Saturday, May 1st, 2021 Directions
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Events
Saturday 05/01 (7:30 AM)

Coke 10k

05/01 7:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
Saturday 4/24 - Saturday 5/01

VIRTUAL Coke 10k

Place
601 Washington Street, Corinth, MS -or- if Virtual, YOUR best 10K course!
Description

Coke 10k has been "pounding the pavement" since 1982, which makes May 1st, 2021 our

40th Anniversary! 

We would like to share with you our current thoughts on Coke 10k’s 40th Running.  Let me also add quickly that these thoughts are NOT firm, but it is what we are striving for.

We are EXCITED to let you know that there are indeed plans to have an IN-PERSON EVENT ON MAY 1st! As always, we have magnificent shirts, with another really cool, professionally created race design.

That being said, it will be different from the past as we try to insure everyone feels safe about being back TOGETHER … however, we will continue to offer a Virtual option for those who aren’t close enough, or don’t feel comfortable, to join us in person.

 Our current plans for the “Live” race on May 1st.

The field will be limited, to 75% of our usual cap of 1,500 participants, which equals 1,125.  We anticipate a ‘rolling start’ at our newly certified start line on Foote Street, located not far from the finish line, with a socially distanced chute stretching back down Polk Street. This means there won’t be a need for crowding to start “at the gun” … but rather your time will start as soon as you cross the start line anytime between 7:30 and 8:00am. The course will close at 10:00, so even the last person across the start line @ 8 will have the traditional two hours to finish.

We ask that you adhere to all health/safety regulations, including a social distanced start & masks until you cross the start line (we will have supplies available).

Volunteers will provide traffic control at most, but not all, of the intersections – barricades will be at other intersections, meaning you will need to be observant. There will be two validation timing mats on the course including one with video surveillance. You will need to cross these mats as well as the start and finish line mats in order to have an official time. As usual, all timing will be CHIP TIMED!

We plan to have announcers and DJ music for a FUN atmosphere, but there will be no pre-race or postrace festivities (live band or throw-outs) … again, to insure there is no crowding without social distancing. Prize money will be awarded for the live race ONLY … Overall 1st thru 3rd and Age Groups 1st thru 5th places. Awards will be distributed from the front porch of the Corinth Coke Museum approximately one hour after the course closes.

You can switch from Live to Virtual (or vice versa) up until timing begins for the Virtual event … which will be Saturday, April 24th. Virtual timing will close Saturday, May 1st @ 3 p.m CDT. *Please note, due to the nature of virtual results being reliant on dependable cell service and honesty, there will be no awards, trophies or prize money for Virtual participants.

Since volunteers still aren’t allowed in the schools to implement our Kids Get Fit program, the local Lighthouse Foundation (a 501-C3 organization) will be our race charity recipient. They will utilize the funds to enhance a physical fitness program for the youth they serve this summer.

This is all of course our “best guesstimate”😊 No one wishes things could be like they were more than us … but we’re trying hard to make “lemonade out of lemons” for our 40th anniversary of Coke 10k … and we hope you will join us!  Our certified course is tree-lined and runs through some of the most beautiful residential areas in Corinth, MS; beginning and ending in our historic downtown district. It has been listed in Running Times as "One of the Great 100 Short Races" and is currently the largest 10k race in MS.  

We look forward to showering you with Mississippi hospitality May 1st and add a few more Miles of Smiles to your running log!

Race Day Map & Start Line Instructions

Refer Your Friends and Run For Free

Take advantage of our referral program, powered by RunSignUp, and race for FREE! 
Once you register for either Coke 10k or Virtual Coke 10K, you will be assigned a personal link for your registration to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -or- by email. For every friend you refer that uses your link to register, you'll earn $5 credited back to the card you used to register for the race.


It's super easy to join the program, just follow the steps below.


Register for Coke 10k or Virtual Coke 10k
Check your confirmation email or your RunSignUp account page to get your custom link. It will also ask you to share your link when completing your registration.
Share your link with ALL of your friends!  

earned for every friend you refer who uses your link to register.

VIRTUAL FAQ
Q: When can I run the Virtual Coke 10k?
A: Timing will open at 12:00am CDT Saturday, April 24th and will close at 3:00pm CDT Saturday, May 1st.
 
Q: Do I have to be in a certain city/state to do this event?
A: Anyone can do VIRTUAL Coke 10k wherever you are, on your time!  This is great way for families and friends to stay active together, even if you don't live close to each other.  However, if you are registered for Coke 10k, you will need to toe the Start Line in Corinth, MS:-) 
 
Q: Do I have to run or can I walk?
A: You can run, walk, runwalk ... as long as you are purposefully moving and logging miles, it counts.
 
Q: Do I have to complete all 6.2 miles at one time?
A: Yes, since this is a "timed" event, you will need to complete the full 10k during one activity ... not multiple combined activities.
 
Q: Do I have to put in my miles outside?
A: Preferably you will be able to go outside so you can use our Live GPS tracking app, RaceJoy ... but if you need to complete your miles inside (on a treadmill, at the gym, etc.) that will be possible with the alternate reporting option.
 
Q: How do I record my miles/time?
A: The easiest and best way will be to utilize the RaceJoy app ... you simply hit start on the app and it will register when you complete 6.2 miles.  But, if you are unable to carry your phone; will be in a location with poor cell service; or need to complete your miles inside or on a treadmill, then there will be alternate ways to report your time.  You can upload directly to the RunSignUp system.  Just go to the Results tab on this webpage and choose "Submit Virtual Results".

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Brochure

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Race Contact Info

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Event Transfer

Please download the pdf below for detailed instructions on how to transfer from Live Coke 10k to Virtual Coke 10k or vice versa.  If you know you will not be able to join us on May 1st for the live event, please be sure that you are registered for the virtual event to free up space for live participants since there is a limited field:-) If however you are signed up for the virtual event, and you are now planning to join us for the live event ... be sure to switch your registration so that you can enjoy the receipt of your medallion at the finish line and be eligible for a trophy and prize money!

This opportunity to transfer your registration between events MUST END before the timing for the virtual event begins ... at midnight (CDT) on Friday April 23rd! 

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Directions

601 Washington Street, Corinth, MS -or- if Virtual, YOUR best 10K course!

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