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Staying healthy is a top priority right now. Vaccines are here for healthcare workers, but there is more to keeping your health up and staying safe. Eating well and exercising are essential to staying well and feeling good. Birmingham has several virtual 5Ks to get you moving while supporting local causes.
MLKDay5K Drum Run—Jan. 16
Have you ever run in a 5K with its own soundtrack? The annual MLKDay5K Drum Run is always cheered on by a drumline. This is year is no different even though the Drum Run is virtual.
Each participant will get a soundtrack of the drumline and activities to keep you encouraged on your run. All runners get a MLKDay5K Drum Run shirt and medal.
- Price: $30 till Dec. 31, 2020 | $35 after Jan. 1, 2021
- When: Saturday, Jan. 16 all day
- Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call | Register here
“2020 Recovery” 5K Trail Run, Benefiting Spring Valley School—Jan. 23
I think we all need to take a moment to recover from 2020. Spring Valley School thinks so too. They are offering their “2020 Recovery” 5K trail in waves or as a virtual event.
This virtual run benefits Spring Valley School’s COVID-19 relief fund, providing children with quality education through the pandemic. Instead of a formal awards ceremony, participants get a Chick-Fil-A meal voucher.
Hello Sunshine HWC’s Healthy Food Funds 5K—Jan. 30-Feb. 6
If you really want to stick to that new year’s resolution, this is the 5K for you. Completely virtual, Hello Sunshine HWC’s 5K gets you moving while also supporting a good cause.
Proceeds from this 5K go to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama as a fund for healthy foods. Included in your registration is a t-shirt, “shwag bag” and entry to a raffle for a prize box roughly valued at $100.
Aspire Wine 10K and Benchmark First Responder 5K—Mar. 5-7
Aspire Sports Institute, along with other sponsors, are hosting a 10K and 5K. While these races are happening at The Finley Center, they are offering the race virtually too.
Teams can compete for cash prizes for fastest team or largest team too. Prices for both races increase after February 28.
- Price: Aspire Wine 10K Virtual $25 | Benchmark First Responder 5K Virtual $20
- When: March 5-7
- Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call | Register
Rumpshaker 5K—choose your date + route
This race is a “funny name, serious cause.” In 2004, Lisa Martz was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. She continued to show those around her love, courage and strength as she fought cancer for the next four years.
Her family and friends organized Rumpshakers Inc. and the 5K in her memory to raise awareness about colon cancer. Run in this 5K virtually and get a t-shirt representing Rumpshakers.