This coming weekend is an intermission of sorts, falling after the year's biggest race weekend last week, and another big one coming up next week. There are a number of races (many of them Halloween-themed) in Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City this weekend, but not much elsewhere.

By the way, the weather forecast for the weekend looks outstanding for getting outside and breaking a sweat.  Let's hope the weather stays like this until ... forever.

In the immediate Lake area, the Night Glow Costume Crawl is Saturday evening.  It's a two-mile run/walk that benefits the Pride of the Lakers Marching Band, and starts at 6:30 p.m. at Bob Shore Stadium in Camdenton.  Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.  Details can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events". 

There's another local race going on Saturday, but you'll be limited to being just a spectator.  The Class 4, District 5 high school cross country championship is being held at Ha Ha Tonka State Park at 11:00 a.m.  The Camdenton Lakers cross country team will be competing against eleven others.  All will be trying to qualify runners for the state championship in two weeks.

If you're willing to drive a bit, on Saturday morning in Lebanon is the Rotary Route 66 Run.  The 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk start at 9:00 a.m., with registration open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  The race is a benefit for the Lebanon Rotary Club's Koats for Kids program, and will be professionally timed.  (I believe the course is flat and fast.)  Details for the event can be found below.


Jefferson City:

5K Haunted Glow Run/Walk, Saturday night


Spirit of the Osage 5K/20K/50K, Saturday


Halloween Hustle 5K Run & Kids Fun Run, Sunday

Springfield and southwest Missouri:

Running events

St. Louis:   

Running events

Kansas City area: 

Running events

The Lake Area Runners will be racing in force next weekend, so you can bet they'll be topping off their training this weekend.  Check out their Facebook page to find out where and when.

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The Lake area had twenty runners participating in the fourth annual Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday (October 19th). 

Most notable of all of our finishers was Beth Coulter, who completed her very first marathon, in 4:54:10.  Beth finished 52nd (of 94) in the female 35-39 age group. 

Pete and Anita Leyva were our fastest half marathon finishers in 1:40:31 and 1:48:00, respectively, and were just minutes behind their near-PR finish times last year. Both finished in the top 5% of their age groups.

Another high age-group finisher was Cindy Wismer of Camdenton.  Cindy completed the half marathon in 2:00:03, placing 11th (of 174) in the female 55-59 age group.

Listed below are results for all of our local runners.  If I missed anyone, please let me know.

Complete race results can be found here.

It's worth noting that participation at this year's race fell from last year, a trend that's now continued each year since the inaugural race in 2011.  This year's race had a total of 7,560 solo marathon and half marathon finishers.  That's down 16% from last year, and a whopping 58% from 2011.  The organizers have to be wondering what they can do to stop the bleeding.

OCTOBER 19, 2014
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Beth Coulter Camdenton
52 of 94
Rose Chapman Waynesville
1196 of 1200
Jenna Beggs / Kayleigh Bjorgan Camdenton / Camdenton
83 of 100
Pete Leyva Osage Beach
12 of 237
Anita Leyva Osage Beach
13 of 356
Jessica Gerke Camdenton
605 of 678
Cindy Wismer Camdenton
11 of 174
Monica Martin Camdenton
139 of 678
Angela Libby Osage Beach
198 of 742
Rick Ryerson Versailles
158 of 298
Christa Rothove Camdenton
214 of 693
Lacy Davis Laurie
216 of 678
Jolene Garber Tipton
236 of 678
Katie Haynes Camdenton
316 of 742
Joyce Ryerson Versailles
307 of 492
Corey Tenbensel Sunrise Beach
296 of 334
Roxanne Tenbensel Sunrise Beach
239 of 356
Margie Gunter Osage Beach
353 of 356
Tom Wismer Camdenton
4 of 10
Race Notes:
    Number of Finishers:
         Half Marathon
         Relay participants

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DES MOINES MARATHON (posted October 19th)

Twenty-one hours after completing the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon on Saturday, Ashley Pryor and Todd Raney were at the starting line of the Des Moines Marathon, hoping to become finishers of not only that race, but the I-35 Challenge as well.  A field limit of 50 runners were registered for the I-35 marathon challenge, and another 150 for the half marathon challenge.

Click for larger image.

