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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR MAY 21 - 22

A busy race schedule is in store for this coming weekend.  The weather will be cooler, with temperatures on Saturday and Sunday only reaching the upper 60s.  Sunday is supposed to be clear, but the weatherman currently says showers are likely Friday night and Saturday morning.

In the Lake area, the People Against Child Trafficking (P.A.C.T.) are putting on the Rise Up 5K in Eldon on Saturday.  The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Rock Island Park.  Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m.  Scroll down this column to "Upcoming Events" to find out more details about the event.

Elsewhere:

Warsaw:

Mountain Madness Missouri State Championship Mountain Bike Race, Saturday & Sunday

Mark Twain National Forest (Potosi):

Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon, Saturday (Marathon participants we know:  Andy Emerson, Ed Green, Sherry Wilson)

St. James:

Grapes & Grain 5K, Saturday

Springfield:

Blue Line Run 5K/10K, Saturday

Kansas City:

The Sunglasses Run 5K, Saturday
Women on the Move 5K, Saturday
Sock & Undie Rundie (5K), Saturday
Kansas City Triathlon, Sunday
Greater Kansas City Women's 5K/10K, Sunday

St. Louis area:

Bark in the Park 5K, Forest Park, Saturday
St. Louis Triathlon, Creve Coeur Park, Sunday
Make Tracks Through the Zoo 5K, Forest Park, Sunday

Poplar Bluff:

Wolf Creek 6/12/24 Hr. Endurance Mountain Bike Race, Saturday

Cotter, Arkansas:

Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship, Saturday

Tulsa, Oklahoma:

Ironman Tulsa Triathlon, Sunday 

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IRONHORSE GRAVEL GRIND (posted May 15th)

Mike Korst was our lone Lake-area representative at the races this weekend. Mike was in Willard on Sunday for the second annual IronHorse Gravel Grind, a gravel road bicycle race benefiting the Springfield-based trail organization Ozark Greenways.

A total of 193 cyclists participated in the three race distances offered: The Grindy (26 miles), The Grinder (43 miles), and The Grindest (84 miles). Mike finished 18th overall (of 92 finishers) in The Grinder, crossing the finish line in 2:30:32, a pace of 17.1 mph.

Complete results can be found here.

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted May 7th)

Race results are posted here.

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TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K / LOZ TRAVERSE  (updated May 12th)

       

Here are the results for our Lake-area participants:

TRAIL OF FOUR WINDS 25K / LOZ TRAVERSE
LAKE OF THE OZARDS STATE PARK
MAY 7, 2022
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
TOFW 25K:
Pete Groce Eldon
3:07:42
M50-59
5 of 10
Mark Matthews Kaiser
3:12:40
M40-49
4 of 11
Jessica Clark Rocky Mount
3:14:08
F40-49
1 of 10
Katie Roberts Camdenton
3:27:10
F40-49
3 of 10
Sarah Lipp Linn Creek
3:36:38
F30-39
5 of 9
Brian Dickerson Osage Beach
4:25:33
M40-49
10 of 11
Jenna Hagen Osage Beach
4:25:34
F30-39
8 of 9
   
LOZ TRAVERSE:
Chris Boyle Osage Beach
5:59:03
3rd overall (of 40)
         

There were 71 finishers of the 25K, and 40 of LOZ Traverse, at this year's race.   Of the 40 Traverse finishers, 8 competed in last year's 25K.   Of the 71 25K finishers, 22 did last year's race.   For the two races combined, just 30 participants, or 27% of this year's field, were returnees from last year.

NUMBER OF FINISHERS
  2019 2020 2021 2022
TOFW 25K
129
COVID
137
71
LOZ Traverse
-
-
40
  Total 
129
137
111

Complete race results are posted here.

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P.A.C.T. RISE UP 5K WALK & RUN  (posted March 10th)

The Eldon-based People Against Child Trafficking is holding its second annual Rise Up 5K run/walk to raise funds for the Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition.

The event will be held at the Rock Island Park on Saturday, May 21st.  The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 7:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 for those who pre-register, and $25 on race day.

Online registration and additional event details are available here.

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RUN WITH THE COPS, NOT FROM THE COPS 5K/10K (posted April 29th)

The Miller County Sheriff's Office's Run with the Cops, Not from the Cops 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 4th, at the Air Park (adjacent to the aquatic center) in Eldon.

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

All paid participants will receive t-shirts, but to guarantee receiving your a t-shirt on race day, register on or before May 20th

Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.

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ELDON ROCK ISLAND ROAD RACE (updated February 6th)

The Lake area's second-biggest running race, the Eldon Rock Island Road Race will return for its fifth year on Saturday, June 11th 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 open from 5:45 to 7:00 a.m.

Online registration is available here.

Entry fees will increase in steps on March 14th, April 11th, and May 10th.  

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 6th.  

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

Visit the race's Facebook page for more information.

A course map can be found here. (The course is unchanged from last year.)

Here's a look at this year's finishers medals:

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LOTO ENDURANCE (posted January 6th)

The second annual 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 11th.

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 April 18th)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 17th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 14th annual Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held at the soccer fields in Linn Creek

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 6th.  The fee rises to $50 after that date. 

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register by the June 6th deadline. 

Online registration is available.

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RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted April 14th)

The Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's (Facebook page) Run for the Horses 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, June 25th 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 17th, and $25 thereafter.   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 12th.

Online registration and additional details are available here.

To register by mail, complete and return a registration form (one for each participant) by June 17th.

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PREGNANCY HELP CENTER'S 5K WALK/RUN FOR LIFE (posted March 30th)

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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 1st. The walk/run starts at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.  The event will again be held at JJ Twigs Pizza & BBQ on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark.    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 starts at 8:30 a.m.

The entry fee for runners and walkers is $15 until 11:59 p.m. March 31st, $20 from April 1st to June 30th, $25 from July 1st to September 30th, and $30 on race day.  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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LAKE AREA MAGICAL ADVENTURE (posted November 5th)

A new endurance race is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks in October.

The Lake Area Magical Adventure (Facebook page)--LLAMA, for short--is a 200-mile team relay race to be held on October 22-23. Teams of up to 12 runners will race with a 36-hour time limit to complete the course.

Registration is available here.

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4 FORE 30 INFINITY (posted February 2nd) 

The fifth annual 4 Fore 30 Infinity last man standing race will be held December 3rd at Lake Valley Club west of Camdenton.  Kids' Harbor will again being the race's nonprofit beneficiary.

Registration and complete details about the race can be found here.

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