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LOTO Runners Christmas Light Run:  All are invited to come out Wednesday (12/12) evening to run from Pappo's Pizzeria to the Osage Beach City Park to see the Christmas light displays, and then back to Pappo's for some holiday cheer.   Meet at Pappo's (next door to Wobbly Boots BBQ) at 6:00 p.m.

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HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K ST. LOUIS  (posted December 9th)


Three chocoholics from the Lake area were in St. Louis on a chilly Sunday morning to run in the popular Hot Chocolate 15K/5K. St. Louis is one of nearly twenty stops in the Hot Chocolate series of events held around the country.

Angela Martin finished the 15K in 1:25:54, placing 16th (of 230) in the women's 45-49 age group. Further back in the same age group was Laura Barnhart, who placed 197th with a 2:09:21 finish time.

Pete Groce was the first of our locals to finish the 15K, crossing the line in 1:21:34 and placing 18th (of 74) in the men's 50-54 age group.

Complete race results can be found here. (Note: Race results were not searchable by city, so it was impractical to look through nearly 7,800 finishers to find just those from the Lake area.  If I missed anyone, you know the drill.)

Total participation was down 7% from last year, and down 30% from 2016's inaugural race. 

  2016 2017 2018
15K
3,673
3,062
2,784
5K
7,417
5,311
4,979
    Total
11,090
8,373
7,763

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THE SKIPPO (posted December 9th) 

Congratulations to John Shelby for an age-group victory at The Skippo Trail Race on Saturday at Castlewood State Park in west St. Louis County.   John topped 9 others in the men's 50-54 age group with a 10K winning time of 54:28.

Complete results can be found here.

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SANTA CAUSE 5K (posted December 9th) 

While in Peoria, Illinois this weekend to visit her sister, Jade Fletcher ran in a race-issued Santa Claus suit (it was mandatory for all runners) at the Santa Cause 5K. The suit slowed her down a bit, and Jade finished in 23:51, placing 4th (of 19) in the women's 11-20 age group.

Complete race results are here.  Hopefully, photos from the event will be posted at its Facebook page.

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36 HOURS OF JACK (posted December 9th) 

Three Lake-area runners and a couple of our more distant friends competed at the 36 Hours of Jack (Facebook page) in Carthage this weekend.   Here are their results:

36 HOURS OF JACK
CARTHAGE, MISSOURI
DECEMBER 8-9, 2018
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA RUNNERS
Name
City
Finish Time
Division result
80K:
Melissa Martinez Crocker
10:45:01
1st of 3 females
Jason Crockett Camdenton
11:21:14
3rd of 5 males
 
50K:
Ed Green Lebanon
6:51:54
9th of 10 males
 
15K:
Scott Gray Eldon
2:56:52
5th of 6 males
Margie Gunter Osage Beach
3:31:52
11th of 11 females
 

Complete results can be found here.

The biggest news coming out of the race is that, for the first time in its history, the race has a 200K finisher.  Shane Sundermann of Lincoln, Nebraska finished in 32:02:04, a pace of 15:28 per mile.

Shown below are the number of finishers, by distance, in the four-year history of the race.  (It was known as "You Don't Know Jack" in 2015 and 2016.)

36 HOURS OF JACK
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
5K
-
-
7
5
15K
52
28
10
19
25K
50
33
27
-
30K
-
-
-
13
42.2K
3
-
-
-
50K
41
17
23
18
75K
-
6
4
-
80K
-
-
-
8
50-Mile
-
4
-
-
100K
-
2
6
6
100-Mile
-
-
7
4
200K
-
-
-
1
Total
146
90
84
74

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4 FORE 30 (updated December 2nd) 

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The inaugural 4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) held this past weekend at Lake Valley Golf Club was, by a huge margin, the longest footrace ever held in the Lake area in terms of both distance and duration. In fact, had the race gone to its limit of 30 hours (i.e. 120 miles), it would also have been, to the best of my knowledge, the second longest footrace ever completed in the state of Missouri, just four miles shy of the longest—the 36 Hours of Jack 200K held in Carthage. (Any takers for a 4 Fore 32?)

