VERMONT CITY MARATHON (posted May 29th)

It was a very disappointing day for Todd Raney at Sunday's Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, Vermont.   The race was stopped at noon--four hours after the race began--due to the combination of heat and humidity.  (You can read the official press release regarding the stoppage here.)  Anyone still on the course at that time was instructed to go to the nearest aid station for a ride to the finish line.  

Official finish times were recorded for 933 runners--about half the starting field--who finished in under 4-1/2 hours.  Unfortunately, that didn't include Todd, who finished in 4:52:15.  (Todd will get full credit for the finish on this website.) 

Race stoppages always generate some second-guessing and hard feelings, especially by those who weren't very far from the finish line at the time of the stoppage.  

Race organizers started instituting heat policies in force after the disastrous 2007 Chicago Marathon.  That race was stopped 3-1/2 hours after it began due to hot, humid weather that led to an embarrassing and inexcusable shortage of water on the course.  

In 2011, the GO! St. Louis Marathon's heat policy resulted in the marathon course being closed at mile 9 at 9:00 a.m.  Marathoners who hadn't yet reached that point were instructed to join the half marathoners in a turn toward the finish line.   

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CASEY O'CONNOR

I just discovered that an update on Casey's condition was posted at The Epic bicycle race's Facebook page on Wednesday, May 25th.  The news is very encouraging.

Here's the text:

"Update: Casey O'Connor is awake, responding to requests, and doing some things on his own. He remembers starting the race, crossing the creek, his broken derailleur and someone giving him a chain tool to convert to a single speed. Communication is still slow and difficult. We wait to hear news of more recovery soon."

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Memorial Day weekend is always among the slowest race weekends of the year.  There's nothing happening in the Lake area, but there are some interesting races going on around the state. Good luck and safe travels to anyone planning to race this weekend.

Elsewhere:

Clever (15 miles southwest of Springfield):

Bubba's Fight for Burns 5K/10K, Saturday

Sedalia:

Spring Into Summer Duathlon, Saturday (not a race; no timing, no awards, no t-shirts, no entry fee)

Kansas City and vicinity:

Memorial Day 5K/10K March, Saturday
Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury Awareness & Prevention (5K/8K), Monday
Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo (20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 mile bike rides), Monday

St. Louis and vicinity:

University City Memorial Day Run (5K/10K), Monday
The Grape Race Memorial Day Run (5K/10K), Defiance, Monday
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Out of state:

Vermont City Marathon, Burlington, Vermont, Sunday (LOTO participant: 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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ROCKFORD MARATHON (posted May 23rd)

It was another nail-biter of a finish for Todd Raney this weekend.  On Sunday (May 22nd), Todd finished the Rockford Marathon in 3:59:13, allowing him to check off Illinois in his quest to finish a marathon in under four hours in every state.  Illinois marks state number 17.  (His state total remains at 39 for marathon finishes regardless of finish time.)  

At Rockford, Todd placed 11th (of 24) in the men's 45-49 age group.  Full results are here.

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JOPLIN MEMORIAL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K (updated May 24th)

This year's Joplin Memorial Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K commemorated the fifth anniversary of the devastating tornado that ripped through the heart of the city, killing 161 people.  Just over 2,500 runners--including five from the Lake area--participated in the event.  The marathon was a new addition to the race this year, and attracted an impressive total of 343 finishers.

Three of those marathon finishers were from the Lake area: Jim McDermott, Jen Wiethop, and Alysia Maschino

This was Jim McDermott's fifth consecutive appearance at the race.  Jim finished in 4:12:55 and placed fifth (of nine) in the 60-64 age group.

Jen Wiethop crossed the line in 4:26:34, placing 15th (of 29) in the women's 30-34 age group, while Alysia Maschino finished in 4:53:48 and placed 15th (of 28) in the 40-44 age group.  Jen's finish time was a new personal record by nearly 20 minutes.

Julie Moss was our lone half marathoner.  She finished in 2:19:24, shaving three minutes off her time at the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon last month.

Scott Gray finished his first half marathon at this race last year, but opted for the 5K this year.  He finished in 40:10.
He also passed along some photos from the race.


The starting line. A woman was called to the starting line for a "bib exchange". It turned out to be a ruse for a marriage proposal, to which she said "yes".


