Calendar of Events

  • 28 Mar

    Springfield Rugby Club match versus KC Blues*

    Join the Springfield Rugby Club for this season's home games at The Home Field!

    *This is a Division III Merit Table Match

    For those that want to try this fast athletic sport: practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.00 pm at their home field. New players are always welcome – no previous experience required. See their website for further details.

  • 28 Mar

    Pipkin Pirate Dash 5K & 1 Mile Walk the Plank

    Ahoy, Mateys! Grab your pirate gear and head to the Second Annual Pipkin PIRATE DASH 5K and 1 Mile Walk the Plank on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM at Pipkin Middle School at 1215 North Boonville, Springfield MO, 65802.

    All runners and walkers are encouraged to show their Pirate Pride by dressing like a PIRATE!Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes! Early Bird Registration is $15 and ends 3/13 at 11:59 PM. Register online at Race timing and course certification provided by Ozark Racing Systems.Proceeds raised will go towards the Pipkin Fundraising Campaign to purchase technology and educational programming for the students at Pipkin Middle School. The course is flat and fast, and all age groups are welcome to run for the booty!!

  • 28 Mar

    417 Magazine Live Well

    Live Well At Every Level!Join us at an interactive fitness expo for men & women. Your ticket includes unlimited access to:Health-Focused Vendors:Massages, Fitness Contests, Healthy Snacks, Fitness Apparel, Mini-ConsultationsWellness & Nutrition Seminars:Healthy Cooking Class, Holistic Family Care, Juicing, Proper Lifting Techniques, Nutritional TipsFitness Classes:Crosstraining, Bootcamp, Yoga, Kettlebells, Kickboxing, Aerobics, Zumba Improve your fitness and health through interactive, hands-on activities at Live Well Fitness Fest & Expo. This year we’re taking things up a level – not only are we turning up the heat by making the day co-ed and inviting the men of 417-land to participate, but we’re also featuring the Junior League of Springfield’s Charity Run 5K at 7:30 a.m. We encourage you to start the day with a 5K! Race registration is not included in the Live Well ticket price but is only $15 for Live Well attendees (promocode given after ticket purchase).

  • 27 Mar

    Missouri Outdoors Expo

    The Missouri Outdoors Expo is a three-day hunting, fishing and outdoor show in Springfield, MO dedicated to sportsmen and outdoor-lovers, and their passion for the great outdoors. The event will be geared to men, women and children of all ages, and feature a number of hunting/fishing/outdoor related vendors, fun attractions and informational activities including seminars, a 3D archery shoot, instructional casting pond, trout fishing pond, and more. Join us March 27, 28 and 29 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO to celebrate the Ozarks and the great outdoors.

  • 28 Mar

    Frisco Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon & 5K

    The highline run began in 2004 as the Frisco Highline run for scouting. Mr. John Q. Hammons donated the space at the Marriott hotel for the first six races. The race headquarters was transfered to the CNH Reman building just beyond the trailhead, quite close the Marriott. Mr. Jack Stack, President of Springfield Manufacturing, donated his excellent location for the race. Tradition is that the run feature a grand marshal. Many famous marshals have attended including Mr. Hammons, Olympian Jason Pyrah, world mile record holder Jim Ryun, and Olympic cyclist & runner John Howard.

    The race is always run on the last Saturday in March, and is the first major run of the season. The course is historic, scenic, paved, flat, and fast. The small section north of Willard, MO is still unpaved with hard packed gravel. The course is heavily treed protecting from sun and wind. Many runners have set their personal records (PR) here.

    In the 1800s, two rail lines ran from Kansas City south towards Springfield. The lowline traversed the swampy area around Clinton, MO. The highline traversed a more easterly route. Due to annual flooding, the lowline was abandoned but the highline persisted for many years. It is now a rails to trails project passing through a beautiful part of the Missouri Ozarks. The highline run is out in back on this trail. An original frisco engine horn from the frisco museum is used for the start and to announce the finishers.

  • 18 Apr

    Springfield Rugby Club match versus University of Missouri: Columbia

    Join the Springfield Rugby Club for this season's home games at The Home Field!

    For those that want to try this fast athletic sport: practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.00 pm at their home field. New players are always welcome – no previous experience required. See their website for further details.

  • 19 Apr

    Go Girl Run 2015 Half Marathon and 5K

    The Go Girl Run is back in 2015, ready to make a BIG difference and improve the lives of women! Ultramax Sports could not be more thrilled to produce Springfield's only all-women's half marathon and 5K Run / Walk event! Get a group of your girlfriends or even co-workers together and enter the event. The time you spend training, socializing, and eventually racing could be the best time you spend during the year! The Go Girl Run will be a true celebration of friendship and sisterhood! Every detail of this event will be planned with the woman in mind.

