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!

Upcoming events: September 1 to September 7

September 1, 2014 07:30 4th Annual Labor Day in Springfield, MO

September 6, 2014 07:15 2nd Annual Big Red Shoe Run in Joplin, MO

September 6, 2014 08:00 Getting Dirty to Stay Clean 5k/10k Trail Run in Springfield, MO

September 6, 2014 08:00 Heartland Heat Triathlon in Kansas City, MO

September 6, 2014 08:00 3rd Annual Run To Remember 5K & 10K in Buffalo, MO

September 6, 2014 08:30 Hero Run (5k & 13.1) in Joplin, MO

September 6, 2014 09:00 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge in Columbia, MO

September 6, 2014 09:00 Little Heroes 5K in Springfield, MO

September 6, 2014 09:00 North Shore Trail Run in Lawrence, KS

Summer Triple Crown Results After 2 Races

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

Summer Results After 2 Events

1st Male - Jerry Ragsdale
2nd Male - Ron Boyer
3rd Male - John McSpadden

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 Azalea Run on September 13, which wraps up the Summer Triple Crown races!

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!



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.