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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. Funds raised will directly support teacher and special school project grants within the Starkville Oktibbeha School District.

Registration fees

1 Mile Fun Run (Child under age 13 or SOSD student) - No T-Shirt Closed

1 Mile Fun Run - No T-Shirt Closed

1 Mile Fun Run (Child under age 13 or SOSD student) - With T-shirt Closed

1 Mile Fun Run - With T-shirt Closed

5K - SHS/AMS Cross Country Team Member Closed

5K - SOSD Teacher/Student Closed

5K - Runner/Walker Closed

Registration Information

Online registration is available through Wednesday, August 15. Race day registration is available on the morning of the race between 6:45 - 7:45 (5K cost is $30 for all, 1 mile run cost is $10).

The Course

The certified 5K features a very flat, fast road course with traffic control and starts at 8:00.
The 1-mile fun run is closed to traffic on a flat, out and back course and starts at 9:00.
Proceeds benefit the Starkville Foundation for Public Education.

Packet Pick-Up

Friday packet pickup - at SHS at the tailgate and touchdown tent sponsored by the Foundation from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday packet pickup -  at race site between 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.


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

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+

 All 1 Mile Fun Run finishers will receive a medal.

Timing Provided By...

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Event Schedule

  • August 18 6:45 AM CDT - Registration begins ($30 on race day)

  • August 18 7:45 AM CDT - Registration ends

  • August 18 8:00 AM CDT - 5K starts

  • August 18 9:00 AM CDT - 1 mile fun run starts

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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