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Welcome to the back-of-the-pack:  For the first (and probably only) time in their running careers, Chris Boyle, Gary Braman and John Shelby will soon find out what it's like to finish DFL.   (For those new to racing, "D" stands for "dead", and "L" for "last".)   They'll be the course "sweepers" for the Berryman 50-Mile trail race on May 20th. (The race was sold out, so this was the only option offered by the race director.)

They'll follow behind the last runner, making sure no one gets left behind on the course.  The 50-miler has a 13-1/2 hour time limit, and some runners could still be out there beyond that, so it's going to be a long day.  

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Here we go again:  Another big race weekend ahead of us, and the weekend weather forecast looks dismal.  

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Save the date:   The MIssouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary's Run With The Horses 5K, Hidden Hills Challenge and 1-Mile Kids Run is going to be held on Saturday, June 17th, at the Linn Creek City Park.   Further details will be posted once they become available.

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RUN FOR THE CHILDREN HALF MARATHON & 10K (posted April 23rd)

An air temperature of 40°, light rain, and a brisk north wind greeted the twenty-three brave runners who came out on Saturday for the fifth annual Run the for Children Half Marathon & 10K in Eldon.  Thankfully, an hour after the race began, the rain stopped and the winds diminshed, making conditions much more comfortable for runners and volunteers alike.   The sun even peeked through the sky shortly after the race ended.

There were 13 half marathon and 10 10K participants at this year's race.   The number of half marathon participants was down nearly two-thirds from last year's total of 37, and down even more dramatically from the 90 participants in the race's inaugural year of 2013.   The 10K was added in 2017.


Twenty-three runners stand at the starting line in a light rain.

Despite the small field, the race wasn't lacking in great stories. A very close finish in the men's half marathon, and a number of first-time finishes, made for an interesting race.

In the men's half, Osage High School junior cross country runner Payton Bartlett, running in his first competitive half marathon, beat Nigher Alfaro to the finish line by three seconds.  Payton finished in 1:31:19, and now lays claim to the fastest half marathon by a Lake-area runner so far this year. 

You have to feel a bit sorry for Nigher, who was the overall winner of Run for the Children the last three years.  This was the sixth time in just the past two years that he lost a local race to a high school cross country runner.

In the women's half, April Leonard edged out Heather Skouby by about a minute and half, finishing in 2:03:15.


Overall women's and men's half marathon winners
April Leonard and Payton Bartlett.

Alisha and Tobby Eldridge were the women's and men's winners of the 10K.  They finished in 53:51 and 55:27, respectively.

Also in the 10K, Katie Roberts finished one second ahead of husband Stacy Roberts, avenging his one second victory over her last month at the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon.

 
Left photo:  10K winners Tobby and Alisha Eldridge.
Right photo: Dueling spouses Stacy and Katie Roberts.

(My apologies for the water spots visible in the images.)

Complete race results can be found here.

There were a number of "firsts" achieved at this year's race.  In addition to Payton Bartlett, Colten Jones, Morgan Greenwalt and Larry Flaugher all finished their first half marathon, while Alexis Rowcliff finished her first 10K.  Morgan Greenwalt, who's 11 years old, also tied Megan Rice's record as the youngest female in the Lake area to have finished a half marathon.


Colten Jones (left) and Payton Bartlett

   
Morgan Greenwalt                             Larry Flaugher


Alexis Rowcliff

More race photos can be found here.

Finally, a huge thank-you goes to Christy Kidwell, Debbie Fair, and all of the other organizers, volunteers, police, fire and other officials who gave us another great, safe race.  This really is a wonderful event on a nice, quiet course through mostly residential streets of Eldon, and is worthy of our support. 

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NORTHLAND HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 23rd)

The inaugural Northland Half Marathon & 5K was held in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside on Sunday.  The race, which was organized by the Running Well Store, attracted 306 half marathon and 112 5K participants, including a couple from the Lake area.

Alysia Maschino finished the half in 1:58:25 and placed 33rd (of 52) in the women's 40-44 age group.

