**January 20 Update**
To minimize crowding at the start/finish and to ensure we comply with all group restrictions, the 2021 Fondren Urban Ultra will not have a relay option. However, if you were wanting to run on a relay team please know that your team can still sign up as individuals. While not competing for an overall relay crown, you can still run as a team to see how far you can go. You have 12-hours after all!
Registration remains "waitlist" until we are confident the race will move forward (fingers crossed). All this does is pause credit card charges up until the point we are 100% the race will take place. This change allows you to sign up at no cost but reserve your place for April's race. Please email with any questions.
Your MUTS Crew
FONDREN URBAN ULTRA
The Fondren Urban Ultra is a 12 hour timed road race for individual runners. Due to group restrictions and to minimize crowding at the start/finish, this years race will be held without the relay option. The 3.1 mile loop is run in the beautiful neighborhood of Fondren in Jackson with a mix of hills and flat sections. The race is chip timed for accuracy. Each loop begins and ends at Fondren Church where you can place your nutrition, tent, coolers, etc. Run one lap or as many as you can, test your limits, run your first ultra distance or a few miles....this race is for you! The race is limited to 150 individual runners so sign up now!
USA Track and Field CERTIFIED COURSE
The 5k loop is a USATF certified course that will be used to record Mississippi state records in the 50k, 12 hour, and 100k. Only MS residents will be recorded for the records. Currently this is the only state certified Ultra course. As a MS resident, run this race and you may be an ultra state record holder for your age! Go to staterunningrecords.com for a current listing.
LOCATION: 3327 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS
PACKET PICKUP: Friday night from 4-6 at Fondren Public 2765 Old Canton, Jackson. And race morning at Fondren Church from 6–6:45
AID STATIONS: The start/finish area will have water, Tailwind, and sweet and salty food. And half way on the loop there will be water.
RULES: All individual runners and relay teams must start at 7 a.m. Individual runners can take breaks but must remain in the parking area of the church. Relay teams must always have one runner on the course. A full 5k lap has to be completed in the 12 hour time limit to be counted. You can only register as an individual or a relay but not both.
AWARDS: 1st place-3rd place male and female and 1st place relay team will receive custom awards. Individual runners not in a relay who reach an ultra distance of 9 laps or more will receive an “ultra finisher” medal
PRICE: individual race $50 and price increase to $60 March 1st, relay $40/person and price increase to $50 March 1st. Sorry, no refunds, transfers, or deferments.
RELAY registration: the first person on your team to register will pick a team name. Your following teammates will register under that name.
COURSE: approximately 150’ elevation gain/5k loop and 160’ elevation loss/5k loop.
PARKING AND MORNING SET UP: There is ample parking behind the church. Do not park in the Duling parking lot or in front of the church. You may set up pop up tents in the front parking area of the church on race morning.
Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, support, and grow trail and ultra running in the area. There are no transfers or refunds for MUTS events. Visit mutsrunning.org for more information
Local time: 4:20 AM