Race Day

Ride the Blues Bus

The Blues Bus will roll again in 2017! The Blues Bus offers round trip charter service between Jackson and Mobile for runners, family and friends. Buses will board Saturday afternoon in the Blues start/finish area and travel to the First Light start/finish/expo area for packet pickup, then return to Jackson Sunday afternoon after First Light. There are a number of hotels in the immediate area of the start/finish and expo.

For additional information regarding the Back2Back Challenge and the Blues Bus please e-mail

Blues Bus Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the bus charter service for the Back2Back race?
The cost of the Blues Bus is $50 per person for the round trip service regardless of whether you return to Jackson. Some runners choose to ride the bus to Mobile and fly out following the race on Sunday.

Do you know the times the shuttle will be leaving and returning to Jackson?
If we have reservations to accommodate more than one bus, the first bus will leave as soon as it is full. The next departure time will be scheduled to leave at 2:30 p.m. We will try to follow this schedule both days, leaving Jackson on Saturday and leaving Mobile to return to Jackson on Sunday.

Can friends and family members not participating in the race but traveling with a registered runner ride the bus?
Yes. Just select the number of tickets you need when you register for either race.

Where are the pick up/drop off locations?
Buses will depart from the Blues start/finish area in front of the Jackson Convention Center on Saturday and return to the same location on Sunday. The buses will drop-off Saturday and load Sunday in Mobile in an area adjacent to the First Light start/finish and expo. Both locations are within walking distance of most of the hotels listed on the race websites.