Quickie:  The Run for the Children Half Marathon results can be found here (corrected for bad link).  Participants should have already received an e-mail reporting their individual results.  That's a neat feature offered by Split-Second Timing through the ItsYourRace.com website. 

The photos have been posted.   Click here to view them.

Split-Second Timing has now posted the overall and age group results at their website.

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FRISCO RAILROAD RUN (posted April 25th)

Congratulations to our four Lake-area runners who competed at the Ozark Greenways/Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners' Frisco Railroad Run (50-Mile/50K/Marathon/Half Marathon/8K/Relay) in Willard on Saturday.

Meagan Carroll of Eldon finished the 50K in 7:10:56, placing third (of three) in the female 20-29 age group.

Jim McDermott ran the marathon, finishing in 4:04:12 and winning the male 60-69 age group over four other competitors.

In the half marathon, Tammara Vitelli and Pat Walters, both of Camdenton, finished in 2:06:08 and 3:41:34, respectively.  Tammara placed 12th (of 43) in the 30-39 age group; Pat placed 5th (of 9) in the 60-69 age group.

Full race results can be found here.

A further search of the race results turns up at least one other runner whose name is familiar to many of us in the Lake area.  The phenomenal Melissa Martinez of Crocker, who ran the GO! St. Louis Marathon just two weeks ago (and the Bridge & Dam Half two weeks before that), ran Frisco's 50-mile race.  Melissa won the 40-49 age group (over three others) with a time of 9:14:52.

Melissa Martinez at last month's Bridge & Dam Half Marathon.

The Frisco Railroad Run managed to do what few other events have been able to do this year--increase participation over last year.  It did so in nearly every race distance, as well.   Here are the numbers:

Half marathon

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ILLINOIS MARATHON (posted April 25th)

Congratulations to the Lake area's brand-new marathon finisher, Curtis Wehmeyer.  Curtis finished the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois today, and he ran an outstanding race.  Many runners encounter problems in their first marathon, but Curtis apparently had none.  He left himself with a pretty tough time to beat in the future. 

Curtis finished in 3:51:42 and placed 54th (of 107) in the male 40-44 age group.  (This also marks the fastest marathon finish among Lake-area men so far this year.)

The weather was lousy.  The temperature held steady at 50°, but there was light rain, plus winds of 12-22 mph, throughout the morning.

Like many of our local runners, Curtis has come a long way in just a few years.  I believe he only started running in 2012, and did his first half marathon at the inaugural Run for the Children Half Marathon in 2013.  Earlier this month, he completed his first duathlon (run-bike-run), and this summer he's contemplating his first triathlon.

Curtis Wehmeyer, pictured (left) at the Run for the Children Half Marathon in 2013, and (right) at the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon on March 28, 2015, where he finished in 1:49:15.
(Click on photos for larger images.)

Just in case any of our Lake-area runners know them, two (fast) runners from Lebanon, Jamie Vest and Joy Weis, finished the half marathon in 1:29:40 and 1:41:25, respectively.

Full Illinois Marathon race results can be found here.

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After skipping the 2014 race, Alysia Maschino and Beth Coulter returned to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend to again compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon (i.e. half marathon).  Both placed in the top 20% of their respective age groups.

Alysia finished in 1:53:33, placing 56th (of 797) in the female 40-44 age group.  Beth came in soon after, finishing in 2:02:48, placing 207th (of 1,052) in the female 35-39 age group. 

The storm system moving across the Midwest brought light rain and cool, 50° temperatures to the race.

Extraordinary performances were turned in by both the men's and women's winners of the miniMarathon.  They set new course records--1:01:44 for the men (a pace of 4:42 per mile) and 1:12:07 for the women (5:30 per mile).  It was a sprint to the finish for the men--the second place finisher crossed the line just 2-1/2 seconds behind the winner.

Full race results can be found here.

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BUBBLE & GLOW LEAP 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK (posted April 25th)

A huge crowd of runners and walkers--certainly the largest we've seen at a local event this year--turned out for Eldon Middle School's Bubble & Glow L.E.A.P. 5K/1-Mile on Friday night.

Scott Gray passed along a couple photos, and the size of the gathering was a real eye-opener. Your guess is as good as mine as to how many were there, but I'm guessing 300-400 participants.

Click on a photo for a larger image. Photos courtesy of Scott Gray.

