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Vicksburg hosts runs, walks and bike rides throughout the fall



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The beginning of fall heralds cooler weather, a scenic color change to foliage and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air.

For Vicksburg Sept. 23, the first day of fall, means lots of runs, walks and bike rides across the Old Mississippi River Bridge and throughout the city. Hundreds of people will trek the city for fun, to raise awareness for a cause or simply to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Vicksburg has to offer.

Listed below are some of the events offered throughout the city this year.

NAMI’s First Mental Health Awareness Walk

Hosted by: National Alliance on Mental Illness
When: Sept. 28
Where: Pemberton Square Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square
Contact: Deloris McGee, walk manager at 601-738-1554
Registration is free, and check in begins at 7 a.m.

10th Annual Bricks and Spokes Bicycle Ride and Bike Your Park Day

Hosted by: Bricks and Spokes, and Downtown Vicksburg Main Street Program
When: Sept. 28
Where: Old Mississippi River Bridge
Contact: Bricks and Spokes at 601-634-4527.
Registration is $45. Register online.

Bridging the Gap Walk, Run, Roll and Stroll

Hosted by: Living Independence for Everyone
When: Oct. 5
Where: Old Mississippi River Bridge
Contact: L.I.F.E. at 601-969-4009
Registration is $25. Register online, mail to L.I.F.E. of Mississippi, 1304 Vine St, Jackson, MS 39202, or pay on the day of the event.

31st Over the River Run 5-mile Race and 1-mile Fun Run

Hosted by: The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
When: Oct. 12
Where: Old Mississippi River Bridge
Contact: SCHF at 1302 Adams St., Vicksburg, MS 39180
Family registration is $75; Individual registration for the 5-mile run or 1-mile run is $25. Register online or mail it to the address above.

5th Annual Spooky Sprint 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run and Carnival

Hosted by: Vicksburg Catholic School
When: Oct. 26
Where: Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St.
Contact: Vicksburg Catholic School at 1 601-630-9762
Registration is $35 for 5k participants and $25 for 1-Mile walkers. All must register by Oct. 23 on the website. Use codes SPOOKY5K and/or SPOOKY1MILE to save on online registration.

Reindeer Run 5K and 1K Fun Run

Hosted by: Paws Rescue
When: Dec. 7
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
Contact: Cynthia Freeny at
Registration is $30 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. Register online.

Do you know of any other runs, walks or bike rides taking place this fall and through the end of the year in Vicksburg? Contact us by sending a message from our Facebook page, and we will gladly add it to the list.


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