May is Asthma Awareness Month. Valdosta Alumnae Chapter (VAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is working to increase public awareness of the asthma epidemic. Asthma affects more than 25 million people of all ages and races. Although asthma is widespread, public awareness of common asthma triggers and effective asthma management strategies remains limited.
On May 13, 2017, VAC will host our 3rd Annual Breathe Easy 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run for Asthma Awareness at Valdosta State University Recreation Center to increase awareness of the asthma epidemic and provide a health exposition with health screenings to the community.
Proceeds from this race will benefit the Valdosta Children's Medical Research Fund, for asthma awareness clinics and treatment and scholarships.
Venue: Valdosta State University Recreation Center
Address: 1300 Sustella Avenue
Schedule of Events
Registration Time: 7:00 AM
Warmup/Stretch: 7:35 AM
Race Instructions: 7:45 AM
5K Start Time: 8:00 AM
1 Mile Fun Run: 9:15 AM (after 5k finish)
Award Ceremony: 9:45 AM
Event Concludes: 10:00 AM
The course route is as listed:
Begin on Sustella at VSU Rec Center
Right on Baytree
Left on North Oak Street
Left on Georgia Avenue
Cross over Alden
Left on Gronto Rd
Left on Azalea Dr
Cross over Alden
Left on Sustella Ave
Parking: Please park in the the VSU PE complex parking lot.
Dri-Fit Shirts: All Participants will be guaranteed a Dri-Fit shirt in the correct size if registered before April 22, 2017. No shirts will be available on-site.
Entertainment: Music, Snacks, Vendors, and much more!
Awards: All Participants who finish the race will receive a medal for the 5k. Top male and female in each category, ages 7-12, 13-17, 18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56+ will receive an trophy for the 5K.
Weather Cancellations: When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, VAC or the local police department maintains the right to cancel the event. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations or delays of the event to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. Such conditions fall under the label "Acts of God," and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees or future event credits.
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