Race Information

The Children’s Center Classic I CAN! 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, February 17 at Pride Field, located on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

Race-day registration and bag pick-up will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and the race will kick-off at 9 a.m., beginning with the 1-Mile Fun Run.


Awards will be given to male and female overall winners, male and female master and grandmaster winners, and male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in age groups (12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up).

Additional details are below:

  • Each participant is responsible for signing the Waiver and Release portion on the Official Entry Form.
  • A parent or guardian's signature is required on entry form for participants under 18 years of age.
  • Shirts are guaranteed for runners who pre-register by January 26, 2018.
  • Electronic Chip Timing will be provided by Time2Run Timing Services.
  • Walkers are welcome. There is a 2 hour race time limit.
  • Portions of the course will be open to traffic, portions will have lane closures and major intersection crossings will have police protection.
  • Water stations will be placed along the course at particular mile stops. Porta-potties and an aid station will also be available.
  • Runners who cross the finish line will receive a finisher medal and entrance into the post-race replenishment area.
  • Complete race results will be posted after the race.


The race will start and end in the parking lot of the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. This route has been routed and tested by officials with Oak Grove Cross Country and is exactly 3.1 and 6.2 miles.

This year, the 5K/10K race split will be more prominently addressed with staked signage and chutes.