The Boys and Girls's Club Hero Run at State Fair Community College raised nearly $13,000 for the Club over the weekend.

BGCWCM - Hero Run
BGCWCM - Hero Run

Club Communications Director Emily Jarrett said, “We’re so thankful for all of our sponsors and everyone who turned out to race. It’s always inspiring to see so many people run and walk for a great cause.”

Previously, the Boys & Girls Club annual 5K was a “Glow Run” that took place in the evening, but this year’s event focused on heroes, encouraging supporters to run as their favorite hero, run in honor of a hero, and run to be a hero for local children, according to a press release from the Boys and Girls of West Central Missouri.

The Hero Run 5K took place Saturday at State Fair Community College. The 5K event featured multiple local “heroes,” including the Pettis County Ambulance District, Sedalia Police Department, Sedalia Fire Department, Missouri National Guard, the DARE car, and Pettis County Sheriff’s Office.

“Sedalia and our surrounding communities have always been great supporters of the Boys & Girls Club, and the more than 2,000 children we serve each year,” Jarrett said. “We’d like to thank everyone who raced, volunteered, sponsored, and even cheered on our runners – it was a great event.”

To see race times and photos visit the Boys & Girls Club website, at

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