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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR JUNE 23 - 24

It's felt like summer for more than a month now, but the first weekend of summer is officially here.   Other than a triathlon and a bike ride, most of the weekend's event offerings are 5Ks, except for a wide range of distances offered at the Angry Bull Sizzling Six Shooter on the Ruby Jack Trail in Carthage.

In the Lake area, the Eldon Police Officers Association is holding their second annual Donut 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.  It starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Bldg. on S. Oak St.   Race-day registration runs from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.  Complete details about the event can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events". 

Elsewhere:

Lebanon:

Run for their Lives 5K, Saturday

Tebbetts (8 miles east of Jefferson City):

Travel the Gravel 5K (fun run; not a race), Saturday

Fulton:

Fulton Street Fair 5K, Saturday

Carthage:

Angry Bull Sizzling Six Shooter (5K/15K/25K/30K/50K/80K), Saturday (LOTO participant: Margie Gunter). The courses are certified, and thus eligible for Missouri state running records.

Mountain Grove:

Lake Freebird Triathlon/Duathlon, Sunday

Springfield & vicinity:

Recycle Run (10K), Saturday
Ava Lions Club Run for Sight 5K, Ava, Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

Tour de Lakes (bike rides of varying distances), Saturday
Kansas City Spirit 5K, Saturday
Run to Serve the World 5K, Saturday
YMCA Parkway Run/Walk (5K/10K), St. Joseph, Saturday
Scout Strong Challenge (5K/10K & 5K+10K), Parkville, Saturday
CASA SuperHero 5K Run, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar
Bodies Race Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

Seize the Day 5K, Kirkwood, Saturday
Head for the Cure 5K, Forest Park, Sunday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Be sure to check out the Lake of the Ozarks Runners Facebook page to see what they'll be doing this weekend.

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THE RUNNING RECESSION: A MID-YEAR UPDATE (posted June 21st) 

Regular readers know that I've been chronicling on this website the declining interest in running over the past few years. The "recession" began around 2014, and continued uninterrupted through 2017.  The decline has been a bit disheartening to watch, and I really hoped that we would finally see a turn upward this year.   However, that's not the case.   The numbers are down through the first half of this year, and it's almost certain that 2018 is going to mark the fourth full year of this recession.

To measure interest in running, I keep track of the number of finishers at nearly every full and/or half marathon in the state of Missouri.  I don't track the number of 5K finishers because of the very large number of those events statewide, and because many of these finishers are casual walkers--not runners.  (Even without collecting the data, I'm very confident in saying that the number of 5K finishers has declined over the last several years, too.)

For some historical perspective, here are the number of full and half marathon finishers at Missouri races, by year, since 2012.   The total peaked at 57,024 in 2014, followed by declines in the three subsequent years.   Interestingly, there were 20% fewer finishers in 2017 than in 2012, despite a doubling in the number of events held.

NUMBER OF FULL AND HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
AT MISSOURI RACES
Year
# of races
# of finishers
% change from previous year
2012
34
52,762
-
2013
48
55,919
6%
2014
55
57,024
2%
2015
64
52,353
8%
2016
71
48,249
8%
2017
72
42,363
12%

In the first half of 2018, there were 19,841 finishers at 33 races.  That's down 8% from 21,533 in the first six months of 2017, as shown in the table below (click on the table for a .pdf version).   (Note: If you strip out events that weren't held in both years in order to get a better year-to-year comparison, the percentage decline is essentially the same.)

As you can see, the decline was broad-based, with 21 of the 33 events held so far this year experiencing declines from last year.  

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HERO HUSTLE 5K/10K   (posted June 17th)

Jade Fletcher surpassed a milestone of 200 miles raced so far in 2018 (in races of 10K or longer) after completing the Hero Hustle 10K in Blue Springs on Saturday. Jade finished the race in 1:04:04, and won her 11-14 age group by default. That marks her 16th age-group victory so far this year.


Jade Fletcher with two more medals for her trophy room.

