Last year I ran the Historic Starkvegas 10k as a tempo run to prepare for the Montreal Half-Marathon. This year I plan to do the same, and for anyone in Mississippi that reads this blog, I want to encourage you to come to this race.
The route takes you through historic downtown and even dips onto the MSU campus. The course is rolling (Starkville is not flat!) and even covers a large portion of my favorite tempo route. The scenic course is well marked with signage and volunteers and starts/finishes at the same place in front of the Greensboro Center. Also, it's certified and the course has changed slightly from last year because of rumors that it was long.
This year's race offers a 10k/5k and family fun run. Being that the temperature is typically pleasant in the morning, the race starts at 8:00am (which, I am looking forward to).
Race registration will begin at 7am at the Greensboro Center in Starkville. Hope to see you there!