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2014 RESULTS

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Kornerstone Kares for Kids 5K - Cassville, MO

This was a first-year event, which ran through the beautiful countryside near Cassville, MO. It was a scenic drive down and back. This was one of many ways to spend your time on this particular Saturday morning.

Caveman 5K - 9/6/14
The Springfield Underground hosted its second Caveman 5K on Saturday evening. It brings out the primal tendencies in participants. It was tons of fun, and money raised will go to the local Boy Scouts of America.

Getting Dirt to Stay Clean - 9/6/14
I love the concept of the Better Life in Recovery group. Many showed up to support their trail 5k/10k, barbecue, children's games, and fellowship. It was a solid beginning for future years. The Rutledge-Wilson Farm is beautiful. As we get into fall, you will want to visit. Great job by Kyle Shirrell and friends.

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Run 2 Remember - Buffalo, MO - 9/6/14
Christine Cornelius has gone to much trouble the past three years to make this race happen. If you live in or near Buffalo, you know about it. If not, take a small road trip and try it out next year.

Little Heroes 5K - MSU - 9/6/14
It is worth your while to learn more about this organization. The turnout was respectable for a rainy day. There was a festive, fall atmosphere with great music and food. The location is convenient to get in and out and make your other Saturday commitments. Life is a Journey.

K-Life Labor Day Run - 8/30/14

This race draws the Holiday crowd and does not disappoint. It is always great to run along Lake Taneycomo, then stay for breakfast and fun. Chris Willard directs a fine event.

Frisco Runaway Triathlon & Splash & Dash Kids Tri - 8/30/14

I appreciate the effort of Willard Parks to continue this event. Participation in all local triathlons has been down this season. It is a tough discipline but worth the price. Make it your new goal for 2015.

2014 Illuminate the Darkness - 8/22/14
There were 365 participants who ran the 5K or the mile this year. Stephanie Appleby and Cindy Terrill outdid themselves with decorations, glow-in-the-dark paint, balloons, t-shirts, and overall promotions. There were bounce houses, a DJ, plenty of great food, and many lighted humans. Give us your feedback, and we will try to make it even better next year.

2014 Haley's Hope Hot 'n Hilly
There is a lot of heart, soul, and hope that goes into this race. The folks from the church and the Associated Theatrical Co. set up a future city at the finish line. The music is provided by The Wind and is most uplifting. We are thankful for all who came to run and help.

2014 MOCH Health Drive 5K
This was the first year for the event, to open the new MOCH clinic in style. The Shryack family was key in pulling it off, and almost 90 people showed up. See you next year.

8/9/14 - 2nd Annual Hillbilly Mud Run
This is one of those had-to-be-there events. It is hard to find words to adequately describe it. Here are a few: mud, watermelon, beer, hillbillies, burgers, turkey legs, running, crawling, climbing, walking, singing, hay, and horses. Photos will be on Jeffrey Sweet's website. Here are a couple.


8/9/14 - Bently Fund 5K
This race found its place on the calendar this year and grew to 300 participants. The Shryacks are a seasoned running family and know how to organize an event. The course was changed due to construction, but the new one was still fast. See you next year at this great event.

8/2/14 - Kidathlon
Cute is the word for the day. Kids learn good sportsmanship, how to follow directions, the spirit of competition, and camaraderie. Winning is not emphasized as much as participations. The Springfield Greene County Parkboard does a great job in administration of this event.


7/26/2014 - 31st Annual Concreteman Triathlon
We had some great feedback, and we felt that everything went off without incident. Participants received Feetures socks, a tech shirt, stickers, water bottle, swim cap, and a pancake breakfast afterward. Aid stations were stocked with water, Honey Stinger, and Gatorade. All intersections were covered as well as transition and aid stations. We hauled in sand again to make a beach, which was very popular. Give us your feedback.


7/19/2014 - Girl Just Wanna Run
Attendance stayed about the same this year with 850 women signing up for the event. The Friday run before the run was a big hit with booths, samples, music, and prizes. The new course at Cox North worked well - especially shutting down Jefferson Ave. for the big dance party! Let us know what you think.

Melissa Henning Mary Goss-Crowson "Fun after the run"
3:30 a.m. came very early for James, Spencer, Chris, and Logan.

