Saturday, September 19
in Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Be a part of the 18th Annual Tomato Festival 5K on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The Tomato Festival may be postponed, but the Tomato Festival 5K Run and Walk goes on with the race starting at 7 a.m. The race course will take you on a journey around Mississippi’s very own Tomatopolis, Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or participating in your first-ever 5K, we are committed to giving you the very best experience we can! Find race details below & register today to participate in a hometown tradition that brings runners and walkers from all over to the Tomato Capital of the World! We are so thankful to be able to join together together with our running community with special support from the City of Crystal Springs, our race sponsors, and volunteers, who all make this event possible.
The Tomato Festival 5K is a MS Race Timing and Mississippi Track Club Grand Prix event. Proceeds from the race benefit the beautification fund for the City of Crystal Springs.
Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 7 a.m.
Crystal springs Community Center 210 Lee Avenue Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Start/finish line: The race will begin and end at the community center at the corner of North Jackson and Lee Avenue. Water and fruit will be waiting for you at the finish line. Bring your swimsuit to jump in the city pool and cool off after! Click here to see the 5k run/walk route.
Driving directions: Take i-55 south from Jackson to the Crystal Springs/Georgetown exit, exit 72. Take a left heading south on highway 27. At the 4-way stop, turn right on highway 51 south. Go one mile and take a left on North Pat Harrison Drive.
Parking: Parking lot on the right at My Father's House or a vacant lot on Lee Avenue north of the swimming pool.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms are available at the community center pool. Port-a-johns will also be onsite.
5k run/walk registration: $30
One mile kids’ fun run: $15
Race registration includes t-shirt, finisher’s medal, race bib, swag bag and more!
Pre-race packet pickup:
Friday, September 18, 2020
1 p.m. To 6 p.m.
Downtown Crystal Springs at *the shed
*the shed is located at the corner of East Railroad Avenue and East Marion Avenue in downtown Crystal Springs facing Crystal Springs Hardware.
Race t-shirts: deadline to be guaranteed a t-shirt and desired size is friday, september 4, 2020. Remaining t-shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis during registration on the day of the race. The chamber is not responsible for awards or packets not claimed on race day.
Awards & age groups: awards will be given to the overall male and female, and to the top three participants in each age group.
Race registration info:
- Pre-registration for mail in and online (t-shirt guaranteed) ends Friday, September 4, 2020.
- Online race registration (t-shirt not guaranteed) closes at 10 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020.
- Anyone who registers online by 12 noon on Thursday, September 17, 2020, can pick up their race bag at pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 18, 2020. All other race registrants will pick up their race bag on race day.
- Registration fees are non-refundable. No exceptions.
- RACE DAY REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 6 AM.
$15.00Jun 3 - Sep 19
$30.00Jun 3 - Sep 19
$30.00Jun 3 - Sep 19
If you only want the shirt and do not want to run, submit your shirt order here :) Pickup your shirt at Pre-Race packet pickup or the morning of the race.
Cost of shirtJun 3 - Sep 19
- Race Director, Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce