Quickie:  Ultramax Sports says they're going to be expanding the number of Go Girl Run events beyond Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and Oklahoma City (which debuts in March 2015).   I would guess that St. Louis and Tulsa would be the first cities added. Ultramax normally announces its schedule of events near the beginning of the year, so we should know for certain within a few months.

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MILLER COUNTY 4-H CLOVER 5K RUN/WALK (posted September 30th)

(I discovered this event just tonight while perusing the RunJeffCity.org website.)

The Miller County 4-H Council is sponsoring the Miller Country 4-H Clover 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 4th.  The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Eldon Career Center at 101 S. Pine Street in Eldon.  Registration will be open from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m.   The entry fee is $25, or $20 for 4-H members.

Please note that this will not be a timed event.

Click for a flyer/registration form.

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The Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival 5K will be held this coming Saturday, October 4th, at the Versailles High School.  The 5K and Super Senior 5K begin at 7:00 a.m.  A two-mile walk starts at 7:15 a.m., and a half-mile kids fun run starts at 8:15 a.m.  The entry fee is $30 (although they didn't specify if that applies to all events.)   Make checks or money orders payable to the Vern Frant Memorial Scholarship Fund.  (If you have any further questions, let me know and I'll pass along some phone numbers of those who can answer them.) 

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(October, already? Where has the time gone?!!!)

It's another busy weekend ahead of us.

There are three 5Ks in the Lake area this weekend.  All are on Saturday morning, so you'll have to choose among them.  In Versailles, there's the Old Tyme Apple Festival 5K that starts at 7:00 a.m. at Versailles High School.  At the Linn Creek city park, the Camden County Child Advocacy Council's Fall Into Awareness 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. (registration opens at 7:15 a.m.)  Also starting at 8:00 a.m. is the Miller County 4-H Clover 5K in Eldon.  

Also in the Lake area this weekend is the fifth annual 2 Dam Days paddling race.  There are four separate races, including the two-day, 82-mile Unlimited race for two separate divisions; the Sweet Sixteen 15.5-mile race on Saturday; and the Anything Goes 3.5-mile race, also on Saturday.   We have a number of locals doing the latter two races.



Run for their Lives 5K Run & 1-Mile Memory Walk, Sunday


Frog Hill Half Marathon, Saturday
(LOTO participants:  Todd Raney)

St. Robert:

Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run, Sunday

Jefferson City:

Missouri State Employee 5K, Saturday
Pink Up the Pace 5K, Sunday afternoon


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K, Saturday
Red Shoe Ride bike rides, Saturday
Rock Bridge Revenge trail runs (sold out), Saturday

Springfield and southwest Missouri:

Panther Run (5K/10K/15K), Saturday
Other running events
Bass Pro Shops Tour de Bass bike rides, Sunday

St. Charles:

MO' Cowbell Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Sunday
(LOTO participants: Pete Groce and April Leonard (marathon); Sue Barry and Jayna Gray (half marathon); and Scott Gray (5K))

St. Louis area:   

Border Wars Triathlon, Sunday
Running events

Kansas City area: 

Running events

The head honchos of the Lake Area Runners did the Quad Cities Marathon last weekend, but Lord knows they won't be able to just sit around and rest this weekend.  Check out their Facebook page to see what they'll be up to.

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The first annual Night Glow Costume Crawl fun run/walk, benefiting Camdenton High School's Pride of the Lake Marching Band, will be held on Saturday, October 25th, at Bob Shore Stadium (map).  The run/walk starts at 6:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $20, or $50 for families or groups of four.  Kids ages 8 and under are free, but an optional t-shirt is available for $10 each.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed on the day of the event for those registering by October 9th (or, if registering by mail, postmarked by October 7th).  T-shirts can be ordered at the event for later delivery.

For complete details about the event, or to download a flyer/registration form, click here.

