Joplin Memorial Run 2014 Preparations
JOPLIN, MO.---- The Joplin Memorial Run Committee announces plans for this year's run. The operation committee unveiled the official shirt and award designs for the 2014 Joplin Memorial Run that will take place Saturday, May 10th. The kids run will also be moved to Friday this year. A new event this year has been added called the "Walk of Silence." It's an eleven block walk through the memorial banners that commemorate the 161 community members lost in the May 2011 tornado.
"We heard stories of a lot of runners stopping a those banners that they deemed significant, and just spending a moment of silence even at the beginning of the race. They weren't there to run for time, they were there to run to remember," said Audie Dennis, Chairman Active Lifestyle Events.
Volunteers are still needed for the annual run. For more information, click here.