Free Community 5K Presented by TAMKO Building Products

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. | Downtown Joplin

Are you ready to Run for a Cause on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend? Join Runaround and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States for a brand NEW community event presented by TAMKO Building Products. It’s a FREE Community 5K open to everyone, with an opportunity to make a meaningful difference by supporting our Charity.

But wait, there’s more! This event isn’t just about running – it’s about community involvement and coming together to make a difference. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a casual jogger, or just looking for a fun way to spend your weekend, this 5K has something for everyone. Bring your family, rally your co-workers, and let’s show our support for families with seriously ill children.

Run for a Cause

Why run with us? Because every step you take helps keep families close to their seriously ill children during their time of need.

With just $20, you can sponsor a family for a two-night stay at Ronald McDonald House, providing them with the comfort, support, and resources they need to stay strong for their child. Did you know the average length of stay for a family is seven nights? Your generosity ensures that families can focus on what matters most – being together.

A mom holds her newborn baby close to her.

Can't join us on the course?

You can still make a difference by volunteering your time at the Free Community 5K or making a donation online.

With hundreds of people joining us downtown, we need volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up, and to cheer our runners on to the Finish Line!

Every dollar counts and makes a tangible impact on the lives of those in need. Just $10 sponsors a one-night stay for a family, while a $70 donation covers a week – the average length of stay for our guests. 

Event Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this community-wide event benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States. 

TAMKO Logo with black text and a thick red border

Diane Woolery