The Downtown YMCA: Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse

Sat December 3, 2022
Countdown to Race Day
The starting line for our race will be on 1st Avenue South between Regions Field and Railroad Park. The after party will be at Good People Brewing Company, just a few steps away from the start/finish line of the race.

34th Annual Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse 5K 

Saturday, December 3, 2022.

Welcome to the 34th Noojin & White race to the Courthouse!  We are excited to be returning as an IN-PERSON event this year!  As you know, race proceeds have always supported our 'cause driven' programs and events' and funded our financial assistance efforts for membership and program participation.  

Registration info:  Registration opens August 1.  The Early Bird registration fee is $35 through September 30.  Starting October 1, registration increases to $40 and ends the day before the race.  Race day walk-up registration will be $45.  (Please note there is a processing fee and sales tax associated with each entry.) 

RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Credit cards only! No cash or checks!

Race Location:  Starting near Good People Brewing on 1st Avenue South, participants will head northeast up 1st Avenue South towards the Rotary Trail toward 32nd Street South where they will turn around and race back towards Good People Brewing.  Flat and fast!  Come and get your PR!

CLICK HERE to view the course map.

Packet Pickup:

Pre-race Packet Pickup-Friday, Dec. 2nd 10:30AM-5:30PM at the Trak Shak, 2839 18th St S, Homewood
Race-Day Packet Pickup-
Saturday, December 3rd 7AM-7:50AM at Good People Brewery, 114 14th St S, Birmingham 


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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