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An inspiring story:  Further proof that you can achieve anything if you just put your mind to it.   288-pound woman becomes heaviest to run a marathon and aims for Ironman: 'It's about visibility'

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 24 - 25

After a nearly three-month hiatus, we're finally back to racing in the Lake area.  On Saturday, the 2018 race season kicks off with the 17th annual Polar Bear 5K Strut benefiting Special Olympics Missouri.  The run/walk starts at 10:00 a.m. at Osage Beach City Hall, with race-day registration opening at 8:30 a.m.   Complete details about the event can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

There race calendar for events around the state is pretty short this weekend, with one highlight being a brand-new half marathon in Clinton (about halfway between LOTO and Kansas City).  The calendar will soon be getting much longer.

Out of town races:

Clinton:

Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K, Saturday

Rocheport:

Rocheport Roubaix gravel road bicycle race, Saturday (LOTO participant:  Casey O'Connor)

Bolivar:

Polar Bear Run 5K/10K, Saturday

St. Louis:   

Castlewood Cup 15K Trail Race, Saturday (LOTO participant: John Shelby)
Run and Run S'More 5K, Clayton, Saturday
Ultimate Girls 5K, St. Charles, Saturday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Kansas City area: 

Psycho Wyco's Run Toto Run 50K, 10-mile & 20-mile trail runs, Saturday
Fight for Air Climb (42 stories), Sunday
KC Running Company calendar

Be sure to check out the Lake of the Ozarks Runners Facebook page to see if they'll be organizing a local run this weekend.

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POLAR BEAR STRUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted December 1st)

One of the granddaddies of all local 5Ks, the Polar Bear Strut, returns for its 17th year on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  The event is a benefit for Special Olympics Missouri and is hosted by the Osage Beach Police Department.  

The run/walk starts at 10:00 a.m. at Osage Beach City Hall on Osage Beach Parkway.  Race-day registration will open at 8:30 a.m.

The entry fee is a donation or fund-raising minimum of $50.  Online registration and fundraising are available.  

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY 5K RUN/WALK (posted January 28th)

Registration is open for the Eldon Parks & Recreation Department's St. Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk. The race will be on Saturday, March 17th, and will start at the Department of Public Safety building at 111 S. Oak Street  (map).  The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by February 28th, and $20 thereafter.  You must pre-register to receive a t-shirt.

Click to download a registration form or flyer.  Both are also available through the Parks Department's Facebook page.

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted December 1st)

The biggest running race in the Lake area--the Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K (Facebook page)--returns for its fourth year on Saturday, March 24th, in Lake Ozark.  Also returning will be the Double Down (13.1M + 10K) and All-In (13.1M + 10K + 5K) Challenges.  A new, more scenic starting line and other course changes are in store for 2018.  (Course maps will be posted on the race website once the course distances are certified.)  The race starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration available beginning at 6:00 a.m.

The event is organized by the Lake of the Ozarks chapter of the non-profit Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and each year draws more out-of-town runners to the Lake area than any other race.

Online registration is open.  Note that entry fees will rise on January 1st, and again after online registration closes on March 22nd

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HOPE RAY DUNKLEE MEMORIAL RUN/WALK (posted January 30th)

The fifth annual Hope Ray Dunklee Memorial Run/Walk, benefiting the Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition, will be held on Saturday, March 24th, at Versailles High School.  The event is named after Hope Ray Dunklee, an infant who succumbed prior to birth to an incurable genetic defect known as Trisomy 18.

A 5K run will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by a 2-mile casual walk at 9:15 a.m. and half-mile kids run (ages 10 and under) at 10:15 a.m.

Through the pre-registration deadline of March 10th, the entry fee is $25 for the 5K and 2-mile walk, and $10 for the kids run.  After that date, the fee rises to $30 for all events.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by March 10th.

For complete details and a registration form, click here or visit the event's Facebook page.

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RUN WITH THE COPS, NOT FROM THE COPS 5K/10K (posted February 2nd)

The Miller County Sheriff's Office's Run with the Cops, Not from the Cops 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, April 14th, at the air park (adjacent to the aquatic center) in Eldon.   Proceeds from the event will go toward the Office's "Christmas with a Deputy" and other youth programs in Miller County.

Race-day registration opens at 8:00 a.m.  The 10K will start at 8:30, and the 5K at 9:00.  Entry fees are $30 for the 10K and $20 for the 5K.   Runners aged 12 and under race free.

All participants will receive t-shirts, but only those who pre-register by March 16th will be assured of receiving their t-shirt on race day.

Click for a race flyer, a mail-in registration form, or a sponsorship form

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WICKED WINE RUN 5K/1K (posted February 14th)

Seven Springs Winery in Linn Creek will again be hosting the Wicked Wine Run - Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, April 14th.

The event offers a 5K run, where participants enjoy wine at the finish line, and a 1K Tasting Walk, with four tasting stations along the course. The run starts at 5:00 p.m., and the walk at 6:45 p.m., to allow participation in both events.

The run/walk course is on a trail, and there won't be any race timing or age-group awards.

More information and online registration can be found here.

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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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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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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 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
April 1 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 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
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 20
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 9 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K and 10K Eldon, MO
June 10 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 10 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 10 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
July 15 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 27 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Sep 2 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 3 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
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 24 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 30 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Sep 30 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 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 7 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 7 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 7 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 14 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 14 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Oct 15 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 20 Kansas City Marathon 5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 21 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 22 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 27-28 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 28 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 29 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 11 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 9 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 28 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
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
May 31 Lake Race "Paddle Battle" Paddleboard races Lake of the Ozarks
June 10-11 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 27 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
       



Events Calendar
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PLEASE NOTE:
Some events have not officially announced their 2018 dates. For these events, likely
dates--based on past years' scheduling--are shown.



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