5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Mad Dash to Mardi Gras
    This run/walk event takes place in Kamper Park. Save $5 by registering before race day and ensure you get dibs on a custom race shirt. The 5K race begins at 8:00 a.m and parents with strollers are welcome. There is also a 2 mile walk and 1 mile kids run to take part in.
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    Hattiesburg 12 February 2018 Run Sign Up
    Cupid Shuffle
    Can't wait to celebrate Valentine's Day with your love? Spend the holiday doing something active together. The race takes place in Downtown Brookhaven and begins at 8:00 a.m. There is also a 1 mile kids run.  Finishers get a medal, t-shirt, and a goodie bag. Think you're fast enough? The top 5K runners overall and in each age group will receive awards.
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    Brookhaven 17 February 2018 Defining Moment Events
    TCC Classic 2018 I Can! Run
    The TCC race accommodates all runners and all profits go to the Children's Center. The Centre offers free services to kids with disabilities so choose to run for a good cause! Pick-up your packet on race-day starting at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given out to overall winners and age group winners.
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    Hattiesburg 17 February 2018 Children's Centre Classic
    Zebra Run
    Support Mississipi's only recognized foundation for rare diseases by running the Zebra 5K. The United MSD Foundation works to raise awareness for rare ailments. Run along the beach front during the 5K or with your children for the 1 mile fun run. Pre-register to claim your guarantee t-shirt.
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    Ocean Springs 24 February 2018 Active
    Nerdy Wolf 5K
    A local 5K event just in time for spring. The event takes place in downtown Natchez and participants can choose to run or walk the 3.1 miles. Money raised goes to the local college's Alpha Alpha Zeta chapter and Co-Lin Veterans Scholarship Fund.
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    Natchez 24 March 2018 Races Online
    Run Now Wine Later 5K
    There's an obvious reason for this race's popularity. Post-race, participants get to enjoy a wine and cheese party! The 5K registration fee goes up after April 1st, so register soon to get the lowest available entry fee price. Choose to run or walk this evening race that starts at 6:30 p.m. Register before March 18th to ensure you get a race t-shirt.
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    Ridgeland 6 April 2018 Race Roster
    Raider Run 5K & 1 Mile
    This chip-timed flat-terrain If 5K run also includes a kid-friendly 1 mile fun run. Packet pick-up on race day start at 8:00 a.m. and the run begins at 9:00 a.m. Register before race day to make sure you get the cool Raider Run shirt.
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    Benton 14 April 2018 Race Roster
    Juke Joint Festival 5K
    Are you into music? Head over to the Juke Joint Festival to enjoy 13 different music stages and hundreds of musical acts. The festival runs from April 12th to April 15th. The 5K run begins at 8:00 a.m. on April 14th. But stick around, because the weekend features a ton of fun entertainment and activities for the whole family.
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    Clarksdale 14 April 2018 Juke Joint Festival
    1699 Race to Discovery 5K
    A historical themed 5K in Fort Maurepas Park that includes a 1 mile fun run for kids. The 5K takes off at 8:15 a.m. Don't leave too quickly post-run, the weekend includes various other historical-themed events.
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    Laurel 5 May 2018 1699 Landing
    46th Annual Day In The Park 5K Race & Fun Run
    Laurel Arts League annual day in the park includes a 5K race and fun run. Race registration is $20 for those registering before race day. Pre-registered participants get a guarantee t-shirt. Trophies for overall male and female winners will be awarded, as well as to Grand Masters winners and each top three male and female winner in each age group.
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    Laurel 5 May 2018 Laurel Arts League

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances researched on Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Mississippi? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Hattiesburg?

    There are many to choose from here as the Hattiesburg area is host to many 5k races throughout its many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Dash to Mardi Gras and the TCC Classic 2018 I Can! Run. These are just a few events and many more can be found throughout the year.

