5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Cookie Run 5K Run/Walk
    Is there anyone that hasn't ever had a craving for Girl Scout Cookies? It might be the fact that the cookies aren't always available that makes them so intensely coveted. The thing is, it's not a good idea to gorge on cookies all year round. So why not combine cookies and running? The finishers of this 5K race get to go home with a box of yummy Girl Scout cookies. The route is flat and the event includes a kids fun run.
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    Independence 3 March 2018 Run Signup
    Jewell 5K
    This springtime 5K encourages runners and walkers to the finish line where they will receive a beautifully designed medal and t-shirt. Participants get a free race photo and an official chip time. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. The event also includes a fun run for kids, who also get a neat finishers medal. The children's event starts at 9:30 a.m and is free of charge.
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    Liberty 3 March 2018 Liberty Hospital Half
    Payin For the Spayin 2018
    It's important for people to spay and neuter their pets to prevent overpopulation. Pet lovers know that there are already so many animals left without homes. In this event participants can run or walk with their beloved fur babies as long as they are on a leash and vaccinated accordingly. Participants who are pre-registered are guaranteed a race shirt with their registration.
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    Crocker 3 March 2018 Loving Paws Adoption Centre
    Kansas City’s Big 12 Run & 5K
    This 5K event begins at 8:30 a.m. Finishers get a beautiful high-quality 1/4 zip long sleeve and a snazzy finisher's medal. The course starts and finish in the downtown Kansas City area. The event encourages family participation and at the finish 5K finishers will be handed a delicious chicken biscuit from Chick-fil-A. Sounds like reason enough to get up early and run 5K! Why not get in the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day and run a themed 5K event. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. There won't be a pot of gold at the end of the 3.1 miles but runners do get a unique bottle opener medal. Participants are encouraged to don green garb for the race. The proceeds go to a local animal shelter and runners can choose from a bright orange or festive green t-shirt when registering.
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    Kansas City 10 March 2018 Sport KC
    Sham Rock & Run 5K
    Why not get in the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day and run a themed 5K event. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. There won't be a pot of gold at the end of the 3.1 miles but runners do get a unique bottle opener medal. Participants are encouraged to don green garb for the race. The proceeds go to a local animal shelter and runners can choose from a bright orange or festive green t-shirt when registering.
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    Kansas City 11 March 2018 Running Events KC
    Luck of the Irish 5K
    Another Saint Paddy's Day themed 5K. It starts at 9:00 a.m. The even welcomes all fitness levels including runners and walkers. Awards will be up for grabs for the top three male and female finishers for the running and walking categories. Every participant who pre-registers will get a t-shirt. Take note, pets are not allowed at the event.
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    Jefferson City 17 March 2018 Jefferson City YMCA
    Birdge and Dam 5K
    Runners who participate in this 5K get to tackle some hilly terrain. Participants can run with strollers thanks to the wide course. If there are still available spots, participants can register for the 5K on race day. The course is beautiful and scenic.
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    Rocky Mount 24 March 2018 Bridge and Dam Half Marathon
    2018 St. Louis Undy RunWalk
    The race starts at 9:00 a.m. 5K adult participants can save $5 if registering before race day. Runners who can't make it to the race area can also choose to register and race virtually. Instead of a t-shirt, this unique event provides registrants with boxer shorts. The event raises awareness and funds for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
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    St. Louis 24 March 2018 fundraise.ccalliance.org
    Bunnies on the Loose 5K
    What's cuter than a bunch of bunnies running loose? Probably not much of anything. This race isn't for real bunnies, though! It's for runners or walkers like you! The proceeds of this 5K go towards the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom School. The 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. 5K finishers receive a ribbon.
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    Webster Groves 31 March 2018 Bunnies on the Loose

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances researched on Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Missouri? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Kansas City?

    There are many to choose from here as Kansas City is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Sham Rock & Run 5K and Kanas City's Big 12 Run & 5K.

    Some other races to check out are the 2018 St. Louis Undy RunWalk and the Luck of the Irish 5K in Jefferson City.

