Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!
It’s FINALLY time to begin Bass Pro Training! This is definitely my favorite part of the year and I LOVE seeing so many new faces at our 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. Our training runs are open to all paces and all abilities - NO ONE get left behind or left without support during their run.
Mike has revised the training plans for this year. The plans can be downloaded from the OMRR website (Half Marathon & Marathon) and we will hand out paper versions at the training runs.
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 at the first run on July 16. 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 is going great - so far we have had Poker Runs to benefit the Polk County Humane Society as well as the Burrell Autism Center. Our last Poker Run is on July 21 and will benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. This one is a competition between the area clubs for who can bring the most canned goods to the run. The group with the most canned goods per person will be awarded the traveling trophy. OFH has some specific items they would like collected: Tuna or other canned meat; Peanut butter; Beans, soups, & stews; Boxed meals, rice, & pasta; Canned vegetables & fruit; Cereal.
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. 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 runners 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 the PayPal link in the newsletter 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.
See you out on the road and trails!