Sunday September 3, 2023 Tupelo, MS 38801 US Directions
"Trample the Weak and Hurdle the Dead"
Sunday 9/3 (5:00 AM) On Site


$70 5:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
175 spots left. Registration Opens March 1, 2023 at 6:00am CST
Open to ages 18 - 85.
Sunday 9/3 (5:00 AM) On Site

14.2 Miler

$50 5:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
370 spots left. Registration Opens March 1, 2023 at 6:00am CST
Open to ages 16 - 82.
549 Coley Road
Tupelo, MS US 38801

Join us for the annual Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler race in Tupelo, MS. We are staying on the original course that made us famous! We are also bringing back the medallions that were recognized in running journals as runner's "must have medal."  The course is an out and back for the marathon runners on beautiful rolling country roads. For the 14.2 participants, it's a 13.1 mile run to the marathon turn-around and then a bonus 1.1 mile run to the finish. We're not charging extra for the bonus mile, so it's even a bigger bargain.  It's a 5:00am start but even with the early start expect some heat and humidity. We will have water stops and a few cheering spectators to help along the way.

Long sleeve tie dye race shirts are back this year! Registrants will receive race shirt and an award winning medallion if you finish.  Prizes will be awarded for overall, Masters, Grandmasters, and age group winners.  Entries will be capped at 150 for the Marathon and 300 in the 14.2 Miler.

The marathon is a Boston Qualifier, so this is the perfect opportunity to attempt qualifying for Boston 2024.      Come join the fun and "Trample the Weak Hurdle the Dead" Sunday, September 3rd at 5:00 am. 

1. Refund considerations will be based on race cancellation.
2. Age limit 18 years for the Marathon and 16 years for the 14.2 Miler
3. Swapping of races is discouraged but if you sign up early and don't wait until the last minute, we might consider it.
4. No carry over of registrations to following year.
5. No transfers of entry to another person. Though it is hard to police this, if caught you will be banned and so will your substitute.


Join us for post race food, beverages, and fun with friends and fellow runners. Showers will not be available.

Tupelo Marathon is a Boston Qualifier!
Certification number: Marathon - USATF MS12007MS


Race Shirt
COVID-19 Precautionary Guidelines for your Safety


 Hand sanitizer and gloves will be available for volunteers and participants.  In-person race registration will have multiple registration areas so distancing can be maintained.

Bathrooms/Porta potties:

Run club will invest in hand sanitizing stations &/or hand wash stations for porta potties. 

Start line protocol: 

Chip-timed race: will use starting mat and utilize socially distanced starting corrals. 

Water stations:

Extra tables will be utilized to spread out the area and help prevent congestion. 

Post-race food protocol:

Food will either be pre-packaged or served by volunteers. 

Awards protocol:

We plan to have in-person post race awards.  


**All plans are subject to change contingent upon state and local restrictions at time of event.**


Tupelo Points of Interest (Dining, Hotels , etc.)




Tupelo Marathon Course

Tupelo 14.2 miler

Aide Stations: Miles 3.2, 6.5, 8, 9.5, 11.5, and 13.2 and will stay in place for the return of marathoners. Water and Gatorade will be available. 

Porta Potties: Miles 2, 5, 7, 13, 19, 21, 24 

* Mile markers on this map are not accurate, but they are very close. For instance: miles 10/16 are at the same location, miles 12/14, 4/22, 2/24 , miles 1/25 etc. This is a general representation of the course layout.
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