Registration Open for Joplin Memorial Run

Published 09/01 2014 03:31PM

Updated 09/01 2014 06:32PM

JOPLIN, MO. --- Starting Monday, runners can register for the half marathon and 5K on Saturday May 16, 2015 and the Walk of Silence on Friday, May 15th. From now until Sunday a special offer will be given to those who register this week for $40 for the half and $20 for the 5K.

Tuesday a run and register will be held at Memorial Hall at 6:00 p.m., locals can run the new 5K course and sign up for any of the events. A press conference will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Cunningham Park where several new announcements will be made.

Registration week will end with sign up Saturday, from noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Run Around in Joplin. Runners can sign up for any of the different events and get 10% off items purchased that day at the stores as well as a free strawberry huma gel.

"We're still honoring 161 victims. We're raising money to focus on rebuilding, memorial. So we still have the same purpose just new look, new website, new courses we're really excited about all this new we've got going," said Joplin Memorial Run Race Director, Ruth Sawkins.

Registration will continue from now until the event in May 2015. The 2015 Joplin Memorial Run will have a new route this year that will take runners through the tornado affected areas.

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