Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi!

Upcoming Events

April 2024

Friday, April 5

Purple Up! 5K & Fun Run - Collinsville

Saturday, April 6

Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival 5K - Cleveland

Austin's Shoes Run with Rotary 5K - Corinth

Anytime Fitness Redlands Run 5K - Fulton

Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Hattiesburg

Hot Diggity Dog 5K & 1-Mile Dog Walk - Jackson

Rock the Cause 5K - Pascagoula

Sunday, April 7

Jeremy Conant Memorial 2-Mile Color Run - Starkville

Saturday, April 13

Southern Miss Color Run 5K - Hattiesburg

Miles for Mamas 5K & Fun Run - Jackson

Leap 4 The Lily Pad 5K & Fun Run - Ridgeland

BankPlus 5K - Newton

Wednesday, April 17

Riverboat Series - Day 3 26.2 Mile & 13.1 Mile - Hollandale

Friday, April 19

Threefoot Mile - Meridian

Saturday, April 20

Spring Color Fun Run - Biloxi

Zoe Ministries' 4th Annual RUN4ZOE 5K - Cleveland, Virtual Option Available

Rockin' Railroad Festival 5K & Fun Run - Hazlehurst

Flight to the Finish 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Jackson

Fondren Urban Ultra 12 Hour Run - Jackson

Trail of DREAMs 5K Trail Run - Purvis

SaintsFest 5K & Fun Run - Ridgeland

Saturday, April 27

Be the Light 5K & Fun Run - Canton

Farm to Fork 10K & 5K - Hattiesburg, Virtual Option Available

May 2024

Saturday, May 4

Coke 10K - Corinth, Virtual Option Available

Hickory Flat Rebel Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Hickory Flat

Day in the Park 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Laurel

Spring into Wellness 5K & Fun Run - Ridgeland

Saturday, May 11

Running with the Blues 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Bay Saint Louis

Chillin' in the Hills 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Vicksburg

Saturday, May 18

Blessed Are the Peacemakers 5K & Kids’ Fun Run - Tupelo, Virtual Option Available

June 2024

Saturday, June 1

State Games of Mississippi 5K - Meridian

Wednesday, June 5

Global Running Day in the Bay 5K - Bay Saint Louis

Saturday, June 8

Dog Days 5-Mile, 5K & 2-Mile - Hattiesburg

Rainbow Run 5K & Half Mile Kid’s Fun Run - Jackson

Lake Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Quitman

Saturday, June 22

Topper Trail Showdown 15K, 10K & 5K - Houston

State Games of Mississippi 4.6 Mile Trail Race - Meridian

July 2024

Thursday, July 4

Green Street Mile - Tupelo

Saturday, July 13

Frida 5Kahlo - Bay Saint Louis

Wednesday, July 27

Heart O' Dixie Triathlon - Louisville

August 2024

Saturday, August 3

Running for Jesus 5K & 1-Mile Walk - Waynesboro

Saturday, August 24

Ernestine Jones Memorial Annual 5K - Senatobia

Saturday, August 31

Prairie Arts Festival 5K - West Point

Death by 5K Challenge - Brandon

September 2024

Sunday, September 1

Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler - Tupelo

Saturday, September 7

Spread Your Wings 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run - Biloxi, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, September 14

Tunnel to Towers 5K - Biloxi

Saturday, September 21

DG Race 5K & Kid’s Fun Run - Olive Branch, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, September 28

Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon 5K - Gulfport

Just Jesus 5K - Tupelo

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.