Prentiss, MS

Saturday, April 14, 2001

8:00 A.M.



        The Run for the Roses is produced by the Jefferson Davis County Chamber with extensive community support.  The race is one of Mississippi's premier road races.  Last year's event attracted more than 700 entrants.  The Walking Division provides awards for individual and team walkers.

      The One Mile Run/Walk is a favorite of local and visiting youngsters, as well as adults of all ages.  Numerous awards may be earned by participants of all ages, with the primary focus being on youngsters age fifteen and under.

        In addition to race activities, the Prentiss Lions Club's Arts, Crafts and Flea Market offer live entertainment, great food, live music, rides for children, exhibits and many other attractions, beginning Friday at 7:00 p.m.  The area near Union Planters Bank will again be the flea market site.  The activities will begin Friday evening with live music and street festivities and continue through Saturday with races and Flea Market activities.

        The Longleaf Trace, a 39 mile paved trail begins in Prentiss at the Gateway to Longleaf Trace Park and is complete to Hattiesburg.  The trail portrays nature at its best as it meanders through beautiful forests, crosses live streams and passes scenic small lakes.  There is no charge for trail use.  It is available for runners, walkers, roller bladers and bikers.  An equestrian trail is parallel to the paved trail and begins in Carson and extends 27 miles to Epley.



      Start and finish lines are located near Union Planters Bank.  Included in the race activities will be a 5-K Run/Walk, 1 mile Run/Walk and a 1/4 Mile Preschool Run.  The course is relatively flat and fast with net elevation loss.  Splits called at Miles 1 and 2.  Two water stations and spray on course.  Fruit and refreshments at finish.  Records for 5-K Run:  Male-Chuck Engle-15:23; Female-Teresa Crothers - 18:18.  The race will be conducted by the Mississippi Tract Club, Inc.  Live radio broadcast will be provided by WJDR 98.3 FM.  Race Directors are Bob Everard & Don Robbins.  For more info contact the Jefferson Davis County Chamber of Commerce at (601) 792-5142 or (601) 943-5724, evenings, fax (601) 792-5190 or by e-mail at [email protected].  Proceeds from the race are used to support the College Scholarship Fund and/or community improvements.




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