Mississippi Blues Marathon needs sponsorships to make it to Year 11

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Mississippi Blues Marathon

By Rick Cleveland/Special to the Sun Herald

(Jackson, MS) – Jackson’s highly acclaimed Mississippi Blues Marathon, which annually draws thousands of participants from all 50 states and several foreign countries, has been running for 10 years.

There might not be an 11th, and that, for my money, would be a shame.

The race, which celebrates Mississippi, Jackson and blues music, is seeking a sponsor or sponsors. Without it, the event will not continue.

“We need corporate support; it’s that simple,” said John Noblin, one of the race’s co-founders and its director for the past decade.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, which has been the event’s sponsor for all 10 years, has shifted its focus — and its sponsorship dollars — to a statewide “Get Ready to Run” youth running program.

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