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.
- At Hawthorn Park, 815 S. Market, the parking lot and adjacent drive will be closed to the public Friday, April 5, through Monday, April 8, due to placement of race equipment. On-street parking is available.
- At Fassnight Park, 1300 S. Campbell, the circle drive west of the Fassnight Pool house will be closed Saturday, April 6 through Monday, April 8, also for race equipment. Parking is available north of Fassnight Pool.
- At Phelps Grove Park, 950 E. Bennett, no closures are planned, but park patrons may encounter race participants on Sunday, April 7.
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!