I'll take "Famous Runners" for $100, Alex:   Your Jeopardy clue for today is, "A Lake Area Runner pictured on the front page of Wednesday's Lake Sun." 

Can you answer that, in the form of a question?


Click on photo for the answer.

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WEEKEND EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 10-11

There are no Lake-area events this weekend.  (Get used to reading that, because we won't have one until late February.)  At this time last year, we had two ugly sweater runs nearby to choose from (among five across the state), but now you'll have to drive all the way to Joplin to show off that fashion abomination taking up space in your closet--or to see Margie Gunter's.  (I'm sure Margie will share a photo of hers with us.)

There are a few other Christmas-themed events going on around the state if you're willing to travel.

Todd Raney heads to Sin City this weekend to run the Hoover Dam Marathon on Saturday.  This will be his 27th marathon so far in 2016.  Upon completion, he'll have raced 793.8 miles this year--a record for Lake-area runners, and exactly one 10K shy of 800.  Todd is planning to run fewer marathons next year, so this year's record may stand for many years to come.

Elsewhere:

Columbia:

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, Saturday

Rolla:

Sno-Glow 5K, 6:30 p.m. Friday night

Joplin:

Ugly Sweater Run 5K, Saturday (LOTO participant: Margie Gunter)

Springfield & vicinity:

Christmas Mile & 5K, Saturday
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners calendar

Kansas City and vicinity:

The Great Santa Run 5K, Saturday
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, Sunday
KC Running Company calendar

St. Louis and vicinity:

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K (Downtown St. Louis), Sunday (LOTO participants:  Corey and Roxanne ten Bensel were considering it)
Big River Running calendar
Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis calendar

Lake Mead National Park (near Las Vegas):

Hoover Dam Marathon, Saturday (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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RUNNING OF THE ELVES 5K RUN/WALK (updated December 5th)

Despite chilly temperatures in the lower 40s, about sixty runners and walkers turned out for the first annual Running of the Elves 5K in Camdenton on Saturday.  The race kicked off Camdenton's Christmas on the Square celebration and the arrival of Santa Claus, and introduced a new 5K course to Lake-area runners.


The starting line, at the Camdenton Square.  Most participants received elf hats to wear for the race, but those at the front of the pack stayed true to the old axiom of not wearing anything new on race day.

Nigher Alfaro captured his fifth Lake-area race win this year, finishing in about 20:15.   (The official results aren't yet available.)  Nigher felt the heat from an 8th grade cross country runner (name not yet available) from O'Fallon, Missouri, but managed to hang on.   (Nigher had three second-place finishes this year, so he came close to breaking his own record of five Lake-area race victories in a single year.  He set that record 2011--the year before Andy Goessmann moved to the Lake area and pushed Nigher off the top of the podium.) 

The women's winner (whose name isn't yet available) finished in about 23 minutes.

   
Pictured (from left):  Men's winner Nigher Alfaro, the second-place male from O'Fallon, and the women's winner.  (Names and finish times are forthcoming.)  Don't be surprised to see the O'Fallon runner at future local races--his family comes to the Lake to visit his grandparents in Osage Beach, and his mother is also a runner who was in Memphis for the St. Jude Marathon

Many more race photos can be found here.

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ST. JUDE MEMPHIS MARATHON WEEKEND  (posted December 4th)



Lake-area runners at the St. Jude Marathon expo on Friday (from left):  Sherrie Hamner, Heather Miller, Todd Raney, Scott Page, Rob Kucsik and Aaron Koeppen.

First marathons are true enigmas.  Most runners--no matter how much they've trained or how long they've been a runner--have a tough time during their first marathon, and slog to the finish line in a relatively slow time. (I could cite many examples just among our Lake-area runners.)  A few, however, have outstanding races--so good, in fact, that they'll have a real challenge in ever topping it in the future.   Aaron Koeppen is one of the latter.  On Saturday, Aaron finished his very first marathon at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend in a remarkable 3:48:10.   He also beat all of our local, experienced marathoners to the finish line: Scott Page crossed in 3:48:34 for a new personal record (by four minutes), followed by Todd Raney (3:55:13), Rob Kucsik (in a new personal record of 3:55:39), Heather Miller (5:29:52) and Sherrie Hamner (5:29:53).

As a group, our Lake-area runners tied the record of four sub 4-hour finishers in a single marathon.  The record they tied was set at the 2013 Garmin Marathon by Andy Goessmann, Jim McDermott, Scott Page and Rob Kucsik.


