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Homewood Suites is the 2017 Host Hotel of the Joplin Memorial Marathon.

Homewood Suites rate for runners is $129 a night (plus tax), but you must book by 5/5/2017

Click this link to get the special discount pricing
(make sure to mention Joplin Memorial Marathon if you call to book)

Phone: 417-623-1900 Address: 2642 E 32nd Street, Joplin, Missouri, 64804

  • Includes grab and go breakfast starting at 4 AM
  • Late checkout (if requested)
  • Busing to and from race site is provided from this hotel
  • Check out other amenities HERE

The Joplin Homewood Suites hotel has received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. They have also won numerous awards within the Homewood Suites brand, including being ranked number one out of all the Homewood Suites hotels in Overall Accommodations and Guest Service for third quarter in 2014. Their staff takes great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to their guests.

Shuttle/Bus Service From Hotels

Busing will be available from our host hotel: Homewood Suites and the following 3 hotels: Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden, and Fairfield. Runners and Spectators are welcome to ride the buses. Busing will be available at the hotels at 5:00 AM and the last bus will leave the race site headed back to the hotels at 1:00 PM. There is limited parking downtown. Please give yourself plenty of time to be to race site on time as the race will start promptly at 6:30 AM (for the marathon distances). Drop off and pickup point for race site is at Joplin & 7th Street. Please do not leave any items on the bus as you won’t return on the same one.

Other Hotel Options

Rates are per night and each includes a grab and go breakfast starting at 4 AM. Make sure to mention Joplin Memorial Marathon when booking. Late checkout is available if requested. Rates are valid until the day of the event, or whenever the block of rooms is sold out, whichever comes first.

Hampton Inn
Phone: 417-659-9900 Price: $119.00 (plus tax)

Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: 417-206-6700 Price: $129.00

Fairfield Inn
Phone: 417-624-7800 Price: $114.00


If you decide to spend a few days with us in Joplin, here are a couple of our favorite restaurants you should check out.

Cheddar’s - 3120 Hammons Blvd
Blackthorn Pizza - 510 S. Joplin Ave.
Crabbys Seafood - 815 West 7th Street
Hackett Hot Wings - 520 South Main Street
The Red Onion - 203 East 4th Street
Maria’s Mexican - 1901 East 32nd Street
Big R’s BBQ - 1220 East 15th Street
Eagle Drive In - 4224 Hearnes Blvd
Instant Karma - 527 S Main Street
The Bruncheonette - 424 N Main Street

If you would like more information about Joplin, check out www.visitjoplinmo.com

Local Running Hotspot

You cannot leave Joplin without visiting our local running store - Runaround Lifestyle & Running Co. Located only three blocks north east of the start/finish line, at 422 South Main St. Runaround Lifestyle & Running Co. can meet all your last minute race needs or come on over if you need some new gear after the race. With personal service and individual fitting process, Runaround Lifestyle & Running Co. is unlike any other sporting goods store.

Title Sponsors

  • Freeman Health System
  • JVM


  • Northwest Arkansas Naturals
  • Great Plains Financial Credit Union
  • YMCA
  • Sign Designs
  • Crossland Construction
  • Empire District
  • KJMK 93.9
  • KIX 102.5
  • Zimmer Radio Inc
  • 97.9 Big Dog
  • Kissin 92.5
  • Forest Park Baptist Church
  • chick-fil-a
  • KZRG 102.9
  • 88.3 The Wind
  • Joplin Electric
  • The Run Around
  • Midwestern Interactive
  • WalMart
  • General Mills
  • Countryside Self Storage
  • Joplin CVB
  • Fox14
  • Koam
  • Globe
  • Climate Tech
  • Arvest
  • Homewood Suites
  • Cheddars
  • Start Mechanical Supply
  • Show Me Magazine
  • Missouri Eagle
  • AMi Radio
  • Mets

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