Join us for the 8th annual OneSolePurpose 5K/10K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk

Since 2010 OneSolePurpose has given away over 20,000 pairs of new shoes to students here in the Springfield area. Our 5K/10K run is one of our biggest fund raisers. Thanks to our generous sponsors, your registration fee is used 100% for the purchase of new shoes. You run and a local student will receive a new pair of shoes. That is a Win-Win right there.


Packet pickup is Friday September 7th from 10am-6pm and Saturday September 8th from 6:30am-7:30am at High Street Baptist Church. We encourage everyone to try and pick up on Friday. 

Different payment options available for runners:

  • Two pricing options for registering. You can forgo getting a shirt and pay a discounted price or pay the normal price and get the shirt. Pick wisely.
  • NOTE: The 1-mile fun walk starts at High Street, goes south to Chestnut Exp and then back to the church.

This race offers the following:

  • Accurate course distances
  • Challenging courses in scenic Eastern part of Springfield. Courses are well-marked, with volunteers
  • Aid-Stations and Port-A-Potties along 5K/10K Routes
  • Post run water and snacks for runners
  • Awards for top three finishers in the following age divisions:
    • 14 and under
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70 and up
  • Trophy and prizes for top female and male finishers for both the 5K and 10K & Master's Division (40+)
  • The team with the most paid participants will receive a trophy and a prize for every member of the team. Team members must consist of at least 75% runners. Be sure to fill in the team section of the registration form if you are participating on a team.

Thank you to our sponsors who make this OneSolePurpose Event possible. Please let them know you appreciate their commitment to helping provide new shoes for kids.



Be a part of Springfield's first 5K race series and help provide resources to help local students be successful - The Run Across Springfield 5K Race Series. Register and participate in The OneSolePurpose 5K, The Panther Run 5K (Oct 6th) and the Bass Pro/News-Leader 5K (Nov 4th) and run/walk in three unique 5Ks in different parts of Springfield.

Not only will you receive each race's swag, you will also receive an addition cool shirt and participation medal. The Run Across Springfield shirt and medal will be given out at the completion of the Bass Pro/News-Leader 5K. There is a $5 charge to participate in the race series in addition to each individual race registration fee. This is a one-time fee which you will pay when registering for the OneSolePurpose race and is non-refundable whether or not you complete the series. Choose the Run Across Springfield 5K Series when registering. Have questions? Email for more info.


Thank you to Rick's Automotive for sponsoring the Run Across Springfield 5K Series. Visit Rick's Automotive today and tell them thanks for supporting kids in the Ozarks!

Want to donate to OneSolePurpose or sponsor the 5K/10K Run? Click the link below to donate now