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Sham Rock & Run 10K
    Why not get in the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day and run a themed 10K event. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. There won't be a pot of gold at the end of the 6.2 miles but runners do get a unique bottle opener medal. Participants are encouraged to don green garb for the race. The proceeds go to a local animal shelter and runners can choose from a bright orange or festive green t-shirt when registering.
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    Kansas City 11 March 2018 Running Events KC
    Great Plains 10K
    This 10K encourages all participants to go the distance. The event is hosted in three different locations including Kansas City, Missouri. The courses are all USATF certified and finishers get a medal and a swag bag. Awards for top male and female finishers are up for grabs as well as top age group and masters awards.
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    Kansas City 18 March 2018 Great Plains 10K
    Birdge and Dam 10K
    Runners who participate in this 10K get to tackle some hilly terrain. Participants can run with strollers thanks to the wide course. If there are still available spots, participants can register for the 10K on race day. The course is beautiful and scenic.
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    Rocky Mount 24 March 2018 Bridge and Dam Half Marathon
    Route 66 Race to the Rocker
    Isn't a race better when you're running towards something? Sure, you can run towards the finish, towards a PR, or your friends and family, but running to a landmark sweetens the deal. The Race to the Rocker 10K takes place on Route 66 and costs only $35. The point to point race is chip timed and pre-registered participants get a t-shirt. A $250 prize is up for grabs to the male and/or female finishers who beat the course records.
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    Cuba 24 March 2018 Race to the Rocker
    Super Awesome! Missouri Edition 10K
    This 10K starts at 7:00 a.m. It costs $40 (plus fees) to sign up but prices increase at the end of February. Walkers are encourages to participate, too. The flat course goes around a lake and includes fully stocked awesome aid stations. Finishers get a medal and runners are equipped with a reusable vessel to use during the race instead of wasting paper cups. The race is part of a series so participants who choose to do more than one race can get extra swag.
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    Sikeston 4 April 2018 Run Signup
    Amazing Grace 5th Edition 10K
    The 10K starts at 8:15 a.m. And costs $40 before March 1st. Participants can also choose to run the virtual race. This year is the 5th iteration of the event. Proceeds go towards the Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission. The course includes a beautiful route through neighborhoods and plenty of volunteers to ensure everyone is hydrated, safe, and enjoying themselves.
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    Joplin 7 April 2018 Local Races
    Resurrection Run
    The 10K begins at 9:00 a.m. The route includes rolling hilly and a finish at Glendale Church. Awards go to the top female and male finishers. The first 40 registered participants are guaranteed a race shirt. The 10K course consists of two 5K laps. Registration costs $30 (plus fees).
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    Springfield 14 April 2018 Run Signup
    Joplin FFA 10K
    This 10K costs $45 to participate in and proceeds go towards Joplin FFA Scholarships and trips. The course is flat and finishers each get a medal. First place finishers are provided with awards, too.
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    Duenweg 14 April 2018 Local Races
    Northland Mother’s Day 5/10K
    Looking for a fun activity to do with your mom on Mother's Day? Why not run a 10K? The race takes place on roads and benefits the local Back to School Fair Association. The 10K course is certified and begins at 9:00 a.m. After the event there are plenty of activities and refreshments for kids and participants. Guaranteed t-shirts are available to anyone who registers before the 1st of May. Adults pay $35 and students get a discounted rate of $15.
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    Parkville 12 May 2018 IM Athlete
    Ferguson Twilight Run
    This 10K features a USATF certified course. This year is the 8th edition of the race. The event is chip timed and participants can enjoy post-race beer tasting and live music. Walkers are also welcome. The 10K starts at 6:15 p.m. Post-race festivities keep going until 10:00 p.m. Each finisher will receive a medal
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    Ferguson 19 May 2018 Ferguson Twilight Run

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Missouri? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in Missouri?

    There are many to choose from here as the Missouri is host to many 10k races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Route 66 Race to the Rocker in Cuba, the Bridge and Dam 10K in Rocky Mount, and the Great Plains 10K in Kansas City.

