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Chucky Mullins #38 will forever be a legend at The University of Mississippi. Orphaned as a child and later adopted by his high school coach, he overcame life’s obstacles and went on to play football for Ole Miss. Sadly, Chucky lost his life due to an injury obtained during a football game.

Run Oxford along with UM Athletics in partnering with Palmer Home for Children to make The Great 38 the most meaningful and inspirational run in Mississippi. Over 800 participants in 2016 ran either 3 or 8 miles through the beautiful award winning UM campus, down the Walk of Champions, and into Vaught Hemingway Football Stadium where they saw themselves on the new Jumbotron as they cross the 38 yard line finish! This year's races cover two days with 3 and 8 milers on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday.

The race benefits the Chucky Mullins Foundation which assists Ole Miss students who have a physical disability or demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Chucky’s words “Never Quit” hold special meaning for athletes and orphans alike. Join us in Oxford, Mississippi this year for the Great 38!

Click Here for more information on the Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins Endowment.

Click Here to check out an article in the Daily Mississipian.

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