February 8, 2020
Full Marathon, Mississippi River Half Marathon, and Delta Double Half - 8 a.m.
Packet Pick Up and Expo Locations:
Half Marathon and Full Marathon
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 8 p.m
Location - Leyser Gallery Building @ 301 Washington Avenue
Extended Packet Pickup - Half/Full Marathon - Saturday, February 8 - Leyser Gallery 5:15 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Point to point race that runs through Arkansas and Mississippi and over the Mississippi River Bridge.
Before the start of the race, runners meet at the finish line and are bussed to the start line of their respective races.
Delta Double Starts at Lake Chicot in Arkansas (Marathon) or the Arkansas side of the HWY 82 Bridge (Half) and finish in downtown Greenville, MS.
Clock and split time at the 13.1 mile mark.
Race number (bib) and timing tag
Official Long Sleeve Technical Race Shirt for marathon, half marathon, and adult 5k
Post-race food, beverages, and celebration
Unlimited Free Photo Downloads
Aid stations are located at the following mile markers: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15.5, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
We will offer water, sports drink, porta-potties, and basic first aid supplies at these stations.
GU gels will be at the following stations: 7, 13, and 20
We encourage all participants to park on Main Street, Walnut Street, the parking lot at Washington and Walnut or the boat ramp parking at the end of Main Street. (go under the Trop Casino sign)
Do you want to wear something warm before the race but not while running? Just put it in the bag you received at packet pickup and drop it off at bag check located at the starting lines. Please use the supplied bag with your bib # clearly marked on it for ease of retrieval at the finish line. Although we will make every attempt to get your personal belongings back to you safely, the Mississippi River Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Clothing dropped anywhere else will be donated to a local charity.
The following items are strictly prohibited to ensure runner safety and compliance with liability insurance requirements. Refusal to comply may result in immediate disqualification:
- unregistered runners
- unauthorized vehicles
- roller skates/roller blades/skateboards
- runners with pet
- any type of support or unauthorized pacing device
Headphones are allowed but not recommended. Mississippi River Marathon recognizes the potential danger of wearing such devices during a race on city streets shared with auto traffic. Consequently, we strongly urge participants not to use headphones. Runners who are competing to win the marathon cannot wear headphones.
We track each participant's time in two ways:
- Gun time - time it takes you to finish the race based on when the start gun is fired
- Chip time - time it takes you to finish the race based on when you cross the start line
Results for the Open (Overall) Division will be based on gun time. For all other divisions, age groups and races, the results will be based on chip time. Runners will be eligible for awards only in the specific race they registered for.
There will be medical support on the course throughout the marathon and half marathon courses. Runners who must drop out of the race will be picked up at one of the aid stations, which will be in contact with the main medical unit.
Course cut-off time: 7 hours
To take full advantage of all race support, full marathoners should maintain a 15-minute/mile pace. Once race support closes, participants will be asked to either leave the course or proceed at their own risk. The finish line will operate until 3:00 p.m. Traffic control, cones and aid stations will close in stages as the event progresses (some before 3PM).
Certifications and Sanctioning
The marathon is a USATF certified course #MS16003MS. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Entry fees for elite athletes will be waived for runners who have recently met the following standards: We will not be able to offer transportation or accommodations for elite athletes.
Male - 2:40
Female - 3:10
Elite athletes should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.