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Local Running Groups

Have you thought about starting to run or train for a race but the thought of weeks of training is intimidating? Or have you tried to start a training plan but gave up after three or four mornings of rolling over and hitting the snooze button? These are just some of the reasons you may want to consider joining a running group! We are very fortunate to have lots of running groups to choose from within Southwest Missouri - Morning. Evening. Short. Long. Slow. Fast. Weekend. Weekday. Click to find a listing of running groups in the area. If I missed a group, let me know via!

Jack's Wizard Waddle Gift Card Winner

After each Triple Crown event we randomly draw an OMRR member who finished the race and that person gets a gift card to a store of their choice.

The 2nd Fall Triple Crown was at Jack’s Wizard Waddle. The winner for the gift card is Jon Tygart!

Jon can choose from Starbucks, Andy’s, Ultramax, Ridge Runner Sports, Panera, and Subway. Email to claim your gift card!

Remember - anyone can compete in Triple Crown race but only OMRR members are eligible to win the random gift card drawings

Upcoming events: October 27 to November 2

October 30, 2014 19:00 1st Annual Crane FBLA in Crane, MO

November 1, 2014 09:00 Bass Pro Shops Camo Fun Run in Springfield, MO

November 1, 2014 09:00 Wilderness Run in Kansas City, MO

November 1, 2014 09:00 THE HUNGER RUN in MOUNTAIN HOME, AR

November 1, 2014 09:00 Exeter Tiger Run hosted by Exeter CTA scholarship committee in Exeter, MO

November 2, 2014 07:00 Bass Pro Shops Conservation Marathon Relay in Springfield, MO

November 2, 2014 07:00 Bass Pro Shops Conservation Marathon in Springfield, MO

November 2, 2014 07:00 Bass Pro Shops Cohick Half Marathon in Springfield, MO

November 2, 2014 07:30 Bass Pro Shops Newsleader 5K in Springfield, MO

Call For Nominations!

Nominations for the OMRR Board of Directors, OMRR Hall of Fame, and the Gerald Glass Memorial Award for Mentorship will be accepted September through December 1, 2014.

Per the bylaws of the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners is accepting nominations for the following board positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • At-large Members one, two and three.

These will be two year terms.

Qualifications for these positions are:

  • Officers - Member of OMRR in good standing for at least two years and a member of the Board for one year.
  • At-large members - Member of OMRR in good standing in the twelve months preceding the election.
  • Nominations must be in writing and include the nominee’s name, position being nominated for, nominating member’s name and signature. Members may not nominate themselves.

The remaining board members are Vice President Richard Leiboult, Treasurer Mike Baxter, and At-large members Brian Wright, Emm Foster, and Tiffany Tygart. These positions will come up for election at the 2016 annual banquet.

Please see the Guidelines for Nomination and Selection of the Hall of Fame for more information on Hall of Fame and Gerald Glass nominations.

Mail all nominations to OMRR, P.O. Box 10067, Springfield MO 65808-0067. All nominations must be post marked by December 1, 2014. Voting will take place at the annual banquet in January 2015.

Run for the Ranch registration

Run for the Ranch registration is open! You can register at or mail in the registration. There is currently no in-store drop off. Get signed up!



The second annual UNO Run to benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholorship Program will be held July 31st at 6:30 at Nathaniel Greene Park. Come join us for a good cause.