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  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Liberty Hospital Half Marathon
    This Half-Marathon includes a scenic route that passes through two cities. Finishers get a gorgeous medal, a t-shirt, and are treated to refreshments post-race. The event is chip timed and starts at 8:00 a.m. Various pacers will be on site for racers wanting a little help keeping pace along the way. Aid stations will be maximum 2 miles apart and will be socked with at least water. Some stations will have gatorade and other will have gels and bananas. There are plenty of port-a-potties on course, too.
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    Liberty 3 March 2018 Liberty Hospital Half
    Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon
    Want to head off-road to challenge yourself to 13.1 miles? Try the Quivering Quads Half Marathon. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. This year is the 19th iteration of the race. The course is mostly single track and racers will go out in waves to ensure the course isn't clogged up. Runners get a cool hat and long-sleeved shirt. Finishers get a medal.
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    Troy 4 March 2018 Fleet Feet St. Louis
    Lucky Half Marathon
    Want to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with some physical activity? This event in USATF sanctioned and begins at 9:00 a.m. The start is located at the Raymore Peculiar High School Stadium. The Half-Marathon costs $45 and there will be 9 aid stations in total. Those who finish will get a medal and access to free race photos.
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    Peculiar 10 March 2018 Raymour-Peculiar School District
    Birdge and Dam Half Marathon
    Runners who participate in this Half Marathon get to tackle some hilly terrain. Participants can run with strollers thanks to the wide course. If there are still available spots, participants can register for the Half Marathon on race day. The course is beautiful and scenic.
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    Rocky Mount 24 March 2018 Bridge and Dam Half Marathon
    Relay and Run for 21
    The event begins at 7:30 a.m. At Clayton High School. Packets can be picked up right before the race or in the days before. Participants can choose to run the full 13.1 miles solo or run as part of a relay team (2-3 people). There are 8 aid stations in total. Each participant gets a nice long-sleeved shirt. Another cool feature of this run? Runners can run with their pups, as long as they're on a leash and don't disturb other participants. All finishers get a medal, too.
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    Clayton 25 March 2018 Run for 21K
    Super Awesome! Missouri Edition Half Marathon
    This Half Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. It costs $55 (plus fees) to sign up but prices increase at the end of February. Walkers are encourages to participate, too. The flat course goes around a lake and includes fully stocked awesome aid stations. Finishers get a medal and runners are equipped with a reusable vessel to use during the race instead of wasting paper cups. The race is part of a series so participants who choose to do more than one race can get extra swag.
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    Sikeston 4 April 2018 Run Signup
    Big Party Half Marathon
    Proceeds for this race go towards the Camp Barnabas Scholarship Fun. The Half Marathon begins early so make sure your training includes some early morning runs cause you'll need to be at the start for 5:30 a.m. Runners can participate solo or as part of a relay team. Wheelchair participants are also welcome. Participants get a technical shirt and a medal at the finish. The course is certified and includes plenty of aid stations.
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    Springfield 7 April 2018 Big Party Marathon
    Boonville High School Do or Die Half Marathon
    This race takes place on trails at starts at 8:00 a.m. The race proceeds go towards various local high school organizations including two local scholarship funds. Participants get a finishers medal and t-shirt.
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    Boonville 7 April 2018 It's Your Race
    GO! St. Louis Half Marathon
    The GO! St. Louis Half-Marathon features a USATF certified course and passes through two states. Runners get a high-quality long sleeve shirt and a finisher's medal. The half-marathon course is hilly, so expect a bit of a challenge. Pace teams will be on site to help Half-marathoners achieve their goals. There will be entertainment on the course as well as numerous aid stations. The post-race refreshments will be varied and runners will have access to an after party, too.
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    St. Louis 8 April 2018 Go St. Louis
    Go Girl Run Half Marathon
    This Half-Marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. Participants get a t-shirt, attractive finisher's medal and even a smoothie at the finish. Race fees go up for the final time on April 12th 2018. Runners can choose to run the distance alone or do the relay with another buddy or a team of four. The race starts and ends in Park Central Square. Racers will be chip timed and have access to on course pacers.
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    Springfield 14 April 2018 Go Girl Run

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Missouri? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in Missouri?

    There are many to choose from here as Missouri is host to many Half Marathon races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon, the Big Party Half Marathon, and the Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon.

