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Habitat Home Run & Springfield’s Largest Water Balloon Fight are Saturday


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Who doesn’t want to heave a few water balloons? You’ll soon get your chance as, for the second year in a row, the Habitat Home Run & Springfield’s Largest Water Balloon Fight are this weekend!

Both events are on Saturday morning, August 27 and will aid the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper as well as the Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO. They also are sponsored by Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe and Great American Title Company.

What: The Habitat Home Run is a combination of a 1-mile walk and 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer runs. Those will begin in waves at 7 a.m. Even better, we’ll have folks lined up along the race route and armed with water guns ready to douse you.

More fun: A year after introducing Springfield’s Largest Water Balloon Fight, organizers will roll out a ton of water balloons in a nearby grassy area. The event is anticipated to begin at about 8 a.m. after the races end. Kids will also be treated to water slides, inflatables, food, music, an ice cream social and face painting.

Where: The events are returning to the parking lot of the Price Cutter Plus Supermarket in southwest Springfield, near the corner of Republic and Kansas Expressway. The address is 2021 W. Republic Road.

When: 7 a.m. for Habitat Home Run, 8 a.m. for Springfield’s Largest Water Balloon Fight

Registration: Entry fee for the Habitat Home Run is $20 for the one-mile walk, $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Add $5 for same-day registration. Mark your favorite charity and they’ll receive $5 of the entry fee. (Ages 5 and younger are free.) The water party is included in race registration for runners in the Habitat Home Run. Click here to register online or click here for a printable version.

Registration Timeline:

Pre-Registration: July 1 – August 26, 2016

Race day registration: 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.
Top 3 male and female participants in both 5k & 10k

Online at
Drop off or mail entries to: Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO; 2410 S. Scenic Ave, 65807. to download registration forms.

Packet Pick-up: at Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO; 2410 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807 on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All participants are encouraged to bring water blasters, super soakers, and other water toys! We ask that you please bring 25 pre-filled balloons to contribute to the water balloon fight! Event begins at 8 a.m., and all race participants welcome to participate.

Check out the race route here