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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Register now for Azalea 5K


Runners and walkers will kick off the annual Azalea Festival with VLPRA’s Azalea 5K. The race will be March 14thand is the opening event for the festival, which takes place in VLPRA’s Drexel Park.

Registration is open now at On-site check in will open at 7:00 AM on Saturday morning, March 14th, at the Valdosta Early College Academy (VECA) located at 1605 Azalea Drive. VLPRA encourages advanced registration but will accept race day registration. The 5K begins with a mass start at 8:00 AM. The race will start and finish at VECA.

The event is open to all ages and all fitness levels. Paying participants will get t-shirts while supplies last. There will be medals for the top overall male and female and for the top male and female and in each age division. It’s only $15 for advanced registration. The price goes up to $20 the day before the race. Sign up or get more information at

WHO: Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority
WHAT: VLPRA’s Azalea 5K
WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 2020
WHERE: 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta
HOW MUCH: $15 before 3/13; $20 on 3/13 and 3/14

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