Volunteer Run

2015 Volunteer Run

Each year a Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Volunteer Run is held shortly before the open event. This is a closed race for specially qualified* ultra runners only. The Volunteer run is an official MS50 Trail run, and counts toward the ten year award.

The 2015 Mississippi Trail 50 Volunteer Run was held on Saturday February 21st. The weather was warm, it the 50's and 60's.  RD Dennis Bisnette promised that the weather on March 7, 2015 will be even better and probably more interesting.

Volunteer runners

Not counting the guy on the left, the rest Deleica, Kathy, Serena, Frank and Sunshine, along with Kim (not pictured) all ran 12.6 on the trails today getting ready for the race. Deleica, Kim and Frank took a little break and finished on the road for 20.

Volunteer runners
Gary, Randy, Dennis, Iva and Michael..

Volunteer runners
Ethan, Gary, Randy, Iva and Michael

We will see all the volunteer runners and many more volunteers on race day. Thanks to all.

A quality race could not be put on without these knowledgeable, able, runners willing to sacrifice the time and effort involved. They give up their chance to be an open participant in the only ultra run in Mississippi. The Volunteer Run gives them the opportunity to run an equally challenging (and even more prestigious ?) Spring ultra locally. Many thanks and Kudos to all those who participate in the Volunteer Run.


* Must be breathing, physically fit enough to stand up all day, and pledge to work your tail off race eve and race day.