Annual Run For The Roses
The Run for the Roses, a Mississippi Track Club Grand
Prix Event, is held each year on the second Saturday
in April. Produced by the Jefferson Davis County Chamber
of Commerce with extensive community support, the
race is one of Mississippi's premier road races attracting
nearly one thousand participants each year. The Walking
Division provides awards for individual and team walkers.
Additional events are the One Mile Run/Walk, a favorite
of local and visiting youngsters as well as adults,
and the 1/4 Mile Preschool Run.
In addition to race activities, the Prentiss Lions
Club's Arts, Crafts and Flea Market offers live entertainment,
music, great food, rides for children, exhibits and
many other attractions.
Start and finish lines are located near Union Planters
Bank. The course is relatively flat and fast with
net elevation loss. Splits are called at miles 1 and
2. Two water stations and spray are on course. Fruit
and refreshments at finish. Records for 5K Run: Male
- Brian Pope - 15:03; Female - Teresa Crothers - 18:18.
Longleaf Trace Birthday Challenge
The Longleaf Trace Birthday Challenge...a celebration of life and fitness...is held each second Saturday in November. The challenge is to run, walk, bike, roller blade or wheelchair your age in kilometers on the Longleaf Trace. The starting and finishing line is in the Gateway Park near Columbia Avenue in Prentiss. Aid stations are provided at approximately three-mile intervals; fluids available at all stations, food at alternate stations. Entrants may start any time during the day, but should schedule their "challenge distance" no later than 4:00 p.m. There is no entry fee, however donations are accepted. Custom medallions are presented to the first 300 individuals who complete their challenge. Free entertainment begins at 4:00 p.m. at Gateway Park and birthday cake is available for all participants.
Course Description: The Longleaf Trace meanders through beautiful forests, crosses live streams, passes small scenic lakes and passes through small towns. The course is relatively flat and November is the peak month for fall foliage along the Trace.
Lake Jeff Davis
Lake Officer Jerry Burkett (601) 792-8225
Located 3 miles south of Prentiss off Hwy. 42, the
164-acre Lake Jeff Davis opened in 1963. It is one
of 21 state fishing lakes operated by the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Known
for its great bluegill fishing, the lake also contains
a good population of largemouth bass.
Two handicapped access fishing piers make fishing
from the bank popular. The boat ramp can accommodate
boats of all sizes.
Sportfishing licenses are required to fish with the
exception of July 4. Fishing permits are also required.
Facilities offered at Lake Jeff Davis are boat ramp,
boat rental, 13 camping pads with water and electrical
hookup, pavilion and a picnic area with grills. Skiing
is allowed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons.
Bass, 11 lbs. 0 oz., 1998, Steve Byrd
Crappie, 3 lbs. 8 oz., 1982, Mims Griffith
Redear, 2 lbs. 2 oz., 1985, Larry Terrell
Bluegill, 2 lbs. 0 oz., 1970, Ralph Martin
Catfish, 27, lbs. 0 oz., 1989, Ken Griffith
Prentiss Country Club
Pro Shop (601) 792-5062
Located just east of Prentiss on Hwy. 84, Prentiss
Country Club is a nine hole course offering 18 holes
of play. Built in 1964, the club's signature hole
is # 5, a 430-yard par 4, which requires a long tee
shot and a precise approach to a narrow green. A lateral
hazard down the left side of the fairway adds to the
Although fairly open, this course can present many
challenges with rolling terrain, green side bunkers
and plenty of trees which can affect errant shots.
Observant golfers can often spot deer, turkey and
other wildlife, particularly in the morning and late
Par - 71
Yardage - 6,016 yds
Slope Rating - 117
Men's Course Rating - 68.1
Ladies' Course Rating - 69
Greens - Bermuda