Come experience serenity at its best! The 15th Annual Midsouth Championship Marathon and Half Marathon is the only one of its kind! The Cross County Ramblers and Muckas Running Clubs have joined forces to bring you a race that you won’t soon forget!
The start will take participants up Hamilton Avenue which is listed on the Arkansas Historic Register. It continues along Hwy 64B until intersecting Hwy 64 at approximately the 5 mile mark! The fun really begins when you hit what the locals call, "Bay Road!" Hwy 163 is designated as part of the Arkansas Heritage Civil War Trail and Crowley's Ridge Scenic Byway.
This is a USATF certified marathon, out and back course. Aid stations are placed approximately every mile, and port-o- potties will be located every couple of miles or so! Each aid station will be supplied with Vaseline, Gatorade, Fruit, Salt, and various Snickety Snacks! Shirts, goody bags, and finisher’s medals will be given to all participants!
The people of Cross County offer runners and walkers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Corporate America. Rediscover what you love about running, and enjoy a slice of rural America country living at the same time.
Friday, we have a variety of unique non-racing events throughout Cross County. Local civic and hobby clubs are offering to share with you some of their passionate interests. We have a wonderful state park, Village Creek State Park. Click herefor more information, and please visit The Cross County Museum for a quick history lesson. The museum is on the corner of East Union and Mississippi St., 1 block east of Falls Blvd. Click the link on our web site for more info.
The Italian Dinner is hosted by the Cross County Historical Society and will offer lots of home made pasta, veggie and meat sauces, salad, garlic bread, and desserts. You will pick up your race packet, ask questions, eat, and enjoy the company of your fellow racers.
Saturday morning, you’ll show up at Wynne High School, take care of business (we have a very high port-o-potty to racer ratio!), and get ready for the starting gun.
There will be a variety of things for your family and support crew to do after you take off on your race. The First United Methodist Church Youth Group will be having a pancake breakfast next door. Just follow the foot traffic. Best breakfast in town for only $6.00. Come early and eat often!!! You will be supporting a great group of youth.
*** POST RACE LUNCH ***
Serving starts at 11:00 AM
After the race, showers and dressing rooms are available at Wynne High School. We will be serving the best bar-b-que you’ve ever tasted (cooked by a local bar-b-que team), along with baked beans, coleslaw, Pizza, home made desserts, sodas and water. Lunch is served in the high school cafeteria. Get a plate, find a table, eat, visit with fellow racers and enjoy the award ceremonies!!
The Half-Marathon Awards will take place at 12:00 am.
The Marathon Awards will take place at 2:00 pm.
Join us and over 500 of your closest friends.
Be a part of the 15th Annual Mid-South Championship Marathon and Half!