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Spectacular weather was accompanied by an equally spectacular performance at the Turkey Trot & Stride for Pride 5K Run/Walk in Eldon on Saturday (September 27th).  Approximately 100 runners and walkers turned out for an event that produced what's believed to be the fastest women's 5K finish time in Lake-area history. 

The starting line.  (Click on photo for a larger image.)

Lizzy Handschy, a recent Washington University graduate and WU cross country runner now living in the Lake area, finished the 5K in an incredible 18:25. That was over two minutes faster than the previous course (and Lake-area) record of 20:33 set by Shelby Lile at the Independence Day 5K in 2010.  Shelby shared the Lake-area women's record with Jill Durnin, who ran a 20:33 at the St. Patrick's Day 5K in 2012 on the other Eldon 5K course.

An 18:25 5K finish time places Lizzy among the fastest female runners in the state.   By way of example, at the Bass Pro 5K last November, that finish time would have placed her second among all 648 female finishers.  Only the phenomenal Kimi Reed finished faster than that.

Lizzy easily took the overall victory.  The top male runner was Ryan Bennett, who finished in 18:51.

Overall winners Lizzy Handschy and Ryan Bennett.

Results for top finishers are normally posted within a few days on the Eldon Parks & Recreation webpage. I'll link to them once their available.

Here are a few more photos from the race.  Many more can be found in the gallery.



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ST. ANTHONY'S RUN FOR HOPE 5K RUN/WALK (updated September 28th)

Everyone had a wonderful time at Saturday's (September 27th) Run for Hope sponsored by St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Camdenton.  Proceeds from the event will benefit five local charitable organizations, including Helping Hands Homeless Shelter; Lamb House food pantry; Habitat for Humanity; Medical Missions for Christ; and Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV).

A smiling, but messy, crowd poses for a photo at the finish line.
(Click on a photo for a larger image.)

The top four finishers, in order (left to right):  Nigher Alfaro (who found the post-race hamburger so good, he declined to share it with his daughter, leaving her to munch on her thumb), Blake Dymond (25:24), Ethan Folks, and Johnathan Scars (29:30).

Below are just a couple photos from the event.  Many more photos can be found here.

Thanks go to Dr. Maria Bernabe and all of the other folks at St. Anthony's for putting on such a fun event, and the Knights of Columbus for coming out to cook hamburgers and hot dogs for us. Combined with all the baked goods offered for a nominal donation, this was one event where you likely consumed more calories than you expended, but it was well worth it.

Even the Knights of Columbus got into the party atmosphere.  Click on the photo below to view a short video clip.

Finally, it was nice that Virgina Mueller, the mayor of Linn Creek, came out to welcome us, and for police chief Trevor Dowdney to paint a welcome to St. Anthony's on the street. Sadly, in the Lake area, it's virtually unheard of for city officials to appear at a race in their town.  

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ROOTS 'n BLUES 'n BBQ HALF MARATHON & 10K (posted September 28th)

The Lake area had six runners who finished Saturday's (September 27th) Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Half Marathon in Columbia. Their results are shown below.  

The results weren't searchable by city, making it tough to find Lake-area participants.  If I missed anyone, please let me know.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Peter Rao Osage Beach
35 of 55
Willard Haley Eldon
19 of 33
Bobbie Grant Eldon
85 of 141
Amy Harrell Eldon
121 of 141
Tami Rice Versailles
11 of 25
Sherrie Hamner Camdenton
89 of 114
Race notes:
      Half finishers -- 632 (versus 740 in 2013)
      10K finishers -- 395 (versus 508 in 2013)
      Full age-group results

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GO GIRL RUN KANSAS CITY HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted September 28th)

Just two Lake-area runners (if I missed anyone, please let me know) competed at the Go Girl Run Half Marathon & 5K in Kansas City on Sunday (September 28th).  That was down sharply from fourteen in 2013, when the race was held in May. 

