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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!

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.

Upcoming events: September 15 to September 21

September 19, 2014 18:00 3rd Mammoth Mile 5K and Fun Run in Springfield, MO

September 20, 2014 08:00 Wilder 5k in Mansfield, MO

September 20, 2014 08:00 Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk in Springfield, MO

September 20, 2014 08:00 5th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Run in Mt Vernon, MO

September 20, 2014 08:00 Walk For Life and 5K Run in Mountain Grove, MO

September 20, 2014 08:00 Fordland Care to Learn 5K in Fordland, MO, MO

September 20, 2014 08:30 Monett Midway Regional Race in Monett, MO

September 20, 2014 09:00 Convoy of Hope’s Run to feedONE in Springfield, MO

September 20, 2014 09:00 Douglas County Sheriff Coats For Kids 5K in Ava, MO

September 20, 2014 09:00 Mother K 5k is a memorial walk/run in Council Grove,, KS

September 20, 2014 17:00 1st Annual 5k Pumpkin Run in Exeter, MO

PR Corner - August 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 August, we had 5 PR’s entered into the site - this means we are giving away 1 gift cards for those who got a PR in August.

The winner is Christa King who got a PR at Bigfoot’s Legend 20K. 

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.

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!