Joplin Family Y Locations

Joplin Family YMCA


  • Address
  • 3404 W. McIntosh Circle
    Joplin, MO 64804
  • Joplin Family YMCA South

  • Hours
  • M - F 4:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sat. 7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sun. 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Chilly 5K and Kids’ Frozen Fun Run

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As you prepare to run in the New Year – we wanted to provide some updated information to help you start the year on the right foot! Due to the extreme temperatures, we are altering our Race Day Schedule slightly to shorten the event for our participants and our volunteers.  Please review updated information.

We are still hosting the truly CHILLY 5k! However, for the safety of our kiddos, we have made the decision to cancel the 1-mile Frozen Fun Run for Monday, 01.01.2018.  We did not want to disappoint our parents or the kids, but we also felt it was important to put their safety first.   Shirts and participation medals will still be available.  Medals and shirts may be picked up at the Registration Table on race day from 10am-11am, or we will also have the extra shirts and Fun Run medals at our front desk starting Tuesday 01.02.2018.   

New Race Day Schedule

9:30am                 Pre-race Volunteer Check In

10am - 10:30am   Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration

10:30am               Course Monitor Volunteer Check In

11am                    Chilly 5k Race Start

12pm                    Chilly 5k Awards IN THE SOUTH Y -- (free coffee and hot chocolate!)

Considering the temperature, this may not be the event for walkers.  You are still welcome to participate of course, but please carefully consider your length of exposure and be sure to dress appropriately.

Tips for cold weather running: 

Layers! Layers! Consider using a base layer of silk or synthetics, covered by an insulating layer of fleece, synthetics or wool, and then topped with an outer wind-breaking layer. Mittens are typically better than gloves. It’s important to keep your feet warm dry as well. Please be prepared with a facemask or hat for this extreme cold. Runners can also raise their body temperature by lightly warming up inside first (but not so much as to be sweaty) and then layer up in dry clothes.


Overall male and female runners will receive stainless steel custom tumblers.  Award medals will be given to the top three male and female 5k finishers in each of the following age categories:
12 and under        30 - 39
13 - 15                 40 - 49
16 - 19                 50 - 59
20 - 29                 60 - 69

Thank you for supporting the Joplin Family Y! We are still very much looking forward to this event, and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you, our great community!  Stay Warm!