April 23, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Annual Bee Payne-Stewart Strut is April 28

The 6th annual Bee Payne-Stewart Strut and 5K will be Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.

The Strut is a fun 1.5-mile family fitness event through downtown Springfield. The 5K walk/run race, new this year, is routed through the Missouri State University campus and features medals for age group winners.

The Strut celebrates the memory of Bee Payne-Stewart, a passionate advocate for women's athletics in Springfield and the first woman to serve as president of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. The event raises funds for women's athletic programs at Drury University, Evangel University and Missouri State University as well as the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund and the Women's Intersports Network (WIN).

Registration for the Strut is $10 for students, $25 for adults. Registration for the 5K is $15 for students, $25 for adults. Adult rates are only $20 if you register online at www.bpsSTRUT.com. Online registration deadline is April 25; after that, register at on site Saturday morning. Registration includes snacks, race materials (5K only) and a t-shirt.

Packet pick-up is Friday, April 27, at Ridge Runner Sports, 3057 S. Fremont from 12-6 p.m., or Saturday, April 28, 8:30-9 a.m. at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, downtown Springfield.

For more information, visit www.bpsSTRUT.com or call Anne Mary McGrath, Strut Committee, 417-864-1338 or 417-353-3514.