Ashley finished in 4:00:08, placing 35th (of 113) in the female 30-34 age group.  That was about four minutes faster than her finish the day before.

Todd wasn't as fast on Sunday as he was on Saturday, but he still finished in 4:11:54.  That was good for 62nd place (of 122 competitors) in the male 45-49 age group.

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DOGWOOD CANYON 15K/25K/50K TRAIL RUNs (posted October 19th)

Congratulations to Jim McDermott for taking home second place (of six competitors) in the male 60-64 age group at Sunday's (Ocotber 19th) Dogwood Canyon Trail Run in Lampe, Missouri, near Table Rock Lake. This was Jim's first trail run, and he completed the 25K (15.5-mile) course in 2:48:51, a pace of 10:53 per mile.

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PERFECT 10 ROGAINE (posted October 19th)

The Lake area team of Jim Jackson and Josh Schrock competed in Saturday's (October 18th) Perfect 10 Rogaine orienteering race in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and finished eighth (of eleven) in the male-open division.  The nature of the race is to accumulate as many points as possible by orienteering to all of the checkpoints within the time limit of ten hours.   

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BEAR CREEK RUN (posted October 19th)

The inaugural Bear Creek Run trail half marathon in Columbia on Saturday (October 18th) attracted 193 participants, including one from the Lake area.  Sharon Shepherd of Eldon finished in 3:03:14 and placed fourth (of six in the female 50-54 age group.  

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TOUGH PUNKIN 1-MILE FUN RUN & 5K (updated October 19th)

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A great time was had by all at the Tough Punkin 1-Mile Fun Run & 5K on Saturday (October 18th) at Heritage Elementary School in Lake Ozark. The run/walk kicked off the school's Pumpkin Festival put on by the Heritage Elementary PTA.  Three BIG slides and bounce houses were stationed at various parts of the courses, and the kids--including a few older ones-- had a blast playing on them.


Check out many more photos by clicking here.

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The Lake area was represented by ten runners at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon & Half Marathon on Saturday (October 18th)--the largest number that we've ever had participate in that event.

Two of our runners competed in the marathon.  Todd Raney finished in 3:55:17--his fastest marathon so far this year, and just 1:36 slower than his personal best that was set at this race last year.  Ashley Pryor finished in 4:03:47, placing 23rd (of 108) in the female 30-34 age group. 

Congratulations to April Boicourt for completing her very first half marathon.  April finished in 2:08:45.  She passed along some photos, including one showing a great t-shirt for a race:  "If found on ground, please drag over finish line".

Left photo: April Boicourt (left) with Kansas City friends Jamie Simpson (middle) and Laura Kitzmann before the race. Middle photo: Jamie, Laura and April after the race. Right photo: April proudly wearing her first half marathon finish medal. 
(Click on a photo for a larger image.)  (Photos provided.)

It's interesting to note from the race results that the margin of victory in the half marathon was just three seconds.  The winner crossed the line in an incredible 1:08:25.

Participation in this year's race totaled 6,942 runners, down 23% from the all-time peak of 8,912 set last year.  Waddell & Reed Kansas City bucked the downward trend in participation experienced by most other big races last year, but now they appear to have fallen in line.  This year's total takes them back to 2009 levels. 

Here are the results for Lake-area runners.  Please let me know if I missed anyone.

OCTOBER 18, 2014
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Todd Raney Camdenton
26 of 71
Ashley Pryor Laurie
23 of 108
Todd Pasley Linn Creek
30 of 158
Mark Kempf Linn Creek
84 of 211
April Boicourt Barnett
203 of 601
Natalie Pasley Linn Creek
87 of 229
Allison Walters Versailles
294 of 503
Nikki Brauer Linn Creek
193 of 334
Chad Brauer Linn Creek
Danny Stoelting Osage Beach
38 of 52
Part-time Lake residents:
Miki Schroeder Platte City
183 of 334

Race Notes:

Total Finishers:
          Marathon             1,339 (versus 1,799 in 2013, 1,466 in 2012; 1,331 in 2011)
          Half Marathon     4,645 (versus 5,881 in 2013, 4,906 in 2012; 4,794 in 2011)
          5K                            958 (versus 1,232 in 2013, 1,204 in 2012; 1,382 in 2011)

Link to race results

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ROTARY ROUTE 66 RUN OF LEBANON (posted October 20th)

The Rotary Club of Lebanon is putting on its third annual Rotary Route 66 Run this coming Saturday, October 25th.  The 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Mills Center at 650 Mills Drive in Lebanon.  Race-day registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the club's Koats for Kids program.

