Day in the Park 5K

Join us on 05/04/2024

(race date estimated)

Day in the Park 5K Race Description

 

On May 4th, the Laurel Arts League invites you to run the 5K race! 

This challenging 5k race runs through the historic district of downtown Laurel, MS.  5k winners will receive handmade pottery medals.

5k Begins at 8:00 AM (rain or shine1 Mile Fun Run & Awards to Follow 

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN.
Registration will open at 7am at the start line (Mason Park/18th Street), rain or shine. Cash, check or credit card accepted.  

REGISTRATION FEES:

5k: $35

virtual 5k: $35

1 Mile Fun Run: $10 

RACE SHIRTS:

RACE T-SHIRT GUARANTEED TO ALL 5K RUNNERS WHO REGISTER BY APRIL 20, 2024

Fun Run participants DO NOT receive a t-shirt with registration. They may purchase one for +$12

T-Shirts are NOT guaranteed to those who register on race day. T-shirts are provided on a first come/first serve basis as supplies last.

 

Awards:

Overall winners, male & female 

Masters winners, male & female 

Grand Masters winners, male & female 

1st, 2nd, 3rd male & female age groups:

0-14   

15-19   

20-24 

25-29 

30-34 

35-39 

40-44 

45-49 

50-54 

55-59 

60-64 

65-69 

70+

 


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    Day in the Park 5K Where & When

  • Location: Laurel, MS 39440
  • Race Date: 2024/05/04 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 5K
    • Fun Run NO TSHIRT
    • Virtual 5K
    • FUN RUN with TSHIRT
    • T-SHIRT ONLY

Day in the Park 5K Reviews

3.5 - 1 reviews

Review Day in the Park 5K

Most Helpful Review
3.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 3.0/5
Let's Make Day in the Park Even Better!

My dad and I have made the Day in the Park 5K a father-daughter tradition since I was very young so the first weekend in May means a lot to both of us! Firstly,I would like to say "thanks" to those of you who volunteered. Your enthusiasm is motivating and much appreciated by those of us who are in the race. I feel as though this is a great event for Laurel but it could be even better- If the age brackets were revised.They should go beyond 70+. It makes sense, right? People are living longer! Also, the number of people participating in this event is increasing which means the number of older adults is likely increasing too! My dad, for instance, will be 87 tomorrow (May 5th), and he participated in the 5K race today. I know 2 others who participated today who are also over 80 years old. I feel as though finishing this race is an amazing accomplishment in general and certainly for someone over 65. These individuals are members of our community and some of them have lived in Laurel their entire lives. They should be celebrated & encouraged to continue participating by having more of a chance to be recognized at the end of the race for this accomplishment. Currently, the way it is set up the younger age groups actually get more of a chance to be recognized because they are only competing against people within 5 years of their age. For the older participants, the number of people they compete against is much higher due to the large age bracket of "70+" This means an 85-year-old is competing against a 71-year-old. Fourteen years is a huge age difference not only in the number of years but also possibly in physical ability! I love the Day in the Park, and I plan to continue to participate for as long as I can because of the family tradition by dad started. He has competed in over 45 "days in the park" and that is why I want to fight to make this event more inclusive for older runners & walkers! I am asking that others join me in support of the elders of our community & speak up and out in their defense! I am asking that the age brackets be changed to:70-75 years,75- 80 years,and 80+. Lastly, thanks to those of you who encouraged us on our route - your "hellos," "good mornings" and "your doing greats" really helped to keep us going. I hope to meet some of you amazing folks who cheered us on from your doorsteps as I plan to start a petition and walk door-to-door for my cause- "The Day in the Park-80 Plus Cause" This is a tribute to you, Pop, Ed Walker!

Teresa C. 2/2 found this review helpful.

3.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2024 Race Review
Review On:2024-05-04 12:26:22
Let's Make Day in the Park Even Better!

My dad and I have made the Day in the Park 5K a father-daughter tradition since I was very young so the first weekend in May means a lot to both of us! Firstly,I would like to say "thanks" to those of you who volunteered. Your enthusiasm is motivating and much appreciated by those of us who are in the race. I feel as though this is a great event for Laurel but it could be even better- If the age brackets were revised.They should go beyond 70+. It makes sense, right? People are living longer! Also, the number of people participating in this event is increasing which means the number of older adults is likely increasing too! My dad, for instance, will be 87 tomorrow (May 5th), and he participated in the 5K race today. I know 2 others who participated today who are also over 80 years old. I feel as though finishing this race is an amazing accomplishment in general and certainly for someone over 65. These individuals are members of our community and some of them have lived in Laurel their entire lives. They should be celebrated & encouraged to continue participating by having more of a chance to be recognized at the end of the race for this accomplishment. Currently, the way it is set up the younger age groups actually get more of a chance to be recognized because they are only competing against people within 5 years of their age. For the older participants, the number of people they compete against is much higher due to the large age bracket of "70+" This means an 85-year-old is competing against a 71-year-old. Fourteen years is a huge age difference not only in the number of years but also possibly in physical ability! I love the Day in the Park, and I plan to continue to participate for as long as I can because of the family tradition by dad started. He has competed in over 45 "days in the park" and that is why I want to fight to make this event more inclusive for older runners & walkers! I am asking that others join me in support of the elders of our community & speak up and out in their defense! I am asking that the age brackets be changed to:70-75 years,75- 80 years,and 80+. Lastly, thanks to those of you who encouraged us on our route - your "hellos," "good mornings" and "your doing greats" really helped to keep us going. I hope to meet some of you amazing folks who cheered us on from your doorsteps as I plan to start a petition and walk door-to-door for my cause- "The Day in the Park-80 Plus Cause" This is a tribute to you, Pop, Ed Walker!

Teresa C. has attended 5+ times
2/2 found this review helpful.

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Laurel, MS Weather

Day in the Park 5K weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of May 4th, Laurel, MS can expect temperatures between 52℉ and 65℉ with humidity around 73% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Patchy rain possible.
  • Laurel, MS current weather
  • Clouds 72.8℉ Clouds

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