2nd Annual “Run to the Latin Beat” 5K

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

The Mississippi Hispanic Association would like to thank everyone for coming out and participating in our 2nd Annual “Run to the Latin Beat” 5K Health Fair Event, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at Old Trace Park. With over 220 registered participants, the event was again a tremendous success! There was lively Latin music from DJ Cucho Gonzalez, wonderful dancing from our Folkloric Dance Group and an exciting Zumba class put on by several of our Zumba instructor friends.  Attendants were able to treat themselves to delectable eats with lots of fruit from Whole Foods, sweet breakfast breads and some authentic arepas from MHA co-founder and President, Esperanza Velasquez. Special thanks to all of our sponsors as this event would not have been possible without your support. We look forward to making our 3rd “Run to the Latin Beat” 5K Health Fair Event much bigger and better next year!

Jam For Puerto Rico Mississippi Benefit Concert Event Donation

Representatives from MHA will be presenting a $500 donation to go toward the Jam For Puerto Rico Mississippi Benefit Concert which is being organized to help raise funds for the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.  The concert fundraising event will be held at Hal & Mal’s on November 12th.  MHA raised the funds through our 2nd Annual “Run to the Latin Beat” 5K Health Fair Event held on October 14th at the Old Trace Park on the Reservoir.  Our  “Run to the Latin Beat” 5K event was organized in acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th).

Race Results

Race results provided by SISU Race Timing

Event Photos

Photos from the event are shown below. Photos credits go to Anthony Warren with The Northside SunThank you!