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Quickie:  The registration form is now available for the C.O.P.S. Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 14th. The listing for the event (scroll down to "Upcoming Events" further down this column) has been updated to include links for the registration and other forms, as well as details about a newly-added Virtual 5K option.

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For lots of reasons, the last weekend of April is always one of the busiest of the year, and this year is no exception.  There are races going on everywhere this weekend.

In the Lake area, we have three events on tap.  On Friday evening, there are two 5Ks--the Bubble & Glow L.E.A.P. 5K in Eldon, and the Light Up the Laps 5K in Versailles.  On Saturday morning, the third annual Run for the Children Half Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. (registration will be open from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.) in front of Curves at 214 S. Mill Street (map) in Eldon.  More information about each of these events can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".

Around the state:


St. Paul's End of School 5K Fun Run, Saturday

Jefferson City:

Jefferson City Road Runners Club Spring Fling 5K, Saturday
Wildcat Willy's 5K, Saturday
Hope to 5K, Saturday


Visitation Inter-Parish Catholic School 5K, Sunday


Chasing the Sun 5K, Saturday
Work to Wellness 5K, Saturday
Blue Ridge Mustang Stampede 5K, Saturday
TRYPS Fairy Tale 5K, Saturday
Head for the Cure 5K, Sunday


Lub Dub Run 5K/10K, Saturday


Frisco Railroad Run (50 mile, 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, Relays), Saturday

Springfield and southwest Missouri:

Various events

Kansas City:

Trolley Run (4 miles), Sunday
Other KC area events

St. Louis:

USO Country Music 5K/10K, Saturday afternoon
Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon
, Sunday
St. Louis area events: Big River Running and Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendars

Big regional races:

Illinois Marathon & Half Marathon, Saturday (LOTO participants:  Curtis Wehmeyer)
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon & Half Marathon, Sunday
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon, Saturday

Distant races:

New Jersey Marathon, Sunday (LOTO participants:  Todd Raney)

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

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Congratulations to our four Lake-area runners who competed at Sunday's (April 19th) Go Girl Run Springfield Half Marathon & 5K.  

Sondra Ellis of Richland won the 30-34 age group by finishing in 1:42:13, ahead of 97 other competitors.

Benefiting from aging-up this year was Angela Martin, who ran a 2:01:16 (19 seconds faster than last year) and placed 7th (of 79) in the 45-49 age group.

Here are the results for Lake-area runners:


Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Sondra Ellis Richland
1 of 98
Angela Martin Osage Beach
7 of 79
Kimberly Saab Camdenton
79 of 90
Heather Hendon Camdenton
15 of 42

Race Notes:
            Link to full results

The overall winner of the half marathon was former Missouri State University basketball standout Jackie Stiles.  She won in 1:25:49, nearly 8 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor.

Participation was down from last year, which in turn was down from the inaugural race in 2013.  Here are the totals:

Half marathon

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RUN FOR THE BEACH 5K RUN/WALK (updated April 18th)

The starting line, on the Bagnell Dam Strip.
(Click to view a larger image.)

About twenty-five runners and walkers turned out on Saturday for the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast's tenth annual Run for the Beach 5K Run/Walk in Lake Ozark. The event raises funds for the Kiwanis' effort to provide emergency assistance to children and families in the Lake area.

With none of the young, fast Lake-area runners in attendance, Paula O'Connor and Lawson Barclay were the overall female and male winners.  Finish times were slow for everyone, as the course was longer than 3.1 miles.  (One runner's GPS watch registered 3.4 miles.)

Overall female and male winners Paula O'Connor
and Lawson Barclay.

You can view the rest of the race photos here.  (Be sure to check out the irony in photo #46.)

Here are the top two finishers in each age group:

APRIL 18, 2015
Age Group
Bib #
Finish Time
31 - 49   1.  Eric Newman
    2.  Mark Brick
50 - 59   1.  Vance Reynolds
60 & over   1. Lawson Barclay
    2. Jim Glickert
19 - 30   1.  Megan Hendrickson
    2.  Laura Patterson
31 - 49   1.  Jennifer Newman
    2.  Lindsey Ellerman
50 - 59   1.  Paula O'Connor
    2.  Nancy Wadsworth
60 & over  1. (tie) Brenda Gunter
     & Nancy ?

