Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon happening this weekend

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Thousands of people will make their way to South Mississippi to pound the pavement in this weekend’s races, including a marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

The full marathon begins at Henderson point in Pass Christian. The half marathon will take off from Jones Park at the same time Sunday. The races begin at 7:00 a.m. and will both end at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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If you plan to travel along Highway 90 this weekend in these areas, you may want to take an alternate route.

Last year more than 3,500 people signed up – and this year it looks like they’ll be topping that number.

Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes will join other half-marathoners at Jones Park on Sunday.

This is the fourth year of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon.