Upcoming Races

Little River Canyon Half Marathon

October 11, 2014 ~ 8:00am
Fort Payne, AL

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

Register online at Active.com

Download .DOC 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 11th, 2014.

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, this year 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.

October 11, 2014
7:00am – Packet Pickup and Late Registration Opens
8:00am – Half Marathon Starts
11:00am – Awards Ceremony

Race Location:
Little River Canyon
472 Alabama 35
Corner of Alabama 35 and Little River Canyon Parkway
Fort Payne, AL 35967
[Directions ] [Google Map]

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

Entry Fee:

Half Marathon Run Entry Fee:
$50 prior to September 25th (mail-in)
$50 prior to October 11th (Active.com)
$70 day of race (October 12th)
Discounts available to Anniston Runners Club members and JSU Faculty, Staff and Students that register through Active.com [Click Here to register] (call for discount code)

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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Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk
for Arthritis

Birmingham, AL
December 13, 2014 ~ 9:00am



Register Online Now

Lace up your sneakers with jingling jingle bells, throw on your most festive holiday wear and join the Arthritis Foundation as it kicks off the holiday season with its 26th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, on December 13th. Form a team with your family, co-workers, fellow runners, friends, church, civic group, school club, neighbors, etc. and help the Arthritis Foundation raise funds to fulfill its mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

Come run or walk the 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, jumping castle, 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 information, contact Birmingham Arthritis Foundation, Jingle Bell Run/Walk Director, at 205.314.8440 or 800.879.7896 or visit www.arthritis.org, keyword “Alabama.”

Saturday, December 13, 2014
8:00am – Registration and Packet Pickup Open
8:50am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:00am – 5K Start
10:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Start
10:30am – Santa Chase Starts
11:00m – Awards Ceremony

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

Entry Fee:

Team Registration will cut off Saturday, December 6th at midnight!
Online Registration closes Friday, December 12th 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 – 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 400 – 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 – 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 –  December 12th
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 1,500 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]
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Download PDF Jingle Bell Course Map [Coming Soon]

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.

Fundraising Tips

Donate to Arthritis Foundation:

To help raise funds & awareness on behalf of the
1.2 million adults & 4,500 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!

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

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 Past Events

Monkey C Monkey  5K
September 13, 2014

2014 Race Results [Click Here]

Beneficiary of the Race:

Camp Smile-A-Mile was founded in 1985 and is Alabama’s program for children with cancer. 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.

Save the O’s 5K &
1 Mile Fun Run

August 16, 2014

Sponsored by Greystone Foundation
In Loving Memory of Lori Johnson


2014 5K Race Results [Click Here]

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Woodstock 5K
August 2, 2014

2014 Woodstock 5K Race Results [Click Here]

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Motherwalk 5K
May 10, 2014


2014 Motherkwalk 5K Race Results [Click Here].
Race Day 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 $700,000 to the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at UAB. www.nlovca.org

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St. Elias Cedar 5K Run
April 26, 2014

Race Results [Click Here]

Canyon Climb
March 29, 2014

Anniston, AL

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

Rumpshaker 5K

March 15, 2014
Birmingham, AL


2014 5K & Team Race Results [Click Here]

Questions? Info@Rumpshaker5K.com

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Russell Forest Run 10K & 5K

February 22, 2014
Alexander City, AL


Russell Forest Run 5K and 10K Race Results [Click Here]

Russell Forest Run Race Photos [Click Here]

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Village to Village 10K

January 25 2014
Mountain Brook, AL

2014 V2V 10K Race Results [Click Here]

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Red Shoe Run
10 Mile, 5K, 1Mile Fun Run

January 11, 2014

2014 Red Shoe Run Race Results [Click Here]

Race Day Photos by SimPhotos:

You can order your Race Photos online at SimPhoto
for the 2014 Red Shoe Run. [Click Here]
Need to know you Bib Number? [Click Here]

Beneficiary of the Race:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama


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