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Ray Wageman

Here is OMRR Hall of Fame member Ray Wageman’s obituary from today’s paper. I would love someone that knew him well to write up an article for the Running Briefs. We’ve lost another great one.

Upcoming events: April 14 to April 20

April 19, 2014 07:00 Go Girl Run - Springfield

April 19, 2014 07:30 Cotter Warrior Foundation 5K/10K

April 19, 2014 07:30 Cotter Warrior Foundation 5K/10K

April 19, 2014 08:00 MSU Child Development Center Mile/5K/10K

April 19, 2014 08:00 Keller-Williams Realty 5K

April 19, 2014 08:00 5th Annual Tired of Cancer 5K Fun Run/Walk

April 19, 2014 08:00 Free State Trail Run

April 19, 2014 09:00 Wolf Creek Trail Run 6K/10K

April 19, 2014 10:00 Easter Seals of the Midwest 5K/Mile

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.

Beer Mile

I don’t think we are going to be able to use the beer mile in ROTY. I’m hearing it was about 3/4 of a mile


Beginning in APRIL!  
April 1st - no joking! *O:-) angel
10 weeks of Pace and Speed Work
Tuesday’s at 5:30pm from Ridge Runners Sports*.  With the support of RRS, Rosie Laughlin will be designing the workouts and leading the sessions. The first 2 weeks we will do Pace Work on the S. Creek Trail.  Then we will move to the Kickapoo Track (as available) for Speed Work the final 8 weeks.
*Meet at RRS and the jog to and from the trail or track will be our warm-up and cool-down.
There will be a group program that is adjustable based on weekly mileage and goal pace.  This is a FREE opportunity for OMRR members!  We are excited to support you in accomplishing your goals and loving our sport of running!
If you have questions, contact Rosie on FB or Email her