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Quickie:  The Missouri Bike and Pedestrian Federation's annual Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Day takes place on Tuesday (April 23rd) at the Capitol building in Jefferson City.   Read about it here.

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JAY DIX CHALLENGE TO CURE (posted April 20th)

For the second year in a row, Jade Fletcher won the women's 14-and-under age group by default on Saturday at the Jay Dix Challenge to Cure 10K in Columbia. Jade finished in 49:40 and finished fifth overall among the women.  (Last year, she ran almost three minutes faster and finished second overall.)

The phenomenal 59 year-old Gerald Holtmeyer of Bonnots Mill, who won the All In challenge at Bridge & Dam three weeks ago, took second overall in the 10K with a 39:28 (a pace of 6:23 per mile).   He finished two minutes behind the winner, and a comfortable four minutes ahead of the third-place finisher.

Complete race results can be found here.

Participation at this year's event was up slightly for the 5K, but down for the 10K.  Here are the number of finishers for each of the last six years:

 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
5K
274
206
243
181
141
143
10K
148
120
113
115
91
70
Total
422
326
356
296
232
213

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MAINLY MARATHONS' RIVERBOAT SERIES (posted April 16th)

Congratulations to the newest marathon finisher in the Lake area, William Brown of Camdenton. Last Friday, April 12th, William ran his first marathon in Cape Girardeau at Mainly Marathons' Riverboat Series Day #6 race. (The Riverboat Series consists of seven marathons and other distance races held in seven states over a seven day period. Mainly Marathons offers thirteen other similar series throughout the U.S. each year covering all 50 states, making it especially convenient for those wishing to become a 50-state finisher.)

William finished in 3:37:57--a remarkable achievement for a first-time marathoner, but he was also the overall winner of the race (over 33 others).  He did, though, have an age advantage over nearly the entire field.  At age 39, only three runners were younger, and the average age of the field was 59.8 years.  (Mainly Marathon's races have no time limits, making them especially appealing to the geriatric crowd.)

Complete results for the Cape Girardeau race can be found here.

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BOSTON MARATHON (updated April 16th)

Congratulations to Jim McDermott for finishing the 123rd edition of the Boston Marathon on Monday.  Jim finished in 4:57:19.   According to a post his Facebook page, Jim tripped and fell at mile 11 while "high-fiving" some spectators.  He hit his head in the fall and suffered a large gash.   EMTs nearby came over and bandaged him up, and he continued on, despite their recommendation to stop. This was Jim's second Boston finish--he ran in 2014, one year after the horrific bombing at the finish line.  

A number of other familiar names were among the finishers.

Jeremy ("JJ") Ryan, a former Camdenton High School and Drury University cross country runner now living in St. Louis, finished in 2:44:19.  Jeremy qualified for this year's race at last year's GO! St. Louis.  He qualified for 2020 by finishing in 2:49:55 at last November's Bass Pro Marathon

A multi-year overall winner at Bass Pro, Kimi Reed of Springfield, was the 25th female to finish, in 2:40:12.  (She's already qualified to compete in next year's Olympic Marathon Trials.) Her husband, Marshall Reed, finished in 2:55:11.

Two Bridge & Dam winners were among today's finishers.  Greg Linhart of Grandview, Missouri, who won this year's Bridge & Dam Half Marathon, finished in 3:07:15, while last year's All-In challenge winner, Jill Wagner of Sullivan, finished in 3:24:50.

Kristen Glassmaker, a former School of the Osage teacher now living in Lee's Summit, and her husband Jeremy ran together and finished in 3:33:06.   

NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, appropriately wearing bib number 4848, finished in 3:09:07. Check out the video clip of him crossing the finish line that he posted on his Facebook page.

The women's race was won by Ethiopian Worknesh Degefa after a bold move to pull ahead of the lead group at the six-mile mark.  She finished in 2:23:31, 42 seconds ahead of 2017 winner Edna Kiplagat of Kenya.

The men's race was an exciting photo finish, with Lawrence Cherono of Kenya winning the sprint to the finish line by two seconds over Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa. (It was the closest Boston Marathon finish since 1988.)  Those two seconds were worth $75,000--the winner receives $150,000 in prize money, while the second-place finisher receives $75,000.  (You can read more about the top finishers here.)

