Southern Miss Softball
Run to the Rock 5K
Saturday, November 18th @ 8 a.m.
The Southern Miss Softball Run to the Rock 5K on Saturday, November 18th at 8:00 a.m. is a race through the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi that ends on the football field in M.M. Roberts Stadium, or The Rock. Participants receive a t-shirt and a ticket to the Southern Miss vs. Charlotte football game at 2 p.m. that day. The race is to benefit the Southern Miss Softball program.
Additional game tickets for family and friends can be purchased at a group rate by calling 1-800-844-TICK and asking for the Run to the Rock 5K family/friends special.
The registration deadline to receive a shirt on the day of the event is Tuesday, November 14. Registrations after that date and on the day of the event will receive a shirt within a month after the event.
Registration and Check in starts at 7 a.m. with the event starting at 8 a.m. Registration is available the day of the event. Registration/Check-In will be in Spirit Park on the campus of Southern Miss. Those that missed the deadline for registering will receive their t-shirt within a month after the race.
Spectators will need to wear a wristband that can be obtained from the registration table that allows them inside the football stadium to watch the finish line from the sidelines.
Race packets are available at the registration tent the morning of the race or can be picked up on Friday, November 17th at the Duff Athletic Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Duff Athletic Center is located here. Visitor parking spots are located on the north side of the building. Participants will need to go to the Athletic Marketing suite on the 2nd floor to pick up their packet at the front desk. Racer bibs will be included with the race packets along with safety pins.
All participants and spectators are encouraged to park in the Payne Center parking lot which can be accessed from Golden Eagle Ave off of West 4th St. To park in this area from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., cars must display the following parking pass. This parking pass will also be available to be picked up with Race Packet pickup on Friday, November 17th at the Duff Athletic Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The parking area is designated in red on the following map. Additional free parking is designated in green on the map.
The course will start in Spirit Park and weave through the Southern Miss campus. It will finish inside M.M. Roberts Stadium. There are two water locations on the course.
There will be a bag check at the registration table. All items checked at the bag check will be transported to the finish line.
Please continue to constantly check the weather prior to race day to ensure that you are dressed properly for the race. Currently, Saturday’s forecast is partly cloudy with a high of 70, and a 20% chance of rain. Friday night’s low is 57 degrees.
Restrooms before the race will be located in the Thad Cochran Center on the ground floor behind the escalators. People entering the Thad Cochran Center from Spirit Park will just need to head to the behind the escalators upon entering. Restrooms post-race will be located on the Northeast Stadium concourse. Participants/Spectators will need to exit the field gate of the stadium and take the stairs into Gate 9 to access the restrooms. The rest of the stadium and stands will be off limits. Spectators will be able to watch from field level.
FIRST AID/WATER STATION/POST-WORKOUT
AAA Ambulance will be providing any onsite medical needs in case of emergency. There will be two water stations available on the course. After the race there will be fruit and bars and drinks available to participants.