Save the date: The second annual Wiggle Waggle Walk 5K, benefiting the Eldon Animal Control Center, will be held on Saturday, September 12th.  A registration form isn't available just yet.

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Saturday's Lake Regional 5K Fun Run/Walk was the biggest and best in the event's eight-year history.  Great weather, an excellent course, and newly-added race amenities--especially a post-race pancake breakfast--brought out a record crowd of 267 total participants, including 59 in the timed run. 

The event was a benefit for Lake Regional Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department, and some of the participants are current or former patients of that department.  Pictured below is one of them, Dan Lopez, who was also the very last walker to cross the finish line.   Looking at him, you'd never know that Dan has had six heart attacks, suffered two strokes, has had two stent procedures, and wears a pacemaker.   His Superman jersey was only fitting after his survival of so many serious emergencies.

Dan Lopez (aka "Superman"). 
That's Dan's mother in the photo at right.

Another great story from this event was the "I Can 5K!" group that made this their very first 5K.  The group was organized by Jennifer Newman, assistant manager of the hospital's cardiac rehab unit.

The "I Can 5K!" group, pictured minutes before the start.

While a first 5K may not seem that momentous, keep in mind that for many runners, their very first race was a 5K, and it got them hooked on a lifestyle of health and fitness.  It can also lead to taking on even bigger challenges.  (Take Todd Raney, for instance. Todd finished his first 5K in October 2003.  He was so out-of-breath during that race that he had to walk parts of it.  This weekend, he finished his thirtieth marathon.) We hope to see all of the "I Can 5K!" group at future races.

The overall male and female winners were David Prather of Camdenton and Elaine Mullahan of Montreal, in 19:11 and 22:24, respectively.  This was David's second Lake Regional victory, after winning in 18:56 in 2013 at the age of 15.  Elaine set a new women's course record, beating the 23:00 set last year by the very fast Melissa Martinez of Crocker.

Overall winners David Prather (whose long lead gave him the luxury of looking back until I could get my camera turned "on")
and Elaine Mullahan.

Left photo:  Reagan and Scott Page each took home hardware.  Reagan won the women's 13-18 age group, finishing in 26:02.  Scott ran a personal best 5K of 21:38 and took second in the men's 40-49 age group.  Right photo:  Nigher Alfaro won the 40-49 age group by finishing in 19:39--18 seconds behind overall winner David Prather.  Two years ago, he was 1:21 behind David.

Margie Gunter and Eric the starting line.  
(Margie later asked if I was the creepy guy stalking women runners in the Osage Beach area recently.   Gee, thanks alot, Margie!
  And, for the record, it's not me!)

Left photo: 68 year-old Thom Wilkins from Lebanon was second overall in 2013 (after finishing in 19:13). Despite being "out of shape" this year following an ankle injury last year, he still finished in 23:09 and easily won the 60+ age group.   Right photo: Paula O'Connor and Lawson Barclay gave me grief for (falsely) claiming I called them "old" when reporting on their overall victories at the Run for the Beach 5K last month.

Hundreds of additional photos, including the one pictured below, can be viewed by clicking here

The complete race results can be found here.

A huge thanks goes to the staff at Lake Regional, the volunteers and the sponsors for putting on a fantastic event. Jennifer Newman deserves special recognition, not only for recruiting and mentoring the "I Can 5K!" group, but for spearheading the improvements that have now made this among the best 5Ks in the Lake area.

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FLYING PIG MARATHON (posted May 3rd)

Another week, another marathon, and another state for Todd Raney.  On Sunday, Todd finished the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, Ohio in 4:26:32, placing 144th (of 257) in the male 45-49 age group. This was Todd's eighth marathon so far in 2015, and Ohio marks state number 22 in his 50-state quest.   Next up for Todd: The Sugarloaf Marathon in Maine on May 17th.

Todd Raney finished despite a stomach bug he battled for four days prior to the Flying Pig Marathon.

Full results can be found here.

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TRIZOU TRIATHLON (posted May 3rd)

Four Lake-area athletes traveled to Columbia this weekend for Sunday's TriZou Triathlon (400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run) and DuZou Duathlon (1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run).

Jim McDermott and Amy Harrell competed in the triathlon, and improved their finish times and age-group placings over last year.  Jim came very close to winning the male 60-64 age group, crossing the finish line a mere 14 seconds behind the winner. 

