Viking Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 7:00am

The Alluvian
318 Howard Street
Greenwood, MS 38930

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Located in the heart of the fabled Mississippi Delta, the Viking Half Marathon and 5K promises Southern charm, fast times, and an unbelievable race experience. From the time you arrive in Greenwood, you can expect great local culture, an array of fabulous food, and warm Southern hospitality.

The races will begin and end in the historic Cotton Row district of Greenwood and will take you through the flat, tree-lined streets of Greenwood. Racers and spectators will love the beautiful oaks and homes lining Grand Boulevard, once named ”One of America’s 10 Most Beautiful Streets” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Garden Clubs of America.

The race course also passes by many of the site locations used in the filming of the blockbuster movie The Help, which was filmed in Greenwood in 2010. To top off the weekend, restaurants, residents, and shop owners will welcome you with special menus and activities throughout the weekend. Welcome to Greenwood, a true jewel in the Mississippi Delta.


5:30am Packet Pick up and registration opens

6:45am Packet Pick up and registration closes

6:50am Runners make way to starting line

6:55am National Anthem

6:55am Half Marathon pre-race announcements

7:00am Half Marathon Race Start (promptly)

7:30am 5k Race Start (promptly)

7:50am Post race activities begin

7:50am Post race food available

8:00am LIVE Entertainment

8:45am 5k Awards Ceremony

10:00am Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

10:15am Half Marathon course closes

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Half Marathon

Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top 1 Masters Male and Female
Top 1 Grand Masters Male and Female
Top 1 Wheelchair Male and Female

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female in the following age groups:
19 and Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
All finishers of the half marathon will receive a half marathon finisher medal


Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top 1 Masters Male and Female
Top 1 Grand Masters Male and Female

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female in the following age groups:
9 and Under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

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