Backpack Buddy Run 5K

Backpack Buddy Run
5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Veterans Park in Alabaster

Register Online:

5K Course Map [Click Here]

Race Entry Fees:
Team and Individual Race Pricing:
How to register or change your registration information [Click Here]
How to register for a Team:
How to Create a Team [Click Here]
How to Join a Team [Click Here]

5K or Snooze for Food – Individual Registration Fees:
$30 – Registration received by August 31, 2019
$35 – September 1 – September 20, 2019
$40 – September 21, 2019 – Race Day Entry Fee
Includes Chip Timing*
* Chip timing – your results will be recorded, available on the internet, and you will be eligible for awards.
Walkers Are Welcome!

5K or Snooze for Food (Sleeping In) – Team Registration Fees (Team of 10 or more):
$30 – Registration received by August 31, 2019**
$35 – September 1 – September 20, 2019**
No Team Race Day Registration – September 21, 2019
Includes Chip Timing*
* Chip timing – your results will be recorded, available on the internet, and you will be eligible for awards.
** Team discount received at checkout once 10th Team Member is registered. Team Member 1 – 9 will receive a $5 credit to the credit card used at the time of payment.
* Chip timing – your results will be recorded, available on the internet, and you will be eligible for awards.
Walkers Are Welcome!

1 Mile Registration – Team & Individual
$15 – Registration received by August 31, 2019
$20 – September 1 – September 20, 2019
$25 – September 21, 2019 – Race Day Entry Fee *
* No Team Race Day Registration
Walkers Are Welcome! 

List of Teams and Team Members [Click Here] – Website

PDF of Race Application [Click Here]
5K Will be Chip Timed!

Like to be a Sponsor of Backpack Buddy Run? [Click Here]

Race Day Countdown:

 

Pre-Race Packet Pickup & Registration:
Friday, September 20, 2019 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Vineyard Family Services
2834-H Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Veterans Park
7305 Hwy 119
Alabaster, AL 35007
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Agenda:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
6:30am – Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
7:45am – 5K Registration Closes
8:00am – 5K Starts
8:45:am – Fun Run Registration Closes
9:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
9:30am – 5K Awards & Door Prizes

Health Screening: The Samford Pharmacy School will conduct a free health screening with blood pressure, glucose and BMI testing. 

Kids Fun Area: Mr. Larry will be making balloon animals for the kids!

5K Awards:
Top 3 Male / Female Overall
Top 1 Male Male / Female Master (40+)
Top 3 Male/Female Age Group winners in:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Team Awards:
Top 3 Largest Teams

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees. Bib number transfers of registration must be completed by September 18, 2019. **If you need to make changes to your registration or transfer to another participant [Click Here] for instructions on how to change your registration.
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 Vineyard Family Services.

Bandit Policy: Bandits are unregistered runners or walkers attempting to participate in the run or walk events. Running with No registration is not permitted in the 5K, 1 Mile Walk.  Please be sure to register for the Alabama Parkinson 5K, 1 Mile Walk, so that you can enjoy all that the race has to offer.  Everyone in the 5K, 1 Mile Walk will need to wear their Bib Number that shows you are a registered participant. All proceeds of the event go to the Parkinson Association of Alabama. 

Pets at the Race:  UAB does not allow pets at UAB Campus Green, but if you choose to bring your pet, all pets must be on a leach.  Please clean up after your pet.  Actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.

Strollers at the Race: If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times, and that you start from the back of the starting line. This will allow your family members, and our other participants, a safer race experience.

Register Online:

Race Benefits:www.vfsdads.com

Vineyard Family Services
Feeding kids in need, promoting responsible fatherhood, helping families in crisis.
A faith-based Not-for-Profit agency

Questions about Backpack Buddy Run 5K? [Contact Us]

Sponsorship Opportunities [PDF Document]

2018 5K Race Results [Click Here]

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Alabama Parkinson Fighter 5K

Alabama Parkinson Fighter 5K & 1 Mile Walk
October 5, 2019 ~ 8:00 am
UAB Campus Green

Register online at RunSignUp

Race Benefits:
Parkinson Association of Alabama

Join the Parkinson’s community at UAB Campus Green on University Boulevard for a 5K run (you can also walk the 5K) and 1 Mile Walk to raise money for Parkinson’s research. 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and 1 Mile walk will start at 8:30 a.m. If you do not pre-register, you may register at the event from 6:30am-7:45 a.m. Online registration will close 30 minutes before race start time and t-shirts will be given to those registrants on a first-come first-served basis at the race. 100% of net proceeds will go to UAB Parkinson’s research to find a cure! We want you to be there and tell your friends and family!

