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Quickie: What could be nuttier than the Barkley Marathons?   Why, the Iditarod Trail Invitational (Facebook page)--a 130-, 350- or 1,000-mile running, cycling or skiing race (your choice) on the Iditarod dogsled course, in the middle of winter.

Iditasport Alaska organizes another set of five races, ranging from 100K to 2,000 miles, that start a week earlier.

2019 registration is now open for both events.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR APRIL 21 - 22

Another big race weekend is on tap.  Lots of races are going on all over the state, including one in the Lake area. 

The Dogwood Festival starts off its Saturday activities with a 5K hosted by The Arc of the Lake, a local non-profit helping those with developmental disabilities.  The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Camdenton High School, with registration opening at 6:45 a.m.    Complete details can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events". 

If you're looking to go long this weekend, Kansas City is your destination.  The Garmin Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is on Saturday, and the Northland Half Marathon on on Sunday.

For you night owls or early risers, the London Marathon will be broadcast live on NBC Sports from 2:30 to 6:30 a.m. (Central time) on Sunday.  An "African plume" is bringing unusually warm (80°) temperatures to the U.K. this week, and even a cool-off to a high of 70° on Sunday could make this the warmest London Marathon on record.   Queen Elizabeth II will be the official race starter.

Around the state:

Lebanon:

Run for Clean Water 5K/15K, Saturday

Jefferson City:

Spring Fling 5K, Saturday

Columbia:

Tim Heinsz 5K/10K, Saturday
Earth Day 5K, Sunday

Springfield and southwest Missouri:

FosterAdopt Connect Sock & Undie Rundie 5K, Saturday
Liv's Run for Life 5K, Saturday
Dogwood Run 5K, Neosho, Saturday
Ozark Middle School Color Streak 5K, Ozark, Saturday
Running on Empty 5K, Forsyth, Saturday
Chadwick School Foundation 5K, Chadwick, Saturday
Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K, Carthage, Saturday
OMBA Caramba! mountain bike race, Sunday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City:

Garmin Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, Saturday (Half:  Jade Fletcher, Katie Roberts and Stacy Roberts;  Marathon: Todd Raney)
Northland Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
Family Timber Challenge, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Louis:

The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon, 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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BOSTON MARATHON (posted April 16th)

There were 216 runners from Missouri registered for today's cold, windy and soggy Boston Marathon. None were from the Lake area, although there were a number who either lived not far away or were somehow familiar to us.

The runner most familiar to us would be Greg Linhart of Grandview.  Greg, who finished Boston in 2014 and 2016, and his little dog, "Moose", finished fourth at last month's Bridge & Dam Half Marathon.  Greg's last split at Boston was at 35K.  His pace had slowed dramatically since the previous split.  No finish time is shown.

Jill Wagner, who won Bridge & Dam's All-In Challenge last year, finished in 3:27:05, an 11-minute improvement over last year's 3:38:35, despite this year's horrible weather.

The finisher living closest to the Lake area would be Bryson Jarman of Lebanon. He finished in 2:50:49.

Perhaps the fastest finish by a Missourian was that of the phenomenal Kimi Reed of Springfield.  She finished in 2:46:47--the eighth fastest women's finisher.  Her husband, Marshall Reed--no slouch himself--finished in 2:52:49.

Kimi Reed  and her husband, Marshall Reed, at Bass Pro in 2016.  Kimi won the Bass Pro Marathon in both 2016 and 2017.

It's interesting to note that local running Hall of Famer Gary Thompson's 1983 Boston Marathon finish time of 2:25:37, which placed him 192nd in that year's race, would have placed him 10th overall this year.

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DOUBLE CHUBB 25K/50K (posted April 14th)

Ryan Maher, who lives in St. Louis but frequently visits and runs at the Lake, placed 6th overall (among 55 competitors) at the Double Chubb 50K at Castlewood State Park in west St. Louis County on Saturday.   Ryan finished in 4:51:39. His wife, Jaime, was also registered for the 50K, but apparently did not start.

Complete results are here.

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THE MARTIAN MARATHON (posted April 14th)

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Nearly three months after badly spraining an ankle at the David's Trail Endurance Run, Todd Raney is back to completing his goal of finishing a marathon in under four hours in every state.  Todd checked state number 45, Michigan, off his list on Saturday after finishing the Martian Marathon in Dearborn.  He cut it a bit close, finishing in 3:58:55, and placed sixth (of 17) in the men's 45-49 age group.

Complete results can be found here.  The marathon's final finisher was the only competitor in the men's 80-84 age group, and he finished in an impressive 6:46:43.

Look for Todd at next weekend's Garmin Marathon (his third appearance at that race) and Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon near Las Vegas on April 28th.  Revel Mt. Charleston is one of the fastest marathons anywhere, with a 5,126-foot drop in elevation from start to finish.

