Mark your calendars and lace up your shoes because Trizou is making its grand return to the historic University of Missouri Campus in Columbia, MO. Once recognized as the nation’s largest pool triathlon, this esteemed event is set on reclaiming its title and continues to be an emblematic part of Columbia’s athletic legacy.

The Trizou for MS Triathlon offers an array of race categories catering to participants of all ages and skill levels:

Weekend of Events! Friday Evening, Saturday Morning-Afternoon-and Evening!

Set against the backdrop of the iconic University of Missouri, participants will be treated to a picturesque route that not only challenges but also delights. Whether you’re a triathlon veteran, a budding athlete, or someone looking to tick this off your bucket list, the Trizou for MS Triathlon promises an experience like no other. It’s not just a race; it’s a celebration of endurance, community, and the indomitable human spirit.

With its blend of competitiveness and inclusivity, the event is both beginner-friendly and fiercely contested. We’re thrilled to bring this beloved triathlon back to Columbia and can’t wait to see old faces and new participants at the starting line. Join us in making history once again!

2023 marks the 24th year for the Annual Turkey Trot 5k & Fun Run! Come RUN and WALK with us Thanksgiving morning before enjoying your holiday festivities! This year features a new route with the use of the newly finished Riparian Trail!

Date and Location:
Thursday, November 23rd
Chesterfield Amphitheater
631 Veterans Place Drive, 63017

5k Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m.
Early Bird – $25 through October 31
$30 November 1 – 22
$40 Race Day
Shirts guaranteed if registered by Nov. 5. Awards given for top overall male, top overall female, and top three in each age group. Age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Kids Fun Run – 9:30 a.m.
$15 through Race Day
Shirts guaranteed if registered by Nov. 5.
Kids Fun Run participants receive a medal upon finishing.

Packet Pick Up
Dick’s Sporting Goods
64 Thf Blvd Chesterfield, MO 63005

Tuesday, November 21, 11am-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 22, 9am-5:30pm

Day of Pack Pick Up, November 23: Starting at 7:30am (at race location)

Join us Tuesday, July 4 for the 5th annual Stars and Stripes Runs. Start your holiday with some fun exercise! Come RUN and WALK with us!  The run will be held at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. 5K/10K will begin at 8:30am, and Fun Run starts at 10am! Participants are encouraged to come back that evening and enjoy the free 4th of July Fireworks Celebration starting at 6:30 p.m.

Awards for the 5K and 10K will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the first-place finishers in each age group. Age groups are separated by male and female and are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Each participant in the Fun Run will receive a medal for running. **Shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register by June 15th.

All Ages welcome!

The main event is the Lion Biathlon, which consists of a 5-mile run followed by a 20-mile bike ride.  You can participate in this event as an individual or as a 2-person team, with one person running and the other biking.

The Leo Biathlon is a 3-mile run followed by a 12-mile bike ride.

There is also a 5-mile run and Family Walk.

Join us for the 2nd annual John Mohr Memorial 5k, remembering John who passed away in June 2021 after a very short battle with cancer. As a beloved member of the Vianney High School family where he served as a teacher, coach, friend, and mentor we will remember John with a run and Turtle Trot (walk).

The course will start on the Vianney Track and run throughout the Vianney campus. We have added trophies for the 5k 13 and under age group and even have a fun run for ages 5 and under. This is a great day for the whole family. We will have brats, beer, and water for everyone, as well as entertainment (John loved Elvis!). Money raised will go towards the John Mohr Memorial Fund at Vianney High School.

The University City Memorial Day Run is one of the area’s oldest races and a family tradition for many.  Races start at Delmar and Kingsland with the 10K start at 7:30 AM, the 5K at 7:50 AM, and a Fun Run for children and their parents at 9:15 AM.

Downtown Belleville’s oldest 5K with a great post-race party! Includes 1K Youth Run & a Toddler Trot.

Law Day Run proceeds benefit the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., and other legal aid organizations, who provide low income and senior residents of southern and central Illinois with high quality civil litigation services to obtain and maintain their basic human needs.

Join us in a galaxy . . .not so very far away (Frontier Park, St. Charles) . . . join the rebellion, save the empire, or at least raise funds and awareness for Bridgeway’s Domestic Violence Programs. Please join us for a 5K and compete against your fellow Jedi. All participants will receive a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt and finishers medals for the first 400 5K participants.

Star Wars costumes are welcome and encouraged! All kids participating will receive a participation ribbon.


Participate with your family and friends in the 7th Annual Piggyback Dash, a timed 10K and 5K run, as well as a 2K fun run/walk. This unique race will take you on a rolling course through Union with a challenging, but rewarding finish at the top of Autumn Hill. As part of the inspiration behind the race, runners have the option to voluntarily carry someone piggyback style up Autumn Hill to the finish line for extra finisher swag.

Why the Name

Throughout high school, Lance and friends would run almost everyday after dismissal. He routinely ran up Autumn Hill, sometimes using it for hill repeats. Lance loved the hill and the challenge it presented. He never complained about it. Rather, his was the voice of encouragement for others to rise to the challenge. In fact, he is the first person we know of to carry someone piggyback up the hill. Hence the race name, The Piggyback Dash.