Curtis Wehmeyer and Chad Van Buren competed in the duathlon--one month after doing their first duathlon at MaxTrax in Columbia.

Here are their results and splits:

Jim McDermott
Amy Harrell
Swim (400 meters)
Bike (14 miles)
Run (3 miles)
Age Group
Age Group Place
2 of 10
3 of 9
8 of 15
28 of 32

Curtis Wehmeyer
Chad Van Buren
Run (1 mile)
Bike (7 miles)
Run (1 mile)
Age Group
Age Group Place
3 of 5
5 of 5

Full results can be found here.

There were 484 triathlon and 73 duathlon finishers this year compared to 536 and 63, respectively, in 2014.

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Willard Haley ran his sixth half marathon in seven weeks on Saturday (it could have been seven, if not for Easter weekend) at the Trail to a Cure Ride/Walk/Run in Rocheport.  The multi-distance cycling, walking and running events (only the running events are timed) are held on the scenic Katy Trail.

Willard finished in 2:18:40.  Results weren't reported by age group, as there were just 25 half marathon participants.  Nevertheless, Willard finished third among five males age 50 and over.  (Remarkably, a 73 year-old male took third overall, finishing in 2:07:08.)

Willard plans to run in next Saturday's popular Running with the Cows Half Marathon in Bucyrus, Kansas.   RWTC is the third and final race in the Heartland 39.3 Series.

Full results can be found here.

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To the welcome relief of 36 competitors, the rain that had threatened to spoil Saturday's (April 25th) third annual Run for the Children Half Marathon managed to hold off until everyone had just left for home.  Ten minutes later, a chilly, hard rain fell on Eldon. (It was the exact opposite of the situation at the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, when the snowflakes that had been falling all morning finally stopped the very minute that the mile 5 aid station had finished packing up.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.)

The starting line on South Mill Street. in downtown Eldon.
(Click on photo for a larger image.)

Nigher Alfaro's post on the Lake Area Runners Facebook page the night before the race suggested that he wasn't planning to return to defend last year's overall victory.  That post was quickly discovered to be a ruse when he showed up and registered on race morning.

Nigher wiped out others' pre-race hopes for glory by finishing in 1:37:28 and claiming his second consecutive overall victory.  He finished over six minutes ahead of his nearest rival (and fellow 40-49 age grouper), Scott Page.

After finishing fourth in 2013 and second last year, Alisha Eldridge took home the overall women's win. Alisha finished in 1:48:51, about a half-minute ahead of Leah Schuster of San Diego, California.  Last year's overall women's winner, Janes Barnes, ran side-by-side this year with fellow Jefferson City runner Vicki Lyskowski, and finished in 2:09:17.

Overall women's and men's champions,
Alisha Eldridge and Nigher Alfaro.

Click for the overall and age group results as posted on the Split-Second Timing website.

Results and finish line photos were also posted by Split-Second Timing at the website.

As always, there were some great stories coming out of this race.

The youngest competitor was 18 year-old Jeffrey Schootman from O'Fallon, Missouri. This was Jeffrey's first half marathon, and he finished in 2:00:59.  At the opposite end of the age spectrum, two 63 year-olds, Marvin "the Marvel" Bescheinen and Bill Johnson finished in 1:53:22 and 2:32:13, respectively.  This was only Marvin's second half marathon; his first was at Bridge & Dam last month.

Pictured (left to right): Jeffrey Schootman, Marvin Bescheinen and Bill Johnson

Going into the race, Randy Holtmeyer was aiming for a 1:50:00 finish.  He hung with our local go-to guys for pacing, Scott Page and Rob Kucsik.  Scott took off a few miles in when he sensed a possible PR of his own (he succeeded, finishing in 1:44:03), so Randy and Rob ran together the rest of the way.  They cut it close (really close!), with Randy finishing in 1:49:51, a new personal record.

Pictured (left to right): Randy Holtmeyer, Rob Kucsik
and Scott Page.

With thirteen runners--more than a third of all participants--the women's 31-40 age group was the largest and most competitive group in the race.   The total race field consisted of 20 women and 16 men.

Roughly half of the women's 31-40 age group running together at the 1.5-mile mark.  Pictured, left to right:  Jayna Gray, Kari Salsman (in only her second half marathon), Mandy Asbury (in red, directly behind Kari), Shanna Stark (another second-time half marathoner), Leslie Verslues (in yellow), Amy Snelling and April Boicourt.

