May The Forest Be With You 5K

Sat April 27, 2019 Joplin, MO US 64802-1106 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.


Race Contact Info

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the May The Forest Be With You 5K.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The May The Forest Be With You 5K is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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