Calendar of Events

  • 09 Apr

    Taco Tuesday Casual Ride

    Taco Tuesday Group Ride, hosted by TrailSpring, Sunshine Bike Shop, and Houlihans.

    Come join us for our Taco Tuesday ride! It is a leisurely no drop ride on a 20 mile out and back route, finishing with a special taco and margarita menu from Houlihans at Farmers Park. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist of just getting into the sport, you will enjoy this ride! Can't wait to see you out there!

  • 27 Apr

    Spring Open House - Zenith Climbing Center

    Join us Saturday, April 27th for an afternoon of family fun!

    Our Spring Open House is the perfect time to find out what climbing is all about. And if you have little ones, come find out about classes for kids, summer camps, birthday parties and more!

    We will have staff on hand to answer your questions and help you to make the most of your time spent at Zenith.

    Tours are FREE and climbing passes are 1/2 off between 11am-3pm for the event. We will offer scheduled facility tours, discounted belay lessons, free yoga classes, free 10-minute massages, and complimentary snacks! Every climber will be entered into a drawing to win a prize from Zenith Sports Massage, Zenith Climbing Center or Zenith Yoga!

    Schedule of Events:

    11:00am - Doors Open + Complimentary Snacks & Drinks
    11:00am-3:00pm - Open Climbing
    11:30am - Facility Tour #1 (FREE: 10-15 minutes)
    11:45am - Small Group Belay Lesson #1 ($5 per person, max 6)
    12:00pm - Facility Tour #2 (FREE: 10-15 minutes)
    12:15pm - Small Group Belay Lesson #2 ($5 per person, max 6)
    1:00-2:00pm - Free Sports Massage Sessions with Zenith Sports Massage (10 minute sessions)
    1:00pm - Facility Tour #3 (FREE: 10-15 minutes)
    1:30pm - Small Group Belay Lesson #3 ($5 per person, max 6)
    2:00pm - Drawing 🎟🎊🎁(Must be present to win!)
    2:30pm - Complimentary Yoga with Zenith Yoga (Vinyasa Yoga)
    2:30pm - Facility Tour #4 (FREE: 10-15 minutes)
    2:45pm - Small Group Belay Lesson #4 ($5 per person, max 6)
    3:00pm - Regular Gym Hours Commence

    Waivers (everyone participating in physical activity must fill out a waiver in advance):

  • 27 Apr

    A Sporting Chance 25th Annual Track and Field Meet

    A Sporting Chance will host the 25th annual Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 9 a.m., at Branson Junior High in Branson, Mo. A Sporting Chance provides year-round sports and recreation programs designed for those with any disability, seniors, and disadvantaged, abused, neglected and at-risk youth.

    Nearly 1,000 athletes will participate in a variety of track and field events, including wheelchair- and crutch-accessible events, and many athletes will stay the weekend in Branson. Local attractions, including Fritz’s Adventure, will offer special discounted pricing for A Sporting Chance athletes.

  • 20 Apr

    Weekly Dirt Track Racing

    Weekly Racing at the Springfield Raceway just west of I-44 and 160

  • 30 Apr

    The World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championship

    The 2019 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships® is shaping up to be our biggest show ever. Registrations are as affordable as any we have ever offered and our facility and hotel are the best we have ever offered. There are several new changes to the rules and schedule from previous years.

    Trade Show for Taxidermists. If you want to visit and see the largest industry trade show in the world for taxidermists, you are coming to the right place. The trade show offers 50 different vendors in 160 booths. There you will see everything this industry has to offer. Vendors offering the newest taxidermy forms, glass eyes, products, tools, fur dressers, tanneries, and just about every associated vendor for taxidermists will be there.

    Seminars. We have a world-class line up of seminars and activities throughout the event and, of course, the most prestigious taxidermy and fish carving competition there is.

    Over $40,000 in Cash and Awards. Taxidermists will be competing for $28,750 in cash awards and carvers for $2,000.

