February 25th, 2017

    The Children's Center Classic 10K - 5K - Fun Run was held in Hattiesburg, MS for the 3rd annual event under beautiful blue skies with a crisp chill in the air. Over 400 participants registered for the annual event with 80 plus alone signing up for the fun run.
    This race was aided by the ARC Freedom Riders who are made up mostly of Pine Belt Pacer volunteers. These teams give up their time and race to push children in their racing chairs, sharing the trip with 2-3 person per team. To be at the finish and see the look of sheer excitement on the kids faces as they come to the finish line makes all the hard work that goes into this race possible. 
   As race organizers work tirelessly to make this event grow each year, many racers return for the chance to give back in a very personal way.
      Set against the backdrop of the University of Southern Mississippi's Payne Center, the Children's Center Classic is proving to be the sort of event runners throughout the state want to be a part of.

  Mark it on your calendar for February 24th, 2018 and join us in beautiful Hattiesburg.