Sign up now for the Ross Bridge 8K on September 2—here’s how it will save lives


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A very happy Saturday! (Just4Running)

The annual Ross Bridge 8K & Health Expo is back on September 2. With a new one-mile fun run, vendor booths, exciting prizes and more, it’s a fun way to support an amazing cause. Event proceeds go towards Alabama Adult & Teen Challenge (ALATC) Women’s Training Center, which provides residential low-cost drug and alcohol recovery programs for people of all ages. Keep reading for deets on the event and to hear the incredible testimony of one ALATC grad.

Run (or walk) for a cause

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Run the 8K or walk the one-mile fun run. (Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge)

This is a race like no other. The 4.97-mile course includes a scenic route that starts at the Ross Bridge Village Center and crosses through six of the resort town’s neighborhoods, including some trails, before circling back to the village center. After the race, there will be a time of fellowship at the Health Expo where there will be prizes, vendors and activities for all ages.

  • When: September 2, 2023
  • Where: Ross Bridge, 2101 Grand Avenue, Hoover, AL US 35226
  • Cost: $20, price increases after July 30
  • Register

Support people like Christina Crockett—hear her incredible story

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Christina and her husband. (Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge)

Not only is the race a fun and productive way to spend your Saturday, but it will help make an impact on the people whose lives ALATC is changing.

We spoke with Christina Crockett to hear her testimony of how her life was restored.

“In the summer of 2017, after spending over 20 years enslaved by addiction, I found myself standing on a bridge wanting to take my life. I had hit ‘rock bottom’ many times before, but not like this. Something wouldn’t let me jump though. I would later learn that God often allows us to hit rock bottom so that we can discover that He is The Rock at the bottom.”

According to Christina, she was living a lifestyle that alienated her from those who care about her. After ending up in jail, her mom gave her one option: the Adult & Teen Challenge of Alabama Women’s Training Center.

“I reluctantly decided to go. It wasn’t that I didn’t want my life to change. I just didn’t believe it was possible for someone like me to ever live a successful and happy life. But I was so wrong. I am now happily married to Godly man and pastor that loves me greatly. We have dedicated our lives to ministry and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and broken.”

Since graduating from ALATC, Christina has faced three battles with cancer and is cancer free and happy today.

“I have faced some hard days since graduating the program, but I’ve applied its principles and used God’s Word as my ‘road map’ to guide me on this journey in my new life. God has turned this hopeless, homeless addict into a hope-spreading homeowner. If He can turn a mess like my life into something beautiful and well worth living, He can do it for anyone.”

Learn more about ALATC and the Women’s Center.

Fun for the whole family

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The kids will love this event, too. (Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge)

Need some motivation for your run? Here’s what all you’ll be able to enjoy on September 2:

  • Fellowship tent with food, snacks and drinks from local vendors
  • Pre- and post-race stretches from Wellness Worx
  • Balloons from Luminarts
  • Bounce house for the kiddos
  • DJ booth
  • Expo booths from PlumCore, Irontribe, Gardendale First Baptist Church, Bama Health Foods, Laura Crandall Brown Foundation, Addiction Prevention Coalition + more

To get even more pumped up for the event, take a look at a few of the prizes that’ll be up for grabs:

  • 4 tickets to the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center
  • Family 4-pack to the Birmingham Zoo
  • 4 baseline tickets to a Barons game
  • 5 day passes to High Point Climbing
  • $50 gift certificate to Ruby Sunshine
  • 2 $45 gift cards to Anthony’s Car Wash
  • 12-person session at Pure Barre
  • More—check their Facebook for an updated list

PLUS—the top male and female finishers always receive a one-night stay at the Renaissance Hotel.

Don’t miss it, register now

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We can’t wait. (Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge)

I mean… food, fun, big-time prizes and a great cause? This impactful race is one you don’t want to miss.

Register for the Ross Bridge 8K & Health Expo today.

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