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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Birdge and Dam Marathon
    Runners who participate in this Marathon get to tackle some hilly terrain. Participants can run with strollers thanks to the wide course. If there are still available spots, participants can register for the 26.2 distance on race day. The course is beautiful and scenic.
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    Rocky Mount 24 March 2018 Bridge and Damn Marathon
    Super Awesome! Missouri Edition Marathon
    This Full Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. It costs $65 (plus fees) to sign up but prices increase at the end of February. Walkers are encourages to participate, too. The flat course goes around a lake and includes fully stocked awesome aid stations. Finishers get a medal and runners are equipped with a reusable vessel to use during the race instead of wasting paper cups. The race is part of a series so participants who choose to do more than one race can get extra swag.
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    Sikeston 4 April 2018 Run Signup
    GO! St. Louis Marathon
    The GO! St. Louis Marathon features a USATF certified course and passes through two states. Runners get a high-quality long sleeve shirt and a finisher's medal. The Marathon course is pretty hilly, so expect a bit of a challenge. Pace teams will be on site to help Marathoners achieve their goals. There will be entertainment on the course as well as numerous aid stations. The post-race refreshments will be varied and runners will have access to an after party, too.
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    St. Louis 8 April 2018 Go St. Louis
    Frisco Railroad Run
    This USATF certified Marathon features a flat scenic trail route. The route is out-and-back and follows the Frisco Highline Trail. The Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. It's also a Boston Qualifier. Participants get a t-shirt and a medal. The course will have aid stations with water and other refreshments. Port-a-potties will also be scattered along the course. The Marathon time limit is 12 hours (since there's also an ultra event taking place simultaneously) so walkers can participate.
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    Willard 28 April 2018 Frisco Railroad Run
    Berryman 26.2
    Another trail race that starts at the Berryman Campground. This Marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. The course features mostly single track and a time limit of 12.5 hours. It's definitely a challenging Marathon so it's probably not a great choice for beginners. Expect a beautiful course, though, with plenty of scenery to entertain you as you try to run a full 26.2 miles.
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    Berryman Campground 19 May 2018 St. Louis Ultra Runners Group
    Forrest Gump Challenge 2018
    This Marathon costs $60 and is chip timed. It's the perfect first Marathon for Forrest Gump fans. The movie will be played during the day of the race inside the host church. Costumes are encouraged and various themed surprises will be featured on race day. Finisher's get a cool Forrest Gump-esque medal. The course  is a 5K loop that must be run a total of 8 times. The race begins at 7:30 a.m.
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    Reeds Spring 1 September 2018 Active
    The Mother Road Marathon
    This Marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. Participants who want to take part must register before September 29th. Before the first price increase (on April 1st) the race costs $90. The route spans three states and runners get to go down Route 66. The Marathon is point to point and there's a shuttle to get you back to the start if you need to. The course includes both flat portions and challenging hills. The proceeds from this race go towards the Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission and Camp Quality.
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    Joplin 30 September 2018 Local Races
    MO’ Cowbell Run
    Get it? MO' Cowbell? MO stands for Missouri! The Marathon with the fun name aims to encourage people to live heathy lifestyles. The race takes place in Frontier Park and starts at 7:30 a.m. The course is certified and features various aid stations along the 26.2 mile route. Runners will start in corrals and pacers will be present on race day. Racers will be chip timed and tracking will be available for runners on race day. Walkers are welcome, too. There are 150 exclusive MO' VIP spots up for grabs that allow runners to get special treatment like special bathrooms at the start and finish, and massages post-race.
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    St. Charles 20 October 2018 MO' Cowbell Marathon
    Kansas City Marathon
    The perfect fall goal race sponsored by Garmin. The Marathon starts at 7:05 a.m. This big event features a lovely course and participants get a finisher's medal and a shirt. At the finish? Runners get beer, food, and can even get massages. There is also a VIP space and runners can pay extra to get access to a special gear check area, private bathrooms, and a special parking area that's right by the start/finish.
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    Kansas City 20 October 2018 Sport KC
    Conservation Marathon
    This Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. The start is located at the Springfield Bass Pro Shops. The event is a Boston Qualifier and the course features residential and trail portions. Runners also get to run part of Route 66. Runners cannot register on race day, so make sure to pre-register if you want to run this recent. Every finisher gets a medal and there are cash awards for the top three finishers (male/female).
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    Springfield 4 November 2018 Basspro

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and most long distance runners subscribe to this distance.  In 2017 there are currently more than 800 running events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Missouri? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is. Many runners also expressed interest in the "goodies" and sponsorship gifts at the finishline. This can vary from running shoes to resistance bands, headphones and much more.

    What are the best Marathons in Missouri?

    There are many to choose from here as Missouri is host to many Marathon races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events include the Kansas City Marathon, the MO' Cowbell Run, and the Forrest Gump Challenge.

