RUNNING OF THE ELVES 5K RUN/WALK (posted December 4th)

I hope to have race results and photos posted by Sunday evening.

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ST. JUDE MEMPHIS MARATHON WEEKEND  (posted December 4th)



Lake-area runners at the St. Jude Marathon expo on Friday (from left):  Sherrie Hamner, Heather Miller, Todd Raney, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik and Aaron Koeppen.

First marathons are true enigmas.  Most runners--no matter how much they've trained or how long they've been a runner--have a tough time during their first marathon, and slog to the finish line in a relatively slow time. (I could cite many examples just among our Lake-area runners.)  A few, however, have outstanding races--so good, in fact, that they'll have a real challenge in ever topping it in the future.   Aaron Koeppen is one of the latter.  On Saturday, Aaron finished his very first marathon at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend in a remarkable 3:48:10.   He also beat all of our local, experienced marathoners to the finish line: Scott Page crossed in 3:48:34 for a new personal record (by four minutes), followed by Todd Raney (3:55:13), Rob Kucsik (in a new personal record of 3:55:39), Heather Miller (5:29:52) and Sherrie Hamner (5:29:53).

As a group, our Lake-area runners tied the record of four sub 4-hour finishers in a single marathon.  The record they tied was set at the 2013 Garmin Marathon by Andy Goessmann, Jim McDermott, Scott Page and Rob Kucsik.


The sub 4-hour group brandishing their finishers medals (from left):  Rob Kucsik,Todd Raney, Aaron Koeppen and Scott Page.

ST. JUDE MEMPHIS MARATHON WEEKEND
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
DECEMBER 3, 2016
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
MARATHON:
Aaron Koeppen Four Seasons
3:48:10
M40-44
37 of 213
Scott Page Lake Ozark
3:48:34
M45-49
35 of 175
Todd Raney Camdenton
3:55:13
M45-49
49 of 175
Rob Kucsik Four Seasons
3:55:39
M45-49
53 of 175
Heather Miller Camdenton
5:29:52
F30-34
151 of 199
Sherrie Hamner Osage Beach
5:29:53
F40-44
146 of 197
         
Race weather:   47°, cloudy and 10 mph winds at the 8:30 a.m. start.  Light rain started falling between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

There were 2,474 and 8,178 solo finishers of the marathon and half marathon, respectively.  Complete race results can be found here.

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TRAIL RUN (posted December 4th)

There were no Lake-area runners at the You Don't Know Jack trail runs in Carthage on Saturday, but there was one name familiar to many of us. Melissa Martinez of Crocker was one of two finishers (out of four starters) of the 100K (i.e. 62-mile) race, crossing the finish line in 10:46:46.

Full results can be found here.

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ALTERNATE CHILI TEN-MILE TRAIL RUN (posted December 4th)

Three years after a great finish at the 2013 Alternate Chili Ten-Mile Trail Run in Kansas City, Kansas, Trevor Dowdney returned for more on Saturday.  Trevor finished this time in 1:43:37--eight minutes slower than before--and placed 6th (of 22) in the men's 50-59 age group.

It might be of some comfort to Trevor seeing that another old dog runner is slowing down, too.  Eight year-old   "Winston" Schmitz, who won the canine division in 2013 in 1:27:52, won again on Saturday, but in a more leisurely 1:34:41.  Below is a 2013 photo of "Winston" leading his "mom", Amy Schmitz,   Amy was the overall female winner in 2013, and fourth overall female this year.

Full results can be found here.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES' re:INVENT 5K (posted December 1st)

Congratulations to Gary Braman for a near top 10% finish in the men's 40-49 age group at the inaugural AWS re:Invent 5K in Las Vegas on Wednesday.  Gary finished in 21:56, placing 27th (of 244) in his age group. 

Perhaps not surprisingly, it looks like more than a few registered participants may have partied a little too hard in Sin City the night before the 6:00 a.m. race start.  There were 985 registered for the sold-out race, yet only 587 finishers.

