VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Sponsors were continuing to be sought as of Wednesday for the first-ever Winnersville Football 5k and one mile fun run in Valdosta.
It will be held on October 24th, the week before the annual Winnersville Classic football game between Valdosta and Lowndes. The 5k will start at 8 a.m. and the one mile fun run will start at 9 a.m. Both races will start and end at the VSU Rec Center on Sustella Ave.
Both school districts are working together to organize the event.
The money from the registration fees will be split evenly between the two districts and will be used to pay for things like grants for teachers and scholarships for students.
"We like to recognize excellence in both school systems through scholarships, recognition banquets, incentives, and grants. So, the money will be shared between the two systems," explained Chryse Thomas, Executive Director of the Valdosta City School's Foundation.
Through October 15th, registration is $20 for the 5k and $12 for the one mile fun run. After October 15th, the fee for each race will go up by a few dollars. Sponsor levels are $100, $250, $500, and $1,000.
Taylor Biddle, President of the Lowndes County School District's Lowndes County Education Improvement Foundation, said they are excited about the event. "The week itself of Winnersville is so spirited on both sides. Anything we can do to take advantage of that and raise money for a good cause, we want to do," Biddle stated.