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Every year we like to throw a little party. Ok, a big party. It's called the Big Party Half Marathon & 5K. At this party, we like to show our community a little glimpse into what we do at Camp Barnabas. Also, all proceeds from this event go to our Camper Scholarship Fund that helps send over half of our campers to camp with at least a partial scholarship. Last weekend, on April 11, we threw our big party. We had 700 runners signed up, 150 volunteers, several campers and all of our full time staff partying--Camp Barnabas style--at Jordan Valley Park in Springfield, MO. We had confetti, balloons, live music, food, inflatables, face painting, superheroes... it was a blast! Along the race route, we had live entertainment and music to keep our runners encouraged. We started our event with a Camper Stroll where several of our campers completed a route across the finish line and received a medal. Four of these campers were our special Team Captains. Each runner was assigned a team color and team captain to run for. We want to thank all of our runners, volunteers and entertainment for helping to make our event awesome. We hope that you will join us next year! Be looking out for a video soon highlighting all of the fun! 

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