Race Info

Race Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-up will be at The Good Samaritan Center this year! We would love for you to come see us in Jackson’s Midtown Neighborhood and all of the good work we do in the community.

Pick-up will be Friday, November 22ndĀ from 10am6pm. Race day packet-pick up is also available.

The Good Samaritan Center
114 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, MS 39202

Race Timing – Chip Timing by MS Race Timing

Race Day Times
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
6:30 am – Race Day Registration
7:30 am – 12k Run and 5k Run
7:31 am – 5k Walk
9:00 am – FREE The Fenelon Group at Merrill Lynch Kids One-Mile Fun Run

Race Staging Area
The race staging area will be at the Cedars in Fondren. There will be lots of fabulous food and a great area for kids to play in jump jumps.

Parking will be available at St. Andrew’s Lower School.

22 Responses to Race Info

  1. Ellen says:

    Are walkers allowed in the 12k?

  2. Kathy Clem says:

    Yes, walkers are allowed. While there are no official “walker” prizes (as in the 5K) and there is a two hour time limit (~16 minute mile), we would love to have you:) And everyone pre-registered gets a cool long sleeve shirt and other neat “swag”.

  3. Kenya says:

    Thanks for the info about the course time limit. I was wavering as a new and slow runner (~14.5/minute miles).

  4. Kathy Clem says:

    Kenya you will be fine:) And we will love having you!

  5. Brandy says:

    I am coming from Franklin Co. and will not be able to pick up my packet on Friday. Is there any way that it can be picked up Saturday?

  6. Charisse says:

    Will I be allowed to pick up my husband’s race packet when I pick up mine? Do I need to have his ID or race confirmation?

  7. Kathy Clem says:

    Brandy- We will be able to accommodate out-of-town folks on Saturday morning. Wow, Franklin County…that’s exciting:)

    Charisse-Yes, you can pickup for your husband:) and you don’t need to bring anything.

  8. Paul says:

    This is a great race, put on by wonderful people for a very good cause. If you are a runner, make plans to run this race! 5k or 12k – just be a part of it!

  9. Kathy Clem says:

    Thanks Paul. We really appreciate the kind words:)

  10. Summer T says:

    Can we prerigister online? If so where? if not where can we? Yhanks

  11. Kathy Clem says:

    Yes you can Summer (at least until Wednesday, November 17th at midnight) at

  12. Jean says:

    Can I push a stroller in the 12k run?

  13. Kathy Clem says:

    Yes, Jean you may! We know of a few others that will as well:)

  14. Charisse says:

    The email we received said packet pick up is tonight. The website says tomorrow. Which day is it or are both times right?

  15. Erica says:

    If we have our packets, do we need to check in or anything tomorrow morning prior to the race? Or do we just need to make sure we’re on the starting line at 7:30?

  16. Kathy Clem says:

    Starting line with your bib attached:) See you then…

  17. Joe says:

    Will results be posted on this site?

  18. mike posey says:

    I had to leave after the race. I placed 3rd in the 5k in the 45-49 age group. Can I still pick up my trophie

  19. Kathy Clem says:

    Mike- We had awards for the 1st place winners in each category but congratulations on your great finish.

  20. dilbert says:

    I’d like to say what a great turnout for the 1st year and great course, food, door prizes, safety, etc;
    One thing I’d like to mention though, is awards. This money is for a great cause, but, you have to budget for t-shirts (which you did) and awards “3-deep” in each category. People run for the t-shirt and awards (no matter how cheezy they may be).


  21. Kathy Clem says:

    Thanks for the compliments Dilbert as well as the constructive criticism. As a charity race, we certainly hope to make money for Good Samaritan but the race team also worked hard to make sure that the race was a quality event in every area (from swag, to course, to post race food, to t-shirts, to door prizes and to awards).

    Regarding the awards themselves, many of the organizers are runners and racers themselves. They had a different opinion on the award situation and decided to go with a more quality award for the six overall race winners ($100 plus value from our friends at “Life is Good”) as well as one quality award for each age group (the ornament). We will certainly discuss this decision and reconsider next year. Thanks for your input.