  • 04 May

    Girls on the Run 5K

    Sign ups for the Girls on the Run 5K are open now to the public. This race is great for new runners, seasoned runners looking for another race, or families. Registration for community members 16+ is $25 and for students under 16 it is $15. All fees support Girls on the Run and their mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. To learn more check out

  • 04 May

    Girls on the Run 5K

    Everyone is welcome at the Girls on the Run 5k on May 4, 2019! Runners at all skill levels will enjoy this event as they run alongside participants of the Girls on the Run program in their end of season celebratory 5k. This event is family friendly, with games, face painting, hair color, and more offered at our pre-race celebrations starting at 8:30 a.m. Further details on parking and packet-pick up can be found on our website at

    Community Runner (16 & up): $25.00
    Student Runner (16 & under): $15.00

    All fees support Girls on the Run in its mission to inspire girls in the area to be joyful, healthy, and confident.

  • 10 May

    Cherish Kids Fun Run

    Kids Color Run
    5K Fun Run


    Party Pass includes:
    *Entrance to the Cherish Kids Fun Run
    *Access to all super awesome inflatables (all ages)
    *FREE Ice Cream @ Glow Dance Party
    *Grand Finale Fireworks

    Concessions Available for Purchase On Site!
    *BBQ, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Nachos, Brownies

  • 11 May

    Wizarding Run

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The Discovery Center of Springfield, MO is this year's charity partner!

    The Discovery Center of Springfield in Springfield, Missouri, is an interactive hands-on museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a lifelong love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it. Learn more HERE.

    ATTENTION WITCHES AND WIZARDS! Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and join us for the Wizarding Run and Festival in Downtown Springfield, Missouri! Take a magical journey through the city with wizardly sights and sounds along the way and a detour through a alley full of surprises! Distances include a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run. This 5K course begins and ends at Park Central Square. After the run, stick around for the post-race festival where you'll enjoy music, food vendors, and craft vendors. Costumes are highly encouraged!

    Participants of the 5K will receive a one of kind event shirt in the color of their choice: RED, GREEN, YELLOW, or BLUE *, a spectacular FINISHER MEDAL, a custom WAND (chosen at packet pick-up), a commemorative race bib, FREE BUTTERSCOTCH SODA at the finish line, and access to the post-race festival! *Shirt color choices will only be available until May 1. After May 1, shirts will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.

    Participants of the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a one of kind event shirt in the color of their choice: RED, GREEN, YELLOW, or BLUE, a custom WAND (chosen at packet pick-up), a FREE BUTTERSCOTCH SODA at the finish line, and access to the post-race festival.

    POST RACE FESTIVAL: The run/walk will funnel right into the post-race festival, which will include lots of craft and food vendors, all selling wizardly inspired items.

  • 23 May

    NAIA Softball World Series

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) will hold their 2019 Softball World Series in Springfield. 

  • 24 May

    36th Annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

    The area's largest, most spectacular street rod event with more than 2,200 cars classified as a vehicles that are 30 years old and older. Enjoy kids' and adult games, arts and crafts, an auto swap meet and a church service on Sunday.

  • 31 May

    Special Olympics State Summer Games

    More than 2,000 athletes and coaches, along with family and friends from across Missouri, will converge in Springfield for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. 