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HALFMAX, QUARTERMAX & OCTOMAX TRIATHLONS (posted June 16th)

Congratulations to Jim McDermott for finishing the Quartermax Triathlon (0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike and 6.5-mile run) on a scorchingly hot Saturday at the Innsbrook Resort west of St. Louis.   Jim finished 47th overall in 3:01:49, and won the men's 65-69 age group by default.   And, for what it's worth, he was the oldest of all 134 finishers.  Here are his splits:

Swim:       25:06 (2:37 per 100 meters)
T-1:            3:43
Bike:      1:23:40 (19.4 miles per hour)
T-2:           2:04
Run:      1:07:18 (10:22 per mile)
Finish:   3:01:49

Complete results can be found here.

While participation has rebounded from its 2016 low, it's still well below the level common in the 2000s and early 2010s.

HALFMAX, QUARTERMAX & OCTOMAX TRIATHLONS
INNSBROOK, MISSOURI
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
HalfMax
98
58
63
66
QuarterMax
131
92
98
134
OctoMax
181
119
112
141
Duathlon
68
15
22
23
Aquabike
48
10
9
22
High school
-
-
-
43
  TOTAL
526
294
304
429

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GRANDMA'S MARATHON (posted June 16th)

Congratulations to Ashley Pryor for an outstanding run at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday.   Ashley finished in 3:43:25, placing 96th (of 469) in the women's 35-39 age group.  It was the fastest marathon run by a Lake-area runner--male or female--thus far this year.  She came close, but unfortunately missed the 3:40:00 qualifying standard for the 2019 Boston Marathon for women ages 35-39.

Lebanon's phenomenal Jamie Vest, who's one of Missouri's top women distance runners and a Boston Marathon veteran herself, finished in 2:47:00. She placed 36th among the 2,767 female finishers.

The equally phenomenal Kimi Reed of Springfield ran the half marathon in 1:14:43, placing 7th among 2,028 women.

Click for complete marathon and half marathon results.

Grandma's is a very popular race, with nearly 6,100 marathon and 7,500 half marathon finishers at this year's race.  The course is flat, and Duluth's location along Lake Superior makes the area cool enough to host a mid-June marathon.  The temperature at the start of the race was 48°, and stayed there all morning thanks to cloudy skies from a storm system that passed through the state. By contrast, the temperature was 30° warmer in Minneapolis, 150 miles to the south.

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RUN WITH THE HORSES 5K/10K & KIDS' 1-MILE RUN/WALK (posted June 17th)

Forty runners and walkers, including many from outside the Lake area, showed up in Linn Creek on Saturday to participate in the Run with the Horses 5K/10K benefiting the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary (Facebook page).   The heat, humidity and absence of any air movement in Linn Creek's valley made for a brutally tough run.  Thank heaven for the flat course and shade along it, as they made the race (barely) bearable.

The overall men's and women's 10K winners were Joel Reed of St. Robert and Michelle Rador of Springfield in 47:27 and 57:57, respectively.   This appears to be the first time that Michelle's raced at the Lake, but Joel's is a familiar face.  He's raced Bridge & Dam the last two years, taking second this year in the All In challenge behind Payton Bartlett, and he ran the Ha Ha Half Marathon in early May.

   
Overall 10K winners Joel Reed and Michelle Rador.

In the 5K, the overall winners were Cierra Hiland of Quincy, Illinois and--saving our local running community from suffering a complete shutout--Dan Robertson, in 23:12 and 27:12, respectively.   Cierra has more overall victories at our local races than anyone else from outside the Lake area.  She most recently won last month's Lake Regional 5K.  As far as we can tell, this was Dan's very first overall victory at a local race.

   
Overall 5K winners Cierra Hiland and Dan Robertson.

