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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 29 - 30

The last weekend of September is usually the first of a series of busy race weekends that continues through November, and this year is no exception.   There are events of all kinds and distances, includes tons of 5Ks, four half marathons, an ultramarathon trail race, a marathon, three charity bike rides, and a paddle race, going on around the state.  Thankfully, with all those events going on, the weekend weather forecast looks spectacular.  Get out and enjoy it.  Cold, nasty weather will be here before you know it. 

In the Lake area, we have two events this weekend:

In Eldon, the Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. (registration will be open from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.) on Saturday at the Eldon Aquatic Center adjacent to the air park.

On Sunday, the Walk to End Alzheimer's takes place at Osage High School.   Registration opens at 11:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies starting at noon and the walk at 12:30 p.m.

More details about both of the events can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

High school cross country meets (both on Saturday):

Camdenton and Osage at the Camdenton Invitational at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Eldon at the Capital City XC Challenge in Jefferson City

Elsewhere:

Jefferson City:

Missouri State Employee Strive for Wellness 5K (open to general public), Saturday
Race to the Dome paddle races on the Missouri River, Saturday (registration ends Thursday night)

Columbia:

Roots 'n' Blues 'n' BBQ Half Marathon & 5K/10K, Saturday

Branson:

TangerFit 5K, Saturday

Springfield & vicinity:

Vision Clinic 5K/10K, Saturday
Svitak Freedom Ride (bike rides), Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Joplin:

Mother Road Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday

Kansas City and vicinity:

Tour de BBQ bike rides, Saturday
UMKC Regalia Run 5K/10K, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Joseph:

Pony Express Run (half marathon & 5K), Saturday

St. Louis and vicinity:

Pedal the Cause bicycle rides, Saturday-Sunday
Belleville Main Street Marathon, Belleville (IL), Saturday
Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race (53K and half marathon), Saturday
St. Charles Oktoberfest 5K/10K, Sunday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

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

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THE RUNNING OF THE KNIGHTS 5K/1-MILE (posted September 23rd)

The second annual Running of the Knights 5K/1-Mile (Facebook page), hosted by The King's Academy preschool and elementary school at Christ the King Church, was held in Lake Ozark on Sunday.  Eighty-five runners and walkers participated in the 5K.

The overall race winner was Jade Fletcher, in 23:24, with men's winner, Scott Page, finishing a mere three seconds behind. Jade and Scott managed to beat the fast Colin Cronin (25:13) of Ft. Leonard Wood, but Colin may have been satisfied just to beat his friendly rival, Chris Boyle, which he did by over a minute.   (Chris paced 8 year-old Charlie Boyle to an age-group victory in 26:40.)

Including this weekend's races, Jade Fletcher has five overall and 23 age-group victories this year.

Last year's overall female winner, Paula O'Connor, settled for a 50-59 age-group victory this year, finishing in 27:55.

Complete results can be found here.

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BROADWAY BRIDGE RUN (posted September 23rd)

Todd Raney lives! It's been months since we've heard from him, but Todd Raney is still running, and will soon resume his 50-state, sub 4-hour marathon quest in New Jersey. (New Jersey would be state #48 for him.)

On Sunday, Todd ran the Broadway Bridge Run's half marathon in Kansas City.   He finished in 1:57:28, taking third (of 10) in the men's 45-49 age group.


Todd Raney with a rare (for him) half marathon finisher's medal.

Complete half marathon results are here; 10K results are here.

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QUAD CITIES MARATHON (posted September 23rd)

Four runners from the Lake area competed at the Quad Cities Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K in Moline, Illinois, on Sunday.   Quad Cities is interesting in that, while it isn't a huge race, it offers prize money and lodging/travel assistance to elite runners, and that brings out some very fast runners.  Indeed, six runners ran sub 2:20:00 marathons this year. (Bass Pro, by contrast, had about the same number of finishers last year, but none under 2:40:00.)

Four years after completing his first and only marathon (at MO' Cowbell in St. Charles) that went horribly bad and left him injured, Pete Groce had a much better marathon experience, and shaved nearly two hours off his finish time.  Pete finished in 4:19:26 (compared to 6:02:33 at MO' Cowbell) and placed tenth (of 22) in the men's 50-54 age group.

At a more leisurely pace, Scott Gray finished the half marathon in 3:52:59, placing last among 112 competitors in the men's 35-39 age group.

Scott's running buddy, Chris Hein of Jefferson City, ran the half marathon in 2:24:35, taking 98th in the 35-39 age group.


Chris Hein, Pete Groce and Scott Gray at the finish line.

