Train for the health of it ... Race for the fun of it!

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!

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.

Signing Up On The Site

If you are creating an OMRR website account for the first time, please use the link in the upper right corner of the page or to the left in the sidebar.

We are working on verifying OMRR club memberships and ROTY participants for everyone signing up on the site. Please be patient while we turn on the special site features, like ROTY  race entries, for all club members that are signing up.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact

Welcome to the New OMRR Site

Welcome to the new OMRR website! Over the next few days, we’ll be moving all of content from the old site ( to here. Once we’re sure we didn’t leave anything behind, the old site will be retired to the warehouse and you will be able to reach us through both web addresses.

The new site has a great new blog (you’re reading it), easy-to-filter event lists, a member directory, photo gallery, plus many of the great features you’re already used to.
If you have any feedback about the new site while we’re going through the move, please email We’re hoping you enjoy the new look!