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SUMMER FUN 5K (posted June 10th)


The Good Shepherd Children's Learning Center in Laurie will be holding its first annual Summer Fun 5K on Saturday, July 3rd at the Laurie Fairgrounds.  The run/walk will start at 7:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30. T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by June 20th.

Click for a mail-in registration form with additional details.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR JUNE 12 - 13

We have two races in the Lake area this weekend. Both are on Saturday, but start 17 hours apart, so there will be plenty of time to rest between them and get yourself a double dose of weekend racing fun.

The fourth annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race (Facebook page), offering 5K, 10K and 15K options, starts at 7:15 a.m. at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon.   Race-day registration will be available from 5:45 to 7:00 a.m.

The inaugural LOTO Endurance event (Ultrasignup page, Facebook page) offers marathon and 6-hour race options.  It starts at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at Osage National Golf Club in Lake Ozark. (Pulled pork and fixings will be served starting at 10:00 p.m.; a post-race breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m.)   Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, but race-day registration will also be available.

Scroll down this column to "Upcoming Events" to get more details about the above events.

Jefferson City:

The JC Triathlon, Sunday

Columbia:

Missouri State Senior Games (5K Saturday, 10K Sunday)

St. James:

Grapes & Grain 5K, Saturday

Rogersville (near Springfield):

Bandit 5K, Saturday (evening race)

Kansas City area:

Heroes for Hospice 5K, Saturday

St. Louis area:

The Sweaty Pig 5K, Wentzville, Saturday
Run for 21 (5K), Forest Park, Sunday

Innsbrook Resort: (25 miles west of St. Louis)

Innsbrook Extreme Triathlon Challenge, Sunday

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated June 8th)

The fourth annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 12th at the Rock Island Park in the heart of Eldon.   The race is organized by and benefits the Miller County Child Advocacy Council.

The race will start at 7:15 a.m.  Race-day registration will be available from 5:45 to 7:00 a.m.

Online registration is available here.  Online registration will close at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8th.  A mail-in registration form is also available.

Entry fees will increase in steps on February 1st, April 1st and on race day.   A discounted entry fee for the 5K is available to groups of three who register together.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by May 16th.  

Visit the race's Facebook page for more information.

A course map can be found here.

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LOTO ENDURANCE (posted March 23rd)

The inaugural LOTO Endurance race, benefiting Wonderland Camp, will be held in June at Osage National Golf Club in Lake Ozark. The nighttime races, which include marathon and 6-hour run options, start at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 12th.

More details and a link to registration can be found here.

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CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 23rd)

After last year's COVID-caused cancellation, the Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns this year on the evening of Friday, June 18th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 13th annual Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held in a new location this year, at the soccer fields in Linn Creek.  Also new this year will be chip timing.

The run/walk starts at 8:00 p.m., with race registration and kids' activities starting at 6:15 p.m. 

The entry fee is $30 per person if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 4th.  The fee rises to $50 after June 4th. 

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register by the June 4th deadline. 

Check out the event's Facebook page for additional details.  

Online registration is available.

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RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted March 5th)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run for the Horses 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 26th at the Linn Creek City Park. The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.

The 5K/10K entry fee is $20 (for either distance) if you pre-register by June 19th, and $25 on race day.   The entry fee for children 12 and under is $10.  

A virtual 5K/10K option is available for $35. Your t-shirt will be mailed to you.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register by June 9th.

Online registration and additional details are available here.

To register by mail, complete and return a registration form (one for each participant) by June 19th.

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CASEY L. SHOEMATE MEMORIAL DONUT 5K RUN (posted May 15th)

The Eldon Police Officers Association's Casey L. Shoemate Memorial Donut 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 26th.  It will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Department building at 111 S. Oak Street in Eldon.  Race-day registration will open at 6:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 if you pre-register by June 5th, or $30 after that date.  To be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day, you need to pre-register by no later than June 5th.

Click to download a registration form.

In case you haven't attended the event previously, here's how the Donut Run works. Just prior to the race, each participant is given a glazed doughnut. Off-duty police officers and a few volunteers (aka "donut thieves") at multiple locations along the course will try to steal the donuts away from participants. Only those participants who reached the finish line with a fully intact donut will receive a medal.

The race is named in memory of Miller County Sheriff's deputy (and, prior to that, Eldon police officer) Casey Shoemate, who died in a traffic accident while responding to an emergency call on April 20, 2018.

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ELDON INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K RUN/WALK (posted May 15th)

The City of Eldon's Independence Day 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 3rd.  The race willl start at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building at 111 S. Oak St. Race-day registration opens at 6:45 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 7th.   After that date, the fee is $20. T-shirts will only be provided to those who pre-register by June 7th. 

Click here for a registration form.

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ROCKY TOP 5K (posted December 30th) 

A brand-new trail race--one of three in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series (Facebook page)--is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in 2021.  The Rocky Top 5K (Facebook) will be held on Saturday, July 10th on the Rocky Top Trail located near public beach #2 in Osage Beach.

Online registration and more race details are available through the race's UltraSignup.com page.  The race will be limited to 125 participants.

The entry fee is $55 until May 8th, after which it rises to $65.

Links to additional information about the trail can be found here.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K RUN/WALK (updated May 10th)


The Tri-County YMCA's fourth annual Christmas in July 5K Run/Walk will be held at the YMCA in Osage Beach on Saturday, July 24th. To beat the July heat, the race will start at 7:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30 through June 30th, and $35 thereafter. T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by June 30th.

Online registration is available here.

Click for a mail-in registration form with additional race details.

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BEST DAM 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted April 28th)

As part of the summer-long "Best Dam Birthday Bash" celebrating Bagnell Dam's 90th birthday (and Missouri's 200th), the Best Dam 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, August 7th at Old Kinderhook.

The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m.  Registration that morning will open at 7:00 a.m.  The entry fee is $25.00.

Note:  This will not be a timed event.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS ENDURANCE RUNS (posted May 15th)

The Trail of Four Winds 25K is expanding in 2022.  The expanded event, to be known as the Trail of Four Winds Endurance Runs (Facebook), will include the traditional 25K trail race, and a newly-added ultra distance race called the LOZ Traverse. The new race includes two running segments--totaling 33 miles--on two trails in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The running segments are separated by a four-mile (round-trip) paddling segment   between the trails.  (Participants must provide their own kayak/canoe/paddleboard.) 

The event will take place on Saturday, May 7th

Please visit the race's UltraSignup page for complete information, and to register. 

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