Great Scorpion Trail Run Saturday at Bonita

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Athletes from all over the southeast will participate Saturday in the 2nd Annual Great Scorpion Trail Run at Bonita Lakes Park.

Bonita is one of the region's great trail systems and has a significant scorpion population, which led to the name of the event.

Race organizers also say all proceeds from races will benefit a good cause.

"So all money, all the proceeds, will go to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation," said Caroline Bolton, race director. "Last year we raised $3,000 and we hope this year it will grow and we can send them more money. And hopefully one day there will be a cure."

Mississippi's newest ultra event features 12.5K, 25K and 50K races.