Mississippi's Guide to Running and Racing.
No matter your level of fitness, what degree you view a 5K or any distance, there is one common thread among runners; the need to know what time you just ran. More serious runners will make a point to catch a glimpse of the clock at the finish line while also checking their splits on a GPS watch. But a lot of runners simply forget to check it, stop their watch and simply miss the time at the finish line.
The natural reaction to this is to immediately approach the race timer and get your time. However, that can be the wrong move in many cases. Depending on the stage of the race, the race timer can be super busy getting the times for those who came after you. So you can wait till the awards to get your time unless you have to leave early. The best way to get the full report of your time and all those who participated is to look up the timer's website, facebook page or the race organizer's website/facebook page.
Social media has had a deep reaching impact on races and results. Most Mississippi race timers have a functional website and are really good about getting the results posted within hours of the event.
When you get to the race, if you aren't familiar with the race timer, introduce yourself and make sure you know their website. Most of them also keep information and photos from the event on their facebook pages so you'll want to like their page too. Some race timers put their logo on the race bib, so you may see who it is that way. Of course the actual finish line can be a good indication of who is handling the time too.
So what do you do if you pull up the results and you are not in them? Race timers are human and can make a mistake from time to time. Most all run backup video and can find your time. just shoot them an email and chances are, they'll have your time in a revised release of the results before the email makes it back to you.
If you run enough races with a particular timer you'll get to know them a little more. Most of the timers you'll encounter are also runners, so they truly care to make sure it's right each time. So go easy on them if they missed you, they will get you in.
Remember why we do this, for fun. So stressing about something that can easily be recovered is counterproductive. Take a deep breath and enjoy the company, and keep running.
(Have a race to add? Send us the link in the contact page)
July 4th Watermelon Classic 5K - Jackson, MS Information
July 4th All American Glow Run 5K - Bay Springs, MS Information
July 4th The Great Commissioner 4 Miler - Hazelhurst, MS Information
July 4th Stars & Stripes 5K - Oxford, MS Information
July 4th Wesson Memorial 2 Miler - Ocean Springs, MS Information
July 4th American Legion Independence Day 5K - Belmont, MS Information
July 9th Sunfish Triathlon - Meridian, MS Information
July 9th Bruce Sawmill 5K - Bruce, MS Information
July 9th Aubrey Rainey's Rainbow Dash 5K... - Grenada, MS Information
July 16th Belmont 5K 4 Charity - Belmont, MS Information
July 16th St. Joe Bruin Burn 5K - Madison, MS Information
July 23rd Become A Superhero For St Judes 10K/5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
July 30th Swinging Bridge 5K - Byram, MS Information
Aug 5th Moonlight Run 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Aug 6th Summer Beach Run 5K & Fun Run - Pass Christian, MS Information
Aug 6th I Got Your Back 5K - Olive Branch, MS Information
Aug 20th Oak Grove High School Festival 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Aug 20th Country Day 5K - Union, MS Information
Aug 20th Diamondhead 5K & Rotary 2 M Walk - Diamondhead, MS Information
Aug 20th New Hope Family 5K Run/Walk - Jackson, MS Information
Aug 27th Eastside SON Run 5K - Pearl, MS Information
Aug 27th Caustic Adrenaline Challenge - Meridian, MS Information
Aug 27th BSU-Holmes-Grenada Color Run - Grenada, MS Information
Aug 27th Ernestine Jones Memorial 5K - Senatobia, MS Information
Sept 3rd Run To The Latin Beat 5K - Jackson, MS Information
Sept 5th Labor Your Legs 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Sept 9th Tupelo Marathon & Half Marathon - Tupelo, MS Information
Sept 10th PBC D-VINE 5K - Pelahatchie, MS Information
Sept 10th Yak A Du 2M Run/2M Kayak/2M Run - Long Beach, MS Information
Sept 17th Ainsley's Angels Bridge Run 8K - Ocean Springs, MS Information
Sept 17th MS Power Roux Run 5K - Walnut Grove, MS Information
Sept 17th 300 Oaks Road Race 10K, 5K, Walk - Greenwood, MS Information
Sept 17th North MS Race Series - Olive branch, MS Information
Sept 24th Donnas Run For A Remedy 5K - Southhaven, MS Information
Sept 24th Eagle Run 5K -Luka, MS Information
Sept 24th 5K For Relay - Southhaven, MS Information
Sept 24th Blessed Are The Peacemakers 5K - Tupelo, MS Information
Sept 24th Wells Fest 5K & 1 Mile - Jackson, MS Information
Sept 24th Miles For Millie 10K/5K - SOSO, MS Information
Oct 1st Chapel of The Cross 5K - Madison, MS Information
Oct 1st Queen City Race For Life 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Oct 1st 5K For MITC - Olive Branch, MS Information
Oct 1st Austin's Shoes Run With Rotary 5K - Corinth, MS Information
Oct 1st Delta Tech 5K - Horn Lake, MS Information
Oct 8th Over The River Run 5 Miler - Vicksburg, MS Information
Oct 8th Paddle, Pant, Pedal Triathlon - Long Beach, MS Information
Oct 8th Asurion Day Of Caring 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Oct 8th The Great 38 8 Mile and 3 Mile - University, MS Information
Oct 15th Sun King 5K - Jackson, MS Information
Oct 15th Ocean Springs Rotary Night 5K - Ocean Springs, MS Information
Oct 15th Noah's Gift Memorial 5K - Hernando, MS Information
Oct 22nd State Games of MS Boo Run 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Oct 22nd Vicksburg Cathloic School 5K - Vicksburg, MS Information
Oct 22nd Glow Zombie Glow 5K - Olive Branch, MS Information
Oct 29th Sebastopolooza 5K - Sebastopol, MS Information
Oct 29th Fit To Lead 5K - Flowood, MS Information
Know of a race we missed?
Tell us about it by sending us a link through the contact page
Show us how you Go Miss. Send us photos of your races and we'll try to use them to promote running and racing in Mississippi. That is how we gomiss!
Get busy, and Go Miss!
email links to your photos in the contact page