9/11 FREEDOM RUN 5K (posted August 2nd)

The second annual 9/11 Freedom Run is being held on Saturday, September 12th, in Lake Ozark. The firefighters of the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District organize the event to commemorate those New York City firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the Lake Ozark firefighters' "Shop With a Fireman" program, which takes underprivileged kids shopping for Christmas gifts in a fire truck.

Please note two big changes from last year--the starting location and starting time.

The 5K run/walk starts at 5:00 p.m. at The Dam Bait Shop on Legion Rd. in Lake Ozark (map).  Race-day registration begins at 4:00 p.m.

The entry fee is $25, or $30 if you register on race day.  Only those who register by September 1st will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. 

The race will once again be timed by Split-Second Timing.

The best news of all may be that hot dogs and hamburgers are going to be served to participants after the race.

You can register online or by completing and mailing a downloadable registration form.

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IRONMAN BOULDER TRIATHLON (posted August 2nd)

Congratulations to Denny Gillen for finishing his fourth Ironman Triathlon.  On Sunday (August 2nd), Denny crossed the finish line of the Ironman Boulder Triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run) in 14:17:58.  Denny obviously had a tough day (the daytime high temperature was 90°), as his finish time last year at Boulder was a personal Ironman best of 13:00:27.

Denny placed 13th in the male 60-64 age group.

Here are Denny's splits, including comparisons to 2014:

Swim:     1:44:26 (2:42/100 meters) (1:34:34 in '14)
T-1:           11:38 (12:07 in '14)
Bike:       6:33:46 (17.1 mph) (6:17:06 in '14)
T-2:            10:55 (12:50 in '14)
Run:        5:37:13 (12:52/mile) (4:43:50 in '14)
Finish:   14:17:58 (13:00:27 in '14)

Searchable results can be found here.

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THE GREAT SANDBAGGER 10K (posted August 1st)

The Columbia Track Club's Great Sandbagger 10K was held on Saturday.  It's one of the oldest races in the state, having first been held in 1970.  (Most of this year's participants weren't even born then.)  The race is a "predict your time" race.  Runners take off from the starting line based on their projected finish times, and the first person to cross the finish line--that is, the biggest "sandbagger"--takes home the traveling trophy.

Jayna Gray competed in the race, and was remarkably accurate in predicting her finish time.  Jayna predicted 1:06:00, and finished in 1:06:05.  So, while she wasn't awarded the sandbagger trophy, she did bring home a leftover 2014 medal from one of the Columbia Track Club's other long-standing races--the Heart of America Marathon.  Or is that Marthon

As of Saturday night, full results haven't been posted.

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THE MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER MR340 (updated August 1st)

The results are in for Lake-area competitors in the Missouri American Water MR340, a 340-mile paddling race on the Missouri River, that began last Tuesday morning (July 28th) in Kansas City and officially ended Friday at midnight in St. Charles.

Bob Meyer of Camdenton finished in 48 hours and 48 minutes and placed 21st in the Men's Solo division.  Bob is now a two-time finisher of the race, after also finishing in 2014.

The AlumiNaughty team of Brian Brooks and Marilyn Thieman, both of Eldon, finished in 47 hours and 45 minutes. They placed fourth (of nineteen) in the Mixed Tandem division.

In the Team division, which includes boats with 3-4 padders, the Dagobah Swamp Paddlers, which included Gary Braman of Camdenton, finished in 53 hours and 11 minutes and placed fifth (of twelve).

Ben Apperson of Eldon, a 2014 MR340 finisher, dropped out at Miami (105 miles into the race) late on Tuesday evening.

The A to J mixed tandem team that included Mark Jacobi of Sunrise Beach dropped out early Tuesday evening after reaching Waverly, 73 miles into the race.

Race results can be found here.

During the race, lots of photos and stories are posted on the race's Facebook page.

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SHOW-ME STATE GAMES (updated July 28th) 

The results from the Show-Me State Games' 5K and 10K races on Sunday (July 26th) have been posted.  Three runners from the Lake area participated in the races held at Bethel Park in Columbia.

Willard Haley and Ed Doney competed in the 10K. Willard finished in 1:00:33, beating one other competitor in the mens' 55-59 age group.  Ed was the only competitor in the 60-64 age group, and finished in 1:05:07.

In the 5K, Nigher Alfaro crossed the finish line in 29:55-- about ten minutes slower than his usual 5K finish time.  Nigher reports than he and another runner ahead of him went off course due to a lack of course markings. 

There are three things that are sacrosanct for running races.  The most important, by far, is that the course must be as safe as possible.  Second, the course must be clearly marked, or staffed with volunteers stationed at key turns, to direct runners.  There should be no chance for an attentive runner to go off-course.  Finally, a race must provide enough water (and food, if it's a long race) to give each racer what they reasonably need to complete the course.

