2019 Safe Kids Downtown Dash

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The Alliance of SWMO

1601 South Wall Avenue

Joplin, MO 64804

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The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is excited to host its 5th Annual Safe Kids Downtown Dash and Safety Fair. This FREE event will take place in downtown Joplin One Block West of 15th & Main Street on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The fun run is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The morning will also include a Safety Fair featuring of fun activities for all ages.

In partnership with the City of Joplin, The Alliance will be closing Joplin Avenue the morning of the 28th for the Downtown Dash from 10th through 16th street. Onsite registration for the run will begin at 7:45 a.m.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact our office at 417-782-9899. For more information, visit our website at

Some tips when registering:

#1 Race Ticket: Choose how many participants you will be registering

#2 Your Information: This will be the parent or guardian filling out the form.

#3 Participant Information: Fill out an individual form for each participant.

#4 Click Order: This places your order then you are done! You will receive a confirmation via email with tickets attached. You can print off your ticket(s) for a quicker check-in, at registration on race day.

#5 SHARE - Share your check-in with your friends on social media. Get friends and family excited to join you at the race!

Grades 4-5 Reporting time: 8:30 a.m. Race Time: 9:00 a.m. Distance: Approximately 1 mile

Grades 2-3 Reporting time: 9:00 a.m. Race Time: 9:40 a.m. Distance: Approximately 1/2 mile

Grades K-1 Reporting time: 9:30 a.m. Race Time: 10:10 a.m. Distance: Approximately 1/4 mile


Are there age requirements to participate in the run?

For a child to race in the Dash, they must be in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We encourage all and home schooled children to attend. We want everyone to have a great time!

Are parents allowed to run?

Sorry, for safety reasons we want parents to stay on the sidelines.This is a fun run for kids. We want them to feel empowered and good about running all by themselves.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We are unable to provide any transporation, but parking will be available on Main Street and surrounding streets of the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

We welcome all questions! Please do not hestiate to contact our office or one of the organizers by email:

Christine Boyd 417-782-9899 or

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