3 walks with a purpose this Fall in Birmingham

Aga Khan Foundation walk-run
This cute guy is headed out to walk this Fall. Are you? Photo from Aga Khan Foundation Birmingham via Facebook

Maybe it’s because the weather’s finally changed, but we here at Bham Now can’t stop talking about upcoming walks, runs and other ways to get outside.

Here are three more we found to keep you moving and enjoying the Fall weather.

1. 2019 Aga Khan Foundation Walk-Run Birmingham, October 20, 9:30AM-2:30PM at Railroad Park

Aga Khan Foundation walk-run

For the past 10 years, the Aga Khan Foundation has been hosting this walk, and they’d love for us to join them this year.

The Aga Khan Foundation works together with communities around the world to break the cycle of poverty and build better futures together. They work together with 8 million people in Africa and Central and South Asia to achieve their potential and their priorities. If you’d like to see the full list of partners, check here.

When: October 20, 9:30AM-2:30PM
Where: Railroad Park
Register: https://www.akfusa.org/birminghamwalktickets/

2. LGBTQ Sunday Walk + Jog, October 20, 5-7PM, meet in front of BAO

BAO staff getting ready for the Pride parade
BAO Staff getting ready for the Pride Parade. Photo from Facebook

Sometimes you wanna go on a walk for a cause. Sometimes you just want to make some new friends, or hang out with some that you’ve already met.

Birmingham AIDS Outreach hosts these walks regularly when the weather’s warm, and all are welcome. All ages and running experience levels are welcome.

When: October 20, 5-7PM
Where: In front of Birmingham AIDS Outreach (see map below)
Here’s the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/589777921502369/

Hosted by Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Steel City Spectrum, Magic City Acceptance Center, Magic City Wellness Center.

3. Epilepsy Foundation Presents Walk to End Epilepsy, November 2, 9AM at Railroad Park

Walk to End Epilepsy
Don’t you just love the purple capes—even for the dog? Photo from the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. Photo from Facebook

Did you know more than 54,000 families in Alabama are affected by epilepsy? I didn’t, either. So far, the Epilespy Foundation of Alabama has raised more than $34k . By participating, you can help provide much-needed funds to understand epilepsy better.

When: Walk starts at 11, registration at 10.
Where: Railroad Park
Register: it’s free, and participants are encouraged to fundraise. Register here.

Finally, a recap of other walks and runs


Which walks are you most looking forward to this Fall? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know.

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