Moving the race to September apparently helped to increase overall participation.  This is one of the few races with a noticeable increase over 2013 in the number of finishers. 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Angela Martin Osage Beach
15 of 83
Helen Sparks Eldon
50 of 52
Part-time Lake resident:
Miki Schroeder Platte City
53 of 136
Race Notes:

        Total finishers: 
                Half marathon:       733 (versus 565 in 2013)
                5K:                            339 (versus 307 in 2013)

        Link to full results

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QUAD CITIES MARATHON (updated September 28th)

Todd Raney, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik and Tara Grantham
before the start.  (Click on photo for larger image.)  Photo provided.

Congratulations to our four Lake-area finishers at the Quad Cities Marathon in Moline, Illinois, on Sunday (September 28th).  (I have a feeling there was some disappointment with their results, except perhaps for Scott Page.)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Scott Page Lake Ozark
36 pf 58
Tara Grantham Versailles
13 of 36
Todd Raney Camdenton
41 of 59
Rob Kucsik Four Seasons
47 of 58

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FALL INTO AWARENESS 5K RUN/WALK (posted September 11th)

The Camden County Child Advocacy Council is sponsoring the Fall Into Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 4th, at the Linn Creek City Park. The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m., with registration opening at 7:15 a.m. The run kicks off the Council's annual Arts in the Park event that begins at 10:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 per person (includes a t-shirt) or $30 per family (no t-shirts included). Click to download a registration form.

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ZOMBIE 5K FUN RUN (posted September 9th)

The Eldon Middle School Wellness Committee is sponsoring a Zombie 5K Fun Run for both kids and adults on Saturday, October 11th. The event starts at the Eldon Aquatic Center on N. Franklin St. at 4:00 p.m., with race-day registration and packet pick-up beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The event is free to all Eldon students from grades K through 12.  All others pay $20 if registering on or before the pre-registration deadline of September 26th, and $25 thereafter.  Only those who pre-register can be guaranteed t-shirts.

Race participants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Click to download a registration form.

So, how will the zombie run work?  In short, every runner will be given three flags to wear, and "zombies" (i.e. school staff and supervised students) stationed along the 5K course will attempt to capture those flags.  Losing a flag to a zombie will result in one minute being added to a runner's finish time.

The race will end at Eldon Middle School's cross country field.  Hayrides and/or buses will take participants back to their vehicles at the pool.

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A benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) research is being held this fall in memory of Grace DeGraffenreid, a seven year-old from Eldon who passed away on February 21st.   The Grace DeGraffenreid Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 11th, at Memorial Park (map) in Jefferson City. The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m., and the kids fun run at 10:15 a.m.

The kids fun run is free for children 12 and under, and doesn't include a t-shirt (although kids' t-shirts can be purchased for $10). Medals, however, will be awarded to all kids fun run participants.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($10 for children 12 & under) for those who register on or before September 1st.  After that date, the fee increases to $30 for adults.  T-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who pre-register.  All others will receive t-shirts while supplies last.

For more information, click for a flyer or a registration form (.docx or .pdf).

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Versailles Total Fitness' fourth annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids' quarter-mile fun run will be held on Saturday, November 1st.  It starts at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness at 131 N. Monroe (course map).  As in previous years, proceeds from the event will help local families in need during the holiday season; last year's event raised $6,000 for Food for Morgan County.

Give 'Em The Bird has the biggest "wow" factor of any 5K in the Lake area.  Last year's race, for instance, included a live radio broadcast and music by race co-sponsor KS95.1 at the start/finish line, a live singing of the national anthem, a live musical group performing in front of the Morgan County courthouse, the Versailles High School cheerleaders cheering along the course, and plenty of course support from the police, firefighters, and volunteers.  To top it off, the kids fun run was the cutest race we watched all year.  Still not convinced you want to go?  Watch this.   

Registration is now open online, or you can download a registration form to mail to or drop off at Versailles Total Fitness.   The entry fee is $25 if you register on or before October 31st, or $35 on race day.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 15th

There's no entry fee, but also no t-shirt, for participants in the kids fun run.  Participants will, however, receive finishers ribbons.   

