Immediate Press Release - March 15, 2015
Subject: 10TH ANNUAL DIXIE THUNDER RUN
"NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI, PARTY ON THE BLUFF"
Dixie Thunder is excited to announce that the city of Natchez, MS, will host this year’s Dixie Thunder Run event kicking off Labor Day Weekend; Friday, Sept 4. The host Hotel for Dixie Thunder and events will be "The Grand Hotel Natchez MS"
Saturday’s events include organized rides originating in Tupelo, MS; Jackson, MS: Hattiesburg, MS: and Baton Rouge, LA. (Locations, times, and details for each ride will be released soon). Registered riders and Registered guest in Natchez can enjoy free food, drink, and entertainment during the biker reception. We will Raffel off a 2015 Yamaha Viking (valued at $13,500) drawing will be held at approximately 5:00 p.m. In addition, the 2015 Citizen Soldier bike to be raffled off at The Better Life Event on December 5, will be on display and tickets will be avaliable . The winning ticket for the Custom 2015 Harley Road Glide will be selected at the Tunica Horseshoe Casino during the 3 Doors Down Concert/The Better Life Foundation Event.
All participants who arrive on Friday are invited to join us at the Vue Hotel who will be Hosting the 10th Anniversary of the 155th Infantry Battalion from their deployment to Iraq. "The Iskan Wrecking Crew" In addition, the Isle of Capri will host a reception for Dixie Thunder.
Please plan to join us in the beautiful and historic city of Natchez. All bikes and vehicles are welcome. This event is open to the public and we encourage friends and families to join us in this awesome weekend of fun and entertainment.
All proceeds from Labor Day weekend go to Dixie Thunder Run “Soldiers Helping Soldiers". You can register for the event starting in the month of April 2015, online at:
2015 Labor Day weekend ride Sept. 5th » Register For Ride
Registration Fee: $30.00 per person ~ Includes T-shirt and Reception Armband for Free Food, Drink & Entertainment.
Online Pre-Registration must be completed by Sept. 2, 2015.
Day of event, On-Site registration at various Ride Legs including Tupelo, MS - Bancorpsouth Arena parking lot at 8:00am and Clinton Visitor Center - Clinton, MS at 8:00am.
• Tupelo leg will still gather at the Bancorp south Arena Tupelo MS . The ride will not go down the Natchez Trace . The Park did not approve. The Ride will go down Hwy 45 to Hwy 82 ,then to I-55 . First rest stop Winonna Truck stop. Then from there I-55 to Canton, rest stop here. Then I-55 to Hwy 84 to Natchez, Possible rest stop before Hwy 84. KSU up at 08:15.
• The Jackson, MS Leg of the ride will stage at Clinton Visitor Center, 1300 Pinehaven Rd. Clinton, MS. Registration will end at 0915 - Safety Briefing and prayer at 0930 - KSU 10:00am. We will depart under LEO escort and head south to Natchez. Please make sure your tanks are topped off. The ride is appx 93 miles with a time of 2 hours. We will arrive at the bluff around 12 noon.
• The Hattiesburg, Ms area will start registration at Gander Mountain parking lot Hattiesburg MS 7;30 KSU at 9:30 . The route is about 1.5 hours to Natchez with one to two rest stops along the way.
Dixie Thunder Run Natchez MS Timeline
DTR Arm Band Required for events
Fri - 4 SEP
1800-2000 Fri Evening Social (Iskan Wreckin' Crew) at The Vue Hotel
1800 -2000 Fri Evening Social (DTR) at the Ile of Caprie Hotel
1900 - 0001 Fri Night Street Party, the City of Natchez will have a street
party on Main Street - Rolling River Bistro. They will have food and drink
specials and live entertainment on the blocked off street.
Sat - 5 SEP
1200 - 1900 - Street Fest Begins with Food, Drink, Vendors and Entertainment
1200 - Riders begin arriving Natchez
1600 - Last leg of ride arrives from Tupelo
1600 - South of 20 headline bands begins performance.
1730- Drawing for the Viking Side by Side.
1900 - Street Fest ends on the Bluff
2000 - Saturday Night Street party begins on Main Street- Rolling River Bistro
*Redneck Adventures and Natchez Specialties will be making special events
available for those that want to do some unique events earlier on Saturday.
Info to follow later.
Sun - 6 SEP
0900hrs Memorial Service for our fallen 1-155IN Soldiers and Officers and
Chapel service by DTR Chaplin Rob Garner. This will be held at the Gazebo
on the River Bluff behind the Natchez Grand Hotel.
*Sunday afternoon - brunch, exchange contact information, say goodbyes, and
Check out special rates at the following hotels:
The Natchez Grand Hotel 4 Types of rooms:
Standard City side ~ $99.00 a night
Standard Riverside ~ $109.00 a night
Suite City side ~ $139.00 a night
Suite River side ~ $149.00 a night
+ tax and fees
Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel - Phone: 601-304-2709 - 800-722-5825, ext. 2709
Rates are valid until Tuesday, September 2, 2015. RATES September 4 – 5, 2015
Group Includes 2 Night hotel accommodations
Monday – Thursday: $99.00 - Friday – Sunday: $99.00 + tax and fees
Classic and Deluxe sleeping rooms have one king size bed or two double beds. (smoker or non-smoker) Room types are not guaranteed.
Check-in times is no earlier than 4:00 PM / Check-out Time 11:00 AM
Light Continental Breakfast is served in the Coffee Shop in the hotel lobby from 7 am until 10 am.
Hotel Vue Room rate is $75.00 + tax and fees
Other hotel option in town are:
Hampton Inn Room rates start at $119.00