Jen Wiethop crossed the line ten minutes later, in 2:08:20, to take 12th place (of 36) in the 30-34 age group.

Two other familiar names were among the half marathon finishers.  Jeanette Christeson, a two-time finisher of the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon and the women's 40-49 age-group winner in 2017, finished in 1:45:55.  That placed her third (of 52) in the 40-44 age group.  Melissa Hart, another Bridge & Dam 2017 finisher, finished in 2:26:47 and placed 27th (of 51) in the 35-39 age group. 

Complete race results can be found here.

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GLASS CITY MARATHON (posted April 23rd)

Todd Raney checked Ohio off his list of sub 4-hour marathon states on Sunday, finishing the Glass City Marathon in 3:46:53.   He placed 34th (of 81) in the men's 45-49 age group.

This leaves Todd with fifteen states to go to finish his sub 4-hour goal.

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IRONMAN TEXAS TRIATHLON (updated April 22nd)

Congratulations to Jim McDermott for finishing the Ironman Texas Triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run) on Saturday.  This was Jim's second Ironman finish, after completing Ironman Louisville in 2015.  

Jim finished in 14:08:21, nearly an hour faster than Ironman Louisville, which he finished in 15:01:00.  (Comparisons of finish times between different triathlons aren't very meaningful due to significant differences in courses, weather conditions, and other factors.)  In the men's 60-64 age group, Jim placed 28th among 57 starters. 

Here are Jim's splits:

Swim:            1:41:56  (2:40 per 100 meters)
T-1:                  18:50
Bike:              6:33:53  (17.0 miles per hour)
T-2:                  16:20
Run:              5:17:22   (12:07 per mile)
Finish:         14:08:21

Complete race results can be found here

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ILLINOIS MARATHON (posted April 22nd)

Two years after completing his first marathon at the Illinois Marathon, Curtis Wehmeyer returned to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, for another go of it on Saturday.  This time, Curtis came up just shy of another sub 4-hour finish, crossing the finish line in 4:00:07.  (He finished in 3:51:42 in 2015.)  Curtis placed 50th (of 92) in the men's 40-44 age group.  Complete results can be found here.

The Illinois Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is a big race, despite the city's population being smaller than Columbia, Missouri, and despite being hours (by car) away from Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis.  This year, there were 1,215 marathon finishers, 3,782 half marathon finishers, and 2,486 10K finishers.

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BOSTON MARATHON (posted April 17th)

There were 203 runners from Missouri who competed in today's Boston Marathon, including two past participants of the Bridge & Dam Half Marathon.

The incredible Jamie Vest of Lebanon finished in 2:50:23. Jamie was the third fastest woman at the 2015 Bridge & Dam Half, where she finished in 1:30:22.

Jill Wagner, who lives in Sullivan and who won this year's Bridge & Dam "All-In Challenge" (i.e. a half marathon plus both a 10K and 5K) in 2:56:18, finished Boston in 3:38:35.

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Jamie Vest (left) and Jill Wagner at Bridge & Dam
in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

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RUN FOR CLEAN WATER 5K/15K (posted April 16th)

None of our Lake-area runners participated in the Run for Clean Water 5K/15K on Saturday in Lebanon, but a few familiar names appeared in the 15K results.

Dan Malik of St. Robert was the overall winner, in 1:08:18.  Dan finished second at this year's Bridge & Dam's Double Down Challenge.

In perhaps the race's best performance, Jani Tucker, competing in the women's 50-59 age group, finished less than a minute behind Dan, in 1:09:06, to take second overall.

Sherry Wilson of Waynesville finished in 1:27:01, Katie Markert--a 2017 Bridge & Dam half finisher--crossed in 1:28:47, and Jody Taylor of Waynesville, who's a regular at the Polar Bear 5K Strut, finished in 1:38:50.

There were 47 and 13 finishers of the 5K and 15K, respectively.

The complete results are available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

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GO GIRL RUN SPRINGFIELD HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted April 9th)

Congratulations to our ten Lake-area runners who competed at Saturday's (April 15th) Go Girl Run Springfield Half Marathon & 5K.  