Casey O'Connor, who hasn't raced since setting an all-time local 5K record of 16:05 at the Give 'Em The Bird 5K in November 2013, stopped by the race while on his bicycle. Last year, Casey rode his bike out to California. This year, he'll be riding to Texas and then on to the East Coast. Don't be surprised if he sets his sights on doing a long-distance bike race some day.

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Three Lake-area runners, plus frequent Lake visitor Miki Schroeder, competed in the Garmin Half Marathon in Olathe, Kansas, on Saturday (April 18th).

Here are their results:

APRIL 18, 2015
Age Group Place
Willard Haley
42 of 75
Desiree Milburn
50 of 83
Karen Snyder Richland
179 of 215
Other Half Marathon Results of interest:
Miki Schroeder
Platte City, MO
126 of 215

Race Notes:
   560 marathon finishers (versus 678 in 2014)
   1,886 half marathon finishers (versus 2203 in 2014)
   433 10K finishers (versus 428 6K finishers in 2014)
   Link to full results

If I missed anyone or made any mistakes, please let me know.

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For those of us from the Lake area, the biggest story at this year's GO! St. Louis Marathon & Half Marathon was Eldon runner Lizzy Handschy finishing second among 583 women in the marathon. This was Lizzy's very first marathon, and she finished in an extraordinary 2:57:04. It was the fastest marathon ever run by a Lake-area runner, and easily meets the Boston Marathon qualifying standard of 3:35:00 for Lizzy's age group.   Lizzy finished second to her friend and running mate, Andrea Karl of St. Louis, who crossed the line in 2:54:29.   (Andrea has only competed in two marathons, and won them both.)   Congratulations, Lizzy!

Lizzy Handschy at the 25-mile mark.
(Click on photo for a larger image.)

Lizzy was one of seven runners from the Lake area who competed at GO! St. Louis this year.  Their results are listed below.

Two other runners familiar to us were also spotted at the race.   Heather Gardner, a frequent Lake weekender from O'Fallon (she was at the Summer Night Glow 5K last year), finished her very first marathon, in 5:30:24, placing 80th (of 91) in the 35-39 age group.  From Crocker, Melissa Martinez (Facebook page), who had a Team 413 booth at the race expo and who organizes the Frog Hill Half Marathon in Waynesville, ran a speedy 3:38:26 marathon.

Melissa Martinez, pictured at the
Bridge & Dam Half Marathon on March 28th.

APRIL 12, 2015
Age Group
Finish Time
Age Group Place
Miriam Taylor Osage Beach
88 of 504
Kevin Taylor Osage Beach
77 of 222
Sara Taylor Osage Beach
26 of 229
Ramona Gilbert Richland
240 of 504
Elizabeth Handschy Eldon
2 of 78
Amy Harrell Eldon
57 of 101
Jim Glickert Osage Beach
25 of 33

Race Notes:

Number of finishers:
     Marathon - solo                    1,373 (versus 1,657 in 2014)
     Half marathon                       6,253 (versus 7,531 in 2014)
         Total solo finishers          7,626 (versus 9,188 in 2014)
     Marathon - relay teams          450 (versus 597 in 2014)

Weather conditions:  57° at 7:00 a.m. start; 68° at noon. Overcast skies. Winds 8 to 10 mph throughout the morning.

Link to full results

Below is one of 85 photos taken during the race. Click here to view this and the other photos in the gallery.

This was the fifteenth anniversary for the GO! St. Louis Marathon (known up until 2008 as the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon).   The course was changed dramatically this year, adding--for the first time--a short segment in Illinois that called for use of the Eads and Martin Luther King Bridges over the Mississippi River, while eliminating the sections in the suburban communities of Clayton and University City used in every previous marathon. The organizers' goal was to offer a flatter and more scenic course.

Frankly, in my opinion, the course was not much flatter (no data was ever published to say by how much), and--at least for the marathoners--the course was less scenic, not more, as it added miles in commercial and industrial areas at the expense of nice, suburban neighborhoods. More importantly, the course change resulted in far fewer spectators along the course, with the only crowds pretty much limited to the start/finish area. In my thirteen years of running this marathon, I don't recall seeing so few spectators except in the few cold and/or rainy years.  We used to see wonderful crowds cheering us on near Washington University, through Clayton, and along the Delmar Loop.  Those crowds are gone.

