Welcome to the Carl Touchstone Mississippi Trail 50
Race packets (containing your race number) will be
available for pickup from 5-7:30 pm Friday night at the race headquarters, and 5-6 am
(7-8 am for the 20K) at the race site.
The spaghetti supper will be served from 6-7:30 pm at race
headquarters, and is free to registered runners, $8.00 to others at the
door. Please plan to attend the briefing and supper if possible.
To get to Highway 15S from your motel, go south
on 16th Avenue to Interstate 59N, then go east on Interstate 59N .9 miles
to exit 96B, Cook Avenue, Hwy 15S. Follow the directions
to start from there.
Thanks for entering the Carl Touchstone Mississippi
Trail 50. We hope you have a great experience in the piney woods of
south Mississippi. Here are some reminders:
Packet Pickup will be at race
from 5-7:30 pm Friday night.
Pre-race Meal will be served at race
headquarters from 6-7:30 pm. Please stick around for the discussion
and door prizes.
The Trail has been well-cleaned and
well-marked. To ensure the future of this race (on National Forest
property), we must leave the area better than we found it. Please do
not litter, and it's OK to pick up any litter you see while running
and take to the next aid station (good excuse to walk for a second).
50K Runners Special Notice - After
running the big loop twice (25 miles), you will then run the small loop.
Please study the map and ask questions if you do not understand.
Changing Races - (Special MS 50
feature!) After running 2 big loops (25 miles) you may elect to move
up (from 50K to 50 Miles) or down (50 Miles to 50K). 50K runners can
also elect to switch to the 20K after their first loop. Please tell
the scorer at the start finish line if you are changing races. He
may be busy; It is your responsibility to be sure he has noted the
change before you leave. Remember that persons switching races are
not eligible for trophies, and only the 50 mile finishers get a 50
Mile Belt Buckle in addition to the other awards.
Water Bottles - It is strongly suggested
that you carry at least one water bottle with you, and drink at
least 20 oz. every 2 1/2 miles.
Jones County and the Desoto National Forest
are dry (no alcohol) areas. Please be discrete with your
Policy - Pets are not permitted on the course, at the Start/Finish area, or
stations. If you must bring a pet, please keep it tied up and away
from these areas. Do not let it interfere with or endanger any
runners, or with equestrians using the horse trails.