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  • Writer's pictureMichael Nielsen

The Mid-South Races for Hope with Cara Kay and Larry Copes (#94)

Updated: Feb 26

In today's episode, I chat with Larry and Cara Kay, the race directors from the  Mid-South Races for Hope in Wynne Arkansas. 


Larry is a long-time runner who has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons while Cara Kay dubs herself a “runner supporter.”


The 2024 race will be the 25th year for Mid-South Races for Hope, formerly called the Mid-South Marathon. A tornado ripped through the town of Wynne, AR, on March 31, 2023, greatly affecting the race course. 


Highlights of todays episode:

  • The 2023 race, and why the name of “RACES for HOPE” was so significant for last year's event.

  • The involvement of the kids in the Wynne area. How they encourage the kids to get involved in a ½ marathon challenge 

  • The individual roles as race directors. Both the behind the scenes paperwork, and the course work that runners get to see during the race


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