It’s no secret that the Mississippi Blues Marathon weekend is one of my favorite events of the year. It holds a special place in my runner heart, being both a fairly local event as well as my first marathon finish back in 2012. It is a world class event tucked away in the state capital of Mississippi.
They always have some pretty incredible medals, here’s a shot of my 3 from 2012, 13, & 14.
Yesterday, the Mississippi Blues Marathon released their image of the 2016 finisher medal honoring the late B.B. King. The image release came on what would have been his 90th birthday yesterday. I had the honor of seeing B.B. perform twice during my college years in the Mississippi Delta and am thrilled about this medal.
Registration for the Blues is open and going. Unlike most races the registration price does not increase based on the date, it’s done by the total number of registrations. Currently the marathon is at $80 & the half is at $70. You can register at this link!