Chill in the Hills 10K is approaching fast

Published 8:00 am Monday, January 10, 2022

After a brief break for the holidays, Vicksburg’s running season is right back at the starting line for another lap.

The 14th annual Chill in the Hills 10K, one of Vicksburg’s triple crown races, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 15 in downtown Vicksburg. It’s the city’s first running event of 2022, but the midway point of a season that stretches from October to March.

“It’s a nice time to get out and to mingle,” said Laura Jones, the Chill in the Hills’ registration coordinator. “We’ll have music and snacks, and have fun.”

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The registration fee for the 10K run and 5K race walk is $40, and the children’s 1-mile fun run is free. Online registration is open through Jan. 14 at In-person registration and packet pickup will be Jan. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Martin’s at Midtown, 1101 Belmont St.

Raceday registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 15 and continue until the race starts at 8:30.

Jones said runners and walkers are encouraged to follow normal COVID-19 protocols.

“We’re going to encourage social distancing. Masks are acceptable, but not required,” Jones said.

The Chill in the Hills is a fundraiser for Grace Christian Counseling Center, which helps under and uninsured people in Mississippi receive mental health services at a reduced cost.
For information or to register, call 601-636-5703 or visit

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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