7/13/14 - Lake Freebird Triathlon - Mountain Grove, MO
We always enjoy the hospitality, serenity, and beauty of this venue. It was a small field which covered the challenging course last Sunday. Alan Rosen led from the beginning, and Christy Stillwell pulled off the win for the women. This is a great warmup to the Concreteman at the end of July. Here are some great photos.

7/12/14 - 5th Annual Dragon's Breath
It was a day for dragons. Many ran well despite the heat and humidity. Steve and Jill Aleman, along with the entire Wellness Concepts crew did a fantastic job of making everyone feel welcome. Participant's received a lot of dragon-breathing fire for their buck with medals, trophies, tats, food, and comaraderie. I am sure we will all be back next year.

7/11/14 - Sno-Glo 5K, Cassville, MO
It was a fun, scenic drive with lots of good help at last night's Sno-Glo Run. It was small-town friendly and unique with the cheerleaders throwing snow at the end.

7/4/14 - Firecracker 5000 - Branson Landing
I love this race. I was excited that I got to participate this year -- especially as part of TCA! Chris Essick does a wonderful job of promotion and execution of all details. It contines to grow in participation, prizes, and hoopla. The course is scenic, flat, fast, and has a cool breeze off of Lake Taneycomo. I especially enjoy races where you get to see the leaders.


6/29/14 - Ozark Mountain Triathlon
Forsyth, MO

It was seven years since the last Forsyth Triathlon. Phillip Guy revived it, and it was a great workout for those who participated. There were enough prizes for the entire field. Tell your friends and come back next year. Support your local triathlon.

6/21/14
Boys & Girls Club Water Run

There are not nicer people than those who serve the Boys and Girls Clubs. It was a refreshing 5K with water stations with water balloons, squirt guns, and a mister at the finish. The kids were elated. HOTO Sertoma provided hotdogs at the end. It was a mini carnival.

6/14/14 - Wellfest 5K
It was our first visit to Siloam Springs, AR. It was well worth the drive. There was much more going on than a 5K. One could walk a mile, ride 50 miles, participate in yoga, or run a 5K. It is a well-worth-it healthy event for the Bridges to Wellness Organization.

6/14/14 - Nixa Youth Triathlon
I cannot say enough about the expert organization of David Liss, his family, and their volunteers for this Nixa event. The is a large, small event. It offers and beautiful venue, pool, food, music, and competition. I wanted to participate.

6/14/14 - Dash to the Splash
This has become a wet 5K tradition for the past five years or so. It is a bargain, if you bring the whole family, run the 5K, go to breakfast, then spend the day at the White Water Park. I missed it this year.

6/7/14 - JDRF Rock 'n Run 5K
An evening race creates a different atmosphere and reduces the possibility of conflicting events. There was an enthusiastic crowd that showed up at the South Campbell Panera to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Participants ran a 5K or a 10K (two laps) through the neighborhood on a flat, scenic course. All who were interested dined at Bair's afterward to contribute an extra 10% of their ticket toward the Foundation.

6/7/14 - June Jingle Jog - Mt. Vernon, MO
The storm rolled through two days before the race, and a lot of trees were sacrificed. There are a few familiar faces in the phots -- winners of course.
Ron boyer Karen McKinnis

6/7/14 - Hope for You - Joplin, MO
We enjoy visiting Joplin. Their races are paced well enough that the turnout is always good. Though it rained on the way, the race was blessed with dryness.

6/7/14 - Dirty Bird Adventure Race
It looked like folks were having a blast. Glendale was a great venue. The bright green infield with school colors of red and blue made everything stand out. They ran, lifted, scrambled, crawled, carried, climbed, and did it all again. This race has a lot of potential for cross training enthusiasts.

5/31/14 - Cox Medical Mile
Among the chaos, the kids shine. The highlight of this race is to see the kids vieing for their spot at the finish line. I love the training that we do leading up to the race. There are some impressive adults as well. The mile has diminished over the 23 years in existence, but the 5K has picked up to make the numbers good. Big things are coming for the 25th anniversary in 2016.

5/31/14 - ROAR - Republic, MO
I am beyond impressed that Republic Schools had over 800 participants in their first mile & 5K event. What a great community to get behind this fundraiser. Josie McPhail did not come into without prior experience directing events for the Springfield Public Schools.

5/22/14 - Lost & Found


This is a very emotional event, if you have lost someone that you love. I missed the balloon release this year, but I staged a private one. We had over 500 participants. There was a lot going on in the Park, and it was a beautiful evening.