How to register for Alabama Parkinson Fighter 5K & 1 Mile Walk:
How to register or change your registration information [Click Here]
How to Create a Team [Click Here]
How to Join a Team [Click Here
List of Teams and Team Members [Click Here
How to Manage your Fundraising  team [Click Here]
Fundraise $250 and receive your entry fee back. Must register for the race and sign up as an individual fundraiser. Register your Team as a fundraiser as well and win Top Fundraising Team! [Click Here to Start]

Race Day Countdown:

Race Pricing 5K & 1 Mile Walk: [Click Here]  
PDF Race Application [Click Here]

Course Maps:
5K Course Map – [Online Map] [PDF Map]
1 Mile Walk Course Map (5 Laps) – [Online Map]  [PDF Map]

Sponsor Opportunities: [Click Here]
Vendor Opportunities [Click Here]

Pre-Race Day:
Packet Pickup & New Registration
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Trak Shak – Homewood
2839 18th St S.
Birmingham, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Location
UAB Green
9th Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
[Directions | Map]

Free Race Day parking will be available in the 12th Street Parking Deck. [Directions | Map
Site Map [Click Here]

Race Day Agenda:
UAB Green
6:30am – Packet Pickup & New Registration Open
7:45am – 5K Packet Pickup & New Registration Close
8:00am – 5K Run / Walk Starts
8:15am – 1 Mile Walk Packet Pickup & New Registration Close
8:30am – 1 Mile Walk Starts
9:30am – 5K Awards

5K Awards:
Top Male / Female Overall Winner
Top Male / Female in 19 and Under, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70+

Top Team Awards:
Largest Team – Registrations in the 5K or 1 Mile Walk
Team with the Most Funds Raised

Race Benefits:

Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA)
100% of all donations fund vital Parkinson’s research at UAB, and also help fund support groups, physical therapy equipment and resources for patients, caregivers and families. 

Founded in 1978, the Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to a singular mission: To improve the quality of life for patients, caregivers, and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease in the State of Alabama. We do this in a variety of ways that include: providing support, distributing information, increasing awareness, amplifying local programs, encouraging collaboration, and supporting research to lead to new and improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease that will ultimately lead to a cure.

How to wear your Bib-Tag Timing Chip:
5K participants will have a timing chip on the back side of their bib number which will provide timed race results. [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. 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.

Cancellation Statement:
Entry fee is non-refundable. 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 Parkinson Association of Alabama.

Transfer of Registration Policy:
Entry fee is non-refundable. Participants can transfer their online registration (Online Only) until October 1, 2019. After October 1, 2019, registrations are non-transferable. [Click Here] to learn more about how to transfer your registration.

Bandit Policy: Bandits are unregistered runners or walkers attempting to participate in the run or walk events. Running with No registration is not permitted in the 5K, 1 Mile Walk.  Please be sure to register for the Alabama Parkinson 5K, 1 Mile Walk, so that you can enjoy all that the race has to offer.  Everyone in the 5K, 1 Mile Walk will need to wear their Bib Number that shows you are a registered participant. All proceeds of the event go to the Parkinson Association of Alabama. 

Pets at the Race:  UAB does not allow pets at UAB Campus Green, but if you choose to bring your pet, all pets must be on a leach.  Please clean up after your pet.  Actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.

Strollers at the Race: If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times, and that you start from the back of the starting line. This will allow your family members, and our other participants, a safer race experience.

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Little River Canyon Half Marathon

8th Annual
Little River Canyon Half Marathon

October 5, 2019 ~ 8:00am
Fort Payne, AL

Register online at Active.com

Download PDF Race Application [Click Here]

Race Day Countdown:

Race Information:

Fort Payne, AL – Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its 8th annual half marathon set to be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

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.

The race features 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:
Friday, October 4, 2019  from: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Little River Canyon Center

Race Day: Saturday, October 5, 2019
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 most GPS device use address 472 Alabama Highway 35 Fort Payne, AL 35967-7138
or GPS Coordinates: 34.399166, – 85.633840
[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 20th (mail-in)
$50 prior to October 5th (Active.com)
$70 day of race (October 5th)
“Late registrations and race day registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt”

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

Checks may be made out to the “JacksonvilleState University Little River Canyon Half Marathon” and mailed to Jacksonville State University Environmental Policy and Information Center JSU McClellan Center 100 Gamecock Dr. Anniston, AL 36205. Please complete the registration form including details about your expected shirt size and please understand that one will be available to pre-registered participant. Race day shirts will be available on a limited, first come and first served basis. Those who register after September 22nd will not be guaranteed shirt size. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact 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+)
10 Year Age Groups 0-19 thru 69 Male / Female

Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts.

