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35th Over the River Run returns to Vicksburg



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The iconic Over the River Run returns for its 35th year, beckoning families, runners, and enthusiasts to the scenic pathways of Vicksburg. Presented by The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, the event, scheduled for Oct. 14, promises not only a refreshing race but also a rich cultural experience.

Event Highlights:

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Starting Point: Old Mississippi River Bridge, I-20 and Washington Street, Vicksburg.
  • Races: 5-Mile Run/Walk & Kids 1-Mile Fun Run
  • Fees: $30 for the 5-mile race and $15 for the kids’ fun run (prices valid until Sept. 15).
  • Parking: Available at AMERISTAR Hotel or Casino.

The Course:
The 5-mile route offers participants a picturesque journey across the Mississippi River, stretching to Delta, Louisiana, and circling back to Vicksburg. To ensure everyone’s safety and to maintain the serenity of the race, participants are kindly asked to refrain from bringing headphones, rollerblades, strollers, bicycles, or pets on the course.

Packet Collection:

  • October 13th at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford & Cherry Streets) from 10:00AM – 6:00PM.
  • On race day at the event location.

Post-Race Celebration:
All participants and supporters can indulge in live musical entertainment, delightful refreshments, and engaging activities at the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot after the race.

Registration Details:
Those wishing to participate can register at to book their spot and receive an exclusive Over the River Run t-shirt, neatly packed in a special goodie bag. For those who miss the early bird offer ending on Sept. 15, late registration is available with additional fees. Registration forms and fees can also be submitted to the SCHF Business Office at 1302 Adams St., Vicksburg, MS 39180. Online registration is accessible via

A Noble Cause:
All profits generated from the event, after deducting expenses, will be channelled towards the renovation and maintenance of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, particularly its five historic buildings.

Important Note: Participation mandates the signing of waivers at the packet collection point. For minors, waivers must be endorsed by a parent or guardian.

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