Upcoming Races

Save the O’s 5K &
1 Mile Fun Run

August 29, 2015 ~ 8:00am

 In Loving Memory of Lori Johnson


Greystone Golf & Country Club
Hoover, AL

Race Benefits:
Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation

PDF (fill in form) Race Application [Click Here]
PDF (print only) Race Application [Click Here]

Register Online:

$75 Cash Prize to Male / Female Overall Winners

There are NO refunds or bib number transfers of registration. This event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Race Information:

Entry Fees:
(Cotton short sleeve T-shirts to first 450 to register.)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Register by August 5th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

5K Course Map Online [Click Here]
5K Course Map PDF [Click Here] USATF Certificate AL13045JD

5K Entry Fees: (Team or Individual)
$25 – Early Registration – by June 30th
$30 – July 1st – July 31st
$35 – August 1st – Race day
5K Age based pricing for 14 and younger – Less $5

1 Mile Fun Run – With T-shirt:
$15 – Early Registration – by June 30th
$20 – July 1st – July 31st
$25 – August 1st – Race day

1 Mile Fun Run – No T-shirt Option:
$12 – Early Registration – by June 30th
$15 – July 1st – July 31st
$20 – August 1st – Race day

Bellinis Ristorante and Bar – Kickoff Party
$15 – Until August 18th 12:00pm Noon

Bellinis Ristorante and Bar – Kickoff Party
Tuesday, August 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm
Bellinis Ristorante and Bar
6801 Cahaba Valley Road #106
Birmingham, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]
Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine, and tons of fun for only $15!
Door prize giveaways

Check Your Registration:
Are you registered for Save the Os 5K? Check here.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Wednesday, August 26th – 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Trak Shak Homewood
2839 18th St. South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Thursday, August 27th – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Greystone Golf & Country Club
Founders Clubhouse
4100 Greystone Dr.
Hoover, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]
PDF – Driving Directions [Click Here]
PDF – Parking Information [Click Here]

Race Day Location:
Greystone Golf & Country Club
4100 Greystone Drive
Aquatic Complex
Hoover, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]
PDF – Driving Directions [Click Here]
PDF – Parking Information [Click Here]
Overflow parking with Shuttle Service is located:
St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Health and Wellness
7191 Cahaba Valley Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]

August 29, 2015
6:30am – Registration Opens
7:00am – DJ and Food
7:30am – 5K Registration Closes
8:00am – 5K Start
9:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Registration Closes
9:15am – 1 Mile Fun Run Start
9:30am – Awards, Door Prizes, and annual belly flop competition

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Awards:
5K Overall Awards for:
Top Overall Male / Female – Plus $75 Cash Prize

5K Age Group Awards to:

Top Male / Female 10 year Group winners
0-14, 15 – 19, 20 – 29, through 60+ (10 Year Age Groups)

1 Mile Fun Run Awards to:
1 Mile Fun Run Male and Female Awards to: Finisher medal for all children 12 and under.

Team Awards:
* Largest Team
* Team with most funds raised
* Most Spirited team – So get your Team T-shirts or festive race day attire.

PDF (fill in form) Race Application [Click Here]
PDF (print only) Race Application [Click Here]

How to wear your Race Bib Number [Click Here]
Racing 101 – what to do in a race [Click Here]
Running in the Heat [Click Here]
How to run though a Water Stop [Click Here]
The new rules of hydration [Click Here]

Register Online Run Sign Up:

Online Registration Closes Friday, August 28th 6:00pm

Race Benefits:
Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation


The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (NLOCF) is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer by raising awareness and promoting education about ovarian cancer. We also raise money through various events that help fund research. To date, we have donated almost $1,000,000 for ovarian cancer research. More information about the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation:. www.nlovca.org

*Interested in donating or sponsoring?
Email: Susan Green: susan@nlovca.org

Or Visit: www.nlovca.org

Questions about Save the O’s 5K? [Contact Us]

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6th Annual
Monkey C Monkey Run
5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

September 19, 2015 ~ 8:00am

Homewood, AL
Homewood Central Park

Register online at RunSignUp

See who is running Monkey C Monkey Run [Click Here]
See List of Teams / Team Members [Click Here]

Race Information:

Pre-Race Registration & Packet Pickup
Trak Shak – Homewood
September 17 – 18, 2015
10:00am – 6:00pm

Trak Shak – Homewood
2839 18th St. South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions Map]

Race Day:
September 19, 2015 - Homewood Central Park
6:30am – Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
7:45am – Registration & Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am – 5K Run / Walk Start
9:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk Start
9:45am – 5K Awards Ceremony

Finish line festivities and family events, including music from The Toddfather, will be held in Homewood Central Park.

