This year’s race event features a 5K and a NEW One-Mile Kids’ Freedom Fun Run. The Armed Forces 5K will begin and end at Joplin Family YMCA’s Downtown branch. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to walk or run in this annual event.
Awards and refreshments following the race. This event will be held rain or shine.
Proceeds benefit the Joplin Family YMCA military discount program.
PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 1 (to guarantee race shirt)
$25 Pre-registration through May 1 $30 Registration May 2 - May 22
$35 Race day registration (7:00am-7:45am at the Joplin Family YMCA Downtown branch)
$5 Optional customizable back bib to honor your armed forces loved one
ONE-MILE KIDS’ FREEDOM FUN RUN: $15 Registration
START: Joplin Family YMCA Downtown
Head north on Wall Ave. Turn west onto 4th Street. Turn north on Sergeant Avenue, then west on 2nd Street. Continue west until turnaround point.
FINISH: Joplin Family YMCA Downtown
Child care will be available at no additional charge for race participants from 7:30am - 9:30am.
Complimentary photos of both the Armed Forces 5K and the Kids’ Freedom Fun Run will be available for download at ScoutFoto.com. Photos are searchable by bib number.
All events take place at Joplin Family YMCA Downtown Branch
Pre-Race Packet Pickup Friday, May 22, 8:00am - 9:00pm
Race Day Registration 7:00am - 7:45am
Complimentary Child Care 7:30am - 9:30am
Kids’ Freedom Fun Run 8:00am
Armed Forces 5K 8:30am
Awards Presentation 9:45am
Awards for the Fun Run will be given to the top three male and female finishers.
Awards for the 5K: Overall Male & Overall Female will receive a Trophy; and Top three male and female finishers in each of the following age categories will receive a Medal:
12 and under; 13 - 15; 16 - 19; 20 - 29; 30 - 39; 40 - 49; 50 - 59; 60+
For more information, please call the Y at 417-781-YMCA.
*Please complete a separate registration for each participant; Parents completing a registration for a child should enter the child’s information.