The run starts and finishes in downtown Jackson at the Mississippi Museum of Art's Art Garden. Proceeds will go towards the Mississippi Blues Commission, which also supports local blues artists.
Runners will be introduced to a scenic Jackson, Mississippi as well as an inside look into the legacy the Mississippi Blues bestowed upon its state. These runners come from all over the country with some very interesting stories.
UM Junior Accounting Major Kody Archer intends on running the marathon and has been training for months on end. Archer notes the inspiration to embark on the journey comes after an ankle injury almost changing his life as a runner forever. Reuben Johnson of NewsWatch 99 has more on the story below: