Boston Marathon 2017 cutoff: The Boston Marathon announced on Wednesday that they accepted applications for the 2017 race from runners who beat their respective age-group qualifying standard by 2 minutes and 9 seconds or more. Jim McDermott was the only Lake-area runner who was eligible to apply, but he decided not to. Jim beat his qualifying standard by 53 seconds, but we learned today that that still wouldn't have been enough.

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Pete's Feet Across America: Day 17 (Wednesday, September 28th).    Pete Kostelnick cut it short on Wednesday.  He ran only 69 miles, compared to his usual 70.  Give him a break, though.  He's in central Colorado where the altitude is nearly 10,000 feet--the highest he'll be facing during his transcontinental record attempt.   He's now completed 1,143 miles.

You can follow him on his live tracker or his Facebook page.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 1-2

To borrow a now-familiar term, this is a yuuuuuuuuge race weekend coming up, as is just about every weekend for the next six weeks.  For the first time in months, there are plenty of long races from which to choose.  The weather forecast for this weekend looks fantastic, so get out and enjoy it.  Cold, nasty weather will be here before you know it. 

In the Lake area, we have two 5Ks to choose from, both on Saturday morning. 

The Vern Frank Memorial Walk/Run, a part of Versailles' Olde Tyme Apple Festival, starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Versailles High School.

In Eldon, the Eldon Mustangs Alumni 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 a.m. (registration opens at 7:30 a.m.) at the Eldon Career Center.

Details about both of the 5Ks can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

If you're looking for something a little longer, give some thought to the Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K in Waynesville on Saturday.   This year, they've added the Leap Frog 5K on Friday evening in case you head down on Friday. 

Elsewhere:

Jefferson City:

Spirit of Wipro 5K, Saturday
Missouri State Employee Strive for Wellness 5K, Saturday

Waynesville:

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Saturday (Leap Frog 5K on Friday evening)  (LOTO participants: Alysia Maschino, Kristin Muff and Jen Wiethop)

Columbia:

Roots 'n' Blues 'n' BBQ Half Marathon & 10K, Saturday

Warrensburg:

Run the Burg Half Marathon & 5K/10K, Saturday

Stockton State Park:

Haulin' Bass 8K/15K Trail Races, Sunday

Branson:

Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K, Saturday

Springfield & vicinity:

Panther Run (5K/10K/15K), Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

KC Running Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

MO' Cowbell Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
Tour de Wildwood bicycle rides, Sunday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

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

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KYLEIGH PHILLIPS MEMORIAL 5K & HALF MARATHON (updated September 26th)

While fall officially arrived two days earlier, warm and humid summer weather held on long enough to make it a brutally tough day for those who competed at the third annual Kyleigh Phillips Memorial 5K & Half Marathon on Saturday. Forty-two runners and walkers--including 20 for the half marathon and 22 for the 5K--participated in the race that started at the Tri-County YMCA in Osage Beach. 

The race was a benefit for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which is a leading treatment and research center for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  The race's namesake, Kyleigh Phillips, passed away in 2015 at the age of three following a battle with a rare form of cancer.   

The temperature was 73°, with 80% relative humidity, at the 9:00 a.m. start, and reached the low 80s by 11:00.   This was the ninth half marathon ever held at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the weather conditions for this race were clearly the toughest.  The relatively slow finish times reflect it. 

For the second year in a row, Nigher Alfaro and Melissa Martinez were the overall male and female winners of the half marathon.  Nigher, who suffered leg cramps that reduced him to a walk at times, finished in 1:49:55--over 17 minutes slower than last year's winning time of 1:32:45.  Fifty-six year-old marvel John Sykes was closing in on Nigher the last few miles, but finished 28 seconds behind, in 1:50:23.


Men's winner Nigher Alfaro (left) and John Sykes.

Melissa Martinez crossed the line in 1:57:30.  That was only slightly slower than her 1:55:53 finish last year.   (Jim McDermott isn't listed in the race results at this time, but he ran and finished alongside Melissa.)


Jim McDermott and women's two-time champion
Melissa Martinez ran together from start to finish.

