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Final Joplin Memorial Run draws large crowd to downtown Joplin

The Joplin Memorial Run drew a large crowd to downtown Joplin today.

Organizers have announced this will be the final year for the run.

JMR is an event to honor the 161 victims from the 2011 Joplin Tornado as well as celebrate Joplin’s resilience in overcoming the destruction of 8,000 structures.

The Memorial Run hosts a half-marathon, 4 person half-marathon relay, 10K, 5K, and kid’s run.

The Run has donated over $300,000 to charity via different organizations over the last 10 years.

The Run has provided tornado relief, helped rebuild organizations, and now with being past the recovery impact window of the tornado, we focus funds on improving the health of Joplin citizens.

The JMR has donated towards trail improvements, the Joplin Humane Society, bikes for school children, and scholarships for the YMCA programs.

Winners’ names will be posted when they are official and are available.

Final Runner video

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