Please make plans now to bring the whole family to our April 21st, 2018 event! It is a family friendly event geared towards walkers to even the serious competetive runner's. Our 5k and half marathon courses are both flat and fast on an out and back certified course. The course runs on the scenic Ruby Jack Trail system of crushed gravel. The 5k and half marathon are chip timed events.
There will be first, second and third place age group awards in the 5k and half marathon. The categories are: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 plus!
There will also be plenty of yummy post race food to enjoy so be sure to stick around after you run! There will be homemade breakfast burritos, smoothies by Tropical Smoothie, sno cones and of course plenty of McAlister's sweet tea!
Packet pick up will be held on April 20th at Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin, Mo. You can pick up your packets between 12:00 PM-6:00 PM. Race day packet pick up is also available as well as race day registration.
This year we are partnering with the Assemblies of God Southern Missouri Women's Department to raise funds for Project Rescue. Project Rescue is a ministry headquartered in Springfield, MO, which "exists to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ." They accomplish this mission "through holistic programs of physical, emotional and spiritual intervention, prevention, and restoration for women and children in sexual slavery." The country we specifically feel led to focus on is Nepal, where an Aftercare/Safe Home is located in the city of Kathmandu. Aftercare/Safe Homes are places of safety where rescued women and children from the red light districts live. Please make plans now to run or walk at our event to help raise funds for this extremely worthy cause!