For runners in both the 26.2- and the 13.1-mile distances, the race begins at the part of the Stennis Space Center known as the Cypress House, on Lower Gainesville Road. From there, the course winds along paved streets including Road H, the Trent Lott Parkway and Old Highway 43 for the first few miles, turning onto Balch Boulevard and Saturn Drive as runners make their way to the northern edge of the space center property. This race is known for its very fast and flat terrain, and is considered particularly suited for first-time marathoners and half-marathoners as well as those looking to set personal record times.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.