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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25-26

If a turkey trot alone isn't enough to satisfy your racing appetite this long holiday weekend, you're in deep trouble.  There are just two other events going on--both in the St. Louis area, and both on Saturday morning.

The Girl Scouts Go Run for the Cookies 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. in Maryland Heights, located near I-270 and Page Blvd.   They had 224 finishers at last year's race.

Near Defiance, in southern St. Charles County, the Ride Run and Relay gives you three race options--solo bike/run, two-person relay bike/run, and duathlon (run/bike/run)--and two time options--90 and 180 minutes. (Please note that as of Monday (11/20), they only had five registered for the event, and unless they get 25 pre-registered by Wednesday evening, they plan to cancel it.) (Update: It's been cancelled.)

Don't forget to check out the Lake of the Ozarks Runners Facebook page to see if anyone will be sufficiently recovered from their turkey-induced tryptophan comas on Thursday to go out and run sometime later on this weekend.

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THANKSGIVING DAY RACES (posted November 11th)

Thanksgiving Day is the single biggest race day of the year in the United States.  One miilion people, including around 40,000 in Missouri alone, will be doing a "turkey trot" that morning.

In the Lake area, the Laker 5K Turkey Trot will start at 9:00 a.m. at Camdenton High School.  Complete details can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

Here's the list of races being held across Missouri on Thanksgiving Day, ranked from biggest to smallest:

 THANKSGIVING DAY RACES IN MISSOURI
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
City Race 2016 2015 2014
Springfield 2urkey 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
St. Charles Turkey Trot STL 5K
3,334
2,602
2,598
Kansas City Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll
3,191
3.104
3,537
Chesterfield Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5K
2,599
2,457
2,184
St. Louis
(Tower Grove Park)
St. Louis Turkey Trot 8K (held in Forest Park in 2016 and prior years)
2,160
1,020
NA
Arnold Turkey Trot STL 5K
1,530
1,479
1,118
Parkville Parkville Turkey Trail Trot
1,449
1,284
1,177
Joplin Joplin Turkey Trot
1,293
859
622
Columbia Turkey Trax 5K
1,289
1,173
912
Eureka Turkey Trot STL 5K
1,127
1,207
1,143
Kansas City Pilgrim Run 5K
1,085
894
886
Branson Branson Turkey Trot 5K
928
775
544
Jefferson City Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 5K/10K
758
723
813
Olivette
 (St. Louis County)
Olivette Turkey Trot 5K
760
616
211
St. Louis (Downtown) The Hungry Turkey 5K
702
785
868
Chesterfield Gobble Wobble 5K
304
321
386
Sappington
  (St. Louis County)
Run for Ryan 5K
260
288
NA
Mt. Vernon Mountaineer Turkey Strut 5K
241
192
185
Ozark Turkey Scramble 5K/10K
199
NA
204
Camdenton Laker 5K Turkey Trot
180
166
145
Rolla Galloping Gobbler for G.R.A.C.E. 5K/10K
150
147
58
Mexico Turkey Trot 5K
NA
NA
98
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
Farmington Tukey Trot 5K
NA
NA
NA
St. Louis (downtown) Turkey Trot STL (inaugural)
NA
NA
NA
         
   TOTAL
39,533
34,782
29,981

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WILLIAMS ROUTE 66 MARATHON, MARATHON RELAY, HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted November 19th) 



Photo provided by Scott Gray.

It was a beautiful, but a tad chilly, day in Tulsa for the unusually popular Williams Route 66 Marathon and Marathon.  Tulsa's premier race draws more runners than St. Louis' and Kansas City's biggest full and half marathons, despite having only one-half to one-third of their metro-area populations.  It's also become an annual Woodstock of sorts for the Marathon Maniacs, Half Fanatics and 50-staters, with about 800 of their members descending upon the race this year for a group sufferfest.

Two runners from the Lake area participated at Route 66 for the first time.  Jayna and Scott Gray ran the half marathon side-by-side and finished in 3:26:57.  That placed Jayna 454th (of 503) in the women's 35-39 age group, and Scott 212th (of 272) in same age group for the men.


Jayna and Scott Gray at the starting line.

Full results can be found here.   Interestingly, the winner (from Argentina) of Sunday's marathon (in 2:34:10) also won Saturday's 5K (in 16:56).

Participation was down slightly from last year.  Here are the total number of finishers, by race:

  2015 2016 2017 % Change
Marathon
2,590
1,512
1,564
3%
Half Marathon
6,240
4,939
4,728
(4%)
5K
1,861
1,877
1,903
1%
   Total
10,691
8,328
8,195
(2%)

One of the nice features of Route 66 is that, even though course support closes after 6-1/2 hours and no official times are recorded after 7-1/2 hours, the finish line remains "up" for later finishers.  The final finishers today crossed the line in 9:29:xx, with quite a few spectators cheering them on.  You can see a video clip of it (and lots of other interesting items) on the Route 66 Facebook page.

