Saturday, June 26th
in Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Join us for the 2021 Tomato Festival 5K on Saturday, June 26th and help us kick off Tomato Festival Day with a race through 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.
Proceeds from the race benefit the beautification projects in the City of Crystal Springs.
Saturday, June 26, at 7 a.m.
Crystal Springs Community Center 210 Lee Avenue Crystal Springs, Mississippi 39059
Start/finish line: The race will begin and end at the Community Center at 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.
The Lee Avenue Community Center is located at 210 Lee Avenue at intersection with North Jackson St. Directions: 1.) Exit 72 on I-55 drive east to Hwy 51 & follow 5K direction signs. Our Father’s House parking lot will be near Community Center on North Jackson St. 2.) Lee Avenue Exit on Highway 27 Roundabout – drive into town and arrive at Community Center & parking field. Volunteers will be onsite to direct you to parking. Note: North Jackson Street will close 30 minutes prior time race begins.
Parking: Volunteers will direct you to parking. Parking is available at Lee Avenue field next to swimming pool and Our Father's House on North Jackson Street.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms are available at the community center pool. Port-a-johns will also be onsite.
5K Run/Walk: $25 pre register, $30 race day
Family $70 up to 4 immediate family members - only available for pre register
One Mile Kids’ Fun Run: $15 pre register, $20 race day
Race registration includes t-shirt, race bib, swag bag and more!
Pre-race packet pickup:
Anyone who registers by 12 p.m. on Thursday June 24 may pick up race bag on Friday, June 25, 2021 | 1 p.m. To 6 p.m. at the
Packing Shed, located at the corner of East Railroad Avenue and East Marion Avenue facing Crystal Springs Hardware.
All other racers will pick up on race day at the Lee Avenue Community Center.
Race t-shirts: deadline to be guaranteed a t-shirt and desired size is Friday, June 11, 2021. Remaining t-shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis during registration on race day. The Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for awards or packets not claimed on race day.
Awards & Age Groups: Ceremony begins after the Fun Run.
Male/Female Overall | Masters (40-49) | Grand Masters (50-59) | Senior Masters (60+)
Moore-Butler fastest over 80 | 1st,2nd,3rd of each age group.
Age Divisions: 5K Run/Walk 0-14,15-19,20-25,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-65,65-69,70 plus
1Mile Fun Run: 0-5, 6-7,8-9,10-22,12-13
Race registration info:
- Pre-registration for mail in and online (t-shirt guaranteed) ends Friday June 11.
- Online race registration (t-shirt not guaranteed) closes at 10 p.m. Friday June 25.
- Anyone who registers online by 12 noon on Thursday, June 24, can pick up their race bag at pre-race packet pickup on Friday, June 25. 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.
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 shirtMar 15 - Jun 25
- Event contact
- Race Director, Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce