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Back2Back is Back!

One of America's favorite double weekends, the Mississippi Blues/Mobile First Light Back2Back Challenge, returns for 2016. Back2Back participants will run the Blues on Saturday, January 9, then head south to Mobile, Alabama, for the First Light on Sunday, January 10. Each event offers both marathon and half marathon distances so runners who complete any combination of the two will receive a Back2Back Challenge finisher's award. Additionally, runners who complete the marathon at both events are instantly eligible for Marathon Maniacs' Iridium level! Be sure to check the appropriate box on our registration form indicating your interest in participating in the Back2Back Challenge.

Ride the Blues Bus

After a successful inaugural year the Blues Bus returns for 2016. The Blues Bus offers round trip charter service between Jackson and Mobile for runners, family and friends. Buses will board Saturday afternoon in the Blues start/finish area and travel to the First Light start/finish/expo area for packet pickup, then return to Jackson Sunday afternoon after First Light. There are a number of hotels in the immediate area of the start/finish and expo.

For additional information regarding the Back2Back Challenge and the Blues Bus please e-mail