Hannah Pote was  an outstanding SHS student athlete who was tragically killed in a car accident on December 18, 1997.  This race was established to honor Hannah's tremendous spirit and love of Starkville High School.  The race is open to the public and offers a 5K race as well as a 1 mile fun run for children.  Funds raised will directly support teacher and special school project grants within the Starkville School District.

Registration Fees

5K - Walker/Runner Closed

SSD Teacher/Student 5K Closed

5K - Sponsor Closed

5K - SHS/AMS Cross Country Team Member Closed

1 Mile Fun Run - No T-Shirt Closed

1 Mile Fun Run - With T-shirt Closed

The Course

5K - Very flat, fast road course with traffic control
1 Mile Fun Run - Closed to traffic, safe, flat, out & back road course

Packet Pick-Up

Saturday starting at 6:00 a.m. at race site

Includes: T-shirt, coupons, assorted giveaways, race bib


1st, 2nd, 3rd place will be awarded in the following categories:

10 & Under      20-29      50-59
11-14      30-39      60-69
15-19      40-49      70+

The overall male & female and overall male & female masters
will be awarded a trophy.

All 1 Mile Fun Run finishers will receive a medal.

Timing Provided By...

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Starkville Clinic for Women

Starkville Counseling Associates

Starkville Radiology

Synergetics, McReynolds Orthodontics, Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic & Outpatient Center, Assured Revenue Corporation, State Farm Agent Brian McCaskill, Jack Forbus - State Farm Insurance Agent, State Farm Agent Frank Chiles

BJ's Family Pharmacy, Law Office of C. Marty Haug, Nelle and John Cohen, Nine-twentynine Coffee Bar, Perry, Winfield & Wolfe, Phillips Financial, Small Pond Graphics, Starkville Parents for Public Schools, Clark Beverage Group, Copy Cow, Renasant Bank, Lisa Long & Robert McMillen, Modern Woodsmen of America

Jiang's Asian Market, Dr. Amy Crigler, Southern Tailgating, Rahel Mathews, Anne Marshall, Jim Geisen, Downtown Martial Arts, Brother Rogers, Vollor Law Firm, City Bagel, Shipley's Donuts,

Event Schedule

  • August 20 6:45 AM EDT - Day of Registration Begins

  • August 20 7:45 AM EDT - Day of Registration Ends

  • August 20 8:00 AM EDT - 5K Starts

Contact Information

Event Location

Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane, Starkville, MS, United States

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