Breaking the Silence

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 25, 2020


Joplin, MO


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Breaking the Silence 5K

$30 $35 Register

Breaking the Silence 10k

$35 $40 Register

About This Activity

Join the community for a great cause! Child sexual abuse is one of the most PREVALENT health problems facing children. It is also preventable. It is highly likely that you know a child who has or is being sexually abused. This epidemic affects 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys- 62% of these child victims never report the abuse. Breaking the Silence to Sexual Abuse 5K & 10K is an opportunity for our community to do what it's known for, coming together as one. If you know a child, work with children, have children or plan to have children, this run is for you. It's for EVERYONE. Awareness=Prevention.

For those who are bringing children, the discussion prior to the run is on sexual abuse. Rain or shine, no refunds available for this event.

Join us for a professional DJ with music, awards, raffle drawing, post-race snacks and resources! This course is certified and includes ChronoTrack computerized chip timing system. We have teamed up with Roper Kia and 50% of your registration fee is a charitable donation to Children's Center (a not-for-profit organization that provides a safe, child friendly setting for investigation of all child abuse in Southwest Missouri). Registration includes *race shirt and finishing medal.

Survivor pins are available for those who wish to wear their freedom during their run. Survivor volunteers are encouraged to contact race director.

Course description: This CERTIFIED 5K & 10K course begins at Roper Kia on Hodgdon Rd. Proceeding west on Central to Broadway, crossing St. Louis Ave. North on School St will turn the 5K runners back to Roper Kia as 10K runners continue to turn left on North St.  10K runners will proceed through the beautiful Frisco Trail for an out and back run to Roper Kia.

Awards: Prizes will be given to overall male and female finishers. 1-3rd place awards for age categories: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-49, 50-60, 61+

*T-shirts: T-shirts are guaranteed for every registration prior to April 15th. After April 15th, shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Packet pickup: Packets can be picked up Friday, April 24th at The Run Around from 3-6pm. For race day packet pickup, please arrive early to give yourself time to park and check in prior to pre race event that begins at 8:45am

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