Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has been the proud sponsor of the Mississippi Blues Marathon for 10 years, and it’s been a great 10-year run. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi began our sponsorship of the event as part of our vision of a healthier Mississippi with the goal of inspiring Mississippians to be active, strive for a goal and celebrate achievement right here in our own state.

We hold this same vision for Mississippi’s children and, in recent years, our Get Ready to Run kids’ running program and culminating events have introduced thousands of children in hundreds of schools to the benefits of running, physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. With Get Ready to Run programs and runs now happening in three regions of the state, we feel that this is the time to build on the momentum we have established.

After 10 years of sponsorship of the Mississippi Blues Marathon, we are now focusing our efforts on further expanding the Get Ready to Run School Program statewide. As more and more of Mississippi's children, their parents and families embrace the joys of running and healthy living, we look forward to the Mississippi Blues Marathon’s continued success.

With our sponsorship of the Mississippi Blues Marathon ending, we would like to thank the many volunteers, musicians and runners who have helped make this event a world-class running event that showcases the very best of Mississippi – our music, our hospitality and, most importantly, our people.

For information regarding future Mississippi Blues Marathon races, please contact the Race Director, John Noblin, at

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 »

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Finisher Photos

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