To be fair, and to my surprise, I was told by a GO! St. Louis official that a course change was essentially dictated by the City of St. Louis.  The City is not going to allow the closing of parts of Forest Park Blvd. after the new (and massive) IKEA store is completed later this year.  Forest Park Blvd. has always been a critical section of the full and half marathon course.  Without the ability to close it, a major course change was required.

Despite all of the promotion and hoopla ("two states, two bridges") about the new course, GO! St. Louis suffered yet another decline in participation.  (Weather surely wasn't a factor, as the weather for this year's race was clearly among the best we've ever had.)  The total number of full and half marathon finishers was down 17%.  From the peak year of 2011, the number of GO! St. Louis finishers has now dropped a dramatic 43%.  The drop in the number of marathon participants, from 1,657 last year to 1,373 this year, is particularly important since it gets harder to justify the much higher cost (for the revenue received) from offering a marathon, compared to a half marathon, as attendance drops. (Keep in mind that Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis has eliminated the marathon option for 2015, as the number of marathoners declined from 3,375 in 2011 to 1,200 in 2014). The GO! St. Louis organization has some serious thinking to do.

Number of solo
marathon & half marathon finishers

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted January 28th)

Big changes are in store for the 8th annual Lake Regional 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2nd, and the changes promise to make this year's race the best in its history.  Following last year's course change, which gave us the best course in the event's history, this year's changes include: 

-- Professional race timing by Split Second Timing;

-- Live entertainment by the Camdenton High School Pep Band;

--  A free pancake breakfast for all run/walk participants; and

--  Technical t-shirts (guaranteed to pre-registered participants only). 

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lake Regional Hospital's Cardio Rehab department.  The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m., with walkers starting immediately after.  Race-day registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $30 for those participating in the timed run/walk, and $25 for those in the (untimed) fun run/walk.  Technical t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 15th

Online registration is available here.

The course will presumably be the same as last year, as shown below. 

(Click on photo for a larger view.)

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The third annual 5K Spring Color Run/Walk, organized by Eldon High School's Student Council, is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Eldon Career Center at 110 S. Pine Street, which is located two blocks west of the Department of Public Safety building where most Eldon 5Ks begin (map).   This is a non-timed event designed for family fun.

The entry fee is $25 until April 24th, and $30 thereafter.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who register by April 24th.    

For complete details and a registration form, click here.

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TA-TA TROT 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 17th)

One of the Lake area's largest 5Ks, the Ta-Ta Trot, will return for a fourth year on Saturday, May 9th, at the Department of Public Safety Building in Eldon (map).

The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 7:15 a.m..  T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register on or before April 24th; all others will receive t-shirts while supplies last.  The entry fee is $15.

For a flyer/registration form, click here.

The race is once again being organized by the "We Bleed Pink" team of Jayna Gray, Kari Salsman and Holly Thomas, and is a fund-raiser for the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.  The ladies will be participating in the Avon 39 two-day, 39.3-mile walk in Santa Barbara, California on September 12-13.

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The fifth annual Impact Medical Missions 5K/10K Family Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 16th, in the Linn Creek Industrial Park (not at the city park, as in previous years). The event is a fund-raiser for a medical and construction mission trip to the Dominican Republic this coming August.

The 5K/10K run will start at 8:30 a.m., with walkers starting at 8:45 a.m.  Registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on the day of the event.

The entry fee is $20 per person, or $40 per family.

For a combined flyer and registration form, click here (or here, for a .pdf version).

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eRACE MS 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted January 28th)

A new 5K run/walk, benefiting the fight against multiple sclerosis, is being introduced to the Lake area this coming May. The Muddy Muckers, a group of local runners, is organizing the eRace MS 5K on Saturday, May 30th, in Eldon.  The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Eldon Aquatic Center, located next to the Air Park on N. Franklin Street.

The entry fee is $20 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of May 14th.  After that date, the fee is $25.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register; others will receive t-shirts while supplies last. 

Race-day registration will be available from 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. 

Click to download a registration form in .doc or .pdf format.

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LAKE RACE 5K RUN/WALK (posted January 15th)

The week-long festivities in advance of this year's Lake Race powerboat race at the Lake of the Ozarks will include a new 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 30th, in Lake Ozark.

