Train for the health of it ... Race for the fun of it!

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!

Summer Triple Crown Results After 2 Races

The results for the Summer Triple Crown have been calculated - taking into account 2 of the 3 races!  Below are the results so far:

Summer Results After 2 Events

1st Male - Jerry Ragsdale
2nd Male - Ron Boyer
3rd Male - John McSpadden

1st Female - Karen McKinnis
2nd Female - Margaret Gates
3rd Female - Trina Wilcox

Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, places at the Annual OMRR Banquet in January.  The next Triple Crown event is the Azalea Run on September 13, which wraps up the Summer Triple Crown races!

Hot N Hilly 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  Summer Triple Crown was at the Haley’s Hope Hot N Hilly. The winner for the gift card is Karen McKinnis

Karen 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

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.