5/17/14 - Running of the Squirrels (9th)
The squirrels were running rampant along the race course and playfully amont the trees. It was a great tune-up to next year's 10th annual, directed by Tina Cook and her husband. The Marionville Band receives the proceeds.

5/17/14 - LLS, Battlefield Mall
I am sure this race will grow as others get wind of the flat course, great venue, and abundance of prizes. There were gift cards galore.

5/10/14 - Ava Lions 5K


We saw some beautiful scenery once the fog lifted. We saw a few familiar faces this morning -- one was Bill Thompson, who won his age group.

5/10/14 - LEC Power Run - Lebanon, MO
The Laclede Electric Company reached out to the community for the second year by having a mile/5K/10K combo.

5/10/14 - Girls on the Run

If you were there, you saw girls on the run, girls on the hula hoop, girls face painting, girls playing croquet, and girls face painting. This races stresses participation and fun and not competition. For that reason, citizen racers could choose whether or not they wanted to be timed. Let us know what you think of the format, and come back next year. It is a wonderful program.

5/10/14 - Believe in Girls 5K
If love that the Girl Scouts chose to stay in the Phelps Grove neighborhood and invested in the certification of their course. Runners do not grow tired of this neighborhood. We need to get some of the scouts out to run.

5/10/14 - Rotary Race at the River
It is so beautiful down by the Finley River. This course originates at the Finley River Park and ends appropriately at the caboose. At least when I do not get to be at the event, I get to scout out the course ahead of time.

5/3/14 - Bradleyville Races

I sure missed those rolling green hills this morning. I love being up above Beaver Creek and looking down on the valley while the race is going on. There were over 400 participants today. It is always hectic, but goes with the nature of the event. It is wonderful that Bradleyville offers scholarships to every child who wants to attend college.

5/3/14 - CMH Heroes for Hospice

There were lots of people in costumes and capes this morning. Over 250 showed up to support the Citizens Memorial Hospital's 1st Annual Heroes for Hospice 5K/10K. It was beautiful morning, and I enjoyed my view of the trails that meet up with the hospital grounds. It is a lovely place.

5/3/14 - ONE SOLE PURPOSE

Dan & Gayla Wells started this ministry and race about five years ago. Hundreds of kids have received free Converse shoes because of it. Nearly 500 people participated in today's event. They welcomed the hills on the course for the reward in the end. That what runners do.

5/2/14 - Law Day 5K
I'm always amazed at who shows up at 4 p.m. on a Friday to run a 5K. It was great weather and very fun being down at Jordan Valley Park. It has become a most popular spot for racing.

4/19/14 - Easter Seals 5K

There was a whole lot of stuff going on downtown today. The 10 a.m. start gave folks a chance to accomplish some other things before completing their 5K. Most were more interested in walking. Either way -- Easter Seals was the beneficiary. It was all for a wonderful cause.

4/19/14 - KW Cares 5K

The Branson Landing is always a good draw for foot races. This was a positive effort on the part of Keller Williams to help the community. Thanks for participating.

4/13/14 - Camp Barnabas

We grew by 30 percent! We raised $30,000. The rain held off to let nearly everyone finish. There was a huge party at the end. It would have been an even bigger party if the sun a come out, but some of the entertainment had to cancel. We will keep getting bigger and better with a new course, more volunteers and another big party. Please join us in 2015.

4/12/14 - Freeman Family 5K

Nearly 500 runners ran the 5k this year. Many more chose to walk the mile. The Joplin community unites like no other. We were happy to be there, as we have for the past several years. Thanks Joe, John, & Tina.

4/12/14 - Love Your Neighbor 5K

The Venues church put on the Love Your Neighbor 5K, which ran through the Missions Hills Subdivision. The course was shortened by a diversion, but was beautiful and scenic. It was a great first-time effort sponsored by Mama Jean's, Rick's Automotive, and Ozark Racing Systems. Renee Steele was the race director, along with Barbie Pohl. We are sorry that Renee, who plans all events for this church, will be leaving us. We enjoyed it!

4/12/14 - Irene McKay 5K - Frisco Highline Trail

We ran from Conco Quarries toward Springfield and back for the 5K. It is always a great venue. Good money was raised for the Chromosone 18 Research & Registry Society. Luther Young put this together for his granddaughter, Irene.

4/6/14 - 2nd Annual S.U.C.

