THOMSON—The 27th Annual Min’s Mississippi Memorial Walk/Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, in Thomson.

The four-mile walk/run starts at 8 a.m. on the west end of Main Street, past the Thomson causeway campground, on flat, scenic, country blacktop. Every mile will be clearly and accurately indicated with a mile marker and water station. Participants will enjoy great company and delicious baked goods and fruit.

Pre-registration for the race is $13 until Aug. 27 ($9 for shirt only) and will guarantee a shirt. All late or race day registration fees will be $15 and shirts will be available as supplies last ($10 for shirt only).

Race day registration time is from 7-7:45 a.m. Running classes include: eight years old and under, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-30, 31-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ and 200 pounds and over.

Friendly, furry canine friends are welcome, however if a dog becomes mean or aggressive, you will be asked to leave.

Money raised during the event will go toward the Melinda Ann Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors from Thomson, attending college in a field of helping others.

Race registration forms and more information are available at local businesses,, or call Melinda Wilkinson at 815-275-7298.