Win cool prizes, eat great food + race to support local children at the Spring Scramble 5K on May 15

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Runners at Spring Scramble 5K
Whether you’re going for a PR or a jog, you don’t want to miss this race. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Looking for a way to support children in Birmingham while making fun memories with your crew? Sign up now for the 15th annual Spring Scramble 5K Road Race on Saturday, May 15. Proceeds will benefit UAB’s community outreach and advocacy organization—a win for everyone.

Benefitting UAB’s Coat of Arms

Spring Scramble - family at race
The whole family can join the fun. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Pediatrics residents at UAB know how important it is to participate in community outreach and volunteer work with Birmingham’s children. That’s why so many of them are involved with the “Coat of Arms”, a Community, Outreach, and Advocacy organization. Coat of Arms gives residents the chance to support important causes from health fair drives at schools to toy drives for at-risk children.

Being a part of Coat of Arms is voluntary, but according to Coat of Arms Director, Cassi Smola, most residents get involved. Giving back to the children they care for is that important to them.

In the past, Spring Scrambles have benefitted specific fundraisers. This year, they decided to raise funds for Coat of Arms because of how many initiatives it supports. From increasing literacy to promoting infant safety, your ticket admission gives back to the many important causes of Coat of Arms.

“As a pediatrician, more so than just being a provider, you are truly for an advocate them. Most of our population are people who can’t advocate for themselves, so it becomes a pretty cool journey as a pediatrician.”

Patrick Snyder, Spring Scramble Director

Fun for everyone

Runner and dog
Switching up the usual dog walk. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Everyone is invited to participated in Spring Scramble, no matter how fast your mile is (or isn’t, as the case may be). Plus, there’s even more fun throughout the day including:

  • $5 post-race pizza party at Dave’s Pizza
  • Raffle prizes from community donors
  • Music and games
  • T-shirts for participants

“It’s fun for all of us to run the race and be a part of something where you see kids that are healthy, happy and just enjoying time with everybody.”

Patrick Snyder

Head to Homewood on Saturday, May 15 at 5PM

  • When: Saturday, May 15 | Registration begins at 5PM | The race starts at 5:30PM
  • Where: Trak Shak Homewood, 2839 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Safety Precautions: Masks are required throughout the race.
  • Price: $25 for UAB and Children’s of Alabama Employees | $30 for the General Public
  • Register here

Ready to make plans for the race? Register today, then encourage your friends to join you!

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