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While reviewing and organizing some old video files this weekend, I grabbed this frame from a video made nearly 19 years ago. Do you recognize him?


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WHOBILATION 5K RUN/WALK (posted January 16th)


The Tri-County YMCA will hold its third annual Whobilation 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 6th, at the YMCA's facility on Airport Rd. in Osage Beach.  The Dr. Suess-themed race will start at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 8:00 a.m.  Proceeds from the event will go to support activities and play equipment for the YMCA's childcare program.

The entry fee is $30 until January 31st, and $35 after. To be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day, you need to register by February 19th.

A mail-in registration form can be downloaded here.  An online registration option isn't yet available.  

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HA HA HALF & 5K (updated December 23rd)

A half marathon and 5K are taking place through the end of January.  Participants in the Ha Ha Half & 5K can run their race, and submit the data file from the run, anytime from December 21st through January 31st. Each runner chooses his or her own course, but for the competition to be fair, the half marathon course must be no less than 13.1 miles in length, and the net elevation gain must be at least 1,000 feet. There are no elevation requirements for the 5K.  Please visit the event's UltraSignup page and Facebook page for all the details.

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POLAR BEAR STRUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted December 30th)

The oldest running race in the Lake area, the Polar Bear Strut, returns for its 20th year on Saturday, February 27that Public Beach #2 in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  The event is a benefit for Special Olympics Missouri and is hosted by the Osage Beach Police Department.  

The start time is listed as 10:00 a.m.  (Last year, the race started at 9:00 a.m., so we'll need to confirm the time as race day gets closer.)

The entry fee is a donation or fund-raising minimum of $50.  Online registration and fundraising are available.  

If this is your first Strut, here's the course route:

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TAME THE DRAGON (posted December 30th)

The St. Louis Orienteering Club is coming back to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park on Saturday, February 27th for another Tame the Dragon orienteering race.

Further details are forthcoming. 

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BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted December 30th)

The Lake's biggest running race of the year, the Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K (Facebook page)--returns for its seventh year on Saturday, March 27th, in Lake Ozark.  Also returning will be the Double Down (13.1M + 10K) and All-In (13.1M + 10K + 5K) Challenges.   The race starts at 7:30 a.m.

The event is organized by the Lake of the Ozarks chapter of the non-profit Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Online registration is available through Wednesday, March 24th.  Refer to the race website for much more information.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K (posted September 19th)

Registration is now open for the 2021 Trail of Four Winds 25K trail race (Facebook page).  The race will be held on Saturday, May 1st, at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  

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

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated January 1st)

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 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9th.  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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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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