A race report wouldn't be complete without at least one photo of Margie Gunter who, after finishing her shift as an EMT at the Miller County Ambulance station, came out to volunteer as a course monitor and cheer us on.  (Despite repeated pleas from at least one suffering runner, she refused to give up her bike.  Mean Margie!)

Part volunteer, part cheerleader Margie Gunter
at the six-mile mark.

Many more photos from the race can be viewed by clicking here.

Some random race notes:

Race-time temperatures ranged from 61-64°. Skies were mostly cloudy, with south winds from 6-12 mph.

The cooler, gloomier weather was probably to blame for the very few spectators seen along the course this year.  Scott Gray helped make up for it by driving all over town to cheer for us at multiple locations.

Amy Harrell said she loved the new GO! St. Louis Marathon course, so if you're considering that race in the future, don't blindly accept my negative opinion of it.

One popular addition to the race this year were the hot dogs served afterward.  The cook was surprised by the demand for them.  (I tried to explain that, after consuming nothing but carbohydrates before and during a long race, the body craves fats and protein.)

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NEW JERSEY MARATHON (posted April 26th)

State number 21 is in the books. Todd Raney scratched New Jersey off his 50-state list on Sunday (April 26th) by finishing the New Jersey Marathon.   Todd crossed in 4:15:02, placing 87th (of 134) in the 45-49 age group.

Todd Raney at the finish line along the Jersey coast.
(Click on photo for a larger image.  Photo provided.)

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TROLLEY RUN (posted April 26th)

The 27th annual Trolley Run, benefiting the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, was held on Sunday (April 26th) in Kansas City, and once again it brought out a big field (6,813 finishers this year) with some of the state's fastest runners for this four-mile race. 

The Gillen gang: Denny, Tim, Joey and Josh.
(Click on photo for a larger image. Photo provided.)

Our own Denny Gillen was there with one of his sons, Tim, and grandsons Josh and Joey.  Denny led the Gillen clan, finishing in 29:31 (7:23 per mile), knocking nearly two minutes off of last year's 31:25, and placing 7th (of 112) in the 60-64 age group.  Denny's reign as the family's running king may not last many more years, though, as eleven (or twelve) year-old Josh finished in 35:46, about 35 minutes faster than last year.  Here are the Gillens' results: 

APRIL 26, 2015
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Denny Gillen
7 of 112
Josh Gillen
22 of 66
Joey Gillen
67 of 98
Tim Gillen
253 of 292

Full race results can be found here.  If I missed any Lake-area runners, please let me know.

The men's race was a near photo finish, with the winner crossing the line two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, in 19:17--a remarkable pace of 4:50 per mile.

Lindsey McDonald, who finished five seconds behind women's winner Lizzy Handschy at the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon last month, won the women's 20-24 age group (over 233 other competitors) with a finish time of 23:31 (5:53/mile).  

Lindsey McDonald (left) and Lizzy Handschy
at mile 4.9 of the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon.

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FRISCO RAILROAD RUN (posted April 25th)

Congratulations to our four Lake-area runners who competed at the Ozark Greenways/Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners' Frisco Railroad Run (50-Mile/50K/Marathon/Half Marathon/8K/Relay) in Willard on Saturday (April 25th).

Meagan Carroll of Eldon finished the 50K in 7:10:56, placing third (of three) in the female 20-29 age group.

Jim McDermott ran the marathon, finishing in 4:04:12 and winning the male 60-69 age group over four other competitors.

In the half marathon, Tammara Vitelli and Pat Walters, both of Camdenton, finished in 2:06:08 and 3:41:34, respectively.  Tammara placed 12th (of 43) in the 30-39 age group; Pat placed 5th (of 9) in the 60-69 age group.

Full race results can be found here.

A further search of the race results turns up at least one other runner whose name is familiar to many of us in the Lake area.  The phenomenal Melissa Martinez of Crocker, who ran the GO! St. Louis Marathon just two weeks ago (and the Bridge & Dam Half two weeks before that), ran Frisco's 50-mile race.  Melissa won the 40-49 age group (over three others) with a time of 9:14:52.

Melissa Martinez at last month's Bridge & Dam Half Marathon.

