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Joplin Memorial Run

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 12 Dec 2020

Previous date: 16 May 2020

About Joplin Memorial Run

The Joplin Memorial Run was created to honor the 161 people that lost thier lives as a result of the May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri. The event started in 2003 and was known as the Boomtown Run until the name was changed in 2011. 

The race takes runners along a course with plenty of hills and long, steady ascents through the streets of Joplin, Mo. The race previously was part of this southwestern Missouri town’s annual Boomtown Days festival, which draws an estimated 40,000 attendees each year for live music concerts, fireworks, a car, truck and motorcycle show and more.

Since 2009 the event event includes a half-marathon along with our traditional 5k. Both courses are USATF-certified.

Distances

Liberty Utilities 5K

  • 5km

Sparklight 10K

  • 10km

Freeman Half Marathon

  • 21.097km
Start:

Memorial Hall at 8th & Joplin Street

Joplin,us

Highlights

Starting from downtown Joplin, marathoners will run on city streets, passing through the path of the May 22nd tornado. In addition, runners will pass through the cities medical district, several of Joplin’s established neighborhoods, city parks, and golf courses.Event details and schedule

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.