Runners Lace Up For The Joplin Memorial Run – May 19
Runners are lacing up for the Joplin Memorial Run this Saturday.
The Joplin Memorial Run began in 2012 as a way to honor the lives lost in the May 22nd, 2011 tornado. The EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin and Duquesne and claimed the lives of 161 of our friends, family and loved ones. The memorial event has also helped raise money to support the rebuilding effort and construction of memorials.
The 2018 Joplin Memorial Run will include a half marathon, 4 person half marathon relay, 5K and a kids run. The runs will be held Saturday, May 19th, 2018.
The half marathon begins at 6:30 a.m. Banners bearing the names of the 161 lives lost will line the beginning and end of the route.
The 5K will start at 6:45 a.m. and the kid’s run is from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The KOAM/FOX 14 hydration station team (sporting tie-dye this year) is excited to help once again. We look forward to seeing all the runners! Be safe, stay hydrated!