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The fifth annual run/walk in memory of Camdenton police officer Floyd Sanders, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2010, will be held on Saturday, November 8th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map).   This year's event will also include a chili cook-off soon afterward.

The 5K begins at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The chili cook-off begins at 12:00 noon.

More details, including a flyer/registration form, will be posted as soon as they become available.

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Race Name
Jan 25 Runner's Choice 10K/20K
Todd Raney (20K)
10K & 20K Columbia, MO
Feb 8 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Feb 8 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 15 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 23 The Cowtown
Fort Worth, TX
March 1 AdventureMax St. Louis Trail Run Half Marathon & 10K Innsbrook, MO
March 2 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 14,15,16 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 15 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 15 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 22 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 23 Relay & Run for 21 Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 29 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 29 Forrest Gump Challenge 50 Miles, Marathon & Half Reeds Spring, MO
March 30 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 6 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 12 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 12 Carmel Marathon
Marathon, Relay, Half & 8K Carmel, IN
April 12 Mission Run in the Ozarks Half Marathon/10K/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 13 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 19 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 26 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 5K Eldon, MO
April 26 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//5K Olathe, KS
April 26 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 26 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half & 8K
Willard, MO
May 2-3 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
May 3 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 4 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 10 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
May 10 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 17 Bridge the Gap to Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Quincy, IL
May 18 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 24 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
May 24 Table Rock Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 31 Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 31 Sunburst Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K South Bend, IN
May 31 Midwest Active Katy80 80-mile team relay Katy Trail State Park
June 7 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 14 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 14 Marathon to Marathon
Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 21 JC Green Giant (cancelled) 13-mile obstacle course Jefferson City
June 29 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 5 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 12 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 16 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 31 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run(2014 race is sold out) 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Aug 31 Lake Michigan Trail Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
50K/Marathon/Half/20-miler MIlwaukee, WI
Sep 1 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 1 Run for History Half Marathon
5K, Half Springfield
Sep 6 Run the Burg Half Marathon
Half: Pete Groce
5K/10K, Half Warrensburg
Sep 6 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 7 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 7 Sioux Falls Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
Marathon & Half Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 13 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa
Sep 13 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 14 City of Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 21 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 21 Konquer the Konza Trail Race 25K Manhattan, KS
Sep 21 Omaha Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Denny Gillen
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Omaha, NE
Sep 27 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 28 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 28 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Tara Grantham, Steve Grantham, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Oct 4 Frog Hill Half Marathon
Todd Raney
Half Marathon Waynesville, MO
Oct 4 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 4 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 4 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 5

MO' Cowbell Marathon
Marathon: April Leonard, Pete Groce
Half:  Sue Barry, Jayna Gray
5K: Scott Gray

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 5 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run
41 miles St. Robert, MO
Oct 12 Roller Coaster Race Half Marathon (5K on the day before) Branson, MO
Oct 12 Prairie Fire Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 12 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 12 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro
Jesse Shields (?)
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 12 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 18 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 18 Waddell & Reed Kansas City
Marathon: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 18-19 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 19 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis
Marathon: Beth Coulter (first marathon)
Half & Marathon St. Louis
Oct 19 Courthouse to Capitol Ultramarathon & Team Relayl 39.3 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 19 Des Moines Marathon
Marathon & I-35 Challenge: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 19 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 25 Spirit of the Osage 20K, 50K Chamois, MO
Oct 26 The Bison 50 50 miles Topeka, KS
Nov 1 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 2 Bass Pro Shops
Half: Randy Holtmeyer, Scott Page (probable)
Half & Marathon Springfield
Nov 2 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 2 BG26.2
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Bowling Green, KY
Nov 8 KC15K (cancelled?) 15K & 7K Kansas City, KS
Nov 9 America's First Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Nov 9 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 9 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 15 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Full Shawnee, KS
Nov 15 Longview Half Marathon
Alysia Maschino, Desiree Milburn
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 15 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 22 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run
Half: Todd Raney, Scott Page
10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 22 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon Cotter, AR
Nov 23 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 6 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 6 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 7 Tucson Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Tucson, AZ
Dec 14 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 27 Operation Jack KC Run/Walk in the Snow Half & Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 27 Run for the Ranch Half & Marathon Springfield
Dec 31 & Jan 1 New Year's Double
Cindy Page: Two 5Ks
Reagan & Ryan Page: 5K on NYE and Half on NYD
Scott Page:  5K and Half on both days
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K (each day) Allen, TX
Jan 10 Mississippi Blues Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Jackson, MS
Jan 11 First Light Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Mobile, AL
Mar 21 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Kansas City
Mar 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon Half marathon & 10K Lake Ozark
Apr 11 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Columbia
May 3 Flying Pig Marathon Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 16 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles St. Louis
June 20 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Joplin
Jul 18 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Springfield
Aug 15 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Jefferson City
Sep 13 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles St. Charles
Oct 17 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Blue Springs, MO

If you're planning to do an event and want to let others know, e-mail me and I'll add your name to the list of participants.

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Race Name
April 5 MaxTrax Duathlon Short course: 1.5-mile run, 7.5-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Long course: 1.5 mile run, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 4

TriZuo Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 18 Kansas City Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 24 Sedalia Spring into Summer Duathlon Short course: 2-mile run, 5-mile bike, 0.5-mile run
Long course: 2-mile run, 12-mile bike, 2-mile run
Sedalia, MO
June 8 Ironman Kansas 70.3 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Lawrence, KS
June 21 Tinman Triathlon Short course: 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 19-mile bike, 7-mile run
Topeka, KS
June 28 HalfMax, QuarterMax & OctoMax Triathlons OctoMax: 500-yard swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
HalfMax: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run 
Innsbrook, MO
June 29 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 12 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 13 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 13 UCP Shawnee Mission Triathlon 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 13 Lake Freebird Triathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Mountain Grove, MO
July 19 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 19 Crossroads Triathlon 200-meter swim, 8-mile bike, 2.1-mile run Cameron, MO
July 20 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 20 5150 Kansas Triathlon Sprint: 500-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
5150: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
July 26 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 26 Concreteman Triathlon Short course:  500-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike, 2-mile run
Olympic: 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run
Springfield, MO
July 26 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
July 27 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
Aug 3 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge
(New event for 2014)
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 3 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon
LOTO participants: Rona Schaefer
500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 8 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 9 Republic Tiger Tri 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run Republic, MO
Aug 9 Warrensburg Triathlon SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
burg, MO
Aug 10 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
Aug 16 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon

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

Branson, MO
Aug 17 Jackson County Triathlon Short course: 750-meter swim, 11.75-mile bike, 3-mile run
Long course: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 5-mile run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 23 Nevada Triathlon & Kids Triathlon Triathlon:  300-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids triathlon:  Three age-appropriate distances
Nevada, MO
Aug 23 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 23 Memory Maker Triathlon Sprint:  500-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1,500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
Bella Vista, AR
Aug 24 Aloha Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Quintathlon: 800-meter swim, 17-mile bike, 5K run, 10-mile bike, 2K run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 30 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Sep 14 Silverback Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
International: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 28 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Oct 5 Border Wars Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
May 15 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO

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Race/Event Name
Feb 23 Froze Toes 31 miles (62 for pros) Columbia, MO
April 7 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 26 The Ozark Gravel Road Expedition (OGRE) 150 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 17 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 31 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
May 31 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 8 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 14 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 21 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 15, 25, 47, 73 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 28 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 19 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 26 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 27 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 3 Tall Oak Challenge 6-hour mountain bike race Jefferson City, MO
Aug 9 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 9 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 16 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 23 BMikeO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 6-7 MS 150 Bike Ride 20, 40, 75 & 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 21 Rhett's Run   Columbia, MO
Sep 27 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 27-28 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 4 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 5 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 5 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 11 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 11-12 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  

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