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OMC Superhero Fun Run is April 23

OMC Superhero Fun Run is April 23

Early Registration Discount Period extended thru April 15

Everyone needs a hero but cancer patients need superheroes. The 26th Annual Ozarks Medical Center Fun Run is pleased to present the Superhero 5K, 10K and 1.5 mile racing event on April 23, 2016. The funds from this event will go to support the OMC Cancer Treatment Center expansion fund. The Early Registration Discount Period has been extended from April 8 to April 15.

The 5K and 10K are chip timed events. The 1.5 mile event is an untimed event. All races begin at 8 a.m., on April 23 at the OMC Shaw Medical Building, home to the OMC Cancer Treatment Center.

“We’ve added two new items to this year’s event. A Dog Show and a Carb-Loading Dinner,” said Ward Franz, Executive Director of the OMC Foundation.

The Dog Show and Costume Contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Shaw Building. You may sign up for the Dog Show and Costume Contest the morning of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. All dogs must be registered for the Dog Show and Costume Contest by 9:30 a.m. All dogs must be on a leash and have current rabies vaccination per city ordinance. Cost is $5 per dog. Awards will be given for Best Small Dog, Best Medium Dog, and Best Large Dog in the Dog Show; Best Small Dog, Best Medium Dog, and Best Large Dog in the Costume Contest; and Best of Show.

Your dog also can participate in a walking or running event with you. Simply fill out the Fun Run Registration Form and pay an additional $5 for your dog.

Participants and the public are invited to enjoy our Carb-Loading Dinner on Friday, April 22. Cost is $10 each and includes pasta, sauce, meat and salad. Proceeds support the OMC Cancer Treatment Center expansion fund.

To sign up for the race, enter your dog, or order a Carb-Loading Dinner, fill out a Registration Form. Forms are available at OMC Public Relations, located at No. 23 Parkway Center, or download a form at http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/documents/events/registration2015.pdf. Online registration is available at http://raceroster.com/events/2016/7912/ozarks-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 15. Call the OMC Public Relations Department at 417-257-6737.

In 2015, the event drew more than 450 participants and raised $7,500. All of the proceeds from the Fun Run stay in our community, supporting patients of the OMC Cancer Treatment Center.

Race Expo

A Superhero Fun Run Expo will be held 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22 at the OMC Parkway Center. Participants are invited to stop by the expo to pick up their race bib and t-shirts and visit vendor booths. The public also is invited to visit the Fun Run Expo vendor booths, including local fitness, health and pet organizations. The expo also will include prizes and fun activities, such as superhero armband decorating and balloon animals made by OMC’s very own Superman.

Pictured are Phyllis Papp, Fun Run Committee Member and organizer of the Fun Run Dog Show and Costume Contest and her Chinese Crested, Newton as Batman. The Batman trophy is just one of the trophies available this year. Trophies are awarded to the top 5 finishers in the 5K and 10K races, and the winners of the Spirit (costume) Contests for one child, adult and team. A similar trophy will be awarded to the Best in Show in the Dog Show.

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