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25th Annual OMC Fun Run draws 410 participants

Annual OMC Superhero Fun Run draws 410 participants

Event raises approximately $7,500 for the Cancer Treatment Center

A total of 410 individuals participated in the Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Superhero Fun Run, raising approximately $7,500 for the “Nurturing Hope: A Community Cancer Project” which will expand the chemotherapy area in the Cancer Treatment Center. The 25 th annual Fun Run included 5K, 10K and 1.5 mile events with a super hero theme and was held April 25 at the OMC Shaw Medical Building.

“Everyone needs a hero but cancer patients need superheroes and we can’t thank the community enough for their involvement in the Fun Run and being superheroes for our patients,” said Ward Franz, OMC Foundation Executive Director. “We had an outstanding turnout.”

Trophies were given to the top five male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K, as well as medals to the top three finishers in each age category. In addition, three spirit awards were given. Winning the team spirit award was the Learning Tree, the Adult Spirit Award went to Josh Holland, and the Youth Spirit Award went to Bailey Wagner.

New this year were two corporate team awards. Corporate teams were challenged to find creative ways to support the Cancer Treatment Center prior to the Fun Run. West Plains Bank won both awards: One for the company raising the most money and the other for the most creative fundraiser with their Egg Russian Roulette.

For more information about the Fun Run or OMC events, call OMC Public Relations at 417-257-6737.

Award Winners

In the 5K and 10K run, trophies were awarded to the top five female and the top five male finishers.

Top 5 male finishers in the 5K:

  1. Jeremy Huckabee – 19:48
  2. Nate McCormick – 21:21
  3. Tommy Keller – 23:16
  4. Dawson Huckabee – 23:20
  5. Andy Hufstedler – 23:58

Top 5 female finishers in the 5K:

  1. Bailey Wagner – 23:46
  2. Lisa Cropper – 23:57
  3. Stephanie Miller – 24:13
  4. Kate Tyree – 25:14
  5. Shelby Dunaway – 26:24

Top 5 male finishers in the 10K:

  1. Greg Shannon – 43:41
  2. Tim Bean – 47:51
  3. Chad Wickins – 48:25
  4. Wesley Gunter – 51:03
  5. Dustin Dawson – 51:39

Top 5 female finishers in the 10K:

  1. Loretta Wickins – 45:40
  2. Nancy Taylor – 46:02
  3. Jayna Gunter – 49:00
  4. Lucinda Bishop – 50:03
  5. Kelly Mills – 50:08

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