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
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
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
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
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
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.