Famous running coach and author Jeff Galloway (in green shirt) spoke at this year's race banquet.


The men's marathon champion crosses the finish line.


Scott Gray chose to race Joplin while Jayna Gray was running the women-only Go Girl Run Half Marathon in Columbia. 

JOPLIN MEMORIAL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K
JOPLIN, MISSOURI
MAY 21, 2016
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
MARATHON:
Jim McDermott Camdenton
4:12:55
M60-64
5 of 9
Jen Wiethop Montreal
4:26:34
F30-34
15 of 29
Alysia Maschino Linn Creek
4:53:48
F40-44
15 of 28
 
HALF MARATHON:
Julie Moss Lake Ozark
2:19:24
F35-39
46 of 112
 
5K:
Scott Gray Eldon
40:10
M35-39
48 of 59
         
Race Notes:

        Total finishers: 
               Marathon:                 343 (distance not offered in prior years)               
               Half marathon:         993 (versus 1,164 in 2015 and 852 in 2014)
                5K:                          1,218 (versus 986 in 2015 and 897 in 2014)

        Link to full results

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STRIKER LIFE HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K (posted May 22nd)

Congratulations to the Pages--Reagan and Scott--and Cooper Vickers for excellent runs at the Striker Life Half Marathon at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster on Saturday (May 21st).

Cooper, who at age 14 set the record for the youngest male half marathon finisher in the Lake area, ran a personal best 1:58:53 and finished second (of three) in the male 19-and-under age group.  Reagan also finished second (of three) in her age group with a finish time of 2:07:56.  This was her seventh half marathon finish.

Scott narrowly missed a sub two-hour finish, crossing the line in 2:00:09.  He placed 7th (of 13) in the men's 40-49 age group.  Scott reports that the course was long, at 13.4 miles.  (Postings on the race's Facebook page indicate that the half marathon and 10K courses were indeed long.)

Complete race results can be found here.  

There were 121, 71 and 148 finishers of the half marathon, 10K and 5K, respectively.  The number of half finishers was down 42% from last year.


Reagan Page, Scott Page and Cooper Vickers showing off
their cool finishers medals.
(Photo provided.)

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GO GIRL RUN COLUMBIA MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted May 22nd)

Congratulations to all seven Lake-area women who finished Saturday's (May 21st) Go Girl Run Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K in Columbia.  

This was the first year that the race offered the marathon distance.  Forty-nine runners, including our own April Leonard, participated in the inaugural race.  April finished in  4:47:54, placing 4th (of 7) in the women's 45-49 age group. 

In the half marathon, our fastest local finisher was Angela Martin, who took third place (of 34) in the 45-49 age group by finishing in 2:03:23--her fastest finish at this race since running 1:59:57 in 2013.  Angela's sister-in-law, Cindy Martin, ran the 5K in 35:22, and Cindy's daughter, Jessica Rozier, ran the half in 2:28:55.  They've made this race a family affair for the last three years.

Participation in the half marathon declined once again.  It's now dropped every year since the inaugural race was held in 2012, when there were 621 half marathon finishers.  There were 352 half finishers this year, and even adding to it the 49 finishers of the full marathon, the total is still 14% less than last year's 467 half marathon finishers.  (It's purely a guess, but the marathon may not return next year.  Ultramax Sports is quick to pull the plug on races that don't measure up, and keeping a marathon course open for 7 hours for just 49 runners doesn't make much sense.) 

If I missed anyone, please let me know.

GO GIRL RUN HALF MARATHON & 5K
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
MAY 21, 2016
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
MARATHON:
April Leonard Eldon
4:47:54
F45-49
4 of 7
 
HALF MARATHON:
Angela Martin Osage Beach
2:03:23
F45-49
3 of 34
Vickey Clark Camdenton
2:17:24
F45-49
14 of 34
Jessica Rozier Osage Beach
2:28:55
F25-29
24 of 49
Jayna Gray Eldon
2:42:24
F35-39
55 of 77
Stephanie Dixon Osage Beach
2:49:37
F25-29
35 of 49
 
5K:
Cindy Martin Osage Beach
35:22
F50-54
9 of 24
         
Race Notes:

        Total finishers: 
               Marathon:                 49 (distance not offered in prior years)               
               Half marathon:       352 (versus 467 in 2015, 596 in 2014 and 604 in 2013)
                5K:                           426 (versus 397 in 2015, 510 in 2014 and 517 in 2013)

        Link to full results

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LACLEDE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE'S POWER RUN 5K/10K (posted May 21st)

Just one Lake-area runner competed at Laclede Electric Cooperative's Power Run on Saturday (May 21st) in Lebanon.   Jason Crockett of Camdenton finished the 10K in 52:13, and won the men's 41-50 age group by default. 

