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La Plata, MO Run Thru the Jungle Race Description

The 31st annual Run Thru the Jungle features a 5K Run, 1.2 Mile Walk, and a Tot Trot event. This event will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2024 in downtown La Plata, MO as part of the beloved Soybean Festival in the city park.

The 5000 meter race will begin at 9 a.m. and be run on 1.2 miles of relatively flat city streets and 1.9 miles on the golf course in La Plata, MO. The 1.9 miles on the golf course will consist of rolling hills and will take you over bridges and through wooded areas. This is a challenging course, but a beautiful one. The course will be marked with flags and a single chalk line.

The walk will be over city streets and will also begin at 9 a.m. The Tot Trot will be on the street on the west side of the city park and starts immediately following the runner/walker awards ceremony.

Packet Pickup will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. under the La Plata State Bank awning located at 139 S. Gex Street in La Plata.

A pair of quality running shoes will be awarded to the top female and male 5K runner.  Medals will be awarded to top male and female finishers in the 5K run in each age group for male and female runners. The registration fee is $20 prior to August 15, 2023 and $25 after that date until 1 hour before the race start.  Each registered participant will receive a race t-shirt or tank top with their entry fee, a fun atmosphere that includes a live band and refreshments after the race, and a chance at over 20 door prizes.

Event results will be immediately posted on the white awning near the finish line after the race, on raceentry.com, the Race Entry Mobile app, and our race Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/runthruthejunglelaplatamo. Door prizes will be drawn following the race in raffle style on the main stage at the park. Refreshments provided at the finish line. Water stations and volunteers available along the the run and walk route. Lodging available at the beautiful Depot Inn & Suites in La Plata, MO. Call 660-332-4669 or visit www.depotinn.com for reservation information.

Questions, call 660-346-0729 or e-mail runthrujungle@gmail.com. Always visit our race FB page for updates at https://www.facebook.com/runthruthejunglelaplatamo

We would like to sincerely thank our race sponsors: Northeast Missouri State Bank, Spirits of La Plata, Old Highway 63 Garage, Hampton Inn, Home Depot, Heather Harden Photography, Unveiled, D'Abolengos, NEMO Foot Clinic, Belfield Insurance & Real Estate, La Plata Golf Course, Kirksville Country Club, NEMO CPAs, La Plata Nursing Home, Warehouse 660, Brown Shoe Fit Co., La Plata Fitness, Colton's, Kirksville Motor Company, Casey's, Depot Inn & Suites, City of La Plata, Hyvee, and Long Branch Dental Group! Without our sponsors and race volunteers, we could not continue this successful 30 year+ tradition of community wellness. We also accept donations for the on-going expenses of this event. After registering for the event, feel welcome to use to the Donate button on this form to give any amount towards organization of this effort. 


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    La Plata, MO Run Thru the Jungle Where & When

  • Location: La Plata, MO 63549
  • Race Date: 2023/09/02 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 5K Run
    • 1.2 Mile Walk
    • Tot Trot


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Fantastic Race

Great course, organization, atmosphere and timing system!

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-02 12:32:20
Runner

It was a blast

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-21 09:07:41
Great race!

This was a great race! I like how it consisted of road racing and running on the golf course. The terrain was varied, including a few bridges, and the course was well marked. There was one spot where some runners took a wrong turn (in the last leg through town), but I don't think that was anyone's fault. It was a very fun atmosphere, there were great door prizes, the new chip-timing system worked wonderfully, and I definitely plan to run this race again next year!

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-21 09:10:47
Loved it!

Such a fun race, and a great venue. One suggestion: I would have appreciated a note regarding the fun run. My 5-year-old did the fun run. I paid $25 for him to do that, which is fine. I just noticed that it seemed like not all fun runners paid to run. I think if the fun run is going to be as relaxed as it was, the fee should not be $25.00. And maybe there was a note regarding the fun run and I missed it. But, I thought $25 was a bit steep for a 100-meter dash and a t-shirt. Otherwise, we LOVED the run!

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-21 10:34:58
Margaret

I enjoyed this fun run! The grass hills were challenging, but overall this run was great. The race was very organinzed and the crew was very nice. I would run it again. Great job LaPlata!

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Review On:2023-09-21 11:07:30
Run thru the Jungle

This was a great race! So fun, great route, timing was on point, awesome medals, fun snacks, and lots of door prizes!

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Review On:2023-09-21 11:26:21
Mrs

1st time I have run this with the new organizers

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-21 12:02:00
Great run

Run was great!! Loved the timing chips, received text as soon as race was completed!

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-21 12:10:58
Great Race!

A fun race, well organized, band and great snacks.

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-21 14:48:00
Great Race

Great course!! Well organized!!! Awesome medals!!

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2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-09-24 06:54:46
Fantastic Race

Great course, organization, atmosphere and timing system!

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La Plata, MO Weather

La Plata, MO Run Thru the Jungle weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of September 2nd, La Plata, MO can expect temperatures between 69℉ and 87℉ with humidity around 74% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Overcast.
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