Thank you to all participants and sponsors!

Proceeds benefit: Women's athletic programs at Drury, Evangel & Missouri State Universities,
Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund & WIN of Springfield Youth Scholarship Fund.

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Q: Why We Strut?

This event is held in honor of Bee Payne-Stewart, a vibrant and passionate community leader, who was a champion for women in leadership and sports. Bee was a founding member of the local League of Women Voters and the first female chairman of the Springfield Park Board. She was instrumental in the formation of the Family Violence Center (now known as Harmony House) and was a regular fixture at numerous athletic events in the community. Since her death in 2005, her spirit lives on through this event.

Q: Who benefits?

Strut proceeds benefit youth athletic scholarship at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Women’s Intersports Network, as well as women’s athletic programs at Drury, Evangel and Missouri State Universities.

Q: This is more than your average 5K!!

The Bee Payne-Stewart Strut & 5K is a family fitness event that welcomes family members of all ages.  The 5K run, will be a timed event, while the 1.5 mile ’strut’ (walk) is not timed.

Join us for pre-race events, including a silent auction.

After the race, interact with local collegiate coaches and student-athletes and enjoy light refreshments.

Bring the entire family and show us your STRUT!

Q: 5K Race Details

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8 a.m. 
Start/Finish at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 East Trafficway, This is not a closed course.  This will be a timed run.  Event check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Download Strut 5K Course Map

Q: Strut/Walk Details

The Strut (walk) will begin immediately following the start of the last runner and is a 1.5 mile walk thru downtown Springfield.  This is not a closed course.  This will not be a timed walk.  Event check-in will begin at 7a.m.  If you wish to register a team, please mail all registrations together and submit to Bee Payne-Stewart Strut & 5K, 1923 North Weller, Springfield, MO 65803.
Download Strut Walk Course Map

Q: Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for the 5K run in following categories: overall male & female; masters male & female; age division winners, male & female.

Q: Age Divisions

Male & female for ages 9 & under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+

Q: Three Ways to Register

1. Mail entry form with payment. (No mail-in registrations postmarked after April 19th accepted.) Download Registration Form
Walkers who wish to participate as part of a team, must mail in their registrations all together.
2. In person, through April 26 at Springfield-Greene County Park Board, 1923 N. Weller, Springfield, MO 65803
3. Register Online for the Bee Payne-Stewart Strut Online link (a $3.25 processing fee for each entry will be applied). 

There will be NO race day registration.

Q: Registration Fees

$10 for children, 12 and under
$15 for Students
$25 for Adults

Q: Race Packet Pickup

Friday, April 26th at Mediacom Ice Park from 12:00—6:00 p.m.
Event day, beginning at 7 a.m. at Mediacom Ice Park
There will be NO race day registration.

Q: Parking

Event parking will be available at the Jordan Valley Car Park (fees may apply) as well as numerous surface lots around the area.

Harmony House logo

Once again, The Strut is partnering with Harmony House to collect donations for women and children in need. Harmony House provides shelter, advocacy and education to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and promotes the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free from abuse. We encourage each participant to donate one or more items. The following is a list of items they need.

Urgent Donation Needs
13 gallon trash bags
33 gallon trash bags
Alarm clocks
Art supplies
Baby wipes
Batteries (all sizes)
Body wash
Box fans and Portable fans
Bunk beds
Cleaning supplies
Copy paper
Cotton balls
Diapers & Pull Ups
Disposable cups
Over the counter medications – Adult and Children - (cough drops, Tums, Pepto-Bismol, Benadryl, ibuprofen, Midol)
Paper towels
Powered Laundry Soap
Power strips
Shampoo and Conditioner
Tampons and feminine pads
Toilet paper
Twin bedding
VCR and DVD players, converter boxes
White out
Windows 7 or better computer