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Weather plans, road closures for the 2019 Joplin Memorial Run

From Joplin Memorial Run:

Joplin Memorial Run Weather Plan Update Friday 5.17.19

We continue our chances of possible storms during the half marathon race so we will continue to monitor the weather and keep you updated.

I'll send the last email weather update tomorrow morning at 3:30 AM. Any updates after that will be announced at race site. If it's raining I'll open Memorial Hall open so you can stay dry.

Remember it is highly unlikely we will cancel even if there are storms. We have options to delay start, modify, and shorten courses if needed.

For now, ALL events are a go as planned!
Ruth Sawkins, Race Director

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City of Joplin: In conjunction with the Joplin Memorial Run committee, the City of Joplin reminds citizens that several road and/or lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The run map shows the route; however, event officials note that some sections of the course are closed, although much of it will be a controlled traffic area.

Click here for the map

In addition, Joplin Street will be closed from 7th to 19th street on Friday, May 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Walk of Silence. 

Drivers are advised to use caution in these areas. There will also heavy pedestrian traffic along several streets throughout the city as spectators cheer runners on the course.  Motorists may wish to seek alternate routes during the times of the run.
 
The City and JMR officials thank the public for their cooperation and support of this event.  


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