Women outnumber men at nearly every 5K everywhere, but not at this male-dominated convention and race.  There were nearly ten men for every woman at the 5K.

Complete race results can be found here


Gary Braman at the AWS re:Invent 5K start/finsh line at
The Mirage Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 3-4

And then there was one.  The very last Lake-area race of the year is being held this weekend--the inaugural Running of the Elves 5K.  It starts at 9:30 a.m. (registration opens at 8:45 a.m.) on Saturday at the Camdenton square.  (Complete details can be found in the race's listing under "Upcoming Events" further down this column.)   Come out and join us.  You won't have another chance to race locally for nearly three months.

Gary Braman won't be waiting until the weekend to race.  He's out in Las Vegas on business this week for Amazon Web Services' re:Invent convention, and will be doing the sold-out re:Invent 5K on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.  (Only the real crazies get up that early--or stay up that late--in Las Vegas.) 

Some of our Lake-area running royalty will be heading to Tennessee this weekend for the hugely popular St. Jude Memphis Marathon WeekendScott Page, Rob Kucsik and Todd Raney will be running the marathon. Megan Hendrickson registered for the half, but I haven't heard if she's still planning to go.  Update:  Three other locals--Aaron Koeppen, Heather Miller and Sherrie Hamner--will be doing the marathon.  This is Aaron's very first marathon, and Sherrie's third St. Jude Marathon.

Good luck and safe travels to everybody racing this weekend!

Elsewhere:

Jefferson City:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Jingle Jog 5K, Saturday

Columbia (McBaine Trailhead on Katy Trail):

Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler, Saturday

Carthage:

You Don't Know Jack (100K/75K/50K/25K/15K & 50-mile), Saturday

Springfield & vicinity:

Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

Alternate Chili 10-Mile Trail Run, Saturday
KC Running Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

Castlewood 8-Hour Adventure Race, Saturday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Panama City Beach, Florida:

Panama City Beach Marathon, Saturday (I forgot who told me many months ago that they were planning to do this race)

Memphis, Tennessee:

St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, Saturday

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

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LAKER 5K TURKEY TROT (updated November 29th)

For the second year in a row, a record field turned out for the Laker 5K Turkey Trot in Camdenton on Thanksgiving Day.  A total of 180 runners and walkers took part in this year's race, exceeding last year's total of 166, and firmly establishing this as one of the Lake area's biggest and most popular annual races.  The record attendance also generated a record $3,047 in cash proceeds--on top of donated food items--for local food pantries.

A new women's record for this race was set by the phenomenal Heather Oddo in winning her second consecutive Laker Turkey Trot.  Heather smashed last year's record-setting 19:26 with a blistering 18:50 finish time. It was 19 seconds shy of her women's course record of 18:31 set at the Summer Night Glow earlier this year. 

Heather finished 7 seconds behind former Camdenton High School and current Drury University freshman cross country runner Blake Jesse.  This was Blake's first Laker Turkey Trot overall victory.

   
Blake Jesse (left) hears the footsteps of Heather Oddo (close-up at right) at the two-mile mark of the Laker 5K Turkey Trot.

Follow the links below to view the full race results:

By finish order (.pdf or .xlsx)
By age group (.pdf or .xlsx)

William Wright was the winner of the pie-eating contest.  William beat back the challenge of eight other competitors by downing a whipped cream-topped slice of pumpkin pie in 17 seconds.


Pie-eating contest winner William Wright.

You can view all 575 race photos from the race at this page.

A big "thank you" goes to coach Dave & Lynn Weber, Gary & Ellen Thompson, their families, and the other volunteers who put on the Laker Turkey Trot.   This race is consistently one of the most well-organized races in the Lake area.

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THANKSGIVING DAY RACE RESULTS (updated November 26th)

Here are the race results for Lake-area runners at non-local events around the state.  If I missed anyone, please let me know.