The complete race results can be found here

Here are the results for our Lake-area runners, along with a a couple other familiar names:

GO GIRL RUN HALF MARATHON & 5K
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
APRIL 15, 2017
RESULTS FOR LAKE-AREA PARTICIPANTS

Name
City
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
HALF MARATHON:
Ashley Pryor Versailles
2:10:15
F30-34
23 of 66
Heather Doyle Tipton
2:10:15
F35-39
31 of 82
Krystal Millan Tipton
2:10:16
F30-34
24 of 66
Angela Martin Osage Beach
2:11:15
F45-49
14 of 41
Randy Acklin Marshfield
2:19:46
2:20 Pacer
N/A
Cindy Martin Osage Beach
2:23:45
F50-54
18 of 34
Sondra Ellis Richland
2:23:45
F35-39
56 of 82
Greg Burress Kansas City
2:39:38
2:40 Pacer
N/A
Melissa Martinez Crocker
3:30:27
F45-49
61 of 62
 
5K:
Stephanie Dixon Eldon
41:06
F30-34
33 of 59
Alison Vernon Camdenton
48:39
F25-29
28 of 42
Brook Murray Camdenton
57:35
F15-19
12 of 18
Melissa Moore Camdenton
57:36
F35-39
58 of 65
       

Total participation was down 25% from last year.  Here are the year-by-year numbers:

GO GIRL RUN SPRINGFIELD
NUMBER OF FINISHERS
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Half marathon
843
655
540
632
485
5K
317
396
354
593
433
  Total
1,160
1,051
894
1,225
918

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2017 Archives
2016 Archives
2015 Archives
2014 Archives
2013 Archives
2012 Archives
2011 Archives
2010 Archives
2009 Archives

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BUBBLE & GLOW LEAP 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK (posted March 28th)

Eldon Middle School's Project L.E.A.P. Afterschool Program will be holding their third second annual Bubble & Glow L.E.A.P. 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on the evening of Friday, April 28th. The run/walk begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mustang Memorial Park (1400 N. Grand, Eldon), with registration and a pre-race party from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

For some participants, you'll save on entry fees by registering on or before April 7th.  For complete details and a registration form, click here.

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THE EPIC (posted February 21st)

The Epic 150-mile and 80-mile gravel road bicycle races return to the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, April 29th.

As of February 21st, 172 competitors racers have registered, including locals Scott Hofer and Chris Orr in the 80-mile race, and Ron Bentch of Versailles in the 150-mile race.

Casey O'Connor is also among those registered.  Casey's horrific crash at last year's race, followed by months of recovery, isn't deterring him from returning.

Online registration can be found here.

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LAKE REGIONAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK (posted February 9th)

One of the Lake area's biggest annual 5Ks, the Lake Regional Health System Fun Run/Walk, returns on Saturday, May 6th at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.  Also returning will be the best race amenity of the year--a post-race, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast that's free to all registered participants.  (Others can enjoy breakfast for just $5.  Children ages 5 and under eat free.)

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

The entry fee is $30.  Technical t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before April 14th.  

Online registration is available here.   If you prefer, a mail-in registration form can be downloaded here.

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TA-TA TROT 5K RUN/WALK (posted March 15th)

The sixh annual Ta-Ta Trot 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 13th, at the Department of Public Safety Building in Eldon (map).

The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:15 a.m..  T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who pre-register on or before April 27th; all others will receive t-shirts while supplies last.  The entry fee is $15.

For more information and a flyer/registration form, please click here.

The race is once again being organized by the "We Bleed Pink" team of Jayna Gray, Kari Salsman and Holly Thomas, and is a fund-raiser for the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.

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WICKED WINE RUN 5K/1K (posted April 14th)

Seven Springs Winery in Linn Creek will be hosting the Wicked Wine Run - Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, May 13th. (That's the same day as the Ta-Ta Trot 5K, but this is an evening event.) The Wicked Wine Run is a Texas-based organization that puts on run/walk events at wineries in Texas, California, and a growing number of other states.