Download a race flyer/registration form here.       

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The first annual Night Glow Costume Crawl fun run/walk, benefiting Camdenton High School's Pride of the Lake Marching Band, will be held on Saturday, October 25th, at Bob Shore Stadium (map).  The run/walk starts at 6:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $20, or $50 for families or groups of four.  Kids ages 8 and under are free, but an optional t-shirt is available for $10 each.

T-shirts can only be guaranteed on the day of the event for those registering by October 9th (or, if registering by mail, postmarked by October 7th).  T-shirts can be ordered at the event for later delivery.

For complete details about the event, or to download a flyer/registration form, click here.

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Versailles Total Fitness' fourth annual Give 'Em The Bird 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids' quarter-mile fun run will be held on Saturday, November 1st.  It starts at 9:00 a.m. at Versailles Total Fitness at 131 N. Monroe (course map).  As in previous years, proceeds from the event will help local families in need during the holiday season; last year's event raised $6,000 for Food for Morgan County.

Give 'Em The Bird has the biggest "wow" factor of any 5K in the Lake area.  Last year's race, for instance, included a live radio broadcast and music by race co-sponsor KS95.1 at the start/finish line, a live singing of the national anthem, a live musical group performing in front of the Morgan County courthouse, the Versailles High School cheerleaders cheering along the course, and plenty of course support from the police, firefighters, and volunteers.  To top it off, the kids fun run was the cutest race we watched all year.  Still not convinced you want to go?  Watch this.   

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 31st, or $35 on race day.  T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by October 15th

There's no entry fee, but also no t-shirt, for participants in the kids fun run.  Participants will, however, receive finishers ribbons.   

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The fifth annual run/walk in memory of Camdenton police officer Floyd Sanders and two others--Mike Marshall and Iris Carnahan--in our community who succumbed to pancreatic cancer will be held on Saturday, November 8th at the Linn Creek City Park (map).   This year's event will also include a chili cook-off shortly after the 5K.  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.

The Freezin' 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.   The entry fee is $25 for individuals, or $50 for families up to four.  To guarantee your t-shirt on race day, you must register by October 24th.  Click here to download a registration form.

The Chillin' for Chili Cook-Off begins with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by serving at noon, judging at 12:30, and awards at 1:30. The entry fee is $50 for teams up to four people. For full details and to download a registration form, click here.

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LAKER 5K TURKEY TROT (posted October 20th)

The Laker 5K Turkey Trot--the Lake area's only Thanksgiving Day run--returns for a fifth year on November 27th.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Camdenton High School.  Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. 

The entry fee is $20 for individuals, or $15 per person for families of three or more, for those registering on or before November 18th.  Only those who pre-register will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

After November 18th, the entry fee rises to $25 for individuals and $20 per person for families of three or more.

All proceeds from the event go to Lake area food pantries.  In addition, runners are also encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items for the pantries. 

Click for a flyer/registration form in .docx or .pdf format. 

Be sure to stick around after the race to watch the pie-eating contest (limited to 15 participants).  Pete Leyva set a record of 7.9 seconds while winning last year's competition.