Apparently, the organizer of the race failed to satisfy rule #2. 

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WIN FOR KC WOMEN'S TRIATHLON (posted July 26th)

Congratulations to Eldon resident Meagan Carroll for finishing Saturday's (July 25th) WIN for KC Women's Triathlon (500-meter swim, 10-mile bike and 5K run) in Kansas City.   This was Meagan's third consecutive appearance at the race.  She finished in 1:40:39, which was 13 minutes faster than last year, and 16 minutes faster than 2013. That placed her 18th (of 26) in the women's 20-24 age group.

Here are her splits:

Swim:         13:09  (2:38/100 meters)
T-1:              2:39
Bike:           48:48  (12.3 mph)
T-2:              0:57
Run:           35:10  (11:21/mile)
Finish:     1:40:39  (24th of 28 in female 20-24)

Full results can be found here.

The race had its first decline in participation since it was first held in 2009.  There were 892 finishers last year--making it the state's biggest triathlon in 2014--but only 651 this year, a decline of 27%.

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SHOW-ME STATE GAMES (updated July 28th) 

The Lake area had two teams compete in the triathlon at last Sunday's (July 19th) Show-Me State Games in Columbia. 

Competing in the family team division, Tobby and Alisha Eldridge took first place, beating their only division rivals, Steve and Robin Martonfi.  The Eldridge's finished the 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike and 3-mile run in 1:22:20; the Martonfi's in 1:32:39.  Full results can be found here.

Photos from the triathlon and duathlon have been posted at the Show-Me State Games' Facebook page.

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2015 ARCHIVES

2014 ARCHIVES

2013 ARCHIVES

2012 ARCHIVES

2011 ARCHIVES

2010 ARCHIVES

2009 ARCHIVES

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RUN FOR THE FALLEN (posted July 7th)

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The Lake of the Ozarks' participation in the national Run for the Fallen event will be on Saturday, August 15th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Camdenton Middle School Theatre (map). 

This is not a race, nor is it a 5K.  Participants are simply asked to run or walk at least one mile in memory of those fallen soldiers, including 142 from Missouri, who gave their lives for our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.  There is no charge to participate, and people of all ages are welcome.

Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.

This is the sixth year for this event, and it's organized by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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TRIFEST FOR MS LAKE 5K RUN/WALK (updated July 30th)

The first annual Trifest for MS Lake 5K will be held on Saturday, September 5th, at the Linn Creek City Park. The race will start at 8:30 a.m.

The Trifest for MS started in Bentonville, Arkansas in 2012  as a triathlon to benefit multiple sclerosis research at the University of Arkansas through the Rampy MS Research Foundation.  The 5K at the Lake of the Ozarks is an extension of those efforts.

The entry fee is $25 through the pre-registration period ending on August 22nd, and $35 thereafter.

The event's webpage, which includes links for online registration, can be viewed here.    

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STOMP! OUT EPILEPSY AND SUDEP AWARENESS WALK (posted July 7th)  


The fourth annual STOMP! Out Epilepsy and SUDEP Awareness Walk (formerly known as Chelsea's Epilepsy Walk for SUDEP Awareness) will be held on Saturday, September 12th, at the Eldon Air Park Pavilion on North Franklin Street near the aquatics center.  The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration opening at 8:00 a.m.  The cost is $25 for adults (13 and over) who register by August 15th, and $15 for children (7 to 12) who register by September 10th. (Those fees rise to $35 and $20, respectlvely, after the deadlines.)  Please go to this page for more information and to register.

Please note that this will not be a timed event.

This event is one of six being held around the country to benefit The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation.  Chelsea died in her sleep of an epileptic seizure in April 2009 at the age of 16.  SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) was ruled the cause of Chelsea's death, and takes up to 50,000 lives a year.  Epilepsy affects over three million Americans of all ages. 

These run/walks are being held to raise awareness of epilepsy and SUDEP, and to raise funds mainly to provide trained seizure-response dogs who can help detect when someone may be having a seizure, and then provide warnings and/or assistance in the situation.  (It's truly amazing that dogs can indeed be trained to do this.) 

The Eldon event is again being organized by a local resident whose granddaughter has epilepsy. 

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"LOVE IS NOT ABUSE" 3K COLOR RUN/WALK (updated July 9th)

The second annual "Love Is Not Abuse" 3K Color Run/Walk, benefiting the Maries County Women's Crisis Center, will be held in Vienna on Saturday, September 26th.  (Vienna is located along Highway 42, about 30 miles east of Osage Beach.) The event is a collaboration with Russell House of Rolla and Missouri Ozarks Community Action.

