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OMC Superhero Dog Show is April 23

OMC Superhero Dog Show is April 23

First 100 entrants receive a superhero dog bandana

Everyone needs a hero but cancer patients need superheroes. The 26th Annual Ozarks Medical Center Fun Run will feature a new event this year ~ A Dog Show!

The first 100 dogs entered will receive a free superhero dog bandana. The bandanas were made and donated by Barbara Martin of West Plains. Barbara’s daughter, Susan Kenslow, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at OMC Cancer Treatment Center. “I just wanted to do something to make the event special,” said Martin.

You may enter your dog in the Dog Show and/or Costume Contest by registering your dog at the Fun Run Expo on Friday, April 22 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Willard Hunter Classroom in the OMC Parkway Center, or day of the event, Saturday, April 23, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the OMC Shaw Building on Kentucky Ave. All dogs must be entered registered for the Dog Show & Costume Contest by 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per dog. The show begins at 10:00 a.m. All dogs must be on a leash and have current rabies vaccination per city ordinance.

Awards will be given for the Dog Show include: Best Small Dog, Best Medium Dog, Best Large Dog, Best Costume Small Dog, Best Costume Medium Dog, Best Costume Large Dog, and Best of Show. Awards will be given following the show.

Other events include a 1.5 mile walk/run, a 5K and a 10K. Dogs can compete with their owners in the walking and running events for $5. To sign up for the walking or running events online, visit: http://raceroster.com/events/2016/7912/ozarks-medical-center-superhero-fun-run. You can download a form at: http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/documents/events/registration2015.pdf. Forms also are available at OMC Public Relations, located at No. 23 Parkway Center. Participants are encouraged to form teams of five or more and receive a $5 registration discount. Call the OMC Public Relations Department at 417-257-6737.

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