Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!
This month is very exciting for me - I get to present the proceeds from Frisco to our charities! Ozark Greenways will receive $3,500; the Willard Cross Country team will receive $1,500; and Girls On The Run will receive $875. I want to again thank all of the runners, volunteers, sponsors, OMRR board members, and others who made Frisco such a HUGE success this year.
It’s almost time to begin Bass Pro Training! Keep in mind that the training plans and organized training runs are FREE for members. Non - members are invited to participate in the training as well, at a cost of $20. This fee c an be paid online or in person at a training run.
Mike has revised the training plans for this year. The plans can be downloaded from the OMRR website and we will hand out paper versions at the training runs.
Training for the Conservation Marathon and Cohick Half Marathon will begin on July 10, with the first group training run on July 16. This run will begin at 6:00AM from Bass Pro Shops Campbell street parking lot.
OMRR will send out a weekly training email with training tips as well as the locati on and time of the training run for the week. Training shirts will be available shortly. Bring your friends, family, and co - workers - it’s going to be a great training season! If you would like more information or have questions, contact Mike & Lea (417 - 209 - 0124) or Chris & Linda (417 - 343 - 1869). Make sure to sign up for training emails!
Our Summer Series kicks off this month with a Poker Run to benefit the Polk County Humane Society. All Poker Runs will be meeting at the park behind Burrell Behavioral Health. We will run loops on the 1/3 mile track. Please park in the Cox South Parking lot just West of the lake/park. Be sure to check th e calendar on OMRR.org for other poker run dates as well as seminar dates. All poker runs and seminars are also available as facebook events.
It wouldn’t be summer without SWEAT, so come out to #Sweatfest on July 9 - registration is available HERE . This event will be a NIGHT race - that means lights are REQUIRED to run. We will have a 2 mile, 5 mile, and 10 mile course. All courses will be certified to enable runner s to break state age records. The 2 mile will begin at 8:00PM while the 5 mile and 10 mile will begin at 9:00PM.
Dan has also reserved seats for the July 30th game where the Springfield Cardinals are playing the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The Naturals are the KC Royals Double A affiliate team - wear your Cardinal Red or Royal Blue and have a fun night with OMRR. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Ticket are $10 each and may be purchased through PayPal or at any of the Poker Runs or Seminars in the summer. Tickets need to be purchased by July 16 and will be mailed to members the week of the game.
A t the end of the Summer, OMRR will be taking our Annual Race Trip! This year OMRR will be invading the Rock Hall Half Marathon at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio. Watch for more information on Facebook about this epic road trip! For more information on the race visit - http://www.rockhallhalfmarathon.com
See you out on the road and trails!