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417 Area Running Groups

There are so many excellent reasons to run with a group: motivation, fun, safety, fun, encouragement, fun, inspiration, fun, and did I say FUN!?! We are very fortunate to have lots of running groups to choose from in Southwest Missouri. - Morning. Evening. Short. Long. Slow. Fast. Weekend. Weekday.  Many have a “no one left behind” practice.  Here is a listing of running groups in the area. If we missed a group, let us know via omrrclub@gmail.com!


Upcoming events: May 2 to May 8

May 3, 2016 18:00 Foam Rolling Seminar in Sprinfield, MO

May 7, 2016 06:30 Cowbell Uncorked Off Road 100K Trail Relay in Augusta, MO

May 7, 2016 06:30 Lamar Rotary Run 2016 in Lamar, MO

May 7, 2016 07:00 Wolf Pride Band on the Run 5k walk / run in Reeds Spring, MO

May 7, 2016 07:00 Ozark JROTC Fitness Challenge in Ozark, MO

May 7, 2016 08:00 Running of the Squirrels in Marionville, MO

May 7, 2016 08:00 OneSolePurpose 5K/10K & 1 Mile Fun Run in SPRINGFIELD, MO

May 7, 2016 08:30 Freedom of Flight 5K on the Runway in Joplin, MO

May 7, 2016 09:00 21st Annual Bradleyville Scholarship Walk/Run in Brown Branch, MO


PR Corner - March 2016 Races

It’s PR-ty time!  When you enter race data into the site you can flag it as a PR.  Each month we will have a random gift card drawing - for every 10 PR’s entered into the race site we will give away 1 gift card. 

In March, we had 21 PR’s entered into the site - this means we are giving away 2 gift cards for those who got a PR in March.

The winners are Matt Myers (PR at ShamRox) and Trella Smith (PR at ShamRox and Highline Run For Scouting).

Way to go!!  Send an email to OMRRclub@gmail.com and let us know if you would like a Bass Pro, Panera, Ultramax, Subway, or Starbucks gift card.

For more information or to see the great accomplishments of our members, check out the PR Corner under the Programs menu.


Board of Directors - year 2016

We had great nominees for the OMRR Board of Directors and the vote was extremely tight for the directors at large (the choice of a vice president, a treasurer, and a secretary was a no-brainer).

Congratulation to those who were re-elected (Mike Baxter ) or elected (Rod pennington, Dee Blankenship Thomas, Dan Wells). The composition of the board for this year is:

President: Stephanie Davenport

Vice president: Richard Leiboult

Treasurer: Mary Miles

Secretary: Emm Foster

Directors at large: Chris Thomas, John Everett, Mike Baxter, Rod Pennington, Dan Wells, Dee Blankenship Thomas


Message From The President - January 2016

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

It seems like only yesterday that 2015 was beginning and now here we are ready to jump into 2016. We had an amazing turnout at Run For The Ranch - the gorgeous weather certainly was a blessing. I keep hearing compliments about the volunteers and how wonderful they were - I have to say that I am so proud to be part of a club with such enthusiastic members.

Frisco planning is starting to ramp up. We’ve made some changes based on last years feedback - the Ultramarathons will start very early (6:00AM), packet pickup will be smoother, and we are working with the Willard schools on having extra potties and extra parking. We will be celebrating the 25th birthday of Ozark Greenways at the event this year - its amazing to see the progress that has been made over the years.

The Annual Business Meeting and Banquet is coming up soon - the officer and member-at-large biographies are included in this months newsletter but will also be available at the meeting. Voting will take place at the meeting but mail in ballots will be accepted until January 10th.

We are now accepting payments for ROTY 2016. Keep in mind that ROTY runs on the calendar year (January 1 to December 31) so only races completed in that calendar year count. It’s a great program and its a great way to track PR’s and local athletes.

I’m looking forward to 2016! See you out on the road and trails!

Stephanie


PR Corner - April Races

It’s PR-ty time!  When you enter race data into the site you can flag it as a PR.  Each month we will have a random gift card drawing - for every 10 PR’s entered into the race site we will give away 1 gift card. 

In April, we had a whopping 40 PR’s entered into the site - this means we are giving away 4 gift cards for those who got a PR in April.

The winners are Denise Ussery (PR at Glad Top), Allyn Wollard (PR at Camp Barnabas), Sharon Hendrix (PR at Go Girl Springfield), and Joel Alexander (PR at Frisco 50K). 

Way to go!!  Send an email to OMRRclub@gmail.com and let us know if you would like a Bass Pro, Ridge Runner Sports, Ultramax, Subway, or Starbucks gift card.

For more information or to see the great accomplishments of our members, check out the PR Corner under the Programs menu.