This is my second year to participate in the Tupelo Half Marathon. It is a smaller race but the awesome medal and traditional skull t-shirt design is by far the reason that keeps me coming back! The race moto is "Trample the weak, hurdle the dead" and if you have ever ran this race you know exactly what I mean. The course is full of rolling hills and the course starts at the convention center with plenty of parking. It takes you downtown then through quiet neighborhoods, by golf courses and brings you back to the convention center where the finish line is inside. If you do the full be prepared to do the same route twice. Tupelo is a great town and the organizers do a fantastic job putting it all together. The crowd support isn't there other than family, but then again the race is on Labor Day weekend in the Mississippi heat and it starts at 5:00 AM! Which you will be glad to get up for and be finished before it gets too hot! There really is not expo, you pick up your packet at the local running store and this year they moved to a bigger and better store. If you are interested in this race, make sure to sign up early, THEY DO SELL OUT, sometimes months in advance. Want a challenge to jump start your fall racing this is the race you need to consider. I have a full review on my blog at http://www.misssippipiddlin.com/tupelo-half-marathon-2015/ would love for you to check it out!