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Join the University Park, MD community for a morning of family-friendly fun and fitness. The Azalea Classic has a race for everyone! Choose from our USATF certified 5K, our 1 Mile Challenge or our 1K Family Fun Run. All races take place on quiet, azalea-lined streets in University Park. This popular event brings together people from across the region, various schools and all ages. 

The event is organized by the University Park Elementary School PTA and all proceeds benefit programs at the school. Our school is diverse and the needs are many; every year the UPES PTA is called on to purchase classroom supplies, printer paper, art materials, musical instruments, library books and much more. In addition, we fund field trips, teacher training and educational events. In doing so, we hope to level the educational playing field and give all students a more equal opportunity to learn. 

Registration fees

Azalea Classic

5K

  1. $30.00
    Oct 19 - May 1
    Register

Challenge Run

1 Mile

  1. $15.00
    Oct 19 - May 1
    Register

Val Creighton Family Fun Run

1K

  1. $15.00
    Oct 19 - May 1
    Register

Family Rate - Must select this for all four members

For 4 registrations from the same family only

  1. $70.00
    Oct 19 - May 1
    Register

Friends and Family Sponsor Rate - Must select this for all four members

For 4 race registrations and your name on the back of the Kid's Race Shirt

  1. $200.00
    Oct 19 - May 1
    Register

Sponsor a Student Rate

Get a t-shirt, but no race bib. Subsidize a student runner.

  1. $20.00
    Oct 19 - May 1
    Register

Thanks for Registering

Thank you for registering for the Azalea Classic 2019. We're happy you are running with us and supporting our school! Please read over the Runner Info on our website: www.AzaleaClassic.com if you have any additional questions. Start training today with the Couch to Classic training program or start running on your own. The Azalea Classic is a notoriously hilly course -- this is not a "flat and fast" course for setting a new PR, but it's great spring training for a season of racing and a beautiful course to run. Enjoy the challenge of the Azalea Classic 5k course!

Event Schedule

  • May 4 8:30 AM EDT - 1 Mile Challenge Run

  • May 4 8:45 AM EDT - 1 K Family Fun Run

  • May 4 9:00 AM EDT - Azalea Classic 5K

Contact Information

Event Location

University Park, MD, United States

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