Freeman Joplin Memorial Marathon presented by JVM Saturday Weather Update 5.20.17 3:00 AM All events will be held as scheduled. 4:30 AM- Early Start Full Marathon 6:30 AM- Full, Half, and Relay 7:00 AM- Empire 5k 12:30 PM- Sign Designs Kid’s Run Let’s DO THIS!!! Ruth Sawkins Race Director
Joplin Memorial Marathon Friday Weather Update 5.19.17 3:30 PM The Sign Designs Kid’s Run will be postponed to Saturday May 20 12:30 PM starting at Memorial Hall The Walk of Silence will be canceled. Kid’s Run packet pickup and signups are available until 8 PM at MSSU student center. All Saturday events are still on schedule. There will be an weather update at 3:30 AM for all Saturday events. Ruth Sawkins Race Director
The Runner Expo will be held as scheduled from noon-8 PM at the MSSU Beimdiek Student Center. It looks like the weather may clear tonight for the Sign Design Kid’s Run and Walk of Silence so we will wait until 3:30 PM to make another weather announcement for the status of those events.
Joplin Memorial Marathon Weather Plan Update The race will go on regardless of precipitation. If weather conditions present an imminent danger to participants and it is unsafe to proceed with the race, the event will be canceled. Less threatening conditions may result in an alteration of the course or race length to promote a safe result for participants. The Joplin Memorial Marathon safety team is actively monitoring weather conditions for race weekend. The runner expo on Friday May 19, will be held as scheduled from Noon-8PM at the MSSU Beimdiek student center regardless of weather. Event update plan will be
If you are looking for information about race weekend download the Runner’s Guide. You’ll find everything from a weekend schedule to parking information to race day information and more! Download the Runner’s Guide
Weather Policy The race will go on regardless of precipitation. In the event that weather conditions present an imminent danger to participants and it is unsafe to proceed with the race, the event will be canceled. Less threatening conditions may result in an alteration of the course or race length to promote a safe result for participants. Course Communication Color-coded signage will be displayed at every hydration station. Please use this index for interpretation: Factors that are considered: weather, temperatures, on-course accidents, and any other on-course issues or changes that may arise.
Come out on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 AM to get your last run in before Joplin Memorial Marathon with Mark Bravo, America’s Running Ambassador! Meet at the North Street Frisco Trailhead and be ready to hit the trail at 7:00 AM. Mark is a top Running Ambassador, Author, and National Broadcaster. He has a 40 year career as a TV and radio commentator for running and other sports events. Mark doesn’t measure accomplishments by the clock; he believes that athletic excellence is a personal quest that varies for each individual.
Race photos are uploaded! Bib search option will be available by Memorial Day. Your race photos are included in your entry fee. ENJOY! JMM Photos landing page
Thanks to those that came out for the 2016 Joplin Memorial Marathon! Here are some stats: 1218 finishers in the 5k! 993 Finishers in the Half! 343 Finishers in the Full! Complete, searchable results can be found here
A volunteer has crafted turn-by-turn instructions for both marathon races. We hope you find them useful, but can’t vouch for them 100% Download the instructions for the half here, and for the full, here.
Find the Runner’s Booklet here!
This highly motivating class is taught by Jeff Galloway, olympian and creator of the Run/Walk/Run method. Galloway’s Running School Friday, May 20 10am - 1pm MSSU Beimdiek Student Center, Phelps Theater
Find our course map here
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS STRONG IN JOMO A special time to come together and remember how far we’ve come since the May 22, 2011 Tornado. Featuring special guests and speakers, read more about it here.
February 11th represents 100 days to race day. Register TODAY with the code 100TOGO and receive a $5 discount on the 5k, half, or full! Register 100 Day Discount
Joplin Family Y, the official training sponsor of our race, starts off the year with a great “Chilly 5k”. Follow this link to register
Special Shop Small Saturday discount. Register on 11/28/15 with discount code “SSSAT5” and receive 5 dollars off your registration for any adult race!
Congratulations to our race benefactor, The Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. After 4 1/2 years in temporary facilities, they cut the ribbon on their new, permanent location! Joplin Memorial Marathon has designated the Leffen Center as our race benefactor. We have committed to providing $100,000 to help fund the playground at the new location. In 2015, we made the first of three installments in the amount of $40,000. To read the press release from Freeman Hospital concerning the ribbon-cutting, click here.
We are pleased to announce that Homewood Suites is back as our official Host Hotel! Special rates and amenities for those that register at this link: http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/…/JLNJMHW-JMR…/index.jhtml… More information available on our website’s “travel” page:http://joplinmemorialmarathon.com/run/travel-info
Register now to get the best race price! Time is running out, prices increase November 1st.
It’s not just if you train, but how you train? Get the most out of your routine and incorporate a Tempo Run. Click Here to visit our Tempo Run page and download this guide today!
Registration for the inaugural Joplin Memorial Marathon is now open. Sign up now for the best possible prices! To register online, click here
After extensive work with the city of Joplin, the courses for the 2016 races have been approved! For the inaugural Joplin Memorial Marathon map, click here For the completely re-designed Half Marathon, click here We are working behind the scenes to enter all the GPS plot points into our mapping system so you can browse from our web site.