Race Location:

Homewood Central Park
1623 Oxmoor Rd.
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]

5K Course Map USATF Certified AL12051JD [Click Here]

Race Day Parking:
Parking will be available around the park, Our Lady of Sorrow Church’s upper level parking deck, Dawson Church parking deck (across from church) and Trinity Church’s small parking lot on Manhattan and Seminole.

Entry Fees:
1 Mile Fun / Walk Run Entry Fee:
$15 - 5K Individual Early Registration – Until September 5th*
$20 - 5K September 6th -  Race Day Registration *
This run is for kids! Runners 14 years and younger are eligible for fun run prizes.

5K Run / Walk Entry Fee:
$20 – Team Member 5K Registration – Until September 5th **
$25 – 5K Individual Early Registration – Until September 5th*
$30 – 5K September 6th -  Race Day Registration *
* Online registration closes Thursday, September 17th
$2.50 – Addition of Chip Timing to above Entry Fee
** Chip timing – your results will be recorded, available on the internet, and you will be eligible for Awards.
** Each team must have at least five participants and each person must be chip timed to qualify for prizes.

NOTE: Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Official Chip Timing this year will be offered for an extra $2.50 for 5K Individual and 5K Team participants, and will be recorded by BestTimes. All funds raised from the Monkey C Monkey Run go directly to Camp Smile-A-Mile and by not paying for chip timing for every participant, we can maximize those funds. In order to be eligible for awards and have your time officially recorded you will need to register for chip timing.

Monkey C Monkey Run 5K will be Chip Timed ($2.50 in addition to registration fee):
How to wear your Race Timing Chip [Click Here]
How to wear your Race Bib Number [Click Here]
Racing 101 – what to do in a race [Click Here]
Running in the Heat [Click Here]
How to run though a Water Stop [Click Here]

5K – Awards:
Spirit and team awards based on judges’ discretion
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top Overall Masters (40+) Male/Female
Top 3 in 5 Year Age Group Male/Female

1 – 14 15 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 29
30 – 34 35 – 39 40 – 44 44 – 49
50 – 54 55 – 59 60 – 64 65 – 69
70 – 74 75+

Beneficiary of the Race:

Camp Smile-A-Mile’s Mission:
Camp Smile-A-Mile’s mission is to provide year round challenging,unforgettable recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients, their families as well as young adult survivors from Alabama at no cost to the families. Our purpose is to provide these patients, families and survivors with avenues for fellowship, to help them cope with their disease, and to prepare them for life after cancer.

About Camp Smile-A-Mile:
Camp Smile-A-Mile (Camp SAM) was established in 1985 to serve the children of Alabama battling cancer while also being a source of support for their families. Starting with a single, week-long camp that welcomed patients of all ages, Camp SAM has grown to include year-round programming and seven camp sessions each summer. We are the only pediatric oncology camp in the state to offer such extensive programming for the entire family. In addition, we have developed a scholarship program for campers attending universities and vocational schools. Camp SAM’s office is located in Birmingham and neighbors Children’s of Alabama. Camp SAM’s permanent campsite for summer sessions is located at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin. Children’s Harbor donates the use of their facility. Since its inception 30 years ago, Camp SAM has steadily expanded its reach, now welcoming more than 450 campers from throughout the state each summer. Hundreds more children and their families participate in our other year-round programming. Camp is free-of-charge to the families and transportation is provided from Children’s of Alabama to the campsite. Camp Smile-A-Mile is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Donate in Support of
Camp Smile-A-Mile

Questions? Email: Savannah.Lanier@campsam.org

Register online at RunSignUp

Little River Canyon Half Marathon

October 10, 2015 ~ 8:00am
Fort Payne, AL

How to Register for
Little River Canyon 1/2 Marathon:

Register online at Active.com

Download .DOCX Race Application [Click Here]

Race Information:

Fort Payne, AL – Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its 2nd annual half marathon set to be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center.

