Gum Tree 10K & 2K runs will be run as scheduled.
The 10K run will be the same course as it has been the last 2 years and it will run through the hard hit Joyner neighborhood. The City of Tupelo and the neighbors of Joyner are excited to have the race still being run and look forward to having "their runners" come through the neighborhood. A concerted effort is being made to make the streets safe for all runners. Please come and support this city and these neighborhoods in their healing process.
The 37th Annual Gum Tree Run, directed by the Tupelo Running Club, is Mississippi’s largest 10K. It is recognized by Runner’s World and Running Times magazines. Runners will be coming from all over the world to participate in this classic as they have for over 30 years.
GumTree 2014 has a fast, flat USATF certified course (MS12001MS), with excellent traffic control and experienced teams of organizers that will make this weekend one of great fun. Runner’s World has even named it Mississippi’s best and one of the top 75 runs in the nation.
**Proceeds from this race benefit North Mississippi Habitat for Humanity.**