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Pumpkin Fun Run Set for October 19!

The 7th annual Pumpkin Fun Run, sponsored by University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, will begin at 9 a.m. on October 19 at Philips Lake Park in Columbia.  This 1.4-mile run/walk is open to Boone County students grades K-5. Parents and teachers are also encouraged to participate.  There is a $10 entry fee for students, which includes … Continued

Show-Me State Games 2019 Schedules and Athlete Stories

Weekend of July 19-21 July 19-21 schedule July 26-28 schedule   Never lose heart Kallie Smith: competing in fast-pitch softball July 20-21  Kallie Smith is 17 years old and has been playing softball since she could pick one up. She’s a stealthy base runner and loves to bunt and is a middle infielder. Softball has … Continued

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3 Ways to Prepare for the Show-Me State Games

Whether you’re a participating athlete or a cheering spectator, there are a few things you should know before heading out to this year’s games. Have a plan to stay hydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, active people should drink at least 16-20 ounces of fluid one to two hours before an outdoor … Continued

The 2019 GAMES are here!

The 35th annual Show-Me STATE GAMES kick off this weekend with sports including high school basketball and volleyball, swimming, adult soccer, pickleball and par-3 golf. The 25th Anniversary Missouri State Senior Games, open to athletes age 50 and older, will also take place starting Thursday, June 6. Seniors from all over the state and beyond will … Continued

2019 Programs

Please check out our programs for our 2019 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. Senior Games 2019 program 2019 SMSG … Continued

Summer Injuries - MU Health - SMSG

Summer-Related Injuries

Athletes run the risk of injury in any sport. However, during summer, a higher risk of heat-related illnesses and head injuries calls for extra caution.   Heat-related illnesses include: Dehydration: dry mouth, thirstiness, dry lips, fatigue, lightheadedness and headache. Drink plenty of water or liquids such as sports beverages that hydrate and replace electrolytes. Heat … Continued

Volunteer for the Show-Me State Games

Did you know that the Show-Me State Games utilizes more than 500 volunteers over the course of the Summer? That’s right! As the LARGEST state games in the nation, the Show-Me State Games relies on its outstanding volunteers to make the Games a success! The Games would not be possible without the amazing individuals and groups … Continued

SMSG February Events In Photos

February was a busy month for the Show-Me State Games. We hosted 116 basketball teams and over 1,000 archers! Thanks to Mpix for sponsoring our February Hoopin’ It Up event. This tournament brought 116 teams to compete in six different facilities over 3 days! Our second annual MoNASP State Qualifier was held at the Hearnes Center and … 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

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

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3 Tips To Spring Clean Your Health

Oftentimes we think of spring cleaning in terms of house cleaning, but it’s a great time to spruce up your health as well. Here are three quick tips to get you started:   Make Sure You’re Up to Date on Doctor Appointments If you haven’t had a health check-up in a while, scheduling an appointment … Continued

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