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  • Ultra Races
    Name City Date Website
    Howard Aslinger Endurance Run
    Runners can choose to participate in the 24-Hour run (including a wheelchair division), 12-Hour run (wheelchair division included), or a 5K (that begins at midnight). The course is a flat loop and features a single well-stoked aid station. Proceeds to towards the Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship.
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    Cape Girardeau 16 March 2018 Ultra Signup
    Super Awesome! Missouri Edition 50K
    This 50K Ultra starts at 7:00 a.m. It costs $75 (plus fees) to sign up but prices increase at the end of February. Walkers are encourages to participate, too. The flat course goes around a lake and includes fully stocked awesome aid stations. Finishers get a medal and runners are equipped with a reusable vessel to use during the race instead of wasting paper cups. The race is part of a series so participants who choose to do more than one race can get extra swag.
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    Sikeston 4 April 2018 Run Signup
    Ozark Foothills 50K/25K
    This year is the fourth annual edition of the Ozard Foothills race. The 50K distance consists of two 25K loops. Runners can also choose to run just the 25K distance. The course takes place on trails that are quite technical. Runners will experience 3800 feet of elevation gain. Most of the course is single track trail. The course is also USATF certified. Participants get a t-shirt and a beer at the finish.
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    Wildwood 7 April 2018 Ozark Foothills
    Double Chubb
    This $80 50K starts at 7:30 a.m. Runners can also choose to register for the 25K distance. Most of the course is single track and the race has a time limit of 9 hours. The course is made up of a double out-and-back. Participants get a t-shirt and 50K finishers get a cool belt buckle. There is no waitlist so runners should register early if they want to participate.
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    West Tyson 24 April 2018 St. Louis Ultrarunners Group
    Frisco Railroad Run
    This USATF certified Ultra Marathon features a flat scenic trail route. The route is out-and-back and follows the Frisco Highline Trail. The 50K and 50 mile Ultra Marathons both start at 6:00 a.m. Participants get a t-shirt and a medal. The course will have aid stations with water and other refreshments. Port-a-potties will also be scattered along the course. The time limit is 12 hours for both ultra events.
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    Willard 28 April 2018 Frisco Railroad Run
    Berryman 50 Mile
    Another trail race that starts at the Berryman Campground. This Ultra Marathon starts at 6:30 a.m. (50 mile). The course features mostly single track and a time limit of 13.5 hours. It's definitely a challenging Marathon so it's probably not a great choice for beginners. Expect a beautiful course, though, with plenty of scenery to entertain you as you try to run a full 50 miles.
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    Berryman Campground 19 May 2018 St. Louis Ultrarunners Group
    Angry Bull Sizling Six Shooter
    The Ultra Marathon event begins at 6:00 a.m. Runners can choose from a 50K, 80K, or 100K races. The course is mostly flat and takes place on a crushed stone trail for the most part. The course is a 25K loop. The time limit for the 100K is 24 hours, for the 80K it's 18 hours and the 50K it's 12 hours. There are four aid stations (one unmanned). The proceeds go to Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission and Camp Quality.
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    Carthage 23 June 2018 Local Races
    Christmas in July 6HR/12HR
    Why not celebrate Christmas two times a year? And how about celebrating by participating in an timed ultra event. The event includes a 6 Hour and 12 Hour event. Runners can also participate in the 6 hour as part of a relay team. The time-based ultra will be run on a track, so be ready for a mental challenge. Participants get a t-shirt and the event will feature fun Christmas themed decorations and music.
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    Saint Joseph 21 July 2018 Run Signup
    Forrest Gump Challenge 2018
    This 50K Ultra Marathon costs $65 and is chip timed. It's the perfect first Ultra Marathon for Forrest Gump fans. The movie will be played during the day of the race inside the host church. Costumes are encouraged and various themed surprises will be featured on race day. Finisher's get a cool Forrest Gump-esque medal. The course  is a 5K loop that must be run a total of 10 times. The race begins at 7:30 a.m.
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    Reeds Spring 1 September 2018 Active
    Rockin’ Rockwoods Trail Race
    This Ultra Marathon consists of 53K (but runners can also choose from a Half Marathon option) and takes place at Rockwoods Reservation. The race has been featured in Ultra Running Magazine and consists of two out-and-back routes. The total elevation gain is 5200 feet. The race is definitely challenging so be prepared before the start! The time limit for the 53K is 10 hours. Runners will get arm sleeves, a free beer at the finish, and a medal.
