race weekend

Scroll through all of the info you need, including expo, race day details, parking + traffic, and perks associated with being a runner! 

race info

packet pick-up

april 1, 10am - 7pm
Hattiesburg Train Depot (308 Newman St)

  • Parking is available at the Train Depot.
     

  • You may have someone pick up your race packet for you. 
     

  • Plan to register and pick up your packet before race day. Please do not call the location of the packet pick-up. If you have questions, please email 
    hburghalfmarathon@gmail.com

  • Alternative race packet pick-up will be at a designated tent near the start/finish line from 5:30-6:30am on race day. (No late pickups.)

race
details

april 2, begins at 7am 

201 Forrest St (Intersection of Forrest & W Front St). The race will start downtown in front of the Historic Saenger Theater.

Course Time Limit:

  • Half marathoners: 4 hr limit

  • 10k & 5k: 2hr limit

Timing System: Start2Finish 

Hydration Stations: Available throughout the course.

Suggested Parking: Bancorp South, Trinity Episcopal Church, Mississippi Power, Sacred Heart High School, Main Street Church, Pine Street Parking Garage & Trustmark Park.

Award Info: Awards will be given to overall male & female for the half marathon as well as the top 3 male/female finishers in each age group for the half marathon. Top 3 male/female finishers in each age group 10k & 5k. 

  • 5K Age Groups: 0-7, 8-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

  • 10K Age Groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

  • Half Marathon Age Groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Please note: Registration closes Wednesday, March 30. 

schedule of events

wednesday, march 30
  • 11:59 pmregistration closes

friday, april 1
  • 10 am - 7 pmpacket pickup at Train Depot

saturday, april 2
  • 5:30-6:30 ampacket pickup at start/finish line
  • 6:40 am: runners should be in their designated flight zone 
  • 6:50 am: pre-run ceremonies begin
  • 7:00 am: Half Marathon starts
  • 7:05 am: 10k starts
  • 7:10 am: 5k starts
  • 7:30 am: after party at Town Square Park begins 
  • 10 am: awards ceremony begins 

parking & traffic

traffic

We are working closely with the City of Hattiesburg to make sure runners, volunteers and motorists are safe throughout the race. For this reason, road closures will exist from approximately 6 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, April 2, in Downtown Hattiesburg, The Oaks, Parkhaven, Longleaf Heights and around The University of Southern Mississippi. A map of closures and notes is attached.

 

Throughout the city, traffic will continue to flow with the help of law enforcement personnel and volunteers. However, the following streets will be closed for the majority of the event:

  • Hardy Street (from McLeod Street to West Pine Street/West Front Street)

  • West Pine Street (from 6th Avenue to Hardy Street) - will open at 10 a.m.

  • Front Street (from Hardy Street to Mobile Street)

  • Main Street (from McLeod/Jackson Street to Buschman Street)

  • Jackson Street (from Melrose Street to Main Street)

  • Mobile Street (from E 2nd Street to Buschman Street) - will open at 8 a.m.

  • Ronie Street (from E Laurel to Hardy Street)

  • Access to South 17th Avenue from Hardy Street

  • Access to South 19th Avenue from Hardy Street

 

Detour routes are established with signage where necessary, and some closures will open once all runners are through the intersection. Long stretches of the race will take place on:

  • Adeline Street

  • Mamie Street

  • Concart Street

  • Camp Street

  • 21st Avenue

  • 22nd Avenue

  • West 4th Street

  • The Longleaf Trace

 

Motorists are asked to drive cautiously along the racecourse where runners and volunteers are present. They are also encouraged to allow for extra travel time or to make an alternate route if needed.

suggested parking

Bancorp South, Trinity Episcopal Church, Mississippi Power, Sacred Heart High School, Main Street Church, Pine Street Parking Garage & Trustmark Park.

Our local restaurants are offering runners specials over the weekend.  Details will be listed closer to time. 

race perks

FRIDAY - SUNDAY RACE WEEKEND

  • Fairley's Wings | 10% OFF all items during race weekend with bib.

  • Downtown Nutrition | 10% OFF all items during race weekend with bib.

  • T-Bone's Cafe & Records | FREE SMALL COFFEE with bib

  • The Porter | 15% OFF crawfish/ticket for Run Your Tails Off Event on April 2.

  • Smoothie King | $1 OFF any smoothie during race weekend

  • QDOBA | FREE KIDS MEAL during race weekend

  • The Lucky Rabbit | FREE MIMOSA for all runners with bib

travel accommodations

Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10k & 5k has partners with Hattiesburg hotels to make your visit the very best! Hotel booking links with discounted rates can be located below. More are added weekly.

candlewood suites

9 Gateway Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402
Hotel Front Desk: 1-601-264-9666

la quinta inn & suites by wyndham

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