April 02, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Three Parks to be Impacted by Urban-Warrior Challenge

Three Center City parks will be impacted this weekend as Springfield hosts the Springfield Urban-Warrior Challenge Sunday, April 7, beginning at 7 a.m. at Missouri State University's Plaster Field.

The 12.4K race includes obstacles throughout campus, downtown and Center City, testing participants' endurance, speed and agility. Though obstacle details are not revealed until race day, the potential route map includes events at Hawthorn Park, Fassnight Park and Phelps Grove Park.

Hawthorn Park, Fassnight Park, Fassnight Creek Greenway and Phelps Grove Park remain open throughout the weekend and during the race.

The Springfield Urban-Warrior Challenge is designed by the MSU Army ROTC in partnership with the City of Springfield. For registration information, the potential route map, and media inquiries, visit www.embracethesuc.com, or search for Springfield Urban-Warrior Challenge at Facebook.com, or follow @theSUC at Twitter.com.

For parks information only, contact: Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510. No race information is available from at these numbers. Do not call for race information!