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Race Name
Jan 25 Runner's Choice 10K/20K
Todd Raney (20K)
10K & 20K Columbia, MO
Feb 8 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Overland Park, KS
Feb 8 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 15 Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon & 10K West Plains, MO
Feb 23 The Cowtown
Fort Worth, TX
March 1 AdventureMax St. Louis Trail Run Half Marathon & 10K Innsbrook, MO
March 2 Little Rock Marathon Marathon, Half & 10K Little Rock, AR
March 14,15,16 3 Days of Syllamo Day 1:  50K
Day 2:  50 miles
Day 3:  20K
Blanchard Springs, AR
March 15 Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Peculiar, MO
March 15 Dublin's Pass ShamRox Run 15K & 5K Springfield, MO
March 22 Sedalia Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 23 Relay & Run for 21 Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 29 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
March 29 Forrest Gump Challenge 50 Miles, Marathon & Half Reeds Spring, MO
March 30 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 6 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 12 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
April 12 Carmel Marathon
Marathon, Relay, Half & 8K Carmel, IN
April 12 Mission Run in the Ozarks Half Marathon/10K/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 13 Big Party Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 19 Go Girl Run--Springfield Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 26 Run for the Children Half Marathon & 5K Eldon, MO
April 26 Garmin Marathon Marathon/Half//5K Olathe, KS
April 26 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 26 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half & 8K
Willard, MO
May 2-3 Outback in the Ozarks
200-mile team relay Eureka Springs, AR
May 3 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 4 Divas Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 10 Joplin Memorial Run Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
May 10 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 17 Bridge the Gap to Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Quincy, IL
May 18 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 24 Go Girl Run--Columbia Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
May 24 Table Rock Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Branson, MO
May 31 Striker Life Half Marathon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO
May 31 Sunburst Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K South Bend, IN
May 31 Midwest Active Katy80 80-mile team relay Katy Trail State Park
June 7 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Kansas City, MO
June 14 Maryville Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Maryville, MO
June 14 Marathon to Marathon
Marathon, Relay, Half & 5K Storm Lake, IA
June 21 JC Green Giant (cancelled) 13-mile obstacle course Jefferson City
June 29 Double Road Race 10K+5K Overland Park, KS
July 5 Midnight Madness 50-Miler 50 miles Tulsa, OK
July 12 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 16 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Aug 31 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run(2014 race is sold out) 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Aug 31 Lake Michigan Trail Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
50K/Marathon/Half/20-miler MIlwaukee, WI
Sep 1 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 1 Run for History Half Marathon
5K, Half Springfield
Sep 6 Run the Burg Half Marathon
Half: Pete Groce
5K/10K, Half Warrensburg
Sep 6 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 7 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City
Sep 7 Sioux Falls Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
Marathon & Half Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 13 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa
Sep 13 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 14 City of Chesterfield Half Marathon Half St. Louis, MO
Sep 21 Salt City Run for the Rock Half Hutchinson, KS
Sep 21 Konquer the Konza Trail Race 25K Manhattan, KS
Sep 21 Omaha Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Denny Gillen
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Omaha, NE
Sep 27 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Sep 28 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 28 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Tara Grantham, Steve Grantham, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Oct 4 Frog Hill Half Marathon
Todd Raney
Half Marathon Waynesville, MO
Oct 4 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia, MO
Oct 4 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 4 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 5

MO' Cowbell Marathon
Marathon: April Leonard, Pete Groce
Half:  Sue Barry, Jayna Gray
5K: Scott Gray

