Run for the Roses offers $500 cash reward

Published 9:45 am Monday, March 20, 2017

There will be a $500 cash award offered again this year to the male and female who break the 5K course record of male 15:03 minutes and female 18:15 minutes.

The female record was broken last year by Tiffany Ann Dudly. Dudly broke the decades old record by finishing the race three seconds faster than the previous record holder with a time of 18:15. Dudly is from Starkville and said she decided she wanted to do a run in the southern portion of the state so she searched the internet and found Prentiss’ Run for the Roses.

Dudly received $500 cash for breaking the record and another $100 for being the first female across the finish line.

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This year’s Run for the Roses will be held Saturday, April 8 in Prentiss. Awards will be given to the overall winner—male and female, first Jefferson Davis County runners, male and female, Masters male and female, Grand Masters male and female, and top three finishers in each age group, male and female.

In the one-mile, awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group (0-15) regardless of sex; and the top two finishers (16 and up) regardless of sex.

Ribbons will be given to finishers while supplies last and an award will be presented to the school with the most participants.

There will be a ¼ mile preschool run for children 6 years of age and under.

There will also be an Oldest Participant award.

Overall Winner —male and female will receive award and $100 cash.

Masters Winner —male and female will receive awards and $50 cash.

T-shirts with race logo will be presented to all participants registered prior to April 1.

To honor a long time tradition roses will be given to all female 5K finishers and bouquets for Overall, Masters and Grandmasters female winners.

The MS Track Club will time all run events and the best time wins each event.

All participants are eligible to win multiple awards.

Vendors are back for this year’s event. Vendors will be set up from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Longleaf Trace Park. Items to be sold include homemade wreaths, funnel cakes, chicken on a stick, Easter baskets, handmade jewelry, pulled pork, Thrive, Christian t-shirts, kid novelties, Paparazzo Jewelry and more. For more information call 601-792-2692.