The Garden’s at Woodfield has drastically changed over the past few year because of your support. Through your support and a group of hard working volunteers, the Garden’s at Woodfield is well on its way becoming the botanical
gardens that was just a vision when the Azalea Association was formed. If you have been a participant every year I am sure you have seen the progress over the years. The park provides a beautiful escape for Nixa and surrounding residents, but I think most importantly the school’s are using the park more and more each year for outdoor classrooms. The Azalea run is one of the Associations main forms of funding. The Garden’s at Woodfield is a Nixa Park that is funded through donations and fundraisers. Everything planted is done so through volunteers.
Every year the run has grown in participants and we hope this year is no different. Each year we try to add more value to the participants and spectators to make the event better. We will continue all the great things we think you like, but hope to add to make 2016 better than 2015. Fox 5 KRBK will be joining us again this year to emcee the event. Last year we added pancakes for all the participants. We will be doing the same thing this year, and hope you will bring your family and friends out to participate and have pancakes with you. The pancakes are free to non-participants, but would ask if a small donation was made. We will have bounce houses and music for your family and friends that are waiting for you to finish. There are no time limits for any of the events, because we hope your entire family will participate in this event. With 240 age division awards there is definitely a competitive element, but with everyone receiving a finisher’s lapel pin we appreciate everyone that participates. As many of you know the Azalea run was the first event in Southwest Missouri to give away a exceptionally large medal. This year will be no different. All half-marathon finishers will receive a 5 inch medal. The rest of the swag is still a secret, but you know that we have been setting the bar at the highest with the most affordable race with lot’s of SWAG in Southwest Missouri. Every year we have had folks come from more then 10 states to participate in this event and would like to invite you to join us in 2016.
4TH ANNUAL AZALEA HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
Gardens at Woodfield, 441 S. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714
HALF MARATHON - REGISTER FEBRUARY 14TH $40
10K- Early Bird Registration is $25
5K- Early Bird Registration is $20
START TIMES: HALF MARATHON IS 8 AM - 10K IS 8:15 AM - 5K START TIME IS 8:30 AM