Congratulations to the eleven Lake-area runners who earned top-three age-group finishes at the Jefferson City Thanksgiving Day Pie Run.  That was one of the best showings ever for Lake-area runners at an out-of-town race.  One notable performance was that of Bryna Edwards, who ran the fastest 10K among Lake-area women so far this year and took second place in the very competitive 30-39 age group.  In addition, April Leonard, who previously held the year's fastest time of 56:07, topped her own best time with a 50:55 and won the women's 40-49 age group.  Among the men's highlights, Elijah Bentch won the 19-29 age group over 26 others with a 21:00 finish in the 5K, while Shawn Wood took third in the very competitive 40-49 age group.

Please note: There were several large races that didn't post results which were searchable by participants' cities.  With many hundreds--and sometimes thousands--of participants at these races, it simply wasn't practical to search for those from the Lake area. I'll be happy to post your results if you tell me where you raced.

THANKSGIVING DAY RACE RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA  RUNNERS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
         
Jefferson City - Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 5K/10K (results)
10K:
Bryna Edwards Lake Ozark
47:25
F30-39
2 of 33
April Leonard Eldon
50:55
F40-49
1 of 11
Chris Reynolds Eldon
50:57
M40-49
11 of 17
Tobby Eldridge Eldon
58:06
M30-39
12 of 16
Steve Martonfi Eldon
58:06
M40-49
14 of 17
Nathan Evans Osage Beach
1:04:20
M50-59
11 of 11
         
5K RUN:
Shawn Wood Eldon
20:33
M40-49
3 of 44
Elijah Bentch Versailles
21:00
M19-29
1 of 27
Nathan Reynolds Eldon
22:17
M12 & under
3 of 43
Ron Bentch Versailles
22:35
M50-59
3 of 29
Matt Rice Camdenton
28:02
M30-39
16 of 37
Emilie Reynolds Eldon
29:21
F13-15
11 of 18
Ashley Hanks Eldon
29:49
F30-39
12 of 46
Audrey Bentch Versailles
35:54
F16-18
7 of 9
Matt Hanks Eldon
37:55
M30-39
33 of 37
Cindy Bentch Versailles
47:54
F50-59
26 of 31
Meghan Riedel Linn Creek
51:44
F16-18
7 of 9
Melissa Riedel Linn Creek
51:44
F19-29
44 of 46
   
5K WALK:
Caleb Rice Camdenton
38:16
M13-15
2 of 5
Megan Rice Camdenton
39:50
F12 & under
1 of 12
Heidi Rice Camdenton
42:55
F40-49
3 of 26
Scott Gray Eldon
42:59
M30-39
1 of 6
Natalie Rice Camdenton
44:14
F12 & under
2 of 12
Tami Rice Versailles
44:30
F50-59
8 of 27
Emma Pruitt Eldon
53:01
F12 & under
8 of 12
Eryn Pruitt Eldon
53:01
F16-18
6 of 8
Jayna Gray Eldon
53:02
F30-39
6 of 11
Carol Wiles Lake Ozark
1:09:41
F60-69
13 of 13
         
Springfield - Turkey Trot 5K Run (results) - Results not searchable
   
Chesterfield - Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5K (results)
Anthony Valenti Eldon
23:52
M1-12
7 of 126
Carolyn Valenti Eldon
40:50
F40-49
156 of 264
Sophia Valenti Eldon
37:56
F13-19
120 of 190
Jack Sinclair Lake Ozark
40:10
M70+
13 of 26
   
Kansas City - Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll (results)
Sara Deere Lake Ozark
43:20
F45-49
96 of 149
   
Kansas City - Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K (results)
Paige McCane Osage Beach
32:17
F20-24
85 of 213
   
Branson - Branson Turkey Trot 5K (results)
Tyler Knight Camdenton
35:05
M25-29
22 of 30
         
Columbia - Turkey Trax 5K (results)
Peggy Henderson Lake Ozark
53:04
F70-74
4 of 7
         
Joplin - Joplin Turkey Trot 5K (results)
Margie Gunter Osage Beach
44:44
F45-49
63 of 79
         

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THANKSGIVING DAY RACE PARTICIPATION (updated November 26th)

The record attendance at this year's Laker 5K Turkey Trot wasn't a fluke.  Attendance was up at nearly every turkey trot in the state of Missouri on Thanksgiving Day. 

