. This race really is the Super Bowl of Lake-area 5Ks, and it perennially attracts a big field with some of the fastest runners in the area. 

Registration is now open online, or you can download a registration form to mail to or drop off at Versailles Total Fitness.   The entry fee is $25 if you register on or before October 26th.  The fee rises to $35 beginning October 27th.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 13th

The quarter-mile kids run will follow the 5K and 1-mile events.  There's no entry fee, but also no t-shirt, for participants.  They will, however, receive finishers ribbons.

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FALL FOLLIES WINE WALK AND RUN (posted July 31st)

Seven Springs Winery in Linn Creek is hosting its first annual Fall Follies Wine Walk & Run on Saturday, November 3rd.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children's Learning Center of Camdenton.  The run/walk starts at 11:00 a.m.

Early-bird entry fees (through September 20th) are $35 each for the 5K run and the 1K wine walk, or $55 for both. Participants must be 21 or older.

Online registration is available here.

Click here for more information.

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4 FORE 30 (posted December 4th) 

A new and unconventional running race is coming to the Lake area in December 2018. The 4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) will be held at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club west of Camdenton, and will benefit Kids Harbor.

The race is much more a test of physical and mental endurance than speed.  Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on December 1st, competitors will run a four-mile course on the golf club's cart paths, and have one hour in which to complete it.  (Failure to complete a lap within sixty minutes will end your race.)  Runners begin another lap at the top of each hour until either the last remaining runner stops, or 30 hours have elapsed, whichever comes first.   Thus, runners could race as few as four miles, or as many as 120.

Registration will open in January, and will be limited to 100 participants.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
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Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2017 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 7 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K (rescheduled from January 1st) Overland Park, KS
Jan 14 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan19-20 David's Trail Endurance Run
50K: Gary Braman, Chris Boyle;
25K: John Shelby
Friday night:  11K (new for 2018)
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 20 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 27 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 27 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 3 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 10 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 10 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 11 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 24 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 24 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
March 3 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 3 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 4 Quivering Quads Trail Race Half Marathon Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 4 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon: Curtis Wehmeyer
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
March 4 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 10 Racing for Daylight Ultra Event See listing Waynesville, MO
March 10 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 17 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 17 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 16,17,18 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 24 Sedalia Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 24 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
March 24 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 25 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon, 7K & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 31 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 7 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Rocheport to Boonville, MO
April 7 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 7 Ozark Foothills 50K/25K 50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 8 GO! St. Louis
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 8 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 4-8 Super Awesome! MIssouri Edition Choose among five races in five days (5K/10K, Half, 26.2K, Marathon, 50K) Sikeston, MO
April 14 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 14 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 14 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 14 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 21 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 21 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 22 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 28 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 28 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 5 Ha Ha Half Marathon Half marathon trail run Ha Ha Tonka State Park
May 6

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 12 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 12 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 19
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 19 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 19 Geist Half Marathon
Half: Scott Gray
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fishers, IN
May 19 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 20 Shires of Vermont Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #47) Marathon Bennington, VT
May 27 Buffalo Marathon (Todd Raney) Marathon & Half Buffalo, NY
June 2 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 2 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 2

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 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 9 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K and 10K 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
July 14 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 15 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon
Jade Fletcher
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 18 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Aug 25 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Sep 1 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 3 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 8 Katy Trail 50/50 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, MO
Sep 16 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, 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 23 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Pete Groce
Half: Scott Gray
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 29 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 29 Belleville Main Street Marathon Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 29 Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race 53K and Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Sep 30 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 6 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 6 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 6 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 6 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 7

MO' Cowbell Marathon
Half: Amy Harrell

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Amica Newport Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #48) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 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 20 Kansas City Marathon 5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 21 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 21 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 21 Atlantic City Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #49) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 26-27 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 28 Spooky Sprint Half(aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Maathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 3 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 3 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 3-4 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 4 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 4 Bass Pro Shops
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 4 St. Louis Half Marathon
5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 4 New York City Marathon
Marathon New York, NY
Nov 10 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 10 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Outer Banks Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #50) Marathon/Half/8K/5K Outer Banks, NC
Nov 17 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 17 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 18 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 18 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 1 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 1 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 1 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 1 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 8 36 Hours of Jack
200K/100K/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 29 Run for the Ranch
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       
2019
Jan 18-19 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
April 27 Ha Ha Half Marathon Half marathon trail run Ha Ha Tonka State Park
       
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Apr 22 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
May 6

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Sprint triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Super sprint triathlon: 100-meter pool swim, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 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 13 Kansas City Triathlon
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 20K bike, 5K run
Kansas City, MO
May 20 St. Louis Triathlon Sprint:  750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
St. Louis, MO
May 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 16 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 7 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 8 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 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 21 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 5 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 10 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug11 Republic Tiger Tri Super Sprint: 150-yard swim; 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Classic Sprint: 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Republic, MO
Aug 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 24 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
Date
Race/Event Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Feb 24 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 28 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
April 30 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 12 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 2 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 2 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
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 4 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 25 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 Express Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 8-9 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 29-30 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 6 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 20-21 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 4 Red Dog 100 Gravel road race Jefferson City, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
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Distance(s) & Boat Type
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
May 12 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 30-
July 1
Osage Howler
Race: 61 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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