- Date(s): Sat, Feb 19
- Time: 7:00 am
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/MississippiBluesMarathon/?ref=page_internal
The Mississippi Blues Marathon is BACK with an in-person edition of the race with the usual post-race Festival on Saturday, February 19, 2022! The Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon takes place in Downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city. With live music before, after, and throughout the course, the Mississippi Blues Marathon proves to be one-of-a-kind.
Challenge yourself with the marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with our “Quarter Note” quarter marathon. You can even create a team of five runners and tackle the course as a relay team. Four of you take on five-mile legs with the final runner going the 6.2 miles to the end. With the Mississippi Blues Marathon, there really is something for everyone! With room for experienced marathoners and first-time racers, the Mississippi Blues Marathon gives you an opportunity to run the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K or Marathon Relay.
It’s not just about the running either. The event is also a huge street party filled with enthusiastic supporters encouraging their friends and family to complete the races. You’ll see expert runners tackle the marathon in about 2 hours, 30 minutes and you can watch the inspiring determination of the racers who finish the course near its 7-hour time limit. If you’ve never experienced a fun, top-notch marathon atmosphere, you’ll want to come on down and join the event!
The Start/Finish area is located at the Mississippi State Capitol Complex, 400 High Street, Jackson, MS 39201 – All races will start on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol Complex (400 High Street Jackson, MS) at the finish line in front of the Mississippi State Capitol Complex on High Street!
Friday, February 18
11am – 6pm: Packet Pickup + New Registration
Saturday, February 19
6am: Late Packet Pick-up
7:15am: Celebrity Opening Remarks
7:25am: National Anthem
7:30am: Marathon, Half Marathon, + Marathon Relay Start!
8am: 10K + 5K Start!