“Ran this race yesterday, truly enjoyed!!! The finisher's medal is superb and creative design and huge.”
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The Blues were born in Mississippi and they are also a big part of the race! Local Mississippi Blues artists provide the soundtrack to the entire race weekend beginning with the pre-race Expo and continuing through the finish line. In addition to music at the start/finish area, live musicians will be stationed all along the race course.
Mile 1 – The JSU “Sonic Boom” will perform for runners on the JSU campus. | 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Mile 5 – Baptist East Building, North State St. @ Carlisle. | Louis Gearshifter Youngblood performing. | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Mile 7 – Fondren Church, 3327 Old Canton Rd. | TBA | 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Mile 10 – Meadowbrook Shopping Center. Parking in shopping center lot. | Sherman Lee Dillon performing. | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mile 11/8 half – Eastover underpass @ I-55. | Lucky Hand Blues Band performing. | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mile 12 – Bellwether Church, 4624 Old Canton Rd. | Vibe Doctors performing. | 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mile 15 – Jackson Academy – Ridgewood Rd. | Chris Gill performing. | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mile 20 – Phi Kappa Theta Headquarters, 1625 Eastover Dr. | Scott Albert Johnson performing. | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mile 23 – Laurel St. Park | Hezekiah Early & Elmo Williams/Virgil Brawley performing. | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mile 25 – Belhaven Park on Poplar St. | Terry Harmonica Bean performing. | 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.