The race was a "last man standing" type race, where physical and mental endurance mostly trump speed.  At the top of each hour, competitors take off on a four-mile course, and get one hour in which to complete it.  Those who fail to do so are eliminated from the race, while the others line up to do it again, and again, and again, until 30 hours have elapse or just one runner remains, whichever comes first.  (If it comes down to a 30th hour, the first person to finish that final hour is the winner.)

Proceeds from the race benefit Kids' Harbor, a Lake-area based nonprofit that assists victims of child abuse.

The 4 Fore 30 starting line at 5:59 a.m. To the relief of all, strong thunderstorms that hit the Lake area hours earlier had moved out, leaving clear skies and ideal running temperatures in the upper 40s to upper 50s the remainder of the morning.  Cloudy,. chilly and windy weather took its place in the afternoon, and it only got colder during the night.

Thirty-six competitors, including 21 from outside the Lake area, and split 26 men to 10 women, toed the starting line. The two oldest were in their 60s, and two youngest were under 17.

Of the 36 who started, one-third completed a race distance equivalent to somewhere between a 50K and 100K.  Nine did more than that, while 15 did less. The table below shows the number of competitors who, based on the miles they completed, would have finished a conventiona race distance.

4 FORE 30
CAMDENTON, MISSOURI
DECEMBER 1, 2018

DISTRIBUTION OF COMPETITORS BY NUMBER OF MILES COMPLETED,
GROUPED ACCORDING TO CONVENTIONAL RACE DISTANCES
Conventional Race Distance
Number of
competitors
completing this distance
Half marathon or less (0 to 13.1 miles)
1
Half marathon to marathon (13.1 to 26.2 miles)
8
Marathon to 50K (26.2 to 31.0 miles)
6
50K to 100K (31.0 to 62 miles)
12
Over 100K (over 62 miles)
9
   Total
36

Perhaps it was the favorable weather conditions, or maybe they got caught up in the excitement or inspiration of their fellow competitors, but many of our local runners ran longer than their pre-race expectations or plans.  A number even set new personal distance records.  Listed below are some of the new records known to us (please let me know of any corrections or additions):

Ryan Page - 16 miles (previous high: 13.1)
Katie Roberts - 28 miles (previous high: 13.1)
Stacy Roberts - 28 miles (previous high: 13.1)
Rob Kucsik - 32 miles (previous high: 26.2)
Nigher Alfaro - 36 miles (previous high: 26.2)
Tucker Seise - 44 miles (previous high: 13.1)
John Shelby - 64 miles (previous high: 50)
Joel Reed - 64 miles (previous high not known)

We suspect that Elaine Mallahan (40 miles), Michael Korst (40 miles), and Colin Cronin (64 miles) may have set new personal distance records, as well.

A group photo of those just about to start hour #8. Everyone in this group, plus a few who showed up too late for the photo, would finish with at least 32 miles, and some would go on for many more. 

It's a bit sad that, in a race of this type, there can be only one winner.  The second-place, third-place, etc., finishers cover extraordinary distances and push themselves to their personal limits, but to do that and come up short must be more than a little disheartening.

The overall winner of the race was Andy Emerson of Columbia.  Andy is no stranger to “last man standing” races, after competing in Lazarus Lake's Big Backyard Ultra in Tennessee in four of the last five years.  (He completed 104 miles in 2014, 91.6 in 2016, 100 in 2017, and a personal best of 112.5 miles in 27 hours this past October.) Andy's experience and fitness for this type of race obviously worked to his advantage, and he completed 88 miles in winning the inaugural 4 Fore 30. Chris Boyle completed 84, and lined up alongside Andy for the start of the 22nd hour, but soon thereafter decided not to continue. (It's mind-boggling to think that Andy's 88 miles/22 hours is only one-third of the 283 miles/68 hours that it took to win this year's Big Backyard Ultra.)

