Saturday, December 3
Run Run Rudolph 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Kid's Run - Brookhaven
Holiday Hustle 5K - Canton
"You Can't Catch Me!" Yule Run 8K & 5K - Clinton, Virtual Option Available
Oh What Fun! 5K - Flowood
Crusader 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Hattiesburg
Run Run Ruduck 5K & Kid’s Run - Leland
Jingle Bells 5K - Long Beach
Candy Cane 5K Dash & 1 Mile Fun Run - Meridian
Ainsley's Angels 9th Annual Cannonball Roll 5K - Raymond
Redleg Charity 5K - Starkville
Reindeer Run 5K - Vicksburg
Saturday, December 10
Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend 5K & 1 Mile Kid's Run - Biloxi
Fit for Ag / Jingle Bell Jog Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run - Madison
Rudolph Run 10K & 5K - Pontotoc
Sunday, December 11
Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend 26.2 Mile & 13.1 Mile Run - Biloxi
Saturday, December 17
Winter Half Marathon Classic 13.1 Mile, 10K & 5K - Grenada
Lake Caroline 15K - Lake Caroline
Sonny Rush Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Meridian
Pass to the Bay 10K & 1 Mile Run - Pass Christian
Saturday, December 31
Ring in Your Faith 10K & 5K - Madison
Last Chance to Run 15K, 5K & 1 Mile Run - Woolmarket
Saturday, January 7
Frosty Kroc Run 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Run - Biloxi
Flora Fit Frosty 5K - Flora
The Great Scorpion Trail Run 50K, 25K & 12.5K - Meridian
Monday, January 16
MLK Unity 5K - Southaven
Saturday, January 28
Casino Bridge Run 10K & 5K - Biloxi
Harley Half Marathon 10K & 5K - Biloxi
Frostbite Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Starkville
Sunday, January 29
Harley Half Marathon - Biloxi
Saturday, February 4
Mississippi River Marathon 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile & 5K Run - Start in Lake Village, AR; Ends in Greenville
Wednesday, February 8
Tread-Away on CRMO at the Dam 5K - Grenada
Saturday, February 11
Frosty 15 Mile & 15K Trail Race - Madison
Saturday, February 25
Mississippi Blues Marathon 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 6.5 Mile, 5K & 26.2 Mile Relay - Jackson
Friday, March 3
Mississippi 50 Trail Run 100 Mile - Laurel
Saturday, March 4
Camp Shelby Norwegian Foot March and Extra Miles Marathon - Hattiesburg
Mississippi 50 Trail Run 50 Mile, 50K & 20K - Laurel
Run Thru History 10K & 5K - Vicksburg
Saturday, March 18
Run the Rainbow for Children's Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Jackson
Wednesday, March 22
Gulf Coast Series - Day 3, 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 10K & 5K - Gulfport
Saturday, March 25
Breaking the Loop 22 Miler, 11 Miler, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile - Flowood
Saturday, April 1
Zoe Ministries' RUN4ZOE 5K - Cleveland, Virtual Option Available
Austin's Shoes Run with Rotary 5K - Corinth
Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Hattiesburg
My Choices 5K for Life - Ripley, Virtual Option Available
Saturday, April 15
Ridgeland Endurance Weekend 13.1 Mile, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Ridgeland
Wednesday, April 19
Riverboat Marathon Series, Day 3 - Hollandale
Saturday, April 22
Haulin’ for Hayden 5K & Fun Run - Columbia
Fondren Urban Ultra 12-Hour Run & 12-Hour Relay - Jackson
Saturday, April 29
Reconnect 4 Autism Color Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Corinth, Virtual Option Available
Saturday, May 13
Farm to Fork Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Hattiesburg
Saturday, May 20
Renaissance Marathon Festival 10K & 5K - Ridgeland
Sunday, May 21
Renaissance Marathon Festival 26.2 Mile & 13.1 Mile - Ridgeland
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.