Photo Gallery: Chillin’ in the Hills 5K

Published 12:36 pm Saturday, May 11, 2024

The 15th annual Chillin’ in the Hills 5K was held Saturday in downtown Vicksburg.

Beginning and ending at Martin’s at Midtown, 1101 Belmont St., the race included a 5-kilometer run, a 5K race walk, and a children’s one-mile fun run.

Samuel Terrett won the overall 5K run championship with a time of 20:24, just edging out Will Bates by one second in a sprint to the finish.

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Allison Kunkz won the women’s 5K run in 26:37.

Ronald Roma was the overall winner of the 5K race walk, with a time of 32:32, and Terrie Foster the women’s winner in 33:59.

Jonah Williams won the fun run with a time of 7:02. Bailey Williams ran the mile in 9:36 for the girls’ championship.

Complete results from Mississippi Race Timing are available at this link.

Approximately 100 people registered for the three races, which were the start of a longer day of fun. In addition to the run and walk, nearly a dozen local vendors set up booths in the restaurant’s parking lot, music was played, and a karaoke contest was scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

The Chillin’ in the Hills is a fundraiser for Grace Christian Counseling, which provides low-cost counseling and mental health services to people in the Vicksburg area.

Complete Chillin’ in the Hills 5K results
Terrett muscles his way to victory at Chillin’ in the Hills 5K

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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