Just A Call Away 5K

Wed July 28 - Sat August 28 Homewood, AL 35209 US Directions

Live Chip-Timed 5K

08/28 8:00AM CDT - 8:00AM CDT

Fun Run

08/28 9:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT
710 Oak Grove Road
Homewood, AL US 35209

Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, August 28, 2021

New location in 2021: Patriot Park in wonderful West Homewood


Crisis Center, Inc. is proud to present the seventh annual Just A Call Away! This year, participants have two options: a live chip-timed 5K and a virtual challenge. You can choose to do the in-person 5K, the virtual challenge, or BOTH! Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome.



Chip-Timed Option


Join us for the in-person 5K option on August 28th. Located at Patriot Park in wonderful West Homewood.


Packet Pickup and Schedule


Friday, August 27, 2021

Location: Trak Shak, 2839 18th St. S, Homewood, 35209

Packet Pickup: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Location: Patriot Park, 710 Oak Grove Rd., Homewood, 35209

Packet Pickup: 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  

5K Start: 8:00 a.m.

Fun Run Start: 9:00 a.m. 

5K Awards Ceremony: 9:20 a.m.




Click here for detailed map: 5K 2021



What is the virtual challenge? For this year's virtual challenge, participants will submit how many miles they run or walk between July 28th and August 28th. Think you can go 100 miles? Set a goal for yourself in your Runsignup profile and hit the sidewalk! We'll have a leaderboard in the Results, so you can follow along with our mileage leaders!


How to Submit Virtual Miles: You may submit as many miles as you run or walk from July 28th until August 28th. To enter your miles, visit your profile on RunSignup and click Submit Virtual Results. Or click here to find your name, where you can also find the Submit Virtual Results option. Each day you run or walk, you may submit the number of miles from that day. If you would like to be considered for top distance prizes, you must complete Load Activity from File on each run submitted. 


*Race shirts and swag come with ALL race registrations, virtual or live. Must register by Friday, August 6, to receive your shirt size on race weekend. 


Team Information

Create/Join a Fundraising Team
Participating as a team can be a lot of fun and what a great way to honor a survivor or remember a loved one. It only takes two people to make up a team. To create a team name and create your fundraising page, click here. 




Virtual Challenge Awards

Top Three Female and Male: Most Miles Run 

Top Team: Most Miles Run


Live Chip-Timed 5K Awards

Individual 5k Awards:

Top 3 Overall Male / Female 

Overall Masters Male / Female

Top 3 Male/Female Age Group Awards: 

8 and under, 9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70+

Overall and age-group awards will not be duplicated. 

Team 5k Awards:

Fastest Overall Team

Largest Overall Team


About Crisis Center Inc.


Just A Call Away 5k benefits Crisis Center, Inc., which serves the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well being. 


COVID-19 Precautions and Safety Guidelines


Our race day staff and volunteers will be taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our participants and guests safe, including masking, distancing, and keeping our hands and all surfaces clean and sanitized. All food and beverage provided by the 5K will be self-serve.

We suggest the following precautions for all race day participants and guests:

  • If you have a fever or any symptoms of illness, please stay home.
  • Wear a mask at the start line and when gathered closely with others. (You can safely remove your mask after the race starts and as you move away from others.) 
  • Race start is chip-time. Spread out from other runners as you wait for the start, and the timing pad will capture your start time when you cross. 
  • Utilize contactless methods of payment at registration. You may register on your mobile device at any time until race registration closes 15 minutes before the race start. 
  • Frequently wash hands and use hand sanitizer, which will be provided throughout the 5K activities area.
    Maintain the recommended 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.

Thank you for helping us keep you and your families safe and well.

Click Here for a full list of guidelines provided by the CDC.


Cancellation and Refund Policy


All race entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. The event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. All plans are subject to change contingent upon state and local restrictions at time of event. In that event of a cancellation, there will be no refunds. Entry fees will be considered a donation to Crisis Center, Inc.

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