Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
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2.4
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3.2
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5
SWAG
4
The 10th annual Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10K & 5K provides fundraising opportunities for participating Pine Belt nonprofits, while also attracting runners to the Hub City from numerous states. Voted Mississippi’s Best Half Marathon by RaceRaves in 2019, the event continues to be a premiere run through the city, showcasing Hattiesburg’s … MORE
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Recent reviews

    robinaronson REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I always enjoy running in the Hattiesburg Half, 10K and 5K event every spring. It is really well organized and a great experience. Highest recommendation! MORE

    I always enjoy running in the Hattiesburg Half, 10K and 5K event every spring. It is really well organized and a great experience. Highest recommendation!

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    3
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    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    richardwalley REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Great half marathon to run with a super nice support staff. Nice fairly easy course with themed water stops every couple of miles. The metal was nice and there was … MORE

    Great half marathon to run with a super nice support staff. Nice fairly easy course with themed water stops every couple of miles. The metal was nice and there was good entertainment and drinks at the end. All in all I highly recommend this race.

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    3
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    5
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    3
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    4sidhe REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10K & 5K event (formerly the Rise & Shine Half) literally gets bigger and better every single year. This was my 5th year to run the … MORE

    The Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10K & 5K event (formerly the Rise & Shine Half) literally gets bigger and better every single year. This was my 5th year to run the Half and I can’t wait for 2020. April usually offers good weather conditions and the course isn’t too hilly or high in traffic so there is nothing stopping runners from achieving a new PR. It’s a well mapped and safe route with tons of cheering supporters along the way so you never feel alone even if you aren’t with a pack of runners.

    Multiple charitable organizations benefit from the proceeds on this very organized event and participants can choose the specific charity they want to support as well. Those charity organizations are involved with the race and sponsor areas along the route. I fully admit I am partial to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter because you can get PUPPY KISSES with your cup of Powerade!!!

    There are plenty of hydration stations with a variety of drink and snack choices long before you reach the after party downtown – and you don’t want to miss the after party! At the party, you get plenty of food and drinks plus photo ops and the chance to relax your aching muscles with the help of the best physical therapists in town. Participants get a beautiful medal and a great shirt plus winners are treated to really nice unique awards they can’t get everywhere else. Whether running, walking or something in between and no matter the distance, every finisher really gets to feel like a winner.

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    5
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    5

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    RUNableChris FIRST-TIMER '19

    HIGHLIGHTS: Top-notch finish-line party and FOOD. Course full of spectators and volunteers. A unique route that included the USM campus and the zoo. Raised over $200,000 for local charities. LOWLIGHTS: … MORE

    HIGHLIGHTS: Top-notch finish-line party and FOOD. Course full of spectators and volunteers. A unique route that included the USM campus and the zoo. Raised over $200,000 for local charities. LOWLIGHTS: So. Much. Humidity.

    READ MY FULL REVIEW (which includes pics and video!) by clicking on the “Race Report” located at the top of this page if you’re on your phone OR to your right if you’re on a desktop. Or find it on my website (RUNable.life) under the “Race Reviews & Blog” section.

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    Evwatkins REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is a great little half marathon (only) in a midsize college town. The course takes you around USM's campus and through some neighborhoods. Nothing to fancy. I was able … MORE

    This is a great little half marathon (only) in a midsize college town. The course takes you around USM’s campus and through some neighborhoods. Nothing to fancy. I was able to snag 3rd overall female and win $100!

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