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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 19 - 20

The weekend weather forecast looks nice, except for a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday morning.  Don't fret over the Saturday forecast just yet--we have a few days for things to change for the better.

There are no Lake-area races this weekend, but just a short drive down Highway 5 is the Rotary Route 5K Run in Lebanon on Saturday.  The Lebanon Rotary Club uses proceeds from the event to buy winter coats for kids in need.

Two big races are happening on opposite sides of the state this weekend.   The Kansas City Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K/10K--the biggest marathon and biggest half marathon in Missouri in 2018--takes place on Saturday, followed by The Great GO! St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K/10K on Sunday.  There are lots of 5Ks going on in both Kansas City and St. Louis as well. 

Osage cross country runners will be competing at the Borgia Invitational in Washington on Saturday. All of the other area high schools have and "off" weekend.

Lazarus Lake's brainchild "last man standing" race, the Big's Backyard Ultra ("Big" is the name of Laz's bigger of two dogs), starts at 6:40 a.m. Saturday and ends when just one runner remains.  (Last year, it took a record 68 hours--or 283.335 miles--to determine a winner.)  Four-time previous participant Andy Emerson of Columbia joins 74 others from all over the U.S. and the world for this year's edition of insanity.

The Detroit Marathon is on Sunday.  Although no one from the Lake area will be doing it (as far as I know) or has ever done it (as far as I know), one runner who'll be there attempting to complete his very first marathon is Carlos Orosco. What distinguishes Carlos from all other first-time marathoners is that a few years ago he weighed 650 lbs.  You can read about him, and about how running helped give him a new lease on life, here.

Elsewhere:

Lebanon:

Rotary Route 66 5K Run, Saturday

Columbia:

Stache Dash 5K, Saturday
Bear Creek Run Half Marathon, Saturday

Rolla:

Superhero 5K, Saturday

Steelville:

BT Epic (mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail), Saturday 

Springfield & vicinity:

Reach for the Stars 5K, Saturday
Walk Like MADD & 5K Dash, Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

Kansas City Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K/10K, Saturday
The Overrun Ovarian Cancer 5K, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

Ivory Crockett Run for Webster 5K, Saturday
Walk Run 'n Roll for Spina Bifida (6K), Saturday
Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run (5K/10K), Saturday
Minnie Ha Ha 6- & 12-Hour Run, Saturday
The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race (half marathon, 5K/10K), Sunday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Des Moines, Iowa:

Des Moines Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday

Bell Buckle, Tennessee:

Big's Backyard Ultra, starts 6:40 a.m. Saturday; ends when one runner remains

Detroit, Michigan:

Detroit Marathon, Sunday

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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PRAIRIE FIRE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted October 13th)

After three consecutive years of running the Prairie Fire Marathon in Wichita, and succeeding in qualifying for Boston on her third try, Bryna Edwards of Lake Ozark stepped down to the half marathon this year.  On Sunday, Bryna finished the half in 1:40:54, placing 6th (of 91) in the women's 30-34 age group.  It's now the fastest half marathon for Lake-area women so far this year.

Complete Prairie Fire race results can be found here.

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F*L*A*T*S TRAIL HALF MARATHON (posted October 12th)

Last year, it was rain and mud.  This year, it was the coldest weather (so far) of the season.  Despite the weather jinx, 154 runners, including two from the Lake area, took on the F*L*A*T*S Trail Half Marathon at Thousand Hills State Park just west of Kirksville in far northeastern Missouri on Saturday. (FLATS is an abbreviation for the Forest Lake Area Trail System, an all-volunteer community organization that promotes trail development in the Kirksville area.)

Aaron Koeppen, who ran and finished the race last year in 1:50:08, finished this year in 1:52:30 and placed 20th among the 90 male finishers.  Aaron finished just ahead of our running friend from Columbia, Andy Emerson.   (Andy travels to Bell Buckle, Tennessee later this week for a fifth appearance at Lazarus Lake's Big Backyard Ultra.)

Down in 25th place was Michael Classen of Versailles, who finished in 1:56:23.

Complete race results are here

As has happened before at this race, the overall race winner was a ringer.  This year it was North Face-sponsored ultra runner Coree Woltering, who breezed to victory in 1:31:51, more than four minutes ahead of his closest rival. Check out his past results at Ultrasignup.com, and you'll find a long list of overall race victories--21 in the last four years, in addition to about a dozen other high finishes.

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HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS FOR OCTOBER 12th (posted October 12th)

Versailles and Eldon cross country runners competed at the Russellville Invitational. Their results can be found here.

Results for Camdenton runners at the Ozark Conference meet haven't yet been posted at Milesplit.com.

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GIVE 'EM THE BIRD 5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK & KIDS RACE (updated August 7th)

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

The color of the Give 'Em The Bird t-shirts has always matched the background color of the logo for that year's race, so it looks like this year's shirts will be white.

      
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Versailles Total Fitness' ninth annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, plus a quarter-mile race for kids, will be held on Saturday, October 26th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness (map) at 131 N. Monroe in downtown Versailles. 

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 Lake area and beyond. 

Registration is available 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 19th.  The fee rises to $35 on and after October 20th.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 4th

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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TRICK-OR-TROT 5K RUN/WALK (posted September 25th)

Camdenton High School's DECA chapter is holding its second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K Run/Walk on the evening of Saturday, October 26th.  The run/walk starts at 6:00 p.m. at Camdenton High School, with race-day registration opening at 5:00 p.m.  The entry fee is $25 for those who register by the October 9th pre-registration deadline, and $35 thereafter. Click for a registration form.

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4 FORE 30 (posted December 13th) 

4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) will return on December 7-8, 2019 to Lake Valley Golf & Country Club.   Kids' Harbor will again being the race beneficiary.

The only notable change for 2019 is that the race will start one hour later than in 2018.  The 7:00 a.m. start in 2019 will avoid the need for headlamps in the race's first hour.

The entry fee is $90 through October 31, and $100 thereafter.  Use the discount code "lakellamas" to get $15 off your entry fee through January 31st

Registration and full details are available here.  

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WHOBILATION 5K RUN/WALK (posted September 9th)


The Tri-County YMCA will hold its second annual Whobilation 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 7th, at the YMCA's facility on Airport Rd. in Osage Beach.  The Dr. Suess-themed race will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.  Proceeds from the event will go to support activities and play equipment for the YMCA's childcare program.

The entry fee is $30 until January 31st, and $35 after.

A mail-in registration form can be downloaded here. (Online registration isn't yet available.)  

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ROCKY TOP 5K (posted August 7th) 

A brand-new trail race--the second to be announced in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series--is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in 2020.  The Rocky Top 5K (Facebook page) will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 on the Rocky Top Trail located near public beach #2 in Osage Beach.

Online registration and more race details are available through the race's UltraSignup.com page.  The race will be limited to 100 participants.

The entry fee is $40 until October 31st, after which it rises to $55.

Lake-area runners who have shied away from the trails should consider making this their first foray into trail running.  The race is right in our neighborhood, it's only 5K in length, the course isn't too hilly or difficult, the trail offers some nice lake and glade views, and--something you won't find at any road race in July--at least 95% of the course is in the shade.   (For what it's worth, my own description of the Rocky Top Trail can be found here).

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2019

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2019 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Jan 6 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Jan 18-19 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 19 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 20 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 26 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 2 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 9 963 Beulah Challenge 9/6/3-hour nighttime trail races Wildwood, MO
Feb 9 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 10 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 10 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
Feb 16 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay, 10K & 2-mile West Plains, MO
Feb 23 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Feb 23 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 23 Castlewood Cup 15K Trail Race
John Shelby
15K Castlewood State Park, west St. Louis county
Feb 23 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 23 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Endurance Runs 100 miles and 100K Hot Springs, AR
Feb 23 Taum Sauk 50K FatAss 50K Ironton, MO
March 2 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 2 The Endurance Trials 12/6/1-hour races Festus, MO
March 3 Quivering Quads Trail Race
(postponed to March 10th)
Half Marathon and 50K Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 3 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 9 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 9 Racing for Daylight Ultra Event Click on link at left Waynesville, MO
March 15 Howard Aslinger Endurace Run 12/24-hour endurance runs Cape Girardeau, MO
March 16 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 16 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 17 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 15,16,17 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 23 Sedalia Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 23 Highline Run with Evangel Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 30 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
March 30 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
March 30 Barkley Marathons 100 miles with 60-hour time limit; 60-mile "fun run" Frozen Head State Park, TN
April 6 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Boonville, MO
April 6 Camp Barnabas Big Party Virtual Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Springfield, MO
April 6 Ozark Foothills 50M/50K/25K 50-Mile/50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 6 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 6 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Springdale, AR
April 7 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Half/10K St. Louis, MO
April 7 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 4-8 Super Awesome! Missouri Edition
(cancelled)
Choose among five races in five days (5K/10K, Half, 26.2K, Marathon, 50K) Sikeston, MO
April 12 Riverboat Series Day 6 50K/Marathon/Half/10K/5K Cape Girardeau, MO
April 12-13 The 24 Hour Lions Roar 6/12/24 hour run and relays Columbia, MO
April 13 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 13 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 13 Wolf Creek Trail Run Half Marathon & 6K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 20 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 20 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 27 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 27 Frisco Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/8K
Willard, MO
April 27 LX3 12/6-hour trail runs Washington, MO
April 28 New Jersey Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Oceanport, NJ
April 28 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 4 Trail of Four Winds 25K 25K trail run Lake of the Ozarks State Park
May 4 Strolling Jim 40-mile, Marathon, 13.2-mile, 10K Wartrace, TN
May 4 Rock-star Run (formerly Northland Half) Half Marathon & 5K/10K Riverside, MO (near KC)
May 5