Boston Marathon viewing party 

A big "thanks" goes to those who came out to Redhead Lakeside Grill for our first Boston Marathon viewing party.   We had a terrific time, and plan to do it again next year.  The venue was perfect for viewing the race (thanks again to seven-time Boston Marathon finisher Mike Korst for helping arrange it), and we stayed afterward for lunch. Here are a few photos:

The hugeTV screen in the bar at Redhead Lakeside Grill was great for everyone to see the race. Even some non-runners in the bar later got interested in the action, and watched with us. (Photo provided by Mike Korst.)

The royal members of the LOTO Runners family really CAN get together without doing something insane or breaking a sweat. 


A group photo after lunch on the patio.
Front row (left to right): Stacy Roberts, Katie Roberts, April Leonard, Mary Boyle.
Second row: John Shelby, Gary Braman, Alysia Maschino.
Back row: Jim Glickert, Scott Page, Chris Boyle, Debbie Korst, Mike Korst.

Photo provided by Mike Korst.

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GO GIRL RUN SPRINGFIELD HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 14th)

Acting like a vindicative ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, Old Man Winter unleashed another bout of wintry weather on Sunday morning, much to the dismay of over 700 runners at the women-only Go Girl Run Springfield Half Marathon & 5K.  Temperatures in the low to mid 30s, light snow and rain, and winds of 15-20 mph (gusting to 30) made for miserable running conditions. 

Ten women from the Lake area, including seven alone from Versailles, ran despite the weather.   The top half marathoner was Sondra Ellis of Richland, who finished in 1:51:42 and took 9th place (of 78) in the 35-39 age group.  A name new to us, Millicent Cowgill of Camdenton, finished 14th overall (of 394) and 2nd (of 20) in her 20-24 age group with a 27:42 in the 5K.

Race photos of the Versailles runners can be found at the Versailles Area Runners Facebook page.

Here are the results for our Lake-area runners, along with those for Joel Reed, who paced the 1:45:00 group for the second year in a row:

GO GIRL RUN HALF MARATHON & 5K
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
APRIL 14, 2019
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
HALF MARATHON:
Joel Reed St. Robert
1:44:28
1:45:00 Pacer
Sondra Ellis Richland
1:51:42
F35-39
9 of 78
Cari Baker Versailles
2:57:04
F30-34
35 of 42
Ashley Pryor Versailles
2:57:05
F35-39
65 of 78
Tara Grantham Versailles
2:57:05
F50-54
18 of 22
Rosalie Dear Versailles
2:57:09
F30-34
36 of 42
Hidi Garber Versailles
2:59:25
F35-39
66 of 78
Michelle Kennedy Versailles
2:59:28
F35-39
67 of 78
Joyce Ryerson Versailles
2:59:30
F45-49
37 of 43
 
5K:
Millicent Cowgill Camdenton
27:42
F20-24
2 of 20
Melinda Sykes Barnett
26:24
F50-54
15 of 38
         

Complete race results can be found here

Total participation was down 18% from last year, due at least in part to the awful weather.  Here are the year-by-year numbers:

GO GIRL RUN SPRINGFIELD
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Half marathon
843
655
540
632
485
468
340
5K
317
396
354
593
433
431
394
  Total
1,160
1,051
894
1,225
918
899
734

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GARMIN MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K (posted April 14th)

Only one runner from the Lake area, Heather Doyle, ran at the Garmin Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday in the Kansas City area, but she had plenty of company.   Just as she did at Bass Pro last November, Heather paced Ashley Smith, a friend from Holts Summit, in the half marathon. Heather finished in 2:21:09, placing 36th (of 83) in the women's 40-44 age group, while Ashley placed 52nd (of 92) in the 35-39 age group.

Girls' getaway weekend at Garmin (left to right):  Jenny Bruce from Deepwater, Krista Phillips from Otterville, Heather Doyle and Ashley Smith.  Jenny, Heather and Ashley ran Bass Pro last fall.

Complete race results can be found here.

After holding steady for three years, total participation was down 27% from last year, with all three distances showing declines.  The steepest decline was in the half marathon (37%), which is probably due to significantly larger Rock the Parkway Half Marathon being held across town on the very same day.  (Last year, they were held one week apart.)  Here are the year-by-year number of finishers:

GARMIN MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Marathon
678
560
512
460
495
448
Half Marathon
2,203
1,886
1.836
1,721
1,522
959
10K
-
434
559
769
941
743
6K
428
-
-
-
-
-
  Total
3,309
2,880
2,907
2,850
2,958
2,150

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MOLLY'S MILES 5K/10K (posted April 13th)

The third annual Molly's Miles 5K/10K, named in honor of Molly Bowden, a Columbia police officer who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in 2005, was held in Columbia on Saturday with a record turnout of over 900 runners, including nine from the Lake area.  Proceeds from the event benefit Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

Pete Groce won the men's 50-59 age group with a 48:58 finish time in the 10K.  Another Pete we know, Pete Leyva,ran the 10K in full uniform, and finished in 1:02:29--16 seconds behind Anita Leyva.  A brief video clip of Pete can be found on the Molly's Miles Facebook page.

Our Lake-area 10K finishers gathered for a post-race photo. Left to right: Pete Groce, Anita Leyva and Pete Leyva.

Mike Malone of Jefferson City, who finished second overall at this year's Polar Bear Strut 5K and Bridge & Dam 5K, took fifth overall in the 5K and second (of 72) in the men's 30-39 age group with a 20:53 finish.

MOLLY'S MILES 5K/10K
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
APRIL 13, 2019
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
10K:
Pete Groce Eldon
48:58
M50-59
1 of 9
Anita Leyva Lake Ozark
1:02:13
F50-59
5 of 13
Pete Leyva Lake Ozark
1:02:29
M50-59
7 of 9
   
5K:
Mike Malone Jefferson City
20:53
M30-39
2 of 72
John Stalker Lake Ozark
33:54
M40-49
29 of 60
Jamie Greber Camdenton
34:16
F30-39
29 of 125
Tammy Lawrence Eldon
49:09
F60 & Over
14 of 33
Ashley Porter Eldon
49:12
F30-39
73 of 125
James George Camdenton
52:09
M30-39
60 of 72
Dale Shoemate Eldon
57:42
M50-59
27 of 31
         

Complete results can be found here.

There were 776 and 135 finishers of the 5K and 10K, respectively.  Those were up from 540 and 98 last year, representing a 42% increase in total participation.

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ROCK THE PARKWAY HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 13th)

The second-largest half marathon in Missouri, the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon, celebrated its tenth year on Saturday in Kansas City.  Five runners from the Lake area were among the 5,300 who ran either the half marathon or 5K.

Doug Kueker was our fastest finisher.  He crossed the line in 1:49:17, shaving over six minutes off of last year's time of 1:55:43.  Despite finishing nearly seven minutes slower than last year, Jade Fletcher still won the women's 14-and-under age group (over two others), in 1:50:58.

ROCK THE PARKWAY HALF MARATHON & 5K
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
APRIL 13, 2019
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
HALF MARATHON:
Doug Kueker Lake Ozark
1:49:17
M35-39
65 of 219
Jade Fletcher Rocky Mount
1:50:58
F14 & Under
1 of 3
Lauren Moriearty Lake Ozark
2:02:57
F25-29
104 of 299
Angela Martin Osage Beach
2:09:49
F45-49
56 of 198
Michelle Waters Camdenton
2:37:13
F45-49
136 of 198
   
5K:
         

Complete race results can be found here.

Participation in the half marathon fell to the lowest level since the race's inaugural year of 2011.  The 5K, on the other hand, had the largest number of finishers since 2013, when 1,975 runners participated.

ROCK THE PARKWAY HALF MARATHON & 5K
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Half Marathon
4,930
4,956
4,223
3,722
3,868
3,619
5K
1,541
1,160
1,345
1,433
1,587
1,722
    Total
6,471
6,116
5,568
5,155
5,455
5,341

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DOGWOOD FESTIVAL / THE ARC OF THE LAKE 5K FUN RUN (updated March 12th)

The Arc of the Lake, a local organization supporting those with developmental disabilities, is again hosting a 5K Fun Run as part of this year's Dogwood Festival. The run will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Camdenton High School, and will start at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:45 a.m. 