A familiar name in the 10K results was Sherry Wilson of Waynesville.  Sherry won the women's 41-50 age group--also by default--in 57:45.

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FORT LEONARD WOOD'S VOLKSLAUF 10K MUD RUN (posted May 21st)

Two runners from Camdenton were among the 675 finishers of the 17th annual Volkslauf 10K Mud Run at Fort Leonard Wood on Saturday (May 21st). 

Larry and Gavyn Quade--37 and 8 years old, respectively--ran together and finished in 1:24:41, placing 348th/349th of all finishers.

Full results can be found here.

Participation was down 28% from last year's total of 938.

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2016 ARCHIVES

2015 ARCHIVES

2014 ARCHIVES

2013 ARCHIVES

2012 ARCHIVES

2011 ARCHIVES

2010 ARCHIVES

2009 ARCHIVES

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LAKE RACE 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 20th)

The second annual Lake Race 5K Run/Walk, one of a series of events held as part of the Lake Race powerboat races, will be held on Sunday, June 5th at 9:00 a.m.  The race will take place at Beaver's at the Dam Bar & Grill just west of Bagnell Dam on the Lake Ozark strip.  Race-day registration will be open from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

For those who pre-register on or before May 4th, the entry fee is $25 for adults and $20 for children 6-18 years of age.  (Children five and under are free.)  After May 4th, the fees rise to $30 for adults and $25 for children 6 to 18.  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.

Online registration is available.   A downloadable, mail-in registration form can be found here.

The race will be professionally timed by Split-Second Timing of Rolla.  The raffle that proved so popular at last year's event will return this year.  (Let's hope that the rains don't.)

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9th ANNUAL SUMMER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 1st)

The Lake area's most kid-friendly and family-oriented run/walk of the year returns on the evening of Friday, June 10th. The non-profit Children's Learning Center's 9th 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 6:15 p.m. 

A notable addition to this year's festivities will be an actual photo booth. Participants will be able to get in the booth, have their photo taken, and receive a four-photo strip to take home.   And, to make it even more interesting (as well as consistent with the night glow theme), the booth will feature blacklighting, so the photos won't be of the usual (boring) shopping-mall photo booth variety.

For individual participants, the entry fee is a minimum contribution of $25 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of May 27th.  The fee is $30 on race day. 

Teams of four or more can pre-register for $20 per person through May 27th.  On race day, the fee is $25 per person.

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

Check out the race flyer for additional details.  

Online registration is now open.

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JAMIE ZAK, WE GOT YOUR BACK! GLOW RUN (posted May 11th)

Jamie Zak is a young mother and nurse battling renal failure and cardiomyopathy.   A fundraiser is being held on her behalf from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Eldon Aquatic Center on Saturday, June 25th. Included among the festivities is a glow run/walk that starts at 8:30 p.m.

The entry fee for the glow run is $35. The fee includes your entry into the pool area for swimming and activities that evening. (Entry into the pool is $5 for those not participating in the glow run.)   Please register by June 1st to guarantee your t-shirt.

A silent auction is also planned from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit the event website.  (A Facebook page has also been created.)

The Lake Sun published a very nice article about Jamie and her medical condition. You can read it here.

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CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS BLUE RIBBON 5K RUN/WALK (posted May 12th)

The third annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk benefiting Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), will be held on Saturday, August 20th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map). The run/walk will start at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 6:30 a.m.

The theme for this year's 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 best costume and "Blue-est."

The entry fee for those who pre-register 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 register by July 22nd.

Online registration, or details on paying by check, is available here.  (You can also find online registration at Its Your Race here.)

Split-Second Timing will be handling race timing duties this year.

