The Year in Mud

The Year in Mud

Fans of mud run/obstacle course races who live in and around Missouri have a lot to look forward to in 2018. Tough Mudder, an international company that hasn’t held a race in the Show Me State since 2013, will return with a weekend of events on August 11 and 12 in...
RAGBRAI Lives Up to the Hype

RAGBRAI Lives Up to the Hype

I was a first-timer, a “virgin rider” about to participate in RAGBRAI, the oldest and largest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. Seven days, 400-plus miles and upwards of 15,000 cyclists. Biking about 60 miles each day, I would join cyclists in a ride...
The Birth of the Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race

The Birth of the Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race

In the fall of 2016, Matt Ankney, an avid hiker and advocate of the Missouri outdoors, contacted the Ozark Trail Association (OTA) to share his vision of a new event that would offer a distinctly different option than the typical 5k or trail running race. Having...