The entry fee is $30 for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of April 1st, and $40 thereafter.  Only those who pre-register by April 1st will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Click here for complete details, including registration form.

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted February 5th)

One of the Lake area's biggest 5Ks, the Lake Regional Health System Fun Run/Walk, returns on Saturday, May 4th at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.  Also returning will be the best race amenity around--a post-race, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast that's free to all registered participants.  (Others can enjoy breakfast for just $5.  Children ages 5 and under eat free.)

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lake Regional Hospital's Cardiac Rehab department.  The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m., with walkers starting immediately after.  Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30.  Technical t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 15th.

Online registration is available, or download a mail-in registration form.

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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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KENDRA'S BUCKET LIST FUN RUN  (posted March 28th )

The fourth annual Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run benefiting Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) will be held on Saturday, May 11th.   The event is organized by the family of Kendra Grant, a Camdenton resident who died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in December 2015 at the age of 28.  The 5K run will be held at Bob Shore Stadium in Camdenton at 9:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 8:00 a.m.

Complete details and registration information can be found here.

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RUN WITH THE COPS, NOT FROM THE COPS 5K/10K (updated March 12th)

The Miller County Sheriff's Office's Run with the Cops, Not from the Cops 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 1st, at the air park (adjacent to the aquatic center) in Eldon.

Race-day registration opens at 7:00 a.m.  The 10K will start at 7:30, and the 5K at 8:00.  Entry fees are $30 for the 10K and $20 for the 5K (free for those 12 and younger).  

All participants will receive t-shirts, but only those who pre-register by May 13th will be assured of receiving their t-shirt on race day.

Click for a mail-in registration form, or a sponsorship form

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated December 23rd)

The second annual Eldon Rock Island Road Race (Facebook page) 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.

The race will start at 7:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will be from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.

Online registration is now open.  Entry fees will increase in steps in February, April and on race day.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by May 17th.

A race flyer and mail-in registration form can be found here

Visit the race's Facebook page for more information.  

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CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted February 6th)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 14th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 12th annual Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held at Camdenton High School, with the run/walk starting at 8:00 p.m., and race registration and kids' activities starting at 6:15 p.m. 

For individual participants, the entry fee is $30 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 1st.  The fee is $35 on race day. 

Groups of four or more can pre-register for $25 per person through June 1st.  On race day, the group rate is $30 per person.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register. 

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

Online registration is available.

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OSAGE HOWLER PADDLE RACE (posted March 12th)

The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance's third annual Osage Howler paddle race and noncompetitive fun run will take place on the evening of June 15th.   The paddle race, which has been reduced in length this year from 60 miles down to 30, will start at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Osage-Tavern access north of St. Elizabeth, and end at Pike's Camp Wardsville.   The fun run will still be 14 miles in length, and will start at St. Thomas. It, too, will end at Pike's Camp.  Registration is open.

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RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted April 1st)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run for the Horses 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 22nd 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 if you pre-register by June 15th, and $25 after.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register.   The entry fee for children 12 and under is $10.

Click for a flyer/registration form (.doc or .pdf).  Online registration is also available through the Rescue's website.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted March 7th)


The Tri-County YMCA's second annual Christmas in July 5K Run/Walk will be held at the YMCA on Saturday, July 13th. 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 May 31st, 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 complete race details.

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GIVE 'EM THE BIRD 5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK & KIDS RACE (posted March 31st)

This year's Give 'Em The Bird 5K in Versailles is moving up one week.   In the past, it's always been held on the first Saturday in November.   This year, though, the race will be on Saturday, October 26th.   That's welcome news to our many runners who do Bass Pro, which almost always falls on the day after GETB.  This year, you'll be able to do both races, without having to scurry down to Springfield right after GETB to pick up your race packets at Bass Pro. (Actually, you'll be able to do both races once again in 2020, since the first Saturday in November--November 7, 2020--comes six days after the first Sunday--November 1st.)