Excluding some small races for which results aren't available, there were 39,533 participants at turkey trots around the state this year, up 4,700 over last year, and nearly 9,500 over 2014.

This is one of the few bright spots we've seen this year when measuring the level of interest in running.

Here's the data:

 THANKSGIVING DAY RACES IN MISSOURI
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
  Race 2016 2015 2014
SpringfieldCity Turkey Trot 5K Run
7,215
7,002
6,733
Kirkwood Kirkwood Webster Turkey Day Run
(3 miles, 6 miles, and both distances)
4,863
4,504
4,047
Kansas City Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K
3,860
3,151
2,689
Kansas City Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll
3,191
3.104
3,537
St. Charles Turkey Trot STL 5K
3,334
2,602
2,598
Chesterfield Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5K
2,599
2,457
2,184
Arnold Turkey Trot STL 5K
1,530
1,479
1,118
Parkville Parkville Turkey Trail Trot
1,449
1,284
1,177
Eureka Turkey Trot STL 5K
1,127
1,207
1,143
Columbia Turkey Trax 5K
1,289
1,173
912
St. Louis
(Forest Park)
St. Louis Turkey Trot 8K (Forest Park)
2,160
1,020
NA
Kansas City Pilgrim Run 5K
1,085
894
886
Joplin Joplin Turkey Trot
1,293
859
622
St. Louis (Downtown) The Hungry Turkey 5K
702
785
868
Branson Branson Turkey Trot 5K
928
775
544
Jefferson City Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 5K/10K
758
723
813
Olivette
 (St. Louis County)
Turkey Trot 5K
760
616
211
Chesterfield Gobble Wobble 5K
304
321
386
Sappington
  (St. Louis County)
Run for Ryan 5K
260
288
NA
Ozark Turkey Scramble 5K/10K
199
NA
204
Mt. Vernon Mountaineer Turkey Strut 5K
241
192
185
Camdenton Laker 5K Turkey Trot
180
166
145
Mexico Turkey Trot 5K
NA
NA
98
Rolla Galloping Gobbler for G.R.A.C.E. 5K/10K
150
147
58
Troy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K
NA
NA
NA
Lebanon Turkey Trot 5K
NA
NA
NA
Festus YMCA Thanksgiving Day Workout 5K
NA
NA
NA
Pierce City Pilgrims Run 5K
56
NA
NA
         
   TOTAL
39,533
34,782
29,981

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2016 ARCHIVES

2015 ARCHIVES

2014 ARCHIVES

2013 ARCHIVES

2012 ARCHIVES

2011 ARCHIVES

2010 ARCHIVES

2009 ARCHIVES

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The next local event will be the Polar Bear Strut 5K on February 25, 2017. Details are coming.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2016

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 2-3 The Pistol Ultra Run 
100K:  Ashley Pryor, Scott Page & Todd Raney
50K:  April Boicourt
50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 16 Runner's Choice 5K/10K 5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 16 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 16 David's Trail Endurance Run 40K, 25K & 7K
(40K cancelled due to flooding)
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 17 Houston Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 23 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Jan 23 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Feb 6 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 13 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 13 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 14 Fort Smith Marathon Half & Marathon Fort Smith, AR
Feb 14 Austin Marathon
Kara O'Connor; Casey O'Connor (possible)
Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 14 Mercedes Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Birmingham, AL
Feb 20 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 21 Shelby Forest Loop Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Millington, TN
Feb 27 Soggy Bottom Endurance Run 100-mile, 100-mile relay, 40-mile, 40-mile relay; 4-mile (afternoon) and 10-mile on Feb 28 Sparta, MO
Feb 28 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon: Todd Raney & Amy Harrell
Half:  Ashley Pryor, Heather Doyle & April Boicourt
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
Feb 28 The Cowtown
50K/Marathon/
Half/10K/5K
Fort Worth, TX
March 6 Little Rock Marathon
Marathon: Jim McDermott
Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 12 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 12 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 12 Rock 'n' Roll DC
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Washington, DC
March 13 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
Mar 20 Bataan Memorial Death March
Rona Schaefer, Paul Schaefer, Ryan Lewis & Wayne Meckley
Marathon White Sands Missile Range, NM
March 18,19,20 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 19 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 20 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 26 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Lee's Summit, MO
March 26 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO

April 2

 

Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K New Franklin to Rocheport, MO
April 2 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 2 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
April 2 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 2 Charlottesville Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Charlottesville, VA
April 3 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 9 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 9 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 9 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 10 Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Raleigh, NC
April 10 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 10 GO! St. Louis
Marathon: Amy Harrell
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 16 Missouri Race Series 10 miles,10K & 5K Jefferson City, MO
April 16 Garmin Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 23 Run for the Children Half Marathon Half Marathon Eldon, MO
April 23 Royal Running Series 10K/20K trail race Lake of the Ozarks State Park
April 24 Big Sur International Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon Big Sur, CA
April 24 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
April 30 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 30 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 30 Rock 'n' Roll Nashville
Marathon:  Jim McDermott
Marathon & Half Nashville, TN
May 1

Independence Half Marathon (inaugural race)

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 7 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 7 Wisconsin Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Kenosha, WI
May 8 Kalamazoo Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Kalamazoo, MI
May 14 Running with the Cows
Half: Willard Haley
Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 14 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 14 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Joplin, MO
May 15 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 21 Go Girl Run--Columbia Marathon/Half/5K Columbia, MO
May 21
Striker Life Half Marathon
Half: Scott Page, Reagan Page & Cooper Vickers
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 21 Joplin Memorial Run
Marathon: Jim McDermott
Marathon/Half & 5K
Marathon added for 2016
Joplin, MO
May 21 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon 50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 22 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
May 22 Rockford Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 10K Rockford, IL
May 29 Vermont City Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & relay Burlington, VT
June 4 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
June 4

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 11 Marathon to Marathon Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 12 Revel Rockies Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Denver, CO
June 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Columbia, MO
June 25 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
July 10 Freedom 321 Run Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
July 10 MIssoula Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Missoula, MT
July 23 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 20 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 21 Anchorage RunFest
Marathon: Todd Raney
49K/Marathon/Half/5K Anchorage, AK
Aug 27 Nebraska State Fair Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Grand Island, NE
Sep 3 Forrest Gump Challenge
50K: Jim McDermott
50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 3 Pocatello Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Pocatello, ID
Sep 4 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 4 Kauai Marathon
Marathon:  Angela Martin
  Kauai, Hawaii
Sep 4 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember
CANCELLED
Half Marathon (new in 2016), 10K & 5K Willard, MO
Sep 5 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa, MO
Sep 17-18 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 17 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 18 Lee's Summit Half Marathon CANCELLED Half Lee's Summit, MO
Sep 18 Tunnel Light Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon Hyak, Washington
Sep 18 Konquer the Konza Trail Races 25K & 10K Manhattan, KS
Sep 24 Kyleigh Phillips Memorial 5K & Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 24 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 24 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 25 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 25 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Oct 1 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 1 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 1 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 1 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 1 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 2

