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!

Winter Triple Crown After 2 Events

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

Winter Results After 2 Events

1st Male - Jerry Ragsdale
2nd Male - Ron Boyer
3rd Male - Gene Lund

1st Female - Rosie Laughlin
2nd Female - Karen McKinnis
3rd Female - Kathy Carroll

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

ShamRox 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 Winter Triple Crown was at the ShamRox 5K & 15K. The winner for the gift card is Jeff Elliott!

Jeff 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


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.