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417 Area Running Groups

There are so many excellent reasons to run with a group: motivation, fun, safety, fun, encouragement, fun, inspiration, fun, and did I say FUN!?! We are very fortunate to have lots of running groups to choose from in Southwest Missouri. - Morning. Evening. Short. Long. Slow. Fast. Weekend. Weekday.  Many have a “no one left behind” practice.  Here is a listing of running groups in the area. If we missed a group, let us know via omrrclub@gmail.com!


ROTY 2016 Awards!

The final results for ROTY 2016 have been calculated!

ROTY 2016 AWARDS

Overall Awards

1st Male - Richard Leiboult

2nd Male - Brian Todd

3rd Male - Ron Boyer

1st Female - Rosie Laughlin

2nd Female - Sara Ibbetson

3rd Female - Karen McKinnis

Senior Awards

1st Male - Rod Philips

2nd Male - Ron Boyer

3rd Male - Mike Baxter

1st Female - Clara Shannon

2nd Female - Margaret Gates

3rd Female - Janet Cibert

Youth Awards

1st Male - Calix Fattmann

Kid Awards

1st Female - Jazmine Landorf

2nd Female - Albani Ibbetson

3rd Female - Ashlynn Oller

Ultramarathon Awards

1st Male - Gary Shaw

2nd Male - Jeff Williams

3rd Male - Nathan Olson

1st Female - Karen McKinnis

2nd Female - Kris Bossert

3rd Female - Rachel Baker

Marathon Awards

1st Male - Marshall Reed

2nd Male - Richard White

3rd Male - Ron Boyer

1st Female - Kimi Reed

2nd Female - Sara Ibbetson

3rd Female - Pam Sailors

Long Distance Awards

1st Male - Brian Todd

2nd Male - John Everett

3rd Male - Pete Pyeatt

1st Female - Kathy Carroll

2nd Female - Trina Wilcox

3rd Female - Rebecca Shawhan

Medium Distance Awards

1st Male - Rod Philips

2nd Male - Mike Baxter

3rd Male - Tom Cheffins

1st Female - Jacquelyn Griffin

2nd Female - Jani Tucker

3rd Female - Christine Cornelius

Short Distance Awards

1st Male - Eric Johnson

2nd Male - Greg Wilke

3rd Male - Dan Wells

1st Female - Jazmine Landorf

2nd Female - Stephanie Davenport

3rd Female - Julia Witt

Energized Awards (Most Racing Miles)

1st Male - Ken Fattmann

2nd Male - Calix Fattmann

3rd Male - Jeff Williams

1st Female - Karen McKinnis

2nd Female - Katie Wohnoutka

3rd Female - Stephanie Davenport

Raciest Awards (Most Number of Races)

1st Male - Ken Fattmann

2nd Male - Tom Cheffins

3rd Male - Calix Fattmann

1st Female - Karen McKinnis

2nd Female - Becky Cumley

3rd Female - Stephanie Davenport

POWR-ful Awards

1st Male - Richard Leiboult

2nd Male - Rod Philips

3rd Male - Ron Boyer

1st Female - Rosie Laughlin

2nd Female - Sara Ibbetson

3rd Female - Karen McKinnis

Most Improved Awards (Most Pr’s in a year)

1st Male - Jeff Williams

2nd Male - Gary Shaw

3rd Male - Dan Wells

1st Female - Rebecca Shawhan

2nd Female - Jazmine Landorf

3rd Female - Karen McKinnis

2 Person Household Awards

1st - Team Rosie & Pam - Average Score = 77.4

2nd - Play Pals - Average Score = 76.1

Parent-Child Awards

1st - Sara & Albani Ibbestson - Average Score = 65.2

2nd - Ken & Calix Fattmann - Average Score = 62.7

3rd - Carissa Jones & Jazmine Landorf - Average Score = 56.8

Note ROTY Rule #13 - Non-Duplication of Awards: Only one award per person will be given with some exceptions: 2nd and 3rd place Overall winners are eligible for at most one award in the distance categories. Team winners are eligible for all individual awards. All overall and distance award winners are eligible for awards in the “fun” categories of Energized, Raciest, Most Improved ROTY, Two Person Household ROTY, and Team ROTY.


Message From The President - January 2017

Message from The President

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

I’m writing this a few weeks before Run For The Ranch - hoping that the weather cooperates and we aren’t running in another Polar Vortex!  This event has grown exponentially over the last few years and is a major fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch.