Here are the complete results:

RUN WITH THE HORSES 5K/10K & KIDS' 1-MILE RUN/WALK
LINN CREEK, MISSOURI
JUNE 16, 2018
RESULTS
Name
Bib #
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
10K:
Joel Reed
184
47:27
M30-39
1
Josiah Peterson
177
48:37
M15-19
1
Pete Groce
173
55:21
M50-59
1
Brian Fields
72
56:30
M30-39
2
Michelle Rador
73
57:57
F30-39
1
Jenna Schnelker
97
59:12
F20-29
1
Mike Toth
162
1:04:04
M50-59
2
Katie Roberts
158
1:06:08
F40-49
1
Stacy Roberts
159
1:06:09
M40-49
1
Jim Glickert
169
1:19:30
M60-69
1
Scott Gray
172
1:37:46
M30-39
3
 
5K:
Cierra Hiland
164
23:12
F30-39
1
Dan Robertson
86
27:12
M50-59
1
Ed Green
156
27:38
M50-59
2
Linda Pagenkopf
166
29:09
F50-59
1
Mike Ogle
168
29:44
M50-59
3
Eric Faes
180
32:17
M30-39
1
Tom Pagenkopf
167
32:17
M50-59
4
Kevin Green
171
34:29
M30-39
2
Jerial Rojas-Matta
170
35:50
M19 & under
1
Bhanu Krishnan
163
38:43
F40-49
1
Ryan Dillon
176
38:57
M30-39
3
Lawson Barclay
175
38:58
M70-79
1
Brooke Hegger
96
39:42
F19 & under
1
Kim Hegger
98
39:52
F40-49
2
Todd Greenberg
185
41:15
M50-59
5
Lisa Black-Schwandt
161
45:20
F50-59
2
Alexa Taylor
92
45:22
F40-49
3
Margie Gunter
75
48:34
F50-59
3
Linda West
183
51:27
F70-79
1
Kathy Gale
165
52:41
F60-69
1
Ann Buckert
157
55:21
F60-69
2
Karen Romondo
160
57:60
F50-59
4
Debbie Everman
178
59:27
F60-69
3
Susan Neal
174
59:27
F70-79
2
Roxie Nieroda
179
1:03:31
F60-69
4
Jennifer Doer
68
1:07:57
F40-49
4
Darby Blair
74
1:07:59
F60-69
5
 
KIDS' 1-MILE:
Bella Faes
181
17:08
9
Olivia Faes
182
17:26
5

A few other familiar faces in the crowd:

   
Left:  Ed Green of Lebanon would have been the fourth out-of-town winner at the race if not for Dan Robertson finishing just ahead of him.  Right:  Josiah Peterson just happened to be in Linn Creek for a training run, and decided to do the 10K on a whim.  He finished second to Joel Reed.

Margie Gunter apparently failed to get the #don'tmesswiththegodfather message.

Many more photos from the race can be found here.

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CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES  (updated June 14th)

Below is a schedule for some of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games events coming up at the end of June at the Lake of the Ozarks.   You can find a schedule for all events here.

The events are open to police and fire personnel, as well as their spouses and adult children.

CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES
LAKE OF THE OZARKS
JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2018
SCHEDULE OF SELECTED EVENTS
Sport/Event
Day
Date
Start Time
 
CROSS COUNTRY:                             Camdenton High School
    5K Wednesday
June 27
8:00 a.m.
   
CYCLING:                                   Lake of the Ozarks State Park
    Time Trial Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
    Road Race Wednesday
June 27
8:00 a.m.
    Criterium Thursday
June 28
8:00 a.m.
    Mountain Bike Friday
June 29
8:00 a.m.
   
RUNNING:         LOTO Harley-Davidson, Osage Beach Pkwy
    5K Tuesday
June 26
8:00 a.m.
    10K Thursday
June 28
8:00 a.m.
   
SWIMMING:                                                                       Lebanon
     Races Wednesday
June 27
9:00 a.m.
   
TRIATHLON:                              Lake of the Ozarks State Park
   Sprint Sunday
July 1
8:00 a.m.
     

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ELDON INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K RUN/WALK (posted June 4th)

Registration is open for Eldon's Independence Day 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, and will start at 7:30 a.m.  Please note that the start/finish line for this year's race is the Public Safety Bldg. on S. Oak Street, not the air park, as in past years.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 18th. After that date, the fee is $20. T-shirts are only to be provided to those who pre-register by June 18th.  

Click here for a registration form.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted April 23rd)

The Tri-County YMCA will hold its first Christmas in July 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, July 28th, at the YMCA's facility on Airport Rd. in Osage Beach.  The race will start at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.   A cookout is planned after the race.

The entry fee is $25 until June 30th, and $30 after.

