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Joplin Memorial Run Announces 2013 Date and Makes Donation to Tornado Recovery Efforts

Joplin, Mo,—The Joplin Memorial Run Operations Committee is pleased to announce that Saturday, May 18, 2013 will be the date for next year’s Joplin Memorial Run.  The event will once again consist of a half marathon, 5K and kids run.

“We were extremely pleased with the turnout we had this year,” said Ruth Sawkins, Co-Race Director. “We had nearly 3,000 runners from 33 different states and the Netherlands participate and the feedback from the running community has been very positive.  We are already working on how we can make the event even better for 2013.”

In addition, Joplin Memorial Run participants have already donated nearly $3,000 to tornado recovery efforts. The money was raised by runners that purchased charity bibs, with funds designated to the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, Rebuild Joplin or Joplin Bright Futures. In addition to the runner’s donation, the Joplin Memorial Run organization itself will be announcing a significant donation to the three charities in the near future

The Joplin Memorial Run welcomed back Freeman Health System as the event’s premier sponsor and American Family Insurance was the presenting sponsor for 2012.  Both organizations will return as major sponsors for the 2013 event.

Joplin Memorial Run is a project of Active Lifestyle Events, Inc.

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