Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi!

Upcoming Events

November 2023

Saturday, November 4

Kingdom Run 5K - Burnsville, Virtual Option Available

Greene County Fair 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Leakesville

Run the River Ultra Challenge and Relay - Petal

Street Fair R&R 5K Challenge 50K - Picayune

Saturday, November 11

Gateway to the Delta 10 Miler & 5K - Batesville

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

Sean Cooley Memorial 5K & 1 Mile - Ocean Springs

Hearts of Compassion 5K - Ridgeland

Saturday, November 18

2nd Annual Rick Osness Buddy Half Marathon Relay - Carriere

Run4TheKids 5K & ½ Mile Kids Fun Run - Hattiesburg

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 2024

Monday, January 15

MLK Unity 5K - Southaven

Saturday, January 27

Casino Bridge Run 10K & 5K - Biloxi

Frostbite Half Marathon 10K & 5K - Starkville

February 2024

Saturday, February 3

Mississippi River Marathon 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile & 5K - Greenville

Saturday, February 10

Frosty 15 15 Mile & 15K Trail Run - Madison

Saturday, February 24

Mississippi Blues Marathon 26.2 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 10K & 5K - Jackson

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.