Photo Gallery: Star Spangled Night Run 5K

Published 11:09 am Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation continued an early-summer tradition with its 7th annual Star Spangled Night Run 5K on Saturday.

Nearly 100 runners and walkers participated in the race, which starts in front of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Crawford Street and then sends runners and race walkers along a course through downtown Vicksburg as the sun sets around them.

The event was started in 2018 as a fundraiser for the SCHF and has been held in mid-June each year since.

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In addition to the race, this year’s event included a street festival. The band Keys vs. Strings played while racegoers took pictures in front of a patriotic backdrop, played cornhole in the SCHC’s courtyard, children played in a bouncy house, and a food truck sold dinner.

Will Bates was the overall champion in the 5K run, with a time of 19 minutes, 4 seconds. Cora Lindsay won the women’s championship in 24:31. Both are members of Warren Central’s cross country team, which placed six runners in the top 10.

Ron Roma was the overall winner of the 5K race walk, with a time of 32:45, and Terrie Foster won the women’s title and was second overall in 35:23. Roma won the race for the second year in a row, and third time in four years.

Bates, Lindsay lead pack of Warren Central runners at Night Run 5K
Complete Star Spangled Night Run 5K race results

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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