The 5K had two first-time winners.  Derek Calhoon of Centralia and Kris Williams of Camdenton were the men's and women's winners in 20:31 and 26:39, respectively.

    
5K overall winners Derek Calhoon and Kris Williams.

Complete race results can be found here.

Other than the heat, the big story of this race was the participation by a large, wonderful group of runners from the Greater Missouri Team 413 Gracerunner Project.  Their spirit and encouragement was like nothing we've ever really seen at a Lake-area race.   Their call to form a reception line for the final finishers was especially cool--and inspiring.


The Team 413 runners gathered for a post-race photo. 
(A few were missing when the photo was taken.)


The final finishers get an inspiring welcome.

Many more race photos can be viewed here.

A big "thanks" goes to Curtis and Tami Wehmeyer and all of their volunteers for another great race.  Included among those volunteers were some from the Nike Factory Store, (Nike also graciously provides volunteers for Bridge & Dam.)

Miscellaneous notes from the race:

April Leonard will have to wait another year to try to add the Tokyo Marathon to her list of World Marathon Majors finishes.    April has finished Chicago, New York, London and Berlin, and needs only Tokyo and Boston to finish the set.  Tokyo had an incredible 320,000 applications--nearly 10 for each of the roughly 35,000 slots available.

John and Melinda Sykes both started running only three years ago, and are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet.  As fit and fast as he is, you'd never know that John once weighed 235 pounds and was a smoker. He's currently training like a maniac for his first marathon at Waddell & Reed Kansas City on October 15th.  He ran 19 miles on Friday--another warm, humid day--before Saturday's half marathon.  (We may have to have an intervention for John at some point.)

Finally, ~~~~ Healing vibes ~~~~ to Margie Gunter, who's out of action for at least a month following shoulder surgery that was required after this summer's bike crash.  Margie was at the race to cheer everbody on. 

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2016 ARCHIVES

2015 ARCHIVES

2014 ARCHIVES

2013 ARCHIVES

2012 ARCHIVES

2011 ARCHIVES

2010 ARCHIVES

2009 ARCHIVES

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ELDON MUSTANGS ALUMNI 5K RUN/WALK (posted August 10th)  

The fourth annual Eldon Mustangs Alumni 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 1st, at the Eldon Career Center.  (The center is located at 112 S. Pine St., two blocks west of the Eldon Public Safety Building where some of Eldon's other 5Ks begin.)  The run/walk will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:30 a.m. 

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of September 23rd.  After that date, the entry fee is $20.  Only those who pre-register by September 23rd can be guaranteed a t-shirt. 

Click to download a registration form in .docx or .pdf format.

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VERN FRANK MEMORIAL / OLDE TYME APPLE FESTIVAL 5K (posted September 15th)

The Vern Frank Memorial Walk/Run, a part of Versailles' Olde Tyme Apple Festival, and sponsored by the Versailles Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held on Saturday, October 1st, at the Versailles High School. The 5K and Super Senior 5K (for those 60 and over) begin at 7:00 a.m., and a two-mile walk starts at 7:15 a.m.  A half-mile kids fun run starts at 8:15 a.m. 

Click to download a registration form.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by September 16th.  (Sorry, but I only learned of the event details today.)

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PREGNANCY HELP CENTER 5K RUN/WALK FOR LIFE (posted September 7th)

Please note:  This event has been held for several years but, as sometimes happens with small non-profits, they really didn't get the word out to the local running community, and participation suffered. Here's hoping that they can get a much bigger turnout this year.)

The Pregnancy Help Center of the Lake of the Ozarks, with locations in Camdenton and Laurie, is holding a 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 8th. The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration opening at 8:00 a.m., at the Woods Supermarket (formerly Paul's) in Lake Ozark.

The entry fee is $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event.

Click to download a flyer, registration form or a runner/walker pledge form.

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SUPPORT FOR SANDY 5K RUN/WALK (posted August 31st) 

A 5K run/walk is being held to help Sandy Horton, who's undergoing treatment for breast cancer.  The Support for Sandy 5K is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th at the Tuscumbia City Park (map). 

