Azalea Classic

University Park Elementary School
University Park, MD 20782

Running > 5k, 1k, 1 mile

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Event Description

Event details:

Join the University Park, MD community on Saturday May 4, 2024, for family-friendly fun and fitness! The Azalea Classic has a race for everyone! Choose from our USATF-cerfieid 5K, our 1-Mile Challenge Run, or our 1K Family Fun Run. The event is organized by the University Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. All proceeds benefit programs at the school. It will take place rain or shine. Dogs and strollers welcome.

Registration Information:

Like last year, 5K racers registering by April 13 will pay $30. The 5K price will go up to $35 from April 14 through May 2 and will be $45 on the last day of registration, Friday, May 3. This is due to our increased cost for last-minute supplies and labor. The 1K and 1-mile price will be $15 throughout the registration period. We encourage all our UPES families to register for our event--if the cost is a problem, please email or see Ms. Neff.

This year, our Friends & Family Pack will look a little different. If you register four or more people together, each registration will receive a $5 discount. Individuals signing up for multiple events will also receive a discount. 

To sponsor the race as a Family Sponsor this year and get your name on the back of the shirt, please make a donation in the amount of $120 (or more) on the race's donate page. If you are registering for the race, the option to donate/sponsor will happen during the registration process. If you do not want to register for the race and only want to sponsor, you can do so from this page by clicking "donate" on the left. If you select a donation "On Behalf of" and choose "Other," you can enter your name as it should appear on the shirt. We can only accept family sponsors until April 13.

Register by April 16 to have your shirt waiting for you at packet pick-up. Registrations after April 16 will get their shirts at a later date after the race, to-be-determined. This is a deadline set by our t-shirt supplier.

Registration will be open until the end of packet pick-up on Friday, May 3 at 6:30pm.

Race day!

Runners and walkers should be prepared for street closures beginning at 7am along the race route.

Still have questions? For more information, see or email


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