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

Bass Pro Training - Ready! Set! Go!

It’s getting to be that time of the year again - BASS PRO TRAINING! 

OMRR is offering training plans and organized training runs to members for FREE.  Non-members are invited to participate in the training as well, at a cost of $20.  This fee can be paid online or in person at a training run.

There are 2 options for training - a “Basic” plan designed for those who are doing their first half or full and an “Advanced” plan designed for those who are more experienced with the half or full distance.

Training for the Conservation Marathon will begin on July 12, with the first group training run on July 18.

Training for the Cohick Half Marathon will begin on August 9, with the first group training run on August 15.

OMRR will send out a weekly training email with training tips as well as the location and time of the training run for the week.


Cohick Half Marathon Basic Plan

Cohick Half Marathon Advanced Plan

Conservation Marathon Basic Plan

Conservation Marathon Advanced Plan

Sign Up For Training Emails

Panther Run 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 1st Fall Triple Crown was at the Panther Run! The winner for the gift card is Jani Tucker!

Jani 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

PR Corner - September 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 September, we had 35 PR’s entered into the site - this means we are giving away 3 gift cards for those who got a PR in September.

The winners are Dan Wells (PR at Gnome Roam & Run The Rock ), Paul Maness (PR at The Hawk & Bloody Hill), and Matt Myers (PR at Run The Rock)

Way to go!!  Send an email to 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.

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!

Notice of Election

Nominations for the OMRR Board of Directors will be accepted September 1 through December 1, 2015.

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

Vice-President, Treasurer and At-large Members four, five, and six. These will be two year terms.  We will also be accepting nominations for Secretary as a one year term.

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 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 President Stephanie Davenport,  and At-large members Emm Foster, Mary Miles, and Chris Thomas. These positions will come up for election at the 2017 annual banquet.

Mail all nominations to OMRR, P.O. Box 10067, Springfield MO 65808-0067. All nominations must be post marked by December 1, 2015. Voting will take place at the annual banquet in January 2016.