Join us for the 43rd Annual Vicksburg Run Thru History
This project is partially funded by the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating its 43rd year, the Vicksburg Run Thru History 10K road race is held every year, rain or shine, on the first Saturday in March. Since the first 10K race in 1980, the race has grown each year and now is one of Mississippi's largest road races. A 1 mile event was added in 1985 and a 5K event was added in 1989. Again this year, we will use chip timing!
Check back for updated information and registration as Race Day approaches. We will monitor COVID activity and use appropriate safety measures.
10K Run ClosedOnline registration closed
$30.00Oct 12 – Feb 28
$35.00Mar 1 – Mar 4
5K Walk ClosedOnline registration closed
$30.00Oct 12 – Feb 28
$35.00Mar 1 – Mar 4
1 Mile Fun Run Closed
FreeRegistrants 1 – 51
$35.0052 – Unlimited
Is the Host Hotel and Race Headquarters.
Their contact information is:
3330 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Racers get a special room rate by requesting the "RTH" room block!
Packet Pickup/Race Amenities:
LATE REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP
Friday Night: 4-7PM at Hampton Inn
* Free spaghetti dinner to the first 200 race participants
Saturday Morning: 7-7:50am at the Vicksburg National Military Park
Run Thru History shirt (first 800 guaranteed)
World famous RTH hot dogs, fruit, water, sports drinks & beer for all participants
Live post race music from The Chill!
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Awards & Age Groups:
Overall, Masters Overall, Grandmasters Overall, and Senior Masters will be presented in the 10K Run and 5K Walk; male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for 10K Run and 5K Walk in the following age groups:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over
Cannonball Run 1 Miler:
A trophy will be presented to the school with the most participants! First Place male and female runner awards. A medal will be presented to the first 100 runners.
VICKSBURG RUN THRU HISTORY COURSE MAPS
The Vicksburg Run Thru History 10K run, 5K race walk, and Cannonball Run 1 Miler courses are entirely within the boundaries of the Vicksburg National Military Park (VNMP.) These courses follow the same direction of travel as the park tour road. The 10K run will start at 8:00 a.m., the 5K race walk will start at 8:05 a.m., and the Cannonball Run 1 Miler will start at 9:30 a.m. The finish line for all races is located at the same location in front of the VNMP Visitor's Center. USA Track & Field (USATF) race course certification is pending.
10K RUN COURSE
The Vicksburg Run Thru History 10K (6.2 mile) run starting line is located near the VNMP Visitor's Center at the triangle intersection of Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue leading to the south loop of the park, in front of the bronze statue of Union Army Lieutenant Colonel William F. Vilas. The course begins by going past the VNMP Visitor's Center, through the Memorial Arch, along Union Avenue, past the Minnesota Monument, reaching Mile Marker 1 near the statue of Union Army Brigadier General Isaac F. Quinby, before the intersection of Union Avenue and Pemberton Avenue.
The course continues along Union Avenue, past the Michigan Monument, past Battery DeGoyer, turns left on Union Avenue past the Shirley House, continues past the Illinois Monument, reaching Mile Marker 2 near the Tour Stop 3 sign and the Third Louisiana Redan.
The course proceeds onto the unpaved Old Jackson Road, continues to the intersection of Old Jackson Road and Confederate Avenue, returns to pavement, then proceeds along Confederate Avenue passing the Louisiana Monument, the Great Redoubt, the Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman memorial, the Mississippi Monument, past the Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton statue on Pemberton Circle, reaching Mile Marker 3 just before the Tour Stop 12 sign at the Second Texas Lunette.
The course continues along Confederate Avenue, past the Confederate President Jefferson Davis Monument, continues past the Anshe Chesed Jewish Cemetery, goes under the Clay Street overpass, crosses over the railroad bridge, turns right and goes uphill past the Railroad Redoubt, reaching Mile Marker 4 near the statue of Confederate Colonel Thomas N. Waul, just past the Texas Monument.
The course continues along Confederate Avenue past Fort Garrott, the Georgia Monument, the Indiana Monument, turning onto Union Avenue, reaching Mile Marker 5 near the Tour Stop 15 sign at Hovey's Approach.
The course continues along Union Avenue, past the Kentucky Monument, past the Iowa Monument, before turning back on to Confederate Avenue, crosses over the railroad bridge, reaching Mile Marker 6 at the Clay Street overpass.
The course continues .2 miles uphill to the finish line located in front of the VNMP Visitor's Center.
CANNONBALL RUN 1 MILER COURSE
Thank You to Our Sponsor
- March 5 8:00 AM CST - 10K Run begins
- March 5 8:05 AM CST - 5K Walk begins
- Event contact
- Phillip Doiron
- +1 601-638-1071