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.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Cohick Half Marathon Basic Plan

Cohick Half Marathon Advanced Plan

Conservation Marathon Basic Plan

Conservation Marathon Advanced Plan

Sign Up For Training Emails



Spring Triple Crown Final Results

The results for the Spring Triple Crown have been calculated!Below are the results:

1st Male - Ron Boyer
2nd Male - Rod Pennington

1st Female - Karen McKinnis
2nd Female - Clara Shannon

Trophies are awarded for at the Annual OMRR Banquet in January.  The next Triple Crown event is the Bently Fun 5K July 25th, which kicks off the Summer Triple Crown!


Message From The President - July 2015

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

Bass Pro Training is here! The first group training run will be on July 18 for the marathon runners. Half marathon runners are welcome to join in. The first training group run for the half marathon will be on August 15. The training plans can be downloaded from the OMRR website - we will not be handing out paper versions. 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 can be paid online or in person at a training run.

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. Training shirts will be available through the summer at various training runs.

Dogwood training is also getting ready to begin. The official Dogwood training runs will be on Saturdays at various trail locations in the 417 area. To sign up for training run emails contact John Montgomery (hnoj99@yahoo.com). We will also have training runs on Sundays at Busiek throughout the summer, starting July 12. We will meet at Casey’s in Ozark at 6:30AM to carpool to Busiek.

We have issued a run club challenge for the Poker Run that benefits Ozarks Food Harvest on July 23. At this Poker Run we will be collecting non-perishable food items. The run club that donates the most items during the Poker Run will win a traveling trophy as well as some serious street cred. Clubs that have been invited to participate are OMRR (of course), Idiots Running Club, Nixa Running Group, Ozark Multisport Club, Chatters, and Galloway Group.

On a more somber note, the City Council of Springfield has approved a variety of changes in the way that organized runs must be approved. This has been in the works for a while and is now gaining steam with the number of runs that occur within the city. I’m working on organizing a race director group that will meet with members of the city government in order to understand how we can be in compliance with the new process.

Run For The Ranch is coming together nicely - look for shirt and medal designs soon. Frisco 2016 is in the preliminary planning phases and we are looking at opening registration in September.

Chris Thomas did an awesome job with the OMRR spring apparel options. He’s working on the fall options and we should have those in the web store by September.

See you out on the road and trails!

Madame President


PR Corner - April 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 April, we had a whopping 40 PR’s entered into the site - this means we are giving away 4 gift cards for those who got a PR in April.

The winners are Denise Ussery (PR at Glad Top), Allyn Wollard (PR at Camp Barnabas), Sharon Hendrix (PR at Go Girl Springfield), and Joel Alexander (PR at Frisco 50K). 

Way to go!!  Send an email to OMRRclub@gmail.com 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.


Dues Increase

Effective June 1, 2014, dues for membership in the Ozark Mountain Ridge. Runners will be changed to the following:


Dues for membership in the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners will be $20 per year for the first member of a household. Each additional member of the household will be $5 per year with a maximum of $40 per household. A household will be defined as individuals living at the same physical address. 

If you are paid past June first this won’t affect you until your due date. For instance, if you are paid through September, that’s when the new rate will affect you. If you have two household members currently paying separately, the new due date will be effective off the first person.

This is necessary as many of our costs are going up such as taxes, insurance, the costs of our events such as the picnic, races and banquet. We are also looking to continue improving our two signature events. That was also the biggest factor in the newsletter print edition going from monthly to quarterly.