The top female was Gabrie Burriss, a 24 year-old from Stilwell, Kansas.  Gabrie completed 68 miles.  It appears that she, too, set a personal distance record--a 50-miler in September looks to be her longest prior race.

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Overall winner Andy Emerson (88 miles) and top female Gabrie Burriss (68 miles).

Complete race results can be found here.

Congratulations to everyone who raced.  It was inspiring to see people continually push themselves to achieve personal goals, despite their obvious pain and suffering.

A big "thanks" goes to Alysia Maschino and Scott Pagefor creating the race and running it flawlessly, to Margie Gunter and the other volunteers who help support the event, and to Lake Valley Golf Club for indulging a bunch of crazy people who will run in circles for hours in December for a golf ball and a t-shirt.

Over 400 more photos from the race can be found here. Here's a list participants, sorted by bib number, in case you wish to learn the name of someone appearing in a photo.

4 Fore 30 made the front page of the Lake Sun.

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CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON (posted December 2nd) 


Almost exactly one year after running his very first ultramarathon, Payton Bartlett decided to run his first marathon.   Most runners go through a steady progression of longer distances, but 18 year-olds don't pay much attention to conventional wisdom.

On Sunday, Payton finished the California International Marathon in Sacramento in an outstanding 3:14:43, taking fifth (of 29) in the men's 19-and-under age group. That's the fastest marathon of any Lake-area runner this year. (Payton is from Lake Ozark, and is a freshman at the University of Wyoming.)   Payton was three minutes shy of breaking Casey O'Connor's record of 3:11:22 for males 19 and under in the Lake area.

The California International Marathon is popular among fast runners, due in part to its net downhill course.  Over 8,000 runners participated in this year's event, with fourteen finishing in under 2:15:00. 

Complete race results can be found here.

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NEW LAKE AREA RECORD-HOLDERS  (posted December 1st)

Congratulations to Katie and Stacy Roberts, who on Saturday set a new Lake-area record for the most miles raced in a year by a married couple.   At 4 Fore 30, Katie and Stacy each ran 28 miles--a personal distance record for both--bringing their combined mileage for the year (at races 10K or longer) to 287.6 miles, and smashing the previous record of 248.5 miles set by Jayna and Scott Gray in 2015.

The Lake area's record-holding "runningest couple", Katie and Stacy Roberts.

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ST. JUDE MEMPHIS MARATHON WEEKEND  (posted December 1st)


Jayna and Scott Gray were apparently the only Lake-area runners among the 25,000 who participated in this year's St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.  Despite the start of the race being delayed 30 minutes due to a thunderstorm in the area, Scott reports that they still ended up getting soaked not long after the gun finally went off, although the weather gradually improved after that. 

Jayna and Scott ran the 10K together, and finished in 1:52:46.  That placed Jayna 302nd (of 318) in the women's 35-39 age group.  An age-group place wasn't shown for Scott.

Complete race results can be found here.

Jayna and Scott Gray at the St. Jude finish line.

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RUNNING OF THE ELVES 5K RUN/WALK (posted December 1st)  

Twenty-five runners and walkers--about half the number from last year--came out to the Camdenton Square on a beautiful, mild December morning on Saturday for the third annual Running of the Elves 5K.

After taking her very first overall victory at this same race one year ago, Jade Fletcher made it two in a row, winning this year in 24:08.  (Jade competed in the youth division; Jodi Wolfe was the first female behind Jade, finishing in 28:26.)  For the men, Jamy Sloan of Osage Beach took the top spot with a 28:53 finish. 

   
Overall winners Jade Fletcher and Jamy Sloan.

Additional photos from the race can be found here.

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Save the date:   A just-announced 5K is coming to Eldon on Saturday, December 15th. The Eldon Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter will be hosting a 5K that will start at the air park at 8:00 a.m.  The cost will be $25, with proceeds benefiting the MU Women's and Children's Hospital in Columbia.  A flyer and registration form with more information are forthcoming.

Please note:  Despite my request, as of December 9th, I've received no further information about the event. At this time, I'm not even certain that it's happening.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K (posted November 12th)

Registration is now open for the Trail of Four Winds 25K trail race scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  

Visit the race's UltraSignup page for more information about the race, and to register.

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (posted November 21st)

The second annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 8th at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon.   The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council.

For 2019, a 5K option is being added to the 15K and 10K offerings.

Registration will open in December.  Additional details are forthcoming, and will be posted at the race's Facebook page when available.   (Like and share the Facebook page by December 22nd and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a free entry to any distance you choose.)

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
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Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2017 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Dec 1 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 1 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 1 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 1 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
10K: Jayna Gray, Scott Gray
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 8-9
The Skippo Trail Race
10K: John Shelby
10K/20K/30K
Rescheduled from November 3-4
St. Louis, MO
Dec 8 36 Hours of Jack
200K/100K/80K/50K/30K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 9 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 15 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 29 Run for the Ranch
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       
2019
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Jan 20 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 18-19 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 20 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 19 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 26 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 2 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 9 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 10 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 10 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
Feb 16 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 16 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Feb 23 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 23 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 23 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Endurance Runs 100 miles and 100K Hot Springs, AR
March 2 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 3 Quivering Quads Trail Race Half Marathon;
50K added for 2019
Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 3 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 9 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 10 Racing for Daylight Ultra Event See listing Waynesville, MO
March 10 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 16 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 17 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 15,16,17 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 24 Sedalia Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 30 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
March 24 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 25 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon, 7K & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 31 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
March 30 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; Double Down (half+10K) and All-In (half+10K+5K) Challenges Lake Ozark, MO
April 6 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Boonville, MO
April 6 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 6 Ozark Foothills 50K/25K 50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 6 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 6 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Springdale, AR
April 7 GO! St. Louis (See blue-flagged list of LOTO participants) Marathon/Half/10K St. Louis, MO
April 7 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 4-8 Super Awesome! MIssouri Edition Choose among five races in five days (5K/10K, Half, 26.2K, Marathon, 50K) Sikeston, MO
April 12-13 The 24 Hour Lions Roar 6/12/24 hour run and relays Columbia, MO
April 13 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 13 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 14 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 20 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 20 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 27 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 27 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 28 New Jersey Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Oceanport, NJ
April 28 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 4 Trail of Four Winds 25K 25K trail run Lake of the Ozarks State Park
May 5

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 11 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 11 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 18
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 18 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 18 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 26 Vermont City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & relays Burlington, VT
June 1 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 1 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 1 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 7.7-mile & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 2 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 2 War Eagle Trail Running Festival 50K/25K/10K Hobbs State Park, Rogers, AR
June 9 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K and 10K Eldon, MO
June 9 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 10 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 22 Grandma's Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray
Marathon/Half 5K Duluth, MN
July 14 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 15 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Half Marathon Blue Springs, MO
July 21 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 29 Show-Me State Games Road Race 5K/10K Columbia, MO
Aug 17 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Aug 25 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
Aug 25 Go Girl Run - Kansas Ctiy Half Marathon & 5K (women only) Kansas City, MO
Aug 29 - Sep 2 A Race for the Ages Endurance run Manchester, TN
Sep 1 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 2 Heart of America Marathon Marathon Columbia, MO
Sep 8 Katy Trail 50/50 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100
No 2018 race;
returns in 2019
50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 15 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 22 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K/10K Rolla, MO
Sep 22 Equinox Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run Half Marathon & 10K Kansas City, MO
Sep 22 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 28 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival 10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Run the Burg(cancelled) 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Sep 29 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 28 Belleville Main Street Marathon Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 29 Rockin' Rockwoods Trail Race 53K and Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Sep 30 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 5 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 6 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 6 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 6 MO' Cowbell Marathon
5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 12 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 13 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 13 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 13 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Oct 19 Big's Backyard Ultra Last man standing race Belt Buckle, TN
Oct 19 Kansas City Marathon
5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 20 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 20 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 28 Spooky Sprint Half (aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Marathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 2 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2-3 The Skippo Trail Race
10K/20K/30K
St. Louis, MO
Nov 3 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 3 Bass Pro Shops
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 3 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 3 New York City Marathon Marathon New York, NY
Nov 10 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 10 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K Lampe, MO
Nov 10 Sanders Saunter
50K/25K/10K trail races Lawrence, KS
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Gobbler Grind Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 16 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 17 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 17 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 18 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 24 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 1 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 1 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 1 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia, MO
Dec 1 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 2 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 8 36 Hours of Jack
200K/100K/80K/50K/30K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 9 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 15 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 29 Run for the Ranch
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2019
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Apr 22 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
May 5

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 12 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 5K or 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 12 Kansas City Triathlon
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 20K bike, 5K run
Kansas City, MO
May 20 St. Louis Triathlon Sprint:  750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
St. Louis, MO
May 26 Iron Horse Duathlon Duathlon:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run Parsons, KS
June 3 Legend Free State Tri

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

Lawrence, KS
June 10 Jefferson City Triathlon &
Duathlon
Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon: 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Jefferson City, MO
June 15 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 16 Topeka Tinman Triathlon Short course: 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 19-mile bike, 7-mile run
Topeka, KS
Jun 24 Neosho Sprint Triathlon
2018 race cancelled; to return in 2019
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
Jun 24 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
Jun 30 Heartland Heat Triathlon 400-meter pool, 12-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
July 7 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 8 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 8 Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon Short course: 500-meter swim, 9-mile bike, 3.2-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 18-mile bike, 4.5-mile run
Shawnee, KS
July 15 Ballwin Triathlon 300-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike and 3.4-mile run Ballwin (St. Louis), MO
July 15 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 21 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 22 Show-Me State Games Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
July 28 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon:  500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon:  1.5-mile run, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Smithville, MO
July 28 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Aug 5 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge Short course: 500-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 20.8-mile bike, 10K run
Stockton, MO
Aug 5 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 10 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug11 Republic Tiger Tri Super Sprint: 150-yard swim; 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Classic Sprint: 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Republic, MO
Aug 11 Warrensburg Triathlon (cancelled) 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 18 Lake St. Louis Triathlon Short course:  0.25-mile swim, 12.3-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
Long course: 0.93-mile swim, 24-mile bike, 10K run
Lake St. Louis, MO
Sep 9 Legend Ad Astra Triathlon Sprint:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Legend 70:  1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 22 Redman Triathlon Full:  2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
Half: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 23 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
Date
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Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Feb 23 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 27 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
April 30 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 12 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 20 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 19-20 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
May 26-27 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 29 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo
Cancelled
20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 2 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 2 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 9 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 16 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Jun 17-22 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Weston to Louisiana, MO
June 23 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 21 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 21 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Callaway County, MO
July 29 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, MO
July 29 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 4 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 5 Moonlight Ramble (cancelled for 2018) 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 25 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 25 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Aug 31 - Sep 2 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 8 Pony Express120 Gravel Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 8-9 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 23 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 29 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Sep 29 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 29-30 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 6 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 13-14 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 20 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 20 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 4 Red Dog 100
(cancelled)
Gravel road race Jefferson City, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
Date
Race Name & River
Distance(s) & Boat Type
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
May 12 Spring 12 Race 12 miles Osage River--Mari-Osa to Bonnots Mill
June 9 MO River Ramble 26-mile fun paddle Jefferson City to Chamois on the Missouri River
June 12 Lake Race "Paddle Battle" Paddleboard races Lake of the Ozarks
June 30-
July 1
Osage Howler
Race: 61 miles
Fun Run: 14 miles
Osage River
Aug 25 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Sep 8 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Sep 29 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, 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
Oct 27 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       

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