Big Party Half Marathon, 5K, and Stroll

in United States at Jordan Valley Park

Online registration for this event has closed but you can still register at packet pickup on Friday, March 31 at Camp Barnabas Springfield Office - 3322 S Campbell Ave Suite C, Springfield, MO 65807 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM OR Day of the race starting at 5:30am at Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, MO


  • Half Marathon 2 Person Relay Team

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  • Half Marathon 4 Person Relay Team

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  • Half Marathon Individual Runner or Wheelchair Racer

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  • 5K

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  • Stroll

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  • Make a contribution only - Support Camp Barnabas Camper Scholarship Fund
    You can still donate online but online registration is closed. You can sign up at Packet Pickup or on race day.

    Online registration is closed for this category.




HALF MARATHON

Big Party Half Marathon & 5K is THE signature fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for Camp Barnabas to provide life-changing experiences for people with special needs and chronic illnesses. ‚Äč

Check-in for the 1/2 Marathon will start at 6:00 am at Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, MO and the race will begin at 7:30 am. Along the race route will be refreshments and live entertainment.

Register for the half marathon as a solo runner, wheelchair racer, or as a two or four person relay team. Team registration can only be run as a team. Half marathon relay teams must start at the designated relay hand off points along the race route and each team member must run an equal portion of the race. Hand off for relay teams will be at 5K, 10K & 15K points. Handoff areas will be marked and manned.

Each paid race entry will receive a Tech running shirt and event goodie bag. All finishing participants will receive a medal. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female, top masters (over 40) male and female, top male and female wheelchair racer and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in each age division. $100 will be awarded to the top male and female runner and $50 will be awarded to the top masters male and female. After registering to run, start a fundraising team here and ask friends and family to support you as you run to help provide life-changing opportunities to kids with special needs and chronic illnesses. All proceeds from the Big Party Half Marathon and 5K will go towards helping send people with special needs and chronic illnesses to a life-changing week at Camp Barnabas through the camper scholarship fund.

The half marathon course will start and end at Jordan Valley Park 735 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO.

The racecourse is a certified, flat route weaving through midtown Springfield. Along the route will be live entertainment and refreshments. Two person or four person relay team course is available for half marathon only. Relay hand-offs are at 5K, 10K and 15K.

5K

Big Party Half Marathon & 5K is THE signature fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for Camp Barnabas to provide life-changing experiences for people with special needs and chronic illnesses.

Check-in for the 5K race will start at 6:00 am at Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, MO and the race will begin at 7:40 am. Along the race route will be refreshments and live entertainment.

Each paid race entry will receive a Tech running shirt and event goodie bag. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female, top masters (over 40) male and female and 1st place in each age division male and female. After registering to run, start a fundraising team here and ask friends and family to support you as you run to help provide life-changing opportunities to kids with special needs and chronic illnesses. All proceeds from the Big Party Half Marathon and 5K will go towards helping send people with special needs and chronic illnesses to a life-changing week at Camp Barnabas through the camper scholarship fund.

The 5K course will start and end at Jordan Valley Park 735 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO.

Along the route will be live entertainment and refreshments. Two person or four person relay team course is available for half marathon only.

Stroll

We invite all people with special needs and chronic illnesses to participate in our Stroll event on April 1 at 7:45 AM, before our Half Marathon and 5K event. Strollers will complete a short distance walk at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E Trafficway, Springfield, MO 65806, as our runners, our volunteers and the community cheer them on! Each stroll participant will receive a finisher's medal, t-shirt and the recognition as the faces of our Big Party Half Marathon and 5K event. We want to show the community, our runners, and our volunteers what Barnabas is all about and we want all people with special needs to experience a little piece of Barnabas. We invite all stroll participants to volunteer afterwards or join us for the Big Party at our finish line at Jordan Valley Park for food, games and entertainment. To register, email below. Start a fundraising team here and ask friends and family for support as you stroll to raise money for campers with special needs and chronic illnesses. All proceeds from the Big Party Half Marathon and 5K will go towards helping send people with special needs and chronic illnesses to a life-changing week at Camp Barnabas through the camper scholarship fund.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick Up
Friday, March 31
Camp Barnabas Springfield Office
3322 S Campbell Ave Suite C
Springfield, MO 65807
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

OR

Day of the race check-in starting at 6:00am, Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, MO

TEAM CAPTAINS

We have chosen four very special Camp Barnabas campers to represent our four Big Party Half Marathon & 5K teams: Team Blue, Team Orange, Team Yellow and Team Green! Each half marathon and 5K runner will be assigned a team color and captain at Packet Pick Up. All team captains will be present at Packet Pick Up and race day for you to meet. You wil be running for your team captain on race day. Your team captain will be participating in their own race: The Big Party Stroll! The Big Party Stroll will take place at Jordan Valley Park before the half marathon & 5K start. Cheer on your team captain as they compete and win their own medal. You will then see your team captain at the finish line cheering you on and passing out medals. Feel free to come decked out in your team colors with lots of team spirit!

Benefitting

100% of the proceeds from the Big Party Run go to Camp Barnabas Camper Scholarship Fund to provide life-changing experiences for people with special needs and chronic illnesses.

Questions?

For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.


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