  • 31 May

    2019 Southwest Missouri Tandem Weekend

    Southwest Missouri Tandem Weekend
    May 31st / June 1st, 2nd 2019
    Thursday May 30th
    WELCOME PACKETS: 1pm - 4 pm
    Packets will be available for pickup in the lobby of the DoubleTree Hotel
    Hotel check-in: Starts @ 3 p.m.
    DoubleTree by Hilton 2431 N. Glenstone
    Springfield, MO 65803 417.799.1112
    Friday May 31st
    WELCOME PACKETS: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Packets will be available for pickup in the lobby of the DoubleTree Hotel
    Hotel check-in: Starts @ 3 p.m.
    DoubleTree by Hilton 2431 N. Glenstone
    Springfield, MO 65803 417.799.1112
    Ride: 11 a.m. Mass Start all routes, from the front of the hotel
    Route distances: 19, 23 or 43 miles
    2 p.m. Mass Start 19 & 23 mile routes only,
    All routes will stop off at Tyler Ridge Winery for wine tasting
    we will haul wine purchases back to the hotel.
    Evening Meal:
    You can choose to check out our local dining choices or join us for a group dinner at La Paloma Mexican Restaurant !
    3014 E Sunshine St, Springfield, click for google maps link
    We have no set time so just join us on your own anytime after 5:30
    Be sure to tell them that you are with the tandem group
    Saturday June 1st
    Packets still available in DoubleTree lobby 6:30 - 7 a.m.
    Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
    Location: Gracie Room of DoubleTree
    Free to DoubleTree guests
    $10.50 + tax for non-guests
    Ride: 8 a.m.
    DoubleTree Hotel– Front parking lot will be the meeting place for a group start for all distances.
    Route Distances: 44 or 62 miles
    Lunch on ride route: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (ALL routes)
    Lunch will be at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Pavilion
    Both routes will have the option to ride the Battlefield Tour Road
    This is a 5 mile loop that has Eight interpretive stops at significant points of interest on the tour road.
    A National Parks Pass is required, or you may purchase a pass at the office for $10
    House of Tandems Product Display: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    DoubleTree Upper Atrium
    Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Location: Rathdangan Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel
    Social: 5:30 – 6:30 with cash bar available next door in Houlihan’s
    Dinner: 6:30 - Buffet style, after dinner we will have a Wilsons Creek History Presentation by Jim Gallion
    Sunday June 2nd
    BREAKFAST: 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
    Location: Gracie Room of DoubleTree
    Free to DoubleTree guests
    $10.50 + tax for non-guests
    RIDE: 8 a.m.
    DoubleTree Hotel– Front parking lot will be the meeting place for a group start.
    Route Distance: 29 miles,
    Thanks for joining us this weekend, the Tandems Of the Ozarks
    Tandems Of the Ozarks
    Ride Notes:;
    Click here for the RideWithGPS Event Page
    GPX files, maps and cue sheets will be in your packets.
    We will have limited SAG support on the routes for mechanical issues
    Phone numbers are on the back of your name badge, you should wear it at all times
    There are convenience stores to stop at on the route so bring money for snacks.
    Please bring your bike in good working order and come physically prepared to ride the routes you choose.
    In case of emergency; John White 417-343-9703
    Jean White 417-343-9702
    If this is a medical issue call 911
    Ric Becker 713-725-6554
    Cecil Davis 417-224-4837

  • 29 Jun

    Advanced Arm Balances

    Are you looking for a new challenge? In this workshop you'll explore arm balance variations and transitions to work into your flow and build your power. Arm balances are liberating postures that teach us not only about our intrinsic strength but about our innate playfulness, courage, fearlessness and agility. You'll work hard, but it will be fun, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to rest and breathe.

    This workshop is directed towards adventurous yogis who are ready to take flight. We’ll begin with a Vinyasa based warm-up emphasizing the cornerstones of successful arm balances before exploring several arm balances in deeper detail.

    This is a 2 hour workshop that explores the foundations of arm balancing, and gives you tips and tricks to get your wings open and your body off the ground. We'll spend time in some of the most accessible arm balances, working our way towards more advanced balances and transition options.

    Bring your questions and take home a refreshed spirit and richer awareness of these striking asanas.

    Led by Jamie Strong, RYT 200
    Jamie is a RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and rock climbing enthusiast. In 2015 she completed a 40-hour Ashtanga teacher training intensive in Kansas City. Jamie has been practicing Yoga of various styles since 2013 and has continued her education with workshops from teachers such as Kino MacGregor, David Swenson, Dylan Werner, and others.

    Tickets Available Now!

    Space is limited.
    $25 non-members / $15 members

  • 27 Jul

    Take a Walk on the Wildside 5k benefiting Landan's LegOcy

    Join us for part two of our Wild family fun summer series! This is an all ages event for walkers and runners.