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Wizard Run - Joplin

Sat October 1, 2022 Joplin, MO 64801 US Directions



511 S. Main St.
Joplin, MO US 64801


Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and join us for the 4th annual Wizard Run! Take a magical journey through town with wizardly sights and sounds along the way and a detour through a magical alley including an augmented virtual reality experience in the last mile! Distances include a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run. This 5K course begins and ends at 511 S. Main Street. Main Street will be closed to traffic. Costumes are highly encouraged!

Participants of the 5K will receive a one of kind event shirt, a spectacular FINISHER MEDAL, a custom WAND, and a FREE BUTTERSCOTCH SODA  at the finish line! 

Participants of the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a one of kind event shirt, a wand and a FREE butterscotch soda at the finish line. 

Packet Pick-up:
Packet pick-up will be on Friday, September 30 at Pennington Station from 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. (518 Virginia Ave, Joplin, MO 64801) as well as on race day beginning at 6:30a.m. and ending at 8:00p.m. at Pennington Station (which is right around the corner from the race start). We strongly advise picking up on Friday if at all possible so as to avoid event morning rush. 

Chip Timing:
Chip timing provided for all registered 5K participants by Heartland Racing Co.

5 year age category increments! Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female in the 5K. Age category awards will be given for the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

The amazing Bob Brown with Boca Enterprises will be partnering up with the fantastic Resonation to provide an unmatched event atmosphere!


A professional photographer will be at the finish line to capture your finish. All photographs are free to download!

Virtual 5K Option Available!
Runners who can't attend race day can REGISTER for the Virtual 5K.  Virtual runners are not eligible for overall or age category awards.  Virtual runner directions:

Run your virtual race distance anytime during the month of October.
On or after race day (October 1), post your time result on either the Wizard Run Event.
Our staff will then mail the virtual race packet. Virtual runner packets will include event t-shirt, custom wand, custom finisher medal, and race bib.

1. Are strollers allowed on course?

   Yes! Please feel free to take your little one/s along for the run. 

2. Is this a pet friendly event?

    Absolutely! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed on the race course. 

3. Where should I park?

     Main Street from 2nd to 7th will be closed to traffic. Parking is available on Joplin Avenue and Virginia Avenue.

4.  Can I walk the race?

     Of course! This is a family oriented event with a great mix of walkers and runners.

5.   Will the race be cancelled if the weather is bad?

       We will run rain or shine, wet or dry! Only in the event of severe weather including lightning will we postpone the start until the weather has passed.


The Wizarding Run, LLC, dba The Wizard Run is not endorsed, sanctioned, or in any other way supported directly or indirectly by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives. HARRY POTTER, characters, names, and related indicia are trademarks of and (C) Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Harry Potter publishing Rights (C) JKR.

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