E-Newsletter 2/8/17
Reindeer Run 5K Poster

Reindeer Run 5K

Put on your running shoes for the 9th Annual Reindeer Run 5K to be held on Friday, December 1, 2017! The 5K begins at 7:00 p.m.; the race route begins at J.R. Martin Park and will take you through downtown Republic and then finish back at J.R. Martin Park. 

Fees for the Reindeer Run 5K are $25.00 in advance ($17.00 with the donation of an unwrapped gift), $30.00 on race day ($22.00 with the donation of an unwrapped gift); all gifts will be donated to People Helping People in Republic to help them with their holiday assistance program for families in the Republic community. Medals and stocking caps will be awarded to the top three males and females in each age division; the fastest overall male and female along with the fastest overall male and female masters (40+) will receive a plaque and a Reindeer Run fleece jacket. Age groups are as follows: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and up. Registration forms and course maps are available at the Republic Community Center or on our website. Registration can also be completed online at actnowracing.com (processing fees apply).  


Breakfast with Santa Flyer

Breakfast with Santa

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting their annual “Breakfast with Santa” event on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. in the Republic Activities Building (next to the Republic Community Center).  A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served for $3.00 per plate.  In addition, Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit with the kids and take photos!  You may take your own photos, or Parks & Rec. staff can do it for you for $1.00 per picture.  Crafts will also be available!  Don’t miss your chance to tell Santa what you want this Christmas!  No registration is necessary for this event.  


Youth Volleyball

Winter Youth Volleyball Registration

Republic Parks & Recreation is currently taking registrations for the Winter Youth Volleyball league. Youth Volleyball is open to teams and individuals in 3rd – 6th grade. Registration will be open through Friday, December 29.

The eight-game season will begin the week of January 22, 2018; all games will be played at the Republic Community Center. Game days are as follows: 3rd and 4th Grade – Monday/Tuesday; 5th & 6th Grade – Tuesday/Thursday. Grades may be combined depending on the number of teams registered.   

The league fee is $250.00 per team ($25.00 discount for resident teams).  For more information or to register an individual, contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500.  This program will rely on volunteer coaches to make it successful.


Republic Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Bricks on Sale Through November 30

In July of 2014, The City of Republic officially opened and dedicated the Republic Veterans Memorial to all those men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. The memorial is located within J.R. Martin Park at the entrance of The Amp (300 E. Hines, Republic, MO). The main fundraiser for the memorial was through the sale of honorary bricks which allowed citizens the opportunity to contribute to the Republic Veterans Memorial construction fund while honoring a veteran. To date, just over 375 bricks have been placed within the memorial along the walkways. 

Bricks are once again on sale and all bricks purchased by November 30 will be placed within the memorial in the spring of 2018. Citizens may purchase 4” x 8” bricks as an everlasting tribute to a past, present, or future veteran dear to you. The $100.00 donation will purchase a brick that can be engraved with three lines of text with twenty characters per line. If you would like to include the symbol from the veteran’s branch of service to the right of his or her information, the brick can be engraved with three lines of text with twelve characters per line. Every person who orders a brick also receives a mini replica of their brick as a keepsake. Additional funds raised by the sale of bricks will be used to further improve the memorial.

The official Republic Veterans Memorial Brick Order Form is available at the Republic Community Center or online at www.theamprepublic.com.  


School's Out Program

School's Out Program Registration Open for Winter Break

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be offering several School’s Out Program dates during Republic School District’s Winter Break. The program will be in session on December 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and January 2. Field trips for these dates include Village Pottery, Republic Ninja Warrior Sports, Glow Golf, The OC Indoor Aquatic Center, the Discovery Center, and Andy B's. The cost for this program is $20.00 per child, per day and is non-refundable. The fee includes all field trips and activities. Children ages 6 (or in Kindergarten) to 12 are welcome to attend. The program runs from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. A lunch and a snack must be sent with your child each day they attend the program. A detailed list of field trips and activities is available at the Republic Community Center. 

Pre-registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration. There must be a minimum of 10 children registered 48 hours in advance of each date to run the program; please register early to ensure that dates are not cancelled! Registration can be done at the Republic Community Center located at 711 E. Miller Road. Due to staffing requirements and field trip costs, all fees are non-refundable and cannot be credited to future dates.  


RAC Early Bird Passes

Early Bird RAC Passes

The Republic Aquatic Center is offering discounted “Early Bird” Season Passes for the 2018 season through March 16, 2018.  Pricing information is as follows:

2018 Resident Season Pass (Single/Initial Family Member)
Regular Price: $100.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $85.00, Savings: $15.00

2018 Resident Season Pass (Each Additional Family Member)
Regular Price: $20.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $15.00; Savings: $5.00

2018 Non-Resident Season Pass (Single/Initial Family Member)
Regular Price: $120.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $105.00; Savings: $15.00

2018 Non-Resident Season Pass (Each Additional Family Member)
Regular Price: $25.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $20.00; Savings: $5.00


Season passes make great gifts for the kids!  “Early Bird” passes can be purchased at the Republic Community Center front desk.  Please note that “The Huna” is not included in the price of a season pass; those wishing to ride this specialty attraction must pay a $2.00 daily fee. 


Republic Tigers Lacrosse

Republic Tigers Lacrosse

Republic Parks & Recreation is accepting registrations for the 2018 season of the Republic Tigers Lacrosse program. Leagues are available for boys in grades 5-12 and girls in grades 9-12 in the Southwest Missouri area. Practice begins in January 2018; games will begin in late February 2018.

Two leagues will be offered for boy’s lacrosse – Jr. High and High School. The Jr. High league (grades 5-8) is $200.00 per player. The High School league (grades 9-12) is $275.00 per player. Fees include equipment rental, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership. All equipment and uniform items must be returned at the end of the season. 

The girl’s league (High School, grades 9-12) is $160.00 per player and includes equipment rental, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership. All equipment and uniform items must be returned at the end of the season. 

Registration will be open through December 29. Payment is due at the time of registration.  



Want more information about a program?

For more information about any of our programs, call us at 732-3500, visit us online at www.republicmo.com, or like us on Facebook!


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