May The Forest Be With You 5K

May The Forest Be With You 5K

Landreth Park (map)

Joplin Parks and Recreation proudly presents May The Forest Be With You 5k run in conjunction with Joplin’s Annual Earth Day Celebration.  This event celebrates National Arbor Day, the 10-year anniversary of the Joplin Arboretum, and the 11th year Tree City USA designation.

Enjoy a morning 5k run through Joplin’s Landreth Park and the Frisco Trail, and then stick around for the Annual Earth Day Celebration.  There will be educational booths, workshops, live music, food vendors, and a plant sale.

Registrations received by April 12, 2019, will guarantee a T-shirt.

Runners will receive:
Official men’s/women’s cut race shirt
Finisher Medal
3-gallon tree, compliments of Liberty Utilities
Timed Results
Age group awards will be given to the top runner in each 10 year age group.

Event brought to you by Liberty Utilities, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Wildcat Park Friends Group, Joplin Tree Board, and Missouri Master Naturalist.

For more information or to register, click HERE.

Yellow Brick Road 5K

Yellow Brick Road 5K

MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium (map)

Start gathering your team now for Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism’s 12th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness and our first-ever non-competitive 5K! Walk or run in honor of a loved one, family member or friend with autism, and promote autism awareness and acceptance.

Oz-themed costumes and team shirts are encouraged. Members of the same team may participate in different events. A resource fair will follow the events.

All proceeds benefit program development and scholarship assistance at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism.

Outdoor 5K Registration (Includes t-shirt)

One-Mile Walk Registration (T-shirt $5 extra)
Kids 2 and under walk for free!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Check-In

9:00 AM
Yellow Brick Road 5K Begins

9:00 AM
One-Mile Walk Begins

For more information or to register, click HERE.

Up and Over Obstacle Challenge

Up and Over Obstacle Challenge

The Up And Over Obstacle Challenge is back for the 4th year with bigger and better obstacles!  Have a blast creek running, mud crawling, hay bale leaping, climbing, and fire leaping the course located at Hope City Church in Joplin. 

DISTANCE OPTIONS:

  • A Lot of Up and Over consists of 3 miles of obstacles spread throughout the course.

  • A Little Up and Over will have 1 mile of obstacles.

TEAM COMPETITION: Teams of 4 can register for the Up & Over Team Competition.  Team members must complete each obstacle together and finish together. 

Register today! 

Dude's Donut Dash

Dude's Donut Dash

The Dude's Donut Dash returns as one of the craziest events you have ever entered. Let's break down how this works in the two distances offered:

The Mouthwatering Mile: Take off as fast as you want, or hang back at the starting gun and devour an entire Dude's glazed for a 2 minute deduction (only 1 donut allowed per station) from your overall time. Show one of the judges you have eaten completely, get a stamp on your bib, and then head out. At the 1/2 mile turn is another chance at a 2 minute deduction by downing another Dude's glazed. Show the judge, get a stamp, and make your way to the finish. To clarify: Runner 1 runs, eats nothing, and runs a 6:30 mile. A 6:30 mile is his or her time. Runner 2 runs, eats 2, runs a 10:00 mile, but nets a 6:00 mile for the donut deductions. Runner 2 is your winner in this scenario.

A Sweet 3 Miles: Same over all concept as the Mouthwatering Mile, except everyone takes off at the same time without a starting line donut and make their way to 5 stations on the course with 4 minute deductions per station. Judge must see and stamp. That equates to 20 minutes of potential time deduction on the course with 5 eaten (maximum). Runner 1 clips off a 21 minute 3 mile race and eats nothing; runner 2 jogs a 40 and nets a 20 minute event. Runner 2 is your winner. 

All runners will receive a unique finisher award at the end of the race. Participants of the 3 mile challenge will receive an event shirt. Guarantee your shirt if you register by June 1st.

Register today!

Freedom 321

Freedom 321

The Freedom 321 returns with a 3 Mile, 2 Mile, & 1 Mile race to start your July 4th celebrations! Celebrating everything that is American, we're running miles, not kilometers, in celebration of Independence Day. #runmilesnotkilometers

Fore more information or to register, click HERE.

