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Mary C. O'Keefe Center for Arts and Entertainment1600 Government ST Ocean Springs, MS 39564
The Rotary Club of Ocean Springs announces the 11th Annual Rotary Club of Ocean Springs 5K Race held on Saturday, October 19th – 6:15pm - Kids Fun Run / 7pm – Adults Race.
Come join us for the Coast's oldest night race! The 1st 300 registered participants for the 5K will receive moisture wicking t-shirt, BBQ sandwich, and choice of beverage (soda, bottled water or beer)! Awards will be presented to overall winners, age group winners, and walkers. There will be a 1 mile kid's Fun Run (12 and under – $10) starting at 6:15pm. There will also be an award presented to the adult and child participant with the best costume (male and female).
This is a beautiful course through downtown Ocean Springs. The race starts and finishes on the grounds of the Mary C. O'Keefe. There will be music, food, drinks and more! Don't come just to run...come to party too! All proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for Ocean Springs and St. Martin High School seniors, as well as supporting our other charitable causes including "Warriors for Willow" and the United MSD Foundation. Willow Cannan is the daughter of Amber Olsen who was the Rotary Club of Ocean Springs’ President for 2015-2016. Willow was diagnosed with Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency an EXTREMELY rare disease. Proceeds will help create the first ever clinical trial to save children with MSD. To learn more visit curemsd.org.
The race is open to runners, joggers, race walkers, wheelchair participants of all ages and abilities.
Come run to support the arts & education! Proceeds from the RACE will benefit our local Rotary scholarships.
6:15pm – 1 Mile Kids race (ages 12 and under) $10 **No online registration available. You must register onsite.
7pm – Adult 5K race -- $25
Event details and schedule
COME DRESSED FOR THE COSTUME CONTESTS!
Please be sure to wear lights or glow in the dark clothing/shoes during the race.