Azalea Festival 5K Race To Pay Tribute to Boston Victims

The Azalea Festival 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Pickens Women Association (PWA) scheduled for Saturday, 04/20 will pay tribute to the victims in Boston.  ” We will be handing out green streamers to all our race participants at the 3 mile point along the race to honor the 3 persons killed and the over 170 injured at Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings”, stated PWA Co-Race Chair Karen Roper. We chose green streamers as many of the Boston Marathon participants were wearing green to honor the Sandy Hook victims.

The 5K Run/Walk Race is a key part of the Azalea Festival weekend events.  The race is for runners and walkers of all ages and will begin at 830am Saturday morning, 04/20.  The race starts and finishes inside the Pickens High School Campus.  The course is certified by US Track and Field and is the same course utilized by the Pickens High School cross-country team.