Fun Run

Lace up your running shoes and join us for the 21st annual Kitchen 5k Fun Run on May 12, presented by CU Community Credit Union. All proceeds benefit the children at The Kitchen’s Family Nurturing Center. In 2011, the Family Nurturing Center received a check for $16,882. To date, almost $182,000 has been raised to benefit this community.

If running’s not your sport…bring your puppy for the one-mile Mutt Strutt. There’s even a special pet costume contest with celebrity judges, plus vendors and nonprofit agencies from our animal community.

The event is held at City Utilities Main Office, 301 East Central. The Mutt Strutt starts promptly at 8 a.m., and the 5k race/walk begins at 8:15 a.m.

For more information, call 417-831-8630. Registration forms are available here or register online at

5K Fun Run & Mutt Strutt Information:

Start/finish at City Utilities Main Office, 301 East Central, Springfield, MO


  • Forms available at and on-line registration at
  • Preregistration: BY MAIL - $10 for ages 12 & under, $20 for ages 13 & up
    Check must accompany registration form and, if mailed, be received by May 4.
    PACKET PICKUP - May 11, City Utilities Training Center (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Day of Race: $15 for ages 12 & under, $25 for ages 13 & up
    May 12, City Utilities Training Center (7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.)

Make checks payable to The Kitchen 5k Fun Run. Official 5k Fun Run & Mutt Strutt shirts available in limited quantities at packet pickup and the day of the race.

Mutt Strutt:

  • One-mile walk: Limit one, properly leashed and controlled dog per owner (18 years or older). Current rabies vaccination required. We reserve the right to turn dogs away.

City Utilities of Springfield, CU Community Credit Union, Mercy, CoxHealth, Assemblies of God Run/Walk Team, IBEW Local 753, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, Springfield Pets Guide, Bogofetch, Precision Muscular Therapy and Massage, Qdoba Mexican Grill and White House Xpress Screen-Printing