The Lake Race 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:00 a.m. at Beavers at the Dam, located close to Bagnell Dam on the Lake Ozark strip. Race-day registration will be open from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

If you register by the May 22nd pre-registration deadline, the entry fee is $25 for adults, $20 for students (11 to 17), and $8 for children 10 and under. After that date, those fees rise to $30, $25 and $10, respectively. Be sure to register early, as t-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register; all others will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

For complete details, click to download a race flyer and registration form.

The course is subject to approval, but is expected to pretty much mirror the Duck Drop and 9/11 Freedom Run 5Ks, although with a different start/finish location.

The race will be professionally timed by Split-Second Timing of Rolla.

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After a one-year absence, the Eldon Kiwanis' Dennis Scheiderer 5K Run/Walk returns on Saturday, June 6th.  The race begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Eldon Public Safety Building (map).  Race-day registration will open at 6:30 a.m.

The entry fee for adults (ages 14 and over) is $20 (additional family members are $15) if you register in advance.  Adults registering on the day of the event will pay $25. 

Click here for a flyer/registration form.

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8th ANNUAL SUMMER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 23rd)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 12th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 8th annual Summer Night Glow 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) will be held at Camdenton High School, with the run/walk starting at 8:00 p.m., and race registration and kids activities starting at around 6:15 p.m.  This was a hugely popular event in 2014, and turned out to be one of the largest run/walks ever held in the Lake area.  

For individual participants, the entry fee is a minimum contribution of $25 ($30 on race day). Teams of four or more can register for $20 per person if all members register by June 2nd; if not registered by that date, the cost is $25 per person.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register by June 2nd.

Online registration is now open.

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The second annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk benefiting Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), will be held on Sunday, June 14th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map). The run/walk will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.

For those who pre-register by June 1st, the entry fee is $20 for individuals, and $15 per person for families of three or more.  After that date, those fees rise to $25 and $20 per person, respectively.

Relay teams of three or more can enter for a fee of $50.

If you're also participating in the Summer Night Glow 5K on June 12th, you qualify for a Blue Ribbon 5K discounted entry fee of $15 if you pre-register by June 1st, and $20 thereafter.   Please bring your Summer Night Glow race bib to the Blue Ribbon Run to receive your discount.

You must pre-register in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

A Virtual 5K option is available for those who live elsewhere and can't travel to the event.  The entry fee is $25.  See the Virtual 5K registration form for additional details.

Click for the registration form, news release, sponsorship form and Virtual 5K registration form.

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FORGET-ME-NOT TROT 5K/10K RUN/WALK (posted February 11th)

The third annual Forget-Me-Not Trot 5K/10K Run/Walk, benefiting the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary , will be held on Saturday, June 20th, at the Linn Creek City Park.   The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:45 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 if you pre-register by June 16th, and $25 after.  (Please pre-register in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt.)

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

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TRIFEST FOR MS LAKE 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 16th)

A brand-new race is coming to the Lake on Labor Day weekend.  The Trifest for MS Lake 5K will be on Saturday, September 5th, in Linn Creek.

Stay tuned for details.

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The Rise 'n' Shine 5K is undergoing big changes this year with the addition of a half marathon, a new starting location, and a new beneficiary. 

The Rise 'n' Shine for Kyleigh Half Marathon & 5K is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Osage Beach Parkway and Lazy Days Rd., next to Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson (map).

The entry fees are $55 and $25 for the half marathon and 5K, respectively, for those who pre-register by September 1st.  After that date, the fees rise to $75 and $35. Race-day registration will be available, starting at 7:45 a.m.

The beneficiary of this year's race is the family of four year-old Kyleigh Phillips.  Kyleigh is battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that only strikes infants and young children.  Proceeds from the race will help her family cover  some of the costs incurred from Kyleigh's treatment.

Click for a registration form or a sponsorship form.

