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Running USA issued their 2016 annual reports on marathon and half marathon participation back in late June. The numbers confirm what we've known for the last several years just from what we've seen in Missouri--interest in running is down. Here are their estimates of the total number of full and half marathon finishers in the U.S.

Year Half marathon finishers Marathon finishers
2010
1,385,000
507,000
2011
1,610,000
578,000
2012
1,850,000
487,000*
2013
1,960,000
541,000
2014
2,046,600
550,600
2015
1,986,600
509,000
2016
1,900,000
507,600
* The New York City Marathon was cancelled.  It normally has about 50,000 finishers.

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RUN FOR THE FALLEN (posted August 14th)

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The Lake of the Ozarks' participation in the national Run for the Fallen brought out approximately 125 runners and walkers--the same number as last year--to Camdenton Middle School on Saturday to run or walk a mile or more in memory of the 142 Missouri fallen soldiers who lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or ISIS operations.  This was the eighth year for this event, which was organized by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Here are some photos from the event.


Just prior to the start of the run/walk, attendees gathered in Camdenton Middle School's Little Theater for opening ceremonies and a short presentation.

 
Left photo: As they've done for years, the Marine Corps Color Detail opened the ceremonies.  Right photo:  A slideshow included photographs of each of the 142 fallen Missouri soldiers. 

 
Each participant was given a bib bearing the name of a fallen soldier, and a small flag tagged with the soldier's name.


A "gold star" family that lost a family member in battle always leads the start of the run/walk.


Linda West (center) and Lacy Davis (right) were among a number of familiar faces at our local events, including Paula O'Connor, Connie Long and the Wehmeyer family,


Willard Haley was another familiar face at the event. This wasn't a competition, but Willard ran 10 miles--far more than anyone else.


As in past years, the Camdenton Fire Department suspended an American flag over the course.

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RUNNING WITH THE OUTLAWS (posted August 12th) 

The Running with the Outlaws 5K/10K and 13-mile bike races held on Saturday are part of Pineville, Missouri's Jesse James Days festivities that benefit the town's volunteer fire department. (While the infamous outlaw Jesse James hailed from the northwest Missouri town of Kearney, the 1938 movie "Jesse James" was mostly filmed in Pineville and MacDonald County.)

Congratulations to Margie Gunter, who returned for the second year in a row to do the 13-mile bike race and, after a third-place finish last year, reports she was the top female finisher this year. 

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ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL 6.6/3.3K RUN (posted August 12th) 

Mike Toth was our lone Lake-area participant at the Route 66 Festival 6.6/3.3K Run in Springfield on Saturday.   Mike ran the 6.6K race, finishing in 37:20. Age-group results weren't reported officially, but Mike was the eighth (of nine) finishers among 50-54 men.

Full results can be found here.

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THE MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER 340 (updated August 12th)

Final report: 

Of the 447 boats registered for this year's race:

293 finished
  78 started, but failed to finish
  74 failed to start

The men's tandem team of Joe Mann from Lee's Summit and Dylan McHardy of Strafford was the first to cross the finish line.  They did so Wednesday night at 9:09 p.m. in a finish time of 37 hours and nine minutes, at an average speed of 9.1 mph.  Joe finished second overall last year and third in 2015 as a solo racer.

None of the Lake-area competitors reached the finish line. Bob Meyer stopped at Glascow (mile 145) on Wednesday morning after 23 hours of racing.  The Nauti Fish team of Zach Cribb and Rob Shields also stopped at Glascow, after 34 hours.  On Tuesday, just 10 hours and 73 miles after starting, the AlumiNaughty team of Brian Brooks and Marilyn Thieman called it quits at Waverly.


The Missouri American Water 340, the 340-mile paddling race from Kansas City to St. Charles on the Missouri River, starts on Tuesday morning (August 8th).  The race has an 88-hour time limit, ending Friday night at midnight.

The racers will enjoy some of the mildest weather in the race's history, with below-normal temperatures expected for the duration.  However, based on the latest forecast, showers and thunderstorms are likely on Thursday.  (It seems like this race gets hit with a thunderstorm every year, so that shouldn't be a surprise.) 

This year, the racers will get a nice push once they the reach the mouth of the Osage River, thanks to the heavy rains that hit the Lake of the Ozarks area on Saturday. Those rains led to the opening of the Bagnell Dam floodgates, and once that water hits the Missouri River, the paddlers should gain some speed.

There are 447 boats and 650 paddlers in this year's race.  (The MR340 had a humble start in 2006 with just 15 boats.)  Three boats and five paddlers are from the Lake area, including:

Bob Meyer of Camdenton in the men's solo division (boat #4158);

Zach Cribb and Rob Shields, both of Camdenton, in the men's tandem division, in Nauti Fish (boat #1022); and

Eldon's Brian Brooks and Marilyn Thieman in the mixed tandem division, in AlumiNaughty (boat #4745).

Bob Meyer is a two-time solo finisher.  Brian Brooks has competed five times--twice solo (one finish and one DNF), and three team finishes, including two with Marilyn.

Click here for a course map.

Links for tracking the race can be found here.

The race's Facebook page is always an excellent source of information and photos.