The Frisco Railroad Run managed to do what few other events have been able to do this year--increase participation over last year.  It did so in nearly every race distance, as well.   Here are the numbers:

Half marathon

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ILLINOIS MARATHON (posted April 25th)

Congratulations to the Lake area's brand-new marathon finisher, Curtis Wehmeyer.  Curtis finished the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on Saturday (April 25th), and he ran an outstanding race.  Many runners encounter problems in their first marathon, but Curtis apparently had none.  He left himself with a pretty tough time to beat in the future. 

Curtis finished in 3:51:42 and placed 54th (of 107) in the male 40-44 age group.  (This also marks the fastest marathon finish among Lake-area men so far this year.)

The weather was lousy.  The temperature held steady at 50°, but there was light rain, plus winds of 12-22 mph, throughout the morning.

Like many of our local runners, Curtis has come a long way in just a few years.  I believe he only started running in 2012, and did his first half marathon at the inaugural Run for the Children Half Marathon in 2013.  Earlier this month, he completed his first duathlon (run-bike-run), and this summer he's contemplating his first triathlon.

Curtis Wehmeyer, pictured (left) at the Run for the Children Half Marathon in 2013, and (right) at the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon on March 28, 2015, where he finished in 1:49:15.
(Click on photos for larger images.)

Just in case any of our Lake-area runners know them, two (fast) runners from Lebanon, Jamie Vest and Joy Weis, finished the half marathon in 1:29:40 and 1:41:25, respectively.

Full Illinois Marathon race results can be found here.

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After skipping the 2014 race, Alysia Maschino and Beth Coulter returned to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend to again compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon (i.e. half marathon).  Both placed in the top 20% of their respective age groups.

Alysia finished in 1:53:33, placing 56th (of 797) in the female 40-44 age group.  Beth came in soon after, finishing in 2:02:48, placing 207th (of 1,052) in the female 35-39 age group. 

The storm system moving across the Midwest brought light rain and cool, 50° temperatures to the race.

Extraordinary performances were turned in by both the men's and women's winners of the miniMarathon.  They set new course records--1:01:44 for the men (a pace of 4:42 per mile) and 1:12:07 for the women (5:30 per mile).  It was a sprint to the finish for the men--the second place finisher crossed the line just 2-1/2 seconds behind the winner.

Full race results can be found here.

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BUBBLE & GLOW LEAP 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK (posted April 25th)

A huge crowd of runners and walkers--certainly the largest we've seen at a local event this year--turned out for Eldon Middle School's Bubble & Glow L.E.A.P. 5K/1-Mile on Friday night.

Scott Gray passed along a couple photos, and the size of the gathering was a real eye-opener. Your guess is as good as mine as to how many were there, but I'm guessing 300-400 participants.

Click on a photo for a larger image. Photos courtesy of Scott Gray.

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TA-TA TROT 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 17th)

One of the Lake area's largest 5Ks, the Ta-Ta Trot, will return for a fourth year on Saturday, May 9th, at the Department of Public Safety Building in Eldon (map).

The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 7:15 a.m..  T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register on or before April 24th; all others will receive t-shirts while supplies last.  The entry fee is $15.

For a flyer/registration form, click here.

The race is once again being organized by the "We Bleed Pink" team of Jayna Gray, Kari Salsman and Holly Thomas, and is a fund-raiser for the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.  The ladies will be participating in the Avon 39 two-day, 39.3-mile walk in Santa Barbara, California on September 12-13.

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The fifth annual Impact Medical Missions 5K/10K Family Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 16th, in the Linn Creek Industrial Park (not at the city park, as in previous years). The event is a fund-raiser for a medical and construction mission trip to the Dominican Republic this coming August.

The 5K/10K run will start at 8:30 a.m., with walkers starting at 8:45 a.m.  Registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on the day of the event.

The entry fee is $20 per person, or $40 per family.

For a combined flyer and registration form, click here (or here, for a .pdf version).

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eRACE MS 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted January 28th)

A new 5K run/walk, benefiting the fight against multiple sclerosis, is being introduced to the Lake area this coming May. The Muddy Muckers, a group of local runners, is organizing the eRace MS 5K on Saturday, May 30th, in Eldon.  The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Eldon Aquatic Center, located next to the Air Park on N. Franklin Street.

The entry fee is $20 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of May 14th.  After that date, the fee is $25.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register; others will receive t-shirts while supplies last. 

Race-day registration will be available from 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. 

Click to download a registration form in .doc or .pdf format.