A mail-in registration form can be downloaded here.   Online registration is also available.

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4 FORE 30 (posted December 4th) 

A new and unconventional running race is coming to the Lake area in December 2018. The 4 Fore 30 (Facebook page) will be held at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club west of Camdenton, and will benefit Kids Harbor.

The race is much more a test of physical and mental endurance than speed.  Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on December 1st, competitors will run a four-mile course on the golf club's cart paths, and have one hour in which to complete it.  (Failure to complete a lap within sixty minutes will end your race.)  Runners begin another lap at the top of each hour until either the last remaining runner stops, or 30 hours have elapsed, whichever comes first.   Thus, runners could race as few as four miles, or as many as 120.

Registration will open in January, and will be limited to 100 participants.

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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
       
Jan 7 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K (rescheduled from January 1st) Overland Park, KS
Jan 14 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan19-20 David's Trail Endurance Run
50K: Gary Braman, Chris Boyle;
25K: John Shelby
Friday night:  11K (new for 2018)
Saturday:  50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 20 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 27 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 27 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 3 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 10 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-person team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 10 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 11 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 24 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 24 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
March 3 Liberty Hospital Half
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 3 Ozark Highlands Endurance Run 50K and 21-mile Norfork, AR
March 4 Quivering Quads Trail Race Half Marathon Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
March 4 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon: Curtis Wehmeyer
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
March 4 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, 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 17 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 17 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 16,17,18 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 24 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
April 7 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Rocheport to Boonville, MO
April 7 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 7 Ozark Foothills 50K/25K 50K/25K trail races St. Louis, MO
April 8 GO! St. Louis
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 8 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 14 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 14 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 14 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 14 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 14 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 21 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 21 Run for Missions Half Marathon & 5K Carthage, MO
April 22 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 28 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 28 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 5 Ha Ha Half Marathon Half marathon trail run Ha Ha Tonka State Park
May 6

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 12 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 12 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 19
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 19 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 19 Geist Half Marathon
Half: Scott Gray
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fishers, IN
May 19 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 20 Shires of Vermont Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #47) Marathon Bennington, VT
May 27 Buffalo Marathon (Todd Raney) Marathon & Half Buffalo, NY
June 2 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 2 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis to Hermann, MO
June 2

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
July 14 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 21 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 18 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Highlandville, MO
Aug 25 Corps of Discovery Half Marathon & 5-Mile trail runs St. Charles, MO
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 3 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 8 Katy Trail 50/50 50K and 50-mile on the Katy Trail Dutzow, MO
Sep 16 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, 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 23 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 23 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Pete Groce
Half: Scott Gray
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 29 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Sep 29 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 29 Belleville Main Street Marathon Marathon Belleville, IL
Sep 30 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 7

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 7 Amica Newport Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #48) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 6 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 6 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 7 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 6 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 7 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 20 Kansas City Marathon 5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 21 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 21 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 21 Atlantic City Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #49) Marathon & Half Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 26-27 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 6 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Oct 28 Spooky Sprint Half(aka "Halloween Hustle") Half Maathon/10K/5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 3 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 3 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 4-5 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 4 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 4 Bass Pro Shops
5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 4 St. Louis Half Marathon
5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 4 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 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 11 Outer Banks Marathon (Todd Raney - sub 4 state #50) Marathon/Half/8K/5K Outer Banks, NC
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 Route 66 Marathon
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 18 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
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/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
       
2019
April 27 Ha Ha Half Marathon Half marathon trail run Ha Ha Tonka State Park
       
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2018
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 6

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 13 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 16 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 24      
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 9 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, 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 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 23 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 6 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 12 Warrensburg Triathlon 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 19 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 24 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 24 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 28 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 22 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 30 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 5 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 5 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 26 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 26 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 1-3 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 9 Pony Express Dash 120- and 75-mile gravel road races Maryville, KS
Sep 9-10 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 16
Moonlight Ramble
(reschdule date)
10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 24 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Oct 1 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 21 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides Cuba, MO
Oct 21 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 4 Red Dog 100 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
July 22 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Aug 25 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, 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
Sep 30 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 28 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
Trevor Dowdney
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       




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