The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.

The registration fee is $20 if you register before October 1st.  After that date, the fee rises to $25.  The entry fee for kids ages 12-and-under is $10.  T-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who pre-register and pay by October 1st. 

Click for a registration form or flyer.

A chili dinner will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The cost for adults is $10; children ages 10 and under pay $5.

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PUMKIN CHUNKIN PALOOZA FUN RUN/WALK (posted September 11th)

Four Lake-area Rotary International clubs will be holding a 5K fun run/walk and a 2.5K kids' run as part of their Pumkin Chunkin Palooza fall festival at the Ozarks Amphitheater on Saturday, October 15th.  The run/walk will start at 9:00 a.m., with registration opening at 8:00 a.m.  The cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. 

A registration form can be downloaded here.

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ZOMBIE 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK (posted September 26th)

The Eldon Mustang Wellness Committee will be sponsoring its third annual Zombie 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk for kids and adults on Saturday, October 15th. The event will start at 5:00 p.m. at Mustang Memorial Park located at the Eldon Middle School.  Race-day registration opens at 4:00 p.m.

The event is free to all participants.  Race participants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

For complete details, click for a race flyer.

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MISSOURI CAN RUN! 5K RUN/WALK (posted September 22nd)

The Missouri Community Action Network is hosting the Missouri CAN Run! 5K Run/Walk in Jefferson City on Saturday, October 15th.   The event is being held at the Shoe Carnival store at 3535 Missouri Blvd.  (Shoe Carnival is the primary event sponsor and will give participants a 30% store discount.)  The run starts at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. 

The entry fee is $10. To be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day, you must register by September 30th.

Download a race flyer and registration form here.

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CRUSH PANCREATIC CANCER 5K FUN RUN/WALK & CHILI COOK-OFF (posted August 31st)

The Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk & Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, October 15th 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 pre-registration fee is $25 per person, or $60 for a family of up to four persons.  On race day, those fees rise to $35 and $70, respectively.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before September 30th.

Download a 5K registration form here.

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.  The registration deadline is October 14th.

Download a chili cook-off registration form here.

Proceeds from both events will go to the Lustgarten Foundation to support research for a cure for pancreatic cancer.  Everyone is encouraged to wear purple on the day of the event.

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GIVE 'EM THE BIRD 5K RUN & 1-MILE FUN WALK (posted July 23rd)

Versailles Total Fitness' sixth annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run and 1-mile fun walk will be held on Saturday, November 5th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness at 131 N. Monroe (course map).  As in previous years, proceeds from the event will go to Food for Morgan County to help local families in need during the holiday season.

Give 'Em The Bird has the biggest "wow" factor of any 5K in the Lake area, including a live radio broadcast and music by race co-sponsor KS95.1, a live singing of the national anthem, a chorale group singing on the steps of the Second Baptist Church, plenty of course support from the police, firefighters, and volunteers along the closed course, chip timing, really nice technical t-shirts, and a fun kids race.  This race really is the Super Bowl of Lake-area 5Ks, and it perennially attracts a big field with some of the fastest runners in the area. 

Registration is now open online, or you can download a registration form from the race webpage to mail to or drop off at Versailles Total Fitness.   The entry fee is $25 if you register on or before October 29th.  The fee rises to $35 beginning October 30th.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 21st

A quarter-mile kids run is also planned.  There's no entry fee, but also no t-shirt, for participants.  They will, however, receive finishers ribbons.   

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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 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, John Sykes, Jason Kolb, Marvin Bescheinen
5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 15-16 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
Megan Hendrickson
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
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 6 St. Louis Half Marathon 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 Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 12 Longview Half Marathon Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 13 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor, Tara Grantham
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 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
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 50K/Marathon/Half/25K/15K Carthage, MO
Dec 3 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
Marathon: Todd Raney, Scott Page, Heather Miller
Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 3 Panama City Beach Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Panama City Beach, FL
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
       
       

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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
       
  Ironman Texas Triathlon    

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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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 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 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, 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)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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April 22 - Run for the Children

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