May The Forest Be With You 5k & Fun Run

Tue September 29, 2020 Joplin, MO 64804 US Directions


9:00AM CDT - 10:15AM CDT

1 Mile Fun Run

9:10AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
2020 Race is Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the race has been cancelled for 2020. Thank you for understanding!

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next year.

Wildcat Park - 201 W. Riviera Drive
Joplin, MO US 64804

Joplin Parks and Recreation, along with Liberty Utilities, proudly presents the May the Forest Be With You 5k & Fun Run. 

Enjoy a morning run through Wildcat and McIndoe Parks, and participate in a free family fun-run through Wildcat Park. Afterwards, stick around for the Annual Arbor Day Celebration. The event includes live music, food trucks, games, educational booths and demonstrations, and a plant sale. 

5k Information

  • Registrations received by September 18, 2020, will guarantee a t-shirt. 
  • Packet Pickup:
    • Friday, October 2
      • Location
        • Joplin Parks & Recreation Administration Offices
        • 3301 W. 1st Street, Joplin
      • Time
        • 10am - 7pm
    • Saturday, October 3
      • Location
        • Wildcat Park near the start/finish line
      • Time
        • 8am - 8:30am
  • Race Check-In
    • Race check-in and starting point will be the lower section of Wildcat Park, next to Shoal Creek. 
  • 5k Runners will receive: 
    • Official men's women's cut race shirt
    • Finisher Medal
    • 3-gallon tree, courtesy of Liberty Utilities
    • Timed Results
  • 5k Awards:
    • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medals to male and female finishers in the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 
  • T-shirts:
    • T-shirts are guaranteed for every registration prior to September 18th. After September 18th, shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Padawan Fun Run Information

  • Open to everyone!
  • Run or walk the looped trail that runs through Wildcat Park
  • First 100 registered kids will receive a participation medal
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

This event is brought to you by Joplin Parks and Recreation, Liberty Utilities, Missouri Department of Conservation, Wildcat Glades Friends Group, and the City of Joplin Tree Board.

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