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 11 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 18
Spirit of Missouri Half Marathon/10K/5K Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 18 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 18 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 25 Screaming Eagle Ultra 1, 3 and 6-hour races Lake Pomme de Terre
May 26 Vermont City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & relays Burlington, VT
June 1 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 1 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
John Shelby
82-mile Katy Trail relay race (moved to Illinois for 2019 due to Katy Trail flooding) St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 1 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 7.7-mile & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 1 War Eagle Trail Running Festival 50K/25K/10K Hobbs State Park, Rogers, AR
June 8 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K/10K/5K Eldon, MO
June 8 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 8 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 9 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 16 Estes Park Marathon
Scott Page, Payton Bartlett
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Estes Park, CO
June 22 Grandma's Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray
Marathon/Half 5K Duluth, MN
July 14 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Half Marathon Blue Springs, MO
July 20 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 20 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 28 Show-Me State Games Road Race 5K/10K Columbia, MO
Aug 17 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 25 Go Girl Run - Kansas Ctiy Half Marathon & 5K (women only) Kansas City, MO
Aug 29 - Sep 2 A Race for the Ages Endurance run Manchester, TN
Aug 31 Forrest Gump Challenge
Scott Page (half); Reagan and Ryan Page (5K)
Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Sep 1 NE Green River Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Vermont to Massachusetts
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run
(cancelled)
6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 2 Heart of America Marathon Marathon Columbia, MO
Sep 6-7 Superior Fall Trail Race
Chris Boyle (100M)
100-mile, 50-mile, marathon Lutsen, MN
Sep 7 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Sep 7 Katy Trail 50/50
Melissa Martinez (50-mile)
100K, 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, MO
Sep 14 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
Sep 14 Mark Twain Trail Summit
25-mile group run Mark Twain Forest
Sep 15 North Shore Trail Run (cancelled for 2019) 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 21 The PB&J Run
Margie Gunter
5K/10K Clearwater, FL
Sep 21 The Barkley Fall Classic 50K Frozen Head State Park, TN
Sep 21 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Rolla, MO
Sep 21 Equinox Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run Half Marathon & 10K Kansas City, MO
Sep 22 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 28 Belleville Main Street Marathon
Bill Pauls
Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 28 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival 10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 28 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 28 Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race 53K and Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Sep 28 FlatRock 50K/25K 50K/25K Independence, KS
Sep 29 Mother Road Marathon
(cancelled)
Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Sep 29 Berlin Marathon Marathon Berlin, Germany
Oct 5 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 5 Rock Bridge Revenge
John Shelby (50K)
7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 5 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 6 MO' Cowbell Marathon
5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 6 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 12 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 12 SBC AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half, 30K Highlandville, MO
Oct 13 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 13 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon, Half & 5K Wichita, KS
Oct 19 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 19 Big's Backyard Ultra Last man standing race Bell Buckle, TN
Oct 19 Minnie Ha Ha
(inaugural race)
6- and 12-hour runs St. Louis, MO
Oct 19 Soaring Wings Half Marathon & 10K
Half: Scott Gray; Chris Hein
Half Marathon & 10K Conway, AR
Oct 19 Kansas City Marathon
5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 20 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 20 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 20 Detroit Marathon First marathon for Carlos Orosco, who once weighed 650 pounds Detroit, MI
Oct 26 Timber 'n' Trails 8-mile trail race.  Formerly called the Quivering Quads II Trail Race Cuivre River State Park, MO
Oct 26 Trail of Tears Three 22.4 miles, Half/10K/5K Jackson, MO
Oct 27 Spooky Sprint Half (aka "Halloween Hustle")

Half Marathon/10K/5K

Kansas City, MO
Nov 2 Ozark Trail 100
Ryan and Jaime Maher
100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2-3 The Skippo Trail Race
10K on Saturday; half marathon/30K/50K relay on Sunday
St. Louis, MO
Nov 3 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 3 Bass Pro Shops
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 3 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 3 Bowling Green Marathon
Bill Pauls (after turning 70)
Marathon & Half Bowling Green, KY
Nov 3 New York City Marathon Marathon New York, NY
Nov 9 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 9-10 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K on Saturday; 25K/50K on Sunday Lampe, MO
Nov 9 Sanders Saunter
50K/25K/10K trail races Lawrence, KS
Nov 10 Gobbler Grind Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 16 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 16 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 16 V22 22-mile solo or 4-person team relay, and 2.2-mile run/walk Bennett Springs State Park to Lebanon
Nov 17 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 23 White River Marathon for KenyaHalf: Scott Gray, Jayna Gray Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 24 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 7 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 7 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 7 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 8 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 7-8 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 7 36 Hours of Jack
Cancelled
200K/100K/80K/50K/30K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 8 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 28 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 28 Run for the Ranch
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
 
