If you don't know, our editor is an avid runner, and according to her, it's running season! Grab your cold weather gear and get ready for some great runs for all levels over the next six weeks on our list of metro-area events benefiting the community. On your mark, get set.....
Glow in the ‘Park 5K
November 16 | 7 PM | Northpark | visitnorthpark.com
Northpark's first annual 5K Run/Walk welcomes the season of giving! This event kicks off Northpark's commitment to support a local family in need every year. Join this year by running for Adam Malone, a Ridgeland teenager with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. After the race, enjoy a silent disco!
12K's for the Holidays
November 17 | 7:30 AM | The Cedars | christmas12k.com
Enjoy the merriest run around, Good Samaritan’s 12K's for the Holidays! Do a 12K run, 5K run, 5K walk or free kids one-mile fun run with Santa, thanks to The Fenelon Group of Merrill Lynch. Registrants can also participate in the holiday costume contest and win prizes. So, put on your holiday garb and run through the streets of Jackson’s Historic Fondren Neighborhood!
Turkey Day 8K 2018
November 22 | 7 AM | Fleet Feet | fleetfeetjackson.com
The annual Turkey Day 8K has become a Thanksgiving tradition, so bring your visiting family and friends! Kick off Thanksgiving Day by having fun with loved ones, enjoying a little friendly competition and even burning a few calories to make room for all the grub you’ll gobble down later on!
Yule Run Clinton 2018
December 1 | 7:30 AM | Capitol Street and West College Street | yulerunclinton.com
Yule Run Clinton, the new annual fundraiser for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, is a combined 5K and 10K walk/run race through Clinton's historic Olde Towne. The race will conclude by 10:00 a.m. to allow your whole family to relax and view the annual Christmas Parade which immediately follows the event. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, finisher medal and a participant packet (swag bag). Special awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category.
Fit for Ag/Jingle Bell Jog
December 1 | 8 AM | Madison Central High School
Fit for Ag/Jingle Bell Jog, presented by Southern AgCredit, is back for the sixth year! This race will start and finish at Madison Central High School and will benefit Batson Children's Hospital. This year will offer a half marathon, 10K run, 5K run and a 5K walk. Additionally, there will be a one-mile fun run for kids. This race will be chip timed by MS Race Timing.
Stop the Traffic Half Marathon and 5K
December 1 | 8:30 AM | Capitol Grounds
Join the first ever Stop the Traffic Half Marathon & 5K race in Jackson. The race will begin and finish at the Capitol Grounds (Congress and Mississippi St.) All proceeds from this race will go towards building a holistic safe haven for Mississippi victims of human trafficking. For more information about the non-profit benefiting from this event, visit jubileehavens.com.
December 8 | 7:30 AM | FBC Brandon | fbcbrandon.com
This event is sponsored by FBC Brandon, with SISU Racetiming helping to conduct the timing and determine the awards distribution. The 5K and 1 Mile events incorporate the downtown and historic areas of Brandon. Any proceeds derived from this event will assist international mission opportunities in 2019.