An event flyer can be downloaded here.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
2016

Date
Race Name
Distances
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Jan 2-3 The Pistol Ultra Run 
100K:  Ashley Pryor, Scott Page & Todd Raney
50K:  April Boicourt
50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 16 Runner's Choice 5K/10K 5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 16 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 16 David's Trail Endurance Run 40K, 25K & 7K
(40K cancelled due to flooding)
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 17 Houston Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 23 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Jan 23 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Feb 6 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
Feb 13 Run with the Wind 25K 25K; solo and 3-team relay Sarcoxie, MO
Feb 13 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon, relay & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 14 Fort Smith Marathon Half & Marathon Fort Smith, AR
Feb 14 Austin Marathon
Kara O'Connor; Casey O'Connor (possible)
Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 14 Mercedes Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Birmingham, AL
Feb 20 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 21 Shelby Forest Loop Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Millington, TN
Feb 27 Soggy Bottom Endurance Run 100-mile, 100-mile relay, 40-mile, 40-mile relay; 4-mile (afternoon) and 10-mile on Feb 28 Sparta, MO
Feb 28 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Marathon: Todd Raney & Amy Harrell
Half:  Ashley Pryor, Heather Doyle & April Boicourt
Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
Feb 28 The Cowtown
50K/Marathon/
Half/10K/5K
Fort Worth, TX
March 6 Little Rock Marathon
Marathon: Jim McDermott
Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 12 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 12 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 12 Rock 'n' Roll DC
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Washington, DC
March 13 ShamRox Columbia 15K & 5K Rocheport, MO
Mar 20 Bataan Memorial Death March
Rona Schaefer, Paul Schaefer, Ryan Lewis & Wayne Meckley
Marathon White Sands Missile Range, NM
March 18,19,20 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 19 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 20 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 26 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Lee's Summit, MO
March 26 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO

April 2

 

Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K New Franklin to Rocheport, MO
April 2 Badge of Honor Run Half Marathon/10K/5K Poplar Bluff, MO
April 2 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
April 2 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 2 Charlottesville Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Charlottesville, VA
April 3 Brew to Brew 43.5 miles--solo and relays Kansas City to Lawrence, KS
April 9 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 9 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 9 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 10 Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Raleigh, NC
April 10 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 10 GO! St. Louis
Marathon: Amy Harrell
Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 16 Missouri Race Series 10 miles,10K & 5K Jefferson City, MO
April 16 Garmin Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 23 Run for the Children Half Marathon Half Marathon Eldon, MO
April 23 Royal Running Series 10K/20K trail race Lake of the Ozarks State Park
April 24 Big Sur International Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon Big Sur, CA
April 24 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
April 30 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 30 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 30 Rock 'n' Roll Nashville
Marathon:  Jim McDermott
Marathon & Half Nashville, TN
May 1

Independence Half Marathon (inaugural race)

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 7 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 7 Wisconsin Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Kenosha, WI
May 8 Kalamazoo Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Kalamazoo, MI
May 14 Running with the Cows
Half: Willard Haley
Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 14 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 14 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Joplin, MO
May 15 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 21 Go Girl Run--Columbia Marathon/Half/5K Columbia, MO
May 21
Striker Life Half Marathon
Half: Scott Page, Reagan Page & Cooper Vickers
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 21 Joplin Memorial Run
Marathon: Jim McDermott
Marathon/Half & 5K
Marathon added for 2016
Joplin, MO
May 21 Berryman 50-Mile & Marathon 50-Mile & Marathon Steelville, MO
May 22 Race 13.1 St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K St. Charles, MO
May 22 Rockford Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 10K Rockford, IL
May 29 Vermont City Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon & relay Burlington, VT
June 4 GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay 82-mile Katy Trail relay race St. Louis, MO
June 4

