In 2011, the city of Joplin, Missouri was devastated by an F-5 tornado that tore through the town, destroying homes and businesses. 161 precious lives were lost. NETGEAR took part in a memorial race on May 20, 2017 called the Joplin Memorial Marathon, as part of an Arlo Cares initiative. Coordinated by an organization called “Rebuild Joplin”, this marathon was created as a memorial to the lives lost, and to support the tornado recovery efforts through donations. Rebuild Joplin has made great strides in helping the community and has rebuilt over 64 homes.
The Joplin Memorial Marathon was brought to our attention by a trusted partner, Automated Technology Company LLC, and we felt it was a great way to give back to the community, by working with law enforcement to provide Arlo cameras for the event. Our cameras were used successfully to monitor the racers’ progress, keep an eye out for injured runners, and film the leaderboard.
Congratulations to all of the organizers and participants of this amazing race.