The event offers a 5K run, where participants enjoy wine at the finish line, and a 1K Tasting Walk, with four tasting stations along the course. The run starts at 5:30 p.m., and the walk at 6:45 p.m., to allow participation in both events.

The run/walk course is on a trail.  It won't be timed, but the top three male and female 5K finishers will receive an award.

More information and online registration can be found here.

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KENDRA'S BUCKET LIST FUN RUN  (posted March 28th )

The second annual Kendra's Bucket List Fun Run benefiting Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) will be held on Saturday, May 20th.   The event is organized by the family of Kendra Grant, a Camdenton resident who was killed in an automobile accident in December 2015 at the age of 28.  The 5K run will be held at Bob Shore Stadium in Camdenton at 9:00 a.m.  Race-day registration will open at 8:00 a.m.

Registration information can be found here.

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LAKE RACE 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 11th)

The third 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 Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00 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 open at 7:00 a.m.

For those who pre-register on or before May 3rd, the entry fee is $25 for adults and $20 for children 6-18 years of age.  (Children five and under are free.)  After May 3rd, 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.

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SUMMER NIGHT GLOW 5K RUN/WALK (posted February 8th)

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

For individual participants, the entry fee is a minimum contribution of $30 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of May 26th.  The fee is $35 on race day. 

Teams of four or more can pre-register for $25 per person through May 26th.  On race day, the fee is $30 per person.

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

Check out the race flyer for additional details.  

Online registration is available.

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ELDON POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION'S DOUGHNUT 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 22nd)

A newly-formed nonprofit organization, the Eldon Police Officers Association (Facebook page), will be holding their first annual Doughnut 5K Run/Walk (Facebook page) on Saturday, June 24th.   Proceeds from the event will benefit Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Association's "Shop with a Cop" program to help provide Christmas gifts for children of families in need.

The race will start at 7:30 a.m. at the City of Eldon's Public Safety Building on S. Oak Street (map).  Race-day registration will be available from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 if you register by the pre-registration deadline of June 15th.  After that date, the entry fee rises to $25.  Only those who pre-register by June 15th will be guaranteed a t-shirt in their size on race day.

Click to download a flyer and registration form for more information. The registration form can be mailed in or dropped off at the Eldon Police Department.

So how will the doughnut run work?   Before the race, you'll be given a doughnut, and your goal is to reach the finish the race with a whole doughnut.  What's hard about that, you ask?  Well, along the course, off-duty police officers and volunteers will be attempting to steal your doughnut.  Why keep it away from them?  Because you're only going to get a medal if you finish with a whole doughnut.  (First-place runners in each age group will also receive plaques.)      

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CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS BLUE RIBBON 5K RUN/WALK (posted April 17th)

The fourth annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk benefiting Camdenton-based Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), will be held on Saturday, July 15th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map). The run/walk will start at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 7:00 a.m.

Once again, the theme for the 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 the best and "blue-est" costumes.

The entry fee for those who register by the pre-registration deadline of June 15th 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 pre-register.

Online registration is available, or you can download a mail-in registration form here.

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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 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 6 Trail to a Cure Ride/Run/Walk 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 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 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 10 Freedom 321 Run
(cancelled?)
Half Marathon & 5K Joplin, MO
July 22 Psycho Psummer Trail Run 50K, 20-mile, 10-mile Kansas City, KS
Aug 19 Harder Than Hell Half Marathon Half Marathon Nixa, MO
Sep 3 Forrest Gump Challenge 50K, Marathon, Half & 5K Reeds Spring, MO
Sep 3 Flatlanders 6/12 Hour Run 6 or 12 hours Fenton, MO
Sep 5 Run 2 Remember
(cancelled?)
Half Marathon, 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 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
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 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 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 15 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia, 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
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
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 Phoenix Summit Challenge 10/15/17/25-mile trail hikes Phoenix, AZ
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 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 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Marathon/Half/5K Memphis, TN
Dec 9 You Don't Know Jack 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
       

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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 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
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 23 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 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 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 27-28 Pedaler's Jamboree Music and cycling event on the Katy Trail Columbia, MO
May 27 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 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 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 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
       
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
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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