Hospital Hill Run

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 11 Marathon to Marathon Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 12 Revel Rockies Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Denver, CO
June 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Columbia, MO
June 25 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
July 10 MIssoula Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Missoula, MT
July 23 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 20 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 21 Anchorage RunFest
Marathon: Todd Raney
49K/Marathon/Half/5K Anchorage, AK
Sep 3 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sept 3 Pocatello Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Pocatello, ID
Sep 4 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 4 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember Half Marathon (new in 2016), 10K & 5K Willard, MO
Sep 5 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa, MO
Sep 17-18 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 17 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 18 Lee's Summit Half Marathon Half Lee's Summit, MO
Sep 18 Tunnel Light Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon Hyak, Washington
Sep 18 Konquer the Konza Trail Races 25K & 10K Manhattan, KS
Sep 24 Kyleigh Phillips Memorial 5K & Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 25 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 25 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Sep 25 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 30 Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K Half Marathon & 10K Waynesville, MO
Oct 1 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 1 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 1 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 2

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 2 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Oct 9 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 9 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
Oct 9 Prairie Fire Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 15 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 15 Waddell & Reed Kansas City 5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 15-16 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 16 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis 5K (on Sat.), 10K & Half Marathon St. Louis
Oct 16 Des Moines Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 16 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 21-22 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
Oct 22 America's Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Oct 22 The Bison 50 50-mile relay & solo Topeka, KS
Oct 23 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 30 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Oct 30 Marine Corps Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Arlington, VA
Nov 5 Team RWB Veterans Day Half Marathon & 4 Miler Half Marathon & 4-Miler St. James, MO
Nov 5 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 5-6 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
Nov 6 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 6 Bass Pro Shops 5K, Half & Marathon Springfield, MO
Nov 6 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 6 New York City Marathon
Jesse Shields
Marathon New York, NY
Nov 12 Longview Half Marathon Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 13 Gobbler Grind Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Overland Park, KS
Nov 19 Honoring Our Heroes
(inaugural race)
Marathon/Half/5K Salem to Rolla, MO
Nov 19 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run 10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 19 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 20 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 20 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 3 Alternate Chili Trail Run 10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 3 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 10 miles Columbia
Dec 3 You Don't Know Jack 50K/Marathon/Half/25K/15K Carthage, MO
Dec 3 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 3 Panama City Beach Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Panama City Beach, FL
Dec 11 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 31 Run for the Ranch Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half and 6-Hour Run Springfield
Dec 31- Jan 1 The Pistol Ultra Run 50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
       
       

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
April 2 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
 Apr 16 Neosho Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
(Duathlon new for 2016)
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Duathlon: (distances not yet available)
Neosho, MO
Apr 24 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 1

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 14 Shark Tank Triathlon (inaugural race) Sprint: 300-yard pool swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Super Sprint: 150-yard pool swim, 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Seymour, MO
May 15 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 22 St. Louis Triathlon(inaugural race) Sprint:  750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run
St. Louis, MO
May 22 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
Jun 5 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 18 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 18 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
June 19 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
July 9 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 10 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 10 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 10 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 10 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 10 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 17 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 23 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 30 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
Aug 6 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 7 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 7 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 7 Ironman Boulder Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Aug 12 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug13 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 20 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Aug 20 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 21 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 27 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 4 Des Moines Triathlon
(formerly the Hy-Vee Triathlon)
Sprint: 400-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Des Moines, IA
Sep 11 Ironman Wisconsin
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Madison, WI
Sep 11 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 17 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
Sep 25 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Sept 25 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Oct 9 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

2016
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Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
   
Jan 31 Rocheport Roubaix 20, 30, 55 and 70 miles Rocheport, MO
April 11 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 30 The Epic (gravel road bike race) The Epic:  150 miles
The Troll:  70-90 miles
Lake of the Ozarks
May 14 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 22 The Hairy Hundred 100-mile gravel road race Rocheport, MO
May 28-29 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 30 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 20, 50, 60, 75 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 4 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
June 4 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 11 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 12 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 18 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
June 25 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 16 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 23 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 31 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 6 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 20 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 27 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 27 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 27 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 2-4 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 10-11 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 24 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 24-25 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 26 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Oct 2 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 8-9 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 9 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 15 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 15 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides; 5K run Cuba, MO
Oct 22 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2016
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
       
Aug 20 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 10 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge
(Finger Lakes State Park)
5K paddle, then 5K run Columbia, MO
Sep 15
(cancelled for 2016)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Sep 24-25 Two Dam Days
(Lake of the Ozarks)
92 miles (over two days), 16 miles and 1.5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
Oct 15 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 22 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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April 22 - Run for the Children

May 13 - Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run Benefiting CADV
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