Verbatim release from MS Blues Marathon Race Director Bill Burke:

Good afternoon Athletes,

For the last three years Premier Event Management is honored to produce the Mississippi Blues Marathon each year to the thousands of athletes and spectators that join us from around the globe in the capitol of Jackson, Mississippi!

Unfortunately due to the ever-increasing COVID-19 numbers in the capital city and its effects on the community, we have been asked to reschedule the Mississippi Blues Marathon as an in-person race on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

As you can imagine this is not an easy move for the event at this time! But safety will always be our number one priority at any event we produce anywhere across the country.

For everyone who has already trained so hard for this event, we will be offering the Mississippi Blues Marathon, Half Marathon 10K, 5K & Relay as a virtual event starting February 27, 2021 and it will run until Match 27, 2021.

To move your registration to the virtual option that will be run from February 27th through March 27th, please email this request to by midnight, Monday February 15th 2021. If you select the Virtual Option and would like to join us on October 16th in person, you will have to re-register after your transfer is complete to our Virtual Race.

Athletes living in the greater Jackson area will be able to pick up their shirts and finisher medals following their Virtual Event at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland location beginning on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Fleet Feet Ridgeland is located at 500 Hwy. 51 Ste. Z Trace Station Shopping Center, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Those athletes that live outside of the greater Jackson area will have their items mailed to the address you provided during the registration process. You must request to have your items mailed to your attention by emailing at Please make this request by February 15, 2021!

For those athletes wishing to run the MS Blues Marathon presented by Continental Tire as an in-person live event on its new date of October 16, 2021, your entry fee will be moved to this new date without any further action.

For further information on this change please reach out to Premier Event Management at or contact us at 504-454-6561. And please continue to check out our event website and Facebook page for further updates as they become available.

Many thanks to our title sponsor Continental, the City of Jackson as well as the local community and agencies that continue to support this event. Please join us in the fall on Saturday, October 16, 2021! We hope to see you in there!

Stay Safe, Stay Fit and Stay Healthy!

Bill BurkeRace Director
MS Blues Marathon presented by Continental Tire