GREENVILLE, Miss. – Greenville played host to the first “Mississippi River Marathon,” a project of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan on February 9th, as part of a weekend of health, nutrition and fitness activities aimed at helping the people of the Delta improve their health, well-being and quality of life.
The race, which was originally planned for a maximum of 1000 runners, was expanded to accommodate the 1400 individuals who signed up to participate. Being one of the flattest marathon courses in North America and a Boston Marathon qualifier, helped to attract runners of all ages from teens to 70+ from across the U.S.
Runners had a choice of running the full marathon, half marathon or the 1-mile community run. The course started in Lake Village, AR and finished in downtown Greenville, giving runners the treat of crossing the U.S. 82 bridge across the Mississippi River. For more information visit www.msrivermarathon.com.