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The madness begins January 1, 2018:   Todd Raney has purchased a home in Kansas City, and will soon become only a part-time Lake resident.   We've agreed that, starting January 1st, Todd--who's led the "most miles raced" standings in the Lake Area Scoreboard every year since the scoreboard debuted in 2013--won't be included in the rankings.

This will most assuredly create a free-for-all among certain Lake-area men (we all know who they are), and lead to all sorts of crazy behavior as they compete for the top spot. (Actually, the most-miles-raced ranking was never meant to be a competition.  It was just a way to gauge who was doing how much racing, but try telling that to a bunch of Type-A runners.)

So, come January 1st, grab yourself a bag of popcorn and watch the insanity unfold.

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THE RUNNING RECESSION: A MID-YEAR UPDATE (posted June 23rd) 

Regular readers know that I've been chronicling the "recession" in running on this webpage over the past few years.

The data from the first half of 2017 shows that the level of interest in running continues to drop.  Unless there's a sudden and strong reversal in the second half of this year (I wouldn't bet on it), 2017 is likely to be the third consecutive year in which the level of interest in running has fallen. 

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 pretty 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 56,234 in 2014, followed by declines in both 2015 and 2016.   Interestingly, there were fewer finishers in 2016 than in 2012, despite a doubling in the number of events.

NUMBER OF FULL AND HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
AT MISSOURI RACES
Year
# of races
# of finishers
% change from previous year
2012
33
52,482
-
2013
45
53,265
1%
2014
51
56,234
6%
2015
59
51.357
9%
2016
65
47,293
8%

In the first half of 2017, there were 21,438 finishers, down 11% from 24,177 in the first six months of 2016, as shown in the table below (click on table for a .pdf version):

The decline was broad-based, with nearly two-thirds of the events experiencing declines in 2017.  Every one of the eight largest events in the state, which represent about 75% of the total finishers, had declines:

NUMBER OF FULL AND HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
AT THE EIGHT LARGEST RACES
Race
2016
2017
% change
GO! St. Louis
6,327
5,711
10%
Rock the Parkway
4,223
3,722
12%
Garmin
2,318
2,171
6%
Hospital Hill
2,220
1,825
18%
Running with the Cows
1,388
1,160
16%
Joplin Memorial
1,336
810
39%
Race 13.1 St. Louis
810
602
26%
Independence Half Marathon
683
562
18%
   Total
19,305
16,563
14%

In 2016, the races in the first six months of the year accounted for about half of the year's total finishers.  If that holds true for 2017, the total number of finishers for all of 2017 should be around 42,000.  That would represent a decline of 25% since the running recession started three years ago.  

At the start of 2017, I thought that perhaps this would be the year that interest in running would either stabilize or increase.  Halfway through the year, it looks like 2017 will be even worse than the previous two.

You really don't have to look at the above numbers to know that running has lost its popularity.  If you've attended many of our Lake-area 5Ks over the last few years, you've seen the big decline in the number of participants.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR JUNE 24-25

Well, here we are--the last race weekend of the first half of the year.  Gosh, the year has been flying by at warp speed.

We have a brand-new event in the Lake area this weekend, and it features . . . doughnuts!  The Eldon Police Officers Association is holding their Doughnut 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". 

Another Lake-area 5K this weekend has just come to my attention:

The Relay for Life 5K, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Camdenton High School.

Elsewhere:

Jefferson City:

TJ Clime Cupcake 5K Run/Walk, Saturday

Rolla:

A Soldier's Son's Run 5K, Saturday

Springfield & vicinity:

Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Neosho:

Neosho Sprint Triathlon, Saturday

Ozark:

Sertoma Duck Waddle 5K, Saturday

Joplin:

Run for Our Heroes 5K, Saturday

Kansas City and vicinity:

Tour de Lakes (bike rides of varying distances), Saturday
PD Donut Dash, Saturday
ScoutStrong Challenge 5K/10K, Parkville, Saturday
CASA SuperHero 5K Run, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

Macklind Mile (one-mile road race; no turns; downhill), Saturday
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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SHOW-ME STATE SENIOR GAMES (posted June 20th) 

Ed Doney was our lone Lake-area competitor at the Show-Me State Senior Games in Columbia over the weekend.

In Saturday's 5K, Ed finished in 27:35, placing second (of three) in the men's 65-69 age group.  The winner of the age group was the phenomenal John Howland of Jefferson City, who crossed the line in 22:00.  (Last year, at the age of 67, John was the overall winner--over 34 other competitors--of the Missouri Race Series 10-mile race in Columbia.) 

On Sunday, Ed won his age group by default in the 10K, finishing in 1:00:21. 

Full race results can be found here.

The Senior Games are open to all individuals 50 years old or older. Almost all of the participants are serious age-group competitors.  The oldest runner was in the 85-89 age group, and he finished the 5K in 35:23.

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RUN WITH THE HORSES 5K/10K, HIDDEN HILLS 10K CHALLENGE & KIDS' 1-MILE RUN/WALK (posted June 20th)

A morning thunderstorm moved out just in time--but left behind oppressive humidity--on Saturday for the thirty-three runners and walkers participating in the Run with the Horses benefiting the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary.


A few of the residents at the horse rescue and
sanctuary came out to walk with us.

In the Hidden Hills 10K Challenge, half of which featured steep hills on (mostly) gravel roads, Chris Boyle ran the fastest 10K of the year among Lake-area men, finishing in 46:00.  Katie Roberts won the women's race by default, finishing alongside husband Stacy Roberts in about 1:05:00.


Katie Roberts' pained expression says it all about the difficulty of the hills on the Hidden Hills Challenge.  She's pictured here running alongside husband Stacy Roberts.

    
Chris Boyle (left) had a great run, looking fresh even after cresting the toughest hill on the course.   Gary Braman, on the sidelines nursing a sore knee, manned the aid station located at the summit. 

The 5K winners were both visiting the Lake from Quincy, Illinois.  Brad Weisen won the men's race by default with an impressive 18:45 finish time.  Cierra Hiland was the top female, finishing in 21:36.  This was Cierra's third victory this year--she won the women's 5K at Bridge & Dam in 22:52, and at the Lake Race 5K in 20:51.

   
Overall 5K winners Brad Weisen and Cierra Hiland.

Here are the complete race results:

RUN WITH THE HORSES 5K/10K/1-MILE & HIDDEN HILLS 10K
LINN CREEK, MISSOURI
JUNE 17, 2017
RESULTS
Name
Bib #
Age
Finish Time
HIDDEN HILLS 10K:
Chris Boyle
104
38
46:00
Mike Toth
102
54
1:01:40
Katie Roberts
100
40
1:05:??
Stacy Roberts
110
43
1:05:??
Jim Glickert
103
62
1:20:57
 
10K:
Kathleen Robbins
138
49
1:36:40
Julie Schell
140
51
1:36:40
Kimberly Gericke
139
53
1:46:17
 
5K:
Brad Weisen
134
43
18:45
Cierra Hiland
113
30
21:36
Kris Williams
149
55
26:38
Jen Wiethop
136
34
34:24
Caroline Davinroy
130
68
34:25
Mary Larsen
154
48
36:07
Bhanumathy Krishnan
115
58
40:49
Linda West
141
69
44:07
Linda Berberich
122
62
45:14
Suzanne Alexander
153
64
46:44
Connie Long
147
62
52:38
Debbie Everman
148
59
53:12
Alexis Rosack
146
55:53
Olivia Hilton
145
55:55
Kathleen Gale
144
67
56:15
Maryellen Phillips
143
71
56:15
Priscilla Stuart
142
67
56:16
Jamie Cox
150
18
58:54
Kim Cox
151
49
58:54
Sherri Miller
155
41
58:54
Roxie Nieroda
153
64
59:13
       
1-MILE:      
Sam Maschino
114
6
16:45
Andy Eidsen
137
7
23:19
Ty Wiethop
135
9
31:15
Michael Maschino
126
8
34:21

Below is just one of many more photos from the race that you can view here.


The kids' 1-mIle race competitors (from left):  Ty Wiethop,
Michael Maschino, Sam Maschino and Andy Eidsen.

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ONE ON THE RUN (posted June 18th)


Helene Neville (far left) with the Gray family.
  (Photo provided by Scott Gray.)

Scott and Jayna Gray played host this weekend to Helene Neville, who's running 4,000 miles across Missouri and eleven other states over the span of five months this year to complete her years-long quest of running across every state in the continental U.S.  She crossed into Missouri at St. Joseph on Tuesday (June 13th), heading east. 

You can read more about Helene and her inspiring story at her webpage and Facebook page.

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GRANDMA'S MARATHON (posted June 17th)

Congratulations to Todd Raney for scoring his tenth consecutive sub 4-hour marathon in ten different states so far this year. On Saturday, Todd completed Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota in 3:53:44, placing 105th (of 344) in the 45-49 age group.

Minnesota marks the 37th state in which Todd has competed a sub 4-hour marathon.  His state total, including states with finishes over four hours, still stands at 49.

