Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.3
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.5
SCENERY
2.3
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
Join us for the Tupelo Marathon & 14.2 Miler. Yes, you read that correctly. We’re going back to our roots and our original course. It’s what set us apart and made us famous. The course is an out and back for the marathon runners through beautiful rolling country. For the … MORE
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    Coop FIRST-TIMER '19

    Easy packet pickup, plenty of parking. No frills gun start in the dark. Loved that it was early allowing plenty of time back at the hotel post race. countryside course. … MORE

    Easy packet pickup, plenty of parking. No frills gun start in the dark. Loved that it was early allowing plenty of time back at the hotel post race. countryside course. plenty of rolling hills. Good aid stations. Cool medal. Do yourself a favor and check this one out.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4

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    sfbabcock FIRST-TIMER '19

    I love the shirt and medal! The course was mostly on back roads and through neighborhoods, it felt like a long group run. The aid stations were spaced a little … MORE

    I love the shirt and medal! The course was mostly on back roads and through neighborhoods, it felt like a long group run. The aid stations were spaced a little further apart than I would’ve preferred. The first station was not until 3.2 miles. They originally told us that there would not be powerade at the aid stations until the marathoners turned around, but there was powerade at all stations from the beginning. Overall, this was a fun and fast course that I would do again.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    snowdrce FIRST-TIMER '18

    Having the race hotel at the start line was amazing. The start line was a bit outside the arena, but enough prior runners were around to direct newcomers. The start … MORE

    Having the race hotel at the start line was amazing. The start line was a bit outside the arena, but enough prior runners were around to direct newcomers. The start just sort of happened. I expected some announcement but off we went. The course was well lit at the beginning (good for a 5 am start). It was definitely hilly on the course, with a lot of turns. The aid stations were great. After reading the reviews, I expected them to be much further apart. They were well stocked and the volunteers were excellent. Once the half marathon finished there was a lot more separation and most of the second half of the race I spent alone. The white arrows on the pavement marking the course were lifesavers.
    The second half started getting hot quickly. Once the sun came up, it was much more demanding on the course. Definitely the price to pay for a beautiful morning!
    The finish was well done, except as you entered the arena a buzzer would sound. It felt like the end, but was simply telling the finish line what number was entering. Several runners stopped, but were still a hundred yards from the finish. Medals and times were efficiently handled. The food and drinks were plentiful.
    The race staff is first rate. I would highly recommend this race to my friends.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4

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    dansolera FIRST-TIMER '11

    There's one big reason to run this race: the skull-themed medals. It's a small race in rural Mississippi with a course that doesn't offer much to look at. It's also … MORE

    There’s one big reason to run this race: the skull-themed medals. It’s a small race in rural Mississippi with a course that doesn’t offer much to look at. It’s also held around Labor Day weekend, which usually means temperatures flirting with the 90s and oppressive humidity. It’s not an easy race at all, but every year a few hundred runners gut it out to earn a truly badass medal. I started slow and slowed down as the race went on. It’s the slowest marathon I’ve ever run, but I wore the golden medallion with pride. A definite for runners seeking additional cred.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
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    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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