Lions on a fun run in Joplin

The kinesiology department at Missouri Southern State University held their annual Lion 5K World Tour event on Sunday.

The event cost runners ten dollars to register, and was open to the public.

And of course, you can’t have a 5K without t-shirts, music, fitness and friends! There were even medals given out to the participants at the end of the 5K.

The kinesiology department holds the event to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

“The most exciting part is getting to see a smile on everybody’s faces and stuff like that. To see people from all around the school you might know or don’t know and to see them complete and finish a goal, that’s pretty cool to see,” said student Michael Million.

The proceeds from the event go towards the kinesiology department’s scholarship fund.