Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi!

Upcoming Events

August 2023

Friday, August 4

Meridian Moonlight Run 5K, 2 Mile & Kid’s Fun Run - Meridian

Saturday, August 5

Moman & Harris 5K & Fun Run - Jackson

Sherry Wall 5K Walk the Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run - Oxford

Summer Beach Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Pass Christian

Running for Jesus 5K - Waynesboro

Friday, August 11

Moving on Purpose: Kelsay Dean Benefit 5K - Pontotoc

Saturday, August 12

Bay St. Louis Running Co. Run + SUP - Bay Saint Louis

Saturday, August 19

Diamondhead 5K - Diamond

Get Fit Florence 5K & Fun Run - Florence

Hannah Pote Run for Education 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Starkville

Saturday, August 26

Death By 5K 24 Hour Challenge - Brandon

Ernestine Jones Memorial Annual 5K - Senatobia

Country Day Union 5K - Union

September 2023

Saturday, September 2

Prairie Arts Festival 5K - West Point

Sunday, September 3

Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler - Tupelo

Monday, September 4

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

Saturday, September 9

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Climb - Biloxi

Stronger Together Foundation 5K & Fun Run - Meridian

Monday, September 11

911 Stair Climb 110 Story Climb, Walk or Run - Meridian

Saturday, September 16

Spread Your Wings 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Biloxi

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

Ocean Springs Bridge Run 8K & ½ Mile - Ocean Springs, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, September 23

Pacing for Preemies Milk Run 5K - Flowood, Virtual Option Available

Tallahatchie River Run 5K, 1 Mile & 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run - New Albany

DG Race 5K & Fun Run - Olive Branch

Sebastopolooza 5K & ½ Mile Fun Run - Sebastopol

The Walk by Faith 5K & Fun Run - Vicksburg

Thursday, September 28

The District Dash Donuts and Drafts 1 Mile & 1 Mile Relay - Jackson

Saturday, September 30

Wing Dang Dash 5K & ½ Mile Fun Run - Forest

Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon 5K - Gulfport

Muddy Kids Family Obstacle Mud Run - Gulfport

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

Ergon's Pink Up the Pace 5K & Fun Run - Jackson

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

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

Equitable Action Run Towards Health (EARTH) 10 Mile, 5 Mile & 2 Mile Trail Run - Roxie

October 2023

Sunday, October 1

Muddy Princess 5K (Women Only) - Gulfport

Saturday, October 7

Race for Grace 5K - Batesville

Champion Paws 5K - Olive Branch

Sunday, October 8

Phi Beta Sigma Race to Beat Cancer 5K - Southaven

Saturday, October 14

Hernando Water Tower 10K - Hernando

Tunnel to Towers 5K - Jackson

Madison Station Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Madison

Road to a Cure 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Osyka

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

Le Bonheur Pumpkin Run 5K & 400m Kids' Fun Run - Tupelo, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, October 21

Harley 5K - Biloxi

Sunday, October 22

Harley Half Marathon - Biloxi

Saturday, October 28

Bay Saint Louis Cult Classics 5K - Bay Saint Louis

Mark Anderson End Polio Now 5K - Ridgeland

November 2023

Saturday, November 4

Run the River Ultra Challenge and Relay - Petal

Saturday, November 11

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

Hearts of Compassion 5K - Ridgeland

Saturday, November 18

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

Turkey Leg Relay - Meridian

Thursday, November 23

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

Saturday, November 25

Stennis Space Center Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K - Stennis Space Center

December 2023

Saturday, December 2

Yule Run 8K & 5K - Clinton, Virtual Option Available

Saturday, December 9

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon & Half Marathon - Biloxi

Sunday, December 10

Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K & 1 Mile Kid’s Run - Biloxi

January 2023

Monday, January 15

MLK Unity 5K - Southaven

Saturday, January 27

Casino Bridge Run 10K & 5K - Biloxi

Frostbite Half Marathon 10K & 5K - Starkville

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.