As spring blossoms, the 31st annual Neosho Dogwood Run will commence through Neosho neighborhoods on Saturday.

Enter either the 5K (3.1 miles) run or 1 mile walk through a section of the Neosho Dogwood Tour in one of six separate age categories for men and women: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 and over.

The Dogwood Run begins at 9 a.m. from Neosho High School. Awards will be presented for the 5K run, with an awards ceremony immediately following the race. Plaques will be awarded the top male and female winners; and medals will be presented to the first, second and third place runners in each age category. All entries will receive a dogwood tree. Refreshments will be provided.

Pre-register by mail to: 901 S. Ripley, Neosho, 64850, or call 389-0332. Advanced registration is $8, and it’s $10 the day of the race. The Dogwood Run is sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank and Great Southern Bank.