• Fourth Annual Gov. Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health Set for June 18

    JACKSON—Area runners are getting ready for the fourth annual Governor Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health, set for next Thursday, June 18. Proceeds will benefit Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. Event sponsors include Magnolia Health, AT&T, SuperTalk Mississippi, Coca-Cola and the Mississippi Hospital Association.

    “This is our fourth run benefiting Blair E Batson Children’s Hospital and each year the 5K gets even better,” Gov. Bryant said. “This year we are encouraging everyone to wear the colors of their favorite Mississippi university. I hope to see a sea of different colors at the starting line before we hit the course starting at the Capitol. Registration is still open, and I hope everyone will come out for a great cause.”

    Early Bird Packet Pick-Up will be on Monday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 17 from 11:00 am until 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum’s Blue Room.
    On June 18, pre-race festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. on the south steps of the Mississippi Capitol where runners can register the day of the race or pick up packets if they’re already registered until 4:45 p.m. The 5K begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a half-mile Kid’s Fun Run at 6:30 p.m.

    Registration is $20 for individuals who sign up before or on June 13 and $35 from June 14 until race day. Also teams of 10 or more people can sign up for $10 per person. Online registration is open until midnight on June 14 at www.governorbryant.com/5k/.

    When:
    Thursday, June 18th, 2015
    *The kid’s half-mile run will follow the 5k run

    Time:
    5:30pm (runners, walkers)
    3:30 to 4:45p.m. (Race day registration and packet pick-up on South steps of Capitol)

    Where:
    New Capitol (South steps)
    400 High Street
    Jackson, MS 39201

    Fees:
    Early Bird Registration for 5K Run & Walk fee is $20 (Postmarked or arrived by June 13th)
    Kids Mile is free

    Late Entry Fee:
    5k Run & Walk fee is $35 (Postmarked on or after June 14th)

    Team Entry:
    Minimum 10 person team
    $10 per person per team

    Payment:
    Send entry forms/fees and make checks payable to:
    UMMC/Batson’s Children’s Hospital
    Office of Development
    Attn: Tena McKenzie
    2500 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216

    Awards:
    Overall male and female winners
    Youngest Female and Male 5K participant
    Eldest Female and Male 5K participant

    First place for MALES in the following groups: [0-12][13-18][19-24][25-29][30-34][35-39][40-44][45-49][50-54][55-59][60-64][65 and older]

    First place for FEMALES in the following groups: [0-12] [13-18][19-24][25-29][30-34][35-39][40-44][45-49][50-54][55-59][60-64][65 and older]

    Team Awards:
    Largest team award
    Best team costume
    RUN WITH YOUR COLORS largest college/university to participate

    1/2 Mile Fun Run Awards:
    Overall Male and Female (Only 12 & under)

    Amenities:
    T-shirts available to all preregistered early bird entries

    Timing:
    Bib Chip Timing

    Maps:
    5k Race Map
    1/2 Mile Map

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