Valdosta 5K

Tue July 4, 2017 Valdosta, GA US 31602 Directions


7:30AM EDT
1301 Williams Street
Valdosta, GA US 31602


Tuesday- July 4th – event starts at 7:30 AM

Proceeds to benefit American Legion Post 13. Over $23,000 has been donated to the American Legion Post 13 since July 4th, 2006


Event Production presented by A Course/Line, LLC of Valdosta 


Course: start on Williams Street – heading South – turn right onto East Mary Street, cross over Patterson Street and North Oak Street, turn right on Sustella, turn right on Baytree, turn left on North Oak Street, right on Moore Ave, cross over Patterson, turn right on Williams Street – finish in front of American Legion Post 13 on Williams Street. This is a one loop course. 


Awards: The first 25 Male and first 25 Female finisher’s will receive their award in the finish chute. $50 cash awards will be mailed to the Top Overall, Master and Retired Military Male and Female. $25 bonus for the first male Overall, Master and Retired Military faster than 16:00.0, 17:45.0 and 17:45.0 respectively. $25 bonus for the first female Overall, Master and Retired Military faster than 19:00.0, 20:45.0 and 20:45.0 respectively.  


T-Shirts: All those registered no later than June 26th before midnight, who cross the finish line will be assured to receive a short sleeve T-Shirt after you cross the finish line. You must EARN the award by completing the event. All who register on June 27th or later, including Race Day, who finish will receive shirts while supplies last on race day. If you do not get a shirt on race day, a re-order will occur and you will have to make arrangements to pick up your shirt from ACL starting July 11th. Tshirts will not be mailed unless you pay an additional fee.  


Entry Fee: $15.00 through June 24th - $20.00 June 25th through July 3rd – $25 on Race Day – July 4th. There is a Family Discount through July 3rd– [Parent(s)/Children under the age of 18] $52 if received by 06/24, $70 thru July 3rd. No Family Discount offered on race day – all race day $25 fee. Please bring exact change – no refunds or swapping of entries.


Grand Prix event: DOUBLE POINTS awarded to all males and females and all of the participants in each of the 14 age groups.


Code of Conduct you are expected to follow in ALL Road Races:

1] Wear your bib number on the front of your shirt/shorts to be visible by race personnel at all times - no visible bib number - do not cross the finish line.


2] Stay in order of finish at the line once in the finish line chute. Finish line personnel have final say as to order of finish. Please do not safety pin the "pull tab" to your clothing - please leave the pull tab attached to the number - it may be removed by finish line personnel when/if needed.


3] A finish line card may be handed to you in order of finish in the chute. If the card is handed to you – fill the card out legibly and completely. Place the finish card in the proper gender baskets as quickly as feasible. If you do not fill out the card and place it in the appropriate gender basket - you will NOT be in the final results. You are responsible for filling out the card properly and placing it in the proper basket if a finish card is handed to you.


4] Observe your finish time at the finish line and record on the finish line card. The finish line personnel are focused on collecting the data on every participant – please do not interrupt their collection/management of the results.


5] Only entered participants should cross the finish line to be counted and only when they have completed the entire distance. Do not cross the finish line if you have not completed the mapped out route for the course. Do not cross the finish line if you have not properly entered the event and have a bib number.


6] Encouraging other runners to run their best is always appropriate – however do not cross the finish line more than once in an event.


7] Each participant is responsible to be able to hear starting instructions and finish line instructions at all times.


8] Participants may run with a baby jogger or a dog on a leash. You are responsible and should be mindful not to impede others. If there is an issue caused by your baby jogger or dog - you are responsible for all aspects of the issue.


9] The courses that the event are run on are not closed to traffic – though we have a permit and police assistance – drivers are unpredictable and you MUST be aware of traffic at all times.


10] Run on the right hand side of the road (unless otherwise directed by the police) - run in the direction of traffic flow.


11] The awards are handed out in the finish chute for this event. We do not mail or hold awards not picked up during the ceremony.


12] Assume the event will start on time, especially an event ACL is involved. It is highly recommended that you should be on site and fully ready to run at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. Do not expect the start of the race to be delayed or postponed for any reason – other than safety of all participants. Rain in the forecast is not a reason to alter the event.

Please smile as you cross the finish line.

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