Run the track at the first ever Indy 5K race at Barber Motorsports Park April 5th to kick off the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Amfirst. Register now!

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There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo submitted)
There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Photo submitted

Registration is now open for the first-ever Indy 5k race Friday, April 5 at the 10th annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. If you’d like to get up close and personal with IndyCar drivers, this is a great chance to do just that! Several drivers plan to lace up their running shoes after racing Friday to take part in the 5k on Barber Motorsports Track.

Experience the Barber Motorsports Park Like Never Before

Think running through the 2.38-mile course looks like a breeze? Think again! The track has 17 turns and 80 feet of elevation change— so it’ll be a definite challenge. The 5k race will take runners through the winding track just after racing concludes for the day.

This will be a unique running opportunity for all the runners out there.  Think you’ve got what it takes to set a PR on the track? Sign up here!

The race will begin after spectators file out of the stands Friday, April 5th after the prequalifying races. (Photo submitted)
The Indy 5k will begin after spectators file out of the stands Friday, April 5 after the prequalifying rounds of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Photo submitted

About the Weekend

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst is the third racing event of the season leading up to to the Indianapolis 500. The track is said to be the best on the circuit and is hailed as “the Augusta National of Motorsports”.

If fast cars and 5ks aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other things to do at the Honda Grand Prix. Sample different vinos at “Wine Down With Indy”, take in some culture at The Grand Art Festival and see a Honda being built from start to finish in the workforce development area.  Kids of all ages will love the Surgere Fan Zone which features food, music, inflatables and a whole lot more.

Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham at the Indy 5k Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of AL during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Amfirst. Photo submitted

Indy 5k Race Details

The Indy 5k is a chip timed race with hydration stations provided by Powerade along the course. After the race, a special social hour will take place with complimentary adult beverages and light fare along with door prizes including two  Saturday tickets to Cocina at the Track. Trackside margs and tacos from Cocina? Yes, please!

The inaugural Indy 5k is proudly presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama.

Big names such as two time Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner Josef Newgarden,  Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal and Will Power will compete in the 2019 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo submitted)
Two-time winner of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Josef Newgarden, and other big names like Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal and Will Power will compete in this year’s Grand Prix. Photo submitted

Indy 5k for a Good Cause

A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to Children’s of Alabama to provide specialized medical care for ill and injured children in Alabama.

5k Awards

Awards will be given to the top overall male and female as well as the top male and female from each category.  Overall and age group awards will not be duplicated.

  • 14 and under
  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

The details:

  • What: Indy 5k Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
  • When: Friday, April 5 at 5:30 PM
  • Where: Barber Motorsports Park
  • Cost: $32.50 until March 31. Prices go up to $37.50 after that
  • How: Sign up through the Indy 5k registration site

Race entry fee includes:

  • Indy 5k race t-shirt
  • Chip timer
  • Friday grounds admission to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst
  • Sponsor swag
  • Post-race social hour

Be sure to tag us on social @BhamNow in your Indy 5k race pics!

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