Run offering discount for early registration

Published 3:27 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A special discount is being offered again this year to all students, parents, guardians, and employees of the Jefferson Davis County School District, Prentiss Christian School and surrounding schools who register for the Run for the Roses by Friday, March 31.

“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 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 have delivered forms to each school and encourage everyone to participate.

The school with the most participants will be recognized during the awards ceremony on April 8.

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

Entertainment for the 34th annual run will be announced at a later date.

Unity in the Community will be in charge of the vendors for this year’s event. Anyone interested in a spot for food or arts and crafts my call Linda Speight at 601-792-2692. There will be a $30 vendor fee charged to particpate.

The 5K Run/walk will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the one-mile race and the 1/4-mile pre-school run.

Several churches in the community will be in the park with food and craft items for sale.

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

Volunteers are always needed and welcome. For more information contact Missy Jones at 601-792-5714.