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4TH ANNUAL MG HERO RUN 5K AND COMMUNITY EVENT

Who Are You Running For?

This event, conceived by MGKW and MGCares and supported by numerous businesses with proud military affiliations, is a collaborative effort involving the Nixa Education Foundation, The City of Nixa, and over 20 local business sponsors. Beyond being a 5K run, it's a heartfelt fundraising initiative, with all proceeds aimed at benefiting the local children of active and retired military personnel. Furthermore, it provides our community with a unique opportunity to pay tribute to its own heroes.Last year, this event raised an impressive $6,500 in scholarship funds, which were fully awarded to deserving local Nixa Seniors and one of our esteemed local military heroes graduate. With your support, we're eager to surpass this achievement in the upcoming year. Your participation will make a significant difference, and we can't wait to see the positive impact we can create together this year!

An event for the whole family!!!What can you expect at this year's Hero Run 5K and community event:Besides our boot camp inspired 5K complete with 6 different battle stations along the route.....a bustling "vendor village" featuring local vendors, an exciting sponsored kids area filled with activities and giveaways, a poignant "warriors wall" dedicated to honoring our fallen heroes, and introducing a brand-new addition this year called "The Chicken Run" – a lighthearted run/walk event tailored for those who might find the full 5K a bit challenging.

The Nixa Hero Run 5K stands as a cornerstone of our community, a testament to our commitment to raising awareness and expressing gratitude to our local active and retired military personnel, veterans, and their cherished families and friends.​

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5K EVENT DETAILS: THERE WILL BE PAIN!!!

ROUTE BATTLE STATIONS :

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF YOU HAD WHAT IT TAKES???

Every half mile along the route.....there will be 6, drill sergeant led, stations set up with boot camp type exercises to challenge your mind and your body. Each battle station is marked with signs with instructions for the workout and manned by experienced military service member.

It won't be fun.

​It won't be easy. ​​

It will be one of the hardest things you have ever done!

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Special Vendors:
SIMPLY CHIROPRACTIC- FREE RED LASER THERAPY
FENIX HOT FITNESS- FREE 5k WARM-UP

Free COFFEE courtesy of 22 Sierra Coffee Co

What’s ESLE is Going On? Something for everyone in the family!

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The "CHICKEN RUN"
1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK

Is our 5K a little too intense for you? No worries! We have a 1 mile fun run/walk you don't want to miss! PERFECT for kids/families!

Only $10 at the event!

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FREE KIDS ZONE

Brought to you by:

EXPEDITION DENTISTRY

Bring the whole family out and let the kids play in our free kids zone with interactive inflatables during and after the race!

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WARRIORS WALL

Brought to you by:
Signarama

Honor your service member by signing their name to our Warrior's Wall banner, then pose and take a pic to share with the hashtag #whoareyoufunningfor?

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Date:  November 11th 2023

Location: 701 N Taylor Way Nixa, Mo

Setup begins at 6:30 a.m.

Sponsors get there no later than 7:30 a.m.

Contestants show up as early as 8:00 a.m. for registration (cutoff is 9:00)

Opening Ceremony begins at 9:00 am

Band plays national anthem

Color guard performance- JROTC

5K Race Starts at 9:30 am

Fun Run Starts at 10:30am

Award ceremony following both races

Take down begins at 12:00

Rain day will be determined if we get rained out. 

 

Rules for event: 

Each participant must stay on the designated route

Each participant should complete all designated exercises along the route. This is meant to be hard and challenge you. 

Everyone will meet at the finish line upon completion of your run to cheer on the other participants. No man left behind. 

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REGISTRATION INFO AND COSTS

REGISTRATION BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

OAKSTAR BANK

Pricing and Details

  • Individual $40 and $45 week of event and $50 day of the event

  • Active military run for free (must show military ID at registration)

  • Age 13-18 years old $20

  • 12 and under or over 65 $15, Fun Run/Walk $10

All students please bring your student ID cards on race day!

(Race T-shirt provided day of race for all paying participants, sizes S-2XL)

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THE ROUTE

Race will start and finish and finish beside Nixa X Center, 701 N Taylor Way Nixa, Mo

Finish line brought to you by BluCurrent Credit Union.

Signage marking route provided by SIGNARAMA

AWARDS AND PLACEMENTS

Ceremony following conclusion of both 5K and Chicken Run.

All participants receive event t-shirt courtesy of COLETRAIN DESIGNS.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every division receive placement dog tags. Drill Sergeants handing out achievement coins courtesy of

BJ'S TROPHY SHOP.

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ACTIVE DUTY PARTICIPANTS

Your Money's No Good Here...

...but your CAC card is. We are honored to have you as our guests today and waive the entry fee for all active duty military! See registration form for details.

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WANT TO MAKE A DONATION?

Nixa High School Senior Scholarship

ALL of  proceeds from our 5k will be developed into a scholarship for one Nixa High School senior student who currently has, or has had in the past, an active duty military parent or parents. We are taking this opportunity to say "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts as a community to the family who sacrificed so much so that we may continue to enjoy the rights and freedoms that we have as United States citizens and proud residents of Nixa, Missouri. PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS OUT TO: "MG CARES" the 501c3 that organizing the Hero Run.

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