Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
4.2
(10 Ratings)  (10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.8
The 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 Pinebelt Foundation led event continues to be a premiere run through the heart … MORE
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Recent reviews

    alyford24 FIRST-TIMER '24

    Loved this race! Great after party! Only complaint I have is they ran out of Gu on the course. Volunteers were all very friendly and it was a fun after … MORE

    Loved this race! Great after party! Only complaint I have is they ran out of Gu on the course. Volunteers were all very friendly and it was a fun after party with great food and drinks! Definitely recommend!

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    2
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    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    labrew2 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This race is very well done and a lot of fun. The course goes through a residential area then a college campus and finishes on a greenway. It had a … MORE

    This race is very well done and a lot of fun. The course goes through a residential area then a college campus and finishes on a greenway. It had a nice expo and nice swag.

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    3
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
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    5

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    lelejones FIRST-TIMER '23

    This race was nice, I didn't make it to the expo, however the beginning of the race was organized and it wasn't too crowded. The scenery was good and the … MORE

    This race was nice, I didn’t make it to the expo, however the beginning of the race was organized and it wasn’t too crowded. The scenery was good and the after party was ok. overall I enjoyed this race!

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    4
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    4
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    3

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    saherring SPECTATOR '23

    This course is primarily flat. Only a few mile marks. The course is inaccurately measured (probably with a car or GPS). No body knows. The course has a lot of … MORE

    This course is primarily flat. Only a few mile marks. The course is inaccurately measured (probably with a car or GPS). No body knows. The course has a lot of turns. I would not travel and spend money to run a race that is not accurately measured. If you run a personal best it won’t mean anything.

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    4
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    3
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    3

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    runmill21 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my first time running this race in its current location. The course was good, with some hilly areas through out. Water/nutrition stops were great. The course spectators were … MORE

    This was my first time running this race in its current location. The course was good, with some hilly areas through out. Water/nutrition stops were great. The course spectators were really great, especially, the businesses at different mile markers (the YMCA had the best stretch). It would have been perfect if the porto-johns at the start line were across the street, by the post office; they were literally right at the start line, so people waiting in line cut through the crowd of runners. The post race food and craft beer was EXCELLENT! I’ll definitely run this one next year.

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    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
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    3
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    4

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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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    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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    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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    5
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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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    2
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    5
    SCENERY
    1
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    4

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