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Race Name
Dec 31 & Jan 1 New Year's Double
Cindy, Reagan and Ryan Page: 5Ks on each day
Scott Page:  5K and Half on each day
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K (each day) Allen, TX
Jan 10 Runner's Choice 10K/20K 10K & 20K Columbia, MO

Jan 10

Jan 11

Mississippi Blues Marathon
First Light Marathon
Both marathons: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon

Half & Marathon

Jackson, MS

Mobile, AL

Jan 18 Houston Chevron Marathon
Marathon: Jim McDermott, Jim Glickert
Half & Marathon Houston, TX
Feb 7 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Feb 8 Fort Smith Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Fort Smith, AR
Feb 14 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 14 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 15 Austin Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Austin, TX
March 1 The Cowtown
Fort Worth, TX
March 1 Little Rock Marathon
Marathon: Ashley Pryor, Heather Doyle and April Boicourt (first marathon)
Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 7 AdventureMax St. Louis Trail Run (cancelled) Half Marathon & 10K Innsbrook, MO
March 7 Run Hard Columbia
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Columbia, SC
March 8 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
March 14 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 14 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 20,21,22 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 21 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 21 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Kansas City, MO
March 22 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon Half Marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
March 28 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 28 Forrest Gump Challenge 50 Miles, Marathon & Half Reeds Spring, MO
March 28 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
March 29 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
March 29 Tomoka Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Pete Russo
Marathon/Half/5K Ormond Beach, FL
April 11 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 11 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 11 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 12 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 12 Altis Western Maryland Trail Marathon & Half
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Hancock, MD
April 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Jefferson City, MO
April 18 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 19 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 25 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 5K Eldon, MO
April 25 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 25 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half & 8K
Willard, MO
April 26 New Jersey Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Oceanport, NJ
April 26 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
May 2 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 3 Flying Pig Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 9 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 16 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Columbia, MO
May 16 Joplin Memorial Run
Half: Scott Gray (first half) and Jayna Gray
Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
May 16 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon 50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 16 Bridge the Gap to Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Quincy, IL
May 17 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 17 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 17 Sugarloaf Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & 15K Sugarloaf, ME
May 23 Table Rock Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 24 Med City Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Rochester, MN
May 30 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
May 30 Striker Life Half Marathon
Half: Jayna Gray
10K: Scott Gray
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 30 Midwest Active Katy80 80-mile team relay Katy Trail State Park
June 6 Sunburst Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K South Bend, IN
June 6

Hospital Hill Run
Half: April Leonard
5K (Friday) and 10K: Scott Gray, Jayna Gray

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 7 Casper Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Casper, Wyoming
June 13 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 13 Marathon to Marathon
Marathon: Jayna Gray (first marathon)
Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 20 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K St. Louis, MO
June 20(?) JC Green Giant 13-mile obstacle course Jefferson City
June 27 Charlevoix Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Charlevoix, MI
June 28 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 4 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 11 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Springfield, MO
July 19 REVEL Rockies
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Denver, CO
Aug 15 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Joplin, MO
Aug 15 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 30 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Run the Burg Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg
Sep 5 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
Sep 5 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 6 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 7 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 12 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa
Sep 12 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 13 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K O'Fallon, MO
Sep 13 City of Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 13 Erie Marathon at Presque Island
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & 5K Erie, PA
Sep 19 Bismarck Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Bismarck, ND
Sep 20 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 20 Konquer the Konza Trail Race 25K Manhattan, KS
Sep 26 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 26 Huntsville Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Huntsville, UT
Sep 27 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 27 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 27 Berlin Marathon
April Leonard
Marathon Berlin, Germany
Oct 3 Frog Hill Half Marathon Half Marathon Waynesville, MO
Oct 3 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 3 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 3 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 3 New Hampshire Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K Bristol, NH
Oct 4

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 4 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run
41 miles St. Robert, MO
Oct 9-10 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 11(?) Roller Coaster Race Half Marathon (5K on the day before) Branson, MO
Oct 11 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 11 Missouri Race Series 10 miles & 10K Lee's Summit, MO
Oct 11 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 11 Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 11 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 17 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 17 Waddell & Reed Kansas City 5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 17-18 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 18 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on 10/17) & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 18 Courthouse to Capitol Ultramarathon & Team Relayl 39.3 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 18 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 18 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 18 Duke City Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Hal/10K/5K Albuquerque, NM
Oct 24 Spirit of the Osage 5K, 20K, 50K Chamois, MO
Oct 24 The Bison 50 50 miles Topeka, KS
Oct 25 Marine Corps Marathon
Alysia Maschino and Denny Gillen
Marathon Arlington, VA
Oct 25 Cape Cod Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Falmouth, MA
Nov 1 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 1 Bass Pro Shops Half & Marathon Springfield
Nov 1 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 1 Marshall University Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Huntington, WV
Nov 7 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 7-8 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 8 America's First Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Nov 8 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 8 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 14 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Full Shawnee, KS
Nov 14 Longview Half Marathon Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 14 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 14 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Nov 21 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 21 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 22 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 5 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 5 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 5 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 5 Rehoboth Beach Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Rehoboth Beach, DE
Dec 13 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 19 Run for the Ranch Half & Marathon Springfield
Dec 26 Operation Jack KC Run/Walk in the Snow Half & Marathon Shawnee, KS

