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DATE: Thanksgiving Weekend
Saturday, November 25, 2023
TIME: 8 a.m. start for all races
THE COURSE – The Stennis Space Center offers runners a beautiful, picturesque 26.2 mile run around the perimeter of the Space Center. Run on paved roads, through the lovely wooded areas where wildlife sightings are frequent. The course is flat, fast, and PR friendly, with usual temperatures in the upper 50’s at the start and lower 70’s by the finish.
Course services include Stennis Running Club aid stations approximately every 2 miles. (Kentwood Springs Water, Gatorade, bananas, and port-o-lets). Mile markers & directional signs plainly visible. Medical staff supplied by AMR. Communications at each aid station. This event is sanctioned by both Road Runners Club of America and U.S.A.T.F. All 3 courses are certified. Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. No walkers in the marathon, please. (6hr time limit) (18 years of age min.)
The race will be chip timed by Cajun Timing!
NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION
Package pickup available on race day near start line.
SHIRTS – Colorful long sleeve tee shirts to all participants.
(18 years of age min.)
$50 Pre-entry thru. Nov. 19
$55 Late Nov. 20-24
(6 Hour Time Limit)
$45 Pre-entry thru Nov. 19
$50 Late Nov. 20-24
$30 Pre-entry thru Nov. 19
$35 Late Nov. 20-24
Race Director (Leonard) (228) 380-7037 or
Stennis Wellness Center (228) 688-3950
PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP/REGISTRATION available from 12-6 p.m. Friday, November 24, at the Mississippi Welcome Center (Pearlington in Hancock County) located on the corner of I-10 & Hwy. 607.
Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K: Custom plaques: Overall, Master, Grand Master, & Senior Master winners (Male & Female)
Half Marathon Race Walkers & 5K Race Walkers: The 1st (3) race walkers in the Half Marathon and 5K. (Male & Female)
Wheelchair Marathon: Custom plaques to top three finishers.
Handsome, custom designed medallion to all marathon and half marathon finishers.
AGE GROUP AWARDS: – Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be awarded male & female three deep. Over 18 for Marathon.
12 years & under 45-49 years
13-18 years 50-54 years
19-24 years 55-59 years
25-29 years 60-64 years
30-34 years 65-69 years
35-39 years 70 & Over years
AWARDS PRESENTATION immediately after each individual race: 5K - 8:45, Half Marathon 10:30, Marathon - 1 p.m.
The complete race results for all three races will be posted on our website within 24 hours.
You will also be able to receive your results by text and/or email message during the race. You will be able to set this up during online registration.
POST RACE REFRESHMENT:
All participants will be served delicious chicken and pastalaya prepared by Alice’s Delectable Delights along with cold beer, soft drinks, sports drink and fruit.
SECURITY – Allow up to 15 minutes extra time entering Main security gate on race morning. Have ID & proof of auto insurance ready. All drivers and adult passengers must produce acceptable identification on race morning. Please arrive early and expect possible delays for ID checks. EVERY ADULT must present acceptable ID to be allowed into the Stennis Space Center. Acceptable ID includes state issued driver’s license and identification cards, Federal employee badges, Passports, and Military ID Cards.
The United States Government does not endorse any commercial product, process or activity through its agreements with non-government entities. The use of the name “Stennis Space Center” does not constitute nor imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government of any commercial product, process, activity or service.
Hampton Inn (Slidell) 985-726-9777
Days Inn (Slidell) 985-641-3450
La Quinta (Slidell) 985-643-9770
Best Western Slidell Inn 985-781-5655
Holiday Inn Hotel/Suites (Slidell) 985-639-0890
Comfort Inn (Slidell) 985-641-4147
Motel 6 (Slidell) 985-649-7925
Econolodge (Diamondhead) 228-586-0210
Hollywood Casino (Bay St. Louis) 228-467-9257
Days Inn (Gulfport Airport) 855-799-6859
Holiday Inn (Gulfport Airport) 228-679-1700
Country Inn & Suites (Slidell) 985-326-8888
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