Sat September 26, 2020 Alabaster, AL 35007 US Directions

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2020 Backpack Buddy 5K & 1 Mile Run Canceled

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Backpack Buddy 5K & 1 Mile Run Canceled. 


Here Are Your Options:

Your registration fee will be applied to 2021 Backpack Buddy event

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Veterans Park
7305 Hwy 119
Alabaster, AL US 35007

Backpack Buddy Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Veterans Park in Alabaster

5K Course Map [Click Here]

Race Entry Fees
[Click Here]
Team Entry Fee Discounts: [Click Here] Team Registration Fees for Team of 10 or more
PDF of Race Application [Click Here]
5K Will be Chip Timed!

Pre-Race Packet Pickup & Registration:
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Vineyard Family Services
2834-H Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration:
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Veterans Park 
7305 Hwy 119 
Alabaster, AL 35007
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Agenda:
Saturday, September 26, 2020
6:30am - Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
7:45am - 5K Registration Closes
8:00am - 5K Starts
8:45:am - Fun Run Registration Closes
9:00am - 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
9:30am - 5K Awards & Door Prizes

Health Screening:
The Samford Pharmacy School will conduct a free health screening with blood pressure, glucose and BMI testing.   

Kids Fun Area: Mr. Larry will be making balloon animals for the kids!

5K Awards: 
Top 3 Male / Female Overall
Top 1 Male / Female Master (40+)
Top 3 Male/Female Age Group winners in:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Team Entry Fee Discounts: [Click Here]
Team Awards:
Top 3 Largest Teams

Sponsorship Opportunities [PDF Document]

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees. Bib number transfers of registration must be completed by September 23, 2020. **If you need to make changes to your registration or transfer to another participant [Click Here] for instructions on how to change your registration. This event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Vineyard Family Services.

Pets at the Race:  If you choose to bring your pet, please be sure to follow Alabaster Veterans Park rules; " Dogs are not allowed past the entrance gates of any athletic facilities within Alabaster parks."  All pets must be on a leash.  Please clean up after your pet.  Actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.  

Bandit Policy:
Bandits are unregistered runners or walkers attempting to participate in the run or walk events. Running with No registration is not permitted in the 5K, or 1 Mile Fun Run. Please be sure to register for the Backpack Buddy 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run so that you can enjoy all that the race has to offer. Everyone in the 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run will need to wear their Bib Number that shows you are a registered participant. All proceeds of the event go to  Vineyard Family Services.  

Race Benefits:

Vineyard Family Services 
Feeding kids in need, promoting responsible fatherhood, helping families in crisis.
A faith-based Not-for-Profit agency.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Valued Sponsors

Want to become a Sponsor of the Backpack Buddy Run?  See the attached PDF document for details. 

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