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Alcorn County 4-H Love & Encouragement 5K Run/Walk

Department: MSU Extension- Alcorn County

The 2023 Alcorn County 4-H Love & Encouragement 5K Run/Walk is an annual event that sponsors a 4-H Scholarship established in memory of Annalisa Laudadio. Annalisa, an active member of Alcorn County 4-H for ten years, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 15 in April 2016. She served in many leadership roles at the club and county level and competed in various 4-H contests as high as the national level.  Annalisa’s passion was loving people and she was an encouragement to all.

This year's event will be held Saturday, October 21, at Farmington Heritage Park, in Corinth, MS. Race day registration will be open from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. The opening ceremony will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. 

Virtual entries will also be offered. Virtual participants can run or walk the 3.1 mile course of their choice, any time between September 30 - October 19. Track your distance with a fitness device/app and then email it to to be included on the 4-H website. Virtual participants' times will not be considered for placing medals. Results will be posted on the Annalisa Laudadio Love & Encouragement 5K Run/Walk Facebook group page. Race times should be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19.

For more information, please contact the Alcorn County Extension office at 662-286- 7756 or via the Alcorn County 4-H Facebook page.

The deadline to get the pre-registration rate is September 9.

Registration Information:

Visit the Alcorn Extension office for a registration form or contact the office to have one emailed to you or register online at

Race Day Registration:  7:15 – 8:00 a.m.         

Opening Ceremony:  8:15 a.m.    

Race Time:  8:30 a.m.

Age Divisions:  0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up

Awards:  Overall, Masters (40+), and Age Group – three deep, male/female in each category.

Entry Fees:   

Preregistration entry fee - $25.00 

After Preregistration - $30.00

Youth (ages 0-19) Preregistration entry fee - $20.00

After Preregistration - $25.00

Virtual Entry Option:

Preregistration virtual entry fee - $20.00

After preregistration - $25.00

Race packets for virtual entries can be mailed for a $5.00 fee. Please mark the box on the form below.

T-Shirt Only Orders may be made by returning this form with a payment of $20.00 to the address below.

T-shirt size availability cannot be guaranteed after the pre-registration period.

Make checks payable to Alcorn County 4-H Annalisa Laudadio Memorial Fund.

Mail payment and form to Alcorn County 4-H, Attn: Annalisa Laudadio 5K, P.O. Box 539, Corinth MS  38835

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by Friday, September 29, to get the pre-registration rate.

Proceeds:  Benefit the Annalisa Laudadio Love & Encouragement 4-H Scholarship Fund.

Contact:  Tammy Parker (662) 286-7756, Linda Laudadio (662) 587-5813, or Lisha Hopper (662) 808-1495.

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