Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Forrest General Hospital, and The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation is preparing for the 8th Annual Hattiesburg Rise and Shine Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K. We are proud to be taking the baton from the previous race organizers, Hattiesburg Clinic, and are committed to growing this incredible event. The annual springtime tradition will showcase the city of Hattiesburg with a brand new, certified and flat race course. Come join us for a one of a kind run and make plans to bring friends and family so you can experience Hattiesburg on many different levels.
The Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k has an exciting twist this year. The race is focusing on the philanthropic impact a race of this size can make on our community called The RNS Gives A Mile program. This program will allow 14 501 © 3 agencies in the Pinebelt region and current GPCF fund holders to raise money and awareness for their individual cause and mission. The idea behind the RNS Gives Miles program is to put on a stellar race in the community that will raise much needed funds for a variety of our charitable needs. Each mile will be sponsored by a nonprofit that will decorate their mile and volunteer throughout their mile.
We encourage you to not only run the race but also get involved in the RNS Gives A Mile program. You can choose any of the 14 charities and commit to raising money for them as a race participant.