3rd annual Rise & Shine Expo benefits Arc of Southeast Mississippi

3rd annual Rise & Shine Expo benefits Arc of Southeast Mississippi
USM's Payne Center hosted the third annual Rise & Shine Expo Friday afternoon. Photo credit WDAM.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a preview event Friday night for an annual half-marathon.

The third annual Rise & Shine Expo featured about 40 health and fitness booths and activities for children.

It also gave participants in Saturday's seventh annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon a chance to pick up their race number and a T-shirt.

Hundreds of runners are expected to take part in that event, which will take place at Hattiesburg Clinic at 7 a.m.

Both the race and the expo benefit the Arc of Southeast Mississippi.