Sat March 30, 2019 Columbus, MS US 39703 Directions

Pilgrimage 5K

7:15AM CDT - 8:45AM CDT

Pilgrimage 5K Active Military

7:15AM CDT - 8:45AM CDT
300 Main Street
Columbus, MS US 39703

The goal of the race is to provide a healthy family oriented event associated with the Spring Pilgrimage.  The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation is a non-profit entity and all proceeds from the race will pay for operating expenses and be invested back into the community.The race is funded by the Columbus Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation and held in conjunction with the Spring Pilgrimage.  

The 5K race is a part of the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage Festival. (Click here) for more information about the following festival activities:

  • Home and Garden Tours  |  Historic homes and gardens on 10-day tour along with carriage and double decker bus rides
  • Kickoff Party  |  Crawfish and shrimp boil with live music
    Thursday, March 28  |  5PM-8PM
  • Pilgrimage 5k Run  |  6th annual Pilgrimage Run
    Saturday, March 30  |  7:15AM Start
  • Catfish in the Alley®  |  Enjoy fresh catfish and live blues in Columbus’ historic Catfish Alley
    Saturday, March 30  |  10AM-3PM
  • Tales from the Crypt  |  Graveyard tour that re-creates the lives of noted personalities interred in the historic cemetery
    Friday, March 29; Monday, April 1; Wednesday, April 3; Friday, April 5  |  7PM-10PM
  • Garden Party  |  Stroll through historic gardens with mint juleps and cheese straws
    Saturday, April 6  |  3PM-6PM
Race Contact Info

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Course Map


The race will start on Main St in front of the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.  The race will finish in the parking lot behind the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.   The course starts East on Main St, winds through the beautiful  Mississippi University for Women campus, then tours historic Southside Columbus.

The course will be well marked with ORANGE arrows at all turns and intersections, as well as volunteers at the turns. There are arrows from other races on the course, but DO NOT follow any arrows that are not ORANGE tape.

An Aid Station will be located at the halfway point of the 5K.  Also, food/beverages will be available at the finish line.




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