May The Forest Be With You 5K

Sat April 27, 2019 Joplin, MO 64802-1106 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


9:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
Landreth Park
Joplin, MO US 64802-1106

Joplin Parks and Recreation along with Liberty Utilities proudly presents May The Forest Be With You 5k run in conjunction with Joplin’s Annual Earth Day Celebration.  This event celebrates National Arbor Day, the 10-year anniversary of the Joplin Arboretum, and the 11th year Tree City USA designation.

Enjoy a morning 5k run through Joplin’s Landreth Park and the Frisco Trail, and then stick around for the Annual Earth Day Celebration.  There will be educational booths, workshops, live music, food vendors, and a plant sale.

Registrations received by April 12, 2019, will guarantee a T-shirt.

Packet Pickup: Joplin Athletic Complex, Friday April 26, 10am-6pm. 

Runners will receive:
Official men’s/women’s cut race shirt
Finisher Medal
3-gallon tree, compliments of Liberty Utilities
Timed Results
Age group awards will be given to the top runner in each 10 year age group.

Event brought to you by Liberty Utilities, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Wildcat Park Friends Group, Joplin Tree Board, and Missouri Master Naturalist.


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the May The Forest Be With You 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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