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 2 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Oct 2 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K(inaugural race) Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 8 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 8 Hartford Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Hartford, CT
Oct 9 Newport Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Newport, RI
Oct 9 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro, Curtis Wehmeyer
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 9 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 9 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 9 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 15 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 15 Waddell & Reed Kansas City
April Leonard, Jason Kolb, Heather Doyle, Todd Raney
5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 15-16 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 16 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis
Half: Brandi Kincaid, Pete Leyva, Anita Leyva
5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 16 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 21-22 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 23 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 30 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Oct 30 Marine Corps Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Arlington, VA
Nov 5 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 5-6 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 6 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 6 Bass Pro Shops
Marathon: Angela Martin, April Leonard
Half:  Megan Hendrickson (possible)
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 6 St. Louis Half Marathon
Half: Ed Doney
5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 6 New York City Marathon
Jesse Shields
Marathon New York, NY
Nov 12 Team RWB Veterans Day Half Marathon & 4 Miler (cancelled; will retry in spring 2017) Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 12 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 12 Phoenix Summit Challenge
Gary Braman
10/15/17/25-mile trail hikes Phoenix, AZ
Nov 13 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor, Tara Grantham, Heather Doyle, John Sykes (first marathon), Marvin Bescheinen (first marathon)
Marathon/Half/5K Overland Park, KS
Nov 19 Honoring Our Heroes
(inaugural race)
Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 19 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run
Trevor and Aidan Dowdney
10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 19 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 20 Route 66 Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 20 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 30 AWS re:Invent 5K
Gary Braman
5K Las Vegas, NV
Dec 3 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 3 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 3 You Don't Know Jack 100K/75K/50K/25K/15K & 50-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 3 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
Marathon: Todd Raney, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik, Heather Miller
Half: Megan Hendrickson
Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 3 Panama City Beach Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Panama City Beach, FL
Dec 10 Hoover Dam Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Lake Mead National Park, NV
Dec 11 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 31 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
Dec 31- Jan 1 The Pistol Ultra Run 50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
       
Oct 1 2017 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
April 2 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
 Apr 16 Neosho Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
(Duathlon new for 2016)
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Duathlon: (distances not yet available)
Neosho, MO
Apr 24 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
April 30 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 1

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 14 Shark Tank Triathlon (inaugural race) Sprint: 300-yard pool swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Super Sprint: 150-yard pool swim, 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Seymour, MO
May 15 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 22 St. Louis Triathlon(inaugural race) Sprint:  750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
St. Louis, MO
May 22 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
June 5 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 12 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 18 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
July 9 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 10 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 10 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 10 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 10 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
July 23 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 24 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 30 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 30 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Aug 6 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 7 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 7 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 7 Ironman Boulder Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Aug 12 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug13 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 20 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 27 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
Sep 4 Des Moines Triathlon
(formerly the Hy-Vee Triathlon)
Sprint: 400-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Des Moines, IA
Sep 11 Ironman Wisconsin
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Madison, WI
Sep 11 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 17 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
Sep 25 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Sep 25 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Sep 25 Ironman Chattanooga Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Chattanooga, TN
Oct 9 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       
Apr 22
2017
Ironman Texas Triathlon
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run The Woodlands, TX

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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
   
Jan 31 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 30, 55 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 11 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 30 The Epic (gravel road bike race) The Epic:  150 miles
The Troll:  70-90 miles
Lake of the Ozarks
May 14 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 22 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Rocheport, MO
May 28-29 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 30 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 4 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 4 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 11 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 12 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 18 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
June 25 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 16 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 23 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Callaway County, MO
July 31 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 6 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 20 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 20 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 27 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 27 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 2-4 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 10-11 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 18 Mountain Madness Mountain bike races Warsaw, MO
Sep 24 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 24-25 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 26 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 2 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 8-9 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 9 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 15 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides; 5K run Cuba, MO
Oct 22 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 5 Red Dog 100 Gravel road race Jefferson City, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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
       
Aug 20 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 10 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge
(Finger Lakes State Park)
5K paddle, then 5K run Columbia, MO
Sep 15
(cancelled for 2016)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Sep 24-25 Two Dam Days
(Lake of the Ozarks)
92 miles (over two days), 16 miles and 1.5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
Oct 8 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 22 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
Trevor Dowdney
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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May 13 - Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run Benefiting CADV
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