Fri August 28 - Sun September 6 Tupelo, MS 38801 US Directions
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"Trample the Weak and Hurdle the Dead"
549 Coley Rd
Tupelo, MS US 38801

Join us for the 19th annual Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler race. We are staying on the original course that made us famous! 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. You will get a unique tie-dyed t-shirt for entering 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 175 for the Marathon and 375 in the 14.2 Miler.

The marathon is a Boston Qualifier, so this is the perfect opportunity to attempt qualifying for Boston 2021.      Please come "Trample the Weak and Hurdle the Dead" Sunday, September 6th 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 be available.

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

COVID-19 Precautionary Guidelines for your Safety


Volunteers & race personnel will be asked to wear a mask at any time they are unable to be at least 6’ from other people.  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, cups will be spread out to avoid cups touching and volunteers will not hand water to runners.  Volunteers will use gloves and mask when filling water cups and picking them up. 

Finish area protocol:

Volunteers will wear mask and gloves in finish area and participants and supporters will be reminded to socially distance from one another. 

Post-race food protocol:

Food will either be pre-packaged or served by volunteers wearing masks and gloves. 

Awards protocol:

For races that will have in-person award presentation, race officials will utilize masks and gloves and winners will not be grouped closer than 6’ for pictures.  Supporters will be asked to stay socially distanced by households. 

*Announcements will be made periodically during all events to remind all attendees to practice social distancing.*

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



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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Tupelo Points of Interest (Dining, Hotels , etc.)




Tupelo Marathon Course

Tupelo 14.2 miler


* 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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