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Race Name
Mar 28 Neosho Sprint Triathlon 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run Neosho, MO
April 4 MaxTrax Duathlon Short course: 1.5-mile run, 7.5-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Long course: 1.5 mile run, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 3

TriZou Triathlon & DuZou Duathlon

Triathlon:  400-meter pool swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 7-mile bike, 1-mile run
Columbia, MO
May 17 Kansas City Triathlon
LOTO participants:
April Boicourt
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 17 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
May 23 Sedalia Spring into Summer Duathlon Short course: 2-mile run, 5-mile bike, 0.5-mile run
Long course: 2-mile run, 12-mile bike, 2-mile run
Sedalia, MO
Jun 7 Legend Tri
(New event for 2015)

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 20 Warsaw Adult & Kids Triathlon Adults:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids:  Four age-appropriate distances
Warsaw, MO
June 20 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
June 27 HalfMax, QuarterMax & OctoMax Triathlons OctoMax: 500-yard swim, 14-mile bike, 3-mile run
QuarterMax: 0.6-mile swim, 28-mile bike, 10K run
HalfMax: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run 
Innsbrook, MO
June 28 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 11 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 12 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 12 UCP Shawnee Mission Triathlon 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 12 Lake Freebird Triathlon Triathlon:  660-meter swim, 14-mile bike, 5K run
Beginners (non-competitive):  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 1.3-mile run
Mountain Grove, MO
July 18 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 18 Crossroads Triathlon 200-meter swim, 8-mile bike, 2.1-mile run Cameron, MO
July 19 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 19 5150 Kansas Triathlon Sprint: 500-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
5150: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
July 25 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 25 Concreteman Triathlon Short course:  500-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike, 2-mile run
Olympic: 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run
Springfield, MO
July 25 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
July 26 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
Aug 2 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 2 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Aug 7 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 8 Republic Tiger Tri 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run Republic, MO
Aug 8 Warrensburg Triathlon SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
burg, MO
Aug 9 Midwest Meltdown Triathlon & Duathlon Short course triathlon: 750-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course triathlon: 1.5K swim, 20.8-mile bike, 5.2-mile run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Paola, KS
Aug 15 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon

Sprint:  400-yard pool swim, 15.5-mile bike, 5K run
Junior: Three age-appropriate distances

Branson, MO
Aug 16 Jackson County Triathlon Short course: 750-meter swim, 11.75-mile bike, 3-mile run
Long course: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 5-mile run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 22 Nevada Triathlon & Kids Triathlon Triathlon:  300-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids triathlon:  Three age-appropriate distances
Nevada, MO
Aug 22 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 22 Memory Maker Triathlon Sprint:  500-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1,500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
Bella Vista, AR
Aug 23 Aloha Triathlon Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Quintathlon: 800-meter swim, 17-mile bike, 5K run, 10-mile bike, 2K run
Lee's Summit, MO
Aug 29 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Sep 12 Mid-America Multisport National Championship
(New event for 2015)
Halfmax Championship: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Club National Championship
Innsbrook, MO
Sep 13 Silverback Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
International: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 27 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Oct 4 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Oct 11 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY

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Race/Event Name
Feb 15 Rocheport Roubaix
(New event for 2015)
20, 30, 55 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
Feb 22(?) Froze Toes
31 miles (62 for pros) Columbia, MO
April 13 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 25 The Ozark Gravel Road Expedition (OGRE)
(cancelled for 2015)
150 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 16 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 17 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Rocheport, MO
May 25 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo   Kansas City, MO
May 30 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 6 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 7 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 13 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 20 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 15, 25, 47, 73 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 27 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 18 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 25 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 26 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 2 Tall Oak Challenge 6-hour mountain bike race Jefferson City, MO
Aug 8 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 8 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 15 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 29 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 5-6 MS 150 Bike Ride 20, 40, 75 & 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 20 Rhett's Run   Columbia, MO
Sep 26 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 26-27 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 3 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 4 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 4 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 10 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 10-11 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  

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