The Joplin Memorial Run (JMR) is Joplin’s premier and largest running event. JMR is an event to honor the 161 victims from the 2011 Joplin Tornado as well as celebrate Joplin’s resilience in overcoming the destruction of 8,000 structures. The Memorial Run hosts a half-marathon, 4 person half-marathon relay, 10K, 5K, and kid’s run.
Joplin Memorial Run has donated over $300,000 to charity via different organizations over the last 10 years. They have provided tornado relief, helped rebuild organizations, and now with being past the recovery impact window of the tornado, they focus funds on improving the health of Joplin citizens. JMR has donated towards trail improvements, the Joplin Humane Society, bikes for school children, and scholarships for the YMCA programs. The 2022 charity partner will be announcement in February 2022.
Sat May 7, 2022 Joplin, MO 64801 US
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