Annual Over the River Run set for Oct. 13

Published 12:56 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is thrilled to present the 30th Annual Over the River Run.  The Foundation, along with many sponsors and volunteers, present this very special community venture. 

This event welcomes hundreds to the city of Vicksburg and will serve as a wonderful family event. It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. and begins at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street.

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This unique run follows a scenic course heading west across the Mississippi River to Delta, Louisiana, and then returns back to the finish line. 

The event involves a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and a one-mile fun run for kids. Complimentary entertainment, fun and refreshments for all runners, walkers and volunteers will follow the race in the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by the party band, Slaphappy.

Registration is open now. The entry fees are $25 for the 5-mile race, $10 for the 1-mile fun run, $75 Family pre-race registration (limit of 5), and $120 Corporate/Civic Club Team Pre-race fee (3-5 members) through Oct. 1. Late fees will apply to entries received after Oct. 1. 

The first 400 registered participants will receive a 30th Anniversary long-sleeve t-shirt in a special goodie bag filled with specialty items from local sponsors. Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event. 

Entry forms and complete event details are available by visiting Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at SCHF Business Office or mailed to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180 or register online at  Race packet pick-up will be Oct. 12 at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also the morning of the race at the race site.   

The Over the River Run is an extremely important fundraiser for the SCHF and a very special community event. After expenses, proceeds from the race will go toward the rehabilitation of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center and the many maintenance issues of the five historic buildings of the Center. 

For more information, call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email