9/11 Memorial 5k

On September 9, 2023, Valdosta Fire Department will hold its 3rd annual 9/11 5k Memorial Run in remembrance of the events that transpired on September 11, 2001. The event is meant to pay homage to those who lost their lives or the lives of loved ones and to acknowledge all the brave first responders who passed in the line of duty.  The race will have a patriotic theme, and the Fire Department encourages community members to show their support by lining the racecourse with decorated signs and/or costumes. 

At 7:45 am Mayor Matheson will give a speech, and the race will begin promptly at 8 am. The race will take place in Downtown Valdosta and will start on Patterson Street.

 As a symbol of those that were called to action that day, all first responders will run free, provided they run in full gear/uniform. First responders IN GEAR, please call or email Lieutenant Roe at mroe@valdostacity.com

 All participants that register on or before August 31 will receive a 9/11 Memorial 5K Run T-Shirt on the morning of race day.  

 Registration and Entry Fees:


  • Now to August 16 - $25.00
  • August 17 through August 31 - $30.00 
  • September 1 through the day of the race - $35.00 (t-shirt not guaranteed)

 Family discount: $70 through August 31. After August 31, there is no more family discount - regular registration fees apply. Family discount for Parents/children 16yrs of age or under. Waiver must be signed for all runners. 

Click here for more information and to register.

Checks/cash will only be accepted on race day applications.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Valor Service Dogs.