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Joplin RoadRunners - Run With The Wind

Sat February 17, 2024 Carthage or Sarcoxie, MO 64836 US Directions

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Carthage High School or Sarcoxie High School
2600 S. River or 101 S. 17th Str
Carthage or Sarcoxie, MO US 64836


Missouri's iconic point-to-point road race!!
USATF-Certified 25K race can be ran solo or in teams of 3 participants.
To make the race distance accessible to all ages and capabilities, the relay legs are NOT evenly split. There is an 8 mile, a 2 mile and a 5 mile leg. Get a family team together, or a few friends with different capabilities, and create a team.
Relay event is run among teams of 3 participants. Each participants runs a different distance (no need to specify this here; you can decide that at the start).

To register for the team event, you can either create a new team or join an existing team. In either case, on the first registration page, click YES on the option "Would you like to create or join a relay team".
If joining an existing team, the next page will ask you to select that team. Your Team Captain will give you the name of the team as well as the password needed to join.
If creating a new team, you will be the Team Captain. Select a team name and password and provide this information to the participants you are inviting to join.

The race direction is decided the day before the race by gauging the wind direction: from Sarcoxie to Carthage if wind is predominantly from the south or east, from Carthage to Sarcoxie if wind is predominantly from the west or the north. Check our Facebook/JoplinRoadRunners RunWithTheWind event page, as well as your personal email account prior to the race for any additional race information.

Start/Finish points are
Sarcoxie High School, 101 S. 17th Street, Sarcoxie, MO 64862

Carthage High School, 2600 S. River, Carthage, MO 64836

Awards for top male and female as well as to top relay team members. 
Top age group awards as well as awards to top in Age-Graded Performance (AGP) ranking, creating a level-playing field for all participants, regardless of gender or age (for details, see Total number of awards are based on number of race registrations.
Finishers' awards to all participants.

Shirts guaranteed if signed up by Feb 7.
Drinks, snacks and port-a-potty available at the two relay points. Hot soup, drinks and snacks at the finish line. 

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