The 24th annual Double Decker Spring Run, will be held in Oxford on Saturday, April 27, hosted by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event is presented by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Baptist has been the presenting sponsor of the ever-growing race for all 24 years.
New for this year, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new partnership with the Oxford YMCA. The Oxford YMCA is a non-profit organization with a mission to help strengthen our community. Strengthening the community runs right in line with the Chamber’s mission, therefore the Chamber is making plans this year to donate $1 of every race registration to YMCA’s Annual Campaign.
The Chamber has a long-standing relationship with the YMCA, with the Y being the host location for the Double Decker Spring Run since it came to Oxford in 2013. The YMCA has been a great partner for growing the race to this year’s anticipated 1,800 runners.
“The YMCA Annual Campaign supports programs that we offer in the community,” says Leslie Kennedy, Operations Director of the Y. “Some programs supported by the Annual Campaign include After-School, Summer Camp, Fins up for Fitness, and the Parkinson’s Program.”
The Double Decker Spring Run will include three races: a 5K, 10K, and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run. Registration is now open for the races, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. on North Lamar Boulevard at the Oxford YMCA.
All race participants will receive a race t-shirt and backpack, plus a unique finisher’s medal. Awards are given to the male and females in a variety of age groups, as well as the overall first, second, and third place male and female in each race, and first place masters and grand masters male and female.
Following the art theme of the Double Decker weekend, the awards that are presented are each one of a kind art creations by local artists, designed with the Double Decker theme in mind.
For more information on the Spring Run, call the Chamber office at 662-234-4651 or visit the website doubledeckerspringrun.com to register.