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LAKE RACE 5K RUN/WALK (posted January 15th)

The week-long festivities in advance of this year's Lake Race powerboat race at the Lake of the Ozarks will include a new 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 30th, in Lake Ozark.

The Lake Race 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:00 a.m. at Beavers at the Dam, located close to Bagnell Dam on the Lake Ozark strip. Race-day registration will be open from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

If you register by the May 22nd pre-registration deadline, the entry fee is $25 for adults, $20 for students (11 to 17), and $8 for children 10 and under. After that date, those fees rise to $30, $25 and $10, respectively. Be sure to register early, as t-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register; all others will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

For complete details, click to download a race flyer and registration form.

The course is subject to approval, but is expected to pretty much mirror the Duck Drop and 9/11 Freedom Run 5Ks, although with a different start/finish location.

The race will be professionally timed by Split-Second Timing of Rolla.

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After a one-year absence, the Eldon Kiwanis' Dennis Scheiderer 5K Run/Walk returns on Saturday, June 6th.  The race begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Eldon Public Safety Building (map).  Race-day registration will open at 6:30 a.m.

The entry fee for adults (ages 14 and over) is $20 (additional family members are $15) if you register in advance.  Adults registering on the day of the event will pay $25. 

Click here for a flyer/registration form.

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8th ANNUAL SUMMER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 23rd)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 12th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 8th annual Summer Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held at Camdenton High School, with the run/walk starting at 8:00 p.m., and race registration and kids activities starting at around 6:15 p.m.  This was a hugely popular event in 2014, and turned out to be one of the largest run/walks ever held in the Lake area.  

For individual participants, the entry fee is a minimum contribution of $25 ($30 on race day). Teams of four or more can register for $20 per person if all members register by June 2nd; if not registered by that date, the cost is $25 per person.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register by June 2nd.

Online registration is now open.

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The second annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk benefiting Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), will be held on Sunday, June 14th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map). The run/walk will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.

For those who pre-register by June 1st, the entry fee is $20 for individuals, and $15 per person for families of three or more.  After that date, those fees rise to $25 and $20 per person, respectively.

Relay teams of three or more can enter for a fee of $50.

If you're also participating in the Summer Night Glow 5K on June 12th, you qualify for a Blue Ribbon 5K discounted entry fee of $15 if you pre-register by June 1st, and $20 thereafter.   Please bring your Summer Night Glow race bib to the Blue Ribbon Run to receive your discount.

You must pre-register in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

A Virtual 5K option is available for those who live elsewhere and can't travel to the event.  The entry fee is $25.  See the Virtual 5K registration form for additional details.

Click for the registration form, news release, sponsorship form and Virtual 5K registration form.

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FORGET-ME-NOT TROT 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted February 11th)

The third annual Forget-Me-Not Trot 5K/10K Run/Walk, benefiting the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary , will be held on Saturday, June 20th, at the Linn Creek City Park.   The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:45 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 if you pre-register by June 16th, and $25 after.  (Please pre-register in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt.)

Click for a flyer/registration form (.docx or .pdf). 

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TRIFEST FOR MS LAKE 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 16th)

A brand-new race is coming to the Lake on Labor Day weekend.  The Trifest for MS Lake 5K will be on Saturday, September 5th, in Linn Creek.

Stay tuned for details.

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The Rise 'n' Shine 5K is undergoing big changes this year with the addition of a half marathon, a new starting location, and a new beneficiary. 

The Rise 'n' Shine for Kyleigh Half Marathon & 5K is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Osage Beach Parkway and Lazy Days Rd., next to Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson (map).

The entry fees are $55 and $25 for the half marathon and 5K, respectively, for those who pre-register by September 1st.  After that date, the fees rise to $75 and $35. Race-day registration will be available, starting at 7:45 a.m.

The beneficiary of this year's race is the family of four year-old Kyleigh Phillips.  Kyleigh is battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that only strikes infants and young children.  Proceeds from the race will help her family cover  some of the costs incurred from Kyleigh's treatment.

Click for a registration form or a sponsorship form.

