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Local Running Groups

Have you thought about starting to run or train for a race but the thought of weeks of training is intimidating? Or have you tried to start a training plan but gave up after three or four mornings of rolling over and hitting the snooze button? These are just some of the reasons you may want to consider joining a running group! We are very fortunate to have lots of running groups to choose from within Southwest Missouri - Morning. Evening. Short. Long. Slow. Fast. Weekend. Weekday. Click to find a listing of running groups in the area. If I missed a group, let me know via!

Upcoming events: October 20 to October 26

October 24, 2014 19:30 Nixa XLT Lights on After School 5K in Nixa, MO

October 25, 2014 08:00 Out of Bounds 5K in Ozark, MO

October 25, 2014 08:00 Run the Rock in Kimberling City, MO

October 25, 2014 08:00 Jack’s Wizard Waddle 5K in Springfield, MO

October 25, 2014 09:00 Ghouls for the Pool in Marshfield, MO

October 25, 2014 09:00 3rd Annual Rotary Route 66 5K Run of Lebanon in Lebanon, MO

October 25, 2014 09:30 Monroe County YMCA Illinois Ozarks 10K Bluff Trail Run in Valmeyer, IL

October 25, 2014 10:00 Alpacaing the Bags to Peru 5K in Bolivar, MO

October 25, 2014 16:00 RSMS ‘Run For Your Life’ Zombie Fun Run in Reeds Spring, MO

October 25, 2014 17:00 Bloody Hill Run in Republic, MO

Call For Nominations!

Nominations for the OMRR Board of Directors, OMRR Hall of Fame, and the Gerald Glass Memorial Award for Mentorship will be accepted September through December 1, 2014.

Per the bylaws of the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners is accepting nominations for the following board positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • At-large Members one, two and three.

These will be two year terms.

Qualifications for these positions are:

  • Officers - Member of OMRR in good standing for at least two years and a member of the Board for one year.
  • At-large members - Member of OMRR in good standing in the twelve months preceding the election.
  • Nominations must be in writing and include the nominee’s name, position being nominated for, nominating member’s name and signature. Members may not nominate themselves.

The remaining board members are Vice President Richard Leiboult, Treasurer Mike Baxter, and At-large members Brian Wright, Emm Foster, and Tiffany Tygart. These positions will come up for election at the 2016 annual banquet.

Please see the Guidelines for Nomination and Selection of the Hall of Fame for more information on Hall of Fame and Gerald Glass nominations.

Mail all nominations to OMRR, P.O. Box 10067, Springfield MO 65808-0067. All nominations must be post marked by December 1, 2014. Voting will take place at the annual banquet in January 2015.

Run for the Ranch registration

Run for the Ranch registration is open! You can register at or mail in the registration. There is currently no in-store drop off. Get signed up!



The second annual UNO Run to benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholorship Program will be held July 31st at 6:30 at Nathaniel Greene Park. Come join us for a good cause. 



Spring Triple Crown

The results for the Spring Triple Crown have been calculated. Below are the results:

1st Male - Ron Boyer 
2nd Male - Gene Lund
3rd Male - Greg Buress

1st Female - Karen McKinnis
2nd Female - Carissa Jones
3rd Female - Stephanie Davenport

Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, places at the Annual OMRR Banquet in January.  The next Triple Crown event is Bentley Fun 5K on July 26th, which begins the Summer Triple Crown races!