Need a reason to get outdoors? Try these upcoming 5K races.

The Ta-Ta-Trot 5K run/walk will be held in Eldon on May 11. The race will be held at the Eldon Department of Public Safety building on South Oak. Race-day registration opens at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $15.  Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure. Medals will be awarded to the top three male/female finishers in each age group. For a registration form, go to

Dennis Scheiderer/Kiwanis 5K
The seventh annual Dennis Scheiderer 5K Run/Walk, put on by the Eldon Kiwanis, will be held on Saturday, June 1 at the Eldon Public Safety building. The entry fee is $15 for adults (15 and over) if your registration form is postmarked on or before May 18. After that date, the entry free for adults is $20. The entry fee for children is $10.
Race-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Walkers will start at 7:10 a.m.  and runners start at 7:45 a.m.

Night Stride
Childrens Learning Center in Camdenton will hold a Night Stride 5K run/walk at the Camdenton High School June 14 at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the center serving children with special needs in the Lake area. Individual fee is $20, or $20 on the day of the race. A family (three or more members, children must be under 10 years old) are $40, or $45 on the day of the race. A group rate entry fee is $15 per person, or $20 on the day of the race (four or more members, no age limit). Registration forms are available at

Run with the Cops
The Miller County Sheriff’s Department is hosting the first annual Run with the Cops, Not from the Cops 5K/10K run/walk. The 10K starts at 8 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Eldon Air Park on June 15. Cost is $30 for the 10K and $20 for the 5K. Register by June 1 to recive a T-shirt on the day of the race. Proceeds will be used to help the Miller County Sheriff’s Department with the purchase of a new K-9 and other equipment. For more information, call 573-369-2341.

Forget-Me-Not Trot
The first annual Forget-Me-Not Trot will be held at the Linn Creek City Park on June 29. The event will benefit the Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary. This is a 5 or a 10K.  Start time for walkers is 7:30 a.m. with runners beginning at 7:45 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the race.
To apply online go to

Independence Day Run/Walk
The city of Eldon's 15th annual 5K Independence Day Run/Walk will start in front of the Eldon Pool at the Air Park on July 6. Registration on the day of the race will be from 6:45-7:15 a.m. with the run beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person before June 20. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each division. For a form, go to