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Race Name
Dec 31 & Jan 1 New Year's Double
Cindy, Reagan and Ryan Page: 5Ks on each day
Scott Page:  5K and Half on each day
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K (each day) Allen, TX
Jan 10 Runner's Choice 10K/20K 10K & 20K Columbia, MO

Jan 10

Jan 11

Mississippi Blues Marathon
First Light Marathon
Both marathons: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon

Half & Marathon

Jackson, MS

Mobile, AL

Jan 18 Houston Chevron Marathon
Marathon: Jim McDermott, Jim Glickert
Half & Marathon Houston, TX
Feb 7 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Feb 8 Fort Smith Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Fort Smith, AR
Feb 14 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 14 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 15 Austin Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Austin, TX
March 1 The Cowtown
Fort Worth, TX
March 1 Little Rock Marathon
Marathon: Ashley Pryor, Heather Doyle and April Boicourt (first marathon)
Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 7 AdventureMax St. Louis Trail Run (cancelled) Half Marathon & 10K Innsbrook, MO
March 7 Run Hard Columbia
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Columbia, SC
March 8 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 14 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 14 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 20,21,22 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 21 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 21 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Kansas City, MO
March 22 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon Half Marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
March 28 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 28 Forrest Gump Challenge 50 Miles, Marathon & Half Reeds Spring, MO
March 28 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
March 29 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
March 29 Tomoka Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Pete Russo
Marathon/Half/5K Ormond Beach, FL
April 11 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 11 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 11 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 12 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 12 Altis Western Maryland Trail Marathon & Half
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Hancock, MD
April 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Jefferson City, MO
April 18 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 19 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 25 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 5K Eldon, MO
April 25 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 25 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half & 8K
Willard, MO
April 26 New Jersey Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Oceanport, NJ
April 26 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 2 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 3 Flying Pig Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 9 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 16 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Columbia, MO
May 16 Joplin Memorial Run
Half: Scott Gray (first half) and Jayna Gray
Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
May 16 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon 50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 16 Bridge the Gap to Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Quincy, IL
May 17 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 17 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 17 Sugarloaf Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & 15K Sugarloaf, ME
May 23 Table Rock Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 24 Med City Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Rochester, MN
May 30 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
May 30 Striker Life Half Marathon
Half: Jayna Gray
10K: Scott Gray
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 30 Midwest Active Katy80 80-mile team relay Katy Trail State Park
June 6 Sunburst Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K South Bend, IN
June 6

Hospital Hill Run
Half: April Leonard
5K (Friday) and 10K: Scott Gray, Jayna Gray

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 7 Casper Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Casper, Wyoming
June 13 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 13 Marathon to Marathon
Marathon: Jayna Gray (first marathon) & April Boicourt
Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 20 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K St. Louis, MO
June 20(?) JC Green Giant 13-mile obstacle course Jefferson City
June 27 Charlevoix Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Charlevoix, MI
June 28 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 4 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 11 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Springfield, MO
July 19 REVEL Rockies
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Denver, CO
Aug 15 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Joplin, MO
Aug 15 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 30 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Run the Burg Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg
Sep 5 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
Sep 5 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 6 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 7 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 12 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa
Sep 12 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 13 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K O'Fallon, MO
Sep 13 City of Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 13 Erie Marathon at Presque Island
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & 5K Erie, PA
Sep 19 Bismarck Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Bismarck, ND
Sep 20 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 20 Konquer the Konza Trail Race 25K Manhattan, KS
Sep 26 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 26 Huntsville Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Huntsville, UT
Sep 27 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 27 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 27 Berlin Marathon
April Leonard
Marathon Berlin, Germany
Oct 3 Frog Hill Half Marathon Half Marathon Waynesville, MO
Oct 3 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 3 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 3 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 3 New Hampshire Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K Bristol, NH
Oct 4

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 4 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run
41 miles St. Robert, MO
Oct 9-10 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 11(?) Roller Coaster Race Half Marathon (5K on the day before) Branson, MO
Oct 11 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 11 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Lee's Summit, MO
Oct 11 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 11 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro, Denny Gillen & Curtis Wehmeyer
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 11 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 17 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 17 Waddell & Reed Kansas City 5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 17-18 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 18 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on 10/17) & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 18 Courthouse to Capitol Ultramarathon & Team Relayl 39.3 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 18 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 18 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 18 Duke City Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Hal/10K/5K Albuquerque, NM
Oct 24 Spirit of the Osage 5K, 20K, 50K Chamois, MO
Oct 24 The Bison 50 50 miles Topeka, KS
Oct 25 Marine Corps Marathon
Alysia Maschino and Denny Gillen
Marathon Arlington, VA
Oct 25 Cape Cod Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Falmouth, MA
Nov 1 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 1 Bass Pro Shops Half & Marathon Springfield
Nov 1 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 1 Marshall University Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Huntington, WV
Nov 7 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 7-8 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 8 America's First Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Nov 8 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 8 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 14 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Full Shawnee, KS
Nov 14 Longview Half Marathon Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 14 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 14 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Nov 21 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 21 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 22 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 5 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 5 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 5 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 5 Rehoboth Beach Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Rehoboth Beach, DE
Dec 13 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 19 Run for the Ranch Half & Marathon Springfield
Dec 26 Operation Jack KC Run/Walk in the Snow Half & Marathon Shawnee, KS

