Run deal for educators

Published 1:02 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A special discount is being offered again this year to all students, parents, guardians, and employees of the Jeff Davis County School District and Prentiss Christian School who register for the Run for the Roses by Wednesday, April 8th.

“Proceeds from the Run for the Roses are used to provide college scholarships each year, so it is very important that we have good participation,” said Chairperson Tracy Waits.

“An individual registration is just $10 for those employed by the schools. The more people of one family who register, the discount grows. For example: a family of three can register for $25 and a family of four for only $30,” she added.

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Walking team registration for school personnel is $50.

All pre-registered participants will receive a Run for the Roses t-shirt and refreshments on race day.

“The race-day registration price is $25 per person, said Waits, and there are no exceptions, so the $10 pre-registration offer is a really good deal.”

Race committee members will be visiting each school this week to encourage everyone to register. Registration forms will be available at all locations.

The school with the most participants will be recognized during the award ceremony on April 11.

In addition to the races, plans are underway for an Arts & Craft Market and several food vendors.

The 5K begins at 8 a.m., with the one mile and preschool quarter mile to follow.

Registration forms are available at Prentiss City Hall, M. L. Arrington Fitness Center, The Prentiss Headlight and

For Arts and Crafts Market vendor information contact Debi Lane at 601-544-6995.

For more information on any of the events, contact Tracy Waits at  601-792-2195 or online at