Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi!

Upcoming Events

September 2021

Saturday, September 4

Boys & Girls Club of Iuka Labor Day 5K - Iuka

Prairie Arts Festival 5K - West Point

Yak-A-Du Kayak Duathlon 2M Run + 2M Kayak + 2M Run - Long Beach

Sunday, September 5

Tupelo Marathon and 14.2M Run - Tupelo, Virtual Option Available

Monday, September 6

Labor Your Legs 5K & 1M Fun Run - Hattiesburg

Saturday, September 11

Save Just One 5K Memory Run/Walk & 1M Fun Run - Columbus

Tunnel to Towers Biloxi 5K - Biloxi

Sunday, September 12

Noah's Gift 5K Run, Walk or Skate - Hernando, Virtual Event

Saturday, September 18

The 31st Annual Dragon Fly Sprint Triathlon 1/2M Swim, 18M Bike & 4M Run - Sardis

"We Got Milk" 5K - Flowood

Ainsley's Angels 6th Annual Spread Your Wings 5K & 1M Fun Run - Biloxi, Virtual Option Available

Lylah Grey's Ray of Hope 5K - Booneville, Virtual Option Available

300 Oaks Road Race 10K, 5K & 1M Fun Run - Greenwood

Ingalls 5K on the Causeway - Pascagoula

Saturday, September 25

Dash for Dementia 5K & Fun Run - Meridian

DG Race 5K & 1M Fun Run - Olive Branch, Virtual Option Available

Magnolia Meltdown Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run - Ridgeland

Run for Your Prostate 15K - Tupelo

BNA Bank Tallahatchie River Run 5K, 1M & 1/2M Fun Run - New Albany

October 2021

Saturday, October 2

Stop, Drop, and Roll Run 10K, 5K & 1M Fun Run - Summit

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

Hub City Hustle Triathlon & Sprint Duathlon - Oloh

Cemetery Hill 50K & 10M - Flowood

DG Race 5K & 1M Fun Run - Olive Branch

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

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

Laurel Animal Rescue League 5K - Laurel

Buddies Not Bullies Glow 1M Run - Corinth

Remember My Name 5K - Hattiesburg

Saturday, October 9

Hernando Water Tower 10K - Hernando, Virtual Option Available

Sunday, October 10

Deep South Half Distance Triathlon & Relay - Brandon

Saturday, October 16

Mississippi Blues Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M, 6.5M Run & 26.2M Relay - Jackson

Thursday, October 21

Purple Dress Run 5K - Jackson

Saturday, October 23

Trick or Treat Trot 5K Run & 1M Kids Run - Brookhaven, Virtual Option Available

The Outlaw Race Ultra (42 miles), Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K - Hattiesburg

The Pink Dress 5K - Gulfport

Lady Tiger Softball 5K - Laurel

Kingdom Run 5K - Burnsville, Virtual Option Available

Petal Jaycees Halloween 5K & Fun Run - Petal

Saturday, October 30

Hope Continues 5K & 1M Run - Tupelo

Casa Superhero 5K & 1M Fun Run - Oxford

Jim O'Daniel 5K & 1M Fun Run - Clinton

Sebastopolooza 5K Race & Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run - Sebastopol

Hill's Dog Jog 5K - Starkville

November 2021

Saturday, November 6

Wiggle Waggle Rescue 5K & 1M Fun Run - Flowood

Superhero 5K in the Bay - Bay St. Louis

Saturday, November 13

Ridgeland Endurance Weekend Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & The Little Rascals Children Fun Run - Ridgeland

Gateway to the Delta 10M & 5K - Batesville

Kamassa Half Marathon 10K, 5K & 1M Fun Run - Crystal Springs

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

Saturday, November 20

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

Magnolia Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M & 26.2M Relay - Meridian

Thursday, November 25

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

Turkey Day 8K - Ridgeland

Sunday, November 28

Wesley Road Race 5K & 1M Fun Run - Hattiesburg

December 2021

Saturday, December 4

Battle on Buffett Beach 5K Obstacle Run - Pascagoula

Ainsley's Angels 8th Annual Cannonball Roll 5K - Raymond

Run Run Rudolph 10K, 5K & 1M Fun Run - Brookhaven, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, December 11 - Sunday, December 12

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & 1 Fun Run - Biloxi

Saturday, December 18

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

Saturday, December 18 - Sunday, December 19

Death By 10K, Complete five 10K in 24 Hours - Brandon

January 2022

Saturday, January 22

Frostbite Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Starkville

Saturday, January 29

Casino Bridge Run 10K/5K Run & 5K Competitive Walk - Biloxi

Harley Half Marathon 10K & 5K Run - Biloxi

Sunday, January 30

Harley Half Marathon 13.1M Run - Biloxi

February 2022

Saturday, February 5

Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Run - Start in Lake Village, AR; Ends in Greenville, MS

Saturday, February 12

Frosty 15, 15M & 15K Trail Run - Madison

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.