To start at 8:00 am, the first five miles of the run will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve’s incredibly scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus cattle ranch. Randy and Kelly Owen are often on hand at the 6 and 8 mile water station pitching Fig Newtons, energy GU and drinks but this year they’ll add a necessity. According to Kelly “Yes runners, we’ll have a port-a-potty”.

The half marathon will feature five water stations, music, ample law enforcement, shirts, trophies, finishing metals, and much more. Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts at Little River Canyon.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
October 10, 2015  from :2:00pm to 5:00pm
Little River Canyon

Race Day: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Little River Canyon Center
7:00am – Packet Pickup and Late Registration Opens
8:00am – Half Marathon Starts
11:00am – Awards Ceremony

Race & Pre-Race Location:
Little River Canyon Center
472 Alabama 35
Corner of Alabama 35 and Little River Canyon Parkway
Fort Payne, AL 35967
For your GPS device use address 472 Alabama Highway 35 Fort Payne, AL 35967-7138
[Directions ] [Google Map]

Online Half Marathon Course Map [Click Here]
USATF Certified PDF Course Map [Click Here]
Half Marathon Elevations [Click Here]

Entry Fee:

Half Marathon Run Entry Fee:
$50 prior to September 25th (mail-in)
$50 prior to October 9th (Active.com)
$70 day of race (October 10th)
“Late registrations and race day registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt”

Download .DOC Race Application [Click Here]
Register Online Active.com

Checks may be made out to the “Little River Canyon Half Marathon” and mailed to EPIC Jacksonville State University 700 Pelham Rd N Jacksonville, Alabama 36265. Please complete the registration form including details about your expected shirt size and please understand that one will be available to each preregistered participant. Race day shirts will be available on a limited, first come and first served basis. Those who register after September 25th will not be guaranteed shirt size. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact JSU at 256-782-8010. You may also contact the Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548

Half Marathon – Awards

Overall Male / Female
Overall Male / Female Master (40+)
Overall Male / Female Grand Master (50+)
Age Groups 0-14 thru 65+ Male / Female

Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts.

Register online at Active.com


For sponsorship opportunities and more information,
please contact JSU at 256-782-8010.
You may also contact the Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548.

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Run Away from Domestic Violence
5K Run
1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk

Chelsea, AL

November 14, 2015 – 9:00am


King’s Home Shelby, Shelby County, AL

Register online at RunSignUp.com

Download PDF Race Application [Coming Soon]

Race Information:

5K Entry Fee:
$25 – Until September 30th
$35 – October 1st - Race Day

1 Mile Fun Run Entry Fee:
$25 – Adult (13 & Over)
$10 – Child (12 & Under)

Sleep In Option:
$10 (Donation only and Receive a Race T-Shirt)

All 5K participants will receive a Swag Bag and Run Away Race T-Shirt
All Fun Run participants will receive a Randy Howell King’s Home T-Shirt (sizes may vary – first come first serve)

Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!

Race Location:
King’s Home
221 Kings Home Drive
Chelsea, AL 35043
[Directions | Map]

5K Course [Course Map]

Download PDF Race Application [Coming Soon]
Register Online RunSignUp.com [Click Here]

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Friday, November. 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Trak Shak – Highway 280
4740 U.S. 280
Birmingham, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Packet Pickup:
King’s Home

221 Kings Home Drive
Chelsea, AL 35043
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Parking:
The New Forest Oaks Elementary School on Shelby County Road 337

Race Day Agenda:
November 14, 2015

7:30am: Registration
9:00am: 5K Race
9:15am: One Mile Fun Run
10:15am: Awards for the 5K

5K – Awards:
Overall Winners Overall Male / Female
2 Deep in the following Age Groups Male / Female
0 – 14, 15 – 24, 25 – 34, 35 – 49, 50 – 64, 65+

After the race, stick around for the The 6th annual Kampfire For The King is coming up on November 14th.  This is a FREE event (food cost is extra). We hope to see you there. Fishing Rodeo with Randy Howell, Hayrides, fishing, pony Rides, Inflatables for the Kids, Pumpkin Painting, Live Sports Patio, Entertainment, and Much Much MORE!  Saturday, November 14th 9:00am – 2:30pm Chelesa, AL  FREE EVENT  - Family Fun.

