Race Information

The Children’s Center Classic 10K and 5K will take place on Saturday, February 23rd 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 7:00 a.m. and the race will kick-off at 8:30 a.m.

The 1-mile fun run will take place on Friday, February 22nd at The Children's Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss.


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:

  • 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 February 1, 2019.
  • 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.