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RACE FOR HONOR 5K RUN/WALK (posted November 19th)

No matter how long you've been racing, you've done races that, had they been held one day earlier or later, the weather for it would have been much better, or much worse.  At yesterday's second annual Race for Honor 5K in Lake Ozark, a difference of one hour, either way, would have made a big difference weatherwise.

About twenty runners stood at the starting line at 8:00 a.m. in breezy, but mild, 65° weather just as a cold front started moving in.  By 9:00 a.m., when the last of the runners had crossed the finish line, the temperature had dropped to the upper 40s, and winds were gusting to 25 mph.  (It could have been worse, actually--rain started falling minutes after the award ceremony ended and everyone headed off.)

Compare the outfits at the start of the race (above) with those of some of the volunteers along the course a short time later (below).

   

Despite the crazy weather, everyone had a great time and helped support a wonderful cause, the Central Missouri Honor Flight, which sends World War II and other war-time veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.  The race was organized by the School of the Osage's Interact Club.

You snooze, you lose.  That was the lesson of the day in the men's race, as last year's winner, Osage High School senior cross country runner Derrick Puckett, showed up late and tried valiantly--though unsuccessfully--to catch this year's winner, OHS sophomore Chase Grosvenor.

Another OHS sophomore cross country runner, Sarah Porter, was the overall female winner.

   
Left photo:  Men's winner Chase Grosvenor (center), flanked by race director Micah Hill and Cooper Vickers.  Right photo:  First-time Lake-area 5K overall winner Sarah Porter.

More photos from the race, including those below, can be found here.

    What's that old adage about nuts not falling far from the tree?

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HONORING OUR HEROES MARATHON, MARATHON RELAY, HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted November 18th)

Pity those brave souls who participated in the second annual Honoring Our Heroes Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday.  The cold front that moved through central Missouri mid morning not only brought a 20-degree temperature drop and light rain during the race, but the full and half marathon runners also had to contend with strong, gusty headwinds for nearly their entire race.  (Last year's inaugural race featured cold temperatures and subfreezing wind chills, as well.)

One of the marathon finishers was from the Lake area--Scott Baker of Osage Beach.  Scott, who was wearing bib #1, finished in 5:46:03, and placed fourth (of four) in the men's 45-49 age group.

Our friend Meiissa Martinez of Crocker was the third woman to finish, crossing the line in 4:10:00.  Melissa won the women's 45-49 age group over one other competitor, but by less than two minutes.  (This made it three consecutive weekends with a long race for Melissa.  She ran the Bass Pro Marathon two weeks ago, and the Dogwood Canyon 15K and 50K trail runs last weekend.  Her biggest race is yet to come--the 100-mile You Don't Know Jack in Carthage on December 9th.)

The most notable finish of all has to belong to military veteran Bob Gravley of Salem, Missouri, who completed the marathon in 7:12:25--not bad for a guy in his 80s. (He finished last year in 6:41:59.)

Complete race results can be found here.

Participation was down slightly from last year.  Here are the total number of finishers, by race:

                                 2016      2017

Marathon - solo            32        46
Marathon - teams           3          0
Half marathon            108         68
5K                                58         69
    Total                       201       183

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LAKER 5K TURKEY TROT (posted October 29th)

One of the Lake's five-largest running races, the Laker 5K Turkey Trot, will return for its eighth year on Thanksgiving Day.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Camdenton High School.  Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. 

The entry fee for those who pre-register is $20.  On race day, the fee rises to $25..  Only those who pre-register by November 10th will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

All proceeds from the event go to Lake area food pantries.  Runners are also encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items for the pantries. 

Click for a flyer/registration form

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RUNNING OF THE ELVES 5K RUN/WALK (posted November 3rd)  

The second annual Running of the Elves 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, December 2nd.  It will start at the Camdenton Square at 8:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $25 for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of November 17thT-shirts (sporting an Elf design) and Elf hats (with ears) will be guaranteed only to those who pre-register by the November 17th deadline.  After that date, the entry fee is $30.

Click for a flyer/registration form.

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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.

Course information is not yet available.

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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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
201
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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
       
Dec 10, 2016 Hoover Dam Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Lake Mead National Park, NV
Dec 11, 2016 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 31, 2016 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield, MO
Dec 31- Jan 1 The Pistol Ultra Run 50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Leawood, KS
Jan 14 Runner's Choice 5K/10K
(cancelled)
5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 14 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
(Postponed until Jan. 21)
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 15 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 15 Rock 'n' Roll Arizona
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Phoenix, AZ
Jan 21 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 21 David's Trail Endurance Run
25K: Gary Braman, Chris Boyle, John Shelby
50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 28 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 4 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 5 Surf City MarathonMarathon: Todd Raney Marathon & Half Huntington Beach, CA
Feb 11 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 11 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 11 Mississippi River Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS
Feb 12 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 19 Austin Marathon Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 19 Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 25 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
(inaugural race)
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 25 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
March 4 Myrtle Beach Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Myrtle Beach, SC
March 4 Liberty Hospital Half
(inaugural race)
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 5 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 11 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 11 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 12 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 17,18,19 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 18 Sedalia Half Marathon
(Facebook page)
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 19 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon, 7K & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 25 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon/10K/5K Lake Ozark, MO
March 25 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 26 Queens Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon New York, NY
April 1 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Rocheport to Boonville, MO
April 1 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 1 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 1 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 2 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 8 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 8 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 9 GO! St. Louis
Marathon: Gary Braman
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 9 Vernonia Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Banks, OR
April 15 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 15 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 22 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Eldon, MO
April 22 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 22 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 23 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 23 Glass City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Toledo, OH
April 29 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Run for Their Lives
(cancelled)
Half Marathon & 5K Owensville, MO
April 30 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 6 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk (final race--TTAC ceasing operations) Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 7

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 13 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 13 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 20
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 20 Joplin Memorial Run Marathon/Half & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 20 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-mile course sweepers: Chris Boyle, Gary Braman & John Shelby
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 20 Great American Bacon Race Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 20 Fargo Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Fargo, ND
May 21 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 3 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 3 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
June 3

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 10 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 10 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 17 Grandma's Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Duluth, MN
July 9 Mad Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Waitsfield, VT
July 15 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 22 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 22 Madison Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Montana
July 23 Big Sky Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Montana
July 24 Deseret News Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Aug 26 Nebraska State Fair Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Grand Island, NE
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 4 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Sioux Falls Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 10 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100
Chris Boyle (50-mile)
50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 16 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 23 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 23 Sundance to Spearfish Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Wyoming to South Dakota
Sep 24 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 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 30 Belleville Main Street Marathon Marathon Belleville, IL
Oct 1 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 1

MO' Cowbell Marathon
Marathon: Ed Doney (first marathon)

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 1 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 1 Maine Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Portland, ME
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 8 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 15 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 15 Green Mountain Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon South Hero, VT
Oct 21 Kansas City Marathon 5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 22 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 22 Atlantic City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Atlantic City, NJ
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 Good Life Halfsy
Scott Gray
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE
Oct 29 Spooky Sprint Half(aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Maathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 4 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 4-5 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 5 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 5 Bass Pro Shops
Marathon: Jim McDermott, Josiah Peterson
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 5 St. Louis Half Marathon
Half: Ed Doney
5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 5 New York City Marathon
Jesse Shields
Marathon New York, NY
Nov 11 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 11 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K Lampe, MO
Nov 12 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 12 Cotton Land Marathon
Todd Raney, Mark Kempf
Marathon West Monroe, LA  (home of "Duck Dynasty")
Nov 18 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 18 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 19 Route 66 Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray; Jayna Gray
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 19 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 2 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 2 Southernmost Marathon
Angela Martin
Marathon & Half
Rescheduled from Oct. 7th due to Hurricane Irma damage
Key West, FL
Dec 2 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 2 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Panama City Beach Marathon
Aaron Koeppen, Gary Braman
Marathon/Half/5K Panama City Beach, FL
Dec 9 You Don't Know Jack
100K: Scott Page, Alysia Maschino, Jen Wiethop (Curtis Wehmeyer possible)
50K:  Payton Bartlett
200K/100K/75K/50K/25K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 10 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 10 Honolulu Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Honolulu, HI
Dec 16 Hawaii Bird Conservation Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon (inaugural race) Volcano to Hilo, Hawaii
Dec 16 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 30 Run for the Ranch
Marathon: Scott Page possible
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       
2018
Jan19-20 David's Trail Endurance Run
50K: Gary Braman
Friday night:  11K (new for 2018)
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
March 4 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
March 24 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
May Ha Ha Half Marathon Trail half marathon Ha Ha Tonka State Park
June 9 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K and 10K Eldon, MO
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
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
Ironman Texas Triathlon
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run The Woodlands, TX
Apr 23 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 7

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 14 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 21 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 11 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 17 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 17 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 8 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 9 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 9 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 29 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 29 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 6 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 11 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug12 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 10 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 16 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
Sep 24 Border Wars Triathlon(Cancelled) 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Sep 24 Ironman Chattanooga Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Chattanooga, TN
Oct 15 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
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Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Jan 15 Rocheport Roubaix 30, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 10 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 29 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 13 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 21 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 21 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
May 27-28 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 3 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 3 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
Jun 10-16 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Weston to Louisiana, MO
June 10 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 17 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
June 24 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

2017
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 31 Lake Race "Paddle Battle" Paddleboard races Lake of the Ozarks
June 10-11 Osage Howler
Trevor Dowdney (61 miles)
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
       



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