     

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    TCC Classic 2018 I Can! Run
    The TCC race accommodates all runners and all profits go to the Children's Center. The Centre offers free services to kids with disabilities so choose to run for a good cause! Pick-up your packet on race-day starting at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given out to overall winners and age group winners.
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    Hattiesburg 17 February 2018 Children's Center Classic
    Run Thru History 10K
    Enjoy a 10K run through Vicksburg National Military Park for this year's 39th annual Run Thru History. The commemorative race is a historical run through an American Civil War battlefield. The 10K race starts at 8:00 a.m. The event is put on by the Vicksburg YMCA.
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    Vicksburg 3 March 2018 Run Thru History
    Coke 10K
    Come to Corinth, Mississippi for a coco-cola sponsored run. Multiple big-name companies sponsor this little 10K run. The residential route is peaceful and for those that finish before the rest there's an overall total of  $4000 in prize money available.
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    Corinth 5 May 2018 Run Signup
    Gum Tree 10K
    Put on by the Tupelo Running Club, this event features a 2K and 10K race. It's one of the biggest 10K races in the state. The flat race course is USATF certified. The popular race is also inexpensive and costs only $35 for the 10K and $15 for the 2K.
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    Tupelo 12 May 2018 Races Online
    Run to Remember
    The Run to Remember 10K, 5K, and 1 mile runs take place on Memorial Day Weekend. The runs take place in Downtown Brookhaven and each participant gets a finisher's medal. A post-race Memorial Day themed party takes place post-run. The race supports the Wounded Warrior Project and participants can make additional donations to the organization upon registering for the race.
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    Brookhaven 26 May 2018 Defining Moments Events
    Run Run Rudolph 10K
    Get in the Christmas spirit with a 10K through Downtown Brookhaven. The holiday 5K/10K runs start at 8:00 a.m. Finishers each get a medal and don't forget to visit Santa Claus post-race! Post-race refreshments include holiday-themed goodies and warm hot chocolate.
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    Brookhaven 8 December 2018 Defining Moments Events

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Mississippi? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in Brookhaven?

    There are many to choose from here as Brookhaven is host to many 10k races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Run to Remember and the Run Run Rudolph 10k.  There are many other Brookhaven 10k events throughout the year.

     

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  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Mississippi River Half Marathon
    Start in Arkansas and crossover to Greenville, Mississippi in this race. Funds raised will go towards Teach For America. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through Arkansas and Mississippi. A bus will bring you back to the start since this is a point to point route. Each participant will get a chip and gun time and medical support will be on site. The cut-off time for the event is 7 hours.
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    Lake Village, AR & Greenville, MS 10 February 2018 MS River Marathon
    Midsouth Runners Half Marathon
    The Half Marathon starts at 8:00 a.m. Prices go up soon, at the end of February, so register now to get a better deal. If you're not able to get to Olive Branch to run the event, consider registering and running the half-marathon virtually.  Get your medal and shirt during packet pick-up or pay shipping to have them mailed to you.
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    Olive Branch 17 March 2018 Run Signup
    Altis Half Marathon
    A fast flat race that's USATF Certified. Rail trail comprises most of the course route on the Tanglefoot Trail. The scenic run features multiple aid stations and each participant gets a medal. A course map is available on the race's website for those curious.
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    Houston 18 March 2018 Altis Endurance
    Viking Half Marathon
    The 7th annual half marathon begins at 8:00 a.m. the morning of March 24th. The flat-course is beautiful and tree-filled. Event registration costs $55 until a price increase on February 15th. Race day registration will set you back $80, so register quick!
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    Greenwood 24 March 2018 Viking Half Marathon
    Columbus Pilgrimage Half Marathon
    The half marathon begins bright and early at 7:00 a.m. The half marathon costs $55 until a fee increase at the end of February where costs increase to $65. The route will feature plenty of aid stations located about 2 mile apart. After the finish, refreshments will be served to well-deserving runners.
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    Columbus 7 April 2018 Columbus Half Marathon
    Rise & Shine Half Marathon
    Benefiting The Arc of Southeast Mississippi, the half marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. and runs through Hub City. This year's theme 'Battle of the Bands' is sure to keep you entertained as you run 13.1 miles. Cash awards await the top three male and female finishers. Post-finish, there will be refreshments, massages, and photo ops available.
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    Hattiesburg 7 April 2018 Hattiesburg Clinic
    2018 Bring It To The Bay Half Marathon
    Choose to run the whole 13.1 miles alone or find some friends and join the relay event. A generous 4-hour time limit ensures that everyone, walkers and runners, can finish the race. Proceeds from the race go to local law enforcement and a local animal shelter. The race is chip-timed and starts at 7:00 a.m.
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    St. Louis 14 April 2018 Active
    Swinging Bridge Trail Half Marathon
    The Swinging Bridge Half Marathon is a trail run that takes place in Tishomingo State Park. A shorter route of 4 miles is available for anyone who isn't ready for half marathon distance. Finishers get a medal and a technical t-shirt. Post-Race refreshments will also be available for finishers. The race starts at 8:00 a.m.
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    Tishomingo 21 April 2018 Run Signup
    Hotter Than Hades Half Marathon
    This small race has a limit of 200 participants so register quick if you're interested. This race gets hot so make sure to train in the heat before race day. Half marathoners get a technical race shirt and a custom designed medal. Proceeds from the race go towards St. John's Episcopal Church and Camp Bratton Green. Please note, this race is timed but not chip timed.
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    Leland 16 June 2018 Races Online
    Magnolia Half Marathon
    A redesigned course provides runners with a scenic route through downtown Meridian. With your entry, you get a finisher's medal, a t-shirt, and a goodie bag. Runners will also get refreshments post-race. The evening prior, the Olive Garden will host a free pasta dinner for participants.
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    Meridian 17 November 2018 Magnolia Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Mississippi? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in Hattiesburg?

