Just A Call Away 5K

Sat August 27, 2022 Homewood, AL 35209 US Directions

Live Chip-Timed 5K

$40 8:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT Price increases after August 21, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

1-Mile Fun Run

$25 9:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT Registration ends August 27, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K

$35 Registration ends August 27, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 1 - 99.
710 Oak Grove Road
Homewood, AL US 35209

Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, August 27, 2022

At Patriot Park in wonderful West Homewood


Crisis Center, Inc. is proud to present the eighth annual Just A Call Away! This year, participants have three options to join us: a live chip-timed 5K, an in-person fun run, or a virtual 5K. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome.



Chip-Timed Option


Join us for the in-person 5K option on August 27th. Located at Patriot Park in wonderful West Homewood.


Packet Pickup and Schedule


Friday, August 26, 2022

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

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


Saturday, August 27, 2022

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 2022



What is the Virtual 5K? For this year's virtual option, participants will run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) anytime before or on August 27th.

How to Submit Virtual Results: To enter the time for your virtual 5K, 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. 

*Race shirts and swag come with ALL race registrations, virtual or live. Must register by Wednesday, August 10, 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. 




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


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.
  • Race start is chip-timed. 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.

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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