Farmers Market of the Ozarks
Sep
28
to Dec 28

Farmers Market of the Ozarks

Every Saturday, Farmers Market of the Ozarks combines farm fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location that is easily accessible to the Ozarks community.  Customers can shop for their weekly groceries, find unique gifts that are made by local artisans, enjoy the musical talents of local artists and enjoy breakfast and lunch, all within the market’s laid back atmosphere.

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Outerbike Bentonville
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Outerbike Bentonville

If you didn't know, Bentonville is a mountain bike town! Come see why Bentonville is being written about in every bike publication. Amazing trails, beautiful downtown, and one of our newest Outerbike venues! In 2018 Western Spirit Cycling partnered with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails to provide our first venue east of the Rockies. After that inaugural event we’re 100% convinced that it needs to be yearly thing. From the fresh air of the Ozarks to the multiple trail hubs and bike parks, the area has everything we could ask for. The late fall date has some of the nicest riding conditions and a great way to cap off the season.

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Marathon Weekend
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Marathon Weekend

Two-day health and well-being expo, Conservation Marathon, Cohick Half Marathon, Federal Protection Relay and News-Leader 5k. Celebrating health and wellness, outdoor adventures and wildlife conservation in the beauty of the Ozarks form the foundation and mission of the Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series. Our programs are designed to include activities for people of all ages, backgrounds, fitness levels and areas of interest. Proceeds from these events are shared with local organizations that align with our goals and the mission of Bass Pro Shops. We encourage you to bike, walk or run your way to better health with the Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series! 

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Hiking Tour - Ozark Mountain State Park
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Hiking Tour - Ozark Mountain State Park

The Sierra Club - White River Group will team up with Ken McCarty of Missouri State Parks to lead a hiking tour of the brand new Ozark Mountain State Park in Branson, MO. This park has recently begun the Conceptual Development Plan process to open the park to the public. The hike will be around 3 miles with rough terrain and steep ascents and descents. Please note there are no trails in the park yet. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and consider bringing trekking poles, rain gear, snacks and water. This event is free and open to the public.

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Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs

  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Set within the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, these trail runs offer a unique running experience. Dogwood Canyon is a natural paradise with over 10,000 acres, providing a fantastic variety of trails. This is truly a perfect trail race with rocks, hills, mud, streams and more, providing our runners with a physically challenging and satisfying experience. Parts of our Dogwood Canyon Trail Run courses are only open for our trail runs, making the participants of this world-class event among the special few who are granted access to these majestic and hidden areas of the canyon.

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Fast, Fresh & Delicious: Real Food Thanksgiving
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Fast, Fresh & Delicious: Real Food Thanksgiving

Join Cox College dietetic interns and Dietitian Amanda in the kitchen for a relaxing evening of recipe demonstrations and tasting. This event will show you how to make some of your holiday favorites using real ingredients and kitchen short cuts that can save you time. Cost $10 per person. *Cox employees receive wellness points for attending. Sign up in advance through customer service.

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Queen City Bloc Party IV
Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

Queen City Bloc Party IV

Zenith Climbing Center’s biggest competition of the year is back and better than ever! Sanctioned USAC youth competition in the morning. The Youth Competition is a USA Climbing sanctioned event. All competitors must hold a current USAC membership in order to compete. The non-sanctioned adult competition will take place in the afternoon. Stay for the adult finals round where open competitors will compete for swag and a $1,200 cash purse! Sign up by October 25th to get early-bird pricing and be guaranteed a competition t-shirt.

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Sandstone Trail Hike
Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

Sandstone Trail Hike

Hit the trail and explore some of the finest scenery in the Ozarks. This trip is moderate-to strenuous in difficulty, so physical fitness is a must. Transportation is provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Ages 15 and up. Register by November 15th. Outdoor Initiatives provides adventure trips, outdoor recreation programs & education at an affordable price to the community. Leave No Trace guidelines are followed on all excursions. Scholarships may be available.

