Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi!

Upcoming Events

May 2021

Saturday, May 1

Coke 10K - Corinth, Virtual Option Available

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

Miles for Missions 5K Run & 2M Walk - Collinsville

YMCA Cotton Classic 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk & 1M Fun Run - Virtual Event

Okatoma Festival 5K & 1M Fun Run - Collins

Thursday, May 6

Run Foster Run 5K & 1M Fun Run - Ridgeland

Friday, May 7

Not Yo Mama's 5K - Senatobia

Saturday, May 8

Mom's Day 5K - Flowood

Gum Tree 10K & 2K Fun Run - Tupelo, 10K Virtual Option Available

Woolmarket Duathlon #2 2M, 11M Bike Race & 2M Run - Woolmarket

Farm to Fork Run 10K & 5K - Hattiesburg

PCS Spring Jingle Run 5K & 1M Color Run - Hattiesburg, Virtual Option Available

Friday, May 14

Mississippi National Guard Memorial 5K - Flowood

Saturday, May 15

Death by Duathlon - Brandon

Three Foot Festival 10K, 5K & 1M Fun Run - Meridian

Run for the Money 5K & Fun Run - Mendenhall

Saturday, May 22

Catfish in the Alley 5K - Columbus

Saturday, May 29

Run to Remember 10K, 5K & 1M Kids Run - Brookhaven

Emile Craig Memorial Crayola Classic 5K, 10K & Fun Run - Pearl

Dusty's Make A Wish 5K, 2M & Fun Run - Meridian

Pursuit of Fun 5K & 1M Run - Gulfport

June 2021

Saturday, June 5

Rez Loop Challenge, 12 Hour Run - Brandon

State Games of Mississippi 5K & 1M Fun Run - Meridian

Saturday, June 12

Lake Run 5K & 1M Fun Run - Quitman

Running with the King 5K - Tupelo, Virtual Option Available

Dog Days 5K & 2 Mile Walk - Hattiesburg

Saturday, June 19

Woolmarket Duathlon #3 3M, 11M Bike Race & 1M Run - Woolmarket

Hotter than Hades Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K & Kids Fun Run - Leland, Virtual Option Available

Run4TheKids 5K & 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run - Hattiesburg

Saturday, June 26

Southern Firecracker 70.3 Triathlon - Grenada

July 2021

Saturday, July 17

Kroc & Roll Sunset 5K, 10K & 1M Fun Run - Biloxi

Splash Dash 5K & 1M Kids Run - Brookhaven

Bay St. Louis Sprint Triathlon - Bay St Louis

Made in the Shade 5K & 1M Fun Run - Flowood

Saturday, July 24

Heart O' Dixie Triathlon - Louisville

1 Mile Marathon Challenge 26.2M Relay - Brandon

Saturday, July 31

Big Butts 100K, 50K Trail Run & 100K Relay - Jackson

August 2021

Saturday, August 7

Phoenix Triathlon Sprint 1/3M Swim, 17M Bike & 5K Run - Meridian

Saturday, August 28 - Sunday, August 29

Death By 5K, Complete Ten 5K in 24 Hours - Brandon

September 2021

Sunday, September 5

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

Saturday, September 18

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

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

Saturday, September 25

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

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

October 2021

Saturday, October 2

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

Hub City Hustle Triathlon & Sprint Duathlon - Oloh

Saturday, October 9

Hernando Water Tower 10K - Hernando, Virtual Option Available

Sunday, October 10

Deep South Half Distance Triathlon & Relay - Brandon

Saturday, October 16

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

Saturday, October 23

Trick or Treat Trot 5K Run & 1M Kids Run - Brookhaven, 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.