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STOCKTON LAKE TRIATHLON (posted August 6th) 

Congratulations to the Lake area's newest triathlete, Colten Jones.  On Sunday, Colten competed in the Stockton Lake Triathlon's Olympic distance race, consisting of a 1,000-meter swim, 20.8-mile bike and 10K run.   Colten finished in 2:24:47, winning the men's 19-and-under age group (over two others), and taking 7th overall (of 28 finishers).  (He also managed, in his first triathlon, to beat Jim McDermott's finish time of 2:36:14 last year.)  Here are Colten's splits:

Swim:        29:04  (2:55 per 100 meters)
T-1:             1:28
Bike:       1:08:35  (18.2 mph)
T-2:              1:04
Run:           44:40  (7:13/mile)
Finish:     2:24:47

Colten's 10K time of 44:40 is the fastest among Lake-area men so far in 2017.

Complete results can be found here.

There were 79 participants between the Olympic and sprint distance races this year, down from 112 last year.  Severe weather in the past 24 hours may have kept some participants away. 

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2009 Archives

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9/11 FREEDOM RUN 5K (posted July 5th)

The 9/11 Freedom Run is going back to its original time and place.  After being held on Saturday evening at the campground below Bagnell Dam for two years, the fouth annual race will be held on the morning of Saturday, September 9th, and will start and end at JJ Twig's on Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark. 

The firefighters of the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District organize the event to commemorate those New York City firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Proceeds from the event go toward the Lake Ozark firefighters' "Shop With a Fireman" program, which takes underprivileged kids shopping for Christmas gifts in a fire truck.

The 5K run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m.  Race-day registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $20, or $25 if you register on race day.  Only those who register by August 25th will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. 

You can register online or by completing and mailing a downloadable registration form.

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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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ELDON DOG PARK 5K RUN/DOG WALK (posted July 31st)

The second annual 5K Run/Dog Walk to benefit the Eldon Dog Park will be held on Saturday, October 7th, at the Eldon Public Safety Building on S. Oak Street.  The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration open from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m. 

The entry fee is $15 if you pre-register by September 29th, and $20 thereafter.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who pre-register.    The entry fee for dogs is $5 per dog.  Dogs must be leashed, and owners assume all liability for their dogs.  

Click to download a registration form (.jpg or .pdf).

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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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CRUSH PANCREATIC CANCER 5K FUN RUN/WALK & CHILI COOK-OFF (posted August 11th)

The Crush Pancreatic Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk & Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, October 14th at the Linn Creek City Park.  The run/walk will start at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 9:00 a.m.

The pre-registration fee is $25 per person, or $60 for a family of up to four persons.  On race day, those fees rise to $35 and $70, respectively.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before September 26th.

Download a 5K registration form here.

Registration for the chili cook-off begins at 10:15 a.m., with serving beginning at 11:00 and judging at 11:30.  The entry fee is $50.  The registration deadline is October 10th.

Download a chili cook-off registration form here.

Proceeds from both events will go to the Lustgarten Foundation to support research for a cure for pancreatic cancer.  Everyone is encouraged to wear purple on the day of the event.

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GIVE 'EM THE BIRD 5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK & KIDS RACE (posted July 27th)

Versailles Total Fitness' seventh annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run and 1/4-mile fun unwalk will be held on Saturday, November 4th.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness at 131 N. Monroe in downtown Versailles.  As in previous years, proceeds from the event will go to Food for Morgan County to help local families in need during the holiday season.

Give 'Em The Bird has the biggest "wow" factor of any 5K in the Lake area, including a live radio broadcast and music by race co-sponsor KS95.1, a live singing of the national anthem, a chorale group singing on the steps of the Second Baptist Church, plenty of course support from the police, firefighters, and volunteers along the closed course, chip timing, really nice technical t-shirts, and a fun race for kids. This race really is the Super Bowl of Lake-area 5Ks, and it perennially attracts a big field with some of the fastest runners in the area. 

Registration is now open online, or you can download a registration form to mail to or drop off at Versailles Total Fitness.   The entry fee is $25 if you register on or before October 28th.  The fee rises to $35 beginning October 29th.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 13th

A quarter-mile kids run will follow the 5K and 1-mile events.  There's no entry fee, but also no t-shirt, for participants.  They will, however, receive finishers ribbons.   

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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 15 Get Your Butt Kicked @ Route 66 6-hour run Eureka, MO
July 22 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
July 22 Madison Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Montana
July 23 Big Sky Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon & Half Montana
July 24 Deseret News Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 26 Nebraska State Fair Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Grand Island, NE
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 4 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Sioux Falls Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon, Half & 5K Sioux Falls, SD
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 23 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, 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
Sep 30 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Oct 1 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 1

MO' Cowbell Marathon

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, 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 7 Southernmost Marathon
Angela Martin
Marathon & Half Key West, FL
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
Oct. 29 Good Life Halfsy
Scott Gray; Jayna Gray(?)
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE
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
Marathon: Jim McDermott, Josiah Peterson
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 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
Scott Gray; Jayna Gray(?)
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 19 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Marathon Shawnee, KS
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 2 Panama City Beach Marathon
Aaron Koeppen
Marathon/Half/5K Panama City Beach, FL
Dec 9 You Don't Know Jack
100-mile: Scott Page
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
       
2018
March 4 Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half New Orleans, LA
May Ha Ha Half Marathon Trail half marathon Ha Ha Tonka State Park
       

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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 & Duathlon Triathlon:  500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon:  1.5-mile run, 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 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 12 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 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 (Cancelled) 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 16 Redman Triathlon Full:  2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
Half: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Oklahoma City, OK
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(Cancelled) 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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Distance(s)
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 9 Tour de Jeff 15-mile nighttime bike ride Jefferson City, 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 16
Moonlight Ramble
(reschdule date)
10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 17 Mountain Madness Mountain bike races Warsaw, MO
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 24 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Sep 30 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
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 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 21 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 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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