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...
Profile: Zombie Trail

Profile: Zombie Trail

Tales of strange incidents and ghostly apparitions on “Zombie Road” have existed ever since its creation in the late 1860s. The original dirt and gravel path was carved out of thick trees and brush to provide access to the Meramec and the railroad tracks located along...
The Myths and Facts Behind Carb Loading

The Myths and Facts Behind Carb Loading

Before becoming a dietitian, I was always skeptical of the pre-race spaghetti dinner. You know how they say Valentine’s Day was created by the greeting card industry to boost sales? I suspected that the pre-race pasta dinner was contrived by Big Noodle to increase...
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...