The Mother Road Marathon Powered By Mercy

5K, Half Marathon, Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Sep 30, 2018

7:00 AMThe Mother Road 5K
The Mother Road Half Marathon
The Mother Road Full Marathon


3301 West 1st St.
Joplin, MO 64801

Online registration ends on:
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 12:00 PM CDT


Activity Price

The Mother Road 5K

  • $45

The Mother Road Half Marathon

  • $100

The Mother Road Full Marathon

  • $130

About This Activity

The Mother Road Marathon powered by Mercy is back for 2018. This is one of the most unique marathon and half marathon offerings in the United States and beyond. The Mother Road Marathon navigates 6 communities through 3 states on historic Route 66, while the Mother Road Half Marathon participants travel 4 towns in 2 states on their way to the eventual finish in Joplin, MO. Both events are point to point and a participant shuttle service will be provided to the appropriate start location for your registered event. While there are many miles of flat and fast racing, there are some challenging hills in the latter stages of the event to look forward to. Many have suggested from previous years that The Mother Road Marathon is a fantastic tune-up for The Boston Marathon and other events where inclines are a trademark. Best of all, you will experience the charm, history, and landscapes that only the historic Mother Road can provide. Be prepared for big bling, big fun, big encouragement, and the story of a lifetime to tell.



  • A portion of proceeds will go to support Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission and their work with those experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness.  Please visiti their site at to better understand the incredible work they are doing in the community and their Project Worth-Shop at
  • A second portion of proceeds will go to support Camp Quality of the Ozarks and their work to "let kids with cancer be kids again."  You can learn more about their important role in the area by visiting their site at

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Twelveone Group

Twelveone Group is a progressive event consulting and management firm specializing in running, endurance, and fundraising events. Our services include RFID disposable chip technology timing and instant printed results for all participants. We insure accurate results with multiple layers of backup timing redundancy, including live video. The Twelveone professional sales and consulting team is available to present your event and sponsor opportunities to clients and businesses, maximizing your fundraising and cause awareness efforts.The Twelveone marketing and event success team can build a highly successful social media, email, and digital campaign to reach valuable participants and event support partners. Twelveone can remotely consult and direct events anywhere in the United States.

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