Blues Marathon Weather Announcement

Everyone's safety - runners as well as volunteers and spectators - is always of the utmost importance to us. Due to the dangerous road conditions that have developed and a continued hard freeze warning from the National Weather Service that runs through noon on Sunday, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's race. This decision was not made quickly or lightly, and it is supported by our sponsor, medical director, and local law enforcement. We understand the impact that it will have on so many of you who have traveled to participate in the race, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

All 2017 runners will have the opportunity to register for the 2018 race at a discounted price.

Please know that this decision was not an easy one, but again, it has been made in the best interests of all parties involved. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Finisher Information Available

Finisher Info

Access to finish times, view race photos & download finisher certificates are available to all 2016 participants. Click to View »

MBM featured in Marathon & Beyond

Marathon & Beyond Feature

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, and its marathon can be summed up most easily with a couple of words: hospitality and music. Read Full Article »

Blues Selected as RRCA Southern Championship

RRCA Southern Championship

The 2016 Mississippi Blues Marathon has been selected as the RRCA Southern Championship Event, marking the sixth year that a Mississippi Blues event has served as a RRCA state, regional or championship event. Read More »

2016 Race honors the memory of B.B. King

Face Honors the memory of BB King

We are honored to announce that the 2016 Mississippi Blues Marathon will remember the life of B.B. King, who passed away May 14, 2015. This classic image of B.B. will be featured on several of our race items, including our award-winning finisher's medal, shown here.

2014 Medal Honored

2014 Medal Honored by Marathon & Beyond

For the fifth year in a row, the Mississippi Blues Marathon finisher’s medal ranked in the Top 25 Finisher’s Medals by Marathon & Beyond magazine, with the 2014 event medal taking the #20 spot. Read More »

Blues in RW Top 10

Blues in Runner's World Top 10

The Mississippi Blues Marathon was named as one of the top 10 marathons for 2015 by the editors of Runner's World magazine. Click here to see a slideshow of the article. Read More »

Order Your Race Photos

Finisher Photos

The Blair Ball Photo team will be taking photos at the race. Click here to sign up for notification when your race photos are ready. By entering your email address, you will receive an email with a link to your race photos. Be sure to enter your bib number for easier identification. Sign up now »

Featured Along the Course
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Race Photos

Race Photos

Kids Fun Run

Kids' Fun Run

Run for a Cause

Run for a Cause

Blues Merchandise

Blues Merch

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About Jackson

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