Join us on Saturday, July 15th 2023 for the 9th annual Ozarks Teen Challenge Run For Hope 5K!

McCauley Park in Nixa (701 N Taylor Way, Nixa, Missouri)

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Volunteer Signup

Location: McCauley Park in Nixa, MO (701 N Taylor Way)

Race Day Registration and Check-In: 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM 

5K Start Time: 9 AM (Awards ceremony, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors and activities following the 5K)

5K Entry Fee: Register by June 30, 2023  $35 – June 30, 2023 to Race Day $40  /  Includes participant T-shirt and medal. Please note that shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed. Please check in as early as possible to ensure you receive the size you want. Shirts available on event day only. 

5K Virtual Entry Fee: Pre-Registered by June 30, 2023  $45 /  Includes participant T-shirt and medal, shipping and handling. 

Half-Pint Dash:  $15  /  Includes participant T-shirt. Please note that shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed. Please check in as early as possible to ensure you receive the size you want. Shirts available on event day only. 

Participants must register by June 30, 2023 to be guaranteed a T-shirt & participant medal.

Awards: Overall Male & Female Winners  /  Top Overall Male & Female Winners in each Age Division: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over

Come join us and:

  • Run/Walk/Jog/Roll the 5K
  • Receive a 2023 5K T-shirt and participant medal
  • Enjoy fun activities for the entire family
  • Enjoy some tasty treats and food
  • Support an incredible cause!

About Ozarks Teen Challenge

Since 2007, Ozarks Teen Challenge has remained steadfast in its mission to put hope within reach of young men ages 13 to 17 who have struggled with life-controlling issues through their faith-based residential program that is focused on each student’s personal, social, academic, physical, and spiritual growth. Located 30 miles south of Springfield, in Branson West, Missouri, Ozarks Teen Challenge serves families from Southwest Missouri and across the nation as one of only thirteen national Teen Challenge programs for adolescent boys.

The Cause

In July of 2014, several staff members and 9 students set out to accomplish a goal…complete the Bass Pro Half-Marathon. Their slogan: “One Team, One Dream, Finishers!” That first marathon team accomplished that goal with every member finishing in under 2 hours and 25 minutes.

In March, two more teams will set out to conquer the Little Rock, Arkansas Half & Full-Marathons, respectively. The students on these teams learned the value of hard work, dedication, and teamwork. They learned that they could accomplish more than they ever imagined and that relying on other people to help you along the way is vital.

So why host a 5K? We want our students and their families to be able to join together with the larger Ozarks community to support one another… to take a stand against addiction in our community and to support our current and future students who are so desperately in need of encouragement. All funds raised during this event will go towards our Student Scholarship Fund. This fund is crucial to maintaining our ability to assist households of all income levels enroll their sonshelping put hope within reach of the many families calling out for help every month.

So join us as “One Team” with “One Dream” and become “Finishers!”

Questions? Call 417-272-3784 or email Jason Nill ([email protected]).

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Kent & Tarah Greve

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

 Convoy of Hope • Fleet Feet • Ozarks Coca Cola