Joplin Family Y Locations

Joplin Family YMCA


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

  • Hours
  • M - F 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sat. 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sun. Noon - 4:00 pm

Running Coaches

Looking for individual help with your own personal running plan? Or does your schedule conflict with our running classes? We're here for you!

Our certified running coaches can meet with you one-on-one and help you develop a plan to reach your running goals. Then, they'll be with you as you train, helping you plan routes, prevent injuries and adjust your plan as you grow. 

Running Coach Profiles

Karen King

Karen King holds a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M University and is an RRCA-certified running coach.

Karen has been coaching the Anyone Can Run classes since spring of 2009. She also coaches classes for those training to run Half Marathon with a focus on staying injury-free.

For more information, please contact Karen at 417 437 7712 or

Bobby Ballard

Bobby is an RRCA-certified running coach and has run over 125 races, including 4 full marathons and 15 half marathons. 

A heart attack survivor, Bobby won the Kjell Tovander award at the Williams Route 66 Marathon in 2014.

For more information, please contact Bobby at 417 439 5601 or

(photo credit: Israel PA)