Mississippi's Guide to Running and Racing.

     The Bling Thing Once upon a time, most runners gave little thought to awards outside the usual suspects of fierce competitors. These days, the awards have expanded to include... well a lot of competitors. No longer are the top spots the only sought after awards; or the places that are most intriguing. Now there are Masters, Grand Masters and age groups in 5 and 10 year spans. Once the awards were mostly trophies and the bigger the award, the higher you placed. But since the running boom of 2010 and even before in a lot of cases, races have gotten more creative and frugal in there awards. Labor Your Legs 5K in Hattiesburg have used tiles for the last few years and carved out a nice little niche with their uniqueness. Many small races have opted for simple one design medals to save money. Some races go a little further in their design for an award such as those pictured below from the Brick Street Classic in Clinton. From statuettes to cups and plaques, many races have started to look beyond just having a race to how they can make their race an experience all it's own. 

Tutus are becoming more common

Half Marathon in this attire? You have my respect.

Honoring those lost in the line of duty.

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February 2016 

Feb 13th Mississippi River Marathon & Half Mar - Greenville, MS Information
Feb 13th Qpid 5K - Ellisville, MS Information
Feb 13th Run For Rotary 5K - Ridgeland, MS Information
Feb 13th 4th Annual PCTF Lighthouse Dash - Petal, MS Information
Feb 13th Valentine's Day 8K - Ocean Springs, MS Information
Feb 13th Cupid Shuffle 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Feb 20th Race For The Laces 5K - Flora Information
Feb 20th SportsG Insurance Make A Difference 5k - Ridgeland, MS Information 
Feb 20th Arbor Day 5K - Biloxi, MS Information
Feb 20th Run Oxford's Mighty Half & 5K - Oxford, MS Information
Feb 20th The Inn At Ole Miss Grand Prix - Oxford, MS Information
Feb 20th The 5th Annual Silence Hides Violence 5K - Tupelo, MS Information
Feb 27th Children's Center Classic 10K/5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Feb 27th Sportsfit Superhero 5K - Leaksville, MS Information
Feb 27th Read, Write, Run For Renaissance 5K - Pacc Christian, MS Information
Feb 27th Cougar Chase 5K - Flowood, MS Information
Feb 27th Mustang Madness 5K - Mantachie, MS Information
Feb 29th Leap Day 5K - Oxford, MS Information

March 2016 

Mar 5th 37th Annual Run Through History - Vicksburg, MS Information
Mar 5th Carl Touchstone MS50 Trail Run - Laurel, MS Information
Mar 5th March For Meals 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Mar 5th Run For Your Buns - Tupelo, MS Information
Mar 5th Community Bank Glow Run 5K - Southhaven, MS Information
Mar 12th Cleary Baptist Church Running On Faith 5K - Florence, MS Information
Mar 12th Manning Fund 5K - Richland, MS Information
Mar 12th St. Patrick's Day 5K - Biloxi, MS Information
Mar 12th Legal Beagle 5K - Jackson, MS Information
Mar 12th Russ McWhirter Memorial 5K Run/Walk - Ecru, MS Information
Mar 12th The St Pats 20K/10K - Tupelo, MS Information
Mar 12th Head Over Heels 5K - Columbia, MS Information
Mar 18th 9th Annual Irish-Italian Festival 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Mar 19th Running For A Reason 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Mar 19th 321 Run Up For Downs - Ridgeland, MS Information
Mar 19th Band of Braves 5K - Ellisville, MS Information
Mar 19th St. Paddy's Day 5K - Jackson, MS Information
Mar 19th Rosemary's Run 5K - Boonville, MS Information
Mar 19th Uncle Bunky Memorial 10K - Columbus, MS Information
Mar 19th Pink Heals Powder 5K - Pontotoc, MS Information
Mar 19th Relay For Life of Jones County 5K - Ellisville, MS Information
Mar 19th 2016 Equinox Ultra 100M,50M,50K,10M,10K Meadville, MS Information
Mar 26th Brick Street Classic 5K - Clinton, MS Information
Mar 26th Blake Mounce Memorial Run For The Park - Ecru, MS Information
Mar 26th Viking Half Marathon & 5K - Greenwood, MS Information
Mar 30th Strides For St. Jude - Mississippi State University, MS Information

April 2016 

Apr 1st Brain Injury Awareness 5K - Mantachie, MS Information
Apr 2nd Rise & Shine Half Marathon & 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Apr 2nd Caustic Adrenaline Challenge (Mud Run) - Enterprise, MS Information
Apr 2nd 10th Annual Sweetness Fight Against Obesity - Jackson, MS Information
Apr 2nd Fill Your Heart...and Run For Kayla 5K, 10K - Summit, MS Information
Apr 2nd Columbus Pilgrimage Half Marathon & 5K - Columbus, MS Information
Apr 2nd My Choices 5k4life - Ripley, MS Information
Apr 2nd The Autism Run and Walk 5K - Tupelo, MS Information
Apr 2nd Dog Jog 5K & Mile - Starkville, MS Information
Apr 2nd Rush To Brush 5K 7 10K - Flowood, MS Information
Apr 9th Run For The Roses 5K - Prentiss, MS Information
Apr 9th Mud Bug Run 5K - Lumberton, MS Information
Apr 9th Run For Hope 5K Glow Run - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Apr 9th Breakfast of Champions 5K - Oxford, MS Information
Apr 9th 1st Choice Race For ... 5K/3K Walk - New Albany, MS Information
Apr 9th Estorbo 5K Challenge - Mooreville, MS Information
Apr 9th We Belize 5K - Petal, MS Information
Apr 9th Save Our Children Color 5K Run/Walk - Richton, MS Information
Apr 9th Susan G Komen Race For The Cure - Jackson, MS Information
Apr 9th 10K For Education - Laurel, MS Information
Apr 16th Anderson Cup Road Race 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Apr 16th Riverfest Diamond Jacks 5K - Vicksburg, MS Information
Apr 16th Gulf Coast Classic 10K & 2 Mile - Pass Christian, MS Information
Apr 16th Old Cotton Mill 5K - Mississippi State University, MS Information
Apr 16th Kylo Run 5K (Star Wars Themed) - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Apr 19th Mississippi State University Run - MSU, MS Informaiton
Apr 22nd Walk Run Wag 5K - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Apr 23rd FiveK For The Fatherless - Ridgeland, MS Information
Apr 23rd Mustang Stampede 5K - Ellisville, MS Information
Apr 23rd Double Decker Spring Run 5K, 10K - Oxford, MS Information
Apr 23rd ICC WELLFIT 365 5K - Fulton, MS Information
Apr 23rd Earth Day 10K - Starkville, MS Information
Apr 23rd Child Abuse Awareness 5K - Pontotoc, MS Information
Apr 23rd Strides For Seizures 5K - Jackson, MS Information
Apr 24th Silver Shuffle 5 Mile - Hattiesburg, MS Information
Apr 30th Team TNT 5K - Meridian, MS Information
Apr 30th Just GO 5K Run/Walk - Tupelo, MS Information
Apr 30th Reconnect 4 Autism Color Run - Corinth, MS Information
Apr 30 Paws n Claws 5K - Ridgeland, MS Information
Apr 30th Woolmarket Biathlon #1 - Woolmarket, MS Information

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