Records continue to be broken each year as runners/walkers from across the southeastern United States participate in this official Mississippi Track Club Grand Prix Event.
A $500.00 CASH AWARD will be awarded to male and female runner that breaks the all time course record. The male course record is 15.03 and the female record to beat is 18.15.
Numerous awards will be presented in age group order, including $100 cash prizes for the overall male and female winners in the run and walk and $50 to Masters and Grand Masters winners.
Profits from the race go toward scholarships for local high school students as they pursue higher education and other worthy projects in the community.
The Run for the Roses attracts runners and walkers from across the United States. The number of years this event has existed is a testament to the love of running in south Mississippi. The walking division provides competition 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.