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ELDON POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION'S DOUGHNUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 22nd)

A newly-formed nonprofit organization, the Eldon Police Officers Association (Facebook page), will be holding their first annual Doughnut 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) on Saturday, June 24th.   Proceeds from the event will benefit Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Association's "Shop with a Cop" program to help provide Christmas gifts for children of families in need.

The race will start at 7:30 a.m. at the City of Eldon's Public Safety Building on S. Oak Street (map).  Race-day registration will be available from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 15th.  After that date, the entry fee rises to $25.  Only those who pre-register by June 15th will be guaranteed a t-shirt in their size on race day.

Click to download a flyer and registration form for more information. The registration form can be mailed in or dropped off at the Eldon Police Department.

So how will the doughnut run work?   Before the race, you'll be given a doughnut, and your goal is to reach the finish the race with a whole doughnut.  What's hard about that, you ask?  Well, along the course, off-duty police officers and volunteers will be attempting to steal your doughnut.  Why keep it away from them?  Because you're only going to get a medal if you finish with a whole doughnut.  (First-place runners in each age group will also receive plaques.)      

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19th ANNUAL ELDON INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K RUN/WALK (posted June 9th)

Registration is open for Eldon's Independence Day 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held on Saturday, July 1st, at the swimming pool on N. Franklin Street near the air park. The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 23rd. After that date, the fee is $20. T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register; all others receive t-shirts while supplies last.

Registration forms are available at the Parks & Recreation Department's Facebook page, or just click here.

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CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS BLUE RIBBON 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 17th)

The fourth annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk benefiting Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), will be held on Saturday, July 15th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map). The run/walk will start at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.

Once again, the theme for the event is "Not all heroes wear capes!"   Come dressed as your favorite superhero, or come dressed all in blue.   Prizes will be given out for the best and "blue-est" costumes.

The entry fee for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of June 15th is $20 for individuals and $15 per person for families of three or more.  On race day, the entry fees for both individuals and family members are $5 higher.

A "Virtual Runner" option is available for those who live elsewhere and can't travel to the event.  The entry fee is $25.  Virtual Runners will get a t-shirt.

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

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

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TUSCUMBIA FFA FUN 5K (posted May 29th) 

Tuscumbia High School's Future Farmers of America chapter is holding a 5K on Saturday, July 22nd, at the Tuscumbia City Park.   Proceeds from the event will help send students to a national FFA conference in Washington, D.C. this summer. 

The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration open from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.

The registration fee is $20 if you register before July 1st.  After that date, the fee rises to $25.  The fee for kids ages 12 and under is $10.  T-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who pre-register and pay by July 1st. 

Click for a flyer/registration form (.jpg or .pdf).

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THE RUNNING OF THE KNIGHTS 5K/1-MILE (posted May 11th)

The King's Academy preschool and elementary school will be holding its first Running of the Knights 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, September 10th, in Lake Ozark.  The 1-mile fun run starts at 2:00 p.m., and the 5K at 2:30 p.m., at Christ the King Church at 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd.  Race-day registration opens at 12:30 p.m.

The entry fee for the timed 5K is $30. Register as a team of four or more, and the entry fee is $25 for each team member.

The untimed, 1-mile fun run entry fee is $15.

The registration deadline for guaranteed t-shirts is August 18th.

For more information or to register online, click here.

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WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S (posted May 31st) 

The Lake of the Ozarks' participation in the Alzheimer's Association's national Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Saturday, October 7th, at the Camdenton City Park.    

Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8:00 a.m., with a ceremony and the walk beginning at 9:00 a.m.

To register, volunteer or donate, please click here.

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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
       
Dec 10, 2016 Hoover Dam Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Lake Mead National Park, NV
Dec 11, 2016 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 31, 2016 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield, MO
Dec 31- Jan 1 The Pistol Ultra Run 50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 1 Hangover Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Leawood, KS
Jan 14 Runner's Choice 5K/10K
(cancelled)
5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 14 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
(Postponed until Jan. 21)
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 15 Chevron Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 15 Rock 'n' Roll Arizona
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Phoenix, AZ
Jan 21 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 21 David's Trail Endurance Run
25K: Gary Braman, Chris Boyle, John Shelby
50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 28 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 4 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 5 Surf City MarathonMarathon: Todd Raney Marathon & Half Huntington Beach, CA
Feb 11 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 11 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 11 Mississippi River Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS
Feb 12 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 19 Austin Marathon Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 19 Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 25 Clinton Historic Half Marathon & 5K
(inaugural race)
Half Marathon & 5K Clinton, MO
Feb 25 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
March 4 Myrtle Beach Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Myrtle Beach, SC
March 4 Liberty Hospital Half
(inaugural race)
Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
March 5 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 11 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 11 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 12 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 17,18,19 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 18 Sedalia Half Marathon
(Facebook page)
Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 19 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon, 7K & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 25 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon/10K/5K Lake Ozark, MO
March 25 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 26 Queens Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon New York, NY
April 1 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Rocheport to Boonville, MO
April 1 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 1 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 1 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 2 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 8 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 8 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 9 GO! St. Louis
Marathon: Gary Braman
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 9 Vernonia Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Banks, OR
April 15 Double Chubb Trail Race 50K & 25K Eureka, MO
April 15 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 22 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Eldon, MO
April 22 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 22 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 23 Northland Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Riverside, MO (near KC)
April 23 Glass City Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Toledo, OH
April 29 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Run for Their Lives
(cancelled)
Half Marathon & 5K Owensville, MO
April 30 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 6 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk (final race--TTAC ceasing operations) Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 7

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 13 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 13 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 20
Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 20 Joplin Memorial Run Marathon/Half & 5K
Joplin, MO
May 20 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon
50-mile course sweepers: Chris Boyle, Gary Braman & John Shelby
50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 20 Great American Bacon Race Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 20 Fargo Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Fargo, ND
May 21 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
June 3 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 3 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
June 3

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 10 Run for a Vet Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
June 10 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
June 17 Grandma's Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Duluth, MN
July 9 Mad Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Waitsfield, VT
July 22 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 19 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Sep 2 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 3 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember
(cancelled?)
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Willard, MO
Sep 4 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100
Chris Boyle (50-mile)
50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 16 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 17 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Kyleigh Phillips Memorial 5K & Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 23 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 24 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 24 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 30 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 1 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 1

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 2 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Oct 1 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 1 Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
Oct 7 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon & 10K
(5K on Friday evening)
Waynesville, MO
Oct 7 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 7 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 8 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 14 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 14 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Oct 15 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 15 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 21 Kansas City Marathon 5K, 10K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 22 Go Girl Run - Memphis Half Marathon & 5K Memphis, TN
Oct 22 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis, MO
Oct 27-28 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 28 FLATS Trail Half Marathon Half Marathon Kirksville, MO
Nov 4 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 4-5 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 5 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 5 Bass Pro Shops 5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 5 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 5 New York City Marathon
Jesse Shields
Marathon New York, NY
Nov 11 Team RWB Veterans Day Half Marathon & 4 Miler (2016 cancelled; will retry in spring 2017) Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 11 Longview Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Nov 11 Phoenix Summit Challenge 10/15/17/25-mile trail hikes Phoenix, AZ
Nov 11 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K Lampe, MO
Nov 12 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 25K & 50K Lampe, MO
Nov 18 Honoring Our Heroes Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 18 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 19 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 19 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Nov 29 AWS re:Invent 5K 5K Las Vegas, NV
Dec 2 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 2 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 2 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 9 You Don't Know Jack 200K/100K/75K/50K/25K/15K/5K & 100-mile Carthage, MO
Dec 10 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 10 Honolulu Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Honolulu, HI
Dec 16 Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon Marathon Little Rock, AR
Dec 30 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
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
Ironman Texas Triathlon
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run The Woodlands, TX
Apr 23 The Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bke, 1.5-mile run St. Louis, MO
April 30 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 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 7

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 13 Trek for Trikes Not a true duathlon (run/bike/run), but offers a 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 14 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 21 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
June 10 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 11 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 17 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 17 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
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Neosho, MO
July 8 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 9 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 9 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 29 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 29 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
July 30 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
Aug 5 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 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 6 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 11 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug12 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 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
Aug 26 Cedar Creek Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 11-mile bike, 1-mile run
Olathe, KS
Sep 10 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 24 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Sep 24 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Sep 24 Ironman Chattanooga Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Chattanooga, TN
Oct 15 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
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Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Jan 15 Rocheport Roubaix 30, 50 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 10 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 29 The Epic (gravel road bike races) 150 and 80 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 13 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 21 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Katy Trail near Columbia, MO
May 21 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
May 27-28 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 29 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 3 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 3 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
Jun 10-16 Big BAM Bicycle ride across Missouri Weston to Louisiana, MO
June 10 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 17 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
June 24 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 15 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 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 9-10 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 17 Mountain Madness Mountain bike races Warsaw, MO
Sep 23 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 25 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
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 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides; 5K run 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

2017
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 31 Lake Race "Paddle Battle" Paddleboard races Lake of the Ozarks
June 10-11 Osage Howler
Trevor Dowdney (61 miles)
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 27 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Sep 9 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge
(Finger Lakes State Park)
5K paddle, then 5K run Columbia, 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)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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