TURKEY TROTS (posted November 23rd)

If you haven't done so already, it's time to make plans to join in on the single biggest race day of the year, Thanksgiving Day, when nearly a million of your fellow runners and walkers will be making room for mass quantities of turkey, stuffing, and a long list of other goodies.  These events are a lot of fun since everyone there is in a festive mood.  If you've never done one, give it a try. 

In the Lake area, we actually have two turkey trots this coming week.

On Thanksgiving Day, the Laker 5K Turkey Trot starts at 9:00 a.m. (registration opens at 7:30 a.m.) at Camdenton High School. 

On Friday, the Tan-Tar-A Turkey Trot 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Fitness Center.  It will be held weather permitting.

Details for both events can be found further down this column under "Upcoming Events".


Jefferson City:  Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 5K/10K

Columbia:  Turkey Trax 5K

Springfield:  Turkey Trot 5K

Springfield:  Thanksgiving Street Meet 5K

Monett:  Turkey Trot 5K

Mt. Vernon:  Mountaineer Turkey Strut 5K

Branson:  Branson Turkey Trot 5K

Ozark:  Turkey Scramble 5K/10K

Joplin:  Joplin Turkey Trot 5K

Kansas City:   Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll

Kansas City:   Pilgrim Run 5K

Kansas City:  Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K

St. Louis - Downtown:   The Hungry Turkey

St. Louis - Mid county:   Kirkwood Webster Turkey Day Run

St. Louis - West county:  Chesterfield Turkey Trot

St. Louis - West county:  Gobble Wobble 5K

St. Louis - South county:  Lindbergh Turkey Trot

A few more races in the vicinity of St. Louis can be found here.  If I missed a race that you'll be attending, please let me know.

If "the more, the merrier" is what you're looking for in choosing a Thanksgiving Day race, here's the list of last year's biggest trots in the state. (They're all listed above.)

City Race Finishers
Springfield Turkey Trot 5K Run
Kansas City Thanksgiving Day 5K Run
Kirkwood Kirkwood Webster Turkey Day Run
Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5K (Chesterfield Parks & Rec. )
St. Louis The Hungry Turkey
Columbia Turkey Trax 5K
Jefferson City Thanksgiving Day Pie Run
Kansas City Pilgrim Run 5K
Joplin Joplin Turkey Trot

If you happen to still be in St. Louis on Saturday morning, come join yours truly for a really neat 5K in the nice St. Louis suburb of Warson Woods for the Trot Thru The Woods 5K and Fun Run.  It's put on by some great folks at the Warson Woods Running Club and features chip timing, music and goodies at the finish line, and a fun-to-watch kids race.  The course has hills, but it's all on tree-lined residential streets in the city.  Net proceeds from this year's event will go toward construction of a veterans memorial in the city.  If you need still more incentive to come out and join in the fun, heck, I'll pay your entry fee.

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BUSHY PARK 10K (posted January 19th)

Congratulations to Trevor Dowdney for a 48:15 finish at the Bushy Park 10K, held on Sunday (November 23rd) at Bushy Park, located about ten miles southwest of central London. Trevor placed 81st overall among the 272 competitors. (They apparently don't report results by age group.)  His finish time was a tad slower than his 46:17 at another Bushy Park 10K race on January 19th.  Full results can be found here.

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Runners at Sunday's (November 23rd) Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, no doubt rejoiced at the better weather for this year's race.  It was 57° at the start--a stark contrast to last year's 23°, with a wind chill of 13°.

The Lake area had three runners at the race.

Cameron Pryor of Roach finished the marathon in 4:26:55, placing 52nd (of approximately 108) in the male 30-34 age group.

Scott Gladden of Lake Ozark ran the half marathon, crossing the finish line in 2:04:54 and placing 90th (of 210) in the male 40-44 age group.  Scott knocked an impressive nine minutes off his Bass Pro half marathon finish time three weeks ago.

Karen Snyder of Richland finished the half marathon in 2:52:52.  Karen was 275th (of 357) in the female 40-44 age group.

If I missed anyone, please let me know.

Full results can be found here.

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Congratulations to Denny Gillen for finishing Sunday's (November 23rd) Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon.  Denny finished in 4:39:18, obviously taking it easy after a minor arthroscopic knee procedure last month that limited his training since.  Denny placed 72nd (of 135) in the male 60-64 age group.

This concludes a very busy year for Denny.  He finished four marathons, the Ironman Boulder Triathlon, the half-iron distance REV3 Knoxville Triathlon, and an assortment of shorter races.  Well done, Denny!

Denny Gillen, unable to resist the urge to imitate Rocky Balboa (left), and after finishing the marathon.  Click on a photo for a larger image.  (Photos provided.)

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WHITE RIVER MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K (posted November 23rd) 

Congratulations to four Lake-area runners who competed in the rain at Saturday's (November 22nd) White River Half Marathon in Cotter, Arkansas.  

Our fastest local finisher was Don Sechrest, who finished in 1:50:31. Don was fifth (of 13) in the male 45-49 age group.

Rob Kucsik crossed about a minute later, in 1:51:58, placing sixth (of 19) in the male 40-44 age group.

Next up was Aaron Koeppen, who ran a personal best 1:53:17, easily beating his goal of finishing in under 2:00:00 in his second-ever half marathon.  Aaron was fifth (of 13) among 35-39 males.

