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Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Spring Run


This year’s race will be the Chamber’s 23rd as a part of Double Decker weekend

OXFORD, Miss. – The 23rd annual Double Decker Spring Run will be held April 28, hosted by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce

“The spring run is a great, healthy way to start out a weekend that is such a premiere weekend in our community,” said Pam Swain, senior vice president of the Chamber of Commerce. “We have such a large, diverse group of people that participate in the run every year, and we really want to see our locals come out and be a part of this longtime tradition for Double Decker.” 

The 2017 Double Decker Spring Run finishers’ medal.

The run will include three races: a 5K, 10K, and a one-mile Kids’ Fun Run.  Registration is now open for the races, which will begin at 7:30 am on North Lamar Boulevard at the Oxford YMCA. 

The Double Decker Spring Run is proud to partner with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi as the presenting sponsor for the 23rd year in a row.  Double Decker has grown to nearly 1,600 racers last year who came to Oxford from all over the country.  Organizers expect the registrations to top 1700 runners this year.

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 are each one of a-kind-art creations by local artists, designed with the Double Decker theme in mind. 

 The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Start2Finish for on site management of this year’s race. Start2Finish is the premier health-oriented event management company in the mid-South. S2F takes pride in producing events that allow mid-South residents and area visitors the opportunity to challenge themselves, achieve goals and, most importantly, have fun!  With their assistance, this year’s Double Decker Spring Run is sure to be fun for the whole family.
For more information on the spring run, call 662-234-4651 or visit the website to register.

About Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is the most dynamic business organization in our community where businesses and professionals come together to work to improve the business climate and quality of life for our area. With nearly 700 members, the Chamber strives to undertake programs and projects which seek a positive business climate conducive to growth of the private enterprise system, raising per capita income and providing strong financial, physical, and human resources for the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County. These goals are accomplished through a variety of avenues, including networking opportunities, seminars, events, marketing opportunities, referrals, leadership programs, or other resources available exclusively to Chamber members.  For more information on the Oxford Chamber go to

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