Get Ready for the 23rd Annual Over the River Run

The SCHF promises this race will be one of the biggest. This event welcomes hundreds to the City of Vicksburg and will serve as a wonderful family event. It will take place on October 8th at 8:00am and begins at the Old Mississippi River Bridge.
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Aug. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is pleased to announce the plans for the 23rd Annual Over the River Run.  The Foundation along with many sponsors and volunteers presents this very special community venture and it promises to be one of the biggest yet.  This event welcomes hundreds to the City of Vicksburg and will serve as a wonderful family event.  It will take place on Saturday, October 8th at 8:00am and begins at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street.

This delightfully unique run follows a scenic course heading west across the Mississippi River to Delta, Louisiana and then returns back to the finish line.  The event involves a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and a one-mile fun run for kids.  Complimentary entertainment, fun and refreshments for all runners, walkers and volunteers will follow the race in the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot.  Musical entertainment will be provided by the party band, Slaphappy, and inflatable surprises for kids will be on hand.  

Registration is now open.  The entry fees are $25 Individual, $15 Kids Registration (10 & under), $55 Family pre-race registration (limit of 5), and $75 Corporate/Civic Club Team Pre-race fee (3-5 members).   A $5 late charge will apply to entries that are postmarked after October 1st.  The first 500 registered participants will receive an official Over the River Run long-sleeve T-shirt in a special goodie bag filled with specialty items from local sponsors.  Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event.  For more information, entry forms and complete event details are available by visiting  Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at Just Duett Sports or mailed to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180 or register online at  Race packet pick-up will be October 7 at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  

The run has acquired a number of very generous financial sponsors.  Diamond Sponsor is Ameristar Casino and Hotel: Platinum sponsors are Anderson-Tully Lumber Company, BlueCross Blue Shield of Mississippi, Shape Up Sisters, Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Vicksburg Post; Gold Sponsors are Diamond Jacks Casino and Riverfest; Silver Sponsors are Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, New Health Chiropractic and State Farm Insurance/Robyn Lea; Bronze Sponsors are Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, Mutual Credit Union and Trustmark National Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Many volunteers are needed in many areas of the event.  

After expenses, proceeds from the race will go toward the rehabilitation of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center’s historic 1885 auditorium and the many maintenance issues of the five historic buildings of the Center.  

For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, maintains the Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Center is a Mississippi Landmark property and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is formerly the St. Francis Xavier Convent and Academy and is one of the most architecturally and historically significant city blocks in downtown Vicksburg, MS. The Foundation is committed to preserving the history and architecture of the Cultural Center, while offering cultural, artistic and educational programs for the community.
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