Joplin Memorial Run | Rufus Racing

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Friday & Saturday
May 17-18, 2019

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Joplin Memorial Run

The Joplin Memorial Run 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 17
Noon-8 PM Runner Expo

6 PM Sign Design's Kid's Run
7 PM Walk of Silence 

Saturday May 18
6:30 AM Half Marathon, 4 Person Half Marathon Relay 
6:45 AM Empire 5k

Join us for Joplin's biggest running weekend!