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THE HOGEYE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 14th)

Congratulations to Jim McDermott for running a Boston Marathon-qualifying time at The Hogeye Marathon in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday.   The 2019 BM qualifying standard for 65-69 year-old men is 4:10:00, and Jim (who'll turn 65 before next year's BM) beat it by a comfortable margin, in 4:01:05. (Typically, you need to beat the standard by a minute or two to be assured of a spot at Boston.)   Jim placed third (of 12) in the men's 60-64 age group.

Click for complete marathon, half marathon and 5K results.

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GO GIRL RUN SPRINGFIELD HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 14th)

Congratulations to our six Lake-area runners who competed at Saturday's (April 14th) Go Girl Run Springfield Half Marathon & 5KAllison Walters of Versailles was our top Lake-area runner, finishing the half marathon in 2:09:48. 

The complete race results can be found here

Here are the results for our Lake-area runners, along with a some other familiar names, some of whom may have been there as pacers:

GO GIRL RUN HALF MARATHON & 5K
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
APRIL 14, 2018
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
HALF MARATHON:
Joel Reed St. Robert
1:43:35
M25-29
1 of 1
Melissa Martinez Crocker
1:59:57
F45-49
2 of 56
Allison Walters Versailles
2:09:48
F30-34
20 of 67
Randy Acklin Marshfield
2:30:20
M35-39
2 of 3
Heather Miller Camdenton
2:35:55
F35-39
51 of 81
Sondra Ellis Richland
2:58:10
F35-39
70 of 81
Erin Manuel Versailles
3:06:21
F40-44
61 of 73
Kelsea Knight Camdenton
3:39:47
F25-29
55 of 56
Stephanie Dixon Eldon
3:43:10
F30-34
66 of 67
 
5K:
       

Total participation was down 2% from last year.  Here are the year-by-year numbers:

GO GIRL RUN SPRINGFIELD
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Half marathon
843
655
540
632
485
468
5K
317
396
354
593
433
431
  Total
1,160
1,051
894
1,225
918
899

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ROCK THE PARKWAY HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 14th)

For weeks, she had designs on a half marathon PR at the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K, and Jade Fletcher successfully pulled it off on Saturday.  Jade finished in 1:44:08, smashing her previous best by 5-1/2 minutes, and winning the women's 1-14 age group over two others.  The fairly flat terrain and downhill finish makes Rock the Parkway a very fast course that attracts lots of fast runners.  Indeed, the top male and females won in 1:07:10 and 1:16:56, respectively.  


Jade Fletcher celebrating a new PR and
her 8th age-group victory so far in 2018.

Doug Kueker was our only other local runner at the race.  Doug finished the half marathon in 1:55:43, placing 110th (of 259) in the men's 35-39 age group.

After two years of declines, participation in the half marathon was up 4%, to a total of 3,868 finishers, making it the largest half marathon in the state.  The number of 5K runners was up for the third year in a row--to 1,587, a 10% increase over last year.

Click for the complete half marathon and 5K results.

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2016 Archives
2015 Archives
2014 Archives
2013 Archives
2012 Archives
2011 Archives
2010 Archives
2009 Archives

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DOGWOOD FESTIVAL / THE ARC OF THE LAKE 5K FUN RUN (posted March 20th)

The Arc of the Lake, a local organization supporting those with developmental disabilities, is hosting a 5K Fun Run as part of this year's Dogwood Festival. The run will be held on Saturday, April 21st at Camdenton High School, and will start at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:45 a.m. 

The entry fee is $20 for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of April 9th, and $25 thereafter.  Only those who pre-register by April 9th will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Participants are encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items for those in need.

Click here for complete details, including registration form.

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted February 2nd)

One of the Lake area's biggest 5Ks, the Lake Regional Health System Fun Run/Walk, returns on Saturday, May 5th at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.  Also returning will be the best race amenity around--a post-race, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast that's free to all registered participants.  (Others can enjoy breakfast for just $5.  Children ages 5 and under eat free.)

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lake Regional Hospital's Cardiac Rehab department.  The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m., with walkers starting immediately after.  Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30.  Technical t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 13th.

Online registration is available here, or click here for a mail-in registration form.  

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HA HA HALF MARATHON (posted December 7th) 

Details have been announced for the inaugural Ha Ha Half Marathon, a trail run to be held at Ha Ha Tonka State Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018.   The run will start at 10:00 a.m.

The first thing to know is that the inaugural event will be a fun run, and not a race. (A full-fledged race, on a certified course, is planned for 2019.)   Thus, there will be no t-shirts or medals, but also no entry fees.  There will, however, be free food and drinks at the finish line.

Check out the event's Facebook page for additional details.

