From the "I wish I had a dollar for every time I've seen an article like this" department: How endurance running can damage your health.

A milestone of sorts:  The Facebook page for the Lake Area Runners shows that the number of members has crossed over the 200 mark. That compares to 126 for the Lebanon Missouri Runners, 71 for the Versailles Area Runners, and 456 for the Sedalia Striders.

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The Aloha Triathlon & Quintathlon was held at Longview Lake in Lee's Summit on Sunday (August 24th).   Not only was this an inaugural event, but it appears (following a Google search) to have been the very first quintathlon--a swim/bike/run/bike/run--ever held.  (The few other "quintathlons" were track & field-type events that were more like pentathlons than triathlons.)

Denny Gillen competed in the quintathlon and was unchallenged in the male 60-64 age group.  (Indeed, he was the oldest of all 54 quintathlon competitors.)   Here are Denny's splits:

Swim (800 meters):    25:02  (3:08 per 100 meters)
T-1:                              2:15
Bike (18 miles):       1:01:26  (17.6 mph)
T-2:                              1:06
Run (5K):                   26:22  (8:30/mile)
T-3:                              1:34
Bike (10 miles):          39:13  (15.3 mph)
T-4:                              1:01
Run (2K):                   10:45  (8:59/mile)
Finish:                     2:48:38

In addition to the 54 quintathlon finishers, there were a total of 152 triathlon finishers.  Full results can be found here.

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RUN FOR THE FALLEN (updated August 18th)


The Lake of the Ozarks' participation in the national Run for the Fallen on Saturday (August 16th) brought out 163 runners and walkers, more than enough to represent each of the 141 Missouri soldiers (of a total of 6,832) who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan.  Each participant was asked to run or walk at least a mile in memory of a soldier.

Trish Creach of the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce speaking to the run/walk participants at Camdenton Middle School's Little Theater.  Trish and her volunteers have organized the local event since it was first held in 2010. (Click on photo for a larger image.) 

Three of the 141 fallen Missouri soldiers for
whom the local tribute was held.

A few more photos from the event can be found here.

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THE MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER 340 (updated August 17th)

The Missouri American Water 340, a 340-mile paddling race from Kansas City to St. Charles on the Missouri River, concluded on Friday (August 15th) with 189 of the 283 boats that started the race finishing within the 88-hour time limit.

The Lake area had four competitors in this year's race.

Brian Brooks of Eldon, a race veteran who finished second in the solo men's division in 2012 and participated on a 3-4 person team last year, failed to finish this year.  Brian abandoned the race at Glasgow, about 130 miles and 16 hours into the race. 

Ben Apperson of Eldon finished in 66:18:00.

Bob Meyer of Camdenton finished in 74:18:00.

In the tandem division, the two-man Cheezeweasels team that included Justin Knott of Lake Ozark, finished in 80:30:00.

Full results can be found at

There are lots of photos and stories posted on the race's Facebook page.

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The third annual STOMP! Out Epilepsy and SUDEP Awareness Walk (formerly known as Chelsea's Epilepsy Walk for SUDEP Awareness) will be held on Saturday, August 30th, at the Eldon Air Park Pavilion on North Franklin Street near the aquatics center.  The run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration opening at 8:00 a.m.  The cost is $25 for adults (13 and over) and $15 for children (7 to 12) if you register by the August 1st pre-registration deadline.  (Those fees rise to $35 and $20 after the deadline.)  Please go to this page for more information and to register.

Please note that this will not be a timed event.

This event is one of six being held around the country to benefit The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation.  Chelsea died in her sleep of an epileptic seizure in April 2009 at the age of 16.  SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) was ruled the cause of Chelsea's death, and takes up to 50,000 lives a year.  Epilepsy affects over three million Americans of all ages. 

