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Run With the Wind is a 15.6mile road race (Point to Point) that has been held annually by the Joplin Road Runners for over 30 years! Our claim to fame is that RWTW is the ONLY certifiied 25k in the State of Missouri (USATF). This is a great race for any runner looking to make it into the state record books.
Course Changes Direction to run WITH the wind! RWTW is a point to point course through the country roads of Southwest Missouri. Because Missouri weather is so unpredictable, we decided to bring extra comfort to our runners on those chilly February days by running the course WITH the wind!
Can't run 25K ?! No problem! RWTW can be ran as a three person relay
team. Joining the relay team is a great way to participate in a longer race without having to
run the whole distance. Each member will run roughly 1/3 of the course or 5.2 miles. Relay
teams must provide one vehicle to transport relay members to the exchanges.
Race Day registration will be at Sarcoxie High School at from 7-8:45am
Race starts at 9am from either Sarcoxie High School (Race day registeration and late packet pickup site) or Carthage High School. Transportation will be provided to/From Carthage High School for either the Start or the Finish!
However, many runners in the past have chosen to drop a car at either location so they won't have to wait on our buses to fill up in case they need to leave early...and of course this practice is still encouraged.