Rufus Racing

Friday & Saturday
May 19-20, 2017

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Joplin Memorial Marathon

The Joplin Memorial Marathon was created as a way to honor the 161 people who lost their lives in the May 22, 2011 tornado and to provide hope to the Joplin community while at the same time staging a first class event that runners will come back for again and again. All races will begin in front of Memorial Hall at 8th & Joplin Street in downtown Joplin. Joplin Street is one block directly west of Main Street.


FRIDAY MAY 19
Noon-8 PM Runner Expo
Sign Designs Kid's Run 6 PM
Walk of Silence 7 PM
Saturday May 20
6:30 AM Freeman Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5 Person Marahton Relay
7 AM Empire 5k

Join us for Joplin's biggest running weekend!