Hey, Hey the Blues is Alright!
The 11th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on January 27, 2018 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 our inaugural race in 2008, our 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!
With room for experienced marathoners and first-time racers, the Mississippi Blues Marathon gives you an opportunity to run the Marathon, Half-Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 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!