Cowboy Mile

Cowboy Mile

The Freedom 321's Cowboy Mile is a great way to start your July 4th celebrations! Celebrating everything that is American, we're running miles, not kilometers, in celebration of Independence Day. Bring out your western wear because this event will be ran in cowboy/girl boots! Overall Cowgirl and Cowboy winners will take home $250! #runmilesnotkilometers

Includes: 
T-Shirt - Guaranteed through 6/14/19 
Finisher Medal 

$250 to first place male and female 

Register now.

PACKET PICKUP:
Early packet pickup will be held on July 3rd, from 12 PM - 4 PM.
Same day packet pickup and registration will be held at the starting line on Wednesday, July 4th from 7:00 - 7:40 AM.

Angry Bull Sizzling Six Shooter

Angry Bull Sizzling Six Shooter

The Sizzling Six Shooter is back on this flat and fast crushed limestone trail. The loop is 25K per down and back. We have special turn for the 5K, 15K, and the final loop of the 30K & 80K. The aid stations are the best in business and you will see aid 4 times per loop including an unmanned station. The course will be open for 12 hours.  80K and 50K will have 12 hours, and everyone else will have 6 hours. You will be awarded the last loop completed within the time limit. Check in will be required at each aid station and no crew is allowed outside of the aid stations (instant DQ if busted). Pacers allowed from 50K on for those running the 80K.  They must be bibbed with a pacer bib (no charge) & sign a waiver before joining you. Upgrades and downgrades allowed until May 13th. No bib transfers allowed. No virtual options.

REGISTER today

Signup to volunteer and be a crucial piece of each runner's success in this incredibly difficult event.

Svitak Freedom Ride

Svitak Freedom Ride

MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium (map)

In honor of Phil Svitak, Night Stalkers and all fallen servicemen.

Life lost in the mountains of Afghanistan, memory survived through his love of cycling. Take a ride with Phil's family and friends to remember those lost in battle and bring joy home to kids for Christmas! Proceeds from the Svitak Freedom Ride goes to buy bikes for children of military families at Christmas time. We have a goal of 50+ bikes every year.

Salute and ride options of 10 mile, 25 mile, 40 mile, 62 mile, 80 mile and 100 mile. 

Twelveone is here to provide you with a great time with some awesome swag, course assistance with the best aid stations in the business and facilitate some sweet new bikes for kids! The Svitak Family thanks you for joining them on this journey!

Mother Road Marathon 2019

Mother Road Marathon 2019

The Mother Road Marathon is back for 2019. This is one of the most unique marathon and half marathon offerings in the United States and beyond. The Mother Road Marathon navigates 6 communities through 3 states on historic Route 66, while the Mother Road Half Marathon participants travel 4 towns in 2 states on their way to the eventual finish in Joplin, MO.

More information can be found at motherroad.run.

Twilight Thriller

Twilight Thriller

Join us on October 26th, for a unique twist on a typical 5K. This Halloween themed 5K Run/Walk encourages participants to dress in costume. Sign up as a walker (move at your own pace), runner (carry flags and run from zombies) or a Zombie (take flags from runners). If not able to come to the event, sign up for the virtual run and submit your time via the "Zombies, Run!" app. With pre-race entertainment, chip timing, several categories of costume awards, age category awards, music, and other surprises; the entire family will have a scary good time.

Included: T-Shirt Guaranteed by 10/11/19, Finisher Medal

Register today!

36 Hours of Jack

36 Hours of Jack

36 Hours Of Jack is BACK! We have 8 CERTIFIED distances on this flat and fast crushed limestone trail. The loop is 25K per round. We have special turn for the 5K, 15K, and the final loop of the 100 miler. The aid stations are the best in business and you will see aid 4 times per loop including an unmanned station. The course will be open for 36 hours, but that only applies to the 200K and 100 mile event. 100K will have 24 hours, 80K will have 18, 50K will have 12, and everyone else has 6. Check in will be required at each aid station and no crew is allowed outside of the aid stations (instant DQ if busted). Pacers allowed for runners going over 50K and they must be bibbed with a pacer bib (no charge). Upgrades and downgrades allowed until November 1st. No bib transfers allowed. No virtual options. 

REGISTER today.  

VOLUNTEER to play a vital role in each runners success at these incredible distances.