Joplin, Missouri

Welcome to YOUR Joplin Roadrunners web site.

The Joplin Roadrunners are a group of local runners of all ages and abilities.  We meet on the second Monday of every month to share our experiences, encourage one another, preview upcoming races and enjoy one anothers fellowship.  It is our goal to promote and foster running in the tri-state area.  Check this site for meeting locations and times. 

Over the last few months we have not only seen the running community continue to grow, but also the Joplin Road Runner family!  We hope to see a lot of these new members at this months meeting.
Jane and Mike were looking forward to hosting this months meeting, but they have had something come up and will not be able to host.  (Thank you Mike and Jane for your efforts to try to re-host!) We will have to post pone the prediction run until next month where it will be held from Nathan Box's house.  He has a great 5k and 5mile route for us to choose from so be looking forward to this.  You won't have to worry about any traffic, but you might get hit by a deer! :) 
Our Monday September 8th meeting will be held at Blackthorn Pizza (address below).
Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
Address: 510 S Joplin Ave, Joplin, MO 64801
Phone:(417) 623-2485
We will have a group run starting at 6:15pm from Blackthorn with the meeting following at 7pm.
Special Guest Speaker:
Our special guest speaker will be Mr. Tim Wilson.  Tim works for the Joplin Police Department and will be talking to us about safety and protecting ourselves while out running.  He and his family are also a runners!  We are coming up on the dreaded time change (well at least I dread it!) where most after work or evening runs will be in the dark.  Also, right now most morning runs are in the dark as well.  However, we also need to be aware of our surroundings in the middle of the day as well.

Membership Information

Joplin Roadrunner membership dues are $25 and are due in January of each year.  Checks are to be payable to Joplin Roadrunners and may be mailed to Joplin Roadrunners. P.O. Box 847, Joplin, MO  64802.
Download the 2014_Membership_form.pdf
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Membership in JRR does have it's privileges.  With each each new membership, members will get a JRR t-shirt sporting our logo (one t-shirt per application, but additional shirts may be ordered). In addition, every JRR member will receive $5 off their entry fee to JRR supported runs such as the Run With the Wind 25k and the Pumpkin Run 5 Miler.  Not to mention all the wonderful charitable causes your dues go to support each year and being able to connect to other area runners!  So what are you waiting for?  Join today by printing, filling out and and mailing our 2014_Membership_form.pdf
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.  The savings you'll enjoy will more than pay for your membership and you'll make some great new friends as you support health and fitness in our area.                                                                                                                                                   

Mission Statement
A community organization dedicated to  a healthy lifestyle through running, biking, and swimming.  We seek fun, fellowship and friendly competition.                                                                                                            

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