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White River Marathon for Kenya
Nov
23
7:00 AM07:00

White River Marathon for Kenya

White River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K | Boston Qualifier | One of the flattest, fastest courses in the U.S. Our course runs along the beautiful White River in Cotter, Arkansas. Marathon is an out and back twice. Half marathon is out and back. Aid stations every mile and a half! Awesome Pre-Race pasta dinner and renowned post-race meal! All races start at 7:00 am Shoe Recycling Drive - bring your old shoes to us! Registration is limited to 750 participants and will sell out! Proceeds benefit the village of Katito, Kenya to provide clean drinking water through our partnership with World Vision. Packet Pick-up Friday: 5:30-7:30 pm Packet Pick-up Saturday:  5:00-6:40 am

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One More 24 Sober Run
Nov
23
to Nov 24

One More 24 Sober Run

One More 24 Sober Run is a community event created to raise money for One More 24 Sober Living. This event celebrates and supports those in our community who continue to work towards their sobriety and remembers those who have lost their fight. 24 hours to walk/run laps together around the outside track. Door prizes, swag, food trucks, kids zone, inflatables, obstacle course, and live music at night! Commemorative gift for the first 100 people to sign up! We want to spend the day/night celebrating with you! This is a family friendly event, bring the entire family!

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The Ultimate Springfield Cave Tour
Nov
23
to Nov 24

The Ultimate Springfield Cave Tour

A full day of caving adventure in the Springfield area, including a hiking tour that highlights the outside of the caves at Ritter Springs Park, a walking tour through Giboney Cave in Doling Park, and a guided boat tour through Sequiota Cave in Sequiota Park. Bring your own snacks and water. Transportation is provided. Register by November 22nd. Outdoor Initiatives provides adventure trips, outdoor recreation programs & education at an affordable price to the community. Leave No Trace guidelines are followed on all excursions. Scholarships may be available.

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25th Anniversary Turkey Trot 5k
Nov
28
8:00 AM08:00

25th Anniversary Turkey Trot 5k

Turkey Trot is Springfield’s largest timed 5k run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5k in Missouri, attracting more than 7,000 participants a year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Turkey Trot also serves as one of the largest one-day food drives of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest, with more than 6,500 meals donated at the event last year. Bring the whole family including the family dog and join in on the Thanksgiving morning fun! The 25th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run is held rain, snow or shine on Thursday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m., at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St., in downtown Springfield.

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Gardens Aglow
Nov
28
to Dec 28

Gardens Aglow

  • Mizumoto Japenese Stroll Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy an evening stroll through the Mizumoto Japanese Garden glowing with festive lights and music! Campfires and hot cocoa will be available to keep you warm. $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. Call (417) 891-1515 for more information.

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Natural Tunnel Hike
Dec
7
7:00 AM07:00

Natural Tunnel Hike

Hit the trail and explore some of the finest scenery in the Ozarks. This trip is moderate-to strenuous in difficulty, so physical fitness is must. Transportation is provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Ages 15 and up. Register by December 6th. Outdoor Initiatives provides adventure trips, outdoor recreation programs & education at an affordable price to the community. Leave No Trace guidelines are followed on all excursions. Scholarships may be available.

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Springfield Santa Run 2019
Dec
14
8:00 AM08:00

Springfield Santa Run 2019

Come out and get your holiday cheer on! Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit to run in, this includes a hat, beard, coat, pants and belt, with lots of hot chocolate and cheery snacks to look forward to at the finish line. There are only 1,500 suits so sign up before they’re gone! A portion of the proceeds form Santa Run will be donated to three local charities: Girls on the Run, Ozark Greenways and Senior Foundation of the Ozarks, each registrant will be able to pick which charity their run will benefit.

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Springfield Ballet's The Nutcracker
Dec
20
to Dec 23

Springfield Ballet's The Nutcracker

Follow along as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dash from an extravagant Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then on a magical journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets. Celebrate this holiday tradition and share the magic of Springfield Ballet's The Nutcracker with the ones you love!

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Winter Overnight
Dec
27
to Dec 28

Winter Overnight

Ever wonder what happens at the Aquarium at night after the lights go out? Then this is a program for you and your friends. Bring your sleeping bag and enjoy an engaging evening with live animal encounters, moonlight tours, and more. Overnight includes pizza dinner, popcorn snack, contenintal breakfast, activities, access to WOW Museum and Aquarium prior to the overnight adventure, and a souvenir backpack and patch.

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2nd Annual Axes & Beer Run 5k
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Axes & Beer Run 5k

Your exclusive opportunity to run, throw axes, and drink local beer! Participants can either Run/walk the 5K route, and then compete in some good 'ol axe throwin' at TommyHawks. Featured and favorite local Brewery, Lost Signal Brewing, will be on hand with a special treat! Race begins at 11 am. Doors open at 10 am for axe-throwing warmups!

