Registration and Banquet

Welcome to the Carl Touchstone Mississippi Trail 50 endurance Run.

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:

  1. Packet Pickup will be at race headquarters from 5-7:30 pm Friday night.

  2. Pre-race Meal will be served at race headquarters from 6-7:30 pm. Please stick around for the discussion and door prizes.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Jones County and the Desoto National Forest are dry (no alcohol) areas. Please be discrete with your beverages.  

  8. Pet Policy - Pets are not permitted on the course, at the Start/Finish area, or at aid 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.