Early registration ends April 9
Everyone needs a hero but cancer patients need superheroes. The 25
th Annual Ozarks Medical Center Fun Run is pleased to present the Superhero
5K, 10K and 1.5 mile racing event on April 25, 2015. All races begin at
8 a.m. at the OMC Shaw Medical Building, home to the OMC Cancer Treatment
Center. The funds from this event will go to support the OMC Cancer Treatment
Center and local patients who are fighting cancer.
Organizers said in 2014 the event drew more than 650 participants and raised
$10,000 for the OMC Cancer Treatment Center patients. This year, funds
will benefit “Nurturing Hope: A Community Cancer Project.”
The project includes the expansion of the center’s chemotherapy
suite, the construction of a healing garden and the purchase of new technology.
“Over the years the OMC Fun Run has made a great impact in the lives
of local patients fighting cancer,” said Ward Franz, Director of
the OMC Foundation. “We hope to make this 25
th anniversary celebration of the Fun Run the largest event yet. All of the
proceeds from the Fun Run stay in our community, supporting patients of
the OMC Cancer Treatment Center. We appreciate all of the superheroes
who will be coming out to the Fun Run to do their part in helping our
community members in the battle against cancer.”
Registration for the Fun Run is now under way. Forms are available at OMC
Public Relations, located at No. 23 Parkway Center. Online registration
is available at
https://raceroster.com/events/2015/4722/ozark-medical-center-superhero-fun-run.Participants are encouraged to form teams of five or more and receive
a $5 registration discount. In addition, an early registration discount
is available through April 9.
This year, the OMC Fun Run will have a superhero theme and participants
are encouraged to show off their inner superhero. Individual and team
awards will be given. Corporate awards are also available to teams who
raise additional funds prior to the event.
“We encourage everyone to channel their inner superhero for the spirit
competitions,” Franz said. “This is a great opportunity for
individuals, families, children and organizations to participate in a
fun event that benefits a wonderful cause.”
Overall and age group awards will also be presented to the top finishers
in the 5K and 10K events.
A Superhero Fun Run Expo will be held 3 to 7 p.m. April 24 at the OMC Parkway
Center. Participants and the public are invited to stop by the expo to
pick up their race bib and t-shirts and visit the Fun Run vendor booths,
including local fitness and health organizations. The expo will also include
prizes and fun activities.
Booth space at the expo as, well as other Fun Run sponsorships, are available.
For more information regarding the 2015 Superhero Fun Run, call the OMC
Public Relations Department at 417-257-6735.