Former Muscatine, Iowa--and now Camdenton--residents Brian and Teresa Shepley returned to Quad Cities for a second year in a row.  Brian ran the half in 2:25:47, placing 4th (of 13) in the 70-74 age group, while Teresa Shepley beat 25 others to win the women's 65-69 age group with a 30:26 finish in the 5K. (At age 70, Brian may well be the oldest male in the Lake area to finish a half marathon.)

Full results can be found here

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PUB 2 PUB HALF MARATHON & 5K/10K (posted September 22nd)

Three Lake-area runners participated in the third annual Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon & 5K/10K, organized by the Rolla Multisport Club and benefiting Rolla-area veterans.  The half marathon was a point-to-point race from the Public Brewing House location in Rolla to its sister location in St. James.  The 5K and 10K, both of which were added this year, started and finished in Rolla.

Our two competitors in the half marathon--Jim McDermott and Jade Fletcher--also happened to be, by large margins, the oldest and youngest runners in the race, and won their age groups by default.  Jim finished in 1:52:54, and Jade in 2:18:24.


Jade Fletcher with her finisher's and age-group victory medals.

Renee Vandiver competed in the 10K.  Renee finished in 1:02:59, placing second (of two) in the women's 50-59 age group.

Another familiar name in the results was that of Joel Reed of St. Robert.   Joel placed fifth overall in the half marathon, finishing in 1:36:33.

Complete race results can be found here. There were 58 finishers of the half marathon, and 35 and 18 of the 5K and 10K, respectively.

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HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND (posted September 16th)

The Camdenton, Osage, Versailles and Macks Creek high school cross country runners competed against runners from about 20 other schools at the Hermitage Invitational meet at Lake Pomme de Terre on Saturday.  The top finishers among them were Garrett Mason of Camdenton, who finished in 17:11 and placed 5th (of 78), and Micah Hill of Osage, who finished in 21:30 and placed 7th (of 59).  Complete results 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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WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S (posted August 14th) 

The Lake of the Ozarks' participation in the Alzheimer's Association's national Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Sunday, September 30th, at Osage High School.    

Registration on the day of the event will begin at 11:00 a.m.  A ceremony will start at noon, and the walk at 12:30 p.m.

To register, volunteer or donate, please click here.

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PREGNANCY HELP CENTER 5K RUN/WALK FOR LIFE (posted August 20th)

The Pregnancy Help Center of the Lake of the Ozarks is holding a 5K Run/Walk for Life (Facebook page) on Saturday, October 6th. The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration opening at 8:00 a.m., at the Woods Supermarket in Lake Ozark.   This year's event will include prize giveaways, a bounce house, face painting, and a stroller decorating contest.

The entry fee for runners is $20 in advance, or $25 on the day of the event.  There's no set donation for walkers.

Click to download:

Runner regisration form
Walker registration form
Baby Stroller Decoration Contest form
Event flyer

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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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CRUSH PANCREATIC CANCER 5K FUN RUN/WALK & CHILI COOK-OFF (posted August 14th)

The Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk & Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, October 13th at the Linn Creek City Park.  The run/walk will start at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 9:00 a.m.

Through the pre-registration deadline of September 28th, the entry is $25 per person, or $60 for a family of up to four persons.  After that, the fees rise to $35 and $70, respectively.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by the September 28th deadline.

Registration for the chili cook-off begins at 10:15 a.m., with serving beginning at 11:00 and judging at 11:30.  The entry fee is $50. 

Online registration for the 5K and the chili cook-off is available here.

This year's event will include a silent auction from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Proceeds from both events will go to the Lustgarten Foundation to support research for a cure for pancreatic cancer.  Everyone is encouraged to wear purple on the day of the event.

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ELDON DOG PARK 5K RUN & DOG WALK (updated September 18th)

The third annual Eldon Dog Park 5K Run & Dog Walk(Facebook page), benefiting the Eldon Dog Park, will be held on Saturday, October 13th, at the Eldon Public Safety Building on S. Oak Street.  The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m.  Race-day registration will be open from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee for humans is $15 through October 5th, and includes a guaranteed t-shirt.  After that date, the entry fee rises to $20, and a t-shirt is not guaranteed.  The entry fee for dogs is $5.

Download a flyer/registration form here.

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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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(inaugural race)

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 9 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 Half Marathon & 10K 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(cancelled) 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 Runn 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 7 MO' Cowbell Marathon
Half: Amy Harrell, John Sykes
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 7 GO! St. Louis (See blue-flagged list of LOTO participants) Marathon/Half/10K St. Louis, MO
April 12-13 The 24 Hour Lions Roar 6/12/24 hour run and relays Columbia, MO
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 23 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
Date
Race/Event Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Feb 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 Express120 Gravel 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
Date
Race Name & River
Distance(s) & Boat Type
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
May 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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