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Fall Foliage Hike & Cave Vineyard
Oct
19
8:00 AM08:00

Fall Foliage Hike & Cave Vineyard

Enjoy this very unique trip, with perfect fall weather to one of the most stunning places in Missouri followed by a winery in a cave - yes, inside the cave! We will start at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, where we will go on a three mile loop that includes the highest point and tallest waterfall in the state. Along the trail, there are amazing views of the glades and the St. Francois Mountains, covered in fall colors! There will be  a little bit of scrambling down to the bottom of the falls but the view makes it all worth it. The trail loops back through a section of the Ozark Trail that follows a beautiful creek. After the hike, we will head over to Cave Vineyard and Distillery for one of a kind experience. We will enjoy locally made wine, spirits, and homemade biscotti inside Saltpeter Cave, with an opening of 100 feet across and 35 feet tall. After this unique experience, we will head back with after an amazing fall day exploring the Ozarks. Use promo code SPRINGFIELDFITLIFE to save 10% on this trip.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Oct
19
7:30 AM07:30

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Help lead the fight against breast cancer. This family-friendly, non-competitive 5k walk is a great way to show your support and honor loved ones who have faced a breast cancer journey. Nearly 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. That could be your mother, sister, daughter, your wife, or even you. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are held so that anyone touched by breast cancer won't have to face their diagnosis alone. This event raise awareness and money to fund research, support services, and early detection.

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BT Epic 2019
Oct
18
to Oct 20

BT Epic 2019

One of the best mountain biking races in the midwest. The trails are fast paced and the prizes are top notch. You will ride with some of the best racers out there. Located on the Berryman Trail and portions of the Ozark Trail. This fast single track, gnarly creek crossings, Ozark gravel roads, and some of the most beautiful scenery around. This is a definite do not miss adventure. Great payouts and awesome swag! The race starts and ends at Bass’ River Resort, one of the most amazing places you'll see. Inside of this 50 "ish" mile race/challenge you will have 3 fully stocked aid stations and a 4th stop with water and some snacks. After you conquer this beast get ready for the best part of the whole event..... The awards/after party! You don't wanna miss this thing. It will sell out super fast so make sure you are prepped and ready!

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SBC AdventureMax Trail Race
Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

SBC AdventureMax Trail Race

Take your running off road! Intoducing the 30k in 2019, AdventureMax Springfield 30k, Half Marathon and 10k trail race is the perfect fall season off-road experience. The trail system and scenic views make Two Rivers Bike Park the absolute perfect place to host a trail race. With 30k, Half Marathon and 10K distance options, there is a perfect distance for the whole family. All participants get a delicious post-race food spread and beer (21+) courtesy of Springfield Brewing Company, Participant Hoodie, Finisher Pint Glass, Finisher Medal (Half Marathon Only) and more.

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Tour De Bass
Oct
6
7:30 AM07:30

Tour De Bass

The routes for the Tour De Bass are scenic and every rider is sure to enjoy the Springfield area as it displays the majestic beauty of the Ozarks in the fall. Fun rest stops are provided along the routes. All 2019 routes, except the 100 mile ride, for our Tour De Bass will stay the same as they were in 2018. We will start and end at Mercy Orthopedic Hospital off of Evans Road. A wonderful finish line meal will be provided to registrants of the 100, 62, 48 and 28 mile rides.

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Panther Run 2019
Oct
5
7:30 AM07:30

Panther Run 2019

Hosted by Drury University and benefiting Care to Learn, the Panther Run features 5k, 10k, 15k, and 5k walk routes. Every racer is entered into the drawing for over $20,000 in prizes and awards! All participants receive a long-sleeve, quarter-zip tech shirt! Shirt sizes are guaranteed if you register by September 1st. Race packets available for pick-up from 12pm-6pm on Friday, October 4th at Drury University - O'Reilly Family Event Center's Panther Deck; please use the South Booster Club entrance off of Central. Packets will also be available on Saturday, October 5th from 6am-7am in the Main Lobby of O'Reilly Family Event Center. Awards to overall male and female top finishers in each age division. Race day timing and results provided by Ultramax Sports.

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Branson Mountain Man Off-Road Triathlon
Sep
21
8:00 AM08:00

Branson Mountain Man Off-Road Triathlon

The Branson Mountain Man Off-Road Triathlon is of course open to everyone, not just burly mountain men! This off-road triathlon starts and finishes at Table Rock State Park on the south side of the dam on Lake Taneycomo in awesome Branson, Missouri. This is a rugged course that utilizes the White River Valley trail system. Athletes will complete one of two courses, the Sprint Course or the Burly Course. The Sprint Course is designed to be a great race for athletes of all abilities. The Burly Course is essentially double the Sprint Course. Stay in Branson for race weekend, either at one of the many hotels, or be one with your inner mountain man and camp with us at Table Rock State Park.

