Like to run for a cause? The Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run is coming back for its fifth year, and your registration fee will work hard while you get your race on. Proceeds go to benefit Crisis Center, Inc., and race day is approaching fast. Sign up today and start training for this fun and helpful event, Saturday, August 17 at Sloss Furnaces!
The Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run welcomes runners of all ages and abilities. You can opt for a chip timer for the 5K if you want to add a competitive spark. You can create or join an existing fundraising team, or simply take the distance solo at a comfortable pace, enjoying the sights of the historic downtown Birmingham route. Strollers and pets are welcome, so this race is good for the whole family. The Fun Run covers 1 mile around Sloss Furnaces and is not a timed event.
Register online before August 6 to guarantee your T-shirt. From July 30 through race day, registration costs $35 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Run. Pre-race packet pickup will be on Friday, August 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Trak Shak in Homewood (2839 18th Street South).
On race day, late registration and packet pickup begin at 6:30 a.m. The 5K kicks off at 8 a.m., with the Fun Run following at 9 a.m. The post-race awards ceremony will recognize 5K winners in the following categories: top 3 males and females overall, top 3 males and females in each age group, fastest team, and largest team.
About Crisis Center, Inc.
Proceeds from the Just A Call Away event benefits Crisis Center, Inc., which seeks to offer support to people experiencing emotional crisis or mental health issues. The organization promotes helpful resources for those who need emotional health support in Central Alabama. Offering a crisis line, a rape response line, a senior talk line, a recovery resource center, and other phone hotlines, Crisis Center, Inc., connects people in need with services that can help.
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