The Great Commission 4 Mile Race

July 4, 2016 marks the 6th year of the Great Commission 4 Miler.  This 4 mile walk/run  helps raise funds to spread the Good News from here in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to the ends of the earth.  The race begins and ends here at First Baptist in the heart of downtown Hazlehurst.  The course takes you through our lovely community, past some of our most treasured landmarks.  The journey takes you around scenic Lake Hazle, by the historic Copiah County Courthouse, to the brick streets and train depot, as much more.  The view is spectacular and the race is invigorating.  Awards are given to the top runners and walkers in multiple categories.  Race day will begin with packet pick-up and race day registration at First Baptist at 6:30 a.m. July 4th.  The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and the course will close at 9:00 a.m. 

Below you will find links to vital information such as online registration, training schedule, and the race route.  For more information please contact the church office.

  • Printable Registration

    If you'd like to print out and mail in your registration, a printable version can be found here.

  • Training Schedule

    As you prepare for the 4 miles running or walking, here is a sample training schedule that might help you. 

  • Race Route Map

    Want an idea of where the race will take you?  Want to get a jump on getting to know the course?  Well, here is the course that the race takes.  Get ready for that last is a doozy!

  • Online Registration

    Avoid the rush on July 4 and save a few dollars as well by registering now online.  Click here to register.