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

The seventh annual Ta-Ta Trot 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 12th, at the Department of Public Safety Building in Eldon (map).

The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m. (please note that this is a change from the original  8:00 a.m. start time), with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m..  T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register on or before April 27th.   The entry fee is $15.

For more information and a flyer/registration form, please click here.

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KENDRA'S BUCKET LIST FUN RUN  (posted April 14th) )

The third annual Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run benefiting Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) will be held on Saturday, May 19th.   The event is organized by the family of Kendra Grant, a Camdenton resident who died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in December 2015 at the age of 28.  The 5K run will be held at Bob Shore Stadium in Camdenton at 9:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 8:00 a.m.

Complete details and registration information can be found here.

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SUMMER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 5th)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 8th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 11th 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 6:15 p.m. 

For individual participants, the entry fee is a minimum contribution of $30 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of May 25th.  The fee is $35 on race day. 

Teams of four or more can pre-register for $25 per person through May 25th.  On race day, the fee is $30 per person.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register. 

Check out the event's Facebook page for additional details.  

Online registration is available.

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LAKE RACE 5K RUN/WALK (updated April 7th)

The fourth annual Lake Race 5K Run/Walk, one of a series of events held as part of the Lake Race powerboat races, will be held on Saturday, June 9th.  The race will take place at Beaver's at the Dam Bar & Grill just west of Bagnell Dam on the Lake Ozark strip. 

The race starts at 8:00 a.m. Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

For those who pre-register on or before May 26th, the entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for those 11-18 years of age.  (Children ten and under are free.)  After May 26th, the fees rise to $25 for adults and $20 for those 11-18 years of age.  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.

Online registration is available, or click for a mail-in registration form.  A race flyer is also avaiable.

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (posted November 6th)

A brand-new race is coming to Eldon next June.  The inaugural Eldon Rock Island Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 9th, and will feature 15K and 10K race distances.  It will start at 7:00 a.m. at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon. The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council, which organized the former Run for the Children Half Marathon for five years.

The course maps can be found here.

Split-Second Timing will handle race timing and results.

Registration is already open.  You can register online, or click here to download a mail-in registration form.   Entry fees will rise on January 1st, May 16th, and on race day.

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RUN WITH THE HORSES 5K/10K & KIDS' 1-MILE RUN/WALK (posted March 23rd)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run With the Horses 5K/10K & 1-MIle Kids Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 16th, at the Linn Creek City Park. The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.

The 5K/10K entry fee is $20 if you pre-register by June 9th, and $25 after.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register. The kids' 1-mile entry fee is $10, but doesn't include a t-shirt. 

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

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CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES  (posted January 14th)

It's subject to change, but here's a quick look at the schedule for some of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games coming to the Lake of the Ozarks at the end of June.   You can find a tentative schedule for all events here.

The events are open to police and fire personnel, as well as their spouses and adult children.

CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES
LAKE OF THE OZARKS
JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2018
SCHEDULE OF SELECTED EVENTS
Sport/Event
Day
Date
Start Time
 
CROSS COUNTRY:
    5K Wednesday
June 27
8:00 a.m.
    10K Friday
June 29
8:00 a.m.
   
CYCLING:
    Time Trial Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
    Road Race Wednesday
June 27
8:00 a.m.
    Criterium Thursday
June 28
8:00 a.m.
   
KAYAKING:
  Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
   
RUNNING:
    5K Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
    10K Thursday
June 28
8:00 a.m.
    21K (half marathon) Sunday
July 1
8:00 a.m.
   
SWIMMING:
  Wednesday
June 27
9:00 a.m.
   
TRIATHLON:
   Sprint Sunday
July 1
8:00 a.m.
     

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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 Run for Their Lives
2017 race cancelled
Half Marathon & 5K Owensville, 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 Marathon/Half & 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 Great American Bacon Race Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
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, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 2 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
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 21 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
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 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 23 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 29 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 30 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 30 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 7

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
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 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 6 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, 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 26-27 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 6 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
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 4-5 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 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
       

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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 13 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 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 27 Iron Horse Duathlon Duathlon:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run Parsons, KS
June 10 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 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 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 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
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, 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 9 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, 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 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 23 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
July 30 Lake Freebird Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Duathlon:  14-mile bike, 5K run
Mountain Grove, MO
Aug 6 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 12 Warrensburg Triathlon 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 19 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 21 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 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 10 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 9 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, MO
July 15 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 22 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Callaway County, MO
July 30 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 5 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 5 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 26 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 26 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 1-3 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 9 Pony Express Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 9-10 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 16
Moonlight Ramble
(reschdule date)
10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 24 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Oct 1 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 21 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 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
July 22 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Aug 25 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, 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
Sep 30 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 28 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
Trevor Dowdney
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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