Mississippi Blues Marathon 2019

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Event Category: Running, 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and Team Relay

  • Event Details

    Mississippi Blues Marathon 2019

    Date: 26th January 2019

    Start Time: 7:00am

    Location: Jackson, Mississippi

    Distance: Marathon | Half Marathon | Quarter Marathon | 5K | Relay


    Event Overview

    The 12th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on January 26, 2019 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.

    Since their inaugural race in 2008, the event has worked to showcase Jackson and the rich Blues history of the state, with a portion of proceeds going to the Mississippi Blues Commission’s Musicians’ Benevolent Fund.

    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!

    #RunTheBlues


    Course

    Mississippi Blues Marathon

    The Marathon (26.2 miles) course is USATF-certified.

    Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Time: 7:00 am
    Where: Jackson, MS

    The marathon course takes runners on a scenic tour of the capitol city, passing historic landmarks, centers of education and numerous residential areas conveying the personality of Jackson.

    Runners also get a taste of authentic Mississippi Blues with live music around the course. The Mississippi Blues Marathon has been an official Boston Qualifier each year.

    Mississippi Blues Half Marathon

    Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

    Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Time: 7:00 am
    Where: Jackson, MS

    The half marathon is our most popular race event and continues to grow in popularity each year! According to Running USA, the half marathon has been the fastest growing road race distance in the United States, and for seven consecutive years (2006–12), the number of 13.1 mile finishers in the U.S. has grown by 10 percent or more each year.

    Course Change

    The Half Marathon course separates from the Marathon at a different location this year. The course does NOT turn right on Lakeland Drive at the Chevron Station as it has in the past. Half Marathoners will continue straight with the marathon until just past the 7-mile mark. The two courses will split at Ridge Drive, with the Marathon turning left and the Half Marathon turning right. It will be clearly marked

    Mississippi Blues Quarter Marathon

    Quarter Note (6.5 miles)

    Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Time: 7:00 am
    Where: Jackson, MS

    The “Quarter Note” was introduced to our race lineup in 2015. If you’re a brand new runner, a walker, or just like to keep your mileage low, the new 10.5k quarter marathon will give you the starting line excitement of Mississippi’s largest road race and a finish line experience shared with the marathoners and half marathoners.

    “Quarter Note” runners will cover the first 4.5 miles and the last two miles of the marathon and half marathon courses, complete with live music, aid stations and cheering crowds. “Quarter Note” runners will get the same registration packet as the marathoners, including our popular race shirt, bag, and limited edition CD, along with a great finisher’s medal.

    So get ready to play the Blues with the “Quarter Note!”

    Mississippi 5K Course

    Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Time: 7:00 am
    Where: Jackson, MS

    New to 2018, the 5K race course is the perfect route if you’re a brand new runner, a walker, or just like to keep your mileage low. The 5k will give you the starting line excitement of Mississippi’s largest road race and a finish line experience shared with the marathoners and half marathoners.

    5K runners will cover the first 3.1 miles of the marathon and half marathon courses, complete with live music, aid stations and cheering crowds. 5K runners will receive a race shirt, bag, and limited edition CD, along with a great finisher’s medal.

    Mississippi Blues Marathon Relay

    The marathon relay is a 5-person team event consisting of four 5-mile legs and a final 10k (6.2 mile) leg. Relay exchange zones will be marked with a white feather banner. There is plenty of parking around all of the hand-off points. It is the team’s responsibility to get runners to and from each hand-off point.

    Each team member receives a finisher’s medal at the finish line. We encourage all team members to meet downtown and run the last few blocks with their final runner to get a finisher’s picture of the entire team and receive their finisher’s medals together at the finish line.


    Registration & Fees

    MARATHON | INDIVIDUAL – Starting at $80

    September 15 – 30, 2017 – $80.00
    October 1 – 31, 2017 – $90.00
    November 1 – 30, 2017 – $100.00
    December 1 – 31, 2017 – $110.00
    January 1, 2018 – Expo – $125.00

    HALF MARATHON | INDIVIDUAL – Starting at $70

    September 15 – 30, 2017 – $70.00
    October 1 – 31, 2017 – $80.00
    November 1 – 30, 2017 – $90.00
    December 1 – 31, 2017 – $100.00
    January 1, 2018 – Expo – $115.00

    QUARTER NOTE | INDIVIDUAL – Starting at $40

    September 15 – 30, 2017 – $40.00
    October 1 – 31, 2017 – $45.00
    November 1 – 30, 2017 – $50.00
    December 1 – 31, 2017 – $55.00
    January 1, 2018 – Expo – $65.00

    5K – Starting at $35

    November 1 – 30, 2017 – $35.00
    December 1 – 31, 2017 – $35.00
    January 1, 2018 – Expo – $40.00

    MARATHON | RELAY – Starting at $190

    September 15 – 30, 2017 – $190.00
    October 1 – 31, 2017 – $200.00
    November 1 – 30, 2017 – $220.00
    December 1 – 31, 2017 – $240.00
    January 1, 2018 – Expo – $250.00

     

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    1 Review on “Mississippi Blues Marathon 2019”

    1. Melinda Howard Mississippi Blues Marathon 2019
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      The Blues is the best Marathon in Mississippi! I’ve run this event three times and volunteered once. Over the years, I’ve run every full in this great state and this is a repeat race!!! It’s not an easy course. It’s deceptively hilly and challenging but that just adds to its charm. From the terrific volunteers and fabulous support, to the great Blues bands along the course to the amazing finishers medals, this is a top notch event!

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Mississippi Blues Marathon 2019
Mississippi Blues Marathon 2019
Date :

26 January 2019 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Start Time: 07:00am

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Address: Court St
Jackson
Mississippi
39201
United States

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