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37  North Expeditions - Wild Women Series
Sep
21
7:30 AM07:30

37 North Expeditions - Wild Women Series

We will start our day with a 3 mile hike through easy-mild terrain and 500 ft in elevation change. The trail climbs up to a ridge with invigorating views of the surrounding landscape while being completely immersed in nature. The trail is a semi-loop with many breathtaking views, cool rock formations, and beautiful fall changing colors. As the terrain opens up, we will unroll our mats and take in all the benefits of a quick 30 mins yoga session. After the hike, we will head to Conscious Coco, an amazing chocolate shop in charming Fayetteville, Arkansas. We will spend some time there indulging in truffles, raw desserts, coffee bar, smoothies, infusions, and more! The only way this day could get any better is to top it off with some local wines at Sassafras Winery. Enjoy exceptional wines, locally made and from all around the world under the covered patio or on one of the many over-sized decks. Get back home after sharing an amazing fall day in the Ozarks with some Wild Women.

Use promo code SPRINGFIELDFITLIFE at checkout to save 10% on this trip!

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Arkansas Enduro Series - Bentonville
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Arkansas Enduro Series - Bentonville

  • Coler Mountain Bike Preserve (map)
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The fifth and final race of the series wraps up at the coveted Coler MTB Preserve located a mile west of the Bentonville square. Dual Slalom Race in the Valley of Coler Saturday night! Entry Includes fully supported day of racing with 5-6 unique stages. Pre-Race party in Coler Valley with music, food, and fun! One racer meal compliments of Cycle OG. All your backup gear needs onsite thanks to Mojo Bike Shop! Full mechanical support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop. Medical support by Oz MTB Patrol during race and dedicated practice times. Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Hydro. Timing system for instant results and 100th of a second accuracy. Professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only. Aid stations and lunch mid-race. Professional awards ceremony. Music and festivities & Arkansas Enduro Series event swag!

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Ozark Greenways 22nd Annual Fall Dinner & Party
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Ozark Greenways 22nd Annual Fall Dinner & Party

This wonderful outdoor evening is Ozark Greenways' signature annual fundraising event. The night is full of socializing with new friends and old friends, enjoying wonderful cuisine and drinks, and supporting our favorite charitable cause - Springfield's growing greenway network. This year's event is presented by Bass Pro Shops. It will take place in the Lovett Pinetum. Come see this magnificent forested property while dining among the pines under the stars with us!

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Run the Rock - 6 Miler
Sep
14
7:00 AM07:00

Run the Rock - 6 Miler

Can you ROCK The Rock? Sign up for this six-mile run at Top of the Rock in Ridgedale, MO where you will challenge your endurance and mental grit while experiencing exhilarating, scenic views you won’t find anywhere else. Best for experienced runners, this course is hilly and challenging. Participants will experience waterfalls, a cave, scenic overlooks and absolutely beautiful surroundings.

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True You Yoga Festival
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

True You Yoga Festival

Get ready for Springfield's 3rd annual True You Yoga Festival! All Yoga. All Free. All Day. No registration required. Vendor fair, kid’s activities, silent auction fundraiser and lots of fun with the Springfield yoga community! Musical performances by Kundalini Yogi Christine Rogers, Gong Sound Healing with Cori Jay & Shaman Tu. Classes include Kundalini, Sound Healing, Kundalini for Kids, Acro Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Hatha, Restorative Yoga, Thai Chi and more!

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OneSolePurpose 5k/10k Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk
Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

OneSolePurpose 5k/10k Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk

OneSolePurpose exists for the purpose of restoring hope and God-given dignity by providing basic necessities, like shoes, to those currently in need. Since 2010 OneSolePurpose has given away over 20,000 pairs of new shoes to students here in the Springfield area. Our 5k/10k run is one of our biggest fund raisers. Thanks to our generous sponsors, your registration fee is used 100% for the purchase of new shoes. You run and a local student will receive a new pair of shoes. That is a Win-Win right there.

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Bike MS Ozarks 2019
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Bike MS Ozarks 2019

An extraordinary experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS. Bike MS raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause – changing the world for people with MS, one mile at a time. With each pedal stroke and fundraising dollar you're helping us reach our goal — a world free of MS.

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