This race was embraced by over 640 people. Pictures are here. Use the toggle arrow beside the race name to swith to searchable results or team results. Everyone ended up with mud on their face. There was a lot of energy, excitement, and team building. See you next year.

4/5/14 - Glade Top Trail Run

How did I not know about this? I guess others did. It is a destination trail in the Mark Twain National Forest, 40 minutes south of Ava. We had a solid turnout for the first year, and I am certain all will return. Race Director Liz Kyger did an excellent job of organizing her XC team, school staff, and volunteers. It was great fun.


Mary Goss-Crowson, Liz Kyger, Sandra Fleetwood

Ozark Tiger Streak

Tara Holcomb took the helm of the event this year and added some color. It was brilliant to change it up for the kids, and many ran, along with parents and admirers. We love it when everything goes smoothly. Thanks Joe & John.

Blue Eye Bull Dog

Who does not like to run at Dogwood Canyon? That's what I thought. It was a great opportunity to do a 5K and get lost in the surroundings -- not literally. Thanks Linda, Tina, and Amanda. It ran without a hitch.

3/29/14 - Highline Run for Scouting

The was the third year since the race was revamped, and our numbers increased. We had better shirts, medals, more aid, and more food. Come back next year, and bring someone to help support Scouting in the Ozarks. It was a pleasure being around two-time olympian Jason Pyrah, along with race director David Eslick, Dr. Michael Clarke, Danny Correll, and others. Everyone did a great job, and the spring weather helped tremendously.

1st Annual Run Like a Pirate - Pipkin Middle School

It is brilliant if you can come up with a theme and carry it out to your event. Many pirates showed up to run the mile or the 5K. The race director was so well costumed that we could not find her to start the race. Aargh! This race has a lot of potention, and there were many people for a first-year effort.

Dash for Down Syndrome

Reliable Mercedes and many other sponsors help to bring this race to fruition. It is mostly the hard work of Joe Lomosi and Team Notorious N.I.A. that make it so special. Each year, participation has grown, and I see great plans for the future.

3/22/14 - SUPERHEROES FOR H.O.P.E.

Everyone who participated in this out on the Frisco Highline Trail at Willard was a hero for a day, at least.

H.O.P.E. is a women's service group dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric emergencies. We put on several great fundraisers and have monthly socials.

Our goal is to have fun and make lifelong friends while serving our mission and helping families here in the Ozarks. 

 

 

3/22/14 - PITTER PAT RACES

It was a nice day for green beer, tutus, and centipedes. The mile, 5K, and 10K, offered a tour of historical Springfield decorated in many bright, moving colors. The centipede contest made it unique, bright, and cheerful. We enjoyed it a lot. I wish I would have taken photos.

3/15/14 - FOOT PURSUIT

We had a foot race today from 2nd Baptist Church, and the Police came. I've never felt so safe while doing a race. The Southern Hills neighborhood had cops and robbers running rampant for the 5K & the 8K. It was a beautiful morning.

3/1/14 MO WINTER GAMES

We welcomed a small field today at the Springfield Exposition Center. The venue was wonderful with great restrooms and spacious areas for stretching and enjoying post-race snacks. Legacy Bagelry bagels were awesome. Come back next year, and bring a friend.

POLAR BEAR MILE/5K/10K

It sure was good to see everyone this year. There were 160 more folks than last year. Sweatshirts were back by incessant demand. Hope your run was pleasant.

 

FEEL THE LOVE 5K/8K

I enjoyed the venue, snacks, course, and distance. Let me know what you think. We had plenty of room, but I want to hear from you. I think we'll do it again next year. The snow-covered course was challenging, but it made for a scenic adventure -- especially for those who ran down onto the JR Trail into the woods.

Thanks to all of the volunteers and to Wellness Concepts for sponsoring.

JACK FROST 5K

It was a soggy, cool, fun morning to run on the MSU Campus. Thanks to all who came out and for your patience in the postponement and make-up date. Christy Mahan & Kevin Abernathy were just two of the winners today.

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RRS 3000 METER

This is the way we kickstart our year. It's fun to have a few folks over for pancakes. Oh, we ran also. Madeline Hardison was less than a second off of her predicted time and actual time. She wins 12 free ORS races this year! Thanks to everyone who showed.

ALL 2013 RESULTS HAVE BEEN ARCHIVED. SEE TABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

 


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