The 2019 Downtown YMCA's Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse

Sat December 7, 2019 Birmingham, AL US 35233 Directions


$40 9:00AM CST Price increases after December 6, 2019 at 11:59pm CST

Couch to the Courthouse - 5K Training Program (Race Registration Included)

$45 9:00AM CST Registration ends October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Fun Run

$10 9:45AM CST Registration ends December 7, 2019 at 11:59pm CST
Railroad Park
1700 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL US 35233

32nd Annual Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse
5K & Fun Run
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:00am

Railroad Park, Birmingham, Alabama

Course Maps:
5K Course Map PDF 

Entry Fees: [Click Here]  5K is Chip Timed
(Cotton long sleeve T-shirts to all pre-registrants)
Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Register by November 23 to be guaranteed a t-shirt, sizes are limited.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Friday, December 6 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
YMCA Downtown Branch
2101 4th Ave North
Birmingham, AL US 35203
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Location:
Saturday, December 7, 9:00am
Railroad Park
1700 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL US 35233
[Directions | Map]

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7:30am - Registration Opens
8:30am - 5K Registration Closes
9:00am - 5K Start
9:45am - Fun Run Start
10:00am -  Post-race Bash & Awards @ Good People Brewing Company
[Directions | Map]

5K  Awards: 5K is Chip Timed
5K Overall Awards for:
Top Overall Male / Female
Top Three Finishers by Decade (Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Team Awards: 
* Fastest Community Team (Fastest 3 members scored)
* Fastest Lawyer Team (Fastest 3 members scored)
* Fastest YMCA Branch Team (Fastest 3 members scored) - New this year

Team Recognition:
* Largest Team

How to wear your Bib Number:
Please wear your Bib Number on the FRONT of your shirt during the race. [Example] Remember to bring your Bib Number Race day. No Bib Number means no recorded time in the 5K.

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees.  If you wish to change from Fun Run to 5K or be added to a team, please log into your registration profile and make the updates there. [How to make changes] If you wish to transfer your registration to another person, please log into your registration profile and make the updates there.  There are NO bib number transfers of registration after September 1st.

NOTE: 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 YMCA Downtown Birmingham (501c3).

Race Contact Info

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YMCA Downtown Birmingham
Our Cause:  A Healthier Birmingham

Strengthening community is our cause  We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.  That's why we focus our work in three areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  As a leading non-profit partner, the Y has the track record and on-the-ground presence to move communities forward.  As a charity, we work every day to address community needs and ensure that all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay.
For a better you.  For a better community.  For a better country.


In 1976, Ronnie Noojin formed the Noojin, Haley and Ashford firm. In 1980, those three lawyers joined the Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton law firm, where Ronnie practiced for the remainder of his life. Ronnie served on the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors and on its Executive Committee. He was a member and President of the Birmingham Bar’s Executive Committee. Mr. Noojin died on June 17, 1996, after an eight month battle with brain cancer.

Jere White was one of the founding members of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, and he is perhaps best known for his skills as a trial lawyer.  For over 30 years, Jere handled significant civil cases of all types in state and federal courts in Alabama and throughout the United States, and he was one of the few lawyers in Alabama inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. What is less known about Jere is his tremendous support of the downtown YMCA.  He was a regular lunch time runner, a board member and chairman, and a generous benefactor to the YMCA for three decades. Jere also was the YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year ­— a real testament to his commitment to the YMCA and its mission.

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