Sat October 10, 2020 Birmingham, AL US 35209 Directions
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The Curve in Homewood
2839 18th St S
Birmingham, AL US 35209

Jimmie Hale Mission’s Rescue Run

Join us for the inaugural Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 5K & Fun Run! On October 10th, 2020, join us as we proceed through the charming community Homewood, starting and finishing on 29th Avenue South near Dave’s Pizza. Rescue Run will feature live music, kid’s zone, appearances by Big Al & Aubie, cornhole, block-party, and much more! Race attendees will receive a high-quality race t-shirt & swag bag filled with goodies.

After the race, enjoy complimentary food, beverages, and swag provided by our generous event sponsors.  Great deals at local retailers and restaurants will be available. The race will culminate after the awards ceremony with an epic after-party hosted at Dave’s Pizza!  The party will include live music and meal specials.  A portion of your purchase will go directly to the Jimmie Hale Mission.  You can make a difference by enjoying delicious food and live entertainment.

This race will honor the loving memory of Homewood native, Douglas Benjamin Barnes.  Doug made a remarkable impact on his community and will be greatly missed.  We pray that all of those who were touched by Doug’s spirit will come out to celebrate his life and support those who are affected by homelessness.

Course Maps:  DRAFT - USATF Certification Pending
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Race Day Packet Pick Up and Registration:
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2839 18th South
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Start/Finish Line by Dave's Pizza on 29th St. S.

Race Day Agenda:
Saturday, October 10th, 2020
6:30am - Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
7:00am - Bounce House and Refreshments opens
7:30am - 5K Registration Closes
8:00am - 5K Starts
8:00am - Kid’s Activities Start (face painting, character meet and greet)
8:45am - Fun Run Registration Closes
9:00am - 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
9:30am - 5K  and Fun Run Award Presentation
9:30am - 3:00pm - Steet Party with Bands. 

5K Awards:
5K Male and Female Awards:
5K Male and Female Awards – Overall and Age Group Awards will not be duplicated
• Top Overall Male/Female
• Top three Male/Female (10 Year Age Groups)
    o 14 and Under
    o 15 – 19
    o 20 – 29
    o 30 – 39
    o 40 – 49
    o 50 – 59
    o 60 – 69
    o 70+

Kid’s Fun Area:
Attractions will include a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals.

FEATURING: A special appearance by Aubie and Big Al

After Party at Dave’s Pizza:
The race will culminate after the awards ceremony with an epic after-party hosted at Dave’s Pizza!  The party will include live music and meal specials.  A portion of your purchase will go directly to the Jimmie Hale Mission.  You can make a difference by enjoying delicious food and live entertainment.

Entry Fees Include:
Each registered participant will receive a high quality, dry fit race T-shirt:
Youth Sizes: Youth-Small, Youth-Medium, Youth-Large
Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
5K is Chip Timed

COVID-19 Precautions: 
We will make every effort to conduct this race in accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines. CDC Guidelines on how to protect yourself:  We will rely on each runner to conduct themselves with best practices during the global pandemic, including practical physical distancing, avoiding handshakes and high-fives, and wearing facemasks, etc.
Racers will not be expected to wear masks during the race, but need to wear masks prior to and after they complete their event.
Our volunteers will wear facemasks and those working food area and water stations will also wear gloves. 
Additionally, volunteers will be wearing cloth masks at registration, and any time we expect brief interactions closer than 6 feet apart.
Racers will line up the starting line 6 feet approximately apart.
The race will be chip timed and will start in small waves.

Please consider bringing your own water (BYOW) this year.  Each Water station will have hand sanitizer.  Water and Powerade will be poured into cups by masked and gloved volunteers for the participants to pick up off the table.
Everyone has all been through a lot this year with the pandemic. We believe it is time to get outdoors and be together… but we also believe that we must do it safely. We are expecting everyone to abide by best practices with us. We know that there are lots of differing views but if you are joining us for this race, please graciously respect the safety and views of everyone around you, and let’s have a great race.
If there are more updates, we will update you at registration and via email.

Cancellation Statement:
There are NO refunds of registration fees. Bib number transfers of registration must be completed by October 5th. **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 The Jimmie Hale Mission.

Pets at the Race:  
Pets are welcome to participate.   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 The Jimmie Hale Mission.  

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Race Benefits

The Jimmie Hale Mission Ministries:
For three-quarters of a century, the Jimmie Hale Mission has been helping men afflicted by homelessness in downtown Birmingham through education remediation, job readiness, and spiritual support. To combat the current plague of substance abuse in our community, the Mission has shifted its focus from rescue to recovery. By addressing these deeper challenges we can help our clients once again become self-sufficient and productive citizens.

This dynamic approach to recovery and independence is offered for free to those in need. Our mission is to transform adults directly affected by homelessness, poverty-thinking, and/or addiction, into those who lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives for the glory of God. Genuine transformation begins here.

For more information about the Jimmie Hale Mission please go to

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