LUPUS 5K FITathlon Challenge

LUPUS 5K FITathlon Challenge

August 5, 2017 ~ 8:00am
Birmingham, AL
Sloss Furnaces

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What makes this 5K different? Unlike previous 5K’s held in Birmingham, The LUPUS 5K FITathlon Challenge event includes your traditional 5k run/walk race and a 5K FITathlon Challenge with exercise challenges throughout its course. Exercise stations (such as jump ropes, tire runs, walking lunges, etc.) represent the FIT challenges. The event will consist of a standard 5K run that begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 5K FITathlon Challenge wave starting at 9:00 am that will include Fit Challenges throughout the course. This event will also include a Kids Fun Zone which features the NOBESTIY EXPO, Inflatable’s, fitness obstacle course and games for the kids and The LUPU Zone which will be located inside Sloss Furnaces. We are excited to announce that Fox 6 Sports Anchor and Reporter, Jeh Jeh Pruitt, will be the MC for the event.

Race Day Countdown:

Race Pricing
5K or SleepIn Entry Fee: Team Members – Team of 5 or more
$20 – Until August 4th
No Race Day Team Registration

5K FITathlon Challenge Entry Fee: Team Members – Team of 5 or more
$25 – Until August 4th
No Race Day Team Registration

Individual Registration
5K or SleepIn Entry Fee: Individual
$25 – Until August 4th
$30 – Race Day

5K FITathlon Challenge Entry Fee: Individual
$30 – Until August 4th
$35 – Race Day

The FITathlon Challenge goes beyond the traditional 3 Mile Run to include exercise stations where participants will do walking lunges, jump boxes, jump ropes etc., and fitness obstacles featuring, tire runs, tire flips, bear crawls, etc. All fitness levels are welcome.

Team Registration Rules:
• Start your Team by [Clicking Here] Join or choose your team when you choose your event.
• Team Captain must register first and establish the Team Name.
• Each Team Member must register for the race.
• To be considered a team, there must be 5 or more participants registered under the team name by August 4, 2017.
* * Team discount received at checkout once 5th Team Member is registered. Team Member 1 – 4 will receive a $5 credit to the credit card used at time of payment.

Register Online [Click Here] Until 5:30pm Friday, August 4th 

Please Volunteer: [Click Here]  

Kids Zone: [Click Here
The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services YOUTH FIRST NOBESTIY EXPO is always a big hit. Kids get to enjoy fun and games such as the mini fit challenge obstacle course, face painting, pictures with team mascots, healthy snacks, huge inflatables for jumping, and the fun run around the historic Sloss Furnaces. The EXPO is FREE to all kids, so bring your kids out and let them enjoy the fun.

5K Course Map PDF [Click Here]
5K Course Map Online: [Click Here]

Race Day Agenda: August 5th  
7:00am: Packet Pickup and Late Registration Opens
7:45am: 5K Registration Ends
8:00am: 5K Starts
8:45am: 5K Fit Registration Ends
9:00am: 5K FITathlon Challenge Starts

Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup:
Sloss Furnaces
Twenty 32nd Street North
Birmingham, AL US 35222
[Directions | Map]
[PDF Directions to Sloss Furnaces]


Team Registration Rules:
•Team Captain must register first and establish the Team Name.
• Each Team Member must register for the race.
• Team discount is provided once 5th team member registered, Member 1-4 are then credited with team discount amount.
• To be considered a Team there must be 5 members and register before August 4th. (No race day Team Registration).

Registration Help [Click Here] How to register, or change events, T-shirt size, etc. 

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 through a Water Stop [Click Here]
The new rules of hydration [Click Here]

How to wear your Bib Number:
Please wear your Bib Number on the FRONT of your shirt during the race. [Example] Remember to bring your Bib Number Race day. 

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees.  If you wish to change from 5K FITathlon to 5K or be added to a team, please log into your registration profile and make the updates there. [How to make changes] If you wish to transfer your registration to another person, please log into your registration profile and make the updates there.  There are NO bib number transfers of registration after August 1st.

NOTE: 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 The Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter (501c3).

Race Benefits:
Lupus Foundation of America

The Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter is dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support and programs for those who suffer from its brutal impact in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth – it’s known as an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that impacts different organ systems in the body. Lupus is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with and challenging to treat. While lupus is disabling and potentially fatal, in many cases the most serious health effects from the disease can be managed through aggressive medical treatment and lifestyle changes.

* An estimated 1.5 million Americans have Lupus       
* Although Lupus can affect men and women of all ages, 90% of individuals diagnosed with the disease are women
*  Most people will develop the disease between the ages of 15-44·
* Lupus is two to three times more prevalent among women of color — African American, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander 
* 20% percent of people with lupus will have a parent or sibling who already have lupus or may develop lupus

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Questions about Lupus 5K FITathlon Challenge? [Contact Us]

LUPUS 5K FITathlon Challenge
Produced and Sponsored by
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