These run/walks are being held to raise awareness of epilepsy and SUDEP, and to raise funds mainly to provide trained seizure-response dogs who can help detect when someone may be having a seizure, and then provide warnings and/or assistance in the situation.  (It's truly amazing that dogs can indeed be trained to do this.) 

The Eldon event is again being organized by a local resident whose granddaughter has epilepsy. 

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The Eldon Career Center will hold its second annual Splash Pedal Dash Youth Triathlon on Saturday, September 6th, at the Eldon Aquatic Center (next to the air park). The event is for children in grades K-8, and is intended to be a friendly introduction to the sport instead of an all-out competition.  The triathlon starts at 9:00 a.m., with race-day registration running from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $25 for those registering on or before August 27th.  Thereafter, the fee rises to $30.  T-shirts are only guaranteed on race day to those who register by August 27th.  Click for a registration form

The competitors at the 2013 Splash Pedal Dash Youth Triathlon.  (Click on photo for a larger image.)

This event was an absolute blast last year for everyone involved.  If you hadn't seen it before, check out the video on YouTube.

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PIG AND PICKLE 5K RUN/WALK (updated August 10th) 

The second annual Pig and Pickle 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 6th, at the Tuscumbia City Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tuscumbia Little League.  This will not be a timed event.

The run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m., with race-day registration open from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. (Please note that these are updated start and registration times. Slightly earlier times had originally been announced.)

The registration fee is $20 if you register before August 20th.  After that date, the fee rises to $25.  The ree for kids ages 12-and-under is $10.  T-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who pre-register and pay by August 20th. 

Click for a flyer/registration form (in .docx or .pdf format) containing all the details.

The course is very flat.  It's an out-and-back on state road HH, which runs parallel to the Osage River.  Here is a good approximation of it.

A map to the event location can be found here.

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9/11 FREEDOM RUN 5K (updated August 9th)

Important race start/finish location change: The race will start and finish at JJ Twig's Pizza & BBQ--not at the Dam Bait Shop, as first announced.

The first annual 9/11 Freedom Run is being held on Saturday, September 13th, in Lake Ozark. The firefighters of the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District are organizing the event, and proceeds will go toward their "Shop With a Fireman" program, which takes underprivileged kids shopping for school supplies and Christmas gifts in a firetruck.

The 5K run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. at JJ Twig's on Bagnell Dam Blvd.  Race-day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $25, or $30 if you register on race day.  Those who register by September 3rd will be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. 

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

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MAKE THE BREAK 5K RUN/WALK (posted August 8th)

The Citizens Against Domestic Violence will be holding their Make the Break 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 13th, at the Linn Creek City Park (map).  The run/walk starts at 10:00 a.m., with race-day registration opening at 9:00 a.m.  Pre-register on or before September 2nd to be assured of a t-shirt on race day.

The entry fee is $25 for the first family member, and $15 for each additional one.  Everyone will be eligible for the door prize drawings, and anyone who raises $100 or more is eligible for the grand prize drawing.  

This is a family-friendly event, and they'll have a kids' play area and barbeque.

Click to download a flyer/registration form

Please note that, even though they're scheduled on the same morning, this event and the 9/11 Freedom Run in Lake Ozark are starting two hours apart.  That should allow plenty of time if you wish to participate in both events.

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For 2014, the Eldon Turkey Trot is expanding to include the Eldon High School Alumni 5K that was held a week earlier last year.  The Turkey Trot & Stride for Pride 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 27th, at the aquatic center and air park on N. Franklin St.  The run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m., with race-day registration open from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. 

By pre-registering before the deadline of September 23rd, you'll not only save on the registration fee ($15, versus $20 after the deadline), but you'll also be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Download a registration form containing more information by clicking here.

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"LOVE IS NOT ABUSE" 3K COLOR RUN/WALK (posted June 19th)

The not-for-profit Missouri Ozarks Community Action agency is sponsoring the "Love Is Not Abuse" 3K Color Run/Walk in Vienna on Saturday, September 27th.  (Vienna is located along Highway 42, about 30 miles east of Osage Beach.) The event is a benefit for the Maries County Women's Crisis Center.

