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Winter Running Tips

Winter Running Tips from MU Health Care

Staying safe during cold-weather workouts Protect your feet and hands. Keep your feet as warm as possible with comfortable socks that remove sweat so that moisture can evaporate. Also, wear light gloves to keep fingers warm. Dress in layers. A rule of thumb: Dress as if the temperature were 20 degrees warmer. You should be … Continued

Remembering George H.W. Bush at the Opening Ceremonies

The Show-Me State Games has been honored to have some amazing speakers and special guests at our Opening Ceremonies, from Olympic Athletes to Hall of Fame honorees, but none more memorable and prestigious than the President of the United States. George H.W. Bush spoke at the Show-Me State Games Opening Ceremonies in 1992. We are … Continued

Show-Me State Games Hoopin It Up Basketball Tournament

Hoopin’ It Up Basketball is back!

The 2019 Hoopin’ It Up Basketball events are set for February 22-24 and March 29-31. Our February event, sponsored by Mpix, gives 3rd-8th grade boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a recreational or competitive basketball tournament. The March weekend also includes 9th grade and high school divisions. Games will take place at various locations around Columbia, … Continued

SMSG Brand New Event: Winter Blast ISI Competition!

The Show-Me State Games, along with the city of St. Peters, is proud to announce the 2019 Show-Me State Games Rec-Plex Winter Blast ISI Competition. The event will take place in the city of St. Peters 1,200 seat arena in Rec-Plex – South, home of five ISI National Events in the past ten years, and … Continued

Will you be our Missouri Lottery Athlete of the Year?

Each summer, more than 20,000 athletes compete in more than 40 events in the GAMES.  Annually, only two athletes receive the GAMES highest honor – Missouri Lottery Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The Show-Me STATE GAMES has been recognizing a male and female athlete of the year since 1994.  The criteria for selection … Continued

2018 Souvenir programs

Please check out our program for our 2018 events. They include event schedules, heat safety tips, dining/hotel guides and more. We encourage you to support our sponsors, hotels and dining partners!   We are happy to mail you a copy if you would like! Please email Emily at lorenzep@missouri.edu.   SMSG 2018 program 2018 Missouri … Continued

Stay safe in the heat

With hot temperatures predicted for the weekend, the Show-Me State Games encourages our participants, spectators, volunteers and officials to review heat safety tips from MU Health Care. Make sure to bring lots of water, find shade when possible and cool off at area dining and shopping when possible.   See tips below or at 17-0739CO SMSG … Continued

Missouri Lottery Athletes and Sportspersons of the Year

This summer, 20,501 athletes took part in the Show-Me State Games Olympic-style sports festival.  Throughout the year, 28,896 athletes competed in year-round GAMES festivities, many taking home gold, silver and bronze medals. The 2018 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year and Sportspersons of the Year will be recognized on October 20 before the Missouri vs. … Continued

Pumpkin Fun Run Set for October 6!

Did you know pumpkins have more fiber than kale, more potassium than bananas, and are also loaded in magnesium and iron?  It is only fitting that the Show-Me STATE GAMES and University of Missouri Children’s Hospital have named its event after this healthy fall favorite.  The 6th annual Pumpkin Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. on … Continued

Thank you for a GREAT GAMES!

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, athletes, coaches, parents, officials, commissioners and spectators who made 2018 an amazing Games. The 2018 GAMES was highlighted by mild weather, exciting competition, and an Opening Ceremonies complete with Mizzou Athletes Drew Lock, Sophie Cunningham, Kevin Puryear and Riley Sents. Hundreds of volunteers were essential in the success of this … Continued

Weather Updates

1:20 p.m.  The remainder of games at Atkins and Legion are cancelled due to weather/field conditions. Softball will resume at Rainbow around 2 p.m. Check with your coach or on-site coordinators with questions about Antimi  

Games are underway!

The first weekend of the GAMES was highlighted by mild weather, exciting competition, and an Opening Ceremonies complete with Mizzou Athletes Drew Lock, Sophie Cunningham, Kevin Puryear and Riley Sents.  The weekend’s events also included the Shelter Insurance Torch Run and Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference Additional events will kick of Friday, July 27.  Several sports … Continued

The GAMES start Friday!

The 34th Annual Show-Me State Games continues its summer schedule of events this weekend on Friday, July 20. Featuring more than 40 sporting competitions and special events, the Show-Me State Games is for Missourians of all ages and skill levels and is the largest state games in the nation.   Here are some highlights of this … Continued

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