Two state point-to-point marathon and half marathon, 3.1mi/5km race, half marathon relay and double half marathon in the Mississippi Delta

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
6 February 2021 (Saturday)
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Number of participants: 500,
marathon 2020 — 140,
half marathon 2020 — 205
Course Record: 2:28:21 (marathon) Scott Downard, USA, 2014
Entry fee:
$85—130 marathon,
$65—110 half marathon

The Mississippi River Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Lake Village and Greenville, states of Arkansas and Mississippi, USA. The official name of the event is Mississippi River Marathon & Half Marathon. About 500 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (140 runners completed marathon and 205 finished half marathon in 2020).

The Mississippi River Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

More about Lake Village, AK and its attractions you may find here and about Greenville, MS here.

Mississippi River Marathon and Half Marathon 2013

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Mississippi River Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 8:00 6 February 2021 (Saturday) at the intersection of Lakehall Road and Causeway Road in Lake Village, state of Arkansas.

Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Mississippi River Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:00 6 February 2021 (Saturday) from Highway 82 near Former Cowpen Restaurant, state of Arkansas.

Age limit: from 12 years old on the race date.

3.1mi/5km Race (Mississippi River Marathon 5K)

The 3.1mi/5km race starts at 8:00 6 February 2021 (Saturday) in Greenville.

Entry fee: $25—35, free for runners of 18 years old and younger.

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Course

A point to point course of the Mississippi River Marathon 2021 tracks through the states of Arkansas and Mississippi, the streets of Lake Village and Greenville, along the shore of Lake Chicot, the largest oxbow lake in North America. The route crosses the Mississippi River over the cable-stayed Greenville Bridge.

Course of the Mississippi River Marathon 2021

Course of the Mississippi River Marathon 2021

The course of the Mississippi River Half Marathon 2021 coincides with the second half of the marathon route.

Course of the Mississippi River Half Marathon 2021

Course of the Mississippi River Half Marathon 2021

Start of the Mississippi River Marathon 2021 is at the intersection of Lakehall and Causeway Road in Lake Village, state of Arkansas, near Whiskey Chute Reservoir and Lake Chicot.

Start of the Mississippi River Half Marathon 2021 is at Highway 82 near Former Cowpen Restaurant, state of Arkansas.

Finish for all the races is at the intersection of N Poplar Street and Washington Avenue in Greenville, state of Mississippi.

You may find the official course map of the Mississippi River Marathon 2021 here and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon or half marathon is 7 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 1-1.5 mile of the route, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, sports drink, GU energy gel. Finishers get a variety of drinks and snacks: hot pizza, hot tamales, Shipley’s donuts, Coke products, Powerade and Michelob Ultra.

Before the start 6 February 2021 (Saturday), you may leave your personal belongings at bag check near the Start Line. The stuff must be packed in an event-issued deposit bag with your bib number clearly marked on it. The bag is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number.

Free busses take half and full marathon runners to their respective start lines from Greenville, N Poplar Street, near the finish line. Buses load from 6:00 to 6:30 6 February 2021 (Saturday).

Finish zone, Mississippi River Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

Finish zone, Mississippi River Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

The route of the Mississippi River Marathon 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Mississippi River Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 5 February 2021.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 5—6 February 2021 (Friday — Saturday, including the race morning) at the Expo and near the Finish Line.

The entry fee for the Mississippi River Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 August 2020 — $85,
from 1 September till 31 October 2020 — $105,
1—30 November 2020 — $110,
1—31 December 2020 — $115,
1—31 January 2021 — $120,
1—6 February 2021 — $130.

The entry fee for the Mississippi River Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 August 2020 — $65,
from 1 September till 31 October 2020 — $85,
1—30 November 2020 — $90,
1—31 December 2020 — $95,
1—31 January 2021 — $100,
1—6 February 2021 — $110.

Free admission is for elite athletes.

If the event goes virtual due to COVID-19 participants may defer their entry to 2022; or take part in the virtual race, donate the entry fee and get entry fee discount for 2022; or take part in the virtual race and receive entry fee refund (excluding small registration fee).

You may switch to another distance (with surcharge if applicable). More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Long sleeve event shirt
  • Bus from Greenville to start line
  • Bag deposit and transfer from start to finish
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Cheer groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Digital photos from the race and finish video
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Mississippi River Marathon and Half Marathon 2021, located at Leyser Gallery (303 Washington Ave., Greenville, MS).
Pick-up desks schedule:
5 February 2021 (Friday) from 12:00 till 20:00,
6 February 2021 (Saturday) on race day from 5:15 till 6:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID. A participant can pick up as many as three packets other than his own.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Mississippi River Marathon and Half Marathon 2021. Participants sign a release-from-liability waiver.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Justin Leach 2:37:57
2. Zane Keppler 2:40:47
3. Yusheng Ni 3:00:30

Women (marathon)
1. Sonya Lucatero 3:11:59
2. Gina Hager-Moitoso 3:42:55
3. Lainie Adams 3:45:58

* Source: racesonline.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
The Mississippi River Marathon
tel. +1 501-650-3400

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 8 February 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 2°C – 16°C (35°F – 60°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (3 mph)
Date: 9 February 2019
Overcast throughout the day.
Temperature: -2°C – 5°C (29°F – 41°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (13 mph)
Date: 10 February 2018
Rain throughout the day. Rain 40.6 mm (1.6 in).
Temperature: 12°C – 18°C (53°F – 65°F)
Wind: 10 km/h (6 mph)

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Flights to Lake Village

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Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Lake Village

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in February 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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