Azalea Festival 5k

Sat May 7, 2022 Pickens, SC 29671 US Directions

Azalea Festival 5k Run and Walk

10:00AM EDT - 11:15AM EDT
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Additional race information can be found at

415 E. Cedar Rock St
Pickens, SC US 29671

The Azalea Festival is on. This is the 2nd race in The Pickens County 5k Race Series. Runners who complete all three races will receive a custom medal and be eligible for series awards. This is a  chip timed race starting and finishing at the Doodle Park in Pickens on a certified course.

All proceeds from the race will go to the Beverly Smith Scholarship Fund.

The Pickens Women’s Association (PWA) is a non-profit civic organization that works to increase community awareness and involvement in Pickens. Proceeds from our fundraising efforts go to the Beverly M. Smith Scholarship fund. This memorial scholarship honors Beverly Smith, who was an integral part of the Pickens Women’s Association but left this earth too soon.  The Beverly M. Smith Scholarship is awarded each year to a female graduating from Pickens High School who exhibits exceptional leadership and civic skills. It is the largest non-academic private scholarship awarded at Pickens High School.  Any proceeds above the scholarship amount are donated to local charities. You can make a difference in the lives of people in the Pickens community and have fun doing it! 

The race will start promptly at 10:00am. Award ceremony should be around 11:15am after the last runner has completed the course. Awards will be 3 deep for overall M/F and Masters M/F. Age group awards will be given at 10 year intervals. This year, to make it a family friendly event, there will be a 3 deep under 10 age group, 3 deep 10-14 and 1 deep 15-19 group.


Overall Male and Females will receive cash awards

1st    $100 + $100 gift certificate to RunIn

2nd    $75 +  $75 gift certificate to RunIn

3rd     $25 +  $50 gift certificate to RunIn

This year Traveling Taps will be set up to offer adult beverages at the finish line. The first 20 runners over the age of 21 are eligible for a free adult beverage. They will also be for sale at $5.00 with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the Beverly Smith Scholarship Fund

Packet Pick-up will be under the shelter at the Doodle Park in Pickens on Friday 5/6/21 from 4:00pm-6:30pm. and race morning from 8:00am-9:30am.

All runners who register by 4/28/22 will receive a tee shirt. After 4/28/22  tee shirts will not be available.

Limited on-site registration will be available for $25. You will not get a shirt but will get a time and be eligible for awards

Volunteers are always welcome and if you register early, you will get a complimentary tee shirt.

Parking is available on E. Cedar Rock St and at City Works on Railroad St

Map of the race is available HERE


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