Sherrie Hamner ran her fastest half marathon of the year, crossing the line in 2:05:21 and knocking over a minute off last year's finish time.  Sherrie placed 11th (of 30) in the female 35-39 age group. 

The full results can be found here.  

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FORT LEONARD WOOD TURKEY TROT 5K/10K (posted November 23rd) 

Congrats to Lake-area runner Randy Holtmeyer for a 52:44 10K finish at Saturday's (November 22nd) Turkey Trot at Fort Leonard Wood.   Randy took second to the only other runner in the 40-44 age group.   Full results can be found here.

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Three Lake-area runners competed at the second annual AdventureMax Springfield Trail Run (Facebook page) in Highlandville, Missouri, on Saturday (November 22rd). 

Scott Page was our first finisher, crossing in 2:17:12, and placing tenth (of 20) in the male 40-44 age group.

Todd Raney and Mark Kempf ran and finished together, in 2:28:53.  Todd was fourth (of 7) in the 45-49 age group, and Mark was 14th (of 20) among 40-44 males.

Scott Page, Todd Raney and Mark Kempf before the race.
Click on photo for a larger image. Photo provided.

In what has to be a disappointment to the race organizer, Ultramax Events, participation at this year's race was down 38% from last year.  

NOVEMBER 22, 2014
Finish Time
Age Group
Age Group Place
Scott Page Lake Ozark
10 of 20
Todd Raney Camdenton
4 of 7
Mark Kempf Linn Creek
14 of 20

Race Notes:
     Number of participants:
           Half marathon -- 107 (versus 152 in 2013)
           10K-- 65 (versus 124 in 2013)

Link to full race results

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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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TAN-TAR-A TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK (updated November 15th)

Looking for a way to burn off some Thanksgiving calories and/or warm up for Black Friday shopping?  You're in luck.  Tan-Tar-A is holding their second annual Turkey Trot 5K the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 28th, at 9:00 a.m.  The event will be held weather permitting.

The entry "fee" is either some non-perishable food items or a new toy that will be donated to Lake-area families in need.  All trot finishers will be entered into a drawing for a Tan-Tar-A prize package.

Update:  The 5K will start at the Fitness Center (map).  The course will be the one commonly used for 5Ks at Tan-Tar-A. From the Fitness Center, it heads northwest to the back of the cove and then around the cove to the Estates. (Yes, the course is hilly, but you'll have carbo-loaded so well the day before that it'll seem easy. :) )

Any questions can be directed to the Fitness Center at (573) 348-8411.

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Registration is open for the Miller County Child Advocacy Council's third annual Run for the Children Half Marathon (Facebook page) in Eldon on Saturday, April 25th. The race will start at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Curves location at 214 S. Mill Street, with race-day registration and packet pick-up open from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.

The registration fee is $45 if you register by December 31st.  After that date, the fee rises to $50 through March 31st, and to $60 from April 1st through April 24th.  The fee on race day will be $75.

Click here for a registration form.

The 5K option that was added in 2014 has been dropped for 2015.

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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 8-9 The Skippo Trail Race 10K/20K/30K St. Louis, MO
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 Marathon 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.
10K: Reagan Page & Ryan Page
10K, Half Highlandville, MO
Nov 22 White River Marathon for Kenya
Half: Don Sechrest
Marathon/Half/5K Cotter, AR
Nov 23 Route 66 Marathon
Half: Scott Gladden
Half & Marathon Tulsa, OK
Nov 23 Philadelphia Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Philadelphia, PA
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: Jim McDermott
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 18 Houston Chevron Marathon
Marathon: Jim McDermott, Jim Glickert
Half & Marathon Houston, TX
Feb 15 Austin Marathon
Marathon: Denny Gillen
Half & Marathon Austin, TX
Feb 22 Mercedes Marathon
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Birmingham, AL
Mar 7 Run Hard Columbia
Marathon: Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Columbia, SC
Mar 21 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K Kansas City, MO
Mar 28 Bridge & Dam Half Marathon Half marathon & 10K Lake Ozark, MO
Apr 18 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K Jefferson City, MO
Apr 18 Beat the Heat
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/10K/5K Westminster, CO
Apr 25 Run for the Children Half Marathon Half Marathon

Eldon, MO

May 3 Flying Pig Marathon
Todd Raney
Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 16 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K Columbia, MO
May 24 Med City Marathon
Marathon:  Todd Raney
Marathon/Half/5K Rochester, MN
June 20 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K St. Louis, MO
Jul 18 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K Springfield, MO
Aug 15 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K Joplin, MO
Sep 13 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K O'Fallon, MO
Sep 27 Berlin Marathon
April Leonard
Marathon Berlin, Germany
Oct 11 Missouri 10 Series 10 miles & 10K Lee's Summit, 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 17 Challenge Knoxville Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run Knoxville, TN
Jun 7 Ironman 70.3 St. Louis (not yet official)
(New event for 2015)
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run St. Louis, MO
Jun 7 Legend Tri
(New event for 2015)

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
Aug 2 Ironman Boulder Triathlon
LOTO participants:
Denny Gillen
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run Boulder, CO
Sep 12 Mid-America Multisport National Championship
(New event for 2015)
  Innsbrook, MO

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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  
Feb 15 Rocheport Roubaix
(New event for 2015)
Not yet announced Rocheport, MO

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Coming in 2015:

Waynesville FFA 5K on February 21st

Bass Pro registration opens Feb 10

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