Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.3
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4.3
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 … MORE
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    jgclark54 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Half #174 is in the bag! Saturday, March 20 was a nippy day for running in the Viking Half Marathon in Greenwood MS! I love Greenwood’s small Town charm and … MORE

    Half #174 is in the bag!

    Saturday, March 20 was a nippy day for running in the Viking Half Marathon in Greenwood MS! I love Greenwood’s small Town charm and especially the flat course. Greenwood is the home of the Viking Corp, known for its top line stoves and ranges and cookware.

    It is a small race around 150 Half Marathoners and they also had a 5K. The swag bag was loaded with local goodies from businesses in the city!
    The course took in many sites of the old beautiful southern town. Starting downtown, you ran past the courthouse and past the old train depot. You ran alongside the Yazoo River and then across a older steel style bridge. In addition to the Yazoo River, you also ran alongside the Talahatchie River.
    The course took us through a lot of nice residential areas that include homes large and small, old southern homes to new homes with a modern look. Overall, old or new, Greenwood has been able to retain the southern small town charm over the years.

    Water stations were well manned with friendly volunteers who were well organized by Start 2 Finish, an event group out of Memphis, TN.
    City of Greenwood Police were some of the friendliest law enforcement people we have ever met. While much of the course was open to traffic, the police did their job expertly and the local drivers maneuver with respect towards the runners!

    After the race, runners were treated to Mississippi farm raised fried catfish with all the southern fixins, chicken wraps and topped off with Truly and Michelin Ultra beer, which my husband David, The Cowbell Guy, enjoyed!

    This has become one of my favorite Mississippi races. And, I will be back again! Join me??

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    Coop FIRST-TIMER '19

    Small town, small race Big heart. Packet pickup up was smooth and race shirt was Godawful as all race shirts should be. If i had to say the color was … MORE

    Small town, small race Big heart. Packet pickup up was smooth and race shirt was Godawful as all race shirts should be. If i had to say the color was safety orange. Course was super flat. Beautiful scenery. Support was great and almost at every mile. Medals were nice and heavy. After party was nice and yes the tamales form honest Abe’s donuts were the perfect finish. Oh and as a bonus after the race we drove over to visit Robert Johnson’s grave. We will be back next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    mikek0525 FIRST-TIMER '15

    The course is crazy flat and fast, there are absolutely no "hills" to speak of, with the only elevation changes coming from twice going over a bridge and a little … MORE

    The course is crazy flat and fast, there are absolutely no “hills” to speak of, with the only elevation changes coming from twice going over a bridge and a little rise at mile 7. Stay at the Alluvian hotel and you only have a two-block walk to both the start and the finish — where they have free beer! The town of Greenwood is small and some parts of it are old, but there are a few nice sights to see, especially along the historic Grand Avenue. Not much crowd support but the locals are proud of the race and do come out to show encouragement to the runners.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
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    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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