Race Day

Race Day Overview


The Half

Marathon Relay

Quarter Note

Kids' One-Mile Fun Run

Back2Back Challenge

Ride the Blues Bus

Spectator Information

Live Music on Course

Race Reviews

“Ran this race yesterday, truly enjoyed!!! The finisher's medal is superb and creative design and huge.”

-A.J. from New Jersey

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Double your fun with our Back2Back Challenge. It's two races in two states in two days! Run the Blues on Saturday, January 10th, then hit the road with several hundred of your Blues buddies and run the First Light Marathon in Mobile on Sunday, January 11th. Both races feature marathons and half marathons so you can do any combination of the two and receive a commemorative Back2Back Challenge finisher's award. Finish both marathons and you instantly qualify for Iridium level of Marathon Maniacs!

Ride the Blues Bus – Reservations Closed

The Blues Bus will provide round-trip chartered bus service from Jackson to Mobile and back for runners, family and friends participating in the Back2Back Challenge who booked reservations prior to December 1, 2014. Buses will leave the Blues start/finish area on Saturday around 2:00 and travel to the First Light Marathon start/finish area in Mobile. At the conclusion of the First Light Marathon on Sunday buses will return to the Blues start/finish area in Jackson.

We are no longer accepting reservations for the Blues Bus.