Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi!

Upcoming Events

October 2022

Saturday, October 1

Algoma Crosstie Festival 5K - Algoma

Noah's Gift 5K - Hernando, Virtual Option Available

Rainbow Run 5K - Jackson

Dancing Rabbit Festival 5K - Macon

NCHS 5K 4Tennis Run - Macon

A Day in the Country 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Madison

Sunset on Cancer 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Ocean Springs

Ivy Trek Ultra 50K, 25K & 12.5K Trail Race - Quitman

Summit Fire Dept 10K, 5K & Fun Run - Summit

Sunday, October 2

Hoefler Strong 5K - Oxford, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, October 8

Octoberfest 5K & 10K - Cleveland

Hernando Water Tower 10K - Hernando, Virtual Option Available

Tunnel to Towers 5K - Jackson

Road to a Cure 5K & 1 Mile - Osyka

Racing for Y’unity 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Picayune

Mark Anderson Memorial 5K Run - Ridgeland

Rotary District 6820 End Polio Now 5K - Ridgeland

Sebastopolooza 5K & ½ Mile Fun Run - Sebastopol

Over the River Run 5M & Kids Run - Vicksburg

Saturday, October 15

Blue Springs 5K - Blue Springs

Madison Station Half Marathon 10K & 5K - Madison

Pumpkin Run 5K & 1 Mile Mini-Pumpkin Run - Meridian

Rotary Club of Ocean Springs 5K - Ocean Springs

Hub City Hustle Triathlon & Duathlon - Oloh

Le Bonheur Pumpkin Run 5K & Kid’s Run - Tupelo

Thursday, October 20

Purple Dress Run 5K - Jackson

Saturday, October 22

Trick or Treat Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Brookhaven

Buddies Not Bullies Glow 1 Mile Run - Corinth

Run A Mile in Our Shoes 5K for Dyslexia & 1 Mile Fun Run - Hattiesburg, Virtual Option Available

Laps for Little Ones 5K & Fun Run - Madison

Queen City Race for Life 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Meridian

Mississippi Ale House Lederhosen 5K - Olive Branch

SaintsFest 5K & Fun Run - Ridgeland

Mad Scientist 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Vicksburg

Saturday, October 29

Kingdom Run - Burnsville, Virtual Option Available

Hap Hudson 5K - Clinton

Scarecrow Stroll 5K & Fun Run - Fulton

Kappa Delta's Spooky Shamrock 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Hattiesburg

6 Hour Run the River Ultra Challenge & Relay - Petal

Hope Continues 5K & 1 Mile - Tupelo

Shamrock 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - University

Spooky Sprint 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Vicksburg

November 2022

Friday, November 4

St. Alphonsus Night of Neon 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Ocean Springs

Saturday, November 5

Gateway to the Delta 10M & 5K - Batesville

Mississippi Boychoir 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Flowood, Virtual Option Available

Fuel to Fight Cancer 5K - Hattiesburg

NFStrong 5K for Neurofibromatosis - Madison, Virtual Option Available

JA's Will 5K - Olive Branch, Virtual Option Available

Picayune Street Festival 5K Glow Run & Championship 1 Mile Run - Picayune

Hearts of Compassion 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Ridgeland

Buffalo Run 5K & 15K - Tupelo

Vardaman Sweet Potato 5K - Vardaman

Friday, November 11

5K Glow Run & 1 Mile Fun Run - Starkville

Saturday, November 12

Sam C Ladner Memorial VFW Veterans Day 5K - Bay St Louis

Kamassa 2022 Race Series: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Crystal Springs

Run for Hope 5K, 10K Trail Run, 2 Mile & Fun Run - Meridian

MSG Sean Cooley Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Ocean Springs

Champion Paws 5K - Olive Branch

Saturday, November 19

12K's for the Holidays Charity Run 12K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Jackson

Apex Turkey Dash 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Magee

Magnolia Marathon & Half Marathon - Meridian

Thursday, November 24

Bay St. Louis Turkey Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Bay St Louis

Turkey Day 8K & 1/4 Mile Turkey Trot - Ridgeland

Saturday, November 26

Stennis Space Center Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K - John C. Stennis Space Center

December 2022

Saturday, December 3

Run Run Rudolph 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Kid's Run - Brookhaven

"You Can't Catch Me!" Yule Run 8K & 5K - Clinton, Virtual Option Available

Crusader 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Hattiesburg

Ainsley's Angels 9th Annual Cannonball Roll 5K - Raymond

Redleg Charity 5K - Starkville

Saturday, December 10

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend 5K run & 1 Mile Kid's Run - Biloxi

Fit for Ag / Jingle Bell Jog Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run - Madison

Sunday, December 11

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend 26.2 Mile & 13.1 Mile Run - Biloxi

Saturday, December 17

Winter Half Marathon Classic 13.1 Mile, 10K & 5K - Grenada

Sonny Rush Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Meridian

January 2023

Monday, January 16

MLK Unity 5K - Southaven

Saturday, January 28

Casino Bridge Run 10K & 5K - Biloxi

Harley Half Marathon 10K & 5K - Biloxi

Frostbite Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Starkville

Sunday, January 29

Harley Half Marathon - Biloxi

February 2023

Saturday, February 4

Mississippi River Marathon 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile & 5K Run - Start in Lake Village, AR; Ends in Greenville

Saturday, February 11

Frosty 15 Mile & 15K Trail Race - Madison

Saturday, February 25

Mississippi Blues Marathon 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 6.5 Mile, 5K & 26.2 Mile Relay - Jackson

March 2023

Friday, March 3

Mississippi 50 Trail Run 100 Mile - Laurel

Saturday, March 4

Camp Shelby Norwegian Foot March and Extra Miles Marathon - Hattiesburg

Mississippi 50 Trail Run 50 Mile, 50K & 20K - Laurel

Run Thru History 10K & 5K - Vicksburg

Saturday, March 18

Run the Rainbow for Children's Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Jackson

Wednesday, March 22

Gulf Coast Series - Day 3, 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 10K & 5K - Gulfport

Saturday, March 25

RUN4ZOE 5K - Cleveland, Virtual Option Available

While upcoming events have been canceled and/or postponed to help protect our communities and stop the spread of COVID-19, there are many things we can do to ensure we are getting 30 minutes of exercise in, most days of the week.

Get out and smell the magnolias!

The weather in Mississippi is mild, so it’s the perfect time. The key to walking or running will be to avoid popular trails or walking tracks. Stick to your neighborhood and be sure to maintain social distance and stay 6 feet away from any neighbors you may encounter.

Hit the stairs!

Be sure to warm-up first then run or walk the stairs for 15 minutes. If you need more of a challenge you can even side-step your way up and down, use the stairs to do push-ups or use the stairs to do step-ups. You’ll engage some different muscles and get the blood pumping.

The hunt is on!

If you have kids, try a scavenger hunt! Be creative and start inside and end in the backyard. Here are some suggestions to include in your hunt: something blue, puzzles, legos, a favorite toy, dad’s grill or even a flower or pinecone. Pinterest has tons of ideas to get you started.

Use sidewalk chalk!

Teach kids a math lesson outside or get in some physical activity. Draw a hopscotch, create a version of Twister, draw a maze or write down different activities for kids to do like jumping jacks, stretching or running in place.

The ideas are endless, just be sure to stay active!

We compile this calendar listing from various running and walking events in Mississippi that are sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and create links when more information is available. Be sure to check the details of each event for registration costs, deadlines and details, including changes and cancellations.