Runners gather in Joplin for some friendly competition before the start of the work week.
Runaround Running and Lifestyle Company held its Inaugural Cupid Chase 5K at the Joplin High School today.
This “With All Your Heart” race raises money for Young Life Joplin, which pairs a caring adult with a child in the community.
The race begins with the women in the first heat, followed by the men who start two and a half minutes later.
Although Cupid races have been done before in the past, this is the first of it’s kind for Joplin.
“Oh this is awesome. So in previous years they had a Cupid event. This is the first year we’re adding the element chase … The chase element to it, so we’re pretty excited to see how it goes.” says Erik Bartlett, Runaround Running & Lifestyle Co. Owner
Next year, Runaround Running wants to move the Cupid Chase 5K to a Saturday and make a few changes to the course.