Have you got the blues? Registration is available for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon. The 5th annual race begins in downtown Jackson and will run through Fondren on Saturday January 7, 2012. Last year, runners from more than 43 states and six foreign countries participated in the world-class event. Visit msbluesmarathon.com to register online. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission. Since the inaugural race in 2008, the event has donated more than $40,000 to the cause.