2nd Annual Jolly Mill Challenge

1K, 5K

Event Date

Sat, May 6, 2017

1:00 PM1 Mile Fun Run
5K Challenge
4 Person Team 5K


31630 Jolly Mill Drive
Pierce City, MO 65723

Online registration ends on:
Mon, May 1, 2017 10:00 PM CDT


Activity Price

1 Mile Fun Run

  • $30

5K Challenge

  • $30

4 Person Team 5K

  • $80

About This Activity

Jolly Mill Park is a privately supported, non-profit, recreational and historical park just south of Pierce City, Missouri in Newton County. The purpose of the park is to restore and preserve the history of the Capps Creek valley to be enjoyed by the people who live in the area and for those who have an interest in the valley. Everyone is welcome at the Park. Jolly Mill Park is totally supported by private contributions and receives no money from any county, state or federal source.

The Jolly Mill Park Foundation has been recognized for tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3)  of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible. The Jolly Mill was accepted and entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

On December 27th, 2015, Jolly Mill Park suffered extensive damage from the worst flood in generations. Water rose several feet deep in the park during the height of the flood. The flood damaged several buildings, including the park's covered bridge, which was pushed on its side; and left the floor of the historic Jolly Mill full of mud, water damage, and debris.

Last spring, as a fundraiser to restore the park, we held our 1st Annual Jolly Mill Challenge – Fun Run & 5K. The community support was tremendous and as a result, the race was a huge success with 277 racers and countless families and friends partaking in the big event! The community involvement was nothing short of incredible!

Because of the funds generated by the race, race contributions, prize donations, and sponsors, our parking lot, bridges over the children's stream, front porch of the mill, and many of the sidewalks that had been heavily damaged by the flood were able to be replaced or repaired. Because the race was such a successful and fun community event, we are proud and excited to continue the race as an annual community event.  

Your sponsorship, contributions, and donations assist us in creating and sharing an exciting community event that the public can look forward to attending and Jolly Mill Park will certainly benefit from!  

Race Details:

This year we are offering Automated/Chip Timing provided by Run Around Sports with the use of their ChronoTrack System.  Chip Timing will only be available for 5K runners.  Water Station will be available at 1.5 miles during the 5k event as well as the finish line.  Additional snacks will be available as well as a medical personnel as needed.  *You may enter the event at a Family rate of 4-6 participants however because of the customizing details of this category you must fill out a paper registration form.  Please contact the race director and a paper registration form will be emailed to you as needed.  Thank You 

Packet Pick-Up:

Packets will be available the day of the race; Saturday, May 6th from 9:00-11:30am at the Mill.  Please note: Because of this date change due to weather, participants who signed up later than April 15th and new registrants will be given the opportunity to have a shirt if registered by May 1st 2017!!!!!  If you were not given the option for a shirt size online, please contact your race director.  


Awards will be given to the Top Male, Female, and Team Runners.  Winners in the team category will be determined by the lowest total time of all team members in the 5k distance.  If you are entered as a Team, you will not be eligible for a top individual award.    


Directly following the big race, prizes and trophies will be announced.  All Participants will be entered and eligible for prize drawings.  Tammy's famous Biscuits and Gravy will be served and open to the public at the old Mill from 9:00 am- 11:00 am.  Donations will be accepted.  In celebration of our 2nd annual event, we are excited to announce that the 9th Annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be hosted by Jolly Mill Park!  We have partnered with, and welcome the Pierce City Arts Council to share in this one-of-a-kind community event!  Come share the day with us at the park! Loads of family-friendly entertainment, music, local art vendors, wine tasting, homemade ice cream, face painting, duck races, junk art for children, art classes, corn meal grinding demonstration at the Old Mill, and so much more!!  Follow us on our Jolly Mill Park Facebook page for updates. 




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