2020
Jan 17-18 David's Trail Endurance Run(see list 8/23/19) Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Feb 29 Olympic Marathon Trials   Atlanta, GA
Mar 7 Creve Coeur St. Paddy's Day Run Half marathon & 7K Creve Coeur, MO
June 18 Heart of the South Road Race 500K Arkansas to Georgia
June 20 Grandma's Marathon
Scott Gray (first marathon)
Marathon & Half Duluth, MN
July 6 Badwater 135 135-mile ultramarathon Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA
July 9 Vol State
Scott Page
500K (314-mile) race from Missouri to Georgia Dorena Landing, MO
July 11 Rocky Top 5K 5K trail race on the Rocky Top Trail in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park Osage Beach, MO
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2019
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2019 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Apr 27 Neosho Sprint Triathlon
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
Apr 28 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
May 5

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Sprint triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Super sprint triathlon: 100-meter pool swim, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 12 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 5K or 10K run or bike, or a 20K bike.  Mostly on the Highline Trail.  Event raises funds to provide adaptive tricycles to children with disabilities. Bolivar, MO
May 12 Kansas City Triathlon
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 20K bike, 5K run
Kansas City, MO
May 19 St. Louis Triathlon Sprint:  750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
St. Louis, MO
May 25 Iron Horse Duathlon Duathlon:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run Parsons, KS
June 9 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Duathlon
(postponed)
Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
June 15 Halfmax Championship & Quartermax Triathlons Halfmax Championship: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
Innsbrook, MO
June 15 Topeka Tinman Triathlon Short course: 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 19-mile bike, 7-mile run
Topeka, KS
June 22 Anchor City Triathlon Super Sprint: 1500-meter pool swim, 6.3-mile bike, 1.2-mile run
Sprint: 250-meter pool swim, 14.6-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Centralia, MO
Jun 30 Lake Freebird Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Duathlon:  14-mile bike, 5K run
Mountain Grove, MO
Jun 30 Heartland Heat Triathlon 400-meter pool, 12-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
July 7 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 13 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 14 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 14 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 20 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon
(cancelled for 2019; returns in 2020)
Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 21 Ballwin Triathlon 300-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike and 3.4-mile run Ballwin (St. Louis), MO
July 21 Show-Me State Games Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
July 27 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon:  500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon:  1.5-mile run, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Smithville, MO
July 27 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Jul 28 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Duathlon
(rescheduled date)
Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
Aug 4 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge Short course: 500-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 20.8-mile bike, 10K run
Stockton, MO
Aug 4 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 9 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug10 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 17 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 31 - Sept 1 Trifest for MS Sprint, super sprint and Olympic distances Bentonville, AR
Sep 15 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 21 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
       
2020
May 31 Ironman Tulsa
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Tulsa, OK

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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 2019 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Feb 23 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 27 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
April 23 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 5 El Chupacabra Grondo 103K gravel road race Columbia, MO
May 11 Vino Fondo 42, 75 and 104 miles Defiance, MO
May 19 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 25-26 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 29 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo
(cancelled)
20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 1 Dirty Kanza 200, 100, 50 and 25 miles Emporia, KS
June 1 Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour 15, 27, 45, 70 and 100 miles Carthage, MO
June 8 Cycle for Life 10, 30 and 50 miles Springfield, MO
June 8 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50, 62 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
June 8-9 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 15 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Jun 9-14 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Columbia to Arrow Rock, MO
June 22 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 14 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, MO
July 20 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 20 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Kingdom City, MO
July 28 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 3 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division St. Charles, MO
Aug 17 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 24 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 24 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Aug 31 - Sep 2 Singletrackmind Festival (cancelled; resumes in 2020) Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 7 Pony Express120 Gravel Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 7-8 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 14 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Joplin, MO
Sep 23 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 28 Hartsburg Hammer 100 and 50 mile gravel road races Hartsburg, MO
Sep 28-29 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 5 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles O'Fallon, MO
Oct 6-11 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri St. Charles to Pleasant Hill, MO
Oct 6 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 6 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 12-13 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 12 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 18-20 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, 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 11 Spring 12 Race 12 miles Osage River--Mari-Osa to Bonnots Mill
June 15 Osage Howler
cancelled due to Osage River flooding
Race: 30 miles
Fun Run: 14 miles
Osage River
June 22 MO River Ramble
postponed due to Missouri River flooding
26-mile fun paddle Jefferson City to Chamois on the Missouri River
Aug 24 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
Oct 5 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Sep xx
(cancelled?)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Oct 26 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       

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