The Aurora Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting registrations for next Friday's Present Run 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk.

This year's race will begin at 7 p.m. at the Houn' Dawg Alumni and Outreach Center (old armory) at 409 West Locust and travel out and back to White Park.

Runners/walkers may pre-register for $10 and an unwrapped toy per person before 5 p.m. on December 6. Day of race registration (from 6-6:45 p.m.) will cost $15 and an unwrapped toy. Toys will be donated to Hope for the Holidays.

Participants may register in person at the Chamber office, by mail to Aurora COC, P.O. Box 257, Aurora, MO 65605, by phone at 678-2187 or 678-4150 or through PayPal to

Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in each age division. Masters will receive a medal and trophy, and awards will be given to individuals and teams wearing the "craziest Christmas attire." All registered runners will receive a #thepresentrun stocking cap.

With questions or for more information, call 678-4150 or email