The 7th annual Bee Payne-Stewart Strut & 5K will be held in downtown Springfield, beginning at 8 a.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.
The 5K run is a timed event, routed through the Missouri State University campus. The 5K features medals for overall, masters and age group winners for both male and female particpants. The Strut (walk) is a non-competitive 1.5-mile walk through downtown Springfield. Both events are geared to all ages and fitness levels - a true family fitness event.
The Strut celebrates the memory of Bee Payne-Stewart, a passionate advocate for women's leadership and athletics in Springfield. She was a founding member of the League of Women Voters, helped start the Family Violence Center (now called Harmony House), and was the first woman to serve as president of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
The event will raise funds for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund, the Women's Intersports Network (WIN) and women's athletic programs at Drury University, Evangel University and Missouri State University. Participants are also encouraged to donate items urgently needed at Harmony House, including office supplies, hygiene and baby products, and linens.
Registration is required. Information at 417-864-1338 or at www.bpsSTRUT.com.