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MBU 5K Freedom Run for Ronald Registration Opens

Lace up your sneakers Spartans to raise money for our neighbor — metro St. Louis Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Photo Supplied by Sheila Danhoff


Missouri Baptist University will host the 5K Freedom Run for Ronald at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, starting at the main campus and ending at the Mercy Children’s Hospital.

The run/walk will benefit the metro St. Louis Ronald McDonald House Charities.

More than 160 runners participated in last year’s run/walk.

This will be the fifth year MBU has hosted the 5K with RMHC.

Since 1981 the RMHC has served as a home away from home for families with seriously ill children.

Families of children with serious illness or injuries are provided a place to stay, as well as support services at hospitals, sibling support, scholarships and grants.

To watch how the RMHC and how it has affected many families please click here.

Registration is $25 and $8 for any MBU undergraduates.

An elite running jacket will be awarded to the first place male and female runners.

Organizers are looking for 50-60 volunteers to help run the event.

“I think helping plan this event can be very beneficial because it gives me experience in planning different types of events like the 5K and it builds leadership skills,” said graduate student and volunteer coordinator, Nathan Stachowski.

Volunteers will be coordinated before the event and can contact Guy Danhoff at

Any runners are eligible for participation prizes.

Runners can learn more about the RMHC, rest, eat snacks, stay for the awards ceremony and socialize before catching a ride on a shuttle back to MBU.

More Information can be found at and be sure to follow the hash tag #MBU5k on Twitter for the latest updates.


Caitlyn Chase

Caitlyn Chase, a senior public relations major from Chicago, is a staff writer for MBU Timeline. Chase is on the MBU women's wrestling team. She is a two time All-American for the Spartans.


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