Memorial Run sneak preview

Memorial Run sneak preview

Runners got the chance to check out the courses for this year’s Joplin Memorial Run on Sunday. The courses for the 5K, 10K, and half marathon were all set up for local runners to experience, before the May 17th and 18th run.

Organizers hope the preview gives some local runners who took the time to do their homework a bit of an advantage when race day comes.

“I think it gives us hometown runners a little bit of an advantage when you know what to expect. You know where the hilly parts of the race are. You know where, maybe it’s a little flatter and you have a chance to speed up a little bit,” said orgainzer Jenna Mutz.

2019 will be the first year for the 10K race at the Joplin Memorial Run.