5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles, MO
Oct 5 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run
41 miles St. Robert, MO
Oct 12 Roller Coaster Race Half Marathon (5K on the day before) Branson, MO
Oct 12 Prairie Fire Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Marathon/Half/5K Wichita, KS
Oct 12 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 5K/10K, Half St. Louis
Oct 12 Chicago Marathon
Nigher Alfaro
Jesse Shields
Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 12 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 18 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, MO
Oct 18 Waddell & Reed Kansas City
Marathon: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City, MO
Oct 18-19 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 19 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis
Marathon: Beth Coulter (first marathon)
5K, Half & Marathon St. Louis
Oct 19 Courthouse to Capitol Ultramarathon & Team Relayl 39.3 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 19 Des Moines Marathon
Marathon & I-35 Challenge: Todd Raney, Ashley Pryor
Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 19 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 25 Spirit of the Osage 5K, 20K, 50K Chamois, MO
Oct 26 The Bison 50 50 miles Topeka, KS
Nov 1 Ozark Trail 100 100 miles Steelville, MO
Nov 2 Kansas Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Lawrence, KS
Nov 2 Bass Pro Shops
Half: Randy Holtmeyer, Scott Page, Reagan Page
Half & Marathon Springfield
Nov 2 St. Louis Half Marathon 5K, Half St. Louis
Nov 2 BG26.2
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Bowling Green, KY
Nov 8 KC15K (cancelled?) 15K & 7K Kansas City, KS
Nov 9 America's First Pro-Life Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Jefferson City, MO
Nov 9 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 9 Fayetteville Half MarathonHalf: Jayna Gray (possible) Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 15 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Full Shawnee, KS
Nov 15 Longview Half Marathon
Alysia Maschino, Desiree Milburn
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 15 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 22 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run
Half: Todd Raney, Scott Page, Trevor Dowdney
10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 22 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon Cotter, AR
Nov 23 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 6 Alternate Chili Trail Run
Trevor Dowdney
10 miles Kansas City, KS
Dec 6 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler
Dawn Standley
10 miles Columbia
Dec 6 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 7 Tucson Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Tucson, AZ
Dec 13 Kiawah Marathon
Half: Lacy Davis
Half & Marathon Kiawah Island, SC
Dec 14 Half & Half / Double Half Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 27 Operation Jack KC Run/Walk in the Snow Half & Marathon Shawnee, KS
Dec 27 Run for the Ranch Half & Marathon Springfield
Dec 31 & Jan 1 New Year's Double
Cindy Page: Two 5Ks
Reagan & Ryan Page: 5K on NYE and Half on NYD
Scott Page:  5K and Half on both days
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K (each day) Allen, TX
Jan 10 Mississippi Blues Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Jackson, MS
Jan 11 First Light Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Half & Marathon Mobile, AL
Mar 21 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Kansas City
Mar 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon Half marathon & 10K Lake Ozark
Apr 11 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Columbia
May 3 Flying Pig Marathon Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 16 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles St. Louis
June 20 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Joplin
Jul 18 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Springfield
Aug 15 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Jefferson City
Sep 13 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles St. Charles
Oct 17 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Blue Springs, MO

If you're planning to do an event and want to let others know, e-mail me and I'll add your name to the list of participants.

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Race Name
April 5 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 4

TriZuo 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 18 Kansas City Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Kansas City, MO
May 24 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
June 8 Ironman Kansas 70.3 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Lawrence, KS
June 21 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 28 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 29 Summer Roundup Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.3-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Jasper, MO
July 12 Big Shark New Town Kids Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 13 Big Shark New Town Triathlon 0.62-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 4-mile run New Town St. Charles, MO
July 13 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 13 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 19 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 19 Crossroads Triathlon 200-meter swim, 8-mile bike, 2.1-mile run Cameron, MO
July 20 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 20 5150 Kansas Triathlon Sprint: 500-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
5150: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
July 26 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 26 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 26 Warsaw Area Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for kids up to age 15 Warsaw, MO
July 27 Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Warsaw, MO
Aug 3 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge
(New event for 2014)
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 3 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon
LOTO participants: Rona Schaefer
500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 8 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug 9 Republic Tiger Tri 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run Republic, MO
Aug 9 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 10 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 16 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon

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

Branson, MO
Aug 17 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 23 Nevada Triathlon & Kids Triathlon Triathlon:  300-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Kids triathlon:  Three age-appropriate distances
Nevada, MO
Aug 23 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 23 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 24 Aloha Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
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 30 Frisco Runaway Triathlon 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run Willard, MO
Sep 14 Silverback Triathlon Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
International: 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 28 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Oct 5 Border Wars Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
May 15 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO

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Race/Event Name
Feb 23 Froze Toes 31 miles (62 for pros) Columbia, MO
April 7 MoBikeFed Ride with Legislators   Jefferson City, MO
April 26 The Ozark Gravel Road Expedition (OGRE) 150 miles Lake of the Ozarks
May 17 Vino Fondo 38, 58, 91 and 118 miles Augusta, MO
May 31 Dirty Kanza 200 200 miles Emporia, KS
May 31 Tour de Cure 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles Alton, IL
June 8 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 14 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 21 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo 15, 25, 47, 73 and 100 miles Kansas City, MO
June 28 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 19 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Auxvasse, MO
July 26 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 27 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 3 Tall Oak Challenge 6-hour mountain bike race Jefferson City, MO
Aug 9 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 9 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 16 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 23 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 6-7 MS 150 Bike Ride 20, 40, 75 & 100 miles Columbia, MO
Sep 21 Rhett's Run   Columbia, MO
Sep 27 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 27-28 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 4 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 5 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 5 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 11 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 11-12 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  

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