The Joy Run 0.5k-The race for the rest of us!


Thank you for making The 2019 Joy Run 0.5k a huge success with over 500 runners, and raising over $15,000.00.

Guess What? The race can continue! Sign up to be part of The Joy Run Club, giving $25 per month, and you will not only be an alumni of the 0.5k, but you will be recognized as part of this elite group of socially conscious athletes! When you are in The Joy Run Club you get a button for your social media feed showing you support foster care!

The Joy Run 2019 Photo Gallery

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What is the Joy Run 0.5k? Every year in June you can join your fellow race-slackers for an experience of triumph, victory and celebration during this annual 0.5k race (a/k/a 1640 ft, 656 steps, 500 meters). Get ready for the glory of being a race-finisher and your participation medals, all to raise money for Joy Meadows foster care community! It is a tongue-in-cheek event that will parody the typical 5k. The goodies and swag for runners are amazing. The family fun includes bounce houses, face paint, balloons, cotton candy, DONUTS, crafts, obstacle course, photo booth, and more.

The Joy Run 0.5k is also a great community-wide foster care awareness event. We have Info Booths with various organizations, ministries, and agencies that are all impacting foster care in some way so that everyone can find a way to get involved.

Location: T-Bones ball stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. Email to get involved in The Joy Run 0.5k 2020!

2018 1st Annual Joy Run 0.5k

The 1st Joy Run 0.5k was held at Basehor-Linwood High School in June, 2018. We had over 350 participants, and several child placing agencies and organizations came to help raise funds for Joy Meadows and awareness for foster care. It was a great time for everyone!

See the Photo Gallery slideshow below.