The sub 4-hour group brandishing their finishers medals (from left):  Rob Kucsik,Todd Raney, Aaron Koeppen and Scott Page.

ST. JUDE MEMPHIS MARATHON WEEKEND
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
DECEMBER 3, 2016
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS
Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
MARATHON:
Aaron Koeppen Four Seasons
3:48:10
M40-44
37 of 213
Scott Page Lake Ozark
3:48:34
M45-49
35 of 175
Todd Raney Camdenton
3:55:13
M45-49
49 of 175
Rob Kucsik Four Seasons
3:55:39
M45-49
53 of 175
Heather Miller Camdenton
5:29:52
F30-34
151 of 199
Sherrie Hamner Osage Beach
5:29:53
F40-44
146 of 197
         
Race weather:   47°, cloudy and 10 mph winds at the 8:30 a.m. start.  Light rain started falling between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

There were 2,474 and 8,178 solo finishers of the marathon and half marathon, respectively.  Complete race results can be found here.

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TRAIL RUN (posted December 4th)

There were no Lake-area runners at the You Don't Know Jack trail runs in Carthage on Saturday, but there was one name familiar to many of us. Melissa Martinez of Crocker was one of two finishers (out of four starters) of the 100K (i.e. 62-mile) race, crossing the finish line in 10:46:46.

Full results can be found here.

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ALTERNATE CHILI TEN-MILE TRAIL RUN (posted December 4th)

Three years after a great finish at the 2013 Alternate Chili Ten-Mile Trail Run in Kansas City, Kansas, Trevor Dowdney returned for more on Saturday.  Trevor finished this time in 1:43:37--eight minutes slower than before--and placed 6th (of 22) in the men's 50-59 age group.

It might be of some comfort to Trevor seeing that another old dog runner is slowing down, too.  Eight year-old   "Winston" Schmitz, who won the canine division in 2013 in 1:27:52, won again on Saturday, but in a more leisurely 1:34:41.  Below is a 2013 photo of "Winston" leading his "mom", Amy Schmitz,   Amy was the overall female winner in 2013, and fourth overall female this year.

Full results can be found here.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES' re:INVENT 5K (posted December 1st)

Congratulations to Gary Braman for a near top 10% finish in the men's 40-49 age group at the inaugural AWS re:Invent 5K in Las Vegas on Wednesday.  Gary finished in 21:56, placing 27th (of 244) in his age group. 

Perhaps not surprisingly, it looks like more than a few registered participants may have partied a little too hard in Sin City the night before the 6:00 a.m. race start.  There were 985 registered for the sold-out race, yet only 587 finishers.

Women outnumber men at nearly every 5K everywhere, but not at this male-dominated convention and race.  There were nearly ten men for every woman at the 5K.

Complete race results can be found here


Gary Braman at the AWS re:Invent 5K start/finsh line at
The Mirage Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

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2016 ARCHIVES

2015 ARCHIVES

2014 ARCHIVES

2013 ARCHIVES

2012 ARCHIVES

2011 ARCHIVES

2010 ARCHIVES

2009 ARCHIVES

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The next local event will be the Polar Bear Strut 5K on February 25, 2017. Details are coming.

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HALF MARATHON, MARATHON & LONGER RUNNING RACES
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY
201
7