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    Wildwood 29 September 2018 Rockin' Rockwoods
  • Other Races to Consider
    Name City Date Website
    Shamrock Shape-Up Indoor Triathlon
    A Saint Paddy's themed triathlon for the runner who likes to swim and cycle in addition to putting one foot in front of the other. The race is the perfect triathlon for the newbie. The swim is a 10 minute indoor event. The bike ride is also done indoors on spin bikes (30 minutes) and whole thing finishes with a 20 minutes indoor run around the track. Those who sign up get a t-shirt.
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    Gladstone 3 March 2018 Gladstone Missouri
    Fight for Air Climb
    Want to challenge yourself and participate in an event for a good cause? The Fight for Air Climbs can help you do both. The event takes place at 8:00 a.m. Participants have to climb 40 floors in this event that raises awareness and supports the American Lung Association. It's a great event to run with friends or loved ones. Getting to the top will be an achievement you remember for a long time!
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    St. Louis 24 March 2018 American Lung Association
    Glade Top Trail Run
    This trail run event consists of a 1 mile, 4 mile, or 10 mile. Registrants for each event get a free BBQ chicken dinner, which sounds like the best reason to sign up for a run! The races start at 9:00 a.m. The event is eco-friendly and entrants get a handheld water bottle so they can hydrate at the fill-up water stations. The courses is challenging and features plenty of interesting points. Runners can buy race themed goodies, too, if they so wish.
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    Mark Twain National Forest 7 April 2018 Glade Top Trail Run
    Havin’ A Crappie Weekend
    This event includes various race events including 1 mile and 5K road races, a 13.3K trail race, 7.7K trail race, and a 5.6K canicross race on the trails. There are also water based race events. Runners who wish to participate in the cani-cross run can run with a limit of one furry friend and for the safety of all doggies involved there are leash restrictions to ensure dogs are comfortable as they go the distance with their guardians.
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    Stockton State Park 14 April 2018 Crappie Day 5K
    The Trolley Run
    One of the biggest 4 mile events in the USA, this fast race can be a fun or competitive event for runners involved. The race starts at 7:45 a.m. The course is USATF certified and costs $40 until April 19th. Participants can sign up solo or as part of a family or corporate team. The proceeds for this race go towards the CCVI (Children's Center for the Visually Impaired).
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    Kansas City 29 April 2018 Trolley Run
    Kansas City Triathlon
    The Kansas City Triathlon features various events include sprint, olympic, and duathlon options. Registrants get a tech tee and finishers also get an additional t-shirt to show the world they completed this challenge. The duathlon consists of a 1.5 mile run, a 20K bike, and a 5K run. The Sprint event is a 0.5K swim, 20K bike, and 5K run. The Olympic race is a 1K swim, 40K bike, and 10K run. Participants can also choose to do the Olympic distance as part of a relay team.
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    Longview Lake 13 May 2018 Ultra Max Sports
    Halfmax Triathlon
    A popular triathlon event that takes place at Innsbrook Resort. There are plenty of triathlon distances to choose from for this event. Finishers all get unique pint glasses and access to post-race refreshments. The event is chip timed. Post-race finishers get a free beer. The course also features plenty of aid stations.
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    Innsbrook 16 June 2018 Ultra Max Sports
    Try Hard Big Shark Newtown Triathlon
    Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the triathlon world, there's something for you at this Try Hard Big Shark Event. The event consists of a 0.62 mile swim, 20 mile bike ride, and a 4 mile run. There is also a shorter event with a swim that's half the distance, a 15 mile bike ride, and a run that's just 2 miles.
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    Newtown 7 July 2018 Newtown Triathlon
    2018 WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon
    Choose from a Triathlon or Duathlon for this event that features an Athena division. Post-race participants will enjoy a Finish Line Festival. First time triathletes will get a special charm that they can affix to the finisher's medal they'll relieve at the finish line. The event takes place at Smithville Lake and is presented by Garmin.
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    Smithville Lake 28 July 2018 Sport KC
    St. Louis Running Tour
    Looking for something a little different than a race? If you're visiting St. Louis and there's no race that falls in your trip's window, then why not consider booking a running tour of the city? You can explore the town without skimping on training. The tours pass by well-known landmarks and runners can choose between group or private tours.
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    St. Louis 18 April St. Louis Running Tour
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