Mayor’s Cup spills into downtown Saturday

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will be firing the starting gun to launch the Mayor’s Cup Run on Saturday, an event that is expected to attract dozens of runners to downtown Biloxi for its annual presentation.

“It’s one of our larger races,” says longtime Gulf Coast Running Club director Leonard Vergunst, who oversees more than two dozen races a year. “People know it’s always the second week in November, and they plan for it. Plus, we’re expecting perfect weather for running.”

Spectators also are welcome to view the event from the steps of City Hall, where the race begins and ends. The day begins with a one-mile run at 9 a.m., and the 5K at 9:30 a.m. Onsite registration, $20 per person, will begin at 8 a.m. across from City Hall.

Elsewhere this weekend: Bark For Life, the American Cancer Society event will take place at Hiller Park on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The event, open to people and dogs of all ages, will begin with an opening ceremony followed by K9 demonstrations, contests and a caregiver and canine companion honor walk at 1 p.m.  Vendors, music, and raffles will also be part of the affair.  Admission is $10 per adult, $15 per adult with one dog, $20 for one person with two or more dogs and free for ages 16 and younger.

Over at the casinos, Family Feud and Kenny G will each be at the Beau Rivage, Sugar Ray will perform at the Hard Rock, and 98 Degrees and REO Speedwagon will each entertain at the IP.
See the Mayor Cup registration Form
See the Bark For Life flyer
See the Biloxi Community Calendar

News & notes: City Desk, city council, traffic

City Desk: LaWanda Jones with the American Cancer Society guests on this week’s installment of the City Desk podcast to talk about the Bark For Life.  To listen, click here

City Council: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is set for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda, click here.

Traffic: See the latest on road work and traffic throughout the city in Traffic Update, published online each day by the city’s Engineering Department. To see the update, along with links to MDOT traffic cameras and Gulf Regional Planning Commission traffic counts, click here.