The event will be held at the Vienna City Park.  The park is located on Ball Park Road (Google map), about a quarter-mile west of Highway 63 (the major north-south thoroughfare in Vienna).  The race will start at 8:00 a.m., with registration running from 7:00 to 7:50 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 if you register on or before the pre-registration deadline of August 22nd.  After that date, the fee rises to $25.

Click for the event flyer and a registration form.

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A benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) research is being held this fall in memory of Grace DeGraffenreid, a seven year-old from Eldon who passed away on February 21st.   The Grace DeGraffenreid Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 11th, at Memorial Park (map) in Jefferson City. The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m., and the kids fun run at 10:15 a.m.

The kids fun run is free for children 12 and under, and doesn't include a t-shirt (although kids' t-shirts can be purchased for $10). Medals, however, will be awarded to all kids fun run participants.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($10 for children 12 & under) for those who register on or before September 1st.  After that date, the fee increases to $30 for adults.  T-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who pre-register.  All others will receive t-shirts while supplies last.

For more information, click for a flyer or a registration form (.docx or .pdf).

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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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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
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 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
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Omaha, NE
Sep 27 Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival
10K, Half Columbia
Sep 28 Go Girl Run--Kansas City Half Marathon & 5K Kansas City
Sep 28 Quad Cities Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney, Tara Grantham, Steve Grantham, Scott Page
Marathon/Half/5K Moline, IL
Oct 4 Frog Hill Half Marathon Half Marathon Waynesville, MO
Oct 4 Rock Bridge Revenge 7 miles, 25K, 50K Columbia
Oct 4 Panther Run 5K/10K/15K Springfield
Oct 4 Arkansas Traveller 100 100 miles Perryville, AR
Oct 5 MO' Cowbell Marathon
Marathon: April Leonard and Pete Groce
5K, Half & Marathon St. Charles
Oct 5 Saint to Saint Relay & Ultra Run
41 miles St. Robert
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 Marathon Chicago, IL
Oct 12 HITS Running Festival 5K/10K, Half, Full Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 18 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Columbia
Oct 18 Waddell & Reed Kansas City
Marathon: Todd Raney
5K, Half & Marathon Kansas City
Oct 18-19 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs 15K, 25K, 50K Lampe, MO
Oct 19 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis
Half & Marathon St. Louis
Oct 19 Courthouse to Capitol Ultramarathon & Team Relayl 39.3 miles Columbia, MO
Oct 19 Des Moines Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Des Moines, IA
Oct 19 Lake Perry Rocks 5K, Half, 50K Meriden, KS
Oct 25 Spirit of the Osage 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
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 Gobbler Grind Marathon
Half & Marathon Overland Park, KS
Nov 9 Fayetteville Half Marathon Half & 5K Fayetteville, AR
Nov 15 Pilgrim Pacer Run 5K/10K, Half, Full Shawnee, KS
Nov 15 Longview Half Marathon
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
Nov 15 Haulin' Bass Trail Runs 8K & 15K Stockton, MO
Nov 22 AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run
10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 22 White River Marathon for Kenya Marathon Cotter, AR
Nov 23 Philadelphia Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23 Route 66 Marathon Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Dec 6 Cheese & Sauerkraut 10-Miler 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 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
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
Apr 11 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles / 5 miles Columbia
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
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 27 Fort Leonard Wood Triathlon 400-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, 5K run Ft. Leonard Wood
Oct 5 Border Wars Triathlon
(New event for 2014)
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Alton, IL

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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 BMikeO 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 27-28 Pedal the Cause 15, 25, 37, 50, 75 & 100 miles St. Louis, MO
Oct 4 Red Shoe Ride 30, 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 11-12 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Ride 9.5 miles from Jefferson City on the Katy Trail  

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