Our Annual Business Meeting is on January 21 at 5:00PM at Lincoln Hall Room 211 at Ozarks Technical College. Due to construction and new policies at Mercy we were unable to utilize the CH O’Reilly Cancer Center this year.  All OMRR members and their families are welcome to attend and are asked to bring a favorite dish or treat to share. Beverages and dinnerware will be provided.  We will vote on new board members, hand out trophies for ROTY and Triple Crown, induct a runner into the Hall of Fame and honor a runner with the Gerald Glass Award for Mentorship.  The officer and member-at-large biographies are included in this newsletter but will also be available at the meeting. Voting will take place at the meeting but mail in ballots must be postmarked by January 8th.

The weather has turned chilly these last few weeks and it’s easy to get a case of cabin fever.  Luckily Cabin Fever Reliever 20k and the Resolution 5k are just around the corner!  Both will take place on January 14, 2017 at Rogersville High School.  The first 250 registered runners will receive a custom pair of wool socks! The 20k is eligible for state age records and all finishers will receive a finisher medal.  Both events will have age group awards in 10 year age groups.  REGISTER HERE!

We are now accepting payments for ROTY 2017. Keep in mind that ROTY runs on the calendar year (January 1 to December 31) so only races completed in that calendar year count. It’s a great program and it’s a great way to track PR’s and local athletes.

2017 is looking to be a very exciting year for OMRR. Training, racing, and lots of opportunities to gather together to do what we love – RUN!

See you out on the road and trails!

Madame President


Fall 2016 Triple Crown Results!

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

1st Male - John McSpadden

1st Female - Rosie Laughlin

2nd Female - Karen McKinnis

3rd Female - Pam Sailors

Trophies are awarded for at the Annual OMRR Banquet in January.

Triple Crown events are also opportunities for members to win gift cards! We randomly draw an OMRR member who finished the race and that person gets a gift card to a store of their choice. Gift card winners are below:

Azalea - Pam Sailors

Panther Run - Joel Alexander

Christmas Mile -

Our winners can choose from Starbucks, Andy’s, Fleet Feet Springfield, Panera, and Subway. Email omrrclub@gmail.com to claim your gift card!

Remember - anyone can compete in Triple Crown races but only OMRR members are eligible to win the random gift card drawings


Message From The President - December 2016

Message from The President

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

Congratulations to everyone who ran the Bass Pro events this year!  Quite a few runners ran their first 5k, relay, half marathon or full marathon.  Several others accomplished big PRs this year.  We wouldn’t have had so many amazing accomplishments without Mike & Lea Baxter and Chris & Linda Revoir for their excellent organization and leadership of our training group this summer.  If you have any feedback on the training please let one of them know!  

Run For The Ranch is on December 31, 2016 and registration is now open!  REGISTER HERE!  Run For the Ranch is going to be a great time this year - we have add several categories to the marathon relay, including a Wellness Club division where OMRR, Nixa Running, Idiots Running Club, and others will be competing!  We will have some GREAT medals and shirts for this years event thanks to Board Member Dee Thomas.  The shirt cutoff for RFTR was December 1 - if you missed the deadline, we are going to have a very limited amount of shirts for sale at the event.  All money from the shirt sales will go to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch.

If you want to reserve a spot for the next big OMRR trip to Run The Bluegrass - you need to pay your $100 deposit to Mary or Linda by December 15.  Total price is $450 if you go Thursday to Sunday or $350 if you go Friday to Sunday.  The $100 deposit goes toward the total price.  The price does not include race registration, tours, or food.  Join the Facebook group to keep up to date on deadlines and news - https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMRRBluegrass/.  

We’ve got several OMRR events coming up - our annual Christmas Party is on December 6 on the OTC campus in Lincoln Hall Room 211.  We will have a chili cook off, games and door prizes!  For more information check out the Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/1851573395078335/?ti=icl

The weather has turned chilly these last few weeks and it’s easy to get a case of cabin fever.  Luckily Cabin Fever Reliever 20k and the Resolution 5k are just around the corner!  Both will take place on January 14, 2017 at Rogersville High School.  The first 250 registered runners will receive a custom pair of wool socks! The 20k is eligible for state age records and all finishers will receive a finisher medal.  Both events will have age group awards in 10 year age groups.  REGISTER HERE!

See you out on the road and trails!

Madame President


PR Corner - October 2016 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 October, we had 20 PR’s entered into the site - this means we are giving away 2 gift cards for those who got a PR in October.

The winners are Gary Shaw for his PRs at Sweatfest 2 mile and 5 mile and Karen Bargas for her PR at at the Panther Run.

Way to go!!  Send an email to OMRRclub@gmail.com and let us know if you would like a Bass Pro, Panera, Fleet Feet, 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.