Take the first step to becoming a runner with the Anyone Can Run 5K Training Class! From walking to running 30 minutes nonstop to running a 5K (3.1 miles), this class equips you to take your workout to the next level while also teaching you skills like how to prepare for a race and how to avoid running-related injuries.


Get your running base up to 6 miles, so you can start the half-marathon training class strong! This class is specially formulated for 5K runners who need to increase their running base before beginning the training class for the Joplin Memorial Half. It is also a great fit for anyone who wants to increase their mileage.


With group training for all running levels, this class will prepare you to go the distance at the Joplin Memorial Half this year! Perfect for first-time half-marathon runners, each class will begin with training clinics on topics like speed work, fueling and race preparation.


Improve your time, increase your pace or set a PR (personal record) with our new VDOT training class! This performance- based class will feature small groups with individual focus and tailor-made running plans to help you reach the next level!


Get your child plugged into our area’s young running community! The Joplin Family YMCA’s kid’s running clinics will guide children as they train for the Joplin Memorial Kid’s Fun Run on May 19, teaching them stretching, pacing and safe running techniques.


This year, your child can complete a marathon of their very own! Each individual square represents 1/4 mile on the Joplin Memorial Marathon race route. Complete all but the final mile before race day, and then finish the marathon with the Kid’s Fun Run on May 19!

Beginner Marathon Training

Will Joplin Memorial Marathon be your first marathon? Here's a free beginner guide to marathon training!

5 Tips to Eating Lean

Check out these eating tips to learn how to become a lean, mean marathon crushing machine!

Tempo Run Reference Guide

You've hear it talked about, but what is this "tempo run" people speak of? Find out what it is and how to apply it here!

2017 Runner’s Guide

Get the 2017 Runner's Guide for all the information about race weekend!

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