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Mar 28 Neosho Sprint Triathlon 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run Neosho, MO
April 4 MaxTrax Duathlon Short course: 1.5-mile run, 7.5-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Long course: 1.5 mile run, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 3

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 17 Kansas City Triathlon
LOTO participants:
April Boicourt
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 17 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
May 23 Sedalia Spring into Summer Duathlon Short course: 2-mile run, 5-mile bike, 0.5-mile run
Long course: 2-mile run, 12-mile bike, 2-mile run
Sedalia, MO
Jun 7 Legend Tri
(New event for 2015)

Sprint:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Legend 70:  1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Legend 100:  2-mile swim, 80-mile bike, 18-mile run

Lawrence, KS
June 20 Warsaw Adult & Kids Triathlon Adults:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids:  Four age-appropriate distances
Warsaw, MO
June 20 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 27 HalfMax, QuarterMax & OctoMax Triathlons OctoMax: 500-yard swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
HalfMax: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run 
Innsbrook, MO
June 28 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
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 UCP Shawnee Mission Triathlon Short course: 500-meter swim, 9-mile bike, 3.2-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 18-mile bike, 4.5-mile run
Shawnee, KS
July 12 Lake Freebird Triathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Mountain Grove, MO
July 18 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 18 Crossroads Triathlon 200-meter swim, 8-mile bike, 2.1-mile run Cameron, MO
July 19 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 19 5150 Kansas Triathlon Sprint: 500-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
5150: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
July 25 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 25 Concreteman Triathlon Short course:  500-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike, 2-mile run
Olympic: 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run
Springfield, MO
July 25 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
July 26 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
Aug 2 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
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Aug 7 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 8 Republic Tiger Tri 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run Republic, MO
Aug 8 Warrensburg Triathlon SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
burg, MO
Aug 9 Midwest Meltdown Triathlon & Duathlon Short course triathlon: 750-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course triathlon: 1.5K swim, 20.8-mile bike, 5.2-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Paola, KS
Aug 15 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon

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

Branson, MO
Aug 16 Jackson County Triathlon Short course: 750-meter swim, 11.75-mile bike, 3-mile run
Long course: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 5-mile run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 22 Nevada Triathlon & Kids Triathlon Triathlon:  300-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids triathlon:  Three age-appropriate distances
Nevada, MO
Aug 22 Lake St. Louis Triathlon Short course:  0.25-mile swim, 12.3-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
Long course: 0.93-mile swim, 24-mile bike, 10K run
Lake St. Louis, MO
Aug 22 Memory Maker Triathlon Sprint:  500-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1,500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
Bella Vista, AR
Aug 23 Aloha Triathlon Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Quintathlon: 800-meter swim, 17-mile bike, 5K run, 10-mile bike, 2K run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 29 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Sep 12 Mid-America Multisport National Championship
(New event for 2015)
Halfmax Championship: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Club National Championship
Innsbrook, MO
Sep 13 Silverback Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
International: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 27 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Oct 4 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Oct 11 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY

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Race/Event Name
Feb 15 Rocheport Roubaix
(New event for 2015)
20, 30, 55 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
Feb 22(?) Froze Toes
31 miles (62 for pros) Columbia, MO
April 13 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 25 The Ozark Gravel Road Expedition (OGRE)
(cancelled for 2015)
150 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 16 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 17 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Rocheport, MO
May 25 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo   Kansas City, MO
May 30 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 6 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 7 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 13 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 20 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 15, 25, 47, 73 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 27 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 18 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 25 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 26 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 2 Tall Oak Challenge 6-hour mountain bike race Jefferson City, MO
Aug 8 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 8 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 15 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 29 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 5-6 MS 150 Bike Ride 20, 40, 75 & 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 20 Rhett's Run   Columbia, MO
Sep 26 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 26-27 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 3 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 4 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 4 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 10 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 10-11 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  

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