Rise & Shine Half-Marathon & 5K - 

The Course

The nationally certified half-marathon and 5K routes will both start and finish at Hattiesburg Clinic’s main campus (415 S. 28th Avenue). The half-marathon will kick off at 7 a.m. with the 5K to follow at 7:15 a.m. Participants in both races will make their way through serene and charming neighborhoods of the Hub City.

This year’s participants might also recognize some of their favorite bands while they’re on the course. The theme this year is “Battle of the Bands,” and water stations will represent different bands across various musical eras. At mile three, 5K participants will finish back at the clinic and half-marathon participants will continue north on 28th Avenue and make their way across the campus of Southern Miss.

All participants will receive/have access to:

  • Race bag (pick-up at USM’s Payne Center during Rise & Shine Expo)
  • Race T-shirt (only guaranteed to those who register by March 16)
  • Hand-made pottery by The Arc
  • Finisher medal (for half-marathon participants)
  • Post-race refreshments and massages
  • Live entertainment
  • Post-race photo opportunities

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