Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Pop / Rock 29/06/2007

Mississippi Blues Marathon Announced for January 5, 2008

Hot Songs Around The World

Paint The Town Red
Doja Cat
326 entries in 28 charts
Tate McRae
223 entries in 26 charts
Blinding Lights
1780 entries in 33 charts
Pharrell Williams
1256 entries in 35 charts
Taylor Swift
208 entries in 15 charts
Fast Car
Luke Combs
274 entries in 12 charts
Casso, Raye & D-Block Europe
237 entries in 19 charts
Cruel Summer
Taylor Swift
349 entries in 20 charts
Kenya Grace
217 entries in 24 charts
Calm Down
960 entries in 23 charts
Dance The Night
Dua Lipa
411 entries in 27 charts
Dua Lipa
33 entries in 23 charts
Until I Found You
Stephen Sanchez
190 entries in 16 charts
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
1153 entries in 28 charts
JACKSON, Miss. (Top40 Charts/ Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi) - The inaugural Mississippi Blues Marathon will be run in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Event organizersanticipate at least 1,000 runners from around the country coming to the area to participate in the race, which will also feature a half- marathon race. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is the title sponsor for the event.

"The Mississippi Blues Marathon is a perfect combination of the Blues heritage of Mississippi, and our commitment to a healthier Mississippi," said John Sewell, Director of Corporate Communications for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. "We're excited about the positive impact of this race. It will highlight our rich music history as well as the importance of a lifestyle based on proper diet and exercise, and it will showcase Mississippi to runners from around the country."

The marathon will start and finish in the historic Fondren district of Jackson, and encompass the downtown area, Flowood, and parts of north Jackson. Efforts are underway to have the course certified as a qualifying course for the Boston Marathon.

"We are hoping to attract some of the top marathoners in the country to this race," Sewell said. "The course is challenging, and will require the best efforts of both seasoned and first-time marathoners."

In addition to the marathon and half-marathon races on January 5, a children's marathon is also planned. Children around the state will be invited to run a total of 25 miles in the weeks leading up to the race, and will then have an opportunity to complete their "marathon" with a 1.2 mile run on January 5. All finishers in the children's marathon will receive a finisher's medal.

To support its focus on the blues, event organizers will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Mississippi Blues Commission, which exists to "promote authentic Mississippi Blues music and Blues culture for purposes of economic development."
Additional details regarding the Mississippi Blues Marathon will be available soon at

Most read news of the week

© 2001-2023 (S4)
about | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0106740 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0049819946289062 secs