The event will be held at the Vienna City Park.  The park is located on Ball Park Road (Google map), about a quarter-mile west of Highway 63 (the major north-south thoroughfare in Vienna).  The race will start at 8:00 a.m., with registration running from 7:00 to 7:50 a.m.   This will be a timed event, with awards for the top three finishers.

The entry fee is $20 if you register on or before the pre-registration deadline of August 22nd  After that date, the fee rises to $25.

Click for the event flyer, a registration form, or a sponsor/donation form.

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RISE 'N' SHINE FOR KYLEIGH HALF MARATHON & 5K (updated July 3rd)

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

The Rise 'n' Shine for Kyleigh Half Marathon & 5K is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Tri-County YMCA in Osage Beach, located on Airport Rd., just across the street from the Grand Glaize Airport.

The entry fees are $55 and $25 for the half marathon and 5K, respectively, for those who pre-register by September 1st.  After that date, the fees rise to $70 and $35. Race-day registration will be available, starting at 7:45 a.m.

The race is being held in memory of Kyleigh Phillips, who passed away on July 2nd after a long battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that only strikes infants and young children.  Kyleigh was four years old at the time of her passing.

Click for a registration form (.docx or .pdf) or a sponsorship form.

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CRUSH PANCREATIC CANCER 5K FUN RUN/WALK & CHILI COOK-OFF (updated July 20th)

Last November's Freezin' 5K & Chillin' for Chili Cook-Off gets a new name and an earlier date this year.  The Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk & Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, October 10th at the Linn Creek City Park.  The run/walk will start at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 9:00 a.m.

The registration fee is $25 per person, or $50 for a family of up to four persons up until the pre-registration deadline of September 22nd.  Those fees rise to $35 and $60, respectively, after the deadline.  T-shirts are only be guaranteed to those who pre-register.

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

Registration forms for both the 5K and chili cook-off can be downloaded in this two-page .pdf.

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ZOMBIE 5K FUN RUN (posted July 16th)

The Eldon Middle School Wellness Committee will be sponsoring its second annual Zombie 5K Fun Run for both kids and adults on Sunday, October 25th. The event will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Eldon Safefty Building next to the Upper Elementary School.

The event is free to all Eldon students from grades K through 12.  The entry fee for adults is $10 on or before the pre-registration deadline. 

Additional details and an event flyer are forthcoming.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2015

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

Jan 10

Jan 11

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

Half & Marathon

Jackson, MS

Mobile, AL

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

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

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 7 Casper Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Casper, Wyoming
June 13 In2Action Triail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 13 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 13 Marathon to Marathon
Marathon: Jayna Gray (first marathon) & April Boicourt
Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 20 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K St. Louis, MO
June 27 Charlevoix Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Charlevoix, MI
June 28 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 4 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 11 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Springfield, MO
Aug 15 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Joplin, MO
Aug 15 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 30 ET Full Moon
Marathon: Todd Raney
51K/Marathon/Half/10K/5K Area 51, Nevada
Sep 5 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
Sep 5 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 6 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 6 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 7 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 12 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa
Sep 12 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 13 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K O'Fallon, MO
Sep 13 City of Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 13 Erie Marathon at Presque Island
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & 5K Erie, PA
Sep 19 Rise 'n Shine for Kyleigh Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 19 Bismarck Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Bismarck, ND
Sep 20 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 20 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 20 Konquer the Konza Trail Race 25K Manhattan, KS
Sep 26 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 26 Huntsville Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Huntsville, UT
Sep 27 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 27 Berlin Marathon
April Leonard
Marathon Berlin, Germany
Oct 3 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Waynesville, MO
Oct 3 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 3 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 3 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 3 New Hampshire Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K Bristol, NH
Oct 4

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 4 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run (cancelled?)
41 miles St. Robert, MO
Oct 9-10 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 10 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 11(?) Roller Coaster Race Half Marathon (5K on the day before) Branson, MO
Oct 11 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 11 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Lee's Summit, MO
Oct 11 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 11 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro, Denny Gillen & Curtis Wehmeyer
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 11 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 17 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 17 Waddell & Reed Kansas City 5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 17-18 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 18 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on 10/17) & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 18 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 18 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 18 Duke City Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Hal/10K/5K Albuquerque, NM
Oct 24 The Bison 50 50 miles Topeka, KS
Oct 25 Marine Corps Marathon
Alysia Maschino and Denny Gillen
Marathon Arlington, VA
Oct 25 Cape Cod Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Falmouth, MA
Nov 1 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 1 Bass Pro Shops Half & Marathon Springfield
Nov 1 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 1 Marshall University Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Huntington, WV
Nov 7 Team RWB Veterans Day Half Marathon & 4 Miler Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 7 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 7-8 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 8 America's First Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Nov 8 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 8 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 14 Longview Half Marathon Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 14 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 14 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Nov 15 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 21 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 21 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 22 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 5 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 5 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 5 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 5 Rehoboth Beach Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Rehoboth Beach, DE
Dec 13 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 19 Run for the Ranch Half & Marathon Springfield
Dec 26 Operation Jack KC Run/Walk in the Snow Half & Marathon Shawnee, KS
2016
Jan 2-3 The Pistol Ultra Run 
100K:  Ashley Pryor, Scott Page & Todd Raney
50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 17 Houston Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Houston, TX
April 2 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
April 23 Run for the Children Half Marathon Half Marathon Eldon, MO
May 21 Joplin Memorial Run Marathon/Half & 5K
Marathon added for 2016
Joplin, MO
       
