1699 Race to Discovery 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Run

Event Date

Sat, Apr 26, 2014


Ocean Springs, MS

About This Activity

The 1699 5K Run/Walk will begin and end at Fort Maurepas on Front Beach in Ocean Springs.  You may register online or begining at 7:30 on race morning.  At 9:30 there will be a free 1 mile kids run.  Late registrants may have to have t-shirts mailed to them after the race.  The race will be just one of many great events put on by the 1699 Historical Society this weekend.

Event schedule and times


Friday April 25, 2014
Weekend of Discovery Kickoff!  
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.- Hancock Bank, Washington Avenue
Traditional Full Dress Presentation of d'Iberville and the Landing Party, Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, with Merchant Costume Contest Awards

Location:  Hancock Bank, Washington Avenue


Saturday April 26, 2014

Race to Discovery: 5K run/walk and 1-mile free kids' fun run!
(in partnership with Junior Auxiliary "Fit for Life" Program)

Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach

5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. 1 mile free kids run/walk begins at 9:15

Special Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church!

Landing Participants in Full Dress Attire!

St. Alphonsus, 502 Jackson Avenue

10:00 a.m.

Discovery Regatta! Day 1!

Ocean Springs Yacht Club/Front Beach/Fort Maurepas- 10:00 a.m.

Cont. Sunday April 27, 2014 Discovery Regatta DAY 2! 11:00 a.m.

Children’s Pet Parade!

All ages, all pets welcome to attend and participate

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at Little Children's Park, Washington Avenue

Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and travels to Marshall Park.


Lunch and Awards Presentation with Landing Participants!

Ocean Springs Yacht Club

12:00 p.m.

The Landing of d’Iberville--Full Dress Reenactment!!

Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach

Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m.- Landing reenactment to begin at 4:00 p.m.


Presented by Rex Distributing. Featuring Crooked Letter Brewery;

5:30 p.m., following the Landing Reenactment

Sunday April 27, 2014
Discovery Regatta (Day 2 of 2)

Ocean Springs Yacht Club/Front Beach/Fort Maurepas

11:00 a.m.

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