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
Dec 31- Jan 1 The Pistol Ultra Run 50K relay, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles Alcoa, TN
Jan 14 Runner's Choice 5K/10K 5K & 10K Columbia, MO
Jan 14 Cabin Reliever 20K &
Resolution 5K
20K & 5K Rogersville, MO
Jan 15 Houston Marathon Marathon & Half Houston, TX
Jan 21 Wildwood Frozen Feet 13.1M Trail Race Half Marathon Wildwood, MO
Jan 21 David's Trail Endurance Run 50K, 25K & 7K
Mountain Home, AR
Jan 28 St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series Half Marathon & 4-mile St. Louis, MO
Feb 5 Chocolate Rush Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K Olathe, KS
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 12 Fort Smith Marathon Marathon/Half/relays Fort Smith, AR
Feb 19 Austin Marathon Marathon & Half Austin, TX
Feb 25 Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K, 20-mile & 10-mile trail runs Kansas City, KS
Feb 26 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
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 Half Marathon & 5K Sedalia, MO
March 19 Relay & Run for 21K Half Marathon & Relay St. Louis, MO
March 25 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon & 5K/10K Half Marathon/10K/5K Lake Ozark, MO
March 25 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Lee's Summit, MO
March 25 Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K Springfield, MO
April 1 Do or Die Half Marathon & 5K Half Marathon & 5K New Franklin to Rocheport, 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 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 Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon/Half/5K Mountain Home, AR
April 8 Hogeye Marathon & Relays
Marathon/Half/Relays Fayetteville, AR
April 9 GO! St. Louis Marathon/Relay/Half St. Louis, MO
April 16 Missouri Race Series 10 miles,10K & 5K Jefferson City, MO
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 Half Marathon Eldon, MO
April 22 Garmin Marathon
Ed Doney--first marathon
Marathon/Half//10K Olathe, KS
April 22 Royal Running Series 10K/20K trail race Lake of the Ozarks State Park
April 22 Illinois Marathon
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Champaign-Urbana, IL
April 30 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Marathon/Relay/Half/5K Oklahoma City, OK
April 29 Frisco Railroad Run 50 miles/50K/
Marathon/Half/10-mile & 8K
Willard, MO
April 29 Run for Their Lives Half Marathon & 5K Owensville, MO
May 7

Independence Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5K Independence, MO
May 7 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Rocheport, MO
May 13 Running with the Cows Half Marathon & 5K Bucyrus, KS
May 13 RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K Washington, MO
May 14 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Joplin, MO
May 15 Divas Half Marathon & 5K  (cancelled?) Half Marathon & 5K Branson, 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 & Marathon Steelville, MO
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 18 Missouri Race Series 10 miles, 10K & 5K Columbia, MO
June 25 In2Action Trail Run Half Marathon & 5K Columbia, MO
July 10 Freedom 321 Run Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
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
Sep 3 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 4 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember
CANCELLED
Half Marathon (new in 2016), 10K & 5K Willard, MO
Sep 4 Heart of America Marathon
Marathon Columbia
Sep 10 Azalea Half Marathon 5K/10K, Half Nixa, MO
Sep 16-17 Mark Twain 50/100 50 & 100 miles Mark Twain Forest
Sep 17 North Shore Trail Run 5K/10K, Half Lawrence, KS
Sep 17 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Kyleigh Phillips Memorial 5K & Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5K Osage Beach, MO
Sep 24 Pub 2 Pub Half Marathon Half Marathon Rolla, MO
Sep 24 Pony Express Run Half Marathon & 5K St. Joseph, MO
Sep 25 Broadway Bridge Run 5K/10K, Half Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Quad Cities Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Oct 1 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Run the Burg 5K/10K, Half Warrensburg, MO
Oct 1 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield, MO
Oct 1 Mother Road Marathon Marathon/Half/5K Joplin, MO
Oct 1

MO' Cowbell Marathon

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

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TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
Race Name
Distance(s)
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
April 1 MaxTrax Duathlon
(cancelled?)
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
Triathlon: 300-yard indoor pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run;
Duathlon: (distances not yet available)
Neosho, MO
Apr 22
Ironman Texas Triathlon
Jim McDermott
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run The Woodlands, TX
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 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 14 Shark Tank Triathlon 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 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
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
June 4 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 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 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
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 9 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
July 22 Mighty Max Kids Triathlon Four age-appropriate distances for children up to age 14 Columbia, MO
July 23 Show-Me State Games Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Duathlon: 15-mile bike, 3-mile run
Columbia, MO
July 29 WIN for KC Women's Triathlon 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run Smithville, MO
July 29 Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Springfield, IL
Aug 5 Warrensburg Triathlon SuperKids Tri:  (distances not available)
Trio-Tri:
  3-person relay
"98.5 The Bar" Tri:  300-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run
Warrensburg, MO
Aug 6 Stockton Lake Tri Wild-Life Challenge Short course: 500-meter swim, 10.4-mile bike, 5K run
Long course: 1,000-meter swim, 20.8-mile bike, 10K run
Stockton, MO
Aug 6 Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-UP! Triathlon 500-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run Kansas City, MO
Aug 11 Republic Youth Tigger Tri Distances to be announced Republic, MO
Aug12 Republic Tiger Tri Super Sprint: 150-yard swim; 6.1-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Classic Sprint: 300-yard swim, 12.2-mile bike, 5K run
Republic, MO
Aug 19 Lake St. Louis Triathlon Short course:  0.25-mile swim, 12.3-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
Long course: 0.93-mile swim, 24-mile bike, 10K run
Lake St. Louis, MO
Aug 26 Cedar Creek Triathlon & Duathlon Triathlon: 400-meter swim, 11-mile bike, 5K run
Duathlon: 1-mile run, 11-mile bike, 1-mile run
Olathe, KS
Sep 3 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 10 Legend Ad Astra Triathlon Sprint:  500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
Olympic:  1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Legend 70:  1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Lawrence, KS
Sep 24 Sedalia Duathlon Short course:  2-mile run, 8-mile bike, 1-mile run
Long course:  5K run, 30K bike, 5K run
Sedalia, MO
Sep 24 Border Wars Triathlon 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL
Sep 24 Ironman Chattanooga Triathlon 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Chattanooga, TN
Oct 15 Ironman Louisville Triathlon
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Louisville, KY
       

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CYCLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
Race/Event Name
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 race) The Epic:  150 miles
The Troll:  70-90 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 Rocheport, 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
June 10 Cycle for Life 10, 25 and 50 miles Ozark, MO
June 11 Down 'n Dirty Varies by division Warsaw, MO
June 17 Queen City Century 22, 45, 60, 82 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
June 24 Tour de Lakes 10, 32, 55 and 65 miles Lee's Summit, MO
July 15 World Naked Bike Ride--St. Louis   St. Louis, MO
July 22 Show-Me State Games Road Cycling Race 19 and 28 miles Callaway County, MO
July 30 Show-Me State Games Mountain Bike Race 1, 1-1/2, and 3 hours Columbia, MO
Aug 5 MO State Time Trial Championship 20K or 40K, depending on division Centraiia, MO
Aug 19 Svitak Freedom Ride 10, 25, 40, 67 and 100 miles Springfield, MO
Aug 19 Moonlight Ramble 10.5 and 18.5 miles St. Louis, MO
Aug 26 Red Shoe Ride 35, 60 and 100 miles Columbia, MO
Aug 26 BikeMO 30, 65 and 90 miles (24 and 50 miles for Katy Trail option) Rocheport, MO
Sep 1-3 Singletrackmind Festival Mountain biking, trail runs, etc. on the Two Rivers Bike Trail Springfield, MO
Sep 9-10 Bike MS Four distances offered Godfrey, IL
Sep 17 Mountain Madness Mountain bike races Warsaw, MO
Sep 23 Tour de BBQ 15, 35 and 62 miles Overland Park, KS
Sep 23-24 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Sep 25 Rhett's Run Mountain bike race Columbia, MO
Oct 1 Tour de Wildwood 28 and 45 miles Wildwood, MO
Oct 7 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life 25, 50 and 100 miles St. Charles, MO
Oct 14-15 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  
Oct 8 Tour de Bass Bike Rides 25, 42, 77 and 102 miles Springfield, MO
Oct 14 Cuban Gravel Crisis 20, 50 and 100 mile bike rides; 5K run Cuba, MO
Oct 21 BT Epic Mountain bike race on the Berryman Trail Steelville, MO
Nov 4 Red Dog 100 Gravel road race Jefferson City, MO
       

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PADDLING EVENTS
IN MISSOURI AND VICINITY

2017
Date
Race Name & River
Distance(s) & Boat Type
Location
       
  NOTE:  HIGHLIGHTED DATES INDICATE THAT THE EVENT'S 2016 DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED AND/OR CONFIRMED
       
Aug 19 Firecracker Race
(Mississippi River -- Alton Pool)
Canoes & kayaks -- 12 miles
Paddlboards -- 3 miles
Alton, IL
Aug 27 Race for the Rivers
(Missouri River)
20 and 40 miles; canoes & kayaks Washington, MO
Sep 9 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge
(Finger Lakes State Park)
5K paddle, then 5K run Columbia, MO
Sep 14
(cancelled for 2016)
Fall 36 Race
(Osage, Missouri and Gasconade Rivers)
36 miles
Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
Starts near Loose Creek; ends at Gasconade
Oct 7 Race to the Dome
(Missouri River)
Providence (26.6 miles) or Hartsburg (15.8 miles) to Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO
Oct 21 Chattajack 31
(Tennessee River)
31 miles; paddleboard & kayaks Chattanooga, TN
       



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PLEASE NOTE:
Some events have not officially announced their 2017 dates. For these events, likely
dates--based on past years' scheduling--are shown.


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