  • 22 Apr

    Legends of Golf Champions Tour

    Some of the biggest namse in the history of golf such as Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson play in the Pro-Am and tournament. A full week of golf entertainment.

    This two-man team competition will be conducted over 54-holes on the resort's Par-3 Top of the Rock course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Golf Course (formerly known as Branson Creek), designed by Tom Fazio.

  • 24 Apr

    19th Steak & Steak Dinner and Charity Auctionm

    Mercy Springfield presents the 19th Annual Steak & Steak Dinner and Charity Auction. This event is the largest annual fund-raising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner – sharing their table with friends and family. This year, they are proud to have former Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers, as the featured speaker.

    The dinner will raise critical funding to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield and more than 3,000 registered members served each year. Many of these young people come from disadvantaged circumstances and look to the Club as an important stabilizing force in their lives. The Steak & Steak Dinner helps bridge the gap between the $30 fee Club members pay each semester and the more than $1,000 it costs to provide programs to them.

    Dinner History: The first Steak & Burger Dinner was held in 1997. Last year’s Steak & Steak Dinner and Charity Auction raised more than $200,000. More than 1,000 people enjoyed dinner and guest speaker Rick Pitino. Guest speakers from past years include: Nick Saban, Tony La Russa, Lance Armstrong, Drew Brees, Roy Williams, Bob Gibson, Coach Bob Knight, Tony Gonzales, Dick Vitale, Bill Russell, Mike Ditka, Dick Vermeil, Johnny Bench, Archie and Peyton Manning and Jackie Joyner Kersee.

    The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is to provide programs that guide and direct youth from all backgrounds, with a special concern for those from at-risk circumstances. Through social, physical, and educational development activities, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield teaches youth the values of life, strengthens their self-esteem, and makes them better citizens of our community.

  • 25 Apr

    Shine, The Color Run

    The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.

    Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 300 events in 50+ countries in 2014.

  • 25 Apr

    Springfield Rugby Club match versus Nodaway County

    Join the Springfield Rugby Club for this season's home games at The Home Field!

    For those that want to try this fast athletic sport: practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.00 pm at their home field. New players are always welcome – no previous experience required. See their website for further details.

  • 25 Apr

    2015 Rock4Kids Running Series: Paint the Run - Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival

    The more that kids walk, run, ride their bikes or take part in any physical activity, the more the message of health and wellness is integrated into our community.

    Kids in the Springfield area may take part in the Rock4Kids program by counting the times that they exercise, read a book and do the right thing (i.e., perform an act of kindness, volunteer, etc.). We are using the marathon distance as a concept for points. Kids will track 25 points over a period of time and complete the marathon concept by choosing a distance to walk or run in one of our events. They can turn their tracking sheets in on the morning of the Zombie Run. They do not have to complete the tracking forms to participate.

    Registration for this event will close at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 23. We will reopen limited entry late registration at a slightly higher fee than regular registration costs during packet pick up on Friday, April 24, allowing for in person, paper registrations as long as we have spots available. We will not be offering onsite registration the day of the event.

    All registered participants for Paint the Run will be given a specially designed t-shirt and medal to commemorate the event! Come celebrate Spring with us by enjoying a fun and healthy activity while being painted wonderful colors of the world!

    Race Distances: .25 miles, .50 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles; participants can choose their distances based on their age and skill level

  • 03 May

    Springfield Urban Worrior

    The Springfield Urban-Worrior Challenge is not for everyone. Designed by the MSU Army ROTC, in partnership with the city of Springfield, the S.U.C. is only made for those who think they can handle the toughest, grittiest, most gruelling race ever to inhabit the city. The 12.4K race will thrust you through urban Springfield taking on obstacles designed to challenge your endurance, speed, agility, and will to keep moving forward. Register online at

  • 22 May

    NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

    The area's largest, most spectacular street rod event with more than 2,200 cars classified as a modernized pre-1949 vehicle. Enjoy kids' and adult games, arts and crafts, an auto swap meet and a church service on Sunday.

  • 05 Jun

    Southwest Missouri Tandem Weekend

    Cycling twosomes can come enjoy the beauty of the Springfield area with us on our second annual riding weekend! Multiple distances from 25 to 63 miles are planned over the 3 days. The DoubleTree Hotel will host the weekend fun, including the Saturday dinner event. There is a maximum of 35 couples, so register early. Registration is from February 1st through May 15th.

    The package pickup will start around 1 pm on Friday 6/5/15