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2015
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
Mar 28 Neosho Sprint Triathlon 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run Neosho, MO
April 4 MaxTrax Duathlon Short course: 1.5-mile run, 7.5-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Long course: 1.5 mile run, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 3

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 17 Kansas City Triathlon
LOTO participants:
April Boicourt
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 17 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
May 23 Sedalia Spring into Summer Duathlon Short course: 2-mile run, 5-mile bike, 0.5-mile run
Long course: 2-mile run, 12-mile bike, 2-mile run
Sedalia, MO
May 31 Midwest Meltdown Triathlon & Duathlon Short course triathlon: 750-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course triathlon: 1.5K swim, 20.8-mile bike, 5.2-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Paola, KS
Jun 7 Legend Free State Tri
(New event for 2015)

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

Lawrence, KS
June 20 Binder Blast Off-Road Triathlon & Duathlon
Cancelled
Triathlon:  400-yard swim, 7.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon:  7.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
June 20-21 Warsaw Adult & Kids Triathlon Adults:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids:  Four age-appropriate distances
Warsaw, MO
June 20 Tinman Triathlon Short course: 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 19-mile bike, 7-mile run
Topeka, KS
June 20 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
June 21 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
June 27 QuarterMax & OctoMax Triathlons OctoMax: 500-yard swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
Innsbrook, MO
June 28 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 11 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 12 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 12 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 12 Lake Freebird Triathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Mountain Grove, MO
July 18 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 18 Crossroads Triathlon
(cancelled?)
200-meter swim, 8-mile bike, 2.1-mile run Cameron, MO
July 19 Show-Me State Games Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
July 25 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 25 Concreteman Triathlon Short course:  500-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike, 2-mile run
Olympic: 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run
Springfield, MO
Aug 1 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 2 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge Short course: 500-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 20.8-mile bike, 10K run
Stockton, MO
Aug 2 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Aug 7 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 8 Republic Tiger Tri 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run Republic, MO
Aug 15 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon
(cancelled?)

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

Branson, MO
Aug 16 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 16 Jackson County Triathlon Short course: 750-meter swim, 11.75-mile bike, 3-mile run
Long course: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 5-mile run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 22 Nevada Triathlon & Kids Triathlon
(cancelled?)
Triathlon:  300-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids triathlon:  Three age-appropriate distances
Nevada, MO
Aug 29 Cedar Creek Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 11-mile bike, 1-mile run
Olathe, KS
Aug 29 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Sep 6 Des Moines Triathlon
(formerly the Hy-Vee Triathlon)
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
Sprint: 400-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Des Moines, IA
Sep 12 Mid-America Multisport National Championship
(New event for 2015)
Halfmax Championship: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Club National Championship
Innsbrook, MO
Sep 27 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Oct 4 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Oct 11 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2015
Date
Race/Event Name
Distance(s)
Location
Feb 15 Rocheport Roubaix
(New event for 2015)
20, 30, 55 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
Feb 22(?) Froze Toes
(cancelled?)
31 miles (62 for pros) Columbia, MO
April 13 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 25 The Ozark Gravel Road Expedition (OGRE)
(cancelled for 2015)
150 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 9 Hellbender Gran Fondo 51 miles Rolla, MO
May 16 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 17 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Rocheport, MO
May 25 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo   Kansas City, MO
May 30 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 6 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 7 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 13 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 27 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 18 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 18 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 26 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 8 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 15 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 29 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 29 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 4-6 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 5-6 MS 150 Bike Ride 20, 40, 75 & 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 12 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 20 Rhett's Run   Columbia, MO
Sep 26 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 26-27 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 4 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 4 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 10-11 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 17 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 24 BT Epic
LOTO participants:
Dave Goldberg, Chris Orr, Scott Hofer, Terry Kaufman
Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2015
Date
Race/Event Name
Distance(s) & Boat Type
Location
Aug 29 Race for the Rivers 20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Oct 24 Chattajack 31
LOTO participants: Trevor Dowdney
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



2015 Events Calendar
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PLEASE NOTE:
Some events have not officially announced their 2015 dates. For these events, likely
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