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Are you ready to rise and shine?

Join us on Saturday, April 4, 2015 as we host the 4th Annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon and 5K! Participants will run a scenic, well-marked course to benefit The Arc, a local nonprofit in Hattiesburg.The 5K and half-marathon routes will both begin and finish at Hattiesburg Clinic’s main campus location (415 S. 28th Avenue). Participants for both races will run through charming Hattiesburg neighborhoods. At mile three, 5K runners will finish back at the clinic and half-marathon runners will proceed north on 28 Avenue – making their way to the campus of Southern Miss.
Same-day registration and bag pick-up will begin at 6 a.m. and the race will begin at 7 a.m.

Cash prizes and awards (provided by Soccer Locker) will be available to the following half-marathon participants:

1ST PLACE             $300 MALE          $300 FEMALE

2ND PLACE            $200 MALE          $200 FEMALE

3RD PLACE            $100 MALE          $100 FEMALE


Additional awards will be given for Master, Grandmaster and 1st and 2nd Place Male and Female finishers in 10-year age groups for the half-marathon, as well as the 5k’s Top 3 Males and the Top 3 Females for the 5K.


All participants will receive/have access to:

  • Early bag pick up at Hattiesburg Clinic Support Services on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Race T-shirt (only guaranteed to those who register by March 20)
  • Race bag
  • Free appetizer at Patio 44 or Mugshots the night before the race (coupon will be in race bag)
  • Free plate of crawfish from Marlin’s Grill while supplies last (coupon will be in race bag)
  • Hand-made pottery by The Arc
  • Digital photo of race finish provided by Snap It Sports
  • Finisher medal (for half-marathon participants)
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Post-race massage tent provided by Sports Medicine
  • Entertainment by Charles Carter
  • After-race photo opportunities
  • Running merchandise for sale, provided on-site by Soccer Locker


Registration will open Monday, January 5 and be accessible here.

Half-Marathon: $55*

5K: $30*

*Same-day registration is an additional $10 for each race. Pine Belt Pacers receive a $5 discount.


Easter Egg Hunt

This year’s race will feature an Easter Egg Hunt for children who may be waiting to cheer on a friend or family member. There will be two age groups: 0-4 and 5-10. The hunt will take place at 9 a.m. near the start/finish line. Six lucky children from each age group who find a golden egg will win a special Easter basket!

Click here to view the Easter Egg Hunt flier.

About The ARC of Southeast Mississippi

The Arc of Southeast Mississippi is a United Way non-profit organization devoted to providing community-based services to individuals with mental challenges and their families. In addition, the Arc promotes and encourages the acceptance of those with mental disabilities by exposure to, and interaction with, people in our community.

To read more about The Arc and their work, please visit them at www.hattiesburgarc.com.


Get ready for 2015!

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Sponsorships are available. For more information, click here.

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