    There are many to choose from here as Hattiesburg is host to many Half Marathon races throughout it' many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the notable Half Marathon running events is the Rise and Shine Half Marathon.

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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Mississippi River Marathon
    Start in Arkansas and crossover to Greenville, Mississippi in this race. Funds raised will go towards Teach For America. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through Arkansas and Mississippi. A bus will bring you back to the start since this is a point to point route. Each participant will get a chip and gun time and medical support will be on site. The cut-off time for the event is 7 hours.
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    Lake Village, AR & Greenville, MS 10 February 2018 MS River Marathon
    Altis Marathon
    A fast flat race that's USATF Certified. Rail trail comprises most of the course route on the Tanglefoot Trail. The scenic run features multiple aid stations and each participant gets a medal. A course map is available on the race's website for those curious.
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    Houston 18 March 2018 Altis Endurance
    Magnolia Marathon
    A redesigned course provides runners with a scenic route through downtown Meridian. With your entry, you get a finisher's medal, a t-shirt, and a goodie bag. Runners will also get refreshments post-race. The evening prior, the Olive Garden will host a free pasta dinner for participants.
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    Meridian 17 November 2018 Magnolia Marathon

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and most long distance runners subscribe to this distance.  In 2017 there are currently more than 800 running events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Mississippi? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is. Many runners also expressed interest in the "goodies" and sponsorship gifts at the finishline. This can vary from running shoes to resistance bands, headphones and much more.

    What are the best Marathons in Meridian?

    There are many to choose from here as Meridian is host to many Marathon races throughout its many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the notable Marathon running events includes the Magnolia Marathon.

