Red Cross 5K run


June 9, 2011                                                                                    NEWS RELEASE

American Red Cross Run for “RED”iness

5K Run/Walk


Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross, along with CoxHealth, will be hosting their Second Annual Run for “RED”iness this Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Cox North fitness center parking lot.  All proceeds from this event will benefit disaster relief for the 29 counties in Missouri served by the chapter.  The run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. 


            Pre-Registration is $20 and is available at the following locations:


            Online at

            American Red Cross, 1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield

            Ridge Runner Sports, 3057 S. Fremont Ave. Springfield

            All CoxHealth Fitness Center locations


Race day registration is $25 and t-shirts will be available while supplies last.     


There will be award presentations for overall male and female, masters overall male and female and the top male and female in age groups.  Under 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. 


There will also be an inflatable play area for kids and Pluggy, the Fire Safety robot, will also be on hand to entertain them.  Please join us afterwards for refreshments, award presentations, and exiting gift certificates and items to raffle off. 


The Red Cross would like to thank our lead sponsor, Positronic Industries, Inc., along with our major sponsors, Ashley Furniture, Integrity Home Care, 100.5 The Wolf and CoxHealth.  We would also like to thank our Platinum sponsor, Hiland Dairy Foods, and our Gold sponsors, Larry and Nancy O’Reilly Family Foundation, Walnut Capital Management and Mammoth, Inc. 


It’s going to be fun, see you there!!



You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri floods and tornadoes, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting




Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649


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