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Summer 2016 Triple Crown Winners!

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

1st Male - Ron Boyer

2nd Male - Tom Cheffins

3rd Male - Michael Patrick

1st Female - Karen McKinnis

2nd Female - Julia Witt

3rd Female - Marisa Torp

Trophies are awarded for at the Annual OMRR Banquet in January. The next Triple Crown event is the Panther Run on October 1!

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:

Bentley Fund - Ricci Alcorn

Hot n Hilly - Trella Smith

Forrest Gump - Bryan Campbell

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


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!



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.


Message From The President - November 2016

Message from The President

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

Run For the Ranch is going to be a great time this year - we have added 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.   In order to get a shirt with your registration, runners need to register by December 1.  The next price increase is November 30 - register now for early bird pricing!  Run For The Ranch is on December 31, 2016 and registration is now open!  REGISTER HERE!  

The next big OMRR trip is going to be to Run The Bluegrass in Lexington, KY on April 1, 2017.  Rated as one of America’s prettiest half marathons - this event starts and finishes at Keenland.  The race also offers a 3.65 and a 7 mile race (automatic PR!).  Outside of the race, runners will have the options to tour thoroughbred farms as well as kentucky bourbon distillery tours.  Watch for more information on pricing and travel options soon!  Join the Facebook group to keep up to date on deadlines and news - https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMRRBluegrass/.  

See you out on the road and trails!

Madame President


Message from the President - September 2016

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

Bass Pro Training is off to a GREAT start!  We had about 60 runners show up for the first two long runs on Saturday.  Remember - our training runs are open to all paces and all abilities - NO ONE get left behind or left without support during their run.  If you need to download the training plan - they can be downloaded from the OMRR website (Half Marathon & Marathon).  Keep in mind that the training plans and organized training runs are FREE for members. Non-members are invited to participate in the training as well, at a cost of $20. This fee can be paid online or in person at a training run.  If you would like more information or have questions, contact Mike & Lea (417-209-0124) or Chris & Linda (417-343-1869).

Run For the Ranch and Cabin Fever Reliever are in the planning stages.  Run For The Ranch is on December 31, 2016 and registration is now open!  REGISTER HERE!  We have some great surprises for the Run For The Ranch this year.  One new change will be a Marathon Relay challenge - we will have several new categories including a Battle of the Badges featuring local police and firemen and a Wellness Club featuring the Chatters and OMC, plus others!

The board is currently working on setting up for strategic goals for the club - if you are on facebook, you may have seen a link to a survey posted.  Please take a few minutes to let us know what you want from OMRR and how the board can make OMRR even better!  OMRR Survey

Looking forward to 2017, the dates for the 4 OMRR races have been set. Mark your calendars!

  • Cabin Fever Reliever - January 14 in Rogersville (January 21 as backup)

  • Frisco Railroad Run - April 29 - in Willard

  • #Sweatfest - July 8 - in Strafford

  • Run For The Ranch - December 30 - in TBD

The board was able to vote on donation amounts from #Sweatfest at our last meeting.  I am very happy to announce the following donation amounts:

  • Strafford School Foundation - $300 (plus A TON of school supplies)

  • Landmark Church - $500

  • Strafford XC - $1,000

I hope everyones training is going well for Dogwood (6 weeks!), Bass Pro(9 weeks!) , and other Fall races!  See you out on the road and trails!

 

Madame President


Message From The President - August 2016

Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!

Bass Pro Training is off to a GREAT start!  We had about 60 runners show up for the first two long runs on Saturday.  Remember - our training runs are open to all paces and all abilities - NO ONE get left behind or left without support during their run.  If you need to download the training plan - they can be downloaded from the OMRR website (Half Marathon & Marathon).  Keep in mind that the training plans and organized training runs are FREE for members. Non-members are invited to participate in the training as well, at a cost of $20. This fee can be paid online or in person at a training run.  If you would like more information or have questions, contact Mike & Lea (417-209-0124) or Chris & Linda (417-343-1869).

Our Summer Series wrapped up with the Uno Run for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund.  Our Poker Runs were a great success - we were able to donate much needed supplies plus the following amounts to the charities:

  • Polk County Humane Society - $190

  • Sammy’s Window - $170

  • Burrell Autism Center - $320

  • Ozarks Food Harvest - $352 PLUS 555 lbs of food!

Run For the Ranch and Cabin Fever Reliever are in the planning stages.  We have some great surprises for the Run For The Ranch this year.  The race is on December 31, 2016 and registration is now open!  REGISTER HERE!  A sneak peak for all the blog readers - here’s the RFTR shirt design (shout out to Dee Thomas for the artwork!):

I hope everyones training for Bass Pro, Dogwood, and other Fall races are off to a great start!  See you out on the road and trails!

Madame President