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  • Ultra Races
    Name City Date Website
    Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run
    Enjoy a beautiful trail run along the Longleaf Horse Trail in the De Soto National Forest. The course is a blend surfaces including dirt trails. Runners can choose to register for the 20K, 50K, or 50 mile races. The race is billed as a great first ultra thanks to the forgiving nature of the course. A 12-hour total time limit is in place for both ultra events.
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    De Soto National Forest 3 March 2018 MS 50
    Fondren Urban Ultra
    Ready to test your mental endurance? This 12 hour ultra marathon can be run individually on as part of a relay team. A short 5K loop will be your home for the next 12 hours. Run it all or just a few loops. The race runs from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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    Jackson 14 April 2018 Ultra Signup
    Badlands Mississippi Ultra
    Choose from either a 50K or 50 mile event for this race that takes place in the De Soto National Forest.  The race begins at 6:00 a.m.
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    Desoto National Forest 21 April 2018 Ultra Signup
    Big Butts 100K Relay, 100K, 50K
    Choose from a 100K, 50K, or 100K relay. You'll need to do several loops of 7.75 miles to complete this ultra event. This is one tough ultra. Mostly because of the heat. Racers have a total of 14 hours to complete the Big Butts race.
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    Clinton-Jackson 21 July 2018 Ultra Signup
    Way’s Bluff
    Choose from a 50K, 25K, or 8 mile run. This trail event features an 8 mile loop course that winds around bodies of water and through the forest. The course will also have 2 aid stations with plenty of supplies for runners. Races begin at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds fundraised will go towards the Tray Centre Trail Work Fund.
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    Canton 27 October 2018 Ultra Signup
  • Other Races to Consider
    Name City Date Website
    Fight For Air Climb
    Get your legs moving and go vertical instead of horizontal.  Climb 22 floors and help support the American Lung Association. It's a great event to participant in with friends and family. Encourage each other to live a healthier lifestyle. The climb takes place at Regions Plaza and starts at 8:00 a.m.
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    Jackson 24 February 2018 American Lung Association
    Kick Up The Dust Trail Run 4K, 8K, 14K
    Head to the Choctaw Trails this March to run 4K, 8K, or 14K in the dirt. Funds raised go towards the Good Samaritan Center. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. To save $5, make sure to register online before race day.
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    Jackson 24 March 2018 Good Samaritan Centre
    8th Annual Hot Diggity Dog 5K & 1K Dog Walk
    Do you have a pup you love to run with? It's tough to find events that allow dogs. Fortunately, there's the Hot Diggity Dog 5K. Run 3.1 miles with your pooch to support Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center. Participants can choose to run or walk with their pups and go for 5K or 1K.
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    Madison 7 April 2018 Gallant Hearts
    Rebelman Sprint Triathlon
    Looking for a new challenge? Consider the Rebelman Sprint Triathlon. The triathlon is held on the University of Mississippi campus and starts at 8:00 a.m. Participants will go for 440 metres in the water, bike 22K in Oxford and enjoy a beautiful 5K through the University campus. Students get a $10 discount on this race.
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    Oxford 8 April 2018 Rebel Man
    It Takes Two Couples Relay Event
    Enjoy a fun activity with your honey in Bay St. Louis this May. The event includes a couple relay where each participant runs 4 miles. A Singles event prior to the race will help anyone looking for a partner. The event begins at 9:00 a.m,
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    Bay St. Louis 5 May 2018 Quad Burners
    4th Annual In Hot Pursuit Duathlon & Road Run
    This event includes a 4 mile run option as well as the choice to participant in a duathlon. Relay options are available as well. Day of registration costs $50 and the race begins at 8:00 a.m.
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    Bay St. Louis 30 June 2018 Active
    Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon
    Get ready to start your engines at 6:30 a.m. for this triathlon in its 39th year. Participants will swim half a mile, bike for 27.5 miles, and run 7 miles. A limit of 400 participants will be respected. The race takes place at Lake Tiak-O'Khata and is chip timed.
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    Louisville 28 July 2018 Heart O' Dixie Triathlon
    Possum Town Triathlon
    This Possum-dedicated triathlon begins at 7:00 a.m. Racers can choose to do the race individually or as part of a relay team. There is no race day registration. Racers will swim 600 yards, bike 17 miles, and run 3.3 miles. Plenty of aid stations will be available so runners can hydrate in the heat of the summer.
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    Columbus 19 August 2018 Possum Town Triathlon
    RyanMan Triathlon
    This triathlon is dedicated to the memory of Ryan LaSource who lost his life to Leukemia at the very young age of 3 year old. This year the race proceeds will go to the Batson Children's Hospital in an effort to help the fight against childhood cancers. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and half marathon run. A relay option is also available for participants.
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    Brandon 7 October 2018 Ryan Man
    Halloween Hustle Duathlon & 4 Mile
    Looking for a spooky event to participate in around Halloween? Look no further! Get a scary medal and enjoy a post-race party with refreshments. Participants can run a 4 mile race or choose to participate in the bike-run duathlon (11 mile bike and 2 mile run).
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    Bay St. Louis 27 October 2018 Quad Burners
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