Runners pass each other in the dip near the turn around point of the Azalea half marathon in Nixa, Missouri. The out and back course covers some of the hilliest terrain in the back roads near the town, with a reputation for being tough.
A slightly impatient dog waits for its owner to catch up while participating in the 5K walk of the Panther Run 5K/10K/15K at Drury University.
A young runner enters the Drury University men's baseball team scream tunnel during the Panther Run 5K and 15K. Not all runners were as enthusiastic about the cheering section as the baseball players were in putting it on, but it was certainly entertaining to see.