Mar 3, 2012
The 33rd Annual Vicksburg Run Thru History 10-K road race, 5-K walk, and 1 mile fun run is held every year, rain or shine, at the Vicksburg National Military Park Memorial Arch. The race starts in the historic Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War - the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Run Thru History is a challenging course with steep inclines and rolling hills and winds around the scenic battlefield on two paved loops, then continues around to the I-20 frontage road and ends in front of the Battlefield Inn. The race route takes you past cannons, fortifications, and trenches that have remained from the war. The National Park Service has erected markers to denote the location of military units and the skirmishes in which they were involved. Race direction is provided by the Mississippi Track Club. The 10-K runs begins at 8:30 am at the Memorial Arch in the Vicksburg National Military Park and finishes at the Battlefield Inn. The 5-K walk begins at the National Military Park Visitor Center at 8:35 am and ends at the Battlefield Inn. The Blue/Gray 1 Miler begins at 10:00 am. The Battlefield Inn will serve as Race Headquarters and is adjacent to the finish line for all races. A special discounted accommodations package is available at the Battlefield Inn, 4137 I-20 North Frontage Road. The Run Thru History must be mentioned in order to get the runner discount rates. Clothing and personal belongings storage will be provided on race day starting at 7:00 am and closing at 12:00 pm in the registration area. A message board and information desk will be set up near the finish area to assist runners, their families and friends. Results will also be posted in this area. After February 27, runners must register in person at race headquarters (Battlefield Inn) beginning Friday March 2 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again on Saturday March 3 from 7:00 am until 8:00 am. The entry fees for the 10-K run and 5-K race walk are $25 each. The entry fee for the Blue/Gray 1 Miler is $12. Each entrant is responsible for picking up their own race packet. No race packets will be mailed. The packet will include your race number, a light weight polyester microfiber moisture wicking short sleeve technical T-shirt, and a number of goodies from our sponsors. Race numbers must be worn on front, visible at all times during the race. Runners crossing the finish line without a race number will be disqualified. A late registration fee of $30 will apply to the 10-K & 5-K events if registration occurs after Monday February 27. Please make checks payable to the YMCA. T-shirt availability nor size is guaranteed to late entrants. For more information contact Casey Custer at 601-638-1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail registration must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 27 to: Postal Address - Vicksburg Run Thru History, 267 YMCA Place, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. For more information or to print a registration form visit www.runthruhistory.org.