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Weekend races:

It's not just running races that haven't fully bounced back from last year's numerous cancellations. Triathlons are suffering, too. Participation at this weekend's Republic Tiger Tri (see below) was 25% below 2019, and the WIN for KC TRYathlon was down 32% (282 versus 413).

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REPUBLIC TIGER TRIATHLON (posted August 1st)

The Lake area had two competitors at the Republic Tiger Triathlon in Republic on Saturday.

Jim McDermott was there for the fifth time since 2012, and managed to beat his previous best (recorded in 2013) by 24 seconds.  It was also Jim's fourth consecutive age-group victory at the race, this time over one other competitor in the 65-69 age group.   Here are his splits:

Swim:          6:37  (2:13 per 100 yards)
T-1:             1:32
Bike:         36:45  (19.9 miles per hour)
T-2:             1:13
Run:          24:20  (7:51 per mile) 
Finish:    1:10:24

In what's believed to be his very first triathlon, Pete Groce placed 5th (of 6) in the 55-59 age group.   Here are Pete's splits, all of which are quite respectable:

Swim:         7:58  (2:40 per 100 yards)
T-1:             2:30
Bike:         41:59  (17.4 miles per hour)
T-2:             1:28
Run:          25:58  (8:23 per mile) 
Finish:    1:19:50

Complete race results can be found here.

There were 83 and 77 finishers of the sprint and super sprint distances, respectively. By comparison, there were 150 and 62 in 2019, the last year the triathlon was held.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K RUN/WALK (updated July 28th)


Spelling out "YMCA" at the starting line is a tradition for YMCA races. About half the field was standing in the shade on the other side of the street, trying to beat the heat from the rising sun.

Thirty-seven runners and walkers turned out Saturday morning for the Tri-County YMCA's fourth annual Christmas in July 5K, where they enjoyed an early Christmas present in the form of a wonderful, cooling breeze--something that definitely wasn't in NOAA's weather forecast. (Thank you, Santa!)  Without the breeze, the race would have been just the latest in a series of brutally hot races we've had this summer, each one seemingly hotter than the previous one.

Tucker Seise made it four in a row for overall victories at YMCA 5Ks, winning in 17:42. (Tucker won this spring's Whobilation 5K in 17:10, and last year's Whobilation and Christmas in July races in 17:38 and 17:53, respectively.) Tucker handily beat Angel Aviles, a Puerto Rico native now stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, by over two minutes.

The women's race was won by 16 year-old Eva Heimsoth of Ottawa, Illinois, who was vacationing with her family at the Lake for the past week.  She won in 23:26, two minutes ahead of her nearest rival.  Eva is a cross country runner at Ottawa High School, and joins a long list of high school cross country runners from elsewhere who have claimed an overall victory at one of our local events.   

 
Overall winners Tucker Seise (17:42) and Eva Heimsoth (23:26).

Here are the complete race results:

CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K RUN/WALK
OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI
JULY 24, 2021
RESULTS BY FINISH ORDER
Last Name First Name
Age
Gender
Bib #
Finish Time
Seise Tucker
27
M
181
 17:42
Aviles Angel
49
M
184
 20:06
Heimsoth Eva
16
F
158
 23:26
Owens Harley
22
M
191
 23:51
Whitinger Jayla
17
F
168
 25:39
Whitinger Jarvis
44
M
194
 25:42
Windsand Jim
71
M
169
 27:40
Byrne Zachary
21
M
165
 30:20
Byrne Kris
65
F
162
 31:21
Vandiver Renee
56
F
177
 31:45
Walters Ann
56
F
193
 38:35
Davinroy Carolyn
72
F
167
 39:00
Kauten Macy
11
F
183
 39:18
Chancellor Jessica
36
F
186
 40:12
Glickert Jim
66
M
179
 40:15
Bartlett Carla
62
F
161
 41:53
Lebofsky Melinda
48
F
185
 41:57
Byrne Steve
54
M
163
 43:25
Byrne Taylor
18
F
164
 44:33
Heiser Emma
9
F
171
 46:25
Davis Bridgid
49
F
166
 46:32
Chancellor Josey
10
F
192
 47:34
Kauten Michelle
45
F
182
 47:35
Enoch Harper
7
F
180
 48:53
Reedy Alyssa
7
F
189
 51:49
Sherrill Trinity
13
F
187
 51:51
Windsand Deborah
67
F
170
 51:53
Lear Janet
67
F
188
 54:57
Sovcik Samuel
5
M
175
 1:01:17
Sovcik Tomas
37
M
190
 1:01:20
Shearer Madison
32
F
176
 1:01:23
Welty Morgan
30
F
157
 1:03:09
Gettler Victoria
52
F
159
 1:03:13
Cody Jessie
36
F
156
 1:03:13
Jackson Caiden
11
M
197
 1:07:23
Sovcik Maverick
12
M
160
1:07:28
Hotop Patty
62
F
195
 DNF

While vacationing for the first time at the Lake of the Ozarks, Michigan residents Jim and Debbie Windsand found out about the race and decided to kill two birds with one stone. They're on a mission to do a race in every state, and Debbie was able to check off Missouri.  (Jim had already completed a Missouri race.)

Many more race photos can be found here.

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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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PREGNANCY HELP CENTER'S 5K WALK/RUN FOR LIFE (posted June 26th)

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The Pregnancy Help Center of the Lake of the Ozarks (Facebook page) is holding its 5K Walk/Run for Life (Facebook page) on Saturday, October 2nd. The walk/run starts at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.  The event has a new venue this year, at JJ Twigs Pizza & BBQ on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark.   (The course will still pass over the Community (toll) Bridge.)  As in the past, the event will include the always popular raffle prize giveaways, childrens' activities, and food and drinks.  A pre-race fun run for kids age 6 and younger is planned.

The entry fee for runners and walkers is $15 until 11:59 p.m. July 31st, and $20 thereafter.  5K participants age 11 and under are free unless they wish to be eligible for run prizes, in which case they pay the normal entry fee. 

Click to register online or for all the event details.  The online registration page also contains a fundraising option.   

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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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