We work with three Official Charities in preparation of our events: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, The Ozark Greenways, Inc. and Wonders of Wildlife. All three organizations help to manage our events. The Ozark Greenways helps manage the Greenways where our runners and walkers frequently train, Wonders of Wildlife helps with the on-course animals and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks makes the impossible possible by managing all event volunteers. These groups are in integral part of the success of our events and valuable team members. Each group is a beneficiary of the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival.
Our 2013 Partner Charities will be running, walking and biking with us to raise money for their charities while raising awareness of their purpose. We hope you will consider participating on behalf of a charity or making a donation to support their efforts in our community.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
To learn more about The National Alliance , visit
The American Cancer Society of Springfield, MO
Team ACS unites YOU with a very important mission: the mission to save lives from all types of cancer! Together with their millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
Everyone is different. That's why they American Cancer Society offers a comprehensive marathon, half marathon and triathlon training program geared for beginners, experienced athletes and all levels in between. You will train to complete one of the Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival events as you raise money for the fight against cancer.
The Team ACS program includes: guaranteed free race entry into one of several events; free ACS T-shirt; free coached-group workouts; customized training plans for your level of experience; access to experienced coaches and staff; free race weekend pasta dinner; race-day support; workshops/clinics.
Contact information: Carla Randall, 417-447-1479; Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the American Cancer Society and their events, visit www.cancer.org.
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
Mission- To Build self –esteem, self-confidence and everyday life skills therefore enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities through education, sports competition and new opportunities. Champion Athletes of the Ozarks has a focus on wellness and fitness. A large majority of their athletes have poor balance, coordination and muscle tone. Participation in wellness and fitness activities is something they work into the everyday lives of their program participants. Running for Champion Athletes of the Ozarks makes you a Champion in the eyes of all the kids and adults with disabilities within this program.
Contact Information: Susan Miles, 417-890-1599; email@example.com
For more information about Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, visit www.championathletes.org.
OneSolePurpose exists for the purpose of restoring hope and God-given dignity by providing basic necessities, like shoes, to those currently in need. OneSolePurpose is currently partnering with individuals, churches and businesses to provide new shoes to the 5700 children in the Springfield Public Schools Title1 elementary programs by encouraging the adoption of a single child, classroom, grade, hall or entire school. They are raising funds to meet the need for their fall 2012 delivery day. Their vision is to see individuals, churches and businesses come together to support the schools and children in need in our community.
Contact information: Jennifer Adank, 505-489-3154; firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on OneSolePurpose, visit www.onesolepurpose.com.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the run seeks to empower girls grades 3-8 in the Springfield area by teaching them that they are capable of achieving their goals, no matter the obstacles in their way. Girls on the Run uses running and walking to help girls learn to believe in themselves. Local adults help coach the girls in the after-school program, also teaching girls other valuable life lessons.
SoleMates is a team of athletes, both male and female that help these girls achieve their goals through fundraising to meet the needs of the girls. Right now registration to be a SoleMate is only $10 (to cover your team shirt) and we ask every SoleMate to raise $262. That will enable two (2) local girls to participate in the program! Our Local GOTR® Chapter is called: GOTR Queen City, MO and we are one of the Charity Organizations for the Bass Pro Fall Fitness Festival – ANY race!
Girls on the Run is associated with the Ozarks Regional YMCA. For more information, contact Trish Hopkins, email@example.com.
Register to be a SoleMate today! Just go to: http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2043002
OR, if you’d just like to donate, just jump to: http://www.active.com/donate/GOTRQueenCity