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Trust me, I know it is hot and humid right now. However, fall weather is right around the corner, and that means running outside will soon be bearable again!
If you need some extra motivation to put on your running shoes, then here’s five different Birmingham 5Ks to start training for now!
August 5th, 2017
Lupus 5K FITathlon Challenge
Place: Sloss Furnaces
Cost: starts at $25
This race has three options: a 5K run/walk, the 5K FITathlon (includes various exercise challenges throughout the course), and a Sleep-In race that doesn’t begin until 10am!
Registration ends August 4th! Register now.
August 11th, 2017
5K Warrior Color Run
Place: Veterans Park in Alabaster
This race benefits the Thompson High School and Middle School cheerleading program. There’s also a 1 mile Fun Color Run at 6pm for only $15!
Registration ends July 21st! Register now.
August 19th, 2017
Just A Call Away 5K
Place: Uptown Birmingham!
Cost: $3o, but price increases on August 12th.
This race benefits Crisis Center, Inc. It takes runners through Birmingham’s premier entertainment district. Plus, there’s a one mile fun run offered at 9am for $15!
R(un) for One 5K
Place: Veteran’s Park (adjacent to Spain Park High School)
Cost: $30 until August 17th, $35 on race day
This race is put on by (Un)adopted Lifeline Children’s Services. There’s a Kids Fun R(un) at 8:45am for $15 or $20 on race day!
August 26, 2017
EAB Heart and Sole 5K
Place: 3773 W Jackson Blvd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Cost: starts at $20
This race supports Equal Access Birmingham. Equal Access Birmingham is a medical student run free clinic in downtown Birmingham that provides free health care and education to uninsured members of the Birmingham Community.
Start training for these races now! Not only is it a chance to exercise, but each race supports a great cause. Plus, you can make a day of it and get the entire family involved!