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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!

Upcoming events: September 29 to October 5

October 3, 2014 17:30 Miles for Mentors 5K in Springfield, MO

October 4, 2014 07:00 Panther Run in Springfield, MO

October 4, 2014 08:00 2014 Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure in Columbia, MO

October 4, 2014 08:30 Frog Hill Half Marathon in Waynesville, MO

October 4, 2014 08:30 Single Track Mind Festival - Trail Runs in Highlandville, MO

October 4, 2014 09:00 Pregnancy Care Center’s 5K Run and Walk For LIfe! in Springfield, MO

October 4, 2014 13:00 Monster Dash in Ash Grove, MO

October 5, 2014 07:00 Tour de BBQ in Kansas City, MO

October 5, 2014 07:30 Bass Pro Shops Tour De Bass in Springfield, MO

October 5, 2014 08:00 Run for their Lives 5K in Lebanon, MO

October 5, 2014 09:00 Rocktober Run in Middlebrook, MO

October 5, 2014 15:00 Jay Sprint Duathlon & 5k in Jay, OK

Summer Triple Crown Results

The results for the Summer Triple Crown have been calculated:

1st Male - Ron Boyer
2nd Male - John McSpadden
3rd Male - Gene Lund

1st Female - Karen McKinnis
2nd Female - Margaret Gates
3rd Female - Trina Wilcox

Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, places at the Annual OMRR Banquet in January.  The next Triple Crown event is the Panther Run on October 4, which kicks off the Fall Triple Crown races!

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.

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!