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4 FORE 30 (posted December 13th) 

4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) will return on December 7-8, 2019 to Lake Valley Golf & Country Club.   Kids' Harbor will again being the race beneficiary.

The only notable change for 2019 is that the race will start one hour later than in 2018.  The 7:00 a.m. start in 2019 will avoid the need for headlamps in the race's first hour.

The entry fee is $90 through October 31, and $100 thereafter.  Use the discount code "lakellamas" to get $15 off your entry fee through January 31st

Registration and full details are available here.  

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2019

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2019 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Jan 6 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Jan 18-19 David's Trail Endurance Run Friday night:  11K
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 19 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 20 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
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 9 963 Beulah Challenge 9/6/3-hour nighttime trail races Wildwood, MO
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 & 2-mile West Plains, MO
Feb 23 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Feb 23 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 23 Castlewood Cup 15K Trail Race
John Shelby
15K Castlewood State Park, west St. Louis county
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
Feb 23 Taum Sauk 50K FatAss 50K Ironton, MO
March 2 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 2 The Endurance Trials 12/6/1-hour races Festus, MO
March 3 Quivering Quads Trail Race
(postponed to March 10th)
Half Marathon and 50K 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 9 Racing for Daylight Ultra Event Click on link at left Waynesville, MO
March 15 Howard Aslinger Endurace Run 12/24-hour endurance runs Cape Girardeau, MO
March 16 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 23 Sedalia Half Marathon
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 23 Highline Run with Evangel Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 30 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
March 30 Barkley Marathons 100 miles with 60-hour time limit; 60-mile "fun run" Frozen Head State Park, TN
April 6 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Boonville, MO
April 6 Camp Barnabas Big Party Virtual Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Springfield, MO
April 6 Ozark Foothills 50M/50K/25K 50-Mile/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 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
(cancelled)
Choose among five races in five days (5K/10K, Half, 26.2K, Marathon, 50K) Sikeston, MO
April 12 Riverboat Series Day 6 50K/Marathon/Half/10K/5K Cape Girardeau, 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 13 Wolf Creek Trail Run Half Marathon & 6K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
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 27 LX3 12/6-hour trail runs Washington, 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 4 Strolling Jim 40-mile, Marathon, 13.2-mile, 10K Wartrace, TN
May 4 Rock-star Run (formerly Northland Half) Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
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 25 Screaming Eagle Ultra 1, 3 and 6-hour races Lake Pomme de Terre
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 1 War Eagle Trail Running Festival 50K/25K/10K Hobbs State Park, Rogers, AR
June 8 Eldon Rock Island Road Race 15K/10K/5K Eldon, MO
June 8 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 8 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 9 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 16 Estes Park Marathon
Scott Page, Payton Bartlett
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Estes Park, CO
June 22 Grandma's Marathon
Half:  Scott Gray
Marathon/Half 5K Duluth, MN
July 15 Argo 13.1 Half Marathon Half Marathon Blue Springs, MO
July 20 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 20 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 28 Show-Me State Games Road Race 5K/10K Columbia, MO
Aug 17 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Sep 7 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
Aug 31 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 2 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run
(cancelled)
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 14 Mark Twain 50/100
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 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 29 Mother Road Marathon
(cancelled)
Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 5 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 5 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 6 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 20 Detroit Marathon First marathon for Carlos Orosco, who once weighed 650 pounds Detroit, MI
Oct 26 Trail of Tears Three 22.4 miles, Half/10K/5K Jackson, 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 18 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 23 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 24 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
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 8 Wildwood Trail Marathon Marathon Wildwood, MO (west of St. Louis)
Dec 7-8 4 Fore 30 4-mile loops run hourly until last runner stops, or 30 hours have elpased, whichever comes first Camdenton, MO
Dec 7 36 Hours of Jack
Cancelled
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 28 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 28 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 19 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 13 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 14 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 20 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 4 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
Race/Event Name
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 23 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
May 11 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 1 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 8 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
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 3 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 24 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 7-8 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 28-29 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 5 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 11 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 15 Osage Howler
Race: 30 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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