Beneficiary of the Race:

King’s Home Shelby, Shelby County, AL

RUN AWAY Race is the 7th annual Walk/Run to benefit King’s Home Shelby. Join us for a brisk morning race supporting the King’s Home charity in Chelsea, Alabama to help raise the awareness of domestic violence. King’s Home seeks to serve and glorify God by providing Christ-centered homes and services in which compassion and competence combine to meet the needs of women, children and families.

Register online at RunSignUp.com

Questions? Email: Brooke West

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Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk
for Arthritis

Birmingham, AL
Railroad Park

December 12, 2015 ~ 9:00am



Register Online Now

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

Come run or walk the USATF Certified 5K course (3.1 Miles) or the 1 mile fun run/walk at Rail Road Park in downtown Birmingham, or come and cheer on your #1 team! A good time is promised to all with festivities that include music, Carnival games and kids area, face painting, pictures with Santa, free food and much, much more! The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is truly an event that you don’t want to miss!

Join the Arthritis Foundation and the 1,500+ runners and walkers as we Jingle Towards a Cure!! For more help or information about the 2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk of Birmingham, contact Kayla Smeraglia at ksmeraglia@arthritis.org or call 205-314-8440

Saturday, December 12, 2015
8:00am – Registration and Packet Pickup Open
8:50am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:00am – 5K Starts
10:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
10:25am – Santa Chase Starts
10:30am – 5K Awards Ceremony

Railroad Park
1600 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35223
[Directions | Map]

5K / Fun Run / Santa Chase Course Maps: [Click Here]  USATF Certification pending.

Entry Fee:

Team Registration will cut off Friday, December 4th at midnight!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Online Registration closes Friday, December 11th at 5:00pm.

5K Chip Timed: My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award.
$35 – Registered by July 31st
$40 – August 1st – December 4th
$45 – December 5th - Race Day
Adult Registration ages 12 and up.
Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt
Timing Chip will be on your Bib Number – Be sure to wear your Bib #.
Timing chips will be limited to 500 – Register Early to secure yours.

5K Not Chip Timed: My finish time will NOT be recorded or posted online, I am Not eligible to win an Award.
$30 – Registered by July 31st
$35 – August 1st – December 4th
$40 – December 5th -  Race Day
Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt

1 Mile Fun Run:
$30 – Registered by July 31st
$35 – August 1st – RACE DAY
Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt

Jingle in Your Jammies:
$30 – Now till - Race Day
Can’t make the event but still want to fundraise?
We will send your shirt in the mail!

Santa Chase:
$20 – Registered by July 31st
$25 – August 1st – RACE DAY
100 yard dash for children 8 and under. Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt

T-shirts will be given to the FIRST 1,800 registrants ONLY!

Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!

Questions about the Jingle Bell Run – 205-314-8440

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team)
Trak Shak – Homewood
1839 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Download PDF Jingle Bell Course Maps 5K, Fun Run, Santa Dash [Click Here]

How to wear your Bib Number and Timing Chip:
5K participants (that paid the $5 extra) will be Chip Timed to process race results and your 5K finish time will be posted for you to see. [Click Here] to see details on how to wear your Bib-Tag Timing Chip. Please wear your Bib Number on the FRONT of your shirt during the race. [Example] Remember to bring your Bib Number Race day. No Bib Number means no recorded time. The timing chip is located on the back side of your Bib Number.

5K – Awards (for runners that paid to be Chip Timed):
1st Overall Male / Female
Age Groups Male / Female (3 deep)

8 and under 30 to 34 55 to 59
9 to 14 35 to 39 60 to 64
15 to 19 40 to 44 65 +
20 to 24 45 to 49
25 to 29 50 to 54

NOTE: If you would like to be eligible for awards, the purchase of the Timing Chip is required, $5/participant

Free parking is available along the outer perimeters of the Park along 1st Avenue South. Please refrain from parking in the spaces allotted for the various local businesses that operate along 1st Avenue South unless you are attending those venues. Also refrain from parking in illegal parking spaces. The Arthritis Foundation is not responsible for tickets/towing costs incurred by an individual. Park patrons are free to use Parking Lot D located on 18th Street and 1st Avenue South at a cost of $2.00. For more information concerning Parking Lot D contact the Birmingham Parking Authority.

Tips on Running in COLD weather [Click Here]

It can be cold, so make sure you have the right clothing.
35205 (Weather Forecast – Birmingham, AL)

Start a Team & Fundraise:

Form a team with your
family, friends, co-workers,
civic group, church, neighbors
fellow runners, school club, etc.

Donate to Arthritis Foundation:

To help raise funds & awareness on behalf of the
1.2 million adults & 5,000 kids in Alabama
suffering with arthritis.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. — Be there with bells on!

Questions?: Kayla Smeraglia
Phone: (205) 314-8440
Email: ksmeraglia@arthritis.org

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 Past Events


August 22, 2015 
Birmingham, AL

Race Benefits:
Children’s of Alabama


About 1,500 children with cancer or blood disorders are hospitalized each year at Children’s of Alabama, one of the nation’s largest and busiest pediatric medical centers. Each year about 150 Alabama children are diagnosed with cancer. The diagnoses include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors, and rare childhood cancers. The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is actively working toward the goal of a total cure through research and development of innovative therapies. Lessening the risks of treatment, including improved blood and marrow transplantation techniques, new ways to treat brain and spinal cord tumors that result in minimal or no damage to a child’s growing nervous system, and return to normal activities after all treatments are goals as well.

Questions about EVO 5K Fit Challenge? [Contact Us]

EVO 5K Fit Challenge is
Produced and Sponsored by
Evo Fitness

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Just a Call Away 5K

August 8, 2015

2015 Just a Call Away Race Results [Click Here]

Race Benefits:


The mission of the Crisis Center is to serve the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well being.

Questions about Just a Call Away 5K? [Contact Us]

Motherwalk / Run 5K

May 9, 2015
Homewood, AL


2015 Motherwalk Race Results [Click Here]
Race Photos [Click Here]

Race Benefits:
Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation


The mission of the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (NLOCF) is to promote awareness about the signs & symptoms of ovarian cancer and raise much needed funds for research. NLOCF has donated almost $1,000,000 to the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at UAB. www.nlovca.org

Restoration Run 5K and 15K
Trail Run
April 25, 2015

Red Mountain Park
Birmingham, AL

2015 Race Results for
Restoration Run 15K && 5K [Click Here]

Race Benefits:
All proceeds go towards World Exit Ministries inc. dba “The Will Bright Foundation” is 501 c 3 nonprofit organization that, helps people overcome the devastating effects against drug addiction by sponsoring individuals to go through treatment and helps with ongoing aftercare. Our organization looks to eliminate all financial barriers to recovery for our recipients, allowing them to focus solely on themselves, their families and their recovery.

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St. Elias Cedar 5K Run
April 11, 2015

Birmingham, AL


2015 Race Results [Click Here]
2015 Photos from Race [Click Here]

Questions about Cedar 5K Run? [Contact Us]

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Canyon Climb
5 Mile Run & 2.7 Mile Walk
March 28, 2015
Anniston, AL

2015 Race Results [Click Here]

Questions about Canyon Climb?
Tom Downing at tdowning@cableone.net

Canyon Climb is a:

 Rumpshaker 5K

March 14, 2015 
Birmingham, AL
at Sloss Furnaceswww.Rumpshaker5K.com

2015 Rumpshaker 5K Race Results [Click Here]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Donate to Rumpshaker, Inc.

Questions? Info@Rumpshaker5K.com

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