Register online at Active.com

Questions?

For sponsorship opportunities and more information,
Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548.

2018 Little River Canyon Half Marathon Results [Click Here]

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Jingle Bell 5K Run

Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk
for Arthritis

Birmingham, AL
Railroad Park

December 14, 2019~ 9:00am

Benefits:Arthritis Foundation Alabama

www.jbr.org/Birmingham

Register Online Now

Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis!
The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family, and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

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 1,800+ runners and walkers as we Jingle Towards a Cure!! For more help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run/Walk of Birmingham, contact Arthritis Foundation – Kelly Maliska at kmaliska@arthritis.org or call 470-440-2856.

When:
Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:30am – Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
8:45am – Santa Chase Starts
8:45am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:00am – 5K Starts
9:30am – Fun Run Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:45am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
10:15am – 5K Awards Ceremony

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

NOTE:
This year the event and activities will be held in the Meadow Area of Railroad Park. Please click here for details!

5K & Fun Run Course:
5K Course PDF Map: [Click Here] USATF Certified 
5K Course Online View [Click Here]
Fun Run PDF Course Maps: [Click Here]
Fun Run Online Course Maps: [Click Here]

Race Day Countdown:

Entry Fee:

Team Registration will cut off Friday, December 6th at midnight! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Online Registration closes Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm.

5K Chip Timed: My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award.
$30 – Registered by August 31st
$40 – September 1st – December 8th
$45 – December 9th – Race Day, December 14th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event long-sleeved t-shirt, Jingle Bells and Gear Check
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 August 31st
$35 – September 1st – December 8th
$40 – December 9th – Race Day, December 14th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event long-sleeved t-shirt, Jingle Bells and Gear Check

1 Mile Fun Run:
$30 – Registered by August 1st
$35 – September 1st – Race Day, December 14th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event long-sleeved t-shirt, Jingle Bells and Gear Check

Jingle in Your Jammies:
$30 – Registered by December 14th 
Can’t attend the event, but still want to be part of the fun? Choose this option to receive a shirt and fundraise for a cure!
We will send your shirt in the mail!

Santa Chase:
$20 – Registered by November 30th
$25 – December 1st – Race Day, December 8th
100-yard dash for children 12 and under. Includes commemorative t-shirt

Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!

FAQ Page [Click Here]

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team)
Trak Shak – Homewood
1839 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

How do we get VIP Access? 
Participants raising $500 or more, including registration fee, will be eligible for access to Candy Cane Lane, our 2019 VIP area. VIP area will include a hot breakfast provided. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Wednesday, December 11th.

How do we get Team Tailgate Access?
Teams raising $3,500 or more, including registration fees, will receive a tent and team banner at the event. Tent available from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Sunday, December 8th.

5K Start Line Corrals:
What is a “Start Line Corral”?
The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying athletic abilities. You should choose a corral based on your estimated pace / finish time which will allow you to start with other participants of similar running or walking pace. Everyone who has paid the extra $5.00 will receive a timing chip, the corral system will not affect the timing of your race as your actual race time will not start until you cross the starting mat. Look for the following signs on race morning to ensure you are in the appropriate corral.

Start Line Corrals Signs (based on finish time)
• RUN 21:45 minutes or less / 7minute per mile pace or faster
• Walkers only

The “RUN 21:45 minutes or less” Corral will be a roped-off section and will have volunteers assist with entry into this corral.
Runners expecting to finish the 5K with a finish time greater than 21:45 should line in behind the roped area.
Walkers will line up behind runners.

NOTE: If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times and that you start from the back of the “WALK ONLY” corral. This will allow your family members, and our other participants, a safer race experience.

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):
Top 3 Overall Male / Female
Top 1 Overall Master Male / Female (40 and older)
Top 3 in Age Groups Male / Female:

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 to 69
20 to 24 45 to 49  70+
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

Parking:
Free parking is available along the outer perimeters of the Railroad Park.  Please refrain from parking in the spaces along 1st Ave. South. 1st Ave. South will be closed from 18th St. S. to 14th St. South. Also, refrain from parking in illegal parking spaces. The Arthritis Foundation is not responsible for tickets/towing costs incurred by an individual.  

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:

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

Donate to Arthritis Foundation:

Why:
To help raise funds & awareness on behalf of the
1.2 million adults & 5,000 kids in Alabama
suffering from 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!

There are NO refunds of registration fees. There are NO 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 Arthritis Foundation (501c3).

2018 Race Results
Jingle